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: Pandora's Beauty Box
Yesterday, I went sailing on my Uncle’s 40 ft boat. Evidently, many other people had the same idea and were parked on the bay side with their flags displayed. As we approached the Gulf Side of Shell Island, a rainbow appeared. It was truly magical- A promise of remembrance of those who paid the ultimate […]
Along Crawfordville highway in between Panacea and Tallahassee is a Ford Car Graveyard. Twenty + cars dated from early 1900’s to mid are arranged in a semicircle from oldest to youngest. My girls and I stopped here coming back from the beach in Panacea. Evidently, all these cars were used on Pat Harvey’s family farm. […]
Florida County Hwy 65 runs from the interstate south through Hosford, FL through Apalachicola National Forest and dead ends on Hwy 98 on the coast in Carrabelle. It’s 54.7 miles from Hosford to Carabelle. While driving down this highway, there are no cities, there are no dollar stores or gas stations or any other […]
As promised, here are the wildflowers I encountered while driving on FL Hwy 65 towards Sumatra in the Apalachicola National Forest. I included the common and scientific name in the caption (for all that I could identify). You are welcome to share any of the pictures or use them as backgrounds. Tomorrow, I’ll post the […]
I hope everyone had a happy International Astronomy Day! Friday night, I finished photographing wildflowers and that photogenic water moccasin around sunset. As I prepared to drive back home, fireflies started to flash their lights in the hundreds (thousands?) . I stayed about another hour and captured them along with the stars. Earth/Sky website featured […]
: Hands Across The Aisle
My Pledge to use my Voice.
My America, the Eagle Distressed To even contemplate that we, as a nation, are akin to an Eagle— one with the Freedom of the skies– to have the time, the Liberty, to speak about this noble bird in any manner with total impunity, without fear of mortal retribution or imprisonment, is absolutely the epitome of […]
Tag Archives: short story
Since 4th grade I have viewed myself as a writer. Everything I see ends up on a napkin or notebook in some form of driblet or another. However, there never seemed to be the time to actually complete a piece and follow through with formal presentation. So, I decided to give myself the proverbial kick in the butt and start making time. I have not only set aside time to write, but also research the best publishing/marketing methods.
Thank you David Gaughran for your book, “Let’s Get Digital.” He described the best paths to self publishing and marketing through amazon and smashwords. I took his advise to heart– especially that of just keep writing. However, after taking the time to read through his book and conduct market research, I realized that I will probably need to publish via more traditional routes. I write poetry that lends itself to children’s picture books.
Amazon currently has 8,976 Kindle picture books… I wonder how anyone could find my book if I choose that route. It would be like a shell among the others on a beach. How could I make mine more appealing?
Another option would be to write short fiction/novels around my poetry. Some of my favorite authors include their poetry in their fiction: Madeline L’Engle and Tolkien for one.
Perhaps I am still getting ahead of myself. I need to finish something first!
But now this dream has become a “when” and not an “if” for me; It will happen.