What I'm reading: Dust, by Martha Grimes
What I'm writing: Chapter 25
Doesn't look like I've made a lot of progress, although I'm half through both the book and the chapter. I got the galley for Second Chance Rose, the short story that will be coming out in The Wild Rose Press' spring anthology -- in print, no less! It arrived shortly before we were leaving to meet a friend for dinner, but I did get through it before going to sleep.
I also had a request for an 'autographed copy' of Finding Sarah for a fund-raiser auction. I explained it was an e-book, so she said, "Oh, sorry. Well, if you ever get published, we'd still like a book." I AM published. Just not in print. Cerridwen and Wild Rose are both "real" publishers. You have to submit, someone has to offer a contract, and someone other than your mother edits your work, and if it's a full length work, you get an ISBN and everything. And you don't pay anyone. They pay you. I did my best to explain it without gnashing the keyboard.
I also spent too much time setting up a bare-bones My Space site, because I've been told that's where the e-book reading population tends to hang out. I'm still not sure I grasp the concept of having to have "friends." On this blog, anyone can read and post, and I'm happy with that. For me, it's a marketing thing, so I guess I'll go with the flow. Somewhere, I think I've got a Yahoo 360, too.