Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 10:52 am
The Monsters' Rhapsody: Disability, Culture, & Identity entered the world as an ink-and-paper bundle of joy on August 4, 2016.

In that time, 17 copies have sold: 3 to me (for technical reasons) and 14 to other people.

Somewhere on YouTube, I watched a vid of a panel of authors talking about self publishing, and one of them said that even when you get published via the traditional route (unless you're a Big Name Author that the publishing house is actively promoting), selling 200 copies a year is par for the course.

Considering that she was talking about prose books, and (if I recall correctly) her own work was of a traditional fiction sub-genre, and my book is poetry and it has an esoteric focus (unlike, say love poetry, or straight-up autobiography/confessional/abuse survival), I'm rather pleased to be within sight of 10% of that.*

Anyway, yesterday, I got it into head to try and convert my book from ink-and-paper to pixel-and-silicon by August 4, this year. ...

And this was after the computer I composed the book on died, so I had to re-download the PDF Lulu.com has on file, and go through the whole thing and rework the format to make it ebook compatible. ... My Inner Critic is fretting and chewing her fingernails, 'cause whoever first composed ebook algorithms didn't take the requirements of poetry into account at all (like allowing extra lines between stanzas).

So wish me luck.



*(shameless plug) If you'd like to help me get to a full 10% of Par For the Course, you can buy the book either at Lulu.com (where there's a 20% discount, and I earn $1.69):

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.


or on Amazon (where there is no discount, and I earn $0.03 from the U.S., and $0.33 from the UK [no, I have no idea why I get more money from a foreign-to-me seller])
(/shameless plug)
Monday, June 26th, 2017 06:38 pm

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Sunday, June 25th, 2017 03:31 pm

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Saturday, June 24th, 2017 03:22 pm

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Saturday, June 24th, 2017 02:52 pm
[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #549 ]




The first secret from this batch will be posted on July 1st.



RULES:
1. One secret link per comment.
2. 750x750 px or smaller.
3. Link directly to the image.
- Doing it RIGHT: http://i.imgur.com/KuBug.png
- Doing it WRONG: http://imgur.com/KuBug

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Saturday, June 24th, 2017 09:20 am
 Story Title: Where the River Meets the Sea
Author:[personal profile] marzipan77 
Characters/Pairing: GEN. Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, Samantha Carter, Teal'c, George Hammond, Janet Frasier, Tonane, Xe'ls, T'akaya and a few surprises.
Rating: T, one character death, not a main character.
Word Count: 30,500
Summary: Daniel's return from Ascension was quick - his return to duty at the SGC, to his family, SG-1, even quicker. So quick that he might not be finished. As determined as he is to get his old life back, he's not quite the same - the mission to help Ryac and Bra'tac on Erebus certainly told him that. While Washington is eager to find out what he knows, some old friends need SG-1's help - and they intend to help Daniel, too. Whether he wants them to or not. Let's not even discuss Jack O'Neill's reaction. Spoilers for Spirits, The Fifth Man, and Orpheus. Inspired by artwork by the talented sg1mouse. Beta-ed by the fabulous DennyJ. All remaining errors are my own.

Artwork: Where the River Meets the Sea


Link to AO3: Where the River Meets the Sea
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 06:58 pm

⌈ Secret Post #3824 ⌋

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 06:36 pm

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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 06:52 pm

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 07:23 pm

⌈ Secret Post #3821 ⌋

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Monday, June 19th, 2017 06:33 pm

⌈ Secret Post #3820 ⌋

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Monday, June 19th, 2017 06:32 am
This is the original one, I came up with last year:
Disability Pride flag HD

Image description )

Symbolism )

A while after I posted it I posted it to Tumblr, someone asked that I put a fifth stripe in, to represent invisible illnesses (which I had folded in with both mental illness and physical disability, but she pointed out that people with invisible disabilities are often made to feel that they don't count, or are "faking," and being specifically acknowledged would help break that stigma, and as she is someone with an invisible disability, I took her word for it.

Well, yesterday, I was in the mood to work on something visual, so decided to take a bit of time to tweak this... Half a day later, I got this:
disability pride 2

Image description )

(The flag's symbolism is much the same as described above, with the fifth color [Purple] representing invisible illness.)

And, because I forgot to write this down the first time, and had to figure out how to do it again from scratch:

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Sunday, June 18th, 2017 03:31 pm

⌈ Secret Post #3819 ⌋

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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 03:55 pm

⌈ Secret Post #3818 ⌋

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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 06:19 am
Title: Comb the Wind

Author: svana_vrika

Characters: Jack O’Neill, Daniel Jackson, Sam Carter, Teal’c, General George Hammond, Bra’tac

Pairings: Jack O’Neill, Daniel Jackson

Rating: NC-17

Genre: slash

Warnings: Very minor spoiler alerts for previous episodes

Word Count: 11,650

Artist: salad_scream

Beta Jennie_B

Summary: A member of SG-1 is stolen away during a routine mission, only to be found several days later in a rather unusual, and unexpected, circumstance.

Notes:

-This story is an original work of fan-fiction. Stargate-SG1 and its characters, props and settings are the intellectual property of MGM. I just borrowed the lot for a few thousand words of entertainment. No copyright infringements intended, and I will make no profit from their use.

-Title borrowed from the translation of Fable of Polyphemus and Galatea by Luis de Gongora, stanza one: (http://users.ipfw.edu/jehle/poesia/polifemo/polife1.htm)

-Written for the Written for the [community profile] stargate_summer 2017 Reverse Big Bang Challenge

-Many thanks to salad_scream for her lovely, and inspirational, work of art, and to my beta, Jennie_B for tackling this. I touched it last. All mistakes are my own.

Comb the Wind
Friday, June 16th, 2017 06:44 pm

⌈ Secret Post #3817 ⌋

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017 06:39 pm

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 06:38 pm

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 07:21 pm

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