Fifty and Fabulous

The thoughts, loves, rants, interests & inspirations for Gen X

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New page – Reading Challenges

Hello my lovely followers 🙂

I hope you all had a nice Christmas and spent the festive fortnight with beloved family & friends 🙂

As we’re now into a new year, I was having a look around this site and my pages…. yes I know I’ve still got a few areas unfinished but I just wanted to let you know that I’ve updated my I Enjoy Reading page and I’ve added a new page to my site all about Reading Challenges….  check it out! 😉



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Ten Things I Learned About Publishing in 2015

I’m not an author, I am a reader. I downloaded A Hidden Fire when I bought my Kindle as it was free and I loved the writing style so much that I was soon hooked. As a quick look at my What’s On My Kindle page will tell, I’ve since downloaded & loved the rest of the series and more!!
This post is a real eye opener for me, reminding me that most of the authors are bloody magicians – creating fabulous stories for me to read while ensuring that their “hobby” (?) still pays their bills!


 bow1. This business moves too fast for anyone to predict.

This is why I don’t predict. I only tell you a few things I’ve learned this year. You can find my posts from 2011, 2012, and 2013 at the links. (I didn’t do 2014, long story.)

A lot of people consider me an early self-publisher, and I only started doing this in 2011. That’s four years ago, guys! I’m a baby at this. And yet… I’m not. Things that are common knowledge for me are still new for authors who spent all or most of their time under the traditional system. So I know a lot, but I’m still learning, too. And you have to keep learning. Nothing is static in publishing anymore. Advice that was written in stone two years ago is inapplicable today. Keep on your toes. Keep learning. At the same time…

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