So Book- written and published, whats next. Promote Promote Promote. Family Friends Strangers… So what that means is— the hope that you don’t annoy people enough or the hope that you do annoy people enough to look at your books.
Follow you on Instagram, Facebook, word press, and twitter. Buy the book and then want to buy another. Reach out to the public life newspapers and tv. Shows like Ellen (Yes I email her every day)
Whats next? Continue with master plan of annoyance and start a new project. So today I am starting a new project, a short story collection. Then while working on that project, continue the story of Thea and Blake. Pray people still are planning on buying the book and reading on kindle. Trying not to give up since the hard work is just beginning.
This month I get to buy my own book and for certain family so they have their own. On this adventure I note a few things, sometimes and I say sometimes, family doesn’t support you as much as coworkers or friends. Its frustrating and sometimes disheartening but the overwhelming love you get from those who truly support you is amazing. Like my editor ie my sister Jade is the one who shared and rooted me on in a big way. She is someone you want in your life as you see those who should support you and don’t or not as much.
I hope in anything you all do you have that person in your life. Well my faithful and small but mighty followers, hope you check out my book as well, and I hope you have a great Superbowl, whoever you root for.. commercials and all!!
Love your adoring writer and biggest fan
This should be a real syndrome, almost like a disability that is newly formed because of the large amount of post published Authors falling asleep at their desk jobs. I thought creating, editing, finding a way to publish the book and then not self destructing as i know people are reading my book, was hard. NOPE. Promoting, stalking, dodging the arms of people that are swatting me to go away after I delightfully jump up and down after another AMAZING person shares my book. Tirelessly working to get the word out so that my following will get excited for the 2nd and so on book.
Now the only advise I would have is make sure the finished project matches what will be sent to your favorite people. As I delightfully flipped thru an actual book with my name on it- I saw a paragraph and then soooo much space until the next sentence.
I don’t know if that would have made a difference honestly but still, it almost broke my heart to see the hard work have a crappy break. But no one seemed to care, the story was what people looked forward to. My coworkers and some of my family all have been amazing. I just hoping to reach the people I don’t know. Take a chance on my book, I scream.
So ending this rant, good day, good afternoon and good nite!!
So since I finally got the nerve to self publish it has been unreal, the moment I can call myself a published writer. The moment that I see my name on a book cover. I grew up with nothing and now I am on to something. Now I am standing at a level of success, whether large or small that I have finally began.
Agent or no agent / publisher or no publisher/ deny deny deny deny…. why? Cause of a title that feels over played– well I believed in my book so much, the title, though common was just the premise of something unique and different.
I feel, no matter why the denials, never heard “its HORRIBLE” “Why would you show me such crap” My eyes are burning from such crap that at least I dont have to look at the abomination that you call writing.”
Maybe agents are like ex employees.. Maybe they cant say its horrible, but its not the right fit.
But I knew better. I believed in myself and that’s what mattered. My story has comedy, gore, surprise, suspense and most of all just a good story.
But yet agents do get lots of stories and so why not self publish– well to self publish, you have to get out there– (WHAT I HAVE TO SOCIALIZE!!!!!!)
You have to trust that a program you decide to use wont mess up your baby.
You have to have a following- people who are as excited as you are– friends, coworkers, family. Even strangers that you meet at sprint that “seem” interested.. But it could’ve been a sales ploy… I really love our new tablet, phone, speaker, Bluetooth headset and gift cards to all my cousins, mothers, brothers, fathers, sisters neighbors in a five mile radius.
So I guess what I would say is YES we see shows with hollywood happy ending but real life isnt so bad.
Truly Truly after school special– deal with it.. HAHAHAHA
Oh my word!! My dream is now here.. in book form. I ask a minimum of sharing and of course a max to enjoy and buy the book…
My Dream is here and I want to share with the world!! Thank you for following me on this amazing journey… Not done with journey but this is a huge!!!
Your fan as well
So surprise I am publishing thru amazon.. 72 hours and it will be done..
I cant breathe but it is wonderful not a health issue….
So I have submitted to 4 agents so far, each one having their own time frame of when they will let us know…..
Submissions so far check check check check
Upset stomach, anxiety, denial, headache, questions questions check
I love writing and finally on the path to being on a book shelf, online, in a few homes….. in my arms….I can just taste this book…(cause I literally would lick it)
Night after thought