Sunday, September 27, 2009

I published a book!


Well my book came in the mail today !! And it looks awesome, I was so happy with it, it looks better then I could imagine. It was the best feeling to hold my own book ! My kids were super happy to see there names in it as well. A lot of my friends got there copies too and they were very proud and happy too! They can not believe they can now hold my creation that was just a bunch of words at one time lol
I know its going to do well, now its just a matter of getting it out there, I know once word of mouth spreads it will be a hit. I mean I had such a good time writing it, I still love writing it, book two was fabulous to write I cried near the end lol and then starting book three it was a new canvas to start all over again, that is the plus of a series you get to really do a lot with the same characters.
I had a friend a male friend by the way, I say this because I geared my book for women because I thought it was romance. Well he read and said he was afraid to but did and disagreed that it was just romance he said he loved it and demanded the second. He compared me to Stephen King which was nuts to me but oh so flattering, I have had about 8 -10 people read and have got all great feedback, the worst thing they have said was I am not writing quick enough, Ive gotten so much support, and people telling me that its more then a book it could be a tv series or movie, this is what is driving me to want to reach out further, and let everyone read and enjoy!
I also had some strangers sample a few chapters and all of them loved the book as well, some were as far away as Enland and India, This tells me it will work! I just need people to give me a shot, you can read the first 45 pages on the site to see if its something you like, and then if you like it you can buy from that same site. I give tons of props to LULU because they are simply amazing.
I have sold 20 books so far for almost a week of being up and published, thats not bad to me!! And its not about sales it about wanting for everyone to be able to read my writing, writing to me is what I was meant to do, its my passion I crave it, writing makes me feel better when i feel like crap, there is nothing greater then writing!
I simply did something that I have been wanting to do for so long and that is complete a book and I did that twice now and am halfway done with the third! I can honestly say I was inspired by a popular movie and theme going on I won't name names but lets just say the craze drove me to want to write. I read the books and watched the movies and it was truly inspiring to know someone can use there minds to entertain so many. But I didn't want to be the same, I wanted to do something totally different so I thought about it for awhile and I said what forbidden love is as good as a vampire but is not a vampire? What type of story would make readers say WTF? And I figured it out, life and death are topics we all think about all the time, so I found something that worked, I could write forever on the topic and it really seemed to take on its own life, I started to feel like I was just the body and the story was coming out via my fingertips! I truly feel it was meant to happen now, and this is all meant to be. I stick by the motto EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON!!
Everyone who has a dream should stick to there dreams no matter how silly they are. If something inspires you let the world know it, try your hardest to get where you want to be. That is how some of the most famous people got where they are today! If something is truly a talent it will stick with you your whole life so don't waste it, use it!!
Anyone who wants to support a new author I truly do appreciate it!

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

High Hopes

So I have recently found out that there is a book called Publisher's Market and it contains addresses for publishers. I have a friend helping me get the ball rolling and she is going to get that book for me. And we are going to work together to send it to everyone.

Also today Anne told me that trying local publsihers may be a good thing, as well as the big ones and the small ones.

I have visions of this book becoming super sucessful and I think it would be very cool to work with someone who has never had a chance to get there hands on the next big thing. I know sounds very cocky but thats just the way I feel. LOL

So its a matter of getting a hold of this book, and going to work on sending the right things out there. One thing I was leary about doing was giving my book to people that I didn't trust.
So after some research I found that you send a query letter and that is a brief description of yourself and your book and also a self addressed envelope. There was a very helpful website explaning all of this.

I have an english teacher going over my book for spelling or grammar type errors. I am so amped to get this underway and let everyone read my creation!!!!


Well I have explored many avenues on getting my book "Wingless" out into the public. I am very excited to share this with the world. Writing has always been a passion of mine and this is only the second time I have actually finished a book that I have started.

I am a 26 year old wife and mother who lives in Ohio. This is my dream to be a published author, I feel I have what it takes to do so. Its always been my dream to get to this point and I want to take the chance and see where it gets me. What is life without taking chances? You never know where your choices can lead you. That is why I HAVE to do this. I believe this is what I was meant to do.

Its fiction and I am already almost done with the second book as well.
I have decided to make a blog about my journey to getting this book published, maybe this will inspire others to do the same. It is very hard to figure it all out when you are new to all of this.

The first thing I have done is let a few close friends that I trusted read the book to give me feedback, I really wanted honest opinions before I took the next step. And all of them gave me better feedback then I could have ever imagined, lets just say they were dying to read the next. I am not a person to brag but I am very impressed at how well of a response I got. Because I wasn't sure what others would think. I myself think it is very good. And I am excited to write it, its been a lot of fun.
So to end this I am just hoping for anything at this point, trying everything I can to get the word out about my book Wingless. Thanks!! Here is a bit of information about the book this will let you know what it is about:

How do you learn to love death when you are so afraid of it?

Eve Cardwell is a stubborn eighteen year old girl, who is looking for her true self; she is tired of her “Perfect” family and all that comes with being a part of it. Eve literally stumbles upon a mysterious guy new to the area. She soon finds out that the guy she is falling for is like no one she has ever met. He soon reveals to her that he is not who she thinks he is, and takes her along for the ride of her life. Although things become chaotic Eve learns more about herself then she ever imagined. Can Eve really learn how to become the person she has always wanted while trying to be in love with the unlovable?

Holly Hood