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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Write What Are You Waiting For?

Do you want to write?  Have a book idea?  Don't know where to start??????

Put words on paper.  There is no right or wrong way to write a book, short story. 

I think there are a few questions to ask yourself before you start a story.

1.  How long is the story?  1,000 words or 100,000 words. 

2.  Do you know how it starts and ends???  That way you won't write yourself in a corner.  Your story will have some direction

3.  Who is the Hero and Herione?

4.  Setting.  Where is the story taking place and time

5.  Story Goal.

Something to think about.

There is better time to be a writer, than now.  What are you waiting for

http://sharonleejohnson.com

Welcome to Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

Twitter @dogbone61 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

My Characters Are Real People

I feel that my characters are real people.  They have to be, cause they talk to me all day.  Tell me what to write.  Tell me how to get them out of a situation. 

Does your characters talk to you??????

They are screaming for their story to be told.  I have to write their story or they will never leave me alone. 

I need more time to write, cause my characters want more time with me to tell their story.  The only way I will have more time to write is to quit my day job and at this point that is not an option, but I will say in a year or so, it will be an option so until then I will just have to let my characters talk and scream at me till their story is written.

I love my chararcters.  I love characters in film and in books so to me Characters are alive in real, if we let them be.

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

Welcome to Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA

twitter@dogbone61

Friday, September 28, 2012

Co-Authoring A Book

I am not sure how this happened, but I think I am co-authoring a book with a fellow writer.  I have never done this before, so I have no idea what it will be like or how it will work.

What I can tell you, it that I will keep you posted on how it goes and the process that we use to get the story written.  I am all for new ideas and ways to get my work out to the public. 

One never knows what book will get the readers attention.

I am still going to write and publish the next two stories that I am working on, plus this book. 

Has any of you been asked to co-author a book????

I am not worried about whose name will be first or how to split the royalities, I think that will all find its own way.  first we have to get the book written.  I will keep you posted. 

When I have my two days off, I will be typing my hand written pages into the computer  So leave a comment and let me know what you are working on

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

Welcome to Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0ZDGW  Print Version and E-Book Version

Twitter @dogbone61

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Writing Wher Ever /When Ever

I don't care where I write, as long as I am writing.  I write in longhand a lot lately and then on my days off I type them into my computer.  May take longer, but least I am writing and getting the story written.  I am very excited about the 2 stories I am working on. 

I am thinking of my characters all day and every time I have time to have to jot some ideas down, I take advantage of it.

In January I will have another book on line.  Then shortly after that, in a few months I will have another book on line.  It is a process.  One word at a time.

So jot down ideas, when ever where every where.  One word leads to another.  Before you know it, your story is written.

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

http://mevszombies.blogspot.com

Twitter @dogbone61

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Plotting As a Go

On my two days from my bill paying job, I started a new story. I just started writing to see where the story went.  I didn't plot, I just wrote.  I wrote 6,000 words in two days.  For me that is good.  I like where the story went and I am going to finish the story. 

I feel that I need to get another story up on line, so I am busy writing a 400 page Novel and working on a short story to get up in a couple of months. 

There is no right or wrong in writing.  I have to go with my gut and how I want to do it.  So I am busy writing and right now that is the most important thing to me.

Do you plot or just write??

http://sharonleejohnson.com

www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

Twitter @dogbone61

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Good Day To Be A Writer

I think everyday is a good day to be a writer.  People who fish always says that a bad day of fishing is better than a day of work.

I think everyday is a good day to be a writer.  Yesterday I wrote 3,000 words and today I wrote 2,000 words today. 

I need to keep my word count up every day in order to keep publishing books.  I feel alone in this process sometimes, since I sit in front of the computer alone with my thoughts and words.  It is not that I don't have the ideas and words it is time finding the time, being in the mood to write.

I have to commit to my writing and my time.  Work that pays the bills zap my writing time.  I am not complaining it is just a fact.  I get up early to write, before going to work and stay up later and miss some sleep.  If that is what I have to do then so be it.  I am a writer first.  Says so on my tax return.  I recieve royality checks form amazon,com

So today is a good day to be a writer. 

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

http://mevszombies.blogspot.com 

Welcome to Zombie Zoo www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA

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

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

Word Count

I just wrote 3,000 words this morning and I am not finished yet.  I woke up, knowing that I wanted to write.  I just started writing and can't seem to stop.

It is a good day to be a writer.

I have 3 books up on www.amazon.com

My Bible--My GOD

Always & Forever

Welcome To Zombie Zoo

http://sharonleejohnson.com

I know that I need to get another book online, soon.  My book sales are good, but I want them to continue to increase.  So I am going to increase my word count so my January I can get another book up. 

It is now or never. 

So I am going to do my best to increase my word count.

The editing process is the hardest part for me and takes the longest.  So I need to make time for that. 

What is your word count?

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

http://mevszombie.blogspot.com

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Word Count Page Count

Do you set a writing goal every day??  Do you reach your goal?  Do you beat yourself up when you don't reach your goal?

I set a goal and I don't reach the goal everyday.  The main thing is that you are thinking about your writing and you are writing somewthing. 

I was at work yesterday.  I had a thought.

I just published Welcome to Zombie Zoo  http://sharonleejohnson.com or www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA

I am now working on the next book.  I like the story but it is going to take longer than I thought to finish it.  So I am going to write a short story, and get it published while I am still working on my book.

You might think, how can I do that when I don't always reach my daily writing goals.  The answer is simple.  I am going to write.  It is that simple.  I am not going to worry about page count or word count.  I am going to write till the story is finished.

Everyone talks about word count, page count....We are all different.  find your own way and just write.  Finish the story and move to the next or write 2 stories at the same time and Writers Block will never be a problem

I am going to write and will let you know how it goes.

WRITE  it is that simple

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

twitter  @dogbone61

Friday, September 21, 2012

Get Excited About Your Writing

If you are not excited about your writing, who will be?????

I am working on my next book and I look forward to writing each scene, and excited to do the rewrite.  If you are not excited about the story, something maybe missing in the story.

I write at work on my breaks and lunch, and I don't care who sees me writing.  I have ideas that I need to jot down so I won't forget and then sometimes an idea will come to me on break.  If I didn't have my notebook, I would of missed that idea. 

If you are writing a love scene, and are not feeling anything, your readers are not going to feel anything.  So get excited about what you are writing.  If it is a short story or a novel. but everything you have in each word and your reader will feel it right along with you.

I am excited about the next book, and there doesn't seem enough time to work on it.  I am not giving up, but taking notes when I can and think about my story all the time.  I am excited about the story.

If you are excited about your story then your reader will be also, if you think the story is just okay, then that is how your reader will feel. 

So spice up your story, add more drama more conflict.  Make your characters suffer.  Then you will be excited about your story and your reader will be happy and that means more book sales.

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

Welcome to Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA  99 Cent E-Book

twitter @dogbone61

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Putting Your Characters In Danger

All Annie wanted was to marry Mitchell and be his wife.  Was that to much to ask???  Wasn't it enough that her small town had a virus that turned everyone to a Zombie and she had to kill her neighbors to get out of town.

Wasn't it enough when the preacher that married Annie and Mitchell turned into a Zombie and they had to kill the preacher after the cermony?  Wasn't it enough that her best friend is now a Zombie locked in a shed.

Wasn't it enough that she came upon 4 children and was going to take them back home with her, except the Zombies followed the kids and now the kids are being eaten and she had to jump off the bridge.

Wasn't it enough that a storm is pounding on her and is being swept out to sea.

My poor herione is driftingout to sea.....What else can I do to her?????????????

I have plans for her.  She just doesn't know it yet.

What kind of danger are you putting your character through.  Are they happy sitting on a beach waiting for their true love, or are they plunging a knife into a villian???

Make your characters suffer. Make your characters stronger.  Give them something to overcome

Annie better start swimming.

http://sharonleejohnson.com

Welcome To Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA

Coming Soon  Zombie Love

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

http://mevszombies.blogspot.com

Twitter @dogbone61

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Plotting

I was at work, on break and working on my book, when my whole plot changed course. I hope for the better.

I had my characters on a bridge surrounded by Zombies.  Was not sure what to do, I had them jump off the bridge.  I loved that idea and had no idea where it came from.  So now I have to replot the next chapter and I am so excited, cause it makes for a better story.  Not much was happening.  I had them at the house, most of the time, now they are really out of their element and I am excited about writing the scene and see what is going to happen next.

Just because you plot out your novel does not mean that you can not change the outline as you go.  It is just a guide line. 

so I am very excited about the next half of the book.  The characters are stronger  and more determined.  Their love is stronger and will do what they have to do to survive. 

I love to plot, but I also love it when something happens that I don't see coming.  Had no idea they were going to jump off the bridge.  Can't wait to see what they do next.

Welcome to Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com./dp/B008Y5D2DA

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Book Sales Increasing

NEVER GIVE UP  That is all I have to say.  One never knows what the day will bring.  One never knows what tomorrow will bring.  I have to admit that my sales are nothing to brag about, but I am thrilled everytime I sell a book and do a happy dance.

I have sold books in Italy, UK and the USA  I am very proud of that and no one can take that away from me.  I am selling books and that is what I want to do.

Quitting is not an option for me.  I don't care what anyone says.

I blog everyday, I tweet everyday and my book sales are increasing.

So if you are a bit discouraged about your writing, or book sales.  Keep writing.  That is all one can do

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Book Promo

I discovered a new website.  http://askdavid.com.  You can list your books for free and he will promote them.  I just listed my three books.  I have no idea if it will help the sales of my books, but I am giving it a try. 

It was easy to do and didn't take long.  So check out his website.  I have his link listed under Check Out These Sites.

I am not getting anything for telling you about this site.  I am just passing the info along.  I will keep you posted on how it works for me.


http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Time To Write

How do you find time to write?  I am not so sure that I am doing a good job as to using my time wisely.  I write, but not to organized.  Sometimes I feel that I am on a tread mill and not getting anywhere.

I said that I will blog tweet and write for 100 days and I have 95 days left.  I think I am doing okay.  I have picked up a couple new followers on twitter.  Book sales are increasing and I think it is good discipline.  So join me. 

Set a goal and see what happens along the way reaching your goal.

I am tweeting a story.  Follow me @dogbone61

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

Welcome To Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA   Halloween Special  99Cent E-Book

http://sharonleejohnson.com

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I Am Being Interviewed

Check out   http://stephenormsby.wordpress.com   He has interviewed me for Saturday the 15th.  How exciting is that!

One never knows when things will happen, so you always have to be prepared.  I put myself out there and you have to do the same if you want to sell books.  I am enjoying being an indie writer and am thrilled when I sell a book.

I have sold books in Italy, UK and the USA  I am selling global and there is nothing cooler than that.  I am very excited about selling books throughout the world.

The world is getting smaller, and one needs to stop looking at just their own country, but Global.

I hope you stop by and leave a comment at http://stephenormsby.wordpress.com   Let me know what you think

http://sharonleejohnson.com

Friday, September 14, 2012

Blogging/Tweeting/Writitng

I blog everyday
I tweet everyday
I write everyday

It is not always easy.  I do miss a day here and there.  Life does get in the way.  I have decided to keep up with it for the next 100 days.  Then it will be Christmas and New Year's and I will need a break. 

Join me for the next 100 days of writing.  I will be posting my progress on blogging, tweeting and writng the next book. 

You can list your writing progress in the commet section and we can do this together.

I have another blog.  http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

http://mevszombies.wordpress.com

Tweet me  @dogbone61  I am tweeting a story also on twitter, which I will post on weekends at http://mevszombies.wordpress.com

http://sharonleejohnson.com 

I have blogged and now I will tweet and then work on my book before I go to my job that pays the bills.

Write something to day and let me know.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tweeting A Story

I am tweeting a story on Twitter   @dogbone61

I will tweet a few times during the day and on the weekends I will post my tweets on a new blog I will set up this weekend.  I think it will be fun.  The fun part is that you can tell me what you want to happen next.  I am open to suggestions on what direction the story will go.

The Title of the Story is Me VS Zombies.

I will be trying to survive the Zombie Outbreak with my ex-boyfriend, Ax who just escaped from jail, since the Zombies ate the guards and my faithful Dog, Roxie.  The three of us will have to decide what to do and where to go. 

Follow me on Twitter and help me survive living with Zombies

Leave suggestions here and tell me what you would do.  This is going to be fun.

I am on twitter  @dogbone61

Have a Great Zombie Day

http://sharonleejohnson.com

Welcome To Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tweeting a Story

I am tweeting a Zombie story on twitter.  Follow me on Twitter @dogbone61

I am alone in my house, in a saferoom and have to figure out what to do next.  Zombies are outside of the house.  I only have a flashlight and a hammer and no other supplies.  I am on my own.

Join me on twitter as I survive the Zombie Outbreak.

http://sharonleejohnson.com

Welcome to Zombie Zoo  www.amazon/dp/B008Y5D2DA

Monday, September 10, 2012

Finding Your Nitch

What type of books do you write?  Do you even know.  I knew I was a romance writer.  I considered myself a romance writer.  There are different romance writers.  Contemporary romance, Suspense Romance, Chick lit, Urban, Paranormal Romance, Christian Romance. 

It is enough to give one a headache.  It took me to find my niche and not even sure if I can put myself in one niche.

I consider myself a Paranormal Romace Writer.  I have spirits in my books.  I have romance in my books and I have Zombies in my books. 

I am a Christain and am committed to GOD.  That doesn't mean that I don't like things that go bump in the night. 

I have a series The Legend of Jessica.  The first book in the series is Always & Forever.  I consider it a Christian Romance in a small town of Lake Sherry love abounds, but there is the Spirit of Jessica that roams the woods looking for her lost love.  www.amazon.com/dp/B006M8PAOA

I have a non-fiction book  My Bible--My God  is how I climbed out of the pit that Satan tossed me in and how GOD helped me to a better life.  www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0ZDGW

Welcome to Zombie Zoo  A hundred years after the first outbreak, Connor has accepted his fate in watching over the Zombies that are being housed till there is a cure.  Connor's life changed the day Amber broke into the Zoo.  A new outbreak of Zombies and Connor and Amber's life is never the same   www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA

my website is http://sharonleejohnson.com

So maybe I don't know what my niche is, but I am a writer and I embrace my work and embrace other writer's work.

So what is your niche or does it even matter?

www.iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com 

follow me on twitter @dogbone61

Halloween Special

Now that summer is over, Halloween is just around the corner.  Weclome to Zombie Zoo is now out in E-Book and Print Version

I have just lowered the price of Welcome to Zombie Zoo from 3.99 to 99 Cents for the E-Book  I think it will get you in the mood for Halloween and make you want to be a Zombie for Halloween. 

www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y52DA    or check out my website  http://sharonleejohnson.com for all my books.

Remember that Zombies are here.  So when you are planning your Halloween Party, and you see a Zombie, just ask yourself if that is someone dressed as a Zombie or is it a Zombie.  Don't get eaten by a Zombie on Halloween Night.

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Writing The Next Book

No one has the perfect formula to become a bestselling writer.  They all say Write the next Book.  Easier said than done.

1. First book is finished.

2.  Need to Market Book.  Facebok, Twitter, Blog

3.  Spend Money I don't have.  Buy copies of print book, bookmarks

4.  Webpage.  have to pay someone for that.

5.  Running out of money

6.  Have to go to day job to pay bills.  Zaps time from my writing

7.  Gave up on every having a clean house again

8.  Have no social life, work and writing is all I have.

9.  Husband appears after kidnapping my computer and demands his wife back

10.  I negotiate to get my computer back, explaining that I have to write the next book.


Have to go and write my next book

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkaingwithgod.blogspot.com

Friday, September 7, 2012

Storms

Storms and storms.  I wish people would stop wishing and praying for rain.  Now it is raining and strong storms and large hail.  Hope they are happy.  I had a hard time getting online cause of the storms.  Anyway,

I was writing in long hand today and I wanted to turn a main character into a Zombie, then I changed my mind as I wrote and I love the scene.  I come up with better ideas when I write longhand.  so I am very excited about writing this scene.  Blood, shock and watching a character turn is truly amazing.

Check out my website at http://sharonleejohnson.com

My other blog  http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Not Enough Hours In The Day

I have a day job to pay the bills.  I write everyday.  I need to get my word count up.  I need to promote my 3 print books and 8 E-Books.  I have to blog, facebook and twitter.  I don't seem to have enough time.  Do you?

I am not going to stress over what I don't get done each day.  I can only do what I can do.  Life does get in the way and headaches always pop up.  So I struggle on.

I haven't been blogging regularly and that is going to change.  I will start blogging more.  Maybe I just got lazy but I am back. 

I am working on my next Zombie Novel, it is going slow, but I am going to step up my work count and get it written

How do you juggle the daliy life of a writer???

Check out my website  http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA  Welcome To Zombie Zoo

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Zombie Zoo Now Open!




Zombie Zoo is now open to vistors:

www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA

http://sharonleejohnson.com

Love Those Zombies

I am busy writing on my Next Zombie Novel.  If you like Zombies check out my Newest book  Welcome to Zombie Zoo.  www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA   A hundred years after the first outbreak of Zombies.  Humans are still deciding to save the Zombieis till there is a cure or just kill them.

I have been writing about 4 pages a day.  The book is slowly being written but I am upping my word count.  I should have the next book out by the first of the year.

I already have someone working on the book cover. 

Summer is over and soon the holidays will be upon us.  So I am getting busy writing.  If you are thinking of writing a book.  Now is the time.  Sit at that computer.  Pick up that pen and paper and get writing.  Now is the time.

Zombies are here.  We have to adjust with life living with Zombies.  Some say that we are living in the end of times, Zombies  could be the end of Humans.  Protect yourself and be prepared.

http://sharonleejohnson.com