Doors and Windows

I’m sure you have all heard the saying, “When one door closes, another one opens somewhere.” I have also heard that saying expanded to include windows (so make sure you have your burglar skills honed). I will admit, when I first heard people using the phrase (usually in an attempt to cheer me up) I was skeptical. I mean, where is it written in the cosmic rule book that things need to be fair? Where is it written that for every minus there should be a plus (okay, Lavoisier’s Law of Conservation of Mass DOES say that, but I hope you catch my drift). My skepticism decreased somewhat when I saw examples of door close/door open but I credited that […]

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Life’s a Beach

I’ve been looking forward to March for a while. That’s because I set a deadline to finish my first round of edits on Mik Murdoch: The Power Within for my editor. It is also because it looks like JR Murdock (no relation to Mik Murdoch – I wrote the book before I knew JR)  and I will be tackling revisions on our book, Jack Kane and the Statue of Liberty. Those sound like good things, right? Except, now that I’m in March, I’m finding that I suddenly have a lot of demands on my time. Demands that don’t necessarily improve my ability to write and revise. C’est la vie, c’est la guerre, c’est écrit. It could be much worse, I […]

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Get Published Episode 126 – JR Murdock & Michell Plested Sold a Book!

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode126.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHappy New Year and welcome to the first episode of 2014, which is also my sixth year podcasting. With the exciting news of our new book deal, JR Murdock and I decided it might be time to talk about our collaboration one more time. It has been quite a while since we last gave any tips or talked about what we had done. Besides, we are both really stoked to be bringing the book out for everyone to enjoy. We just want to spread the news one more time. I also came across something that hasn’t reared its head before. Tying a sequel novel into the previous one. […]

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