Monday, May 30, 2011


I got a few sales on smashwords and I'm still waiting for my proof so that I can distribute on amazon.  I did send out some query letters to see with this new version if anyone is willing to pick it up.  I had one already email back for the manuscript and the outlines for the other two books.  So fingers crossed that maybe that will go somewhere but I know how hard it is to really get a traditional publishing contract and such.

I got a little further on book two.  I'm really trying to push it out so that I can start editing maybe by the end out july or so.  Plus there are some other story ideas that I've been thinking about.  One with a world where magic or being magical is against the law, guess you could say that it's almost going with the idea of what happened during the time governments were looking for witches.  Another does a twist on the old folk tale of gypsies coming to take bad children away (yes, kind of on the dark side but the idea just floated in one night and I thought that I might be able to do something with it).  All the other ideas really stem from stories or fairy tales that I read before and basically does a what if A, B, or C happened instead.

We'll see what happens, I want this series done first no matter what.  I love the characters in this story, they've really helped me in some of my worst times so I want to give them my full attention.  I had a friend ask if I would expand it past three books and I told her no.  Everything should fit into the three especially considering it used to all be in a 621 pages book.  Everyone will be where they need and want to be by the end of the books.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Well, I'm still in the process of everything being approved and added to the distribution lists for the different eBook stores but my book is available directly from  I'll attached the link below.  I was able to keep my original cover idea on here but the one that is in print had to have a different cover since I couldn't format the pictures how they wanted them.  It's all good though cause both covers look great.

Thank you in advance for anyone that decides to purchase and read the book.  Good or bad, I would love to hear people's reviews of it.  I'm working on book two now so I'm hoping that it'll be available by the end of the year and then the third by this time next year or sooner depending on how everything goes :-)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Well, after a lot of work, I have submitted my book and I am waiting to hear back for the review.  I already had to fix something once so hopefully I've got it all set right now.  Something tells me that the site I'm using for the print version is going to be done a lot faster than the site for the eBook version.

Everything that I had originally down for the second book I ended up junking.  I started over yesterday with a new beginning that I think flows a little bit better plus puts some time between the end of Live and the beginning of Laugh so that Sarah has time to adjust and just take over her new found life.  With how things are going, it maybe done by the time all the reviews and resubmitting is done LOL.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bright day even with the rain...

It's been a wonderful morning.  I've been able to get through another 20 pages of editing.  I was scared for a little bit because I was bouncing back and forth between present and past tense but it seems to be settling down now.  I've only had to expand on a few things which is awesome to say the least.  I've decided not to give myself any more deadlines since the just stress me out and make it harder to get anything done.

I've been taking different nature pictures to alter as covers.  I am hoping that I'll be able to get a few today now that it's really raining good.  I figured the water will help be a bit reflective.  Hopefully it'll make for some really good pictures.  I have so many ideas of for the direction of this series and a different one that I started before.  We'll see what happens.  I wish I could just write everything out and not have to go back and edit but I know that that's not possible.  Oh well... everything will come together eventually.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Editing .....

I'm still working on the editing.  I ended up re-writing more and moving things around so it is really slow going.  It'll be worth it in the end though :-)

Trying to stay positive but it does start to get harder with things others have been saying.  I know it's not normal for self-published books to take off but I really am hoping that it will.  I'm really tempted to pull an all nightier and just push it through but with my health always bouncing back and forth I don't want to take that risk either.  Plus I think I would make more mistakes so it would be counter productive.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Editing, editing, and.... oh more editing...

I really do have a greater appreciation for the people that edit books.  It is beyond nerve-racking.  There are so many stupid errors that I made and doing the spell/grammar check really is not enough I have found but I figured it wouldn't be.  I keep adding things as I re-read too just to clarify different things and highlight others.

I hope all the mom's had a great mother's day.  Both my daughter and husband gave me cards in the morning.  She made a little plastic flower with lifesavers in the center.  She said it was because mom's are lifesavers.  I thought it was so cute.  And then to top it off, she went out with her grammy and got me flowers.  She even remembered how much I love purple roses.

Well back to editing... how some people sit there and can do this day in and day out is beyond me.  It's a mixture of frustration that I made the mistakes in the first place but relief that I'm finding them before I submit it.  :-)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Cover completed...

I finished the cover for Live, so I'll post that today.  I'm still going through the editing.  I have read many different self-published books and have found errors so I'm being really careful to go through everything really well.  I don't want to have a bunch of errors in there.  I'm really getting excited to be able to submit it really soon.