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Originally Published at http://horrorwriter.diaryland.com/time.html @ 9:42 p.m.

Still whirling about here. Trying to edit and do schoolwork and take care of web site. You know, as you get older, you only get busier and busier.  Maybe I’m just feeling a little rushed right now.

So, I now have a contract. Humph. What do you know? Imagine that. It’s a shock for me. But, there is it, written out in plain text. Wow. I get royalties, everything an author gets. Still can’t believe it. Maybe it won’t really sink in until I’m holding a copy. I’d say that’s it. I’ll just have to see it to realize what it is. It’s that way with many things.

I thought I was through with small publishers. But, I am such a control freak when it comes to publication. I enjoy designing my own covers. I like marketing and press releases and the interviews. It’s like an addiction. You can stray away and avoid it, but you just can’t seem to ever get it out of your system.

Still don’t know what to do about an author photo. Formal? Casual? Professional? Artistic? Since I have absolutely no idea of what image I like, how can I make one that I like. I even considered a Gothic motif, but sadly, it’s so overdone. There just isn’t anything dark and mysterious about it if you do the commercially popular style. I don’t know. Yes, I am confused about it.

So, without further adieu, I bid you goodnight. Over and out. May all your tales….

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