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Time Moves On And A Lot Has Happened

Nephylim

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It's been a long time since I've blogged here. In the meantime, a lot has happened.

 

I have been somewhat successful in getting published, with 11 books and 7 anthologies I've managed to get myself 'out there' although I'm not selling many books yet.

 

The publishing journey has been a very interesting one and I've learned a lot, good and bad. One thing I would absolutely advise anyone seeking a publisher is to make sure your contract includes a clause that your rights revert back to you immediately if the publisher ceases to trade. Also make sure it has a clause that you have ultimate control over the editing and cover. I learned the last one the hard way.

 

The main thing that's become extremely clear is that to be successful in the world of the published author is that you have to have a huge presence on social media. As a complete technophobe and introvert (yes I am, in real life) it was really hard for me, but I now have two blogs, a website, and profiles on lots of social media.

 

Take a look at my blogs http://nephylim-author.blogspot.co.uk/ http://cherylheadford.blogspot.co.uk/ and my website http://cherylheadford.com/

 

Being a writer sure takes up a lot of time which means I don't have time to write anything like as much as I did before, which is my biggest regret. It also means I don't get to write as much free fiction as I'd like, although you'll find new, free stuff on my blogs and website.

 

I've finally started posting here again, but haven't plucked up courage to dip my toe in the chat room yet.

 

Please comment or contact me if you have any questions or if you just want to chat.

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Congratulations on the publications and on the blogs and the website, which will keep me occupied for quite a while.

 

Of course, I love your stories too!

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Congratulations times three.!

 

Love the cover art for Shades Champion. The new title works too as Dory really was Shade's champion. This story was the reason I bought a Premium content subscription. It is just that good. :)

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Congratulations!! And I love the cover of Shades Champion. I'm sure the story will be equally great. Best of luck!

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I miss you!!!!  :D

 

Those are really good points to the publishing side of the industry.  I know I had this romantic idea about getting my first story published but that was when the real work started...... :o

 

Hope to see you around more ;)

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Hey darlin'.

 

Always good to hear from you, whatever the season or reason.

 

They say that every artist must be a marketer, or hire one.

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You are hands down one of the most talented writers here. And I know someday soon you will be a phenomenon. Hugs.

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