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My Progress

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 1:20 am
by OccasionalWriter
Well, it's been months since I've last checked in with you all. I can't say there's much to tell, except that I am published times eight with a website for Indie authors. I just bought two more copies of my self-published novel, which may come in the mail tomorrow or Saturday. I submitted a short story to a magazine, but I still haven't heard back from them. A different short story is now published on another website. I look for opportunities to write with no expectation of payment in return. I write for free. I do get royalties for my first book, but they are minimal, and the book is getting older. I gave away a number of the books as gifts, too, because I wanted my loved ones to read my work and value it. Mostly, I want to create a name for myself and have fun. Writing is my life, as I have fallen in love with my own characters and stories. There was an expression, "It is better to be feared than loved," but I always wanted both.

Re: My Progress

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 7:09 am
by Oldtimer
Good luck with progress in getting better known. It's great that you write for fun, and I hope you find plenty of opportunities to become "loved and feared". Keep writing! :)

Re: My Progress

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:46 pm
by Dreaming Imrryr
"I look for opportunities to write with no expectation of payment in return. I write for free. ...I gave away a number of the books as gifts, too, because I wanted my loved ones to read my work and value it. Mostly, I want to create a name for myself and have fun."

Sounds like the way to go. :)

Re: My Progress

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:54 pm
by mike m.
[quote="Dreaming Imrryr"]"I look for opportunities to write with no expectation of payment in return. I write for free. ...I gave away a number of the books as gifts, too, because I wanted my loved ones to read my work and value it. Mostly, I want to create a name for myself and have fun."

Sounds like the way to go. :)[/quote]
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Samuel Johnson on writing "No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money."

Re: My Progress

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:43 pm
by ostarella
[quote="mike m."]
Samuel Johnson on writing "No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money."[/quote]

Yeah, why do anything just because you enjoy it? Life's too short for that nonsense.

Re: My Progress

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:04 am
by mike m.
[quote="ostarella"][quote="mike m."]
Samuel Johnson on writing "No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money."[/quote]

Yeah, why do anything just because you enjoy it? Life's too short for that nonsense.[/quote]
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typical of todays millenial libtards

why work
the govt will take care of me
i can just do what is fun

otoh i enjoy making money
and cant stand to be a charity case like some wannabee authors think is okay

Re: My Progress

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:27 pm
by ostarella
[quote="mike m."]
typical of todays millenial libtards

why work
the govt will take care of me
i can just do what is fun

otoh i enjoy making money
and cant stand to be a charity case like some wannabee authors think is okay[/quote]

I'm not a millennial. I've worked my butt off all my life, being a single parent, putting myself through college and grad school, trying to make a living in spite of right wingers who think only the wealthy deserve handouts. But your comments here certainly explain a lot re: your abhorrent attitude toward everyone on this forum.

Re: My Progress

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:36 pm
by mike m.
[quote="ostarella"][quote="mike m."]
typical of todays millenial libtards

why work
the govt will take care of me
i can just do what is fun

otoh i enjoy making money
and cant stand to be a charity case like some wannabee authors think is okay[/quote]

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I'm not a millennial. I've worked my butt off all my life, being a single parent, putting myself through college and grad school, trying to make a living in spite of right wingers who think only the wealthy deserve handouts. But your comments here certainly explain a lot re: your abhorrent attitude toward everyone on this forum.[/quote]
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i am sure you are not a millenial
but your attitude is the norm for those folks now

i hate stupidity and lies
not people

in your case i am about ready to make an exception

what amazes me is that you are a parent at all
what grad school did you attend
the hard knocks life of pantsing or what

people attack me first i only respond in kind

read the book
evolution of cooperation
by rappoport
tat for tit is the optimum strategy

when you start playing nice
i will reciprocate

Re: My Progress

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:58 pm
by ostarella
[quote="mike m."]when you start playing nice
i will reciprocate[/quote]

All of this - including your multiple bans - came about because you couldn't respond in an adult manner to anyone who disagreed with you. You'll be treated like an adult when you start acting like it.

Re: My Progress

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:45 pm
by ostarella
[quote="mike m."]
nonsense

pls is an ****** fascist too and bans anything he does not like no matter what

i always act like an adult
you act like a whiny brat who needs attention[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Whew. Gotta catch my breath now...