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What an impressive list of signers and more importently 25 straight forward measuresable goals that would make a differance. One can only hope.....

I often ride the VRE and as i stare out the window, I look into the ditches that run along side the train tracks and ultimately run into the rivers. How about making the railroad owners clean up those ditches on a periodic bases. I'm sure that could help some. It can be gross. I see that and I say "no wonder the Potomac is so dirty." - Wendy Gilkerson

I hope you're feeling back to nomarl soon!It's a difficult decision to decide which route to take, and some authors are doing both, which is another interesting angle. It takes time to build an audience, and that's the same whether you're traditionally or independently published. I remember reading 7-8 years ago, Don't quit your day job until you've published 6-7 novels. I didn't fully realize it at the time, but I think that was referring to building a solid base of fans that will always want your next book. One downside of being an indie author is you can obsessively check stats (not that I would do such a thing), and in the traditional world, you only see that information periodically. I hated writing queries too. Looking back, what I hated was trying to lure an agent rather than appealing to readers. But in the end, it was good practice because now I have to write book descriptions and provide info to reviewers, etc. I'm going to blog in the next few weeks about one aspect of the query letter that continues to haunt me. How's that for a teaser?

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