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My Furry Muse

Hello all,

Hope you're having a productive month.  While writing today, it hit me that my cat, Buddy, is rarely far from my desk.  Just looking at him relaxes me enough to churn out a couple of pages or more, on some days. I suppose that makes him my muse, LOL.  Anyway, I thought I'd post a picture of my little fluff ball. Is anyone else more productive when their animals are nearby?

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ISWG Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

It's time for another installment of the ISWG. For those who'd like to learn more about this supportive and helpful membership, please click on the name of our illustrious host: :Alex J. Cavanaugh

This month's question was a doozie, and well worth posting about: What pitfalls would you warn other writer's to avoid on their publication journey. 
There's so much I've learned from drafting PAWN OF THE GODS, that I hardly know where to begin. I could tell you all not to edit your book as you go. I did this and it took twice the time to finish my first draft, but this is advice lots of writers give, IMO. 
It's what happens after the book is done that counts. Even if you're published through traditional means, new authors are required to market their books. I thought if I wrote it, "they" would read it. This might have been true twenty years ago, before self-publishing took off on Amazon. However, nowadays, each new release is a drop in a sea of storie…