Are any of you lot authors (published or not)? I am currently writing my third work which is giving me plot nightmares. I don't actually know if any of my previous works have been read, they are on Amazon, which so far as I can tell is about as useful as burning books. They only publicise or route people to authors who they think will sell, and don't care about new ones. Their "royalties" are peanuts too. They talk about "self promotion" on Twitter or Facebook, but I wouldn't know how, and have no wish to join either to be honest. Anyway without switching on the cliches, I am struggling a bit keeping all the threads of the plot together, without being as convoluted (or long winded) as many authors. I have written about 45,000 words of it, which is not enough really for novel length and too long for "novella". To be honest i wondered if I might find a co-author, but I don't know anybody, and am not sure I would trust anybody to not nick my story and go with it. I'm sure I haven't got the makings of a best-seller, as it is an old fashioned "genre" with characters (that are out of copyright) that are famous. Anybody wish to engage (without too much extraction of the Michael)?