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Friday Ramblings from An Author

I can’t remember a time in the writing business when there’s been so much focus on self-publishing. It seems every week I read about success stories. Just today I saw a link to this article about four authors making it to the New York Times e-books’ bestseller list

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/02/self-published-authors-bestseller-ebooks

 I’m also hearing more authors say because they went the self-publishing route they’re finally making enough money to give up their days jobs, or at least cut back to part-time.

Definitely food for thought…

I love it when it’s a productive writing week. I’ve been working on gathering information for my two non-fiction books and hope to get to the actual writing part very soon.

I’m happy to say that my third book in the Perfect Pairing series was accepted by Evernight Publishing. I’ve loved writing all of them but there was something about this one that I especially liked.

While I’ve been researching on my next writing how to book I’ve been hearing news about new markets and opportunities that will soon be opening up for us writers. Stay tuned because I hope to share information about them on this site.

And this week, also sad news for the writing community, the passing of Maeve Binchy. Many many years ago I stumbled upon Light A Penny Candle at the library and got hooked on her books.  One of my favorite all time novels is Tara Road. If you’ve never read any of her books, I encourage you to. She not only wrote wonderful stories but inside the covers of all her books lived characters that stay in your mind long after you’ve read the final sentence. If you need to brush up on your character creating skills, read some of Maeve Binchy’s books.

Have a good weekend and happy writing.

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