Saturday, May 31, 2014

FEAR OF REJECTION

Tomorrow is June 1, this means that my deadline for submitting my book is upon me, and so is my killer of hope: REJECTION. 

Many writers go financially and emotionally broke and never submit their work despite knowing that even famous authors were once rejected. Now-a-days fear rides the reality that thousands of books get published daily plus agents-publishers receive tons of submissions but "mom Cher," I tell myself,  "there are millions more readers!"
After reading the attached article by Seth Godin, "But I might get rejected" I am chucking FEAR: 'Finding Excuses And Reasons' and will continue doing edits to my paranormal/romance novel, a fantastic love and occult story, thinking: 'Face Everything And Rejoice.'

Saturday, May 17, 2014

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Black and white simplicity






I saw this book cover on Shelf Awareness 
and right away decided I like the black and white simplicity of the art and title.
The description of the book is also interesting,
tell us what you think.

Friday, May 16, 2014

About scientists and writers

I am not a "scientist" but was research analyst for over twenty years and my major in college included various sciences, all became necessary in writing VIRGINS, my fantasy/sci-fi novel.

Here is an article posted by Ellen Cassedy on She Writes

I found more worthwhile articles by Ellen Cassedy on her webpage. 
[TIPS OF THE TRADE] Are You a Scientist or a Writer – or Both? - She Writes

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Journals that Pay Their Writers

10 Literary Journals that Pay Their Writers

Written by Emily Harstone.
Many literary journals do not pay their writers. This is because many are passion projects, they are not for profit, and they are run by a person or a small group of people who love to write and read but do not necessarily have a lot of money. Many of these journals are run by schools with underfunded English departments. I would say that over 75% of journals do not pay their writers.  I have no problem with that.
I focus on getting my work published by literary journals that have good reputations or do a good job of supporting their authors in other ways. Most print journals may not pay their authors in money but most do pay their authors with a copy or two of the issue they are in. This is payment enough for me.
My brother-in-law once teased me about this, saying that I should at least try and get paid for my work, so for one month I submitted only to journals that paid money, not copies or issues. I ended up making about $200 in the month of October. He laughed at how small this amount was and how many journals it had come from. I told my friend who was an editor at the time at Poets & Writers about it, and she was very impressed. She offered to pay me to write an article about it. I never ended up writing the article
Below for your reading pleasure are 10 literary journals that pay. They may not be the most prestigious journals, they are not all open  to submissions right now, but all of them do pay their authors.
READ MORE:
» Issue Fifty Six

Monday, May 12, 2014

Food for action.

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."
-- John Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

Papaya: the natural way to kill parasites | Nicaragua Dispatch Community

"There are many different kinds of food that can kill them. Garlic, pumpkin seeds, green onions, etc. But one of the strongest that kills most types of parasites is PAPAYA SEEDS and that is the one I will be sharing with you today. Besides papayas are in abundance here in Nicaragua year round."

Papaya: the natural way to kill parasites | Nicaragua Dispatch Community

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Shouts & Murmurs : The New Yorker

Shouts & Murmurs : The New Yorker

The New Yorker - To celebrate this week’s release of “The 40s: The...

The New Yorker - To celebrate this week’s release of “The 40s: The...

La Bloga: A Day of Latino Science Fiction - thoughts & info

This is an inspiring and informative article.

La Bloga: A Day of Latino Science Fiction - thoughts & info

Sunday, May 11, 2014

From Joanna Penn, Authors Blueprint

Download the free Author 2.0 Blueprint: 58 pages on writing, publishing and book marketing

Click here to sign up for your Free Author 2.0 Blueprint. After providing your email and confirming it, you will have access to the Blueprint. This will guide you through the basics of writing, publishing and book marketing.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Thursday, May 08, 2014

BookBaby Sweepstakes | BookBaby

Great contest for those that have self published.

BookBaby Sweepstakes | BookBaby

Seth's Blog: Good at the beginning

"...is another word for lucky. Someone needs to get lucky, and it might even be you, but luck is not a strategy.

Becoming good in the long run, that's the result of effort and tenacity and smart practice.
Not just the individual, the kid who doesn't learn to walk the first day, or the violinist who doesn't win a competition at the age of eight, but organizations and their projects as well.
The people who are good in the long run fail a lot, especially at the beginning. So, when you fail early, it might be worth realizing that this is part of the deal, the price you pay for being good in the long run.
Every rejection is a gift. A chance to learn and to do it better next time. An opportunity to figure out how to bounce, not break. Don't waste them.
Sometimes, getting lucky at the start means that you fail to learn resilience and tenacity, and you lack the tools to get better. The long run is a lot longer than the start is.
Go to Seth's site and sign up to get Seth's messages, they are to the point, motivating and free.
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2014/05/good-at-the-beginning.html

Sunday, May 04, 2014

You might be suffering from Post-Polio Syndrome?


Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) might affect those born before the 50’s.  Polio vaccines were not available until the late 50's so if you had polio or think you did - people are affected differently by polio as by any illness - checkout  POSTPOLIO.ORG.
As a child, I had to wear braces for a few years but with the help of physical therapy and medical treatments I recovered almost completely and even became a professional dancer. In the last ten years or so I started having many symptoms and was prescribed meds that I didn't take or if I did I had more side effects than relief. I am very grateful that, with the help of a Rheumatologist, I discovered that I was suffering from PPS. 
Very few doctors and therapist know how to treat PPS, other than to prescribe more medications and the wrong exercises.

With the help of POSTPOLIO.ORG I found the right Physical Therapist and medical help to test my symptoms, learn to cope and go on with an active life.

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