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    Honestly, I am not ready for marketing, so I would just hold onto it and create some more stuff. I have had a few friends who have had success. One has been around to conventions, on her own dime I am sure, and peddled the crap out of her book. I would not call her success epic, but it was mild, and she got her foot in the door. Another submitted and submitted and won in some important competitions. You could find them on the web if you. A few others have gone the indi route, or teamed up with a friends small time publishing company, but there are creating a fairly large volume of work and getting their name out there. I don't know what will work for me. I think everyone's path to success is always unique. But when I watch it happen, I feel I can do it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmmg View Post
    But when I watch it happen, I feel I can do it too.
    I think this is am important point and agree with you totally.

    I don't see any reason why one cannot be successful at this stuff, and a positive mindset is important.

    When I meet with a successful author and talk with them, I am usually impressed with their intelligence etc, but I find I am usually not completely blown away to an extent that I think "that person is just way smarter than me." They put their pants on one leg at a time, and I don't see why almost anyone who studies and works at it can't be quite successful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    I think this is am important point and agree with you totally.

    I don't see any reason why one cannot be successful at this stuff, and a positive mindset is important.

    When I meet with a successful author and talk with them, I am usually impressed with their intelligence etc, but I find I am usually not completely blown away to an extent that I think "that person is just way smarter than me." They put their pants on one leg at a time, and I don't see why almost anyone who studies and works at it can't be quite successful.
    I have a very serious question here that I have been wanting to ask for years . . . .

    Am I really the only person who puts my pants on two legs at a time?
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    At some point I need to have an intelligent fantasy creature who declares that he puts his pants on six legs at a time, just like everyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devor View Post
    I have a very serious question here that I have been wanting to ask for years . . . .

    Am I really the only person who puts my pants on two legs at a time?
    Just you and Don Corleone.
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    It's a funny expression when you think about it. I contend that absolutely NO ONE puts their pants on one leg at a time literally: they would rip. That, or you'd hurt yourself.
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    Moreover, unless the pants are on both legs, they're not truly on, are they?

    It's just barely possible we have wandered off topic.
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