Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Surfing

Foreign Rights Agents: Everything You Need To Know (& Why You May Want One!)

7 Ways Authors Waste Time "Building Platform" on Social Media

Creating Your Own Mythology  and Tools for Creating Your Own Mythology

Fun With Formatting: Making Ebooks Pretty

Using a Critique Checklist, or, How Not to Look Like a Twit

It's Okay to Freak Out Once in a While



Sir Jeff has been busy this week (surprise, surprise!) trying to complete a short story. I admittedly made no progress on it Saturday. My brother and I had a Game of Thrones season 3 marathon Saturday. Excellent show!

And my short story, The Watcher, appearing in Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance is now available! I'll draft a decent post during the coming week, but if you'd like to read about the ten contributors, check out Carole Ann Moleti's post.

46 comments:

  1. Oh, you have a new story out in an anthology? Very cool! Congrats! Good luck finally wrapping up the other story you're working on now. :)

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  2. Congratulations on the short story! Not yet seen any Game of Thrones, think I'm in a minority :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

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  3. I'll have to check out the final cut. Congrats.

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  4. Suzanne, I haven't seen any Game of Thrones either. Congrats on the story in the anthology Jeff. Hope you have wrapped up your current project.

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    1. Have you read the books, Jo? Can't remember if I already asked you that. Almost caught up incorporating input from a certain, very astute reader. :)

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  5. Thanks much for the shout-out for my blogpost. And major congrats on the short story. I'm planning a Game of Thrones marathon one of these days.

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    1. It was my pleasure, Anne. And thanks! I do recommend a marathon for each season. They flow so well together when watched back to back. Otherwise, the more subtle things aren't noticed.

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  6. Congratulations on the anthology! You're the second person I've come across today that's got a story out in an anthology. Thanks for the Sunday links. And are your eyes recovering from the GOT marathon yesterday? (:

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    1. Thanks, Elise. Good news often comes in bunches. My eyes have recovered, but there is still numbness in my left arm.

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  7. Congratulations!!! Good you had fun with your marathon yesterday. I wish my weekend was nearly as fun. I think I'll eat popcorn to make up for that.

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    1. I didn't consider popcorn. Should have. It was a lot of fun though.

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  8. So many posts I need to check out.

    Thanks for the linkage on the Bible rejection. I love getting play from things I "borrow" from the internet. :)

    Congrats on the short story. That's wonderful!!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! And you're welcome.

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  9. The critique checklist post is great. Thanks for that link.

    Congrats on the short story release! :)

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  10. Thanks for the links and congrats on the short story! :)

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  11. Oh man, I definitely have to have a Game of Thrones marathon one of these days. ;)

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    1. Definitely worth the feet falling asleep, cricks in your neck, bulging eyes, and worth all that bad food (that tastes so good) too. Everyone should try it, just for the experience. :)

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  12. Congrats on your story! I've been dying to start a Game of Thrones marathon but I just know it's going to suck me in and I'm going to forget about my manuscript and everything else. :D
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. It will definitely suck you in and pull you away from other projects. There are times however, that the diversion can prove beneficial. But don't dare forget about that manuscript!

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  13. Congratulations on your short story, Jeff! Seriously so, so, SO neat. You must keep us posted! So exciting! :D

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    1. Thanks, Morgan. It's always a little surreal for me. :)

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  14. Greetings Jeff,

    Humble apologies n'stuff for my delay in leaving a comment. Like your good self, I've been ever so busy.

    That is totally awesome that you have a short story ready to be checked out. Shall have a gander. And no, I didn't mean anything relating to a goose. I'm on the wrong site for that! :)

    Gary :)

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    1. LOL I shall not attempt a witty reply tonight. I've been flubbing every other sentence I write tonight. Thanks for the share on FB!

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  15. Oooh, Seers sounds really awesome. Congrats on being part of it!

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    1. Thanks, Gwen! I hope to dive into all the stories this weekend when I can take the time to enjoy them properly. :)

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  16. Congrats on your short story!
    I particularly liked that article on how writers waste time on social media. So, so true.

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    1. It's easy to squander writing time on pretty much anything, but doing it on social media is too easy. And thanks!

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  17. Thanks for all those links, and congrats in your story!

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    1. You're welcome, Damyanti. And thank you!

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  18. Great links. And congrats on your story! Looks like a cool read :)

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    1. Thanks, Carol. You'd love it. You can do a top 10 countdown and include all ten stories! :)

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  19. Congrats on your story! I too, have been sucked into Game of Thrones marathons. Got my little brother into the story, then I had to stay and watch all the seasons with him until he was caught up!!

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    1. Thanks! Those marathons are always awesome. That was gracious of you to stay while he caught up. ;-)

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  20. Congratulations on having your story included in the anthology. And thanks for the links above. I found them quite interesting, especially the one about platform building (since, frankly, I don't do a lot of it.)

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. It is interesting hearing everyone's take on platform building and marketing.

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  21. Great links, as always. Especially good tips for new writers. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Misha. It seems all I've had time to do (blog-related) is gather links. I really need to set aside some time to finish the four-dozen posts I've started. :)

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