Archive | April 2010

So, I had this story published…

… and that always leads to good things, right? Reviews, a little money , other opportunities… right? Well, on my other blog, I told the story on how I unknowingly would up in this particular book (the editor got a hold of a story of mine and published it as a reprint and I found out at the last minute when he was scrambling around trying to get in touch with me so that I could sign the contract) but I digress. The contract got signed and sent back. The book was released last month. I received my contributor’s copies from the publisher last month. I was assured by the editor that he was working his way through the list of authors to send out checks. Ok… that’s fine. I wasn’t looking for a mill or anything.

However, it’s been a month+ and I’ve heard nothing. And it’s not a lot of money. Nothing that will in any way make or break me, but I’ve seen nothing, heard nothing and have received no response to an email that I really went back and forth on even sending when otherwise, this particular editor will email with even the slightest detail. It’s become a rather shady situation, and I’m not too comfortable with it.

This same editor has asked me to submit something for his next project and I was pretty excited about it, but now, well, he’s just established himself as someone I wouldn’t want to work with at all.

Professionalism is key, people.

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So… The Dead Has Arisen

Well, it’s been nearly four years since I’ve posted here. Of course, my reason for stopping back then was that I had my own website… which, well, never really got off the ground. It never did look the way I wanted or expressed my point of view so after two or so years, I just let it go kaput. I went on to do some sporadic blogging over at MySpace… like it… good way to network, but still a bit, um, young for me as, oh yeah, folks, I’m on the other side of thirty now!!!

So, that brings me back here and boy, oh boy, has a lot happened in these four years. When last I posted I was just laid off from my job of three months, had just separated from my children’s father and was living in my mother’s house. Oh yeah, I wasn’t doing a lot of talking about my personal life either, but hey, things change, don’t they?

Anyhoo, I got another job – been at for three+ years, bought a house, got a divorce, got remarried – to someone else, not HIM again! and I’ve published lots more stories. See the back pages of my Myspace blog for infor on all that stuff – and I get more personal there, too.

But, I’m excited to be back. I happened to rediscover this blog on Google and spend a decent amount of time going through the archives and was thinking to myself, “Boy, was I witty on Blogger!”

So, maybe here is where I need to be.