Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Surfing

I've been busy enough this past week that I forgot to preschedule my Sunday Surfing post. It's good that I'm busy, not so good that I'm getting forgetful. ;-)

Using Track Changes

Tips on Running a Facebook Ad

Why Having a Bad Agent Is Worse Than Having No Agent

The very informative and balanced article: Self-Publishing or Traditional Publishing? Which is the Right First Step for YOU? Win a Free Book to Help You Decide

When (Not) to Query an Agent

Character versus Story



30 comments:

  1. I'd say it comes with age but I've been forgetting things my whole life...

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  2. Wonderful post on self-publishing at Anne R. Allen's Blog! Lengthy, but well worth the time. Many great links included in her article, too. Bookmarkworthy.

    Thanks Jeff!

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  3. I so much want to be the one on that chair, looking at the beach. Maybe if I close my eyes and tap my tail..."There's no place like the beach, there's no place like the beach". Nope. Didn't work.

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    1. Oh me tooooo. I want beach, drinks with little paper umbrellas and a cabana boy or two to wait on me hand and hoof.

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    2. It is my dream to own a place in the Keys...write like Hemingway, but I don't think it's tranquil like the days of yore, at least not the last time I went (but I wasn't looking for tranquil back then). Gonna have to find another spot.

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    3. Sounds like we all have severe cases of December beach fever. I'm right there with you. :)

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  4. I read a few of these articles Jeff and they were very good. I take partial blame for your busyness-- your letter to Santa was a hit. However, the forgetfulness is all on you. ;) Thanks again for being a super guest and for the great links.

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    1. Had a lot of fun writing that letter, Julie. You're quite welcome for both. I think my forgetfulness gets a little worse this time of year. Had to use the notes app on my phone while Christmas shopping just to keep on top of things. All the other shoppers probably thought I was playing games. ;-)

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  5. A bad agent is most certainly worse.

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    1. That does appear to be the consensus. Thanks for stopping by, Diane!

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  6. Some great sites and advice. Thanks Jeff.

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    1. You betcha! I do try to find some good links for each week. Of course, some weeks allow me more time than others. :-)

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  7. Great pics this week. I have had two agents, and leaving one is one of the hardest decisions a writer can make. But definitely not all agents are a good fit, and while walking away is scary, it is vital to moving ahead and taking control of one's future. Courage to everyone facing this dilemma!

    Happy holidays!

    Angela

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    1. Thanks, Angela. I can imagine the "fear factor" involved in doing such a thing. And I too wish the best for those faced with that decision.

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  8. Great links! I especially appreciate the one that discusses self- and traditional publishing. Both routes have their merits, as well as their downsides, so it's nice to see each one discussed fairly.

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    1. I agree. Reading a well-balanced article on the topic is refreshing. And when the article is full of good information it's even better.

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  9. The titles sound like these articles are worth checking out. Can't tell you how much I've learned just from reading online articles to do with writing.

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    1. There is definitely a boatload out there. Many of them are excellent and extremely insightful. Most have merit and are beneficial. Enjoy the surfing!

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  10. Yay! I missed some good posts last week. Thanks for putting them all together for me.

    I forget more each day. I have to keep stuffing my mind full of things lest some day I forget more than I learn.

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    1. Forgetting more than I learn has already started for me. Unfortunately, I didn't have the foresight to "stock up" ahead of time. LOL Enjoy. :-)

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  11. Great links! You're right, busy is good, but not forgetting. I've reached that point, too. Down with forgetting!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. I heard that there's a trick to improving memory, but I can't recall what it was. ;-)

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  12. They all look so informative. Thanks! and I'd love to be on that beach right about now!

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    1. A warm, sunny beach right now would be great!

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