Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thanks, but no thanks, PLEASE

People are STILL requesting to add me to their online contacts. Again, many thanks for the compliment, but I simply don't indulge in this kind of activity, nor do I ever have "online chat time," if that's what it's called, either scheduled or otherwise. There's nothing personal when I decline your invitations: I must decline EVERYBODY'S invitations.
I don't know what happened to my old website, or when; but if it's going to cost me dollars to get it back, that may just have to wait a while. I've been out of contact with just about everything since my mother's stroke early this past Feb. She is 91, spent until Easter in the hospital and adjoining nursing home. Then back at home from Easter Monday until just last week, when we finally had to put her in a nice, friendly and clean assisted living facility. My time is still going to be quite limited, what with going back and forth to visit her (50 miles round trip), and meanwhile seeing if I can't crack into the modern romance market to take a bit of the pressure off my financial situation. Have been reading romances like crazy these past months: turns out that, if you get the nice, thick ones, there's an amazing lot of doggone good storytelling here, the kind of storytelling that attracted me to adult fantasy forty years ago.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Hi, Phyllis. I'm sorry to hear about all of the attempts to do stuff you won't/can't. There are an awful lot of folks out there who need to be whacked with a clue-by-four (or just don't pay any attention). So I will make this a one-time-only offer, that you can respond to or not as you see fit. If you need some help breaking into the romance market, I have a friend who is an established romance writer. I'd be happy to introduce the two of you so you could pick her brain, take advantage of contacts, and the like.