New Beginnings…

At least I hope so.

There’s times when I sit here for hours, with a few tabs open, and wonder what the hell I’m doing.

I should be writing.  And I have every intention on doing just that.  But here’s the thing, how can I get my funk back to writing (or at least finish what I’ve started) when I have no idea where I want either story to go or to end?

I find myself going to the closet bookstore and looking through the shelves to see what’s out there.  What is getting people’s attention.  And what people will actually buy to want to read.

I managed to publish one book back in 2013 (and a cliffhanger at that) and I have two books that I’ve managed to get at least a quarter of the way started.  But now I’ve found myself stuck.  How do other authors do it?  To keep their focus and to spit out two or three books in a year?  I can hardly manage to get one done.

Other authors I follow on twitter will actually say that it’s not an easy life.  And I believe them.  When I started this journey, I was imagining myself writing book after book, becoming a best seller, living down south somewhere (because the snow and cold is really getting on my nerves), and living the best life I could imagine.

In reality, I’m sitting at my kitchen table (because I have no office space), eating smarties and drinking a glass of chocolate milk, tweeting with friends and wondering what the hell I’m doing?

I know I can’t focus on being the next JK Rowling.  The best I can do is just be the best ME I can be.  And how can I really do that when I have no freaking idea who I am?

Whoa!!!  That was deep. LOL

I guess the only thing I can do for myself is to make a list of things I want to accomplish for each day.  Even if it’s just being able to just get out of bed.  It’s anything that will make me feel accomplished.

So here’s to new beginnings.  To writing more, and tweeting (or facebooking) less.  If possible.

Because let’s face it, with the end of 2019 just around the corner, I want to be able to say on January 1st that I’ve done something productive with my life this year.

Thank you for popping by.

Until next time,

K ❤

Time To Catch Up.

Well apparently I suck at trying to write in this blog in any kind of timely fashion.

It’s been 3 months since the last one, and here I am, sitting at my desk in the living room, with Shadowhunters on Netflix, thinking I had to have been doing something that would warrant some sort of post from myself, then I realized that for the last 3 months I’ve been reading.

And what have I been reading?  Cassandra Clare’s books.  The Mortal Instruments series. I started the first book at the end of March, and here I am, starting book 6 tomorrow. And I say tomorrow as I need this day to have my mind calm down from all the action I’ve read in book 5 (City of Lost Souls).

And I know that some of you are wondering, why haven’t I been writing?  Especially the sequel to my first book, and the other one I’ve started thanks to NaNoWriMo.  The truth is, this laptop is on it’s way out and I’m afraid that while I’m writing either of those stories, that this contraption will cease to work and shut down.  I’ve had a few blue screens already for the past 3 months, so when this thing dies totally (and I have to buy a new baby), I’ll continue with the 2 books I’ve started.  Along with the others I have in mind to write.

In the meanwhile. you can catch me on twitter or on my facebook page. Though, Twitter is where I mainly hang out with like-minded people.  So if ya wish to chat, that’s where I’ll be.

Mind you, you can always leave a comment or question below.  I do check this website often, I just tend to not think about the writing bit, LOL.

Until next time. (Hopefully not another 3 months, lol).

Karen ❤

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 ❤