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Nearly there!

Sitting here in my pretty bedroom with my purry stripy cat and my a capella Christmas music coming over my headphones (yes, I know it's early, but several of the songs make me think happily of certain stories that I have recently completed, huzzah!), I'm really quite content and feel like sharing some of that contentedness with you.

So I shall tell you, on this Sampler Saturday, that if you have a section of bookshelf dedicated to the works of Anne B. Walsh, as some of my fans do, you will soon have two new entries! In the Bleak Midwinter, the 2013 holiday special, is DONE, as is Christmastime Is Here 2013, the combination of last year's special and this one! 

As for Killdeer... well, as I mentioned in my Facebook post just a little bit ago, there's been a number of things to deal with today, and really this entire week (how dare they expect me to do work at work? Humph), so I haven't made quite the progress I'd hoped. Still, I have made progress. Part Four, the last section, is almost halfway done!

I doubt I'll be writing much today, since there is cleaning and baking both to do, and then our handbell choir is scheduled to ring for the 5 PM Mass, with a trip an hour north right after that for me, to see my sister in her most natural habitat, that is, onstage. The play sounds rather depressing, but then, don't most of them anymore?

But to come back to my original topic, Killdeer is really very close to done, and with the polishing I've been doing on the earlier segments, I think I might be able to publish before November ends. It's in the vicinity of Cat Tales, word-wise, so I'm thinking I'll price it about the same: $3.99 e-book, $8.99 Amazon paper copy, $7.50 from Etsy.

For my international readers, this time I will do the extra legwork (which I should have been doing all along, sorry!) and hunt up the links to the various Amazons --,,, etc, etc. Kindle Direct Publishing auto-sends your book to all of them, unless you specifically say you only want it sent to some.

As for paper copies, sadly CreateSpace only distributes in the US, the UK, and through Amazon Europe, but still that's going to save anyone in those areas quite a bit on shipping. And who knows? They might start serving Australia, Asia, or South America one of these days. (My readers inhabit five of the seven continents. This baffles me.)

So, that's my blog. Now I'm off to the Room of Idea Generation for the various functions most often performed there, and then onwards to the second half of this lovely busy day. Tomorrow, on Surpassing Sunday, an update on all things fanfic. Watch Facebook and Twitter for more timely updates, and thanks as always for reading! 

4 Comments to Nearly there!:

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Geoffrey on Sunday, November 17, 2013 3:40 AM
I have to say I think contentedness is one most wondrous things in the world. It’s also one of the evilest, too, as it’s what keeps us from wanting to get out of bed in the morning. (Un)Fortunately, it’s a feeling that rarely lasts for long, no matter how nice it is. So, enjoy it, Anne. Then again, it’s been a day, so the feeling has almost certainly passed away already. C’est la vie. Assuming you let us know when your originals are available, I’ll suppose we’ll have to be content with what progress you’ve reported. But do tell: how was the play? The purry cat? And what in the world is the Room of Idea Generation? And one last question before I concede consciousness. You said you enjoy tasty food; what are your favorites? Are there any holiday-specific foods you’re looking forward to? (Myself, I always look forward to wassail and eggnog in December.)
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Anne on Sunday, November 17, 2013 6:20 PM
See, I have (sometimes) the ability to be content with the understanding that I need to keep on earning the contentedness. The play was strange, depressing, and somewhat offensive, but then, I tend to find a lot of modern theater that way. The cat, as she always is, was very comfortable right up until she heard the dogs. The Room of Idea Generation has many other names, such as the Room of Personal Cleanliness. As for holiday-specific foods, I'm really looking forward to helping my dad bake his eleven types of Christmas cookies.

Rachel on Sunday, November 17, 2013 5:18 PM
In terms of your profits margin, where is the best place to buy your originals? Where will the highest proportion of my dollar go to you?
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Anne on Sunday, November 17, 2013 6:22 PM
For e-books, it doesn't matter very much, though a sale directly from Smashwords will net me a bit more than one through their affiliate sites (B&N, Apple, Kobo, etc). Still, it's not a massive difference. For paper books, if you're within the US, either my Etsy site or buying direct from CreateSpace will get me the most profit, and an Etsy sale will also save you money!

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