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Writing Wednesday: What Is Worth Doing?

Weekly Goals:

I made my three blog posts last week, AND finally got some comments in on the blogs of others.

I finished the LAST last clean-up of Swordsmaster, and between that and some work on my contest piece (the deadline is September 30th, so I better get to it – I’m only about halfway done), I logged 1,113 words of fiction last week.

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I also started formatting Swordsmaster for paperback. Viewing the novel in that different format has helped me find more errors – maybe putting it in different font made those errors stand out more (or the change woke me up from staring at text that I’d seen so much it become boring.) It may be worth changing fonts a couple of times when next I have something to proof-read.

It used to be that I did all my paperbacks on Createspace (an Amazon Company), but about a year ago, Amazon shut down Createspace and added paperback production to Kindle Direct Publishing. I’ve only done one book since that change (my collection “Goddesses, Sleep with the Snowmen, and Other Fantasies”.) Formatting for paperback isn’t rocket-science in either system, but it IS tedious and time-consuming. It doesn’t cost me anything other than buying a single poof, though, so it’s worth doing.

Smashwords now also offers a service for creating audiobooks. I’ve never done one myself, but as much as my own reading format has been taken over by audio, maybe I’m being foolish not to create audiobooks. I may do it sometime, but for now it doesn’t fit within my justifiable expenses (I can’t spend money I don’t have.) Yeah, I know, I know – sometimes you have to spend money to make money, but I need to see some proof that the money will be there before I go down that road. It’s not worth it to me yet. Just saying…

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The preorder campaign continues for Swordsmaster.Swordsmaster4

Fate is neither something to run away from, nor something to run towards.

The first bright-eye to be seen on the mountain in living memory, Sandrik didn’t want anyone to think of him as they did the ominous Aurae of legend, so he had worked hard to keep his special abilities hidden. But there was more to Sandrik than even he knew. Now that it was time for him to enter the ancient ruins of Taernfeld and be declared a man, what other changes might he be forced into?

Swordsmaster is my very first novel, and is really worth a read if I do say so myself (WHICH I DO! How can you go wrong with a story that’s been FORTY YEARS IN THE MAKING?). The release date is September 27th, but Swordsmaster is available for preorders now at a SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL PRICE at several online retailers, including, but not limited to:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/954501

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WNK79FM

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William Mangieri’s writing – including his most recent release “Truth in Advertising” – can be found in many places, including, but not limited to:
• Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/NoTimeToThink
• His Amazon Author page:  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008O8CBDY
• Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/william-mangieri?store=book&keyword=william+mangieri

To CONNECT WITH HIM (and LIKE and FOLLOW), go to
• His site on WordPress:  https://williammangieri.wordpress.com
• “William Mangieri’s Writing Page” on Facebook at:  http://www.facebook.com/NoTimeToThink
• His Goodreads author page:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6893616.William_Mangieri
• Or on twitter: @WilliaMangieri

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