8-2-19. I started writing upon retirement about eight years ago. With that, I continued my lifelong pattern of getting a fast start and then fizzling. Hehe. This time it was just a hobby. I continue on, my primary intent, other than engaging in a cost-free, time filling dalliance, is to give the reader a pleasant, few hours experience; intended entertainment value, as opposed to anything more meaningful, my priority.
Unlike most indies, I don't get upset if you don't like the book. I'd rather you did, but if you don't just cut it after 5-10 pages. No one is obliged to suffer.
Not counting one baseball book, I write fiction. Different topics are covered, but there is a disproportionately slight weighting toward crime and talking animals. The latter was first intended to be for children, but it turned out to encompass others as well.
P.S. Sometimes a delivered indie document is not all it should be; fault widespread. Mostly mine, as without effort or intent, I'm a computer klutz. If quality issues are your case, just e-mail me at sumcanps@aol. com and I'll be glad to forward an apology and a good pdf, doc, docx, html; mobi a problem. PDF seems to work well regularly reasonably well whatever the source; and the rest sketchy.
A gigantic thank you to Smashwords for kindly granting the indie maximized options under the constraints of the IT stuff. That is a commentary directed at the net in general or me only , as if it takes more computer work to maximize sales, I just won't maximize them. As a retiree that's OK; at most a 61 year old's, 70 re-write of a "youth" inspired, Edonistic ignorance. "Why do we have to grow old?"
9-10-19. I am most appreciative of the Smashwords' tech help I've thankfully received mostly regarding the required formatting, which is quite difficult without prolonged personal attention for one not computer savvy, like me and most of the post millennials. Thank you Smashwords and thank you Mr. Coker. As far as I'm concerned your efforts have provided a venue wherein indies have been given a mike.
It seems a seductive shame that other sites seem to make things easier while their results provide nothing more than an illusory, provocatively simple entrée into lit. It is a further shame that their easy and seductive jokes continue their intended, totally mercenary, shame engendered is still mathematically confirmed.
I guess that the best we can do is laugh.
Later that day. Hi again. Don't want to seem so serous. ……………….. Mostly. To be compelled to do that eliminates one from the "cool' list and minimizes the parties to which one is invited. It's kind of a convoluted, non-obvious story; but one which those who have been there quietly understand, while those who have not been never can. It's not their fault to have been given attributes which are consistent with the notion of the popularity we all lie about desiring, saying that it doesn't matter, with some degree of momentary "truth," which negates every pre-dawn vision/dream we dream in a sun-hidden nirvana, most prompted by the wonderful, innocent kitten who just seeks play, food, and refreshed water; thankfully disturbing our sleep with the periodic claw they gradually come to understand can hurt and hold back and thereby on.
The cats sleep while it is light; so I guess the best thing I can do during the day, is something which might have something to do with someone's idea of lit or attempts at an entertainment dismissed, shortly after the pretension taken as implied wears off, with its wrongfully construed sense of being unique; that mis-stated thanks to the inadequacy of words.
Hey readers. Peace and love. It's really much simpler than the words make it sound. Trust me? I wouldn't.