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Conventional publishing or self-publishing:
If and when I ever finish this dad-blamed novel, I will most probably be too old and senile (and cantankerously unpleasant) to go through all the myriad machinations and foolish fol-de-rol of submitting it first to a series of author's agents, or failing that, mailing it off to the corporate owned publishing houses, all in the vain hope that someone (some editor) will read it and like it sufficiently to convince the bosses to have it printed and marketed to the general public. Which, after acceptance of the manuscript, will take a matter of years before its appearance in retail bookstores. Where it will probably sit gathering dust.
But I am not too old to take advantage of the self-publishing industry, such as the Print On Demand process. It will cost me an initial outlay of cash, but the end result will probably be the same, but coming into fruition within a single year instead of many. And I will have a printed book that I can hold in my hand and pass out to family members, friends, an others of those who might care about such things.
Something to think about.
I have been reading some of the words of the late...
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Here is an excerpt from something he wrote for National Review, circa 1955 --
A: It is the job of centralized government (in peacetime) to protect its citizens’ lives, liberty and property. All other activities of government tend to diminish freedom and hamper progress. The growth of government(the dominant social feature of this century) must be fought relentlessly. In this great social conflict of the era, we are, without reservations, on the libertarian side.
D: The largest cultural menace in America is the conformity of the intellectual cliques which, in education as well as the arts, are out to impose upon the nation their modish fads and fallacies, and have nearly succeeded in doing so. In this cultural issue, we are, without reservations, on the side of excellence (rather than “newness”) and of honest intellectual combat (rather than conformity).
--William F. Buckley, Jr.
From: National Review Mission Statement
Word Of The Day:
ontology The philosophical study of existence and the nature of being.
That says it all... right?
No, it does not... not by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin... If you'd like to delve into ontology to a greater degree, you might start with what Wikipedia has to say about it. But I wouldn't advise it, unless you are retired and have a wealth of free time on your hands. Wiki will undoubtedly confuse the reader and invite further research into philosophical questions that will only serve to further confuse and eventually drive men (and women) mad.
One might as well ask:
"A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one."
--Poor Richard's Almanac