A quick update and some questions for you

I have two half-posts ready for Tarot Tuesdays but they sound odd. They are not ready to publish. I may skip this week and get back to my scheduled Tuesday series next week.

I also have another post almost ready where I complain about a comment Penny made on The Big Bang Theory. It hit a nerve. Allow me to give you a glimpse: old people are ugly.

Ya… no. I’m not in the right mood to address this comment today. 😛

AND, I have a lovely photo post almost ready to publish describing my first venture out to lunch at an outdoor patio. That happened last week when I spent six days with mom in the suburbs. On a whim, we decided to go to the old part of town and have pizza. They renovated the entire downtown along the Lakeshore, and it was really cute to go wander around and find a place to have lunch after the excruciating 16+ months of being locked up like inmates.

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Self-editing your own writing

There are many ways to edit your written work:

  1. Leave it and return to it at a later date with a fresh perspective
  2. Use an online editing program (Grammarly, ProWritingAid, Hemingway Editor etc)
  3. Ask friends, family, colleagues to give feedback
  4. Hire an editor
  5. Submit to contests or publications (sometimes, not often, an editor will respond with encouragement and feedback even if a piece isn’t accepted)
  6. Read out loud to yourself

Did I miss anything?

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Some thoughts about my self-publishing journey

Did you know my book is available on the KOBO website?

I knew my book would be distributed to KOBO by Smashwords, my self-publishing platform of choice (for now), but I didn’t know much about them (KOBO that is). I didn’t know, for instance, that KOBO distributes to over 190 countries, or that KOBO controls 25% of the Canadian ebook market. Huh. 🇨🇦

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Indie-authors who write romance novels

Indie – short for independent; writers/authors who publish outside the mainstream

Do you read romance novels?

I’m not a fan, frankly, but I discovered some authors I liked. Meaning, I gave romance a chance at times, and although most of the books I read didn’t captivate my interest, I was pleasantly surprised that some of them did.

Do you know what I mean?

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