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  • A friend of min published a book on Amazon. As I talked with him about it I realized "this is something I've been meaning to do for quite a while...so why haven't I?"

    In University I started submitting quite a bit of writing, a lot of it got published and I actually made money. I started doing poetry readings, entering contests, building a portfolio. Then life, career, etc. got in the way and I stopped.

    One thing I'd always disliked was the "publishing process"; call me lazy. Keeping track of what was published where, what was rejected, who had what rights and for how long. There were finicky tweaks and black holes, bounced checks and people asking for a lot of things without any compensation. And the waiting..."We'll have that out in 6 months."

    Meanwhile, that piece could be somewhere else instead of limbo, doing actual good.

    Now there's self-publishing.

    So I got off my ass and worked.

    Now the first short story is up. I've given it a promotional (free) offer and I'm waiting. The results are good, I'm happy and pushing forward. "Mr. Rain and the Weathermen" is finally out and being read.

    If you're contemplating this move...do it!
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