The same day it was revealed that the Army’s top sexual-assault prosecutor has been suspended after allegedly sexually assaulting someone at a sexual-assault conference, the US Senate rejected a bill that would have overhauled the way the Pentagon handles sexual-assault cases.
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WTF WTF WTF. Oh wait, I know exactly what the fuck: rape culture.
The key point here is the “Library” link right up there when you do a search for a book on DuckDuckGo. It links to WorldCat!
youshouldacceptchaos asked: well, what did you do after you completed a book you wanted publish? I started this blog a month ago, and right now I have 670 followers and I get between 20 - 100 notes per post. I want to take some of the things I wrote and turn it into a novel. Do you go to an editor? is there any money? Let me know, thank you
Well, I believe in opting out of the shitty commercial big publishing game. My books are published by Pioneers Press, a company run by Jessie Duke, who has been threatening to publish my books for years. The company is run out of the front-room of the farmhouse where I live and all aspects of it are overseen by people I know, trust, and love. Obviously this situation is not going to happen for everyone but that’s how it works for me; someone who believes in me has created a company that handles my stuff ethically and lets me be involved any way I want and gives me 30 percent royalties and a nice, quiet place to work. I wouldn’t be anywhere without Jessie.
Oh, and don’t “follow the money” because when you do you’ll only wind up disappointed. Money will come if you’re good. Or it won’t. That’s the risk in doing this. Instead: look for relationships and human interaction and find people who love you and are out for your best interest. You might not get as “famous” but you’ll sleep well at night and you’ll have a better time. There are a lot of total fuckfaces in publishing, real greedy pieces of shit, but there are also people who are in it for the right reasons, believers, good-hearted, smart people and you need to find them. At the very least they’ll be fun as hell to get drunk with and you’ll feel better about the world having known them.
One last thing: followers don’t mean a whole lot. I have 87,605 but I don’t think most of them actually look at my page. The only thing that means anything is the people who get in contact (I’ve met some great people through tumblr who are now real-life friends) and have some kind of real, substantial, human interaction with you.
My advice is write something great, do readings, book tours, zine fests, but don’t worry so much about “online presences.” The most important thing is to write something good. If your stuff is good, people outside of the internet will notice. Once tumblr goes away or falls out of fashion, and all these things do, as great as tumblr is for some of us, what will matter will be the work you’ve done and the real people you’ve met and made some kind of connection with. The rest is internet bullshit, flimsy, insubstantial, sand through your fingers. Go write something incredible. If you do, I as sure as fuck wanna read it. Everyone else will too. That’s what matters.
This is probably the greatest thing I’ve ever read on this website.
I just saw this on my personal tumblr. Too important not to post here as well.