Fishing for Ideas or Writer’s Life #2

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I’m sick to death of the Broke-artist title, so I think the blog may change.

Possible options:

carlaherrera.com
cherrera.com
carlarherrera.com
crherrera.com

I know these names don’t sound quite as glamorous as broke-artist, but that’s okay. At this point, I don’t think anyone doubts I’m a broke writer who keeps writing, despite the lack of sales or attention generated to my work.

Is that crazy?

Perhaps crazy-making.

Anyway, if you have ideas for a name for this blog based upon the personality or content, go ahead and leave it in the comments. It may be awhile before it changes, as paypal let me know (through the very convenient monthly updates) that my balance is $1.42. [Thank you Paypal].

In more recent news: an editor for a NY publisher, I met on Twitter, sent me a DM recently and through email, I ended up sending him a copy of Nexus, along with a synopsis and all other relevant information. [Did I mention he’s from a NY– that’s New York–publisher?]

I don’t want to jinx this, but from what I understand, some of the new publishing ‘houses’ are more like PublishAmerica. BTDT.

They don’t offer advances to authors, require a long-term contract and don’t market well.

I’ve only seen a couple of blurbs about this particular company, but most of the information has been speculation. So for now, I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping this turns into a genuine offer.
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The job hunt: I’ve applied to several different jobs in Siloam Springs and am seriously thinking about writing about this experience. It’s amazing how many companies paying minimum wage ask you to devote your life to the position.

In fact, an app I filled out this morning for a food service position had the little agree/disagree buttons you’re supposed to click on.

“I want nothing more than to work in a restaurant.”

I checked the disagree button. I know they want the agree to be checked, but I just couldn’t do it.

Next week, I may post a list of the different types of positions I’ve applied for, along with some of the crazy things they ask on the questionnaire/personality assessment.

 

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2 thoughts on “Fishing for Ideas or Writer’s Life #2

  1. It depends on whether or not you want to “brand” your writing and hence your name, in which case, CarlaHerrera.com is what you may want to use. But if you’re looking for more of a personality touch, then that will come to you in a burst of inspiration more than likely, as that is how these things usually happen. 🙂

    Congrats (even if it may be premature) on your NY nod with Nexus. To date, one of my favorite stories by you (next to the Tesla Machine series).

    And thank you for the “very cool people” nod in your blog roll. 😀 I extend the compliment likewise.

    Keep writing your awesome words. 🙂

  2. Thank you Niko. I may wait for the inspiration. I like the idea of a bit of my personality being behind the name. A couple of weeks ago I was looking for some kind of contact info on your blog and couldn’t find any. Do you have email? I’d like to send you a personal message that I can’t share here.

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