Friday, April 29, 2016

Author photos, wow, what a week! I got a notice from the publisher that I needed a photo for the back cover...comedy insued.

publisher:  you never submitted your author photo
me:   oh , I did not know I had to,  I'll send one
publisher:   the dpi and size are wrong
me   ok I'll rescan and resend
publisher : the print quality is not good enough.
me:  ok I'll take a brand new pic and send it in the proper dpi and size.
publisher : the print quality is not good enough
me : don't penalize me because I'm ugly
publisher: you may want to consider a professional photographer

   these are the emails I have sent,  one a day now to the publisher

me:  4-26   10:00 am
Hello, I am off to the photographer!
he is going to send you the shot via email
please let me know when received and if it is acceptable.
take care

publisher 4-26 no response

me:  4-27    10:00 am
Good Morning, did you guys get my new photo?
is it ok?
will you let me know?
how's the weather out there?
take it easy

publisher 4-27  no response

4-28 10:00 am
Hello, how's it going?
could you let me know if you received my head shot photo?
maybe it's in your spam
I know you folks must be super busy
you responded so quickly when the photo was wrong.
I was hoping for the same quick response now that it was done professionally and formatted properly.
waiting to hear from you

publisher 4-28 no response

Oh well,  maybe today I'll get a response,  here is the head shot photo. Have a great weekend everyone!
I'll be enjoying my ramen noodles because I spent all the grocery money on this photograph.
take care.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

One step closer!, I got my cover art! yay. Sorry I am not showing it until the book is ready :). You will have to wait just like me. Read on!

 I was given two choices for my cover art,  one was powerful and one was subtle.
I picked the powerful cover art.  It is a great representation of the book
which is by no means subtle.  Still waiting on the final edit though, it has been seven
weeks now. I am anxious to see what suggestions the publisher has for me. No rush because this story is timeless and has classic quality. It has also given me time to start another great story!
I will keep you folks posted and let you know the progress step by step.
Love and respect to all, your friend.

here are two photos courtesy of Thomas wood g+

           bac a chur ar an gcosán! -------- stay on the path!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

A fly has two compound eyes and each eye is made up between 3,000 and 6,000 simple eyes. This would be needed to help see all the fine indie books out here.

I thought I was an awesome unique author but have had a rude awakening. The web is full off awesome and unique authors.  I have been humbled perhaps waiting for my publisher has been a blessing.  It has given me the chance to read and meet so many fine writers and people out on the web.  I feel I have what it takes to make it out here. I am finding it is the story and the characters that matters and I know my book has the goods. Either way I am having a blast chatting,  learning and growing as an author.  I will mention no names of my fellow authors on this blog.  This blog is all about me. J. R. Sweeney just a guy from new England,  trying to make it in a world full of rich writing.  The blogs I follow have been a real wake up call for me.  I never imagined that so super talented writers existed! Until now my reading has been of only one book the Bible.  In my younger years I read a lot of Hemingway and I really liked H P. Lovecraft I recently bought a kindle and dedicated it only indie authors. I have been reborn I am so impressed by the new generation of Salinger's and Bradbury's and Hemingway's, that fill my kindle. Kudos to the indie and self -published authors of the web and the world.       Now for a couple pics from  borntobleed881 on G+ speaking of unique and talented.
also here is a link to my website if want to now more about my book and its unique storyline and characters.
                                                          Peace y'all

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

JRSWEENEY57@GMAIL.COM Greetings and salute found a mentor out on twitter. She gave me a list of things to do to try to break into the author field here they are..

Make a list of at least 25 influential authors

Make a list of at least 10 influential publishers

 Make a list of at least 25 blogs and bloggers

Subscribe to these websites and get email updates

Follow these accounts to get updates on Twitter.






set up a Facebook Fan Page    JR Sweeney

*Refer to the Facebook In-Depth for some EXPERT TIPS once your page is set up.

TWITTER    celticorigins

 Google+   Joe Sweeney




So I have been busy doing this I am trying to be niche-specific. I am so green at this writing game  I can use all the help I can get. have a good day everyone

Friday, April 8, 2016

Hello! just heard from the publisher they are starting the cover art for my book yay!!..Although I still have not recieved the final edit thats cool as long as things keep moving forward. I hope everyone has a blessed day

Thanks to all who have come to visit this blog

Here's a Little post I have been putting up on the social networks

another cool photo from Melody Nafisi photos G+   then I put my website link here

 A blood thirsty warrior is always good to have around, as long as he's on your side. See
ancient  ways and new ways collide. When a single vision brings unlikely souls together
as they fight to preserve  the young  utopian "village of Jodicus"  travel through gothic Europe
with a hero as he tries to unravel his past in this fast moving page turner.
SUMMER 2016 "Village of Jodicus"