Wednesday, December 8, 2010

No Excuses for Lazyness

So it's a long time since I wrote anything on here and that is just wrong. I suppose I could say it's because I'm a year older and getting lazy in my old age. But that's not good enough. I'll have to pull up my socks and try to do better.

However, it is true that at this age life has a habit of flying by. I remember when I was six or seven and in my early school years, those weeks until summer holidays just dragged by. They were interminable. Now it seems that the time between one summer and the next is gone in the blink of an eye. So I guess it's a matter of perspective and mathematics.

I have been busy though, reviewing books on Amazon and editing my own book a couple of times. And I've come to the conclusion that I will self-publish. I'm thinking that at my age I don't have time for the normal process. Sometimes it takes years to get an agent, then it takes months for them to sell it (if they ever do) and then it takes months for the publisher to publish it. I don't have that sort of time left. And with e-books self-publishing has become quite respectable.

I would like to get this book out to the public because it's an interesting time in history that has been mainly overlooked. So in January I hope to actually push the button that will put it out there. Will keep you "posted."


  1. I hope you do, Betty. Then you'll keep yourself quite busy with all the promoting. Can't wait to see you take on this exciting adventure.

    xo Gae

  2. fyi, the captcha it made me type to make this post was buttshed. That made me laugh, especially given that it is your blog I was commenting to. :)

  3. Betty! You should totally self publish. I'll be your first customer, but you have to promise to sign it for me.

  4. Betty, I think you should definitely self publish. And you have a built in fan base on abna and facebook.

    You'll need to come down south a ways for a book signing. We'll have a party for you. :)