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THE HILARIOUS COVID-19 PANDEMIC. NOTE: THIS IS A RE-PRINT FROM 2020, BUT A TIMELY ONE. AM CURRENTLY RE-WRITING THE GOOGLE EARTH MURDERS. SUGGESTIONS?


CASTING THE NET FOR SUGGESTIONS!

Love B.C. Very non, ahem, P.C.


Yes, it's true. Actually asking for advice.

     Year Three of the career change commenced around the same time as the Shamdemic, which put a serious crimp in the proverbially fledgling writing career. Too bad. Prior to the cratering of common sense, a publishing house bought a short story and a high profile agent took on my non-fiction book, Try Not to Annoy the Kangaroo.

     Traction.

     Definitely some traction in a very tough business. Much more accomplished in two years than most in a lifetime of attempts in the fabulous world of publishing.

     The suggestion request is to get a consensus on what to do for the month of August. The wife, dogs, and I will be in Boulder, Colorado. The wife will be working. The dogs will be dogs. I will be cleaning my gun and trying not to put it in my mouth.

     Some fodder for your brain cells.

     Time Blinked, the novel penned during our Connecticut sojourn, is with the editors that published my short story, The Entwisles. The aforementioned, Try Not to Annoy the Kangaroo, is still being schlepped by Bill Gladstone. Both those are off the table for further work . . . at least for a couple months.

     Still on the back burner is The Google Earth Murders, accepted and summarily rejected by Harper-Collins, Penguin, and Josh Getzler. The book is in good shape, but can only be described as a Serial Killer Horror Comedy, and needs another rewrite.

     Languishing even more is the MARKETING of the books. How does a book get sold during a time when few are working? Is there another way into the world of publishing other than the usual self-defeating submissions to disinterested editors, publishers, and agents?

     If so, what are they?

     To that, do I deconstruct The Google Earth Murders? Or, do I do the R&D on marketing? How does anyone feel about doing both? I think I'll do that.

     Never mind.

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