A few weeks ago (I’ve been terrible about posting regularly) I received a book in the mail that I didn’t order. At first I was confused and a little worried. Had someone ordered something using my card and forgot to change the mailing address? Was this a gift from one of my relatives who are notorious for randomly sending me things? Was I buying books in my sleep? Of course my husband, who called to tell me about the book, was no help at all.
Well as it turned out it was none of the above. Every now and again I sign up for a Goodreads give away. This book was one such book. The give away hadn’t ended and I didn’t receive an email notifying me that I won.
It’s an uncorrected proof and it’s free. Plus I will never turn down a book.
Three cheers for surprise books!
So sorry I haven’t posted anything in a month. Earlier this month I had to make a mad dash to the ER because the left side of my face went numb. Don’t worry, it wasn’t anything truly serious. Somehow I contracted Bells Palsy. I was laid out for a week because my eye kept getting inflamed because I couldn’t blink or truly close it. I am better now but I have been playing catch up at work ever since.
It’s EOG time. Oh boy. Please note my lack of enthusiasm.
But on the plus side, there’s only 12 days of school left for me! I’m so looking forward to Summer Break.
So here’s what’s going on with Souls in the Dark.
First, I have finished five chapters and am planning to sit down and get some editing done over the long weekend
Second, for those on Goodreads, you can add it to your to read list.
And third, I’m nearly done outlining and have finally hashed out exactly how the story will end. (I wasn’t entirely sure how I wanted it to)
Well that’s it for now. I should get back to speed shortly. Till next time folks!
Man, I thought going back to work after Christmas break was tough. I think Spring Break is even worse. Not only are the kids starting to stress out over EOGs, but they are also extra catty with each other. I think by the end of the week, I was ready to rip my hair out. But at least the worst is over. They’ll be a little shaky on Monday, but they’ll start to get back into the swing of things…hopefully.
But on a happier note, I planted my garden and my radishes are already coming up. Yeah! I just want my tomatoes and hot peppers to hurry up and grow! Ha- ha I love gardening. There’s something so relaxing about it. Plus you can’t help but get excited when you start to see the little sprouts popping up. I was talking to my neighbor the other day about how I wish I could do more, but because I’m renting right now, I can’t. Oh well.
I guess I’ve slacked off long enough. Time to get back to work, and my work I mean writing. But I do love it! Till next time people!
Oh and on another note, for those on Goodreads, you can now add Souls in the Dark to your to-read list!
Today I got an email saying that I finally accepted into the Goodreads author program! Yeah! I’ll provide the link below. But for now let’s celebrate!
I don’t know why, but finally getting into this program validates be as a writer and as an author. I’m just as excited that my book is just about ready to be sold! I know right! AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!
I just have to wait a little longer till Amazon gives me the green light. Once I get that I will let everyone know! Whoop! Whoop! Oh and for my Kindle people out there, you’ll be able to get a copy too! Oh, and before I forget….here’s the link so you can check me out!
I almost forgot that it’s the start of a new month and that means new free books for the kindle. Silly me. Now some months are better than others and this month was awesome!
I got a lot of interesting looking books and even managed to find a whole series. (That’s rare) I love free books whether I borrow them from the library or get them from Amazon. There’s no real risk if the book turns out to be crappy but I’ve also come across some really good ones too. Like right now I’ reading a free book I got a while back called The Last Goddess. Oh my goodness…I’m loving it! And speaking of what I’m reading, I’ve finally gotten my Goodreads page to sync with this blog so I got rid of the What I’m reading page. If you’re still curious, or are looking for something new to read just scroll down the page, along the side, and you’ll see it. It actually works out pretty well for me because I was always forgetting to update that page.
Any who, that’s enough for now. Till next time people and happy reading.
I posted a while back that I added my book to the site Goodreads.com. Again if you haven’t checked it out already get to it. Anyways, they have the option to become a Goodreads author, and that allows for me to interact with people who have or want to read my book and future books. Well it’s been a few months now and I can’t seem to get it to work. In fact, I haven’t heard anything from the Goodreads people since I first asked about it. I might have to ask a friend of mine, also an author, how long it took for her.
Oh and speaking of here below is the link to her page. She has answered so many of my questions about self publishing that I feel that it’s only fair that I give her a shout out. She has a new book coming out April 2015(I believe) so be sure to check it out.
Another frustration is that I may have to find a new editor. I’m pretty good about finding mistakes but it always pays to have someone else go over it, especially when they know what they’re doing. I feel that a lot of self published authors are either ignoring this aspect of writing or they aren’t using the right editor. Now I’m no English major and most of the time, if the book is good, I don’t notice grammatical errors. But sometimes…shakes head…I also know that there are some people who get turned off from books because of these errors. I really want to try and avoid that at all costs. But the current editor I’m using hasn’t sent me anything back and I’m just about half way through the book. So for any of my other author friends out there, if you know a good editor let me know.
update on editor:
I feel really bad now because my editor got back to me the other day. Apparently her husband has been in and out of the hospital for a while. If I bothered to actually pay any attention to what people post on Facebook (I usually just scroll) then I would have been aware. I hope he gets better soon.
Firstly, I’ve finally broken through my writer’s block! Yeah! I’m so happy!!!!
But I’m also happy to inform that you can now find my book on Goodreads.com. Now for those who are unfamiliar with this site, it’s basically facebook for book lovers. The Lost Guardian will not be available till some time around October, but they recommend that you should get your book out there as soon as possible. So for those who are on Goodreads don’t forget to add my book to your To-read shelf and for those of you who aren’t on this site, I highly recommend it. Just follow the link below:
I’m waiting to hear back from the Goodreads staff about becoming one of their authors and I still have to fill out a few things. But it’s still very exciting! Till next time!