The world is crazier than most people know. But I know. I was a clinical social worker for forty years. I am a witness. I retired from social work to write about the sad, the mad, and the savage; with whom I have spent most of my life. I have decided to translate these stories into fiction, because, as a co-worker once said, "You couldn't make this sh*t up. No one would believe you."

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kudo?....Or Crud???

I got Editor's Choice at iUniverse.

Bully for me. A vanity press thinks my book is better than most of the crap they get over the transom. One guy commented on a post a while ago that self-publishing marks your work as garbage. Maybe he's right...

Or..... maybe he can kiss my ass.

Consider:

  • since iUniverse publishes anything for money, many of those books are crap
  • but some of them sell very well 
  • and are picked up by traditional publishers
  • and even films (Legally Blonde)
  • so some of them are pretty good
  • and Jane of the Jungle is one of the best among the good.

So, is it a kudo, or not? Should I feel honored, or just thanked for the money I paid them? What would Jane of the Jungle do?



  • She would take the honor and blow it up to utter bullshit proportions.
  • She would tell f*cking EVERYONE.
  • Don't wanna listen? Too bad.
  • She would walk around with the confidence of someone who really DOES shit rose petals.
  • If some guy snickered she would shoot him.
  • She would bully agents with the news.
  • She would have a celebratory drink.
  • She would enter the book in contests.
  • And have another drink.
Here's hoping they can get it printed by April 15, which is the deadline for the Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Contest. It will be close. But it would be terrific to win something, anything. I got a bunch of attention for a book excerpt that won Honorable Mention in a Writer's Digest contest, and an agent actually called me. Maybe I could get a small miracle here.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." All too often in my life, that first step has been  backwards off a ladder, or sideways into a hole, or forward into a fresh dog turd....but... she takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'. Here goes.

2 comments:

  1. Celebrate! Whoop it up! Dance around like no one is looking (but know that they are!)

    Avery

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  2. God, how I love these posts! So funny!

    So what can one say except: Congratulations, Jane of the Jungle! Full steam ahead!

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