Friday, June 16, 2017

Writing From the Heart

Hey, all! I think it's some time for some real talk. I think writing just for money and prestige is wrong. I believe writing should flow out of your heart and soul and be the essence of who and what you are because I feel that writers are truly pulled into their craft and chooses them rather than the other way around, and I've read some writers who can use language well but left me feeling empty or bereft of any emotions because their writing is clearly for the money. Do I want money? Of course. Do I want prestige? It would be nice. It's not my only reason for writing, though. I want to enrich and heal the world and help people as my favorite writers have done me. I want to give people worlds and realms of solace where they can swim or jump into on a hot summer's day, fall in love with over and over again on a rainy spring day, enjoy near a warm fire in winter, and sit beneath a tree with in autumn.

I am not a media mogul or famous person who has people working media and promotions for them constantly so they can come out with a book one day and it be on the best seller's list the next. I am a struggling, independent writer trying to make her dream of relying solely on her writing to make ends meet because I have bills to pay just like anyone else. I would love to be comfortable so my family didn't have to worry me and to be able to spoil my friends and family and give more than a measly few bucks to charities or go fund me's every once in a blue moon when I can afford to. I want to make this world a better place and at the same time have the world be a better place for me, too.

I hope that in time my writing only improves and improves and ages like fine wine (oh, and let's be honest I hope my body does, too).

Here are the links to my books: Blood & Magic, Dragons & Magic, Centaurs & Magic, and Corvids & Magic. I also write poetry, short stories, reviews, essays, etc. So please leave me reviews, buy my books, promote by word of mouth, wish me well and pray. I really just want to make it. I'm struggling so hard to make my dream of being a full time writer a reality. Sooner or later, I will get there, but I rather it be sooner than later. So if all you can do is leave me a review or give me a word of encouragement, I will take that. There have been so many negative words said about me and my books and not all of the positive things I've heard from what my friends are saying are in reviews to combat them so trust me - any kindness, at all, is appreciated. Thank you all and if you're reading this, thank you for being here. Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Please Give Me a Review? I Would Appreciate It.

Hey, all! I'm asking for reviews for my books. Some people have told me they enjoy my books, but reviews help me get seen and let my publisher know that you enjoy my books, also!

Here are the links to my books if you are not yet acquainted with them: Blood & Magic, Dragons & Magic, Centaurs & Magic, and Corvids & Magic.

Corvids & Magic was released March 2017. It has no reviews yet which saddens me. Of course, it's better than having five negative reviews, but still...I have three books to go on this journey. I really don't want to lose my voice because of lack of perceived interest so please keep sharing my links if and when you are able should you be interested and give me some reviews if you enjoy what I do! I really, really appreciate you.

Thank you for being here.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Book 4, Blog Tour, Reviews

All right, everyone! You can pre-order my book Corvids & Magic. The pre-order is for the kindle version of the book only. I had erroneously thought since I had gotten my paperback copy of the book already through Createspace that the book was already "out". Clearly, it isn't supposed to come out until June 5th. So I'm sorry for any confusion this may have caused, but I'm sure my publisher had a method to her madness.

However, I do have a form that you can fill out here if you would be interested in being a part of my blog tour. This is for anyone who blogs books and authors on a regular basis. Feel free to sign up, the more, the merrier! I would truly appreciate it.

Also, reviews! Please review, review, review! I cannot stress that enough. If you know a friend who has enjoyed my books then please encourage them to review. It's the only way I'm going to be seen as I'm an independent writer and this series is my first to be published. Book 4 out of 7. It's pretty exciting, but I would like to continue. Please show my publisher that there is interest in my books. Thank you all!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Guest Blog Post & Other Things

Wow! I hadn't realized that I hadn't posted anything in January, I'm sorry about that! Well, if you guys didn't already see on FB I had a recent Guest Post about my novel Centaurs & Magic which some may find beneficial. It talks about my thought process when making the novel and what I was trying to achieve.

Also, I had another recent review for Blood & Magic. It was four star review so I appreciated that. I know that my book clearly isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it is nice to know that some people are enjoying it enough to leave me reviews. I do appreciate the good reviews. The bad ones are always disheartening, but I know that there's no making everyone happy.

I hope everyone has a good day, and if you want to check out my books feel free to do so! That would totally make my day. If you have a review that you'd like to write - leave that, too. I do enjoy positive input and criticisms as long as they are constructive and not just rude.