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Friday, December 30, 2011

New E-Book

I finished another episode of Zombie Zoo.  I sent it off to get formatted.  I should get it sometime next week.  I wrote through the holidays and finished the second episode.  It can be done.

If your goal for the new year is to get published, I want you to know that it is possible.  I am living proof.

I want to help you get published this year.  You do not need a publisher or agent.  You can do it yourself.  I did and I am selling books on amazon.com  So if you have any questions or need some encouragement.  Let me know.  I am willing to tell you what I did and help you if I can.

I plan on wriitng another novel and 6 more episodes of Zombie Zoo.  Get Published in 2012

Ask me your questions.....

My E-Books are 99 cents each

Zombie Zoo   www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

Always And Forever  www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA

My bible--My Gos  www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0ZDGW

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Edit on Paper Or Computer

I am editing my second episode of Zombie Zoo.  I always print out a hard copy and reread it and make corrections on paper and then go to the computer. 

This time I started on the hard copy and decided to turn my computer on.  Finished on the computer.  I still printed out a hard copy.  I will reread it and then make changes onto the computer.  I know I am wasting alot of paper and ink, but this is what I do.

How do you edit????  Paper or On Computer????

I am happy to say that the sale of my e-books are doing well.  E-Books  Only 99 Cents

Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/Boo6K7CVLS

Always And Forever  www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA   Romance Novel

My Bible--My God  www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0ZDGW  My Walk with GOD

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tax Time

The new year is upon us.  I have three e-books on line and two in print books.  I sold a few books over the holidays to customers at work and people are buying my books on line.

I opened a savings account to put all the money I make from my book into a seperate account.  Why??/  I don't want my writing money to get lost with my money from my paycheck.

Also it will make tax time more easy.  I will know excatly how much I made and the date of deposit and them my reciepts will be in an envelope for what I spent on my writing. 

It is simple to keep track of money you made and money you spent throughout the year, if you put a little effort into it.  You do not want to make the IRS mad at you.  Pay your taxes.

So I think I am ready for the new year.  I am very excited about 2012.

Get organized and keep keep track of the money you make during the year for your writitng.

Zombie Zoo   www.amazon/dp/B006K7CVLS     99 Cent E-Book

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Monday, December 26, 2011

Organize For New Year

Yesterday I took the time to organize and throw things away.  Tax time is around the corner.  Now is the time to find everything.  Get those reciepts in an envelope and start saving reciepts when 2012 come rolls around in a few days.

Doesn't matter how you organize things.  It is your choice.  I know this older gentleman.  He was wealthy and he kept all of his reciepts in an old shoe box.  That was his system.  Everything was in the shoebox.  When tax time came he took the shoe box to his tax man.  It worked for him.

I keep my reciepts in an envelope. 

My aunt owned a restraunt.  She had a piece of wood with a nail pounded in it.  She stuck all her reciepts on that nail.  When her accountant came she just handed him the piece of wood.  It worked for her.

All that matters is that you save all your reciepts of what you spend and what you make.  It is that simple.

It helps if you have a tax person that you trust.  I go to the same tax person every year.  He supports my career in writing and goes out of his way to help me find dections that I have coming to me. 

So start saving those reciepts and get organize and find a tax person that you trust and that you can go every year and even be able to call during the year if you have any questions.

My E-BOOKS  99 Cents

Zombie Zoo   www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

Always And Forever  www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA

My Bible--My God  www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0ZDGW

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Saturday, December 24, 2011

New Year New Goals

I am excited about 2012  I have 3 books on line and couldn't be more thrilled.

I am already working on the second episode of Zombie Zoo.  http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

I plan on having 6 episodes on line by the end of the year.  I also plan on having a book on how the plague could happen in the suburbs, by that person that is up all night working in his guarge at night.  That will be finished by October if all goes well.

What are your goals for 2012????

I will write everyday no matter what.  I will have more writing on line, cause that is what I do.

This is the year of the Zombie, and I welcome the new year.

www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

Always And Forever  www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA

My Bible--My God  www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0ZDGW

99 Cents Each  as E-Books

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

E-Books

Zombie Zoo   www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

Always And Forever  www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA

My Bible--My God  www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0ZDGW

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Carrying A Notebook

Ever since I have put my Zombie Zoo  on line.  www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS   I have been carrying a notebook to work, and I don't care who sees me write or what others think.  I carry my notebook everywhere I go.  On breaks, on lunch.  Once a co-worker asked me if I was writing a book and I proudly said yes.  That shut him up.  He wasn't ready for that answer.

I jot down ideas or just think and write down what I am thinking.  It works, when I get home I have been thinking all day that I am ready to write when I get home.  I am more productive.  I have other story ideas written down and I am not wasting time. No writers block for me.  After Christmas, I will never have an excuse to writ  cause I am writing at work and at home. 

What are your goals for 2012?

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA  Always and Forever

www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0ZDGW  My Bible--My God

www.amazon.com.dp/B006K7CVLS  Zombie Zoo 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas

I want to thank everyone for making this year one of the best years ever.  I am so grateful for all your support.

I wrote 2 books and one short story this year. I never planned it, it just happened and couldn't be more happy.  I am an example that it can be done.  If you want to be an indie writer, self published it is possible.  What are you waiting for?  Get published now is the time.  I had one lady buy 22 of my books and she had me sign them.  How cool is that???  I had lunch with her and sat and signed the books.  It was something that I always dreamed about.  It could happen to you.

If you have any questions and I can help you from what I learned I will tell you what I learned. 

I just want to say Merry Christmas  & Happy New Year.

May 2012 be the best year ever

Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

Always And Forever  www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA

My Bible--My God  www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0ZDGW

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Internet Is Making Me Crazy

The urls are making me crazy.  They give me an url and then they post it as another or it is just me.  Check these out.  I am so sorry I am not smarter than the computer:

New URLS For E-books   ONLY 99 Cents  Each

ZOMBIE ZOO  www.amazon.com/Zombie-Zoo-ebook/dp/B006K7CVLS

Always And Forever  www.amazon.com/AlwaysAndForever-e-book/dp/6M8PAOA

My Bible--My God  www.amazon.com/mybiblemygod-e-book/kp/B006N0ZDGW


I am so sorry for keep posting new urls but this is my life and I am learning as I go so in hope to help you become a published indie writer

URLS

Not sure if amazon sites are not working or my url is wrong,

Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/kp/B006K7CVLS

Always And Forever  www.amazon.com/kp/B006M8PAOA

My Bible--My God  www.amazon.com/kp/B006NOZDGW

So not sure if these are working today but you can go to amazon.com and put sharon lee johnson in

All e-books are 99 cents

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwallkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Saturday, December 17, 2011

E-Books

My Bible--My God  www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0ZDGW

Always And Forever  www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA

Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS
  

ALL 99 CENTS  EACH

7 days it will be Christmas and I want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas.  2012 is a new year with new goals and new dreams.  I hope your Christmas is wonderful and that the new year will be everything you want it to be. 

I will post my goals for 2012 sometime this week.

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 16, 2011

Onto Next Story

I came to the conclusion to stop checking my sales.  I need to write the next story.  I already have the second episode of Zombie Zoo written and proof reading it and have plotted out Episode 3. 

No matter what you have for sale or how many books you are selling.  You still need to write the next story.  Doesn't matter if it is a holiday or you are sick or something comes up, you need to write the next story.

2012 is my year for writing.  My year for my sales to soar.  It is now or never for me and nothing is going to stop me. 

I get up early to write.  I write at work.  I write when I get home from work.

It is your choice to write or not.  No one really cares if you write, unless you are making money.  So it is your choice to write or not.

I choose to write.  What about you?

Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/do/B006K7CVLS     ONLY 99cents  as an E-BOOK

Always And Forever  www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA  Only 99cents as an E-BOOK

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

I am an Indie Writer

Signing Books

I had lunch with a lady that bought 20 of my books.  She is giving them as Christmas gifts.  I met her for lunch and sat at the table and signed 20 copies of my book.  It was a moment that I didn't want to end.  I always dreamed of signing my books and my dreamed came true.  How cool is that????

The lady also bought my lunch.  Being a writer is the best thing.  I will not stop writing or stop publishing my writing.

Zombie Zoo   www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS   is selling at http://www.amazon.com/ as an e-book.  I get so excited when I check my sales report.  I am selling books on line and there is nothing better to see your work being sold.

Alway And Forever  www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA   is also selling at http://www.amazon.com/ as an e-book and I am selling there also.

I would never know that I could do this if I gave up.  I never gave up and now I am signing books and having lunch with people who are buying my works.

So don't give up on your dream.  Keep writing and get published.  What are you waiting for?

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

E-Book

Always And Forever is an E-Book

www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA

Check it out and tell me what you think.

Zombie Zoo

www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

Check out my e-books and tell me what you think

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

Found Someone To Do My Book Covers

I now have a e-book series.  Every other month I will be publishing another episode to Zombie Zoo.

I found someone to do my covers and his name is Preston Lawson.


How cool is this.

He is going to do all my covers for the series.

Let me know what you think.

Zombie Zoo

www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

Order Today

See what the Zombies are up to.  Who knows they maybe lurking outside your window

http://sharonleejohnson.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I Am a Writer

 I need to get out of my bubble and let the world know that I am a writer.  I was at work, and writing in my notebook.  a co-worker came in the breakroom and asked in I was writing a book.  I know that he was being funny, but I said, yes I am and that shut him up.  Then he started asking me questions about my writing and I told him.  He was surprised that I was a writer, but he was also impressed.

So don't be afraid to admit that you are a writer or be afraid to tell people that you are a writer.  You never know where it will lead.

I told a customer that I was a writer and gave her a business card and she bought 20 books from me, as Christmas gifts.  If I didn't admit that I was a writer, I would not of sold 20 books. 

I went to amazon.com and all three of my books are there when you put my name in.  3 books in one year how cool is that?

Zombie Zoo  E-Book

www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

Always And Forever

www.createspace.com/3681119

My Bible--My God

www.createspace.com/3614885

http://zombiezoo.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Book Cover



Cover For Zombie  Zoo

www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

Order Today

Monday, December 12, 2011

Checking Sales

I am selling my book Zombie Zoo

www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

I am trying not to check my sales every five minutes.  It is hard not to check my sales, cause I am selling my Zombie Book and very excited to see my book sell.

I am working on my next Zombie story, and can't stop writing. 

I know that the holidays are upon us, but that is not an excuse not to write.  Enjoy your family and friends and remember that Jesus is the reason for the season, but continue to write and let 2012 be your writing year.

There is no reason why you are not published.  If I can do this so can you.  Write your story and see your dream come true

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Selling Books

I have been selling books this weekend.  I have been handing out business cards to whoever I meet.  I am not an outgoing person.  I don't like to be noticed or talk to people.  If I am going to be an indie writer I need to promote myself.  So I have my business cards and hand them out.  I work in a bakery and I talk to my customers that I see everyday and give them my business cards.  A lot of people are impressed that I wrote a book.  No one has said anything bad or acted like I was stupid.

One of my customers ordered 14 books on line and then she bought 5 books from me and had me autograph them for me.  I put in the postcards I had ordered and business cards in the book.  She is giving them as Christmas presents and was thrilled to know a writer. 

My dream has come true.  I am a writer.  I am selling books.  I am autographing books and I am not stopping.  2012 is going to be my year and I will write another book and get it on line.

I have sold over 30 books so far.  I have 3 books on line and did all of this in the year 2011.  6 months ago I didn't know how to down load a file or even upload a file.  Now I am a published writer.

Zombie Zoo is now avaliable on KINDLE

www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

Always And Forever

www.createspace.com/3681119

My Bible--My God

www.createspace.com/3614885

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

Have A Merry Zombie Christmas!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Publish An E- Book

Publishing an e-book on kindle is so easy I couldn't beleive it.  I recieved my file back and within 30 minutes it was in self publishing mode. and 10 hours later it was on line and for sale. 

It was so simple.  I am busy writing my next book if it is that easy.  there is no reason for you not to be published.  No reason what so ever. 

If you are thinking of publishing something you have written, stop thinking, and do it.  If I can do it, so can you

Zombie Zoo  Order Now

www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

It has been over a hundred years since the plague happened and there are still outbreaks.  The Patrol are housing the infected humans at the Zoo.  What could go wrong housing infected humans till there is a cure?

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

Zombie Zoo Now Avaliable on Amazon

My short story is now on amazon

www.amazon.com/dp/B00K7CVLS

Check it out today.  It is an e-book

Zombie Zoo is where they house the infected humans.  The plague has lasted over one hundred years.  What could go wrong with housing infected humans while waiting for a cure????

This is Amber and Connor's story of trying to survive 100 years after the plague started.

Check it out and let me know


http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 9, 2011

E- Book Up In 12 Hours

Zombie Zoo will be up in 12 hours if all goes well.  KINDLE

Zombie Zoo is where The Patrol houses the infected humans.  The plague happened over a hundred years ago.  There are still outbreaks.

Connor is immune to the plague and is in charge of looking after the infected humans.  He was fine will Amber broke into the zoo.  She believes that they are breeding exotic animals somewhere in the zoo.

Amber wants a better life and knows that The Patrol are hiding something at the zoo, besides infected humans.  If she can find evidence of animals, then what else is The Patrol hiding, a cure?

Connor and Amber are together for a reason, even thogh the two of them don't realize it.

I will let you know the url when it is avaliable.

The next episode will be avaliable in February.

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

Always And Forever



This is my newest novel.  An Inspirational romance novel. 

Samantha goes back to Lake Sherry to save her family history.  The town is famous for it's Legend Of Jessica.  Where true love has never died.  The locals protect the town and the history.  When Samantha arrives she was not expected to find Douglas there who doesn't believe in spirits or GOD.

Could the Spirit of Jessica bring these two together and restore their  faith in love and hope.  This is the first book in a series.

Hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think.

Order your copy at:


OR

http://www.amazon.com/ where you can find both of my books

Always And Forever

And

My Bible--My God


5,000 Words & Counting

I just wrote 5,000 words.  I woke up, got up and started writing.  I had what I wanted to do and didn't stop till I finished.  So I am feeling pretty good.  I know that I haven't written that much this week.  I have been making notes and thinking.  This morning, I got up and knew what to write.  So now I am back in the writing mode.

Sometimes I need a few days to think.

My book Alway and Forever   www.createspace.com/3681119   has only been out for a couple of weeks and I have sold 5 books so far and I am excited.

I wrote a short story that hopefully will be on Kindle next week as soon as I get the file back I will up load it.

My first book My Bible--My God   www.createspace.com/3614885  I sold about 20 books and glad about that so I have been busy.

I am working on the next episode of the short story, that will be up in February if all goes well.

So I am not stopping, I am writing and will not stop writing.

I am patting myself on the back thrilled to be selling my books on line and being an idie writer.

Check out my new blog:

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Need To Get Busy

I have been slacking in my writing this week.  Yesterday I woke up with a terrible headache, so I didn't get much writing done. 

I am still getting over my excitement of selling my books, and that is no excuse.  I am trying to be honest with you, that no one is perfect, and everyone has to find their wiritng rythem, cause there is no right way to write and no wrong way.  we all have to find our own schedule.

I am waiting for my short story, e-book to be formatted and hopefully I won't have any problem uploading it.  Then in 2 months I will have another short story out.  I will have 6 short stories up in 2012.

I also would like to have another book in print and e-book.  So that is a lot of writing.  I need to get busy.  I am busy at work and just plain tired.  That is no excuse. 

I need to get back on schedule.

Do you have a writing schedule????

Let me know what it is.

Always And Forever

www.createspace.com/3681119

My Bible--My God

www.createspace.com/3614885

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Royality Check

I recieved my first royality check.  I have my book My Bible--My God  www.createspace.com/3614885

in a book store in Texas  The Prinecess Bookshop on the riverwalk.  I sold two books there.  I made a copy of the check and will frame it.

My first royality check.  Who knew that someone would want to read my book, let alone someone would buy my book. 

Always And Forever  www.createspace.com/3681119 

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Monday, December 5, 2011

To Excited To Write

I didn't get much writing done today, cause I was to excited about my sales and I kept checking my sales report.  That is never a good idea to keep checking it, doesn't get you anywhere.

So now I have to get serious again and get back to get writing.  So you never know what is going to happen, so you never should give up. 

It snowed to today.  The weather channel said rain and it snowed.  Not happy at all.  I hate snow. 

So I need to get back to writing.

Have a great day.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

SALES, SALES, SALES

I sold 17 books this month.  I am very excited.  Next month I will recieve my first royality check.

I sold 12 My Bible--My God  www.createspace.com/3614885

I sold 2 Always And Forever  www.createspace.com/3681119

I sold 3 books at work

It is hard to believe that someone is buying something I have written.  It has always been my dream to hold a book that I have written.  It is now a reality.  I wrote a book, published it and now people are buying my books.  I have written every since I learned how to write.  I never had much support from my family when I lived at home.  I kept a journal and wrote short stories even though my family wouldn't read them.  Once I moved out on my own, I kept writing and friends and co-workers became my support system.  I never gave up on my dream and neither should you.

there are a couple of co-workers that support me and that means so much.  So if you have the dream, the desire to become a writer, there is no better time than now.  Now is the time.  It is now or never.

I will do my best to help any of you with what I learned.  If you have questions and I can answer them, I will.  Leave a comment and lets make 2012 the year to become Indie Writers

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I Can't Stop Writing!

I am not sure this is a blessing or a curse, but I can not stop writing.  I find myself writiting at work, jotting down notes and ideas.  I come home and rewrite my notes.  I am constantly talking to my boyfriend about getting my books up as e-books.  I am making him read what I write and all I can think about is writing.  I have more stories in my head that I will never have time to write them all.

I am not complaing, cause I am so excited.  I have two books in print.  By the end of the month I will have 3 e-books on Kindle.  I am pricing the three books at .99 cent.  I am so excited that nothing can upset me.  I go to work and am thrilled, no matter what happens.  I am a published writer and no one can take that away from me.

I know that people at work, don't really care about me or what I do.  Don't talk about my writing at work.  I just smile and think about my writing and make notes.  Then the co-workers think I am writing a note about them.  Ha! Ha!

So I don't kknow about you but this will be the best Christmas ever.  I am very excited about the new year and what it will bring. 

In a few weeks I will have a short story on kindle called Zombie Zoo.  It will sell for 99cent.

I will let you know when it is up and for sale.

Check out my new blog:

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 2, 2011

New blog

I have a new blog:

http://zombiezoothebook.blogspot.com/

My short story, is about Zombies.  I know that is not even close to an inspirational romance, but I do love a good Zombie story. 

The short story will be availible in a few weeks.  It is being formatted for Kindle and will be for sale at the Kindle Store.

There will be 6 episodes in 2012, about the plague that changed the world.

Like I said.  I can't stop writing and am very excited.

Promote Your Book

I have to admit that I have not done anything to promote my newest book.  I know that I should, and I will, but with work and then thanksgiving and now Christmas, I have been busy, not to mention that I just wrote a five thousand word short story.

I have been busy, but that is no excuse.  I know that other writers stress over promoting their book and not working on the next book cause they are spending all their time on promoting their book.  I am doing the opposite, I am just working on the next book and can't seem to stop writing. 

Three weeks Christmas will be over and things will slow down at work, and then I will have more time. 

Maybe this is not the way to do it.  I guess you are supose to promote your book when it comes out, but I have the need to write. 

So what do you think?  Would you promote your book first and write later????

Let me know.

Always And Forever

www.createspace.com/3681119

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 1, 2011

E-Books

My two books:

Always and Forever
www.createspace.com/3681119

My Bible--My God

www.createspace.com/3614885

A new short story

Are all now being formatted into e-books.

I just have to wait.  By the first of the year, all three of them will on kindle for purchase.  I am very excited about this and am surprised that I acually have done this all in one year.  I have been busy.  Getting up early and leaving the televison off.


I will keep you posted on my sales and when they will be available as e-books.

Keep writing.

If I can do this, so can you

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ask For Help

I just e-mailed create space, since I didn't hear from them and it is going on 9 days.  I wrote a simple e-mail asksing if everything is going according to plan or if I need to do something.  Not sure what I am doing, so I asked for help.  I don't like asking for help, cause I feel that I will look and sound stupid.  Somehow that has never stopped me, but I ususally ask for help when I am desperate and have no other course to take.

Somehow that is how I ended up living in my truck a few years ago, cause I didn't ask for help. but that is another story.  I am now being a bit bolder and braver to ask for help. 

I hope that I am helping others by sharing my experience with self publishing.  I have no idea what I am doing/.  All I know is that I want to be a writer and I want my books on amazon.com and I have accomplished that.

It anyone has any questions on how to self publish, if I can help I will.  If I can do it, anyone can.

The new year is coming and it is time to make your drreams come true.  So start that book.  Get that book published and if I can help, just ask,

Always And Forever

www.createspace.com/3681119

My Bible--My God

www.createspace.com/3614885

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Still Waiting.......

I haven't heard from createspace yet.  It has been a week and they said 3-5 days, so I am waiting and trying not to worry about it.

I want my books as e-books so I am trying to stay calm, knowing that this will all work out. 

I need to start concentrating on my other books that need attention.

The holidays are here and I am busy at work, and just tired when I get home, but that is no excuse, I need t

o stay focus.

So I am still waiting, I will be very excited when my books are on e-book format.

I will keep you posted.

While you are out shopping, don't forget that GOD is the reason for the seson.

Jesus was born on Christmas Day.  It is not about the gifts, it is about the birth of Jesus

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Write No Matter What

I just wrote a post for this blog, then I posted it on another blog.  What was I thinking?  That is the second time I have done it.  So I am just confusing my readers.  I didn't get mad, just reposted and moved on.

I write no matter what.  We all have problems.  Everyone of us.  Even if it doesn't look like that on the outside, we all have problems.    I write and then wonder how people don't write when they talk about writing.

If you want to write, write.  Stop writing about it.  I joined a group of about 7 women.  The group was supose to encourge each other to write.  Some how no one wrote every day.  They talked about the muse (Which I don't believe) or talked about their problems and why they couldn't write.  Needless to say, the group no longer talks anymore.  They talk about writing but no one is writing.

I write whether I plan on publishing it or not.  I write cause that is what I do and who I am. 

I write at work.  I write in my car.  I write while waiting for the dentist.  I write, no matter what.

So the question is Do you want to be a writer?  Then write.

There is no perfect time to write.  You are not going to feel like it all the time.  Write and the story will come out.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Finding An Expert

Don't be afraid to ask for help.

If you need advice in about something, ask someone.  Need to know what kind of gun your hero would carry, ask someone.  Don't be shy.  They will be happy to share their expertize.  Could be your neighbor, or a co-worker, you just need to ask. 

It will add more depth to your story. 

So it is not only sitting behind the computer, you need to get out to bring depth to your story.  Find someone who knows what you need and don't be afraid to ask.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Page Quota Or Word Count??

How do you set your daily goals?

Page Quota?  Word Count?

I just write in the time that I have.  It seems to work for me.  I write when I can and keep writitng.

I have written 2 books this year and one short story.  I write when and where I can.  I think about writing at work, when I wake up.  I write when I get up and before I go to bed.

So the new year is around the corner.  If you want to finish your book, all I can say is to write no matter what.  When ever or wherever.  If I can do this, so can you.

Always And Forever

www.createspace.com/3681119

My Bible--My God

www.createspace.com/3614885

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Wrote a Short Story

I wrote this post and discovered that I posted it on the wrong blog.  Good thing no one is perfect.

I wrote a short story last week.  It is around 5,000 words.  I have someone reading it and I am going to put it up on Kindle.

I will let you know how the process goes as I go through it.  I am going to pay to have someone format it. 

     It didn't take that long to write the short story.  One day to edit it and make changes before giving it to someone to read it.

It is a  nice break from working on the novel.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

Check out my book:

Always And Forever

www.createspace.com/3681119

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Print Books Or E-Books?

I always wanted to hold my book in my hand.  I wanted to touch it, read it, flip through it.  I always wanted to autograph my books for others.  That dream became a reality.  I now have two books in print.

Always And Forever

www.createspace.com/3681119

My Bible--My God

www.createspace.com/3614885

I couldn't be more thrilled.

Then I am hearing and reading that e-books are where the sales are.  So I am now in the process of getting both of them into e-books and getting them on Kindle.com.  Another dream will be fulfilled.

I can't tell anyone what to do first.  I went for a print book, cause that was on my dream. 

Now I am going to get on the e-book  band book.  People are buying Kindles, Nook, e-readers..Christmas is coming and now is the perfect time to get the books on line as e-books.

So how are you publishing?   Print book?  E-Book or Both????

Have a Great Tanksgiving.

Save a turkey, eat a vegetable

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What I Am Grateful

I have so much to be thank for:

1.  I have the best boyfriend in the world

2.  I have a job.

3.  I am not homeless

4.  I ate today.

5.  I have someone to spend Thanksgiving with

6.  I have published 2 books this year.

7.  I am healthy

8.  I have fresh drinking water

9.  My roof does not rain

10.  My computer works.

11.  GOD Loves me.

What are you greatful for?

Always And Forever

www.createspace.com/3681119

My Bible--My GOD

www.createspace.com/3614885


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HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY

Save a turkey......Eat a vegetable

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Life Is Good

I am so thrilled to have my book:  Always And Forever on line.  www.createspace.com/3681119 

Nothing can make me made or put me in a bad mood.  I am already busy working on my next story, and have my writing schedule for next year.

There is no reason that I can not have something published again.  I am an Indie Author and I am in charge of my own destiny.  I am writing more and have this nervous energy that keeps me up late and gets me up early.

I know that I am drinking way to much Pepsi and that might be a reason for my nervous energy.  I am writing and so excited where it is going to take me.

I go to work and no one is going to put me in a bad mood, no matter what I have to do, cause I am a author and no one can take that away from me.

So I do hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.  Don't forget to take notes and jot down ideas while visiting with family and friends. 

Life is good.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dreams Do Come True

My life time dream has finally come true.  I am a romance writer and published a novel.  There is nothing like holding your book in your hand.  Having Co-workers look at your book and they are impressed and not laughing at you, like some idiot. 

I jumped in and self published and could not be happier.

Always And Forever is an inspirational romance.  First book in the series. 

Samantha is stunned by her Grandmothers death.  She leaves the pmpered life for the small town of Lake Sherry, where she spent summers as a child.

A hundred years ago, her Great, Great Aunt Jessica died at Lake Sherry, and the Legend lives on.  stating tha on stormy nights her spirit roams the woods looking for her lost love.

Samantha goes to Lake Sherry wanting to perserve her family history.

What she doesn't plan on was meeting Douglas and starts to question if true love really exists.

Will the Spririt of Jessica have to help Samantha and Douglas realize that GOD is love and with GOD all things are possible.

Order my book:

www.createspace.com/3681119

Check out my book and let me know what you think.

I am very excited about this book.

Dreams do come true.

I am living proof

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Book For Sale

My book  Always And Forever  is for sale

www.createspace.com/3681119

Order Today

Check out my book and let me know what you think

Friday, November 18, 2011

Still Waiting

I went to the post office twice today, looking for my proof copy.  I am getting a little annoyed, and just want to see my book and hold it in my hand. 

I am still waiting.  As I am still waiting I am still writing everyday. 

Thanksgiving is a few days away so don't forget to be grateful for what you have and be nice to someone who is let fortunate than you

Have a great weekend

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Sales Stat

I haven't talked about my sales, cause they have been low.  My book  My Bible--My God

www.createspace.com/3614885

I talked about how GOD and The BIBLE changed my life for the better.  It is not a novel.  I wanted to tell my story, if I could help one person with my story, then my life has a purpose.  GOD changed my life.  Please check out my book and maybe my story could help you or someone you know.  Holidays are coming a  great gift.

Anyway, I haven't checked my sales, cause it was to depressing to see the 0 everytime.  So yesterday I checked my sales and to my surprise, I sold one.

I was thrilled beyond thrilled and I cried.  I know that might sound silly, but I did cry after I did the happy dance.

The fact that someone went to amazon.com and ordered my book, is the most wonderful feeling I ever had.  After I did my Happy Dance, I sat down and cried.

I am a writer.  Someone bought my book.  What I wrote someone bought it who I didn't know.  It is a great feeling.

If you ever have the dream to be published.  Do it now.

I am still waiting for my proof copy.  How many times can one go to the post office in a day.  I have been going like three times a day, looking for my book.  Where is my book?  I don't know if I can wait much longer.

I will let you know when I recieve it.  I am sure you will hear my scream.

Self publish and see your dream come true.

I am a writer.  What a great feeling.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

E-Mails Kept Me From Writing

Yesterday time flew by and I lost my writing time.  I was on line and the next thing I knew , I had to get ready for work.  I need to manage my time better and to stay focus.

I was checking my e-mail, and then I lost my time to write, or even blog.  How did that happen.

I am still waiting for my proof copy.

I have come up with a goal to finish my next book.

I am going to write 2 chapters a week.  I need to stay focus and write, and not worry about the e-mails.  I want to write 2 books next year, so I need to write and focus.

How do you mange your time??

How do you find the time to write??

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Don't Be Shy

Writers are not outgoing people.  We like to stay in the house and deal with our characters.  If you are self published, you will have to get over your shyness and lack of sociallzing. 
   
So grab your business cards, bookmarks and flyers.  You will need to be able to talk about your book, hand out business cards and don't be shy.

I have been handing out business cards before I have recieved my proof copy.  I have already sold 3 books, just by telling co-workers that my book is coming out.

I know it is not easy, putting yourself out there.  If you are self published you have no choice.

I am very excited about talking about my book.

I have business cards and I made a flyer to mail or hand out.

Get over your shyness.  Sell your book

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Promo Material

I have already started handing out business cards, even before my book is on line.  I am so excited, I cannot wait to tell everyone.

I ordered my business cards a few weeks ago, from http://www.vistaprint.com/.  They were free and all I had to do was pay for shipping.  They do that ever once in awhile, so you need to keep checking on their website.

I have also made up flyers with my book cover and a brief summary of the book, with the website on where to order.

I didn't wait till the file was uploaded, I did this a couple of months ago.  I believe that you have to have faith and see things that are not here yet.  So I created my book cover, before the book was finished.

I made flyers before the book was finished and I ordered my business cards before the file was uploaded.  Now I have everything in place.

I am waiting for my proof copy and I have already sold 3 copies of my book.  It can only get better I am so excited.

If I can write a book and get it on line for others to buy, you can do.

Dream it.  Write it...Sell it.

It is possible.

If you have any questions about being an indie writer....Just leave a comment and ask.  I will help you as much as I can.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Reward Yourself

When you reach a mildstone in your life, you need to reward yourself.

My proof copy has been shipped and am just waiting.  I need to reward myself but I am not sure how.  I don't want to spend a  lot of money, since I am going to spend money when I buy copies of my book.

I think it is a good idea to pause and relish in reaching my goal.  no matter how small or big.

Enjoy the little things in life. so I think I am just going to work on the next novel.  I will celebrate when I hold the proof copy in my hand.

What do you do to celebrate your milestones???

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Proof Copy Ordered

I just ordered my proof copy. 

I am one step closer to having a novel published.  182 pages.  I am so excited, words can not express my excitment.

I already have my business cards and postcards that I ordered from http://www.vistaprint.com/

So I need to start getting busy on my next book.

I am so happy. 

I have written 2 books in one year!!!

If I can do this so can you!!!!!

My Bible--My God

www.createspace.com/3614885

Order Today

Always And Forever

Avaliable Soon

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

File Up Loaded

I just uploaded the file of my book....Always & Forever......should know something within 24 hours to see if I can order the Proof Copy.....I am so excited.

Uploading the file was easy this time, since I know more what I am doing.

If I can do this.....So can you.

Follow your dream....finish the book......get published

Make your dreams come true

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Writing Is like Breathing

One has to breath in order to survive.  Writing is like that for me.  I have to write in order to survive.  I am not right if I do not write.  So I do not have a choice whether to write or not.  It is who I am.

I write everyday and working on a couple of things.  Holidays always get in the way of my writing.  I am more busier at work and when I come home I am tired.  So it seems that I don't write that much, even though I do write everyday.

I  realize that holidays are busy for everyone, but my mind is not as focued as it should be during the holidays.  Somehow I muddle through.

I know that the holidays are not upon us just yet, but working in a bakery, we have already started making nutbreads  and cranberry cakes, so for me it is already the holidays.

So I need to think about my writing as I am measuing out flour and tossing butter into the bowl.  So when I go on break or get home I can jot down my ideas.

Thanksgiving will be here in two weeks, and then the shopping will begin. 

So take time to enjoy the writing process before the holidays overwhelm you.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Writing More Than One Story

I know there are writers out there who just work on one story at a time.  Nothing wrong with that.  It is all how your mind works.  My mind wanders.  I come up with new ideas everyday and somedays it is hard to stay focus on one thing.

I am still in the process of getting my book online.  I am working on my next novel, and that is  coming along fine and then while I am at work, I came up with an idea for a short story that I can not ignore.  So I am going to work on the short story during the holidays.

I think it will be a fun story to write and it won't be that long, so I will finish it in a couple months. 

I can't stop writing.  My mind won't let me.  So I am jotting ideas down at work, I am getting up early to write and I think it is paying off.

It is not always fun, and I am tired, but I am writing and that is all that matters.

What are you working on????

Are you writing more than one story at a time or just one???

Let me know....Leave a comment.

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Work Ethic

What is your work ethic????  It might get that book written sooner.

I admit that televison is my distraction from writing.  I can not write in the living room, where the telvision is staring at me.  I know it talks to me.  Maybe your distraction is something dirrerent.  The dishes calling you to wash them or those dust bunnies talkling to you.  Whatever it is we need to stop listening to them.

I always plan on writing more than I do. 

I came home from work yesterday, and had plans to write, then I ate and started flipping channels and then the time slipped by and I didn't write anything. 

I think it all come down to one's work ethic.  Some have one and some don't.

I think I am one of them that does not have a strong work ethic.  The fact that I want my book finished, is what motivates me.  I want to be a writer, so I write.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

NanNo Month of November

I might have that name wrong.  It is where one tries to write as mamy words in the month of November.  There are groups around who post their word account.

I may offend people but why this month??/  If you can write the month of November why not the rest of the year???

I think that people make excuses not to write.  I know that I do.  I admit that I make excuses.  So why do writers need one month to write and then make excuses the rest of the year.

I know that they have their reasons and more power to them.  Write, that is what writers do.

I myself am going to write everyday.  I don't need a month to drain myself and then after the month of Novemver I wouldn't want to write.

What do you think?????

Are you doining the NanNo thing???????????????

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I Hate Computers

I am so not a computer geek.  I hate computers.

I recieved my file in pdf format.  Createspace won't accept it.  It says that it is not a valid pdf format.  Not sure what to do about this.

I e-mailed my friend and see what happens. 

Why can't anything be easy???

I turn the computer on and hope for the best.  So I am just going to continue to work on the next work.  Not sure what I am going to do.

I will continue to write.  What other choice do I have.

Hope you have better luck with computers than I do.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Back To Writing

I am back in the writing mode.  I wrote a lot before I went to work yesterday and I think I am back on track.  I still haven't recieved my file back to upload to createspace and that is okay.  It will happen and I am not going to dwell on it anymore.  I decided that I am going to write 2 books next year.  I have 2 ideas and I think I am up to the job.

It is up to me whether I write or not and I decided to write.  I am tired right now.  It is rainy outside and I started to exercise a few days ago and my body is letting me know, but I am going to continue to write.

The American Horror Story is on now, and I like that show.  It won't stop be from writing. 

So my goals for next year is t finish 2 books and get them on line.  Then I will have 4 books on line.  How cool would that be.

What are your goals for next year?  The new year will be here before you know it.  Think about your goals and let me know what they are.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I Am In A Slump

Still waiting for my file to be formatted.  I am a bit anxious about getting the file.  I do hope I remember how to upload the file.  So I want to do that.  I am trying not to get obessed about it.

My boyfriend is taking me out for lunch when I get it on line to celebrate.  He is very supportive of me and for that I am grateful.

While I am waiting for the file, I have to admit that I haven't been writing much, cause I am thinking about the file and when I get it.  I know that it is my own fault, but I am getting excited about having my first novel published.  This is huge for me.  A life long dream coming true.

I don't want anyone out there to give up on their dreams no matter what the dream is or how silly it may sound to others.  If it is your dream.....Go for it and do not listen to anyone that gives you negative advice.

They are probably just jealous.  I would like to know what your dreams are.  Doesn't have to be about writing.

What are your dreams????What is it that you want to do?????What is stopping you?????

Let me know.  Saying your dream out loud is the first step to seeing it become a reality.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Crossing My Fingers

I should be getting the file to upload on createspace within a few hours.  I am crossing my fingers that I can upload the file before I go to work.

I am trying not to keep checking my e-mails.  Wish me luck

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Getting Closer

My friend sent me a copy of my book, but it wasn't in pdf format.  She is going to send my a final copy today or the next so I am excited. 

I want to hold a copy of my book in my hands.  What a great Christmas present.  That is what I want for Christmas.

Sounds Crazy but I am going to IHOP to celebrate.  International House of Pancake.  All the pancakes one can eat.  Doesn't get better than that.

I also took my notebook to work and came up with some good ideas.

I watched Bad Teacher....It was funny but not sure I liked the ending......If you saw that movie let me know what you thought of it.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Finding Time To Write

There is always some reason not to write.

Television is my excuse.  I am now watching Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.  I love this show.  Sometimes one must just turn the television, internet and twitter off and just write,
 
We all can find time to do what we really want.  If you really want to write that book, you will find time.  I have written two books this year and working on my third book. 

My Bible--My God
www.createspace.com/3614885

Always & forever
To be released soon

Blessings From Above
Coming in 2012

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So get busy and write while I watch Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

Friday, October 28, 2011

I'm Excited!

Just recieved an e-mail from my friend who is formatting my book.  She also is editting a bit as she goes.  What a friend in deed.

So I am excited that she is working on it and taking her time.  I am looking forward to holding my first novel in my hand.  What a great holiday season this year will be.

I will have two books up this year and I know that next year I will have one more up.  I am excited on the story that I am working on, is coming along and excited to write the story.

So the writing process is long and so is getting it to print.  I don't have a magic wind to get it on line.  So I need to go with the flow and keep writing no matter what.

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Character Charts

Do you use character Charts???  Write down the color of their hair, eyes, background????

I haven't yet.  As I am writing the next book, I am have not done that.  As I am writing I am letting the characters talk to me. 

As I was writing a scene, I came up with a flashback scene for both the Hero and Herione.  I am justing letting them tell me their story and back ground.  Eventually I will write it all down. 

I want this story to come from the characters and let them tell their story.  I think it will be more fun for me and for the readers. 

So I am going to keep writing just to see where the story goes. 

I know how it ends and what will happen in the middle.  So I am not just winging it but I am giving the characters a little more room to grow,

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Holidays Are Coming

Are you busy around the holidays?  They will be here before you know it.  I have already started a plan.  I started a plan at work to get everything done once I get busy at work.

I came up with a plan to keep writing throughout the holidays.  Nothing is going to stop me from writing my story.  The holidays are not going to get in my way.

I know that I am not that busy as some people are. I don't have a large family and I don't have a dinner to cook, but holidays are what they are.

I wrote down what I want to do the month of November and December and where I want to be once the new year arrives. 

I know that I need a plan, a deadline I place on myself.  That way I know where I am going.  If I have to play catch up or take a few hours off.

I am excited about my new story.  Nothing is going to stop me, not even the holidays.

I am still waiting for my book to formatted....In the meantime I am going to write.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

No Excuses

Everyone has excuses on why they shouldn't do something.  Writing, there are always excuses not to write.  The last two days I had a headache and didn't feel good. I made a few notes but didn't write any pages.  I think that is a good reason to do nothing.  In reality, there are people out there pounding on the keyboard, even when they are sick.

In my world, no one cares if I write or not.  I don't have any cheerleaders cheering me on.  I sit alone at my keyboard  and it is up to me if I write or not.  It is up to me, if I edit my chapters.  It is up to me to finish the book.  No one is holding a gun to my head to make me write.  So there should be no excuses.

If I want the book written, I have to write it myself.  As someone says at work, "It is not going to get done by itself."

I think that is funny when they say that.

"It is not going to get done by itself."

So if you want to be a writer, you need to write.  There are no excuses.  No reasons not to write. 

When you are not writing, someone else is.  When you are not editing, someone else is.  When you are not putting your book on line, someone else is.  So are you going to be the someone else who is?

I am.  I know there will always be excuses, just write when you can and do what you can and before you know it, your book will be online and you will be and indie writer.

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Internet Down

I went to blog before I went to work, and could not get on line.  I don't know how others do it, but it makes me crazy.  So I am late blogging.

I am still waiting for my book to be formatted.  I am getting very anxious to get it on line.

In the meantime I am working on my next book.  I take my notebook with me and find that I am writing down ideas when I am on break and lunch.  I just jot down whatever I am thinking and when I get home, I re read my notes and they are very useful.

So make sure you carry a notebook with you, wherever you go.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

10 Reasons To Be An Indie Writer

1.  You own all your rights to the book

2.  You have control over the book cover and contents of your book

3.  You will see your dream come a reality

4.  Your computer skills will improve

5.  You will learn the business side of writing.  Taxes, marketing, production

6.  You will be self employed/ gain more confience

7.  Won't have to worry about an agent or publisher telling you what to do

8.  You will have a say in how many  books you publish in a year.  Depends how fast you write

9.  It does not cost much to be published.  http://www.createspace.com/

10.  Prove to yourself that you are an Indie Writer

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Never Get Up

I should get my book back by Monday or Tuesday.  I am very excited.  I want to tell everyone never to give up on your dreams.

If you want to write a book, write.  If you want to plant a garden, plant a garden.

If I can be a published indie author, so can you.

Never give up.  GOD is on your side.

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Winter Is Coming

I like hot weather.  There is frost on the car windows and I haven't turned my heat on yet.  I have a small space heater that isn't doing much.  Just don't want to turn my heat on yet.  I do not like winter, at all.  I need to put my feet in ocean water, but don't see that happening.

I have to admit that I didn't write yesterday and still haven't recieved my book formatted yet.  Still waiting and that is the hardest part of this process.

On one of the cable channels they brought back Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman I like that show, even though it is a few years old, so I ended up watching two hours of that and that is why I didn't write, cause I watched another movie. 

I need to turn the tv off, so I guess we all a day off to do nothing.  Guess I need to get back to my writing.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Moving Ahead

Last night I ordered my postcards for my book Always & Forever.  I know that I don't have the book formatted yet for http://www.createspace.com/

I figured that by the time I get the postcards, I will have the book formatted and then I have to order my proof copy.  This time I am not going to wait to the last minute. 

One thing about being self published is that it is up to you and you can do whatever you want.  I like that feeling.  I don't have to wait for others, I can do it my way. 

I talked to the lady that is formatting my book and hopefully it will be ready within a week or so. 

I ordered my postcards from http://www.vistaprint.com/

It is so easy.  If I can do it you can do it. 

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Plotting

 I started my novel and then realize that I needed to plot first.  So now I am working on my outline.  I like to know where I am going and what is going to happen.

I am not a panster.  Nothing wrong with a panster but I need to have an outline and know my plot points so that is what I am working on.

I am always carrying paper and pen with me everywhere I go.  I am going to finish this book within three months, that is my dead line.  At least the rough draft.  If I want to be a writer, then I need to write.  No matter what.

Find five minutes here, ten minutes there.....it all adds up.

I wrote the first chapter at work, on breaks and my lunch so it can be done.

Get up early or stay up later to write.  Join the other Indie Writers.  It is an awwsome feeling.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Moving Forward

I typed in my handwritten pages into the computer, and I am moving forward.  I am still waiting for my book to be formatted, but I can not sit around and wait for that, I need to move forward.  I need to work on the next book and get that one finished. 

I still find it hard to realize that I wrote 2 books this year.  I am now working on the third book.  All it takes is sitting down and writing.  Not watching tv or being on the internet.  It is all about choices.

Next year I plan on having two books written.  I will have 4 books for sale in 2012.

I love being an Indie Writer

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Writing At Work

this weekend I took my legal pad to work and I wrote a rough draft  of the first chapter of my next book.  I wrote on my break and lunch.  I jotted down ideas as they came to mr.

If you don't think that you can get something written in fifteen minutes you are wrong.  If you are in the right mind set you can. 

I am not that socialable so when I am on break, I am by myself.  I sit alone and talk to no one and I am not embaressed  that I write and will write in front of others. 

so find a notebook and carry it with you wherever you go.  Write whenever you can.  You will finish that book.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Starting Next Book

I have already started my next book.  I took my notebook to work with me and wrote on break and lunch.  I am thinking that I could have the rough draft done in three months. 

I am waiting for her to format my book.  I looked at my book cover and I think it is okay.  No sense in waiting around for the book to be formatted, so I just started my next book.

I am just going to keep writing.  Don't know what else to do.

What do you do while you are waiting to get you current book published????/

I am very excited about getting my first novel in print and I am very excited about the next story I am working on.

Are you excited about your writing????

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Time Frame

I wrote 2 books in a year. 

The Book  My Bible--My God  www.createspace.com/3614885

My newest book  Always & Forever which is being formatted.  That took me 6 months to write. 

It is possible.  I always wondered how people could write 3-4 books a year.  I am beginning to see how it can be done.  .

I turned the tv off.  I stayed off line.  If it is important, they will call me.  I spent hours alone and wrote.  It is that simple.  I wanted to get this book done, so nothing else mattered and now the book is done, and I e-mailed it off to be formatted.

Yesterday I stayed up all night and finished edititng my book.  I didn't want to, I was tired, I drank pepsi and I didn't stop till I was done and it was worth it.

You can write that book, one word at a time.

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Book Complete

I have been up all night and my Book  Always & Forever is complete and I sent the file to get formatted for createspace.

YEA!!!!!!

This will be my second book in a year.  I never thought I could really do this and I am.  What a good feeling it is.

This is the cover of my book.

I will be adding a excerpt of my book here is a few days.

I need to go eat and get some sleep.

Keeping Writing and let me know about your book

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

No Fear/No Doubt

I write cause I have no choice.  I have stories that need to be written.  It is what I do.

Next Month I will have my second book up on line, if all goes well.  I am doing a little editting at a time, before I go to work.  Doing a little is better than doing nothing at all.

Self publishing is the craze right now.  Everyone is doing it.  So why don't you????  What is holding you back from making that step? 

I am living proof that one can be self published.

have no fear or doubt.  Write that book and get it published.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Editing Tips

Here are my five Editing Tips:

1.  Use Your Spell Check & Grammar Check

2.Print Out Hard Copy.,,,,Go through word for word, looking at every comma, every period

3.  Go back to the computer and make the corections in your manuscript.

4.  Go back and use the Spell Check & Grammar Check

5.  Print Out Hard Copy.  Re-read for miss spelled words.
     Example:  caring-carrying,,,there-their,,,,whose-who's

6.  Let your manuscript sit for a few days, Then repeat till you think your manuscript is ready to publish

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Clutter

I don't know about you, but my magazines seem to muliply.  I have books and magaizines on the floor so I am starting to start through all of the piles, while I am thinking about my writing.  I found my floor under all the magazines.  I am still thinking of my writing as I am cleanining.

I watch that show hoarders and I then start to clean, cause I don't want my house to end up like theirs.  I know how something like that could happen and feel for those people.  I know that I will always have clutter, but some of it has to go.

I edit for about five hours and am very happy about the progress that I am getting.  My writing is nothing exciting right now, but the editing has to be done.

Should I clean or write?????That is the question

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Sit & Write

There is no short cut to writing.  Writing is the easy part for me.  I can write, write, write, but the problem with me is rewriting and editing.  I like to write.  I write everyday, and have no problem putting words on paper.

It may not make any sense to anyone, except me.  Now I have a story finished.  About 250 pages.  I just spent five hours in front of the computer line editing.  I am forcing myself to do this.  If I want this book published I have to do this.  It is not fun for me. I look at all the pages and lines I have to go through, but I am trudging along.  I have a deadline ande will be finished with most of it my the end of this month.  I need to keep at it.  A page at a time.  That is all I can do. 

Parts of writing I enjoy.  Some I don't.  I guess that goes with every job.  No job is perfect.  So I will continue to line edit till it is done, whether I like it or not.

What do you like about writing?

What do you dislike about writing???

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Friday, October 7, 2011

I Hate Editing

I am sorry that I am no longer an interesting person.  Not that I think I was very interesting before.  Line edititng is not fun.  Not much to talk about when I am line editting.  It is very tedious and seems to be taking forever like I am not getting anywhere but it has to get done.

So that is what I have been doing.  It has to be done.  I am also working on the next book.  So bare with me as I polish my book and hope it will be published at the end of the year and I can hear your comments. 

So how far along is are you in your writing????

Let me know.  Have a question, stuck in your writing???  Writer's Block let me know and lets talk about it.

If I can write a book.  You can do.

Lets talk about writing.  It is what I do.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Line Editing/Starting Next Story

I started the next story in The Jordan Place Series.

I am line editing slowly so I will catch all my mistakes.  I am very excited about having the first novel published, and then having the second novel published.

I think it is good to have goals and deadlines to keep me on track, gives me something to think about at work and then to see my dream come to is a bit overwhelming.

The only way to finish a book is to write everyday.  I know that you have heard this before.  There are people who are writing while you are watching Dancing With the Stars.  There are people you are following their dreams while you are watching televison thinking about your dreams.

Make a goal set a deadline and get busy.  No one cares about your dreams and goals except you.

I am going to write before I go to work.  I am an Indie Writer.  Are you????

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Line Edit

I am now editing line by line, word by word.  Boring.  Something that I have to do.  I know that you are tired of hearing about my editing woes.  I am not complaining, it is a fact of writing.  I feel this is something no one talks about.  Everyone talks about outlining, plotting characters but rarely about editing and looking at every word to see if it is necessary. 

So once the book is written I think it is only the beginning to the end.  One needs to look at each word and each comma and period. 

No way of getting around this unless you have someone to do it for you, even then you need to look at your book, cause it is your book

Back to line editting.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

7 Hours Editing/ 3 Hours Editing

The hours of editing are starting to pay off.. I have been re-reading my book, and so far I like what I wrote.  Went through the spell check and grammar check.  That took a long time and now I just need to read it and reread it for more errors. 

I have to admit that I do not like this part of writing.  It is boring but it is the only way I am going to get it ready to be published.

I have already started on the second book of the series.



This is the cover of my book.

What do you think????

I like it. 

I don't have a deadline when it will be online.  I have a lot more editing to do, but I will keep up posted.

Follow your dreams, no matter what anyone says.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Flash Drive/Back Up!!!

I know that you have heard this before.  Back up your files.  Back up your files.  I took my computer in twice in one week.  They asked me if I had things backed up.  I had no idea what they were talking about.  When I got my computer back all my pictures were gone.  How did that happen?????

So I bought a flash drive.   I had no idea what a flash drive was.  Someone told me to back up my file that I was working on, not just on a disk, but on a flash drive, cause a disk can get ruined.  So I stepped up and bought a flash drive.  I plugged in in the usb port (Think that is what it is called)  It worked.  If I can not this so can you.

I know nothing about computers.  I turn it on and hope for the best, sort of what I do with my car.  I do listen to others who I respect and trust and they are leading me in the right direction.

So please back up your files more than once. 

I have 250 pages in the computer and do not want to lose my files.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Why Do I Write????

I have always written stories most of my life.  Though I had no encouragement from my family.  I wrote in highschool on a 1950 manual typewriter.  I sent off my short stories and started recieving rejection letters.  They never really bothered me.  I was doing what I had to do.  I had stories to tell, so I wrote, mailed them off and worked on another story.

The series I am now working on and will publish, myself, I have had this idea since 1995.  I liked the story and the characters.  I summited the first book in the series and have recieved about 30 rejection letters.  I have written about 5 other novels, but always came back to The Jordan Place Series, so that is the one I am going to piublish first.

I got rejected, got divorced, ended up living in my truck for a few weeks and through all of that, I still continued to write.  It is who I am and what I do.  I have no choice. 

I am very excited cause within a month or so I will have my first novel published in The Jordan Place, Series.

I have been sitting alone in silence re-reading my novel, making notes and edititng.

No one cares if I write.  No one cares about my dreams and goals, except myself and GOD.  So I am going to finish this goal, cause this is who I am.  I am an Indie Writer and proud of it.  Whether anyone supports me or not doesn't matter.

What matters is that I write, if others like my book, I will be thrilled but if no one likes my books that is okay, cause I am a writer and that is what I do.

Rejection doesn't bother me.  The worst rejection was when my ex-husband walked out on me.  His last words to me were  "I love you.  I just don't want to be married to you any more."   What excatly does that mean??

The other worst rejection for me is that my family rejected me, cause my grandfather sexually abused me and they all deny it.

So what I have been through if no one likes my writing I am okay with that.  I am sure there are others out there like me that will enjoy my stories.  If not, I will keep writing cause I am an Indie Writer

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Goals For October

I am in editting mode.  I didn't watch tevevision yesterday or today.  If I am going to finish this book, I need to turn the tv off and just do it.

I plan on using the month of October to edit my book.  Get It Done.  I will just not watch tv and totally immerse myself in this book.  I won't be much of a fun person, not that I am anyway.  I won't have anything to talk about at work, since I am not watching tv, but that is okay.  If I want this book to be published, this is the only way I can get it done.

Silence isn't so bad.  I can hear myself think.  I could put some music on, but I want to hear my characters talk to me.  I want this book done and published.

Wish me luck

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nothing To Do With Writing

I work in a bakery.  I make dounts.  Trust me, no one is on a diet.  The owners came up with a new idea they saw on televison:  A Long John topped with Carmel and covered with real bacon bit????

What do you think??????  We sold 8 of them within an hour.  Doesn't sound good to me,

Tell me what you think????

I am editing my book and that is coming along good.  I am carrying a note pad in my back pocket, in case I have an idea or thoughts about my writing. 

this is the part I do not like but something I have to do, so I am just diving in and getting it done,.  I don't have the tv on it is all quiet so I can think and concentrate.

Have a great day!!!!

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Edit Edit Edit

I am starting to edit and I don't have a plan.  I have re-read the story two times and now am ready to edit it and get it done.  The next story is screaming at me to get her story written.  So I have no choice, but to edit the book, get it on line and start the next book.

That is the plan.

I have always written it is in me.  I have no choice, but to write. 

Wht is your plan????

The year is almost over and you need a plan for the rest of the year and a plan for the new year.

Write Something Today

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Writing The Last Scene

I have been working on the last scene...I want the last scene to be romanic and the readers to remember. I have come up with an ending I think will be romantic and tie in with the story.  So I am very excited. 

I have already started plotting out the next book in the series and very excited about that.  First I have to edit and get this book ready so you all can read it and get excited along with me. 

It has cooled off and though I do love hot weather, it is nice not to be hot and humid.  So I guess fall is a good thing.

I am going to work on my book.  Work on the last scene.  It is time to Edit.

How is your book going??

Are you stuck at a certain point.  Ask me your question and together we can finish our books and get published.

Write Something Today

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Edit Begins

The book is in the computer and now the editing begins.  I hate to edit.  Something that has to be done.

I will do some rewrite while I am editing.  I am giving myself 3 months to finish the rewrite and the edit.  It is not the number of pages I write but the time I spend with the book. 

I like my story and will complete it.  I am very excited about the cover and the book.

Are you excited about your book and cover???

Are you ready to edit???

How do you go about your edititng??

Have a great day

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Friday, September 23, 2011

No Writing Today

I have to admit that I didn't work on my book today.  I watched The View and had the cast of All My Children and then I watched the last show of All My Children.  I did write seven pages in long hand on a short story.

Now I have to get ready to work.  So I was lazy today .  Today is a new day and I need to get busy on editing my book.

Have a great weekend.

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All My Children

I know that this has nothing to do with writing, but today is the last day for All My Children.  I am very upset that the show has ended.  It has been a part of my life and how am I going to survive without Erica Kane causing trouble for everyone.

So I am just waiting for 10:00 am for The View today.  The whole cast of All My Children will be on the show and then I will have to wait for 12:00pm to watch the finally eposide.  Nothing else matters today except to see the last show.  I will say goodbye to the people of Pine Valley and try to go on with my life.

Did you see it Thursday when they brought Stewert Back.  I cried.  Yes I cry during soap operas.

So I am just waiting to see the final show of All My Children

Anyone out there feel the same way????

I know that I should be concentrating on my book but I need to say goodbye to the cast of All My Children who always was there when I had nothing better to do.  I will miss them all

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