Sunday, December 09, 2012

One writer's Christmas list for Santa

Dear Santa,

I realize this is your busy time of year, and I hope I've not put off too late sending you this letter. Honestly, I'm not even sure if I'll make your Nice List this year. Not that I've been extraordinarily bad, but good? Maybe, maybe not.

Anyway, below is a list of things I would like for Christmas. Receiving even one of them would be much appreciated, but if you can bring about others, the more the merrier, as they say.

1.) The ability to write a thousand words in ten minutes. A good thousand words.

2.) To never have to edit again. Ever. Never. Really.

3.) More hours in the day.

4.) Less to do in the day other than write.

5.) The return of Rogue Blades Entertainment, in some form or other. Hell, let it be Jason's full-time job. He deserves it.

6.) Have Amazon make the KDP Select program actually be useful to indie writers again. It was somewhat useful when it was first introduced a year ago, but nowadays, not so much. Would these mean the death of freebies? Maybe. I'm not sure that would be a bad thing. And while we're at it, make Amazon get its head out of its ass and stop the whole exclusivity thing.

7.) Please make all e-book distributors more user friendly, more technically savvy, and above all else, more marketing savvy.

8.) Less whining from indie writers as a whole. It gets to be overwhelming at times.

9.) Tablets and dedicated e-reader devices for everyone!

10.) For all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace.

Ty Johnston


Charles Gramlich said...

Simple Dimple!

Keith said...

I echo all of these, especially #5.