Thursday Thirteen: Dreamin’


Ahh, the things I dream about…

1. Getting The Demo Tapes 2 done on time. Release date is September 12. Shouldn’t be hard.

2. Seeing the Demo Tapes 1 be a best-seller for the Kindle. (You picked up on that, right? That’s what Trevor was going on about last week.) It’s only $4.99. Half the price of the print version!

3. Having the time to submit some of the short stories and outtakes that have piled up around here. And figuring out which of them should go up on the downloads page, instead.

4. Writing a guest blog for JM of Fiction Scribe about my self-pubbing experience, and why I’m glad I did it. Or maybe relieved is a better word.

5. Watching Win a Book grow and get more involved in helping authors get their names out. I’m a bit bummed with the hundred or so giveaways for James Patterson. The idea here was to help the mid-list, not the best-seller!

6. Doing more Featured New Releases here, and running more contests for the current one, for Hank Phillippi Ryan’s Prime Time.

7. Actually writing the fiction that has been dancing in my brain, teasing and tormenting me.

8. Working on the Merchandise Table. Have you seen the new logo shirt yet? I wore one at the Lori Foster event. Got a million and five comments on it.

9. Having time to catch up on the 500+ books waiting for me. Some have been here for years. That’s a travesty of good literature!

10. Back to that bit about the fiction dancing in my brain… more Trevor, Mitchell, Kerri. More of some of the minor characters you’ve met here. More blog fiction in general. I love it as much as you do.

11. Being able to make enough money from the Merchandise Table and the Demo Tapes sales that I can upgrade to a Premium store at CafePress AND pay Bridget for all the time she puts in a Win a Book.

12. Having time away from all this writing/blogging/book stuff. Like taking a bike ride. C’mon. Five miles. Is that too much to ask for?

13. Having more time to visit all YOU guys. You’ve got cool things to say. I dig it. Don’t stop. Don’t change, unless it’s to get better.



  1. Julia Smith

    July 1, 2009 10:17 pm

    Fabulous 13 things, Susan – especially #1!!

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  2. Yvonne Y

    July 1, 2009 11:18 pm

    Good list of things Susan. Hope #12 comes soon for you…it’s always nice to take a break! 🙂

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  3. Alice Audrey

    July 1, 2009 11:34 pm

    Yeah, you have some pretty good dreams going here.

  4. bunnygirl

    July 2, 2009 12:41 am

    I’m looking forward to seeing more fiction.

    Time is always a problem, isn’t it? At least you’re never bored.

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  5. Shelley Munro

    July 2, 2009 3:52 am

    Susan, if you’re dreaming all that it’s a wonder you’re sleeping! You’re a busy woman. 🙂

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  6. Patty Reiser

    July 2, 2009 5:22 am

    You sound like me with a backlog of books to read.

    Wishing you a scent-sational TT!

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  7. sandy

    July 2, 2009 7:27 am

    I smell big success!!

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  8. Hazel

    July 2, 2009 8:19 am

    I have bookmarked your blog as I am getting more and more interested in what you are saying. I love nos. 5, 7 and 9. And about the bike ride – go go go! The air must be fresh out there. Happy Thursday.

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  9. Pamela Kramer

    July 2, 2009 9:52 am

    Good luck with the demo! Happy TT.

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  10. she

    July 2, 2009 11:14 am

    Win a Book sounds fun! I’m going to check it out. Happy TT!

  11. Devilish Southern Belle

    July 2, 2009 12:19 pm

    Just surfed in via Thursday 13. What kind of fiction do you write? I’m always looking for new authors to add to my Kindle 🙂

  12. Celticlibrarian

    July 2, 2009 2:42 pm

    Wow. Keep up all of the good work. You have now reminded me that I haven’t talked to JM for an age. I’d better go rectify that.

    *does a little cheer routine for all of your hard work*

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  13. Petula

    July 2, 2009 8:43 pm

    May all your dreams come true and so much more! You can do it.

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  14. PopArtDiva

    July 3, 2009 10:43 am

    I dream that I have more time to dream!!! LOL.

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  15. Thomma Lyn

    July 5, 2009 8:17 pm

    Lots of great things to dream about! And I am excited about Demo Tapes #2. 🙂

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  16. Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books

    July 15, 2009 10:21 pm

    Follow your dreams – that’s a great list!

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