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The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.













Monday, November 11, 2013

Saturated

Hello, dears. Gram here today. My poor creator has been extremely busy today with the cleaning, grocery shopping, and errands. She doesn’t always listen to me about not cramming in too much on her off days from The Salon. I do hope I get her notes down right that she left me.

Strange. Don’t you think? You know, that she would have me fill in as a secretary while she attends to such things. I’m no writer whatsoever. But here goes…

Are any of you Indie writer’s out there feeling the market is SATURATED with books? Every cyber corner my creator seems to turn, is birthing a new one. She's beginning to believe there are polygons on fertility drugs out there multiplying times three.


The Information Age in which we live is characterized by saturation. We are inundated from all sides, every moment of everyday by more information than we can now process. Author Phil Elmore. You can find his full article at: http://mobile.wnd.com/2009/04/96515/

Of course, she’s read several books on marketing and whatnot. I can’t tell you how many articles she’s scoured through on the web. Like, 10 Winning Marketing Strategies For Your Self-Published Book, by Author Bidnotto. You can find his article at: http://www.bidinotto.com/2013/03/10-winning-marketing-strategies-for-your-self-published-book/

The both of us are wondering if there is more to it than determination and luck. Secondhand Shoes seems to drift in an ocean out there. Every now and then someone throws it a lifesaver.

Secondhand_Shoes_Cover_for_Kindle
Go here to check it out. It's 99 cents for your Kindle.

It’s also available for all countries on Amazon. She has also written two short stories, The Partners’ Progeny and Time On Her Side.

Personally, I’ve been prodding her to write more. It clears the poo out of anyone’s head and gets you to focus. She does listen to me about that. Good thing, too. Wish my grand daughter, Lila, would listen. But if anyone has an eighteen year old at home,you know how that goes.

As for my creator’s titles, here they are:


Killer Stilettos, Book II in the Lila's Journey Series – Paranormal (we’re working on those rewrites together)

Combat Boots-3rd book Lila's Journey Series (all we have are some ideas jotted down)


White Trash and Pill Heads- Family drama/suspense (she’s on her fifth draft with this one)


Amuck in Time- cozy sci-fi (ideas jotted down)


The House on Mendocino Street-paranormal (first draft almost completed)


The Day It Happened-apocalyptic/thriller/suspense (two chapters drafted)

Well, dears. That’s all she wrote. I do hope you have a lovely, day, evening, and week.

Gram

26 comments:

  1. Thanks Gram. We love Shelly's writing and it does seem like there are too many books saturating the market. Good ones like Secondhand Shoes will always rise to the top.

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    1. Well Eve, Shelly does say you are very sweet. And you most definitely are. Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. Your creator just has to be patient, Gram.

    Now how does a ghost write a blog post anyway?

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    1. Actually, SHelly is quite patient. She just needs to buckle under a write.

      And as for me writing and posting a blog, it takes several packages of double D batteries and a couple of light bulbs.

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  3. Gram! How fun to hear from you! I have an almost 17 year old...so I can relate to how hard it was to get Lila to do what you wanted. Though she does seem to listen to you...at least where I am, which is 3/4 of the way through. I have a LOT of author friends and an impossibly long to-be-read list, so I'm reading four different books right now. Really enjoying Secondhand Shoes. Lila has spunk and she has YOU!
    Tina @ Life is Good

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    1. Oh dear! And I thought Shelly was crazy for reading two at a time and then beta reading for two other authors.

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  4. Gram and Shelly are both really busy. The reason there are so many books out there right now is that everybody (well almost everybody) learns to read and write it school. There must be some way to fix that.

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  5. Fun post, Gram! Thanks for filling in for Shelly:). She's such a busy lady, I don't know how she manages it all.

    Marketing is tough. She just needs to keep writing. The more she writes, the more readers will discover her wonderful stories;)!

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    1. Well, I'll see to it she keeps writing.

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  6. I love Gram! And Secondhand Shoes is a good book. It will do just fine. Just give it time.

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  7. Hi, Gram. And she's right about the saturation thing. You turn around and someone's got another 10 titles out. What gives?
    I agree with Norma, it just takes time for people to find your books, and let other people know about it/them. They'll take off, I'm sure. She's got some good books and short stories out there!

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    1. Well, I'll just keep her writing then.

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  8. Wow, Shelly has been busy! And yes, I get that feeling of flooding every time I look at pics of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the halls filled with new kids books just goes on and on!

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  9. Yes, there are lots of books, but I'll always be in the mood for a good story. :)

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  10. Just bought! And I know! The market is so saturated. But readers aren't having to sift thru every title. They know what they want and go for it. That's why it's so vital to get our books into readers so word of mouth will do its thing. (Still figuring out how to do this...lol)

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    1. Thank you, PK. I'll just keep writing and publishing.

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  11. Hang in there! Secondhand shoes will get its turn in the spotlight. :) In the meantime, I'll check my kindle list (i thought I"d already bought a copy but I'll check just to make sure )

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. I believe you did. If your Kindle looks like mine...full...yeah...

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  12. Too many books not enough time!

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    1. I know. I'm always playing catch up on reading and reviewing.

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  13. Secondhand Shoes sounds an excellent read. I shall definitely be putting it on my TBRD.

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