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Oh, Now Why the Concern by jinx1764, literature

Oh, Now Why the Concern Ch 23 To Forgive is Divine by jinx1764, literature

Dreaming of Sarah by jinx1764, literature

Fairytale Apocalypse by jinx1764, literature

Falling - Epilogue by jinx1764, literature

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Oh, Now Why the Concern by jinx1764, literature

Oh, Now Why the Concern Ch 23 To Forgive is Divine by jinx1764, literature

Dreaming of Sarah by jinx1764, literature

Fairytale Apocalypse by jinx1764, literature

It's Not Just for Veterans by jinx1764, literature


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Super Albino Llama: Llamas are awesome! (122)
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*"It is almost possible to measure a writer's skill by the dexterity with which he repeats, and yet avoids monotony."-English Professor George G. Williams, Rice Uni., 1935

*"Life is what happens when you're making other plans."- Oprah

*"A true artist willingly removes their heart, allows constructive criticism to stomp it, then puts it back--bruised and aching--to continue improving due to the all-consuming obsession and love for their art."

*"Art is not life; life is not art, but the beauty and horror of the human condition exists between the two."


*"The greatest sin a writer can commit is to be boring."- various famous writers

*"Money doesn't bring you happiness, it brings you the freedom to find it."

paramedic, artist, writer, business owner, all around insane person with moderately functional social skills.

My Amazon Author's page with library of work www.amazon.com/-/e/B00AACPHB0

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My Blog Musings on Writings and whatever else gets stashed there which I have 100% control over. www.jacqulinepatricks.com

My vintage item, jewelry and craft supply shop www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studi…

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any and all
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sci fi/mystery
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
my husband's - Sid-17
Favourite Books
I'll read anything including the cereal box at breakfast
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Tools of the Trade
stethoscope, pocket knife, pencil and pad of paper
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Get a FREE copy of Dreams of the Queen, the first book of my scifi trilogy The Brajj https://www.instafreebie.com/free/Ifk2o
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Visit The Bro Code's blog tour for some fun excerpts, reviews, and a chance to win either an e-book copy or a signed paperback! http://www.lolasblogtours.net/book-blitz-the-bro-code-by-jacqueline-patricks/
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So, I started writing a romance a while back and picked it back up. It's a New Adult Romance, 1st person from the guy's perspective, called "The Bro Code" Here's the opening paragraph. I'm almost to 9000 words. It'll probably be a novella around 20k words. What do you think? Amanda Slate’s legs first got my attention at Mike’s annual Christmas party. She was wearing one of those short dresses that showed them off—and damn!—firm tan legs that went all the up as my gramps used to say. Can you tell I’m a leg man? Oh, I love the rest of the package on women too, but great legs are what I spot first. Tanned and toned
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Love your Labyrinth stories🖤
So, I actually read a Kindle Direct Newsletter today (I never do), and it's about the current dispute between Amazon and one of the Big 5 publishers, Hachette. That spawned six hours of research about the pros and cons of self versus traditional publishing--research I've been meaning to do, but haven't done yet. And I can honestly say that I have no idea why any writer would traditionally publish in today's market--other than for the accolades of getting some big company take on your work--not when you can retain all the rights to your creative property and take home a significantly larger percent of your sales.

I am sharing this out of the blue with you because I recall when you decided to self-publish and I didn't understand why you would when you are "good enough to be traditionally published." Now I understand why. There is no way on this planet I'm ever going to traditionally publish. Ever.

Woohoo!  Welcome to the dark side! We have cookies!

But seriously, yeah, I read that email earlier and I've been following the A/H dispute since it started. Ugh. What a PR mess for both. While I'm not exclusive with Amazon and don't ever plan to be, I think Hachette is just being stupid and short-sighted. But when a king's century-old castle is sinking in the sand, most will fight to keep the status quo rather than adapt to the new environment. Sad, but true. Trad won't disappear, but it'll shrink significantly. Hardbacks will be specialty items and paperbooks will be nice gifts and splurges, but ebooks ARE the future. In fact, enhanced ebooks are the future, but Indies can upload individually yet since they have to be supported by streaming.

You know I gave up on  "accolades of getting some big company take on your work" years ago. I want an audience and I want to get paid, maybe get famous. I make sales everyday now, breaking even, and I'm really hoping FA (which comes out with a big blog tour next month) takes me to a new level.

You not the only author who's finally starting to understand. It's hard to give up 'the dream', but the dream has changed. Thank you for -->"good enough to be traditionally published."  If only they'd figured it out 25 years ago. Meh, their loss.

Whenever you're ready to take the next step let me know. We can email or chat by phone. I'll help you get going with far fewer growing pains. Believe me, there are tons.

:D (Big Grin) I am a dummy! :happybounce: Hug 
Thank you for the llama!
Thank you for the llama!  I love your stuff! 
Thank you!  I've been so horribly busy at work this year I haven't had time to finish my fanfics, but I have written about 1000 words for the next chapter No, I disagree! of Falling and I'm almost finished with my next two original novels.  If I only had more time... sigh....
Hey thanks for the lama