Update September 06, 2022: When Authors Have Limited/No Rights… (Part II)

The publisher had an editor follow up with my concerns that I discussed in my previous post, on When Authors Have Limited/No Rights. Fortunately, it has been a pleasant discussion and they were curious about the portions I had an issue with and I pointed out which ones, and explained my issue. They did mention that I gave up my rights to my work in the contract, which is definitely the case, but I also pointed out an email where they said they were going to let me take a look at the work before a submission. So with this, I was under the impression I would have a final look.

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Update August 29, 2022: When Authors Have Limited/No Rights…

Content Warning: stereotypes, anti-Asian racism

So, I know it has been a long time since I posted. A lot of it has to do with being increasingly busy with some stuff while also having almost no time to write except for a little thing here and there. Also being as deep in the work to help make the world a better place has left me tired, especially with how toxic our political climate has become in the United States.

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Things That Make the Work Hard (I Am Likely Preaching to the Choir For Some)

Content Warning: humiliation, gaslighting, racial stereotypes and violence

So, I have joined some mailing lists that can help alert me to the ongoings of my current home state. Before, I was struggling to get out of my mental health slump, something that is still a work in progress. I seek therapy for a reason because I am well aware I am far from the most “put-together” person out there. I am transparent about this because of trying to be authentic, not because I have it the worse (I know there is worse).

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