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 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

My Bible--My God

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

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.

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.

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

My Bible--My God

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

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

My Bible--My God

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  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

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

My Bible--My GOD


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. 

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.

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:

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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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

Sales Stat

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

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 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.

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??

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

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  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.

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???

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

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

Order Today

Always And Forever

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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

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.

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.

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.

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??????????????? 

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. 

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.

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.