Advice

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Advice : an opinion or recommendations offered as a guide TO action.

Ok, I give advice to help the people I love. The key word is love. My advice is not to hurt you or lead you to ruin. It isn’t to have you fail or intended to harm. It is solid, thought out, and will benefit you in the long run. It isn’t self serving or a ploy to see you crumble. If I give you advice, I care because if I didn’t I wouldn’t waste my breath.

But what pisses me off is when I give you my precious advice and you agree. You people AGREE but then…Then nothing. You do exactly the opposite or continue down the same path.

Why do I offer my advice?

I’m happy. I don’t stress the things most do. I’ve been there, done that.

Because this is the current theme of my social life – giving advice that gets ignored – I am closing up shop. Complain all you like. Mums my word. I shouldn’t have to listen the drama. It dampens my light to see you hurt over the same shit, people. So save me the pain. Keep your relationship drama to yourself or tell someone else.

If I could spit I would but I can’t so I’ll just….Breathe.

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Plus spitting is gross, so…

Not at my best right now. I began Invidious Betrayal to self-publish it. Yes, I realize that I may not become an overnight success. I am aware that it is hard to make a name for yourself. I am also aware that if I sold fifty copies, that would be considered pretty good.

And I was ok with that.

My problem?

I came up with a new blurb and let a few people read it and WHAM… “You should try and get this published,” they said.

They, you ask?

They, are my family, friends, and the amazing man in my life. So I queried two publishers and an agent. Low and behold, I received my first full request.

Yes that is awesome, especially when I’ve only queried three times. The problem is that if this agent doesn’t bite, I would like to go back to getting it self-published. The man in my life is determined that I should try to query more. This poses a problem. I am stressed because I really wasn’t prepared to traditionally publish this particular book. So until we stop debating over this, Invidious is on hold…