Posted by buddyscalera on October 14, 2008
So, I read a book. Yay me.
Took about a week, even though it was a short book. It wasn’t even that good, but I read it to see if I could still do it.
Like most people my age, I am reading a lot less. And I rarely read novels anymore, although at one time, I used to average a paperback a week.
Now, as I try to read fiction, I can barely make it to the end. I’m so used to reading in small chunks on blogs and websites, I barely have the endurance to make it to the end of a book.
So immediately after I completed that first book, I started another. I’m trying to retrain my brain to read things longer than a blog.
Which, um, you’re reading now. So, I guess I’m sort of making you a little dumber. Yay me.
Me go read book now.
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Posted by buddyscalera on May 3, 2008
The more I research it, the more I realize that I am going to have to break down and find an agent.
In terms of publishing, I’ve been fortunate. As of right now, I have two books on the shelves. And by then end of this year, I’ll have a third. And none of them required an agent.
Okay, maybe an agent would have nailed me a better advance or royalty deal. I concede that is probably true. On the other hand, I’ve been fortunate with my publisher. They’re exceptionally nice, treat me well, and are responsive.
Yet, looking forward, I definitely want to produce more books, some of which may require me to expand to new publishers. And for this, I may very well need an agent to get me into new places.
So, I suppose I will need to start looking for an agent. One of my author friends has introduced me to his agent, so we’ll see how that pans out.
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