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martitalbott

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Posted: May 5, 2012 4:05 PM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
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I think we might have those publisher on the run. They can't compete against 70% and they know it. To bad, so sad. I wonder if the slush piles are dwindling. Probably not, there are still those who think having a publisher makes them a "real author." Ha, we showed them!
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Posted: May 5, 2012 5:14 PM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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lins the lion hearted
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Posted: May 5, 2012 5:27 PM   in response to: ignaciodemure in response to: ignaciodemure
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Thank you Lindsay. That was beautiful and so, so true.
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Posted: May 5, 2012 5:37 PM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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Excellent post. You've captured the precise reasons I stopped writing for a very traditional publisher. I'm still on the Yahoo group with authors who have written for that publisher and there's been a thread going recently about all the now-famous (read successful) books that were turned down by big publishing houses. Who's your Daddy now?.
I love the freedom to write what I want. Thanks again for expressing that.
Mona
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Posted: May 6, 2012 3:06 AM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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Great stuff Lins - and oh so true. It's so nice to be able to write what [u]I[/u] want to write, not what someone else says I should be writing. Sure, I may not sell as many copies, or make as much money, but it sure feels great getting down my passion into words - and words that others can read, for not much money.
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Posted: May 6, 2012 5:09 AM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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Let the money grubbing, holier then thou, "We know best." gatekeepers fall from their thrones.

May the cream rise to the top, as it should.
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Posted: May 6, 2012 5:36 AM   in response to: dameleo in response to: dameleo
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Thanks, Lins, for reminding us all about who we are and how good we can be. I agree with all the sentiments of other indies on this thread.

Keep writing and keep the faith. We CAN do it - in fact, we already are!
christinegracep...

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Posted: May 6, 2012 6:09 AM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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Well said! There's no other way I'd rather go! And having control...now that's awesome! I wouldn't give it up for anything and it's the best decision I've ever made. The best thing that ever happened to me was when those agents and publishers told me no. : )
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Posted: May 6, 2012 7:41 AM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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This brought a little tear to my eye, thank you.
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Posted: May 6, 2012 10:49 AM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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Well said, Lindsay, was it last week you told us you were so dejected you were giving up? The break has done you a world of good, now get back to writing and get that passion into your next book!!
lins777

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Posted: May 6, 2012 11:50 AM   in response to: hecky3 in response to: hecky3
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Got me! Yes, I had an epiphany moment...sort of. Well no, I didn't. I just got on with what everyone said to me. The encouragement, support and belief got me over my 'lump'. And then last night, well, clarity hit. (Doesn't happen too often, I can assure you, but it did lol)

Self belief is great if you have it. Trying to find it sometimes, can make you quite anxious. I guess it's just knowing where to look.. :-) and having some help, and amazing friends and camaraderie of course!

But we are ALL very special. We are all unique. We are all worthy!
cheapliterature...

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Posted: May 6, 2012 12:01 PM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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This disney post made me feel sea sick ... I had to stop reading half way down it because the room started swaying.
lins777

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Posted: May 6, 2012 12:02 PM   in response to: cheapliterature... in response to: cheapliterature...
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Good! Goodbye!

Oops. Forgot so say; you do make me laugh...a lot! And it's your spirit that adds that special something to these forums. Well done!

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avaganda10

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Posted: May 6, 2012 12:08 PM   in response to: cheapliterature... in response to: cheapliterature...
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I suppose this is what happens when you drink moonshine. You should let it ferment for a while longer.
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Posted: May 6, 2012 12:10 PM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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Self belief is wonderful while it lasts, but, certainly for me and I suspect for everybody who's honest with themselves, self-doubt is the more common emotion. What we all need is the guts to ride out the self-doubt and get the job done. You've got the first part, now you just need to get down to writing again, the easy(?) part.

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