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alice
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PostSubject: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:46 pm

Guess what friends! I have been turned down twice for my children's book.

I don't wish to paper my walls with rejections as I have an elegant home
and want it to remain that way.

Life is too short for me to pursue such a difficult goal.
I admire those of you who have managed to snag a publisher.

I will have to satisfy myself with other pursuits.


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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:34 pm

Dear Alice,
I am glad you are here. You are not a failure. You are a beautiful person with many talents. One of them is writing.

I doubt that any big publisher will discover me or Wooffer in any lifetime too soon, but I had fun in the writing. I think you did, too. Your chances are very good.

Love,
Betty
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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:44 pm

Alice,

Thomas Edison said: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

In your case, two ways that didn't work are enough.

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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:48 pm

Betty,

You are so right. I found many wonderful friends. I wouldn't have missed it for anything.

I have received wonderful news--and so, so news.
Since I have passed the five year mark, I don't need to check my pancreas for two years!

When they replaced my battery they discovered my right lead had slipped. It may break, if so I will need to have brain job again. I hope it does not break.
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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:49 pm

Shelagh wrote:
Alice,

Thomas Edison said: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

In your case, two ways that didn't work are enough.

Perfect!
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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:04 pm

alice wrote:
Guess what friends! I have been turned down twice for my children's book.

Didn't you post earlier that someone was interested in looking at it? It must have merit for you to have gotten that for. Two is nothing, send it to two more, and then consider tweaking it.
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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:42 pm

6/27/2010

Alice..

Look at life this way, you published a
book, it was a great story, I know I read it. You
have a beautiful family, a great husband, friends
who are writers and love you. This is great,
enjoy your many blessings....


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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:09 pm

joefrank wrote:
6/27/2010

Alice..

Look at life this way, you published a
book, it was a great story, I know I read it. You
have a beautiful family, a great husband, friends
who are writers and love you. This is great,
enjoy your many blessings....


Love Joe

Joe,

I agree.

LC,

You are kind.

Thanks, but I will pass on the stress.

It isn't worth it to me.
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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:56 am

In case you haven't tried this, go to smashbooks.com and publish it on the iPad and Kindle. Go to lulu.com and createspace.com and do a few PODs.

Get Patterson's "Are You Still Submitting Your Work to a Traditional Publisher" to read how to do it and how stress-free the process is.

And please stay here. I enjoy your posts.
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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:17 am

You stay. I like yours.
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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:53 am

Alice, you of course are not a failure. This book publishing thing can be stressful, but I like what Al said, and I think you shouldn't give up just yet. I guess I agree with what everyone said.

Don't give up just yet . . . who knows what's right around the corner.
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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:54 am

Helen,

Thanks! I don't feel distressed or upset over this at all.

We have had such publishing battles that I decided to try.

Ordinarily, I would keep on trying. In the past six years, I have had eight surgeries and am looking at about one every year or so for as long as I live.

No additional stress is needed.

Just having a book published is nothing --it has to be sold.
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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:07 am

What about posting it at Smashwords as an ebook? If you set it up as a premium ebook it will be part of the Apple ebooks setup. I know some people who are considering only publishing ebooks.

You can also set it up at Kindle as an ebook and it becomes part of the Kindle books.

I do think the day will come when print books are a luxury; it'll take a while, but it'll come.
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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:39 am

She'd still have to market it at Smashwords, right? I think Alice would prefer a publisher market her book. I may be wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: I AM A HAPPY FAILURE   Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:58 am

LC,

YOU ARE RIGHT!
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