Well, chips are off the menu and have been for quite a while. Still, January was all that and a figurative bag of chips.
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I pumped out a lot of work in January, and February is filling up. I’m happy about that–January was all about getting ‘scripts out the door I’d been working on for a while. I’m really excited to see some fabulous fiction hit the ground running, so keep an eye on my Twitter and Facebook for shout-outs as they release. I also add them to my sidebar, although the list is getting so long I will most likely try to put together a page just for the editing work.
Being a content editor puts me in an awkward position. Obviously, any review I do could be considered biased, and after thinking long and hard about it, I decided it was a conflict of interest for me to formally review any of my clients. Amazon’s TOS makes it very clear they feel the same way. Especially in the wake of the “sock puppet” kerfluffle, which is nothing new to publishing if you know anything about publishing at all. Evidently Amazon feels writers cannot be readers in certain cases, which sucks. Because of course writers are readers. Or they should be.
It’s a sticky wicket. Let’s just say I don’t take on work I don’t like. I can’t. If I don’t like the story, I won’t be able to do my job. So while I may not formally review books my clients produce, you can bet I love each and every one of them, and I support my peeps with a shout-out on their release day and as time allows. I’ll leave it up to you, the reader, to read and review.
Here’s a list of books ready to go or have been recently released:
Ashes and Ice will also be out February 4th by debut author Rochelle Maya Callen. Very exciting!
There’s a lot more where that came from. Lovely, exciting, haunting, fascinating, tantalizing fiction. WHOOHOOO! And congratulations to all on your releases
All that and here’s my bag of chips–if you haven’t heard about Coursera, hie your heinie over there POST HASTE. You will find college courses offered FOR FREE from some of the most prestigious universities in the world. That’s right, you heard me. IN THE WORLD. These are serious, hardcore college courses with all the hard work you’d expect from a quality college course, but for free? Seriously? And from the comfort of your own home? HELL TO THE YEAH.
Have you heard of the University of Michigan? John Hopkins University? Stanford? University of Edinburgh? Princeton University? How about Duke?
It’s an amazing opportunity, and I was like a kid in a candy store. I wanted to sign up for about 32 different courses, but of course that’s not possible because there are still only 24 hours in the day. (SOMEONE NEEDS TO FIX THAT.)
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I’m only taking one at a time, like a sensible person, but I had to stop looking at everything being offered because it’s as addicting as crack. And we all know crack is whack.
So, hello, February! I can see we have a lot to do! BRING IT ON.
Hope your January was productive. Give a shout and let me know what you’ve been up to. Because I’m nosy that way. Heh.