When I sell another book and I don’t know who the person is, I get excited. My first 16 sales were people I knew. A friend or family member would say, I’m going to buy your book. I’d look at my records in Kindle and, voila, another sale, to John. It was an, awre, kind of a thing.
The last few days amidst spasms of PTSD after dental surgery, I trudged through part of the process of turning my Kindle book into a hard copy book, using Amazon’s Create Space online publisher — following technical instructions — bleh. I’m formatting the pages of Mean-Spirited Tales to fit into the Create Space template. It’s tedious. For anyone considering using Create Space, there’s a nice man there. He walked me through the technical instructions. I told him that he had great communication skills and that he was very suited for the job. I hope he didn’t think that I meant that he should stay in a job like that all of his life, though I’m not a job snob. How could I be, with the job I have? But you know how some people are.
The key to life is knowing you, and being humble about what you can do — you can do it, you can do it, you can DO it Sandor! Oh yes Sandor’s my other pseudonym — Sandor’s a superhero — anyway, I must remind myself of my capable me. ‘Remember when you completed the Kindle book technical publishing process Sandor? Sandor, remember when you rode the Nitro Roller Coaster at Great Adventure and survived, although the paramedics carried you off in a catatonic state?’ These accomplishments are very nice reminders of what Sandor is capable of doing.
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Good luck! I bet you’ll enjoy holding a hard copy of your book in your hands. 🙂
I imagine what it will look like. Thanks Carrie.
And this post a reminder for us all :). Congrats on the next step and you know you have a buyer in me. great post!!!!
Thanks Boomie. You are a great vote of confidence for me. I appreciate it greatly.
I like Sandor — it definitely sounds very superhero-like. I wouldn’t mess with Sandor.
You actually went on Nitro? I hyperventilated just looking at that thing.
My boyfriend from 1981 gave me that name. We would get drunk, etc., and he’d called me “Sandor the Barbarian!” But Sandor likes to help people. She helps old lady cross the street and helps them down flights of stairs, unsuccessfully! Tee hee! I went on Nitro with peer pressure. I was scared shitless. Two of the friends I went with were dead set on going on and convinced me it’d be ok. I sat between them and squeezed the heck out of their hands so hard during the whole ride I thought there’d be blood. It was awful Mme. Weebles!
Sandor….not bad. I’ve nominated you for some awards. Please see the post here http://ldsconvertblog.com/2012/07/14/awards/. Take what you like. You deserve it.
Oh Brother Jon, you are so kind! I appreciate this. I am sooooo bad when it comes to awards. I will have to do something with them — I’m still working on it. I accept them with appreciation Jon. Thanks so much!
No problem. I did something so quick just because I didn’t have anything to write about. They can be convenient sometimes.
I suppose I can use the subject of awards as a theme for a post 🙂
Is that Nitro Roller Coaster story real? I like to hear more about that! Go Sandor!
I made the paramedic part up. The catatonic state, well, I did remain sitting there between my two friends after the ride was finished just staring into space, shocked, while they laughed at me like hyenas! Thanks for the cheer Miss Four Eyes!
LOVE roller coasters, so I went on You Tube to check this bad boy out…Now I’m going to have to actually go and check it out! Sorry it flattened you…thanks for the heads up? xoM
You’re a brave one my friend. I told my roller coaster loving friends about my theory of roller coaster types. I wondered if they have less adrenaline in their systems. I dunno — all I know is that I’m already an anxious person, who pumps up adrenaline just being around people. Good luck on this — if you’re a roller coaster person — you’ll love it!
Naawww, it’s probably just plain clueless! Goes back to warped childhood perceptions! 🙂 xoM
Auntie Sandor has a nice ring to it.
Oh Le Clown, so many monikers, so little time. 😦
When you get the conversion to hard copy complete, I will buy one. But I expect to get it autographed by Sandor.
Thank you PM! Autographed by “Sandor” — I might be able to arrange that! I’ll keep everyone posted.
Congrats on the book! I’ve never seen the Nitro, but the Griffin at Busch Gardens is freakin’ awesome, too…
Thanks Jennifer! Publishing this book has been one heck of a process, but at least I can say I did that before I die. I think I’m done with roller coasters — I’m glad I lived through it all to talk about it.