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Journal Entry #41-Literary Observations and Promotion Questions

This past week has been quite busy. We had a lot of rain where I live, and there was even the possibility of snowfall (although it seems to have passed us by for the time being). I have also writing quite a bit every day, working on another much longer story to eventually self-publish. LiteraryContinue reading “Journal Entry #41-Literary Observations and Promotion Questions”

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Journal Entry #40–Reviews and Happiness

It felt wonderful to start 2023 with a self-published book on Amazon, Literary Observations, and being able to publish a book has been a huge dream for me. But, what really made me smile during this past week was that two people gave the collection very thoughtful reviews, alongside five-star ratings. One of those peopleContinue reading “Journal Entry #40–Reviews and Happiness”

Journal Entry #39-Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! How did you celebrate the transition from 2022 to 2023? I had a quiet evening spent with my parents and brother, while a rainstorm raged outside. It was a good time for staying as warm as possible indoors, but still a great time to celebrate a fresh start. Hopefully, 2023 willContinue reading “Journal Entry #39-Happy New Year!”

Journal Entry #38-Literary Observations has been published!!!!

Good news! Amazon has accepted the Kindle/E-book and paperback versions of Literary Observations, a collection of my short stories and poems, and it is now available on their site. It also means that I’m an author of my own self-published book, which is a wonderful feeling–especially right before Christmas. Here is a link to LiteraryContinue reading “Journal Entry #38-Literary Observations has been published!!!!”

Journal Entry #37-Waiting for Publication Results

In around 48 hours from now, I’m hoping to hear the results of having the manuscript for my collection of short stories and poems reviewed by Amazon. Hopefully, everything will look good, and it will get published without any issues in a paperback edition (the open-field poetry nature of many of my poems made formattingContinue reading “Journal Entry #37-Waiting for Publication Results”

Journal Entry #36–Self-Publication Preparations

One of my biggest dreams is to make a career as a full-time writer, and so recently I’ve pulled together a collection of my short stories and poems to self-publish through Amazon. At long last, I believe that my manuscript has been properly formatted, with a table of contents and all the pieces I’d likeContinue reading “Journal Entry #36–Self-Publication Preparations”

Journal Entry #35-Back to Good Health

Hi! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a great week so far. I’m happy to report that my family and I seem to have finally gotten over our strangely prolonged colds. Having gone through that, it feels even better to be out and about–especially now that Christmas is just around the bend. HaveContinue reading “Journal Entry #35-Back to Good Health”

Journal Entry #34–Just Wanted to Stop by to Say Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! I just wanted to drop in and wish all of you a warm and safe celebration today, surrounded by family and friends. The past couple of days have been a bit hectic for my family while grappling with nasty colds and coughing fits, but I’m happy to report that we’re on the mend–andContinue reading “Journal Entry #34–Just Wanted to Stop by to Say Thanks”

Journal Entry #33-Weekend Sickness

This weekend has been a turbulent ride so far, given that several members of my family have colds–complete with sore throats, stuffy noses, and (for me) a low-grade fever. We’ve sought to get as much rest as possible, and once I’m feeling well again, I’ll be back to catch up with everyone here! I hopeContinue reading “Journal Entry #33-Weekend Sickness”

Journal Entry #32–Writers of the Future Contest

Has anyone here entered the Writers of the Future Contest? It is an impressive event where writers can submit fantasy and science fiction tales, which get judged by professional authors and can really help to launch your career as a writer as well. I’ve entered pieces on occasion, but a few days ago I gotContinue reading “Journal Entry #32–Writers of the Future Contest”