Saturday, September 26, 2015
Welcome to Rant #17 (at least by my count!)
We all know by now my beloved publisher closed its doors. Was I pissed? Hell yes! But I soon got over it and learned how to upload my already published books to KDP. In fact, I can now do it in about half the time it took me the first time. Did you catch that? I learned.
Yes, it helped I was given back my covers, both electronic and print, in order to make this process somewhat easier.
Then today, four weeks after that fateful day, I came across the above meme on FB.
It pissed me off.
I'll admit, the person who created it has every right to be upset. But I'll bet she didn't consider the fact this event we've all seen our friend and former publisher at had to be paid for nearly six months in advance. So September....August....July....June....May....April....March.....Did any of us have any idea this was going to happen last spring?
I certainly didn't.
So while I'm giving the the ole 'eye-roll' and 'okay, be bitter about this' treatment, I'm also choosing to continue my self-pubbing route, as well as finding another publisher (I have two or three in mind!) for the rest of my books. I'm also in contact with others who can help me create a back cover for the books I want to get into print.
There is always a choice: You can be bitter and angry, or you can move on and make the best of it.
I think it's clear which path I've chosen.
Friday, July 10, 2015
My country has lost its mind.
First the Supreme Court ruled Gay Marriage is legal.
Then someone walked into a South Carolina church and killed 9 people.
Following that, an illegal alien shot a woman in San Francisco.
What happened afterward?
-The GLBT community rejoiced, as expected, but now on social media, if you dare to say you don't agree with the ruling, you're slammed/denounce/called 'racist'.
-Someone claimed the Confederate flag was to blame, so all of a sudden, Dukes of Hazard reruns are no longer being shown on TV Land.
-South Carolina caved to pressure and signed a bill yesterday which brought down the Rebel Flag and put it into storage. I even heard some idiotic talk about digging up Confederate Leaders and denouncing their victories, plus I guess someone even wanted the Stone Mountain Monument removed/renamed/whatever.
Yes, I believe Biblical principles are coming to light.
Suddenly every politician is jumping on the bandwagon, and those of us who WERE NEVER OFFENDED IN THE FIRST PLACE are being told to 'shut up'.
Trump is being very vocal about the issues, and saying things we're all probably thinking, only it's not 'PC' to say so. Kudos to him. Maybe he is what this country needs; maybe he's the AntiChrist. I don't know. Will he make it to the primary? Is his sole reason for throwing his hat into the ring just so the views of the silent majority will be heard?
Oh yeah....and Bruce Jenner had a sex change and is now 'Caitlyn'.....my only question now is, why is s/he so UGLY?