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Monday, April 30, 2012

Where Do You Write

I have two desks.  I don't use them at all.  They are a catch all.  I have a lap top.  That lets me write wherever I want to.  I can write outside.  I can write in bed, I can write on the floor.  Right now I am writing on the couch.  I love my laptop.

I know that I do not sit correctly and am probably going to have aches and pains later.  Sometimes my leg will fall asleep or a muscle in my arm will ache later.  I just live with the pain.  I don't want to sit at a desk. 

That is the freedom of being a writer.  I can write whenever and wherever.

Where do you write?????

http://sharonleejohnson.com/

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Editing

Editing is the worse for me.  I like to write and not have to think.  Then comes the editing and I have to force myself to edit and get it finished. 

I am now editing the 5th Episode of Zombie Zoo.  I have been at it for about three hours and needed to take a break. 

I have been at the computer for the past four hours.  I have read that the more books you have out, the better your chances are at selling.  This is a lot harder than one might think.  I am always writing, rewriting and editing.

I take my notebook to work and work on my writing on my breaks and lunch time.  I carry my notebook at work where ever I go.  I tell everyone that I am a writing.  I am no longer hiding it.

I have to write, edit  and write some more.

Editing is just part of the process. 

How do you edit??????  Any sugesstions?????/

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Like Me On Facebook

http://facebook.com/#!/pages/sharon-lee-johnson/140014492748141

Please Like Me!  Thank you so much

http://sharonleejohnson.com/    Check out my Zombie Zoo Series

I am on facebook

Not sure I really understadn facebook.  I am facebook, and have an author page.  http://sharonleejohnson.com/  I have a link there to my blog and facebook.

Being on facebook, looking around, blogging and writing, how does anyone get anything done?

I am not doing so well with dividing my time with all I have to do. 

Please go to my facebook page, my author page and please hit the like button.  It would be great to have a following.  the link is on my web page....http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/sharon-lee-johnson/140014492748141    Please hit the like button!  Thank you so much

Friday, April 27, 2012

Royality Check

It is true.  One can make money by writing and selling on Amazon.  I recieved my first royality check from http://www.amazon.com/.   Though I am not going to be able to quit my day job, I did make some money.  It is enough to know that I can make it as a writer, as long as I never give up.

Some might say that I am wasting my time, but it is never a waste of time to follow your heart and dreams.  I am doing what I love to do.

I have recieved a royality check from a bookstore that my book  My Bible--My God is in   http://sharonleejohnson.com/   How cool is that.  My book is in a bookstore and I sold a few copies of that book and recieved a check. 

My two print books..My Bible-- My God   Always & Forever   http://sharonleejohnson.com/   I have recieved a royality check from http://www.createspace.com/   selling the print books

Now I have recieved a royality check for my e-books  http://sharonleejohnson.com/

I am living proof that it can be done.  I cannot quit my day job, yet, but I will.  I have a dream and a goal and nothing is going to get in my way.

So if you are doubting yourself, I am telling you that it can be done.  Just don't give up and soon you will also be recieving a royality check.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Writing For Free

Would you write if you never get paid???  Would you write a 400 page novel if you knew that there was no way anyone would ever read it?

My answer is yes.  I am a writer.  That is who I am and what I do.  I write.  It is like breathing for me.  Good thing for me is that I do get paid for writing.  My books are selling.  Though I am not getting rich.  That is just a matter of time. 

Everyone wants to write a book.  I hear that all the time.  I could write a book.  I am going to write a book.  Not everyone has the passion to write. I am honored.  Whether I write for money or write for free I am going to write.  I am a writer. 

So don't give up.  Write for yourself and love what you write no matter what anyone else says.

Writing is like breathing.  I write to live.  I live to write.

http://sharonleejohnson.com/

Zombie Zoo Series avaliable on Kindle

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I Am A Writer

I am a writer and do not care what others think.  I do not compare myself to other writers or to other people.  If I start comparing myself to others, I will always look like a failure.  I need to focus on my writing and do what I think I need to to.  Someone will always be better than me.  Somone will always be thinking of writing that book.  So in a way I will be further along than others, but others will be ahead of me.

All I can do is to write my stories and do my best.  I am not looking at others for approval.  The person that I want approval from the most, will only disappoint me.  So I am doing my best and that is all I can do.

I am a writer and no one can take that away from me.

The next time you are doubting yourself or are a bit depressed, know that you are a writer and be proud of that.  Be proud that you wrote today.  Celebrate or treat yourself to something after you get done writing.  A piece of chocolate, watching your favorite show. 

Be proud that you are a writer.  Embrace it.

I am a writer.  I write the Zombie Zoo Series.

http://sharonleejohnson.com/ 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Attitude

I have to switch my way of thinking.  I never thought of myself as a professional.  I like jeans and tee shirts.  I like my flip flops.  Now I am changing my way of thinking.

I am a professional writer.  I went and had a website done, by professionals  http://sharonleejohnson.com/

I went and had my picute taken by professionals.  I suggest everyone do that.  I dreaded it, but it was a very positive experience.  Took only about 15 minutes. 

So I started thinking, maybe I should consider myself a professional.  I am a serious writer.  I have 6 books on amazon for sale.  I need to take myself serious.  If I don't who will.

So from this moment on I am a professional writer and I am making a living as a writer.  I do recieve monthly royality checks from the sale of my books.  I have people buying my books.

I am a writer and I am going to start acting like one.  I will have to pay taxes on my writing.  That makes me self employed.  I am a business owner. 

I am only going to think positive thoughts.

This is my new attitude.  What is yours?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Website

I finally have my website up and I love it!!

http://sharonleejohnson.com/


Check it out and let me know what you think.  I am so excited.  All my books, print and e-books are now all in one place. 

If you don't have a  website I think it is a good investment.  I paid someone to do it.  They gave me good advice.  Check out my picture.  I had it professionally done.  I never would of done that.  They suggested it and I went and did it.  It was not as bad as I thought it would be. 

When I have another book ready they will put it on the website for me.  They are taking care of the website and I don't have to worry about it.

I will keep you posted and let you know it if helps my sales.  I am in this for the long haul and am selling books. 

In order to compete, I needed to step up.

Don't have a website?  Think about it


http://sharonleejohnson.com/

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Titles

I am terrible at  coming up with titles.  I make lists and lists of Titles till I come up with one that I like.  I know that the Title of the book is important, so I make sure that I am always thinking and jotting down titles of what I could use.  Then I come up with a title, and then find out that someone else used the same title, or similair to the one I was going to one.

So it is a process and once I decide on a title I stick to it no matter who else decides to use the title.  One can not copyright a title. 

So when you are deciding on a title, pick the one you like and go with it, no matter who else is using the title

Zombie Zoo  A New Breed of Zombies   www.amazon.com/dp/B007L9UUVM

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Back to Work

I had two days off and got a lot of  writing done.  Now I have to go back to work when I want to stay home and write.  I am going to take my notebook with me at work and write when I am on break and at lunch.  I am looking forward to the day when I don't have to go to work.  The day I can stay home and write.

I know that people think I am just dreaming.  Being published was once a dream and now I am a published writer.  So dreams do come true.

Writing is putting one word on the paper or screen at a time.  That is it and one never quits.  Work is just another reason not to write, but I will write when I can, now I have to think about work.  Writing is my work.  I am a writer.  No one can take can that away from me.

So write something today.

Page Quota

I wrote 20 pages on my day off.  I am back and am focused.  I am working on getting a website built.  It is taking longer than I thought.  I will have two new books out in about three books, so I have been busy.  I have read that the more books you have out the more books you will sell.  I am going to put that info to the test. 

My Zombie Zoo Series is doing good and I want to keep that going.  Check out my latest installment.

Zombie Zoo  A New Breed of Zombies  What if Zombies are smarter and harder to kill.  Who will win Humans or Zombies. 

Check it out and let me know what you think

www.amazon.com/dp/B007L9UUVM

Monday, April 16, 2012

Being Professional

I want to write.  I want to sell books.  I do not want think of myself as a professional person.  The truth is that I am self emplyed.  I am a business person and I have to start acting like one.  I am having a website created.  I am paying someone to build me one and they are taking me sersiously.  For the first time, someone that I don't know is looking at me, as if I am a professional writer.  That is a good feeling.  I sent them three pictures of myself and they do not like any of them.  I don't think I take a good picture.  So they suggested that I get a head shot done by a professional.  That means that I have to spend more money.  They said that I am selling myself and that I should have a good picture of myself.  I am listening to what they are saying, that is what I am paying them for.  So Monday morning I am going to go in and get my picture taken.

Do I want to go and have my picture taken and leave the comfort of me sitting in front of the computer?  I do not, but I am going to for my writing career.

I never thought of myself as a professional.  I am now thinking of myself as a professional and someone is taking me seriously and it is time that I start taking myself sersiously.

When I have my book signing I am now thinking of what I should wear.  Don't think jeans and a tee shirt is going to work anymore.

My new website.  http://www.sharonleejohnson.com/     COMING SOON

Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Book Sales

Year 2011  Print Books 35
                   E-Books 14

Total to date:  E-Books  41
                      Print Books 38

I know that I am not selling as many as others, but, HEY I am selling and that is enough for me to keep writing.  I have sold 79 books total.  How cool is that .  I am very excited.  I have recieved monthly royality checks and I am a writer.

If you want to write a book.  Write that Book.  If you want to be publish, Publish that book.

If I can do it, anyone can. 

I am getting a website and it will be.....    http://www.sharonleejohnson.com/

I will let you know when it is up and running.

Write something today

Monday, April 2, 2012

I Am A Paranormal Writer

Do you know what kind of writer you are?  Science fiction writer?  Romance Writer?  Contemporary Writer?

I am a Paranormal Writer and am embracing the fact that I found my niche. 

My romance novel Always and Forever is a paranormal romance  www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA

My Zombie Zoo Series  www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS  is a paranormal series with a hint of romance.

My Bible My God is my testimonal to GOD  www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0ZDGW


So find your niche as a writer and embrace it.

15 Pages

I woke up and wrote 10 pages this morning.  I am working on the 5th Episode of Zombie Zoo.  This book is going to be longer and more detail of how it all began.  I have a lot of work ahead of me.  I am very excited about it.

Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B006K7CVLS

Zombie Zoo  Episode Two  www.amazon.com/dp/B006SRK6LW

Zombie Zoo No Rules/No Laws  www.amazon.com/dp/B00797RBIG

Zombie Zoo a New Breed of Zombies  www.amazon.com/dp/B007L9UUVM

OR

go to http://www.amazon.com/ and put sharon lee johnson in under kindle books to see all the books together.

Let me know what you think.  I am very excited about this series.

don't forget about my other 2 books

Always and Forever  www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA  also availiable in print

My Bible--My GOD  www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0ZDGW  also avaliable in print

Leave a comment and lets write

Me VS Zombies

I have a new blog:

Me VS Zombies

I woke up one morning and my neighbor tried to eat me.  What is up with that

http://mevszombies.wordpress.com/


check it out and let me know what you think.  What would you do if your neighbor became a Zombie

check out my latest book

Zombie Zoo  A New Breed of Zombies

www,amazon.com/dp/B007L9UUVM

Let me know what you think

Writing Is My Life

I am back on track with my writing.  I am working on a website and getting excited about that.

I just published the 4th episode of Zombie Zoo  A New Breed of Zombies

www.amazon.com/B007L9UUVM

Check it out and let me know what you think  E-Book 99 cents