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Your period game is wack, mad binbong in the krilz. I sometimes use jargon to troll non-English speakers, sometimes real, sometimes not. Bird up, you smell me?

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hey first you should look at a map and realize 800 miles is 1/3 of the width of the US, so you’d be going much farther than 2 states unless you were going across texas which already narrows it down.

looking at your post history narrows it down further and that’d put you at robbing a new mexico bank.

there would be any number of surveillance options to pick up your license plate even pointing in the direction of the robbery and establish that you made the trip there or back, which gives probable cause and warrants easily issued.

freeze you’re under arrest for precrime by the internet police bureau

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Mkay, yeah, who would want to visit hawaii

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Can you detail out your experiences with "publishing?" I see a lot of comments in awe of this, frankly, trivial thing.

I know of many YA authors who have agents and publishers that will not touch anyone who is self-published, and contractually require them to abstain from doing so. If something was already self-published, it will never be picked up for major publication. Maybe in the early days where that was still an interesting rags to riches story, but I was surprised to find how vilified that process is when to me it sounds like the definition of proactivity.

I am assuming that you've essentially self-published your novel, and did not go through Big Publishing to do it, else you wouldn't be running your own AMA and would be linking to / referring to your publishers as required by contract.

Further, you spoke about carrying the novel "through editing." Did you self-edit, or have an editor review? Especially with YA, an editor's role is aligned completely with a publisher because they will edit the story to increase target audience stickiness + product potential, so it isn't merely proofreading.

Any marketing or ad budget (besides word-of-mouth social like this AMA)?

Did you consult anyone regarding these issues? Were you aware of them?

Or did you simply DIY the whole thing?

I'm interested to know as again the aspiring writers I work with all seem to have the same issue of self-publishing leading to success being a fairy tale pushed by those interested to profit from mass amounts of self-publishing, and for NYT bestseller levels you will either not find or see a cover-up regarding their self-publishing days.

Good luck!