Guest Post on Hunger Mountain


I am so relieved we’re not embroiled in some dramatic recount right now; it was one of my fears about the US presidential election.

But nope, the numbers were clear and told a good (in my opinion) story.

That being said, it’s not always healthy to track numbers obsessively. I learned that this past year as I was sending query letters to literary agents. I put on a brave face, but the process did get me down.

But I’m back up!

I have a guest post over on “Another Loose Sally,” the blog of the journal Hunger Mountain. In “Nixing the Numbers” I talk about losing then regaining sight of what’s really important in the world of writing. (Hint: it involves actually writing!)

If you’re interested in taking a peek, head on over here.


2 Responses to “Guest Post on Hunger Mountain”

  1. 1 reluctantmediumatlarge November 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Why not self-publish with Amazon and Smashbooks. That’s what I did and I’m really happy with it. Amazon is super easy to publish with. Just upload your MS Word manuscript. I paid a formatter to help get the manuscript in shape for Smashbooks ($50) and now it’s in their Premium Catalog. That’s gets it into Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Baker & Taylor, Apple, Sony, etc. I believe to 26 countries and into libraries.

    You’ve already got the blog to help you promote. I had to set that up after. If you have questions, let me know. I used to work for a traditional publisher and was not impressed with their treatment of writers, so I went my own way.

    Whatever you decide, best of luck. G G Collins


    • 2 paris (im)perfect November 13, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      Hi G G,

      Great to hear you’ve had such a positive experience self publishing! Believe me, I’m definitely considering it. I actually have a lot of thoughts on it – that would probably be a whole other post! But yes, it’s definitely an exciting option. I might just shoot you a few questions if I decide to go that path. I think the most important thing is for each writer to decide for herself what feels right for her. Thanks for sharing your experience!


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