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New to the Crew by banettelover
New to the Crew
Regana is new to the Little Hell crew >.> And she is a bit weird so this is how she plans to learn more about her crew mates XD
She is a master of stealth except not really.
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Hey, all. Its been a while since I published a journal at all. Most of my past journals have all just been me really depressed, but whatever. My new goal is to make my journal entries on here informative or at least relevant to others. That said let me just fill you amazing little angels in on what my life has consisted of over the last couple of months.
As many of you probably don't know, I published a book roughly a year ago. It was my first book so saying I was super pumped about it is a bit of an understatement. I self-published which isn't a hard task - its more time consuming than anything. You just write your manuscript and you have to sign up to a self-publishing site and fill out everything, wait for content to be reviewed, and so on. Its really fun in a way, but after you get done you notice all the work you have to do yourself. The work before you publish a book is already crazy (writing, editing, designing things if you don't have someone to do it for you) and then you have to do publicity stuff after that too. Let me just tell you all this: publicity and marketing is freakin' hard. If you're not with a publishing house or if you aren't J.K. Rowling, then that is gonna be a task and a half. Anyway, I digress from that. The point is, I'm working on my second manuscript. Its a fun one and its going to be very different from anything that I publish on here (cause lets be honest: I haven't put any "real" writing on DA. That's a big chance for people to steal my work and plus its possible to plagiarize yourself so its just best to avoid putting your work out there before publishing) and very different from my last book as well. This one makes me a little nervous because this is something I have wanted to write for a while and its gone through so many changes through my life. That said, I obviously don't want it to flop. My last book didn't do too bad I must say. I certainly earned more than I am used to being paid from it, but I want this book to do even better - that is why I started looking for a publisher. 
Having a publisher would be so great! Publishers already have a company name that customers associate the work with and by being published through a genuine publishing house customers expect a certain quality from the work and will be more willing to buy said work based on that impression that they have of those books. I have had college professors who have made us by certain texts based on only what work it was and what publisher the work went through - because he knew they would do a good job! Let me tell you a well-known secret though: being publish is hard...and as expensive as gold-plated candy apples! 
Not only do you have to impress the publisher, but most of the publishing places that I have looked at require a payment. Doesn't sound too bad, huh? Well how about a $500 minimum down payment? Yeesh. I am seriously wondering where these publishers think writers are hiding $500 of spare cash. Even full-time writers don't make so much as to have that extra so that they can just blow it on something that might not make that money back for them. They even have a package deal where you can spend more than $2,500. What do I look like to you people?! I don't have this mythical writer's money tree that you seem to think exists! 
Anyway, the point is that I am exploring several options on getting published through real, legit, established publishing houses. I expect to get shot down a bit, but there may be that one perfect publishing house ready to make my dreams come true. Cross your fingers for me and I will keep you all up to date. Also, if this all goes well, I may write a journal entry on what worked and what didn't work so as to help all the other writers on DA find a nice publishing house without wasting as much time as they may have otherwise. 
Well, that is all I really have for now. Here's to hoping I have positive news and advice to report soon! 
Story Preview by banettelover
Story Preview
Hey, sup. I know this quality is a bit lacking, but all I have right now is a phone camera XD Oh well? 
Anyway, I am writing my second book now and I decided to play around and make a comic out of one of the scenes. I know you don't know what is going on, but that is on purpose. The story is kinda...well...being written so I'm not just gonna publish it on here. Hopefully this gets people a little interested though.


All the characters, the plot, and the places are my property.
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  • Mood: Bemused
  • Drinking: Fuze
Hey, all. Its been a while since I published a journal at all. Most of my past journals have all just been me really depressed, but whatever. My new goal is to make my journal entries on here informative or at least relevant to others. That said let me just fill you amazing little angels in on what my life has consisted of over the last couple of months.
As many of you probably don't know, I published a book roughly a year ago. It was my first book so saying I was super pumped about it is a bit of an understatement. I self-published which isn't a hard task - its more time consuming than anything. You just write your manuscript and you have to sign up to a self-publishing site and fill out everything, wait for content to be reviewed, and so on. Its really fun in a way, but after you get done you notice all the work you have to do yourself. The work before you publish a book is already crazy (writing, editing, designing things if you don't have someone to do it for you) and then you have to do publicity stuff after that too. Let me just tell you all this: publicity and marketing is freakin' hard. If you're not with a publishing house or if you aren't J.K. Rowling, then that is gonna be a task and a half. Anyway, I digress from that. The point is, I'm working on my second manuscript. Its a fun one and its going to be very different from anything that I publish on here (cause lets be honest: I haven't put any "real" writing on DA. That's a big chance for people to steal my work and plus its possible to plagiarize yourself so its just best to avoid putting your work out there before publishing) and very different from my last book as well. This one makes me a little nervous because this is something I have wanted to write for a while and its gone through so many changes through my life. That said, I obviously don't want it to flop. My last book didn't do too bad I must say. I certainly earned more than I am used to being paid from it, but I want this book to do even better - that is why I started looking for a publisher. 
Having a publisher would be so great! Publishers already have a company name that customers associate the work with and by being published through a genuine publishing house customers expect a certain quality from the work and will be more willing to buy said work based on that impression that they have of those books. I have had college professors who have made us by certain texts based on only what work it was and what publisher the work went through - because he knew they would do a good job! Let me tell you a well-known secret though: being publish is hard...and as expensive as gold-plated candy apples! 
Not only do you have to impress the publisher, but most of the publishing places that I have looked at require a payment. Doesn't sound too bad, huh? Well how about a $500 minimum down payment? Yeesh. I am seriously wondering where these publishers think writers are hiding $500 of spare cash. Even full-time writers don't make so much as to have that extra so that they can just blow it on something that might not make that money back for them. They even have a package deal where you can spend more than $2,500. What do I look like to you people?! I don't have this mythical writer's money tree that you seem to think exists! 
Anyway, the point is that I am exploring several options on getting published through real, legit, established publishing houses. I expect to get shot down a bit, but there may be that one perfect publishing house ready to make my dreams come true. Cross your fingers for me and I will keep you all up to date. Also, if this all goes well, I may write a journal entry on what worked and what didn't work so as to help all the other writers on DA find a nice publishing house without wasting as much time as they may have otherwise. 
Well, that is all I really have for now. Here's to hoping I have positive news and advice to report soon! 

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4Anime Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Thanks a lot for the fav on Joey n Kaiba! ^^
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Madam--Kitty Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

Hi. wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…

P.S. The group is about politics in case you were wondering.

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Shiroichi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for the fav Nagisa Bowing Icon
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banettelover Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No need to thank me at all. ^-^ 
In fact, I should thank you for posting such great work. Never stop doing what you do, okay? You're amazing <3 
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Shiroichi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist
T~T oh my thak you so much :hug: this means a lot to me and I´m not just writing this. I´m happy that you like my fanart so much
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