Writing Tips from a Best Selling Author. The reality of idie writers

When I wrote my first novel 3 years ago, I had visions of writing the "All American Novel". Reality presented me with "Just an American Novel". Still, I did rather well -- and that book, "Blood and Venom" generated an opportunity to ghost-write a book for a family. I made more money writing the family biography than my novel!

However - I was hooked!

Three years later, I've finished my ninth book. I am finally figuring out my goals and marketing plan. Gone is the idea of NY Times Best Seller. Now, I just want to supplement my retirement in 20 years. That's it. And I'm happy with that idea. If I have 20 books (a reasonable number for me to write), I will bemakinganice

Death Panels For ACA – Yeah its called the GOP.

America Is Still a Land of Hope
ACA might actually succeed if given an honest chance and some good oversight. The future is never certain on brand new laws. However, what is certain is that a government can’t give services to citizens if a cult of law-makers work outside the bounds and act in concert to murder ACA.

Yes, there is a death panel for the ACA - and its the Tea Party Caucus. Existing laws become defunct when lawmakers make it impossible for those laws to function.

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Tea Party Infighting Comes Together to Harm ACA

Some may point out the in-fighting between Michele Bachmann, Ted Cruz and Grover Norquist, and other Tea Party bigots. They are certainly snarky with each other –– but only when each one gets MORE national coverage than the next.

These are vindictive, tiny-minded, narcissists.

They will always behave like vindictive, tiny-minded, narcissists.

Like all diagnosed narcissist they rage at each other when one gets more attention. However, just like little drops of toxic mercury they will snap back together when good things push them around.

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A new guy message to old Kos Diarists about Hazing

Stephen Paul West carrying around a Christmas tree
I can be friendly. See?
Ok. I'm a new guy here. Yesterday, I wrote a diary that was not to everybody's taste.

To those who offered sincere links and insight to help me integrate with the culture of this particular community, I say thank you.

To those who treated me like a frat boy hazing, you should be ashamed; and I’m calling you out.

There is a sickness in human psyche that makes entrenched people pick at a new person to humiliate and denigrate. (It is called a pecking order for a reason).

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Michele Bachmann. Not the mouthpiece but receptacle of the Tea Party

Pirate of Politics the Tea Party Caucus
I really want a balanced budget. I want responsible government.

However, I am not allowed to drive to Washington and take the Capital by force of blackmail.

I have to play by the rules.

Those rules are called LAW.

Affordable Care Act is already LAW.

However, Michele Bachmann and about 49 pirates (who worship a lobbyists named Grover Norquist, even if they all fuss at each other) actually had a little experiment in hijacking political systems earlier. These thugs managed to steal the Republican Party about a year before the Federal shutdown.

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