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Martin December 23, 5:22 UTC

The newest version of the Jetpack plugin seems to have a mobile theme, so I’ve enabled that here on the site. Hope it works for you. 🙂

Also, I’ve decided that the next story to work on is Pegasus. It makes sense, it’s been a while since it saw an update.

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Martin December 21, 0:32 UTC

Just posted the fifth part of the Maw of Despair. Enjoy!

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Martin December 20, 8:22 UTC

So Wattpad has broken their embedding feature. I’ve sent them a Tweet about it, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

Basically it means that the story page shows up inside the box which would usually have the neat embedded widget. Might as well just link you there instead. 🙁

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Martin December 19, 4:21 UTC

Um, no. After a reviewing of the Twenty Fifteen CSS file I decided ‘Hell no’ and reverted to my current theme.

It doesn’t really lend itself to being modded in the way that I would have liked. Shame on you, WordPress. 😛

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Martin December 19, 3:41 UTC

I may be switching over to the Twenty Fifteen theme for the site. It does not have a page menu at the top though, from what I can see of the preview, so I’d need to provide one for you if I did that!

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Martin December 19, 2:28 UTC

Hmm, okay. I looked at the publish date for my writing on the site this year and nope, posting new story parts on a semi-regular schedule would definitely be a new thing, haha.  Still, as long as I stay positive and carry it forward into next year, that’s the main thing!

The posting frenzy continues

So, there are a couple of thoughts which came up when I was looking at publishers earlier today.

The main one is this: does it bother you that a dude is writing stories about women, for women?

I have to consider this when approaching publishers. They may not want to take me on, or they might insist that I use a gender-neutral pseudonym. Which I’m not wild about, but I’d do it for the sake of reader sanity.

Fun fact.  My real name, shortened, is gender-neutral.

I’m a storyteller, and I’m affected by and interested in the reactions of the readers. The more readers I have, if you follow this logically, the better I will get at telling stories. 🙂

If now and again, I have to kindly remind them that my pseudonym is just that, it might be a bit of a let-down for some. Others, I suspect, will shrug and say ‘whatever.’

Later! Off to eat something and work on the writing some more! 🙂

Searching for a publisher, Part 3

I had a look at the submission guidelines for Bella Books just now. I think that I can tick all the boxes there. Honestly though, I’ve never knowingly formatted anything according to the Chicago Manual of Style.

They do accept e-mail submissions, and it must of course include a covering letter, a synopsis and of course the manuscript, although they will also take questions about the submissions process.

Overall, I would say that they’re a good find, even considering the 90-day turnaround on submissions. 🙂