Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Am Being Lazy

I am such a bum.  I am listening to the radio and eating lunch instead of actually writing on any of the stories I have on the old jump drive.

I finished "Dozer the Destructor" and the illustrations, but found I need to reformat it in order to upload it to Lulu.  Once I get it uploaded I will probably run off a few copies to make sure they don't suck too bad before I release it for people to buy. 

Maybe I can make people do crazy things to get a free copy?  I wonder how many hot chicks read my blog and totally want so send polaroids so they can get a children's book for their kids?

Wow. It doesn't get any more trailer park than that.


Yellow Trash Diaries said...

What's Lulu?

I write stuff for my 8-year-old son sometimes, mostly because we run out of dinosaur adventures.

Ever wonder how the authors of The Magic Treehouse and similar series get so lucky? I mean, the stories are okay, but really-- I think it's right place, right time more than talent.

Houston said...

Hey Kim,

Lulu is a self publishing website. You can read more about it at http://www.lulu.com.

I thought since I am new at this, I wanted to take my first few books, handle them through Lulu and not mess with trying to get published.

The advantages are, I am my own boss, I don't have to meet any deadlines, no rejection (other than from friends and family) and I beleive Lulu only prints what is needed at the time (so no warehouse full of unsold books).

feel free to email me if you want more info and I'll fill you in. I have been seeing other authors who have been making it using social media such as Facebook, MySpace, blogs and Twitter. Why not me?

My email is houstonkeys (at) gmail (dot) com.

Take care, be sure to stop back by.

Yellow Trash Diaries said...

Thanks for the info. My husband and I have "been our own bosses" most of our adult lives. Sometimes it means everybody takes turns eating. Okay, not quite that bad, but I was relieved when he took a position with a company. Except he kinda hates working for somebody else. Whattya gonna do?

Houston said...

Yeah that whole eating and living thing does get in the way of my plan.

Best of luck to you. Love your blog.