The more things change . . .

 

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babies are out to get you…

It seems to be a law of nature that as soon as a person gets used to a certain way of doing things, it changes. How many times did I learn my babies’ rhythms and then they grew out of them?

 

Things are always, always changing…

My babies both grew and established themselves as toddlers. Oh the joy of screaming tantrums, leaving groceries in the cart, failed play dates… I think it’s hilarious that my friends and I tried to have play dates and then stressed out over the fact that Child A hit Child B on the head with a toy he wanted…You understand Child A was my kid… Well, it wasn’t funny at the time.

Take that knowledge forward into the adult world of wonders…

Everyone knows that running a business is hard. Most fail within the tantrum age, about 2-3 years. Especially at risk are those who dare to start up a publishing house. Damn those 3-year-olds.

My first novel, Curse of the Seven 70s, was released through such a start-up-you-really-trying-something-new-publishing-hi-bred-models. It was good. Great people running the show, avant garde concept of cooperation, everyone playing nicely together. It truly was this author’s answer to questions like, What the hell am I going to do now?

For awhile it was Camelot, but even the best intentions cannot levy results in a difficult marketplace. There wasn’t a one of us who didn’t love it, though.Untitled design (6)

On May 31st of this year, my publisher will be giving all of the rights to our work back and closing the doors. Heartbreaking. Like a child who didn’t quite make it…

What’s an author to do…

If you are in love with my cover, now’s the time to buy my book. But I will be re-releasing the work with my second novel, with new covers. So, there Cover_Curse-of-the-Seven-70s.pdfis that.

I will continue to write and produce novels, short stories, articles, and poetry. Writing is like breathing to me. It’s what I do. And while I’m very sorry for the people who are losing their jobs at the end of the month, they are a talented bunch of people, generous and brilliant, and I know they will have all sorts of wonderful coming their way. Growing pains? Absolutely.

It is, after all, the Writing Life.

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