Monday, June 28, 2010

I apologize for not keeping up with this blog like I thought I would. There are multiple reasons why so I'll start explaining.

A) I started this blog in conjunction with a manuscript I was writing. And while I loved writing the manuscript, it was because I was passionate about the subject. Making little impact on the environment and saving money has always been a way of life for me.

However, I realized that although I can put words together and perhaps even be good at doing it, writing itself isn't a passion of mine. What I learned on this journey is that true writers will write no matter what and that is just not me.

B) I also did not like the publishing aspect of trying to shop my manuscript around to agents. I dread/dreaded the whole process.

C) For non-fiction books like mine, you usually have to be able to do the selling aspect of it yourself, such as book signings, interviews, talk shows, basically getting your name out there. I always cringed at the thought of that since I'm an introvert.

D) I feel like with the recent economy you can find tips to save money everywhere now. And my ideas don't seem as unique as they used to. Every time I perused my manuscript to type a new entry on here, I would think to myself that everyone probably already knows this tip.

In conclusion, I think that I'll try to break my book down into articles and send them out to magazines. The process for that is much easier. And I'll put this blog to rest temporarily until I feel some inspiration again. Thank you ALL from the bottom of my heart for the support.

3 comments:

  1. I am sorry that your dream didn't pan out the way you'd hoped, but, in a way, it opened up a new awareness of yourself, and that's a good thing! Don't sell yourself short, though. Your tips and your message are valuable, and I do hope that you still seek out a public forum, even magazines, to deliver them. Thanks for this blog, and for all the information you shared in it. While I could probably get tips and tricks from many sources, the best and most trusted are from someone I know and trust, and I'm glad you are going to continue providing that, even if not in the blog. Good luck with it all!!

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  2. I just joined a few sites that pay writers for articles. One you might like is Helium.com. They have TONS of topics, and I'm sure being thrifty is one of them. Might be worth your while to check it out! (And believe me, I too hate the agent-shopping process. Not only does it take FOR-EVER, but they often want you to change everything up, or it isn't quite a fit for them. Very frustrating.) But do check out that web-site. You might enjoy it!

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  3. Well, you could always do a blog about your life or your cute kiddo... :)

    You'll be missed...

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