Sunday, August 23, 2015

Not to whine, but the whole social media marketing thing takes up a ton of time. I had no idea it would be so crazy. The shocking thing is that I absolutely love every second of it. I am learning so much and connecting with some unbelievable readers, authors and resources. Each step of this journey is a learning experience and so exciting!
The one thing I dreaded--the bad review--happened, and I didn't get upset (I fully expected to cry). I must have had my big girl panties on as I read it. Even though it was a two star review, the input that I received from the reviewer was appreciated, and I fully intend to take her words to heart. I almost feel like you get the most honesty from a bad review. Most days I walk through life delighted with the good reviews, but aside from the gratitude and good vibes, never really take them to heart. That one bad review taught me more than twenty good ones.
I can't say enough how much I truly appreciate the entire process, and I am so happy that I'm #doinitindiestyle :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New cover for Under Orion's Belt and I have to say, even if it comes off snotty, I have outdone myself. LOVE IT! That's right people, I design my own cover art. I have heard this is taboo in the writing world, but who knows a book better than the author? Plus, I love the process...

Floozies and Fallout is on the way, even after sitting on my ass for two weeks and literally doing nothing. I am ahead of schedule, so it looks as though it will hit the internet world by October 1st. I shouldn't brag. It's bad juju. As I write this, I realize that two weeks from now, I'll be whining that I am behind again.

Third Eye P.I. and Cheekinis & Chocolate have officially detached from KDP Select and will be available soon at most online eBook retailers. Can't say that I was thrilled with the whole KDP Select experience, but I had to give it a shot. Cheekinis and Chocolate will be free. Enjoy and please leave a review...

Exciting things coming soon :) I can't wait!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I'd like to talk about the Tuesday that feels like a Monday....Monday has always been my nemesis. I have never been nor will I probably ever be a morning person. I have enough trouble getting it together on any given day, but Monday always seems to be the hardest day. My brain literally doesn't come alive until after I've ingested enough caffeine to rouse a horse. That being said, the adrenaline caused from realizing I've arrived at work and forgotten my dog outside (I do this a lot) and my cell phone on the kitchen counter (like every other day...) can also get me moving. Thankfully, I realize this quickly and only live five minutes from work.
The point of this is, I wonder when I will ever be one of those people who gets out of bed without hitting every last snooze option and actually has their shit together. Some days I arrive at work looking like I walked through a tornado (thank God my boss loves me). I lay in bed at night and fantasize about getting up when the alarm goes off, the first time, and making breakfast while having all this time to prepare for the day ahead of me. The next morning always arrives and I ALWAYS put up the same fight...Let's just call today, Tornado Tuesday :)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

In the background my husband shouts, "Leave mom alone. She's blogging about how rotten her children are and how awesome her husband is."
True story. I have a full house and it is impossible to get a moments peace at the best of times, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I have committed to blog at least once a week which is a lot considering I also need to squeeze edits in there somewhere. I am a full-time mom, with a full-time job, trying to make her dream of writing come true.
Well, guess what? I did it. I wrote my first book and am now working on two and three. I don't know how I managed to find the time, but I can honestly say that I am blessed to have the support of the one person who always has my back--my awesome husband.

Monday, August 3, 2015

I fooled myself into thinking that on my two weeks off I would actually get some work done. Haha. Don't know what I was thinking...lesson learned. Floozies and Fallout is close to heading off for first edits, but at the rate I'm going, it won't hit market until October. Needless to say, I will be very busy once vacation is over.

"Tomorrow is another day--I'll think about it tomorrow." Yes, I love Gone with the Wind. It is the only novel that I have ever reread and do so at least once a year. Love it!

Life is good, and I refuse to be a recluse author. I have two young boys who keep me busy and are my top priority, as they should be. I have to admit that taking an actual vacation and not doing any work is actually really difficult, but I am trying. I am learning to embrace each day as it comes. However, I am now totally freaking exhausted and need to get home. You know you've had enough vacation when your actually counting sleeps until you  get home.