2/7/12

Check out my awesome self!

HA!  It took a few hours of crying, swearing and bargaining with God, but I figured out how to upload stories to Smashwords.  Smashwords is an epublishing site that allows you to upload original writing and sell it directly from Smashwords, but it also links your work to Amazon, iTunes, etc so that readers can find it there.  (That part takes a little longer though.  It won't be available at those other sites for maybe a week.  I'll keep you posted.)

I posted my new flash fiction story "Ten Things I Hate About Valentine's Day."  See the cover?  I'm feeling a little smug because I designed it.  I used an app called Typedrawing.  (It's really fun!)  I know.  You could probably do better, but, remember, you are way more artistic than I am.

The story is free because I'm just trying to build a little bit of an audience.  It's only 500 words.  You could read it while waiting for your bread to toast.

There are lots of downloading options.  You can download it onto your e-reader, iPad, phone or just your computer.  You can find it here.  Be sure to tell me what you think.

And remember, men, don't forget to get your sweetie something nice this Valentine's Day!

21 comments:

Carrie Rosalind said...

SO cool - I'm gonna go check it out right now. Congrats! And great book cover! :)

Olga said...

So awesome. Nice of you to change Mike's name to Brian, too!!

Jean Spitzer said...

Yay for us! I'll download and enjoy. Thanks!

claire bangasser said...

Really, really awesome. I am SO impressed. Bravo!

Coppertop said...

Loved it - shared it on The Facebook.

Daisy said...

Poor "Brian"! He's in the doghouse!

I thought the cover of your book was perfect Margaret. I don't hate Valentine Day tho.

Bellis said...

A fun read, Margaret. You've left me wanting more.

Petrea Burchard said...

Margaret, your self is so very awesome.

Petrea Burchard said...

I love your story. I think I'll send it to, uh, my friend's husband.

Katie said...

Great story! I almost feel sorry for Brian, but seriously, how could he be so lame?

Susan Campisi said...

This is so exciting! I'm already impressed. I love the title, the cover, and your bio on Smashwords. I'll download tonight and indulge. Thank you!

untonyto said...

Brian... is he real? If so, it's not valentine's yet, he can be a warning to himself.
Hilarious.

Margaret said...

Thanks to everyone who downloaded my story and for all of your support. I really appreciate it.

And, Untonto, no. Brian is not real. Thank goodness! My husband would never make such a serious mistake.

Desiree said...

This cover is amazing! You ARE a goddess! Can't wait to read it--congratulations on adding yet another frickin' skill to your tool box.

CafePasadena said...

I checked out your shock & awesome self, MF. All I can say is your man must bee a happy hubby.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I'll "jump 4 u" You did good.

altadenahiker said...

How many toasters do you need? (Among all your many talents, now you can create a cover. Not fair.)

TheChieftess said...

HaHa!!! Very clever Ms Finnegan!!! I enjoyed your story thoroughly!!!
One nice thing about getting old(er)...I've let go of expectations..for Valentine's Day...About 5 years ago we went to one of our favorite restaurants on V day and waited for about 2 hours to be seated (we had reservations), had lousy service, and the food wasn't as good as normal...after that, we decided to go out the day before or the day after...much more satisfying!!! Then...well, we still get each other cards!!! Can't say I miss it...the angst and crowded commercialization just isn't worth it!!! Which, if Brian were smart, he'd partake in all the little non-V-day expressions of love through out the year...works wonders to mitigate any gaffs in those "special" days!!!

TheChieftess said...

PS...I do think that your goddess writings are worthy of a book...published...and Vroman's book signing!!!

Margaret said...

Thank you, Chieftess. You made my day.

Petrea Burchard said...

You are working on that book, aren't you, Margaret? I'll be first in line to buy it and I know I'll have to fight for the spot.