Monday, March 14, 2011

Is it Okay just to be okay or must we go virual to feel successful?

Hi Folks! I missed my Sunday BlogWalk because I instead went Walk About on my mountain with my magical wonderful old Walkabout hat that fits my pea-head perfectly. More on the hat another time.

My deadline is looming for VK III, and I'll soon be working on the galley for the Dance of the Firefly anthology. As well, Rose & Thorn spring issue will go live next month and we're working on that, and, I have the conference in Fairhope, Alabama to attend early next month *whew* So, I will link to the 'article' I wrote for the BelleBooks Blog. They've entitlted it "Charlie Sheen & Me," but I wanted to say "Is it okay anymore to just be okay?" or Can't we consider ourselves successes without going viral? . . . I've put an excerpt and a link to read the rest if you so desire.

I appreciate your wonderful soothing comments on Friday's "the quest for the story no matter what" post, and as well, I enjoyed your own Five Things from "momma I didn't show off my panties but I ate dirt" post from last week; and hope you enjoyed all the Linky Love from Wednesday.
From BelleBooks Blog:

I’ve just dragged my poor tired bulging bloodshot eyes over more articles than I can ever mention here (my brain hurts); although I don’t need to mention them because chances are pretty durn good you’ve read them or someone has forwarded them to you or shared them on twitter or Facebook or you know someone who knows someone who knows.

Yup, this old girl just lifted her heavy head from hours of reading about ebooks and ereaders and eauthors gone wild, traditional versus “indie” publishing and how the two are facing off in a battle the likes we haven’t seen since Luke battled the dark side *cue laser sounds here,* writers who are selling their books for fewer than three buckeroos (and sometimes ninety-nine centerinees) and becoming thousandaires and sometimes, GASP, millionaires . . . READ FULL ARTICLE BY CLICKING HERE . .

See y'all soon . . .


Carolyn V said...

I love the pics!

You are so busy! Good luck with it all. =)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Kat .. loved the pics .. can't see the bloodshot eyes though - probably a good thing! There's so much going on in the publishing world .. interesting to say the least, but loads to learn about .. Cheers Hilary

rosaria said...

I like that philosophy! Get on out and walk as long as you can, as the weather allows. We are in need of constant discovery, constant stimulation.

Kerry said...

I was going to say something intelligent about the questions you pose here, but find myself obsessing over your fab hat instead. And your dog. The hat looks good with the camou-jacket. I'll make an intelligent comment another time, promise.

Karen said...

Love the hat and dog walking! That's a cute pic!

Linda said...

When it comes to that 15 minutes of fame I am another "count me out". I think the idea of gaining it by some silly U Tube video is fine but when there is a profit to be made then it is not worth my attention. I used to like to watch Entertainment Tonight until they started prolonging stories about some celeb until it got obscene. It is one thing to keep up with a famous star but another to almost go to the point of harassment to keep their story at the top of their play list.

As for Charlie......the poor man has lost it and I refuse to watch him go down in flames.