And Echo Answered

I don’t have a FAX machine at my house, okay? I think — note that I say, “I think,” I have FAX capability in my computer/printer, or can download a program for that. But you know what? It makes me sweat bullets just thinking about sorting that out.

So, when I had a contract to sign for SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING, I went looking for an electronic signature service. And I found it. Adobe’s EchoSign has a service that ranges from Free (all I need) to Not Free (more than I need). I feel like one of the Cool Kids!

photo-mainSpeaking of SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING, it’s part of my SAGE Kickstarter campaign. If we raise $360 more that we have now, SIDESHOW gets released! Otherwise, I guess it languishes until SAGE sells enough to justify another publication of mine. So spread the word about the campaign, okay? Thanks!

I just lucked onto a blogger/writer who’s new to me: Buzz Malone. He makes me snort coffee out my nose, and I like that in a blogger. He’s written a book which is NOT a comedy, and Imma buy it as soon as the month turns and I have grocery money to embezzle again. He has a Community on Google Plus called Literary Agents Hate Kittens. If you’re on GoogaPlus, look up that Community.

I’ve also been introduced to a blog called Dead Tree Edition, particularly to a post called My Heartfelt Apology to the Publishing Industry. As one who lives in a Flyover State, I love it.

While we’re smacking Big Pub around, let’s see how Lawrence Block gets into the act in his Great Moments in Contemporary Publishing.

Okay, break it up. A bazillion to six is unfair. ~snicker~

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character sees a bunch of little guys beating the crap out of a big guy.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “And Echo Answered

  1. Jane

    February 22, 2013 at 9:03am

    Hi, Great progress with the books!
    I remember Lawrence Block. He used to (perhaps still) wrote a column in the writer’s magazine I used to get. I recall liking his comments very much. He appealed to me as a writer who jogged and then came in and wrote, which is what I was doing then. (So you can just guess how long ago that was!) Sight unseen, I’d recommend his current blog,too.

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      Marian Allen

      February 22, 2013 at 1:00pm

      I read that column, too! His Affirmations were great: “Rejection makes me stronger.” Then he would go through all the objections one would make to that statement, knocking them down, until rejection DOES make one stronger. 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      February 22, 2013 at 3:16pm

      Thanks, Alex! We’re very pleased with it! We’ve raised over three times our initial goal, so it’s all good from here. The trilogy is funded, and we’re stretching for at least one more novel before the time runs out March 18. 🙂

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  2. Buzz Malone

    February 22, 2013 at 3:45pm

    Thanks for the shout out Marian! However, as a big guy, I will refrain from taking part in your writing prompt on the grounds that I do not like the premise of it.

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  3. Sarah Park

    February 24, 2013 at 12:30am

    Good luck with your campaign. Hope everything turns out well.

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      Marian Allen

      February 24, 2013 at 9:18am

      Thanks, Sarah! If you’d spread the word about it, I’d appreciate it. 🙂

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