Book Review: Your First 1000 Copies by Tim Grahl

Hello There,

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, so it’s about time! I thought I’d write a book review of Tim Grahl’s book, Your First 1000 Copies: The Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing your Book.

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The Saga of the Chickenfish

According to Wickipedia on birds, “The scientific consensus is that birds are a group of theropod dinosaurs that evolved during the Mesozoic Era…Fossil evidence also demonstrates that birds and dinosaurs shared features such as hollow, pneumatized bones, gastroliths in the digestive system, nest building and brooding behaviors.” As well as Wickipedia on fish, “The evolution of fish began about 530 million years ago during the Cambrian explosion. Early fish from the fossil record are represented by a group of small, jawless, armoured fish known as ostracoderms.” This tells me the chickenfish has been around a bazillion years, has a beak not a jaw, is covered in feathers over armour plating, enjoys the benefit of a gizzard, clucks, builds nests, swims and fails at flying when falling off a cliff but is okay when it crashes into the ocean. I haven’t a clue why such an odd creature has a saga, but it must because it says so on my awake-dream list. I also could have been dreaming about a television commercial re-run starring Charlie the Tuna tasting like chicken. Either way, the chickenfish did not come into existence without thorough research. Continue reading

All Things Wackadoodle

While typing a blog post after the word association half-awake thing on May 10th, I noticed that the word wackadoodle did not highlight in red. Huh. I dreamed a real word. Sure enough, the Oxford Dictionary definition is “NOUN 1. An eccentric or fanatical person: “an alarming number of wackdoodles predict the world will indeed end “ADJECTIVE 1. eccentric or fanatical: he had given credence to a lot of wackadoodle beliefs”.” Did you catch that deja vu moment in the noun definition in reference to the first in this series of blog posts. Today is May 11th and here we are. Did you notice the world did not end? Continue reading