An Author I Am

A few years ago, when I published my first book, my daughter looked at me and said, “You’re an author now?”  My reply was, “I guess you can say that.”  I didn’t go to your typical publishing company.  Mainly because I couldn’t afford their service, still can’t. But I done the next best thing, thanks to an awesome friend for the tip, and done it myself online.

I figure one of these days I’ll get to that point where I can go to the bigger businesses and get my name out there through them.  Until then, I’ll have to do it on my own.

But when my daughter said that to me, I couldn’t picture myself as an author.  At the time I was associating the term author with such people like J.K. Rowling.  And I was nowhere near it.  I dream that one day I’ll reach that level, but until then, I’m just little ole me.

My first book did sell great at first.  Huge thanks to my hubby who promoted it at his work. 🙂  But that’s what I’m lacking.  Someone to promote my work because I suck at it.  For me to promote myself I feel like I’m bragging, or trying to shove something into people’s faces.  And that’s not me.  Hence the reason why it hasn’t sold in a while.  But I’ve come to the realization that in order for me to get my name out there and to sell loads of books (present and future books), I need to start.

So here it goes…

Click on the image and pick up your copy today (the $14.99 one). The other options for buying my book is not associated with me so therefore I’ll never get paid for those purchases.

The One

Now I can concentrate on writing the sequel to this one AND finish the other book I’ve started during November when I signed up with NaNoWriMo.

That was an experience to say the least.  It was my first time joining the site, and one I will join again.  If I don’t get the book finished before then, I’ll finish it off with their help again.  The cover to this story I already have.  It’s the cover to the sequel I’m still working on. Hopefully with a friends help, I’ll have that soon and will have something to promote yet again.  So stay tuned.

Speaking of writing, I best be off now.  I have my usual duties to get done around the house before I can sit back with another cuppa tea, sit back and start writing.

Thank you for popping by to read my posts,,, ❤

Until next time.

K ❤

Time flies

June.  Today is the first day of June.  Wait!!  WHAT???

How did this happen?

One moment it felt like I was sending my kids off for their first day of school.  And now, they are almost done.  Seriously, time really did fly.

This year is half over and I still have so much to get done before 2016 rolls in.  One thing of course is my sequel that I’m still writing.  Yes.  I know.  That should’ve been done ages ago.  But you know when you have people out there who goes out of their way to put you down, or to constantly be a thorn in your side, it seems that their voices are the loudest that linger in my head.  I know that I shouldn’t let the haters win.  And that’s what they are,, are haters, jealous little dweebs that’s got nothing better to do than to put others down to make themselves look good.  Well, eventually, their luck will run out and they won’t have anyone else who will want to listen to them constantly put others down.

Luckily I have the most awesome friends out there who are always there when I need a shoulder.  Anyway,, I’m not going to dwell on such matters.  I’m going to move on.  Enough of the drama.

So anyway, about my projects.

Yes, I’m still writing the sequel to my first novel – The One: Love found in unexpected places.  If you’ve read the first one,, rest assured that this one is not so graffic as The One.  LOL.  And there will be a proper ending.  I will be ending off this storyline so I can start on another story idea that keeps screaming around in my head.  So in order for me to get that one written,, I really have to finish off this sequel.

I have a title for it, I have for the longest time now,, but once I’m almost done writing, I’ll share the title, along with it’s cover.  I have a friend who’s willing to do me a new cover for the sequel.  Mainly because the picture I found online, I have no idea who the actual owner is.  And because I don’t need the bad name of ripping someone off of their work, I have decided to ask a friend for a bit of help.  Besides,, I’m not one for taking something that’s not mine and taking credit for it.  Even if I edited it,, I will know it’s not totally mine, and so will the real owner if she or he sees it.  It’s not in my nature.

I know a few of my friends on Twitter are patiently waiting for my new web series to happen.  Don’t worry friends, it will happen.  My co-host and awesome friend is having some time to herself, but no worries,, it will happen.  Though, with the summer holidays upon us, we will most likely aim for September.  Albeit, I haven’t ran that past her yet, so don’t be surprised if I make a small post to update that, 🙂

Anyway,, with my writing, and a highly probable web series happening,, this will prove to be another awesome adventure.  Now if I can keep Oreo off the table and squeezing herself between me and the laptop. LOL.  I love you kitty, but not when I have work to do.  Good thing I know where the keys are that I dont’ have to look at the keyboard when typing.  LOL.

So like always,, have a great day (or night), and we’ll chat again soon.

Until next time.

K. ❤

Something new!!!

Yes, I changed things up a bit in here.  If you don’t know me by now, I tend to give my personal blog a facelift from time to time.  Especially when WordPress announces they have some new themes.  I love changing it, though, I have yet to find that one theme that fits me perfectly.  I figure it will happen eventually.

Anyway, back to the reason for this blog.  And yes I realize it’s been a while since I actually wrote anything.  I’ve been kinda busy.  And I tell ya, you will all understand why.

First of all, we (hubby and I) are getting closer to our vacation date.  This year we are going to Cuba.  And with all this snow we’re getting, it’s not coming fast enough. :).  I can’t wait either.

Secondly, I FINALLY have my book published.  I have to thank everyone who supported me in this journey and especially to the two who helped with the book itself.  You know who you are. xoxoxo

You can get it on pretty much all the Amazon sites in one form or another.  So if you haven’t picked up your copy yet, then what’s ya waiting for?? :).  Go here and check it out.  Or if you want to wait until our convention, I’ll  have a few copies with me for signing.

What convention you may ask??  It’s Scifi on the Rock and it’s the 7th one.  That’s another reason why I haven’t written in here.  Just busy with getting last minute details finalized before the big day.  If you never heard of Scifi on the Rock, then visit our site and check out what’s in store for everyone this year. 

Well, that’s it for now,, just a taste of what’s to come.  I’ll try and make a longer post in the next couple of days.

Until then,

xoxo

K