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I know it's been awhile
6/24/2006 12:48:44 PM
I sure have been busy!
As much as I would like to be working on novels, stories, publishing and the like all the time, I have to devote some of my time with housekeeping, aka drudgery, and taking care of other things. Nonetheless, I have self-published three books thus far. The titles are: Marble Halls, Marble Halls Book II (the sequel to Marble Halls), and Glory Hallelujah is the latest. A little background information about these books: Marble Halls was first written in 1995. I was a "nanny" to two boys at the time. I spent some of my free time developing this book. It is a Victorian Romance full of colorful characters and exotic locales like India and England. I was inspired to write this book by two things: a novel called The Far Pavillions by MM Kaye and the movie Elephant Walk with Elizabeth Taylor. Marble Halls Book II is the first time I actually sat at the computer and wrote it as I went along. Other books were written on plain notebook paper and transcribed. I tried to do that with Book II and simply found I couldn't do it! Nothing would come to me in a sensible way. It was frustrating. I do like writing it as I go and will no doubt do that with future projects. As for Glory Hallelujah, I had written that a long time ago as well. The exact year escapes me, but it might've been about 2001. I love westerns so much, I want to keep writing them. My next project, quite hopefully, will be two fairytales that I hope can be illustrated. I wrote these fairytales several years ago as well. The reason why all these books, written so long ago, are now being published is because it takes a lot of time to find a place to do the publishing. I was only partially successful with Publish America. They produced my first two, Accidental Outlaw, and Just A Little Love. However, they turned me down for two of my latest books and so I resorted to self-publishing. Know what? I like it better. I have more control AND the royalties are MUCH better. To view my webpage and find out about my books, please go to:
http://www.webspawner.com/users/pwriter/ Look up my books on www.publishamerica.com too. I have only JUST begun.


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More Blogs by Penni Lynn Smith (Weston)
• 13 Months Now - Saturday, March 28, 2009
• It Literally Makes Me Sick - Saturday, September 06, 2008
• Never Let A Critic Sway Your Opinion About A Movie - Sunday, August 03, 2008
• Struggling To Make A Mark In The Publishing World - Saturday, October 20, 2007
• Publish America Has Done It To Me Again! - Friday, October 05, 2007
• Just As I Said In A Recent Poem - Monday, March 05, 2007
• Happiest Of New Years To All - Monday, January 08, 2007
• When Pets Die - Friday, September 01, 2006
•  I know it's been awhile - Saturday, June 24, 2006  
• Needle In A Haystack - Friday, March 03, 2006
• Haven't Blogged Just Slogged - Saturday, October 01, 2005
• Feeling Kinda Glum, Down And Out, You Name It..... - Friday, July 29, 2005
• Death Comes Calling Again - Friday, April 01, 2005
• Just A Little Love Is Officially Released - Monday, March 28, 2005
• My New Book - Monday, December 20, 2004
• On Pins And Needles - Tuesday, November 02, 2004
• Bummer Halloween - Monday, November 01, 2004
• Tomorrow I Turn Another Year Older - Sunday, October 24, 2004
• Dorothy's Memorial - Saturday, October 09, 2004
• My Friend Is Gone - Sunday, October 03, 2004
• October 1, 2004 - Friday, October 01, 2004
• Sad September Continues - Friday, September 24, 2004
• Old Photos Stir Up Nostalgia - Tuesday, September 21, 2004
• Yesterday Was Sad - Thursday, September 09, 2004
• Life Is Short - Tuesday, September 07, 2004
• We Will Always Love You, Bobby Jim - Saturday, September 04, 2004
• Earthday Everyday - Sunday, August 01, 2004
• Stuff Getting Done - Saturday, July 03, 2004
• Got A New Computer - Friday, June 25, 2004
• The Ad Is In!! - Saturday, June 05, 2004
• Still Feeling Blue - Saturday, May 29, 2004


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