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March 3rd, 2011


SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

 

                I know you were waiting with bated breath for part two of my top 20 ways the government wastes money, but every once in awhile I latch onto something as it’s going down, and have to comment. We’ll continue counting down next time; I suspect there’ll still be federal overspending in a week or two.

 

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One day, while at my full time job, I took a 911 call from someone who wanted us to check on a dog running loose. However, I don’t believe the police should waste their time on dog complaints, so I put the caller on hold and then drove into Whitley County, because that’s out of our jurisdiction in a place where I can’t be reached by my employers.Collapse )

Storm Chaser Shorts and other stuff

I see that I've surpassed 2,000 tweets sent -- again. I got up to 2,000 once before, but then suddenly a bunch of them disappeared and I had to work my way up again. Really didn't break my heart.

At about the same time we reached 600 hits on my writer's website. I have a bad habit of not paying enough attention to stats like that, but I see 71 people now like my Mark R. Hunter Facebook fanpage, and 79 have liked the www.markrhunter website. This guarantees 70 people will buy Storm Chaser  in June, right? Sure it does.

On a related note the Albion New Era, the newspaper where my column first appeared, has reprinted the interview I did on the website Romance Writers on the Journey, at http://romancewritersonthejourney.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/meet-debut-novelist-mark-r-hunter/ . The Kendallville News-Sun, this area's daily newspaper, called me right after and did an interview of their own, which should be showing up today or tomorrow.

It's a little intimidating, and I'm beginning to understand why some people fear success. Yesterday I had a little mini-breakdown along the lines of "Now everyone knows I've written a novel! I have to stand by my work! What if nobody likes it?" But then Emily slapped me around for awhile, and I'm okay now.

Anyway, I haven't been around much, and probably won't be around much in the immediate future, and here's why:

Cut for a kinda-sorta major announcement about another writing project, which has hardly ever been announced anywhere else except for when I mentioned it in passing.Collapse )

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