5 thoughts on “Snakes and Ladders”

  1. You were only jok­ing about Ikea but you struck a note of truth:

    It’s not as much about the goods as it is the brand.

    What brand are you? What brand is your book?

    As for Grumpin’ McGrumpinstein, I think that’s the real job of every writer. I’m with ya there!

  2. Hi, Ian. Just thought I’d stop by.

    Hang on in there. It may be hard to see from your per­spect­ive, but you’re mak­ing pro­gress. You’ve done well with Deja Vu, and can use it as a step­ping stone (as you have been doing).

    Like car­pentry, pub­lish­ing is all about who you know. Other than keep­ing on writ­ing, the only advice I can give is to get along to as many parties, con­ven­tions and launches as you can. I’ve seen how it oper­ates from the inside, and yeah, it’s put me off enough to only attempt to get any­where once I’ve a mas­ter­work in the bag, which maybe isn’t so hot an idea. My writing’s cer­tainly slumped a bit quant­ity-wise over the last year or so.

    In short, keep on ‘em, lad. And the micey com­ment made me laugh

  3. ok buddy, hang in there. i’m glad you ended this post on a rel­at­ively good note. check out my friend mendy’s VERY FIRST entry (there are only a hand­ful up now, so just scroll down) titled Start Where You Are at http://www.arkansasscribbler.com and see if that doesn’t inspire you to keep on keep­in’ on. it’s a tough life, but as she says, she is one of the wealth­i­est people she knows (and she’s not talk­ing about dough, here).
    good luck and keep with it. some­thing will give even­tu­ally.

  4. I’ve enjoyed read­ing your blog and in par­tic­u­lar your struggles get­ting in to book stores! I write because I love writ­ing and because I love to make people laugh but don’t have the guts to get up on stage!
    Keep up the good work, hope you don’t mind if I put a link to your blog on mine!
    Helen Leggatt

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