It's been some time since I wrote last, my apologies, as life has managed to get in the way again. I'm in the midst of finding a new job and trying to finish a book during Camp Nanowrimo, so things are H E C T I C! I'm hoping it will start dying down as the month is coming to a close.
I don't have much news, save for Blood Promise being completed soon. I've managed to screw that one up a time or two and had to start over, but I'm on the right track finally. As far as the remaining books in Legacy of Secrets, it's still a toss up, but I'm aiming for only two - hopefully.
I have other WIPs down the pipeline, all hopefully to be completed with relative ease. This year still has many months and I'm looking forward to publishing as many books as I can this year. This book has thrown me off a bit, but I will get back on track as soon as I'm done!
I've also networked/partnered with a new phenomenal group of women - Women Writing Fiction. Each of us is at a different stage of our writing careers, but the group is empowering and supportive and all the things you want in a network! You'll see me sharing and blogging about the group and their books, as well as my own, and I encourage you to read their work! They're oh-so-talented and range from Wattpad writers, to self-published, to traditionally published, and even some hybrids. A good portion of the women are embarking on this publishing journey for the first time and are bringing fresh voices and faces to the indie world. Keep an eye out for some new website content specific to Women Writing Fiction, soon!
I'll be back soon. Read on, my friends!!
Whether you believe in astrology or not, when the planets and stars do weird things in space, there's no way it doesn't affect everyone. I can tell you from experience, retrograde is a freaking nightmare. As an empath, it's like when hair is constantly on end and no matter what I do, I just can't relax. It's so annoying. Now I know, sometimes people are just weird, myself included, and likely there's a more reasonable explanation, but until one is presented to me, I'm sticking with retrograde because it's the best one I've got!
So - I've begun some work on Loving Undercover, but it is very early on so I don't have many details. Suffice it to say, there will be some interesting conflicts for Kris and Joe as they embark on their new life together. You'll probably find yourself asking, "will they or won't they?" Honestly, I don't know the answer yet, but that's part of the fun! I rarely plan a book before it's written so I am just as excited writing it as I hope you are to read it!
Switching gears, I have been putting some thought into Legacy of Secrets and what comes next. I think, perhaps, I will pick back up on it after I get Loving Undercover completed. I know, I know - it's been a hella long wait, but I don't feel as though I've been doing the story justice with my current tries and I really just want it to be perfect. This series has been my heart for the last several years, so I'm sure you can understand my reluctance to just put out whatever word vomit I happen to type and slap a cover on it. I want to do it right. So, I'll think on it a bit more and post up a timeline of releases and preorders. Stay tuned for that!!
Lastly, COME JOIN ME ON IG! Most of my social interactions are on Insta these days because there are so many people there who are like minded, meaning they love bookish things and might be kind of weird, like me. While I do post about my books and other writing, I also post about every day things as well, including quotes I like, food I eat, and whatever else catches my eye. Come hang with me!!
Drop me a line if you want to chat and stay tuned for more updates and info!
Welcome to the jungle!
Life sure has been crazy around here! Between full time work, part time work, writing, momming, and trying to sleep, I've got a lot going on these days. Most recently, I've put a lot of effort into exploring Instagram and networking with other authors and readers alike. It's been a fun exchange, but it can be quite the rabbit hole!
I've also made some updates to the site and added some new stuff. I'm not a pro by any means, but I try to do what I can, where I can. I've managed to keep things updated for the most part, so I guess I'm doing alright. Soon, I will be enlisting some help so I don't forget to post blogs like I have been the last several months. Whoops.
I've made some decent progress on Blood Promise and I've lined up some beta readers to help me after it's finished. I would pay for editing, but I'm poor so I've got to work with what I can for free. It's not ideal, but it usually works out fairly well. Some of the readers know me personally, but the majority are fresh faces and eyes which is so great to have after all this time. People tend to become bias after a while.
I'm also excited to embark on a new project soon that will be an exclusive to Wattpad. I plan to begin working on it this Fall/Winter and I will likely update chapters every few weeks until it's done. I may change my mind fifteen hundred times, that's the goal anyway.
I don't think I have much else in the way of updates. Head of to IG and follow me to see what's going on regularly and once I get my assistance up and running, you'll be seeing much more consistency from me. Thank you so much to those who've joined in the conversations and also supported me. Please remember to leave a review on whichever platform you choose. Reviews are a rare commodity these days. Share the love!!
Good evening and welcome to the show! But seriously, I hope your weekend was great. I've been doing boring mom things, but they are necessary considering I am a mom. Otherwise it might be kind of weird. But I digress.
I decided to do something today. I decided to put my entire catalog of books on Amazon exclusively and Kindle Unlimited! I had previously only released new books through Amazon, but in recent months my traffic, sales, and downloads have consistently come from one place, Amazon. Logically, it just made more sense right now to have more control over my books and allow them to be available to the right people.
For the time being, folks who read on devices other than Amazon will not have access to my current works, but currently I had minimal activity on expanded markets. Unfortunately, I have to go where the people are and that is Amazon. I don't mean to exclude any readers. If I get a lot of requests for my books to be listed on other platforms, I will reevaluate. Until then, Kindle it is!
I managed to run a successful Beta Reader search on Instagram last week and lined up some folks I'm fairly excited about work with for the future! Currently, I'm working on Blood Promise, the next installment of Legacy of Secrets. I plan to publish this by Spring, so keep an eye out for the preorder announcement!!
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...to set this world ablaze!
The fire under my ass must be massive to propel it anywhere and I'm reaching out to share it with those who care to partake. I mean, what good is motivation if you don't use it to help someone else every now and again? Of course, I'm not motivating you in the same way a personal trainer might, but I'm going to motivate you in the sense that I'm going to share all the dirt we writers don't often talk about while also reaching my goals because #goals is a thing and we should all be striving for success.
Here's what's on the menu:
Thea's Reawakening releases October 31st! Originally, I had planned on releasing Blood Promise, but it was just not in the cards this month. I don't want to rush the story, so instead I'm bringing you a BRAND NEW story! You can preorder it now for $.99 and it will also be available for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!
NaNoWriMo kicks off November 1st. I might go live on IG here and there to discuss my "process" (which is code for procrastinating because I'm regretting actually sitting down to write). I have no idea if I'm going to write something new or just finish the next book. One way or another, I'll jump in and try to win it this year.
Falling Undercover releases November 23rd! That's right, another release!! This book is (currently) a stand-alone romantic suspense novel. The first contemporary romance type of genre I've written, but it's been fun! I'll be putting on the finishing touches and getting it out for those cozy nights when you need a good book to hold you tight. ;)
Blood Promise looks like it might drop for a Christmas release, so be on the look out for that update. Legacy of Secrets is so near and dear to me, I just can't rush the release. The last night I'd ever want is to skimp on the story for the sake of a deadline. Stay tuned -- it's coming!
Print copies of all my books are in the works. I'm working on formatting and cover art for all the books and plan to start releasing some after the first of the year. This will put these books in the hands of customers who still enjoy the scent and feel of prints (and who could really deny that?) and I'm pretty excited about it! I might end up shipping out some signed copies so stay tuned for that, too!
Legacy of Stories has been a work in progress, but I'm working on it! I've been sick off and on the last few weeks which has made it increasingly hard to record unless you want to listen to my coughing the entire way through. I don't even want to listen to that if I'm being honest. I do have some guest friends planned to come on the show in the coming months so that's pretty exciting, too. Please be patient while I try to get well enough to record and I look forward to bringing you more chapters and friends!
I think that's all I've got tonight. Until next time!!
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