Monday, October 17, 2016

SAYING GOODBYE!

Quote for the Week:  Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.  Benjamin Franklin

As much as I hate to, the time has come to say goodbye to two of my earliest books: LISTEN TO THE GHOST, published in 2003, and REBEL IN BLUE JEANS, 2008. The publisher has returned my contracts. They weren't selling well, so now they are mine to do with whatever I want.



On a brighter side, if you have a chance today, stop by Mason Canyon's blog and see my guest post about writing  my YA novel UNDER A PURPLE MOON. Thanks. Looking forward to your visit.

Saturday, I had a table at our local library's craft show. I even sold a few books. Now that was fun.

Happy Reading and Writing. Have a good week.

25 comments:

  1. I saw your guest spot at Mason's today.

    Now you can decide if you want to re-edit and resubmit or not with those older titles.

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    1. Mason is a lovely woman, L Diane. I'm excited to be on her blog today. Thank you for all you've done for my book and me.

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  2. Good luck with whatever you decide to do with these books, Beverly.

    I LOVE this quote!

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    1. Thanks, Karin. I'm not sure yet what I'll do with them, but hate to just forget about them. We'll see.

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  3. Bummer about those books. You've had hits since then, though.

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    1. Yes, Alex. I'm not complaining. Through the years, I've learned a lot.

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  4. Selling a few books is always grand. Can always self publish those two one day.

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    1. I've been thinking about that, Pat. Might give it a try. New covers, new beginnings.

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  5. Sad to say good-bye to some of your first books.

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    1. Yes, in a way, Suzanne, but now they're mine to do with what I will. Thinking, thinking.

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  6. It's not goodbye but welcome home!

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    1. That's good, Patsy. Yes, welcome home. Now to see what the next step is.

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  7. That's all right, Beverly, they had a good run and now you can market them as you want.

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    1. You know, c lee, the more I think about it, the more I like the idea of doing something with them. Like maybe self-publishing.

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  8. I loved Rebel! I'm sure you'll figure out the best next course. And I love Patsy's thought of welcoming them home again. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kai. I'm thinking about it. Patsy has the right idea.

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  9. Sometimes these things can be blessings in disguise. You can rework them, submit them to other publishers, or self-publish them. There are many possibilities for them yet. :)

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    1. You are right, Chrys. They're mine and I hate to just forget about them. This is my chance to give them new life. Blessings come in mysterious ways.

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  10. Love that quote from Franklin!! Great post dear. <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Franklin was a brilliant man, Gingi. Thanks for liking my post and for stopping by.

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  11. Love that quote from Franklin!! Great post dear. <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  12. Loved that quote Beverly, sorry about your two books, hope you can sell them elsewhere.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I thought the quote was neat too, Yvonne. The books may be a good thing. Now I can self publish them, or send them to a publisher, If I decide to.

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  13. You can always self-publish them, Beverly. I've taken my rights back on books because I wasn't happy with my publishers, and I'm much happier self-publishing.

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    1. Yes, Kelly. I'm getting excited about the possibilities. Self publishing may be the right thing for them. I think I'll check into it. Must get busy now with promoting my latest.

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