Monthly Archives: November 2013

Success, after a fashion

Considering the amount of time and effort put into the story the seven sales over three days hardly constitutes success but it depends on how success is measured. Seven, in western mythology, is a lucky number which kind of puts … Continue reading

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Going After The Big One

It is out. Kind of scary and kind of cool at the same time. The eBook – and I use that word knowing it is a short story not a book – is available from Smashwords right here.

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My first eBook – had to give it a try

So it has been released. Available in every epub format possible and priced to move. It would be nice to sell but really the idea was to do it. Get it done. Be able to say “I did it.” I … Continue reading

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Smashwords and email

There is a process to all of this self publishing which boils down to managing who you are. I created an email account at Yahoo (Gmail had me tempted with the storage but it is an unwieldy monstrosity). The other … Continue reading

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Every journey begins somewhere

So this is where I start on a new journey to try and become a published writer. All through CEGEP and university I sent out poems and short stories to publications all over North America to no avail. Rejections slips … Continue reading

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Amber Cloutier again

Well it seems to be becoming an annual thing. I figure since she is only marginally older than I if she is still alive then one day she might research her birth name. If she does research her name then … Continue reading

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Successfully unsuccessful

Well, last weekend at this time our daughter and I traipsed off to Ottawa to see Tracy and go on a little photo safari. Alas it was not to be. The weather was supremely uncooperative. While driving down it looked … Continue reading

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Silly question

My friend Donna is a nurse. She works nights. Her shifts are twelve hours. When I was in Alberta she told me a story of a patient’s mother who said something to the effect of the following: it must be … Continue reading

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St. Albert and Home

We ventured out to downtown St. Albert on Saturday and it was a lot of fun though the most fun was getting to the gas station. Continue reading

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