Thursday, September 25, 2014


I think I posted about a company, that will remain nameless, that wanted $700 to market my novel to agents and publishers. As I'm going through my novel, making major and minor changes, I'm realizing more and more that this company is a scam. They claimed to have read my novel and made some comments (that I agree helped a little). But as I'm going through my novel, I'm becoming more and more aware that they couldn't have read the entire thing. In their comments, they totally missed the meaning of the novel. I really think all they wanted was my money, regardless whether or not the book is publishable.

Fat chance!!!

Keep following (all 1 or 2 of you). I'm sure I'll have many more exciting adventures along the publishing trail as time goes by.
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About Paul West

Paul West is a freelance writer and novelist. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul claims to be a "Prune Picker," though he now makes his home in Taylorsville, Utah.

You can follower him on Twitter: @PaulWWest

Published: Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Hi Fans (all 1 or 2 of you),

This week I don't have much to comment on. I've been too busy to do much of my writing, just the writing I need to do for my "real" job.

I have, however, found a few minutes here and there and I'm still working on the revision of my novel. I think this revision is going great! I can feel it coming on the way it was meant when I first started to write this so many years ago.

I can't wait to finish it so I can, once again, start marketing it.

Then, I'm anxious to resume work on GERTA! and Johnny Sweeting's Story.

More about them later. Keep with me. It's got to get better.
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I'm so glad I have so many followers (all 1 or 2 of you), ha, ha, ha.

Oh, well. Keep posted and I'll let you know about the progress I'm making with my first novel, Bridge to Destiny. Yesterday, I decided to change the title to something more catching. I'm not calling it "Retribution and Vindication." You'll have to read the book to discover why the name change. Frankly, it fits the story better, but I may change it again.

Following the advice of that group that wants to charge me $700 to market my book to agents or publishing houses, I am revising the story. I've completely done away with the first chapter where I described in some detail the accident that started the ball (story) rolling. Now, Mark, the MC, starts by describing his sadness over losing most of his family but he doesn't remember any of it, even though he was there. Eventually, he will start remembering, but the whole accident won't be revealed to him until the climax of the book.

I won't bore you with those details, ha, ha, ha. But reading it earlier today, I still find it very suspenseful and even frightening.

Wish me luck as I revise the entire novel.

And in the meantime, my two other novels are sitting on the proverbial shelf.
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