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Friday, December 30, 2016

Random Friday

It's the very last Friday of the year! I can't believe how quickly this past year has gone. At the same time, I'm really looking forward to it being 2017 already.

Gotta admit, I'm feeling pretty disheartened right now. That's three publishers that have screwed me out of monies owed in 2016. (Okay, the ARE money would have arrived in 2017 but it's for 2016). It makes it hard to keep on being positive and to keep wanting to do this. By 'this' I mean publish, the writing is something I can't stop doing. I'm not going to stop, I just need to take a few days to get my head back in a good place.

I'm probably going to see Passengers tomorrow in the VIP seating at the new theatre in town. A small indulgence to see 2016 off. I'm not exactly sure what to expect, so it'll be an interesting experience. The plan is to have lunch there. I'm just not sure about eating while movie-watching. I don't even do popcorn once the movie starts. I shall report back.

I don't have any exciting plans for New Year's Eve. In fact, I may just stay at home and watch movies. I was going to go to Parliament Hill and watch the fireworks. They are supposed to be extra special this year to kick off the 150th birthday of Canada celebrations, but it just seems like a lot of effort. We'll see if I feel any differently tomorrow.

Okay, I'm going to sign off for today. I will be brighter and more positive next time.

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  1. Hi,Two days ago I had melanoma surgery . And I bought "Add love and mix" so I could read it in the hospital.You made it easier for me, happy new year and thanks!

  2. So sorry to hear that ARE is screwing you over too. I thought they were one of the good ones. I am so disappointed to hear that. I hope you find a reliable way to publish because I love your work. I hope you have a good time at the movies. We have a Movie Tavern (movies, dinner and drinks) which I love. Happy New Year.

  3. Big hugs!! Sorry about the publishing stuff I am sure it will work out cause I just love your work.

  4. The ARe news has hit so many authors I read and it really sucks. I must admit that I only buy off B&N (preferable) or, if I must, off Amazon Kindle, but it doesn't change the fact that self-publishing has become harder and harder. I'm so sorry you got caught by ARe's closing. It's screwed a lot of people and left a really bad taste behind.

  5. I feel so bad for all the authors. I still have a credit there which I assume is lost. Big hugs and keep on writing!

  6. I am so sad and mad that you have been screwed by these publishers. I would miss your books! Sending you hugs and positive thoughts!

  7. You have always been one of my favorite authors, and to see you being affected by the closing of ARe saddens me. Please keep writing and publishing, we need voices like yours.

  8. I will be excited to hear all about your VIP experience at Passengers!

    UGH the whole publisher thing is just so awful :((( I immediately thought of you when I heard about ARE :((( It TOTALLY SUCKS!!!! You KNOW they knew before they sent that email that they were closing. UGH.

    I really hope you keep writing and publishing, because I will definitely keep reading.


    Happy New Year!!!!