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?????

Sunday, April 29, 2012


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!/pages/sharon-lee-johnson/140014492748141

Please Like Me!  Thank you so much    Check out my Zombie Zoo Series

I am on facebook

Not sure I really understadn facebook.  I am facebook, and have an author page.  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....!/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   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   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   I have recieved a royality check from   selling the print books

Now I have recieved a royality check for my e-books

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.

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. 

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

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


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

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


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

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

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.     COMING SOON

Zombie Zoo

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.....

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

My Zombie Zoo Series  is a paranormal series with a hint of romance.

My Bible My God is my testimonal to GOD

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

Zombie Zoo  Episode Two

Zombie Zoo No Rules/No Laws

Zombie Zoo a New Breed of Zombies


go to 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  also availiable in print

My Bible--My GOD  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

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


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

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