I’m trying to reduce the friction for peripheral writing while attempting to focus on the main train–the completion of additions and editing for Book #3, now in active revision towards publication–in a year, maybe. So if you subscribe to Fragments via email, you might find the substack consumption as or more rewarding in the next 12 months. Read on, blog-friend, and come along for the ride! Why subscribe? Because it’s lonely at 3 in the morning when I get up. Because I find or …

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…is not a garden. And maybe 75 stories, essays and sylvan ramblings does not make a book. That is the judgment, I think, in the minds and profit-making needs of perhaps most publishers of books. They are used to (and see their readers as being willing to pay for) books where Part A leads to Part B leads to…and there is a kind of start to finish nature to the book. That is not so for my existing books nor for the one I …

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I offer the following as exhibit A in testimony to support the claim I make that, for months, I have been in a distracted, unproductive, disconnected funk: I missed the ten year anniversary of the publication of Slow Road Home  (read: the drop-shipment of 1000 books to my back porch) on April 26, 2006. Failing to notice such a major life milestone is not like the me I used to be before I lived full time, 24/7  in a two adult household. My life, …

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Okay. The “while supplies last” is a joke. Both books are printed and shipped as need arises now, so there’s ample to meet demand. The form is up, front blog page, waiting. For demand. Or just ask nicely. Any orders I receive (either by use of the printed version of this form or via the Fragments Commerce Page link to PayPal) will go in the mail the day or day after they are received. YOU could own the complete works of Fred First (except …

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I am pleased to say that my first book, Slow Road Home, can now be downloaded to a variety of eBook formats. While the paragraph by paragraph reformatting and reviewing was a bit tedious last week, in all, once the file was completed, it took just a few hours to have the first version accepted at Smashwords; an hour for the second revision to be accepted; and two days to be admitted to the Premium Catalog for the widest distribution. However, being distributed widely …

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