Weekend Writing Warriors

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8 lines from my second book in my Rolling Hills Ranch series Loving Allison 

“Do you know this girl?” Sam asked quieter like she knew the secret already.

John looked down at her. Sam didn’t really miss much. “You are not allowed to say anything do you understand me?” He asked trying to give her the evil eye. It didn’t last long when she started grinning. “Please Sam? I didn’t say anything to Luke. Let me do this my way.”

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On sale now on Amazon for 2.99 Kindle or 12.00 for paperback.

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Second book in the Rolling Hills Ranch series. This book follows John and Allison. The two stayed in touch after meeting a year ago. When they are face to face again they know right away their love is true and will be together forever. When Allison’s stubborn and protective nature get her in trouble more than once John wonders how long their forever will be.

Welcome!

Just wanted to pop in and give a big welcome to all the new followers via Bloglovin. If you are a blogger and have not heard of this site it really is a great place to have your blog. All you need to do is sign up register your blog and put a widget on your page so people can follow it through that site instead of by email or wordpress. You are able to follow all different kinds of blog sites, like Blogger.com or wordpress.com and it put them in a nice order for you. You don’t get an over whelming amount of mail in your inbox telling you there is a new post from your favorite blogs you just log in and see who has posted something new. There is also an app for it lol

I have unfortunately not  been writing much lately. I go through slumps sometimes that I want to write but can’t really get it going. I usually go back and read through all my old stories I’ve written. I might just need to get a new book and take a brake for a day or two and read someone else’s writing though. That sometimes helps too. I think I get tired of not having an ending. I have at least 10 different stories that are in different stages of writing but none have endings yet. We shall see what happens next. As they say… this too shall pass. 🙂 Well hope everyone had a good month this last month when I wasn’t posting.

Any of you writers have trouble as I am having now or am I alone with these ups and downs of writing genius? lol

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A writers work is never done.

So I’ve got Loving Allison all out and published, waiting for the wonderful readers to buy and review. I told myself I would read a book get some enjoyment for myself before starting my next project… Yeah right that’s laughable. No way am I ever going to take a brake. I started working on the ending to my New Adult book that was 75% done but I was stuck. So I wrote the ending to it. Now I just need to go through and edit it and add in some connecting piece to the end.

I’ve given it to a great friend to read and see what she thinks of it as it is now. I can’t wait to hear what she has to say about it. I’m thinking about calling it Kat and the Cursed, though I’m not too sure on the name. It sounds like she’s dealing with more than one person that is cursed with a name like that right? And I don’t want to be Kat and the Curse cause then it sounds like she’s the one cursed. Oh well I’ll wait and see what my friend thinks. She may be able to come up with a better name for me. I hate naming books. I hate trying to name people in my books too but that’s a different rant 🙂

Well I am off to spend some time with my honey before crawling into bed so that I can get up and work tomorrow. Hope you all have a great night!

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It’s coming!!

Down to the wire and Loving Allison is now ready to be put on sale so… June 11th I am having a cover reveal that has turned into a book launch! Join the fun and find out the surprise! Just come over to Facebook and read about it. Check out the different blogs that are involved, go to Goodreads and add it to your TBR list and read a snippet of the new book.

 

Now to the fun stuff that’s going on now. On Amazon for FREE you can get my short story Cupid’s Test. Also Finding Samantha is now on sale for only .99 that’s half off! That’s right to get ready for Loving Allison you can now buy Finding Samantha for only .99 and get caught up. Can’t wait to see you all there!

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Createspace.com

I have found this website called createspace.com You can publish your book for people to buy a paperback copy of it. They can buy through that site or through Amazon. I’ve decided to try it. I know a lot of people really like the feel of a paperback. Some don’t like reading with a computer. What ever the reason I think it’s time that I get into the paperback book world of publishing. I found when putting how much I want to charge for the book (I put 10$ what do you think, is that a good price) that if you buy through the website Createspace I get quite a bit more for each book sold than if you buy on Amazon. So I’ll be pushing createspace I know other writers who publish through them so I am confident that they are a proper and secure website.

I have just spent all afternoon trying to reformat my book so that it will up load properly. It actually wasn’t that hard. I was able to download a templet of what the book needs to use for font and the margins, I just then copied and pasted my work into it. The hard part I found was creating at cover for it. As you know I already have a beautiful cover for Finding Samantha however I do not have a back for it. So I spent all afternoon on my ‘Paint’ program, (you know the one we used to play with as kids) I’m sure that there is a better program out there for me to use. I’m just not computer savvy nor will I ever be I’m afraid when it comes to creating art. I can’t create it off the computer either so it shouldn’t surprise me. I was able to get it done though and hopefully it will look good.

I think I’m going to buy a copy of the book for myself before offer it to the masses, make sure that it actually looks ok. In all the book is 275 pages (I know it’s like a proper book) I had no idea it would be that long. Though I did add an excerpt at the end for Loving Allison and little blurbs about the short stories I have, and my author bio. So adding all that plus the dedication page and title page and copyright page, it’s really down to like 268 or something lol.

Anyone that is wanting my writing in paperback don’t fear I will inform you of it’s buying option as soon as I’ve got the courage enough to release it to the clamoring hordes of people who want it (my family and friends mostly) Well I hope you all have a wonderful night. I’m going to enjoy watching some TV and relaxing after my long day of starring at this computer screen.

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Amazon

So I didn’t get any writing done this morning before work but I did get the house picked up, did laundry, washed dishes took the dog for a walk and signed up for a new thing on Amazon. It’s Amazon Authors and if you’re an eauthor you can sign up add a bio, some pictures, link your webpage and twitter account to it. Hopefully it will work out well. People on Facebook can ‘like’ it and both twitter and Facebook people can share it with their friends. I believe it will keep people updated on new books that you add to your author profile. Just another way to keep all the readers of your books in the loop.

 

Does anyone else know how to get your name out there? Anyone have bloggers that will read your work and write reviews? I’ve had a hard time getting my name out there and getting people to review my work. I only have one full length book out there right now though so maybe once I get more things published it will happen faster. I’m also looking into getting my full length into paperback books. Anyone know a good place to do that so that people can buy the books there or through Amazon? I’d love to get some feedback from people who have already found all this out. If you haven’t found out yet and I do first I will make sure to let you know! Thanks for any and all help and by the way if you wanted to ‘like’ my amazon author page just click here. ‘like’ it and share it with friends!

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Loving Allison finally done!

Finally got Loving Allison done. I do need to re-read it and then get someone to edit it. At least I know it will be out by my deadline of June. I’m already working on the third book. I’ll be giving more details about the book and showing off the book as it gets closer to a release date…. Kind of need a cover before I can show it off. lol Still quite a bit to do but I’m just so excited that its done and has an ending! I will be looking to give away some ARC’s when it gets closer so as soon as its on amazon people can post their review and get others interested in it. If you’d like a copy please contact me! I’m going to start making a list and getting those ready. They will just be PDF files I don’t have hard copies of the book. Away, time to get back to my job. Wish lunch breaks lasted all day lol