Friday, February 10, 2017

Day 1 - Other SP writers haven't noticed my arrival


Okay, so this the first real day of being a full-time self-published author. I have slipped into the room and no one has seemed to notice.  

Thank God.

That means, they are busy, busy working on their own journey.

Goals for today:

1) Write, at least, 500 words.  This has been the hardest part. I have been so down about the publishing world and my writing that I have not been working on anything. That changes today!!





2) Found cover for this book.  Start saving to buy.













3) Check out blogs and promo spots to get the word out when it's time to release.  Start list.

I LOVE lists.  They help so much when I need to keep things straight. 


This feels so much better than worried about who should I send the book to, or how long it should be to fit, or OH, GOD, I can't put that in the book type deal.

Runs off, cackling madly...


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Rough Decision

Some things you automatically know is the right option to choose.

Some are more difficult.

Some seem impossible while others are super easy.

I have been struggling for the last few years with my writing.


Truly struggling to the point of asking why I even try.

So, two days ago, I received a rejection from a major romance publisher.  On a submission I'd been waiting to hear about for the last nine months.



Was it a shock?

No, not really.  I had assumed, whether subconsciously or not, that the publisher would not want the book.  Still, there was a message of hope there that for once, I'd written something that 'fit'.

It didn't.

Was I upset?

No.

Was I angry?

Not really, except for the fact I had to wait 9 months to hear from them and that was only because I contacted them on the status of the submission.

If they didn't want the book, why not let me know sooner?  Why tie me and the story up for almost a year?

So, as with all things, there are new beginnings when old things end.




My new beginning is a very conscious decision to go strictly self published.

I am going to start putting out stuff I have held on to for a while in hopes of finding a publisher where the work would 'fit'.

It was a hard decision.  A scary decision but one I am really excited about.

My life, my writing, my effort and my timeline.

No more waiting.

Wondering.

Depression.

Doubt.

I will do the best I can with the talents I am blessed with and move forward.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Started a new page on my blog!

It's dedicated to my girls! Three full blooded dachshunds.  They keep me on my toes.

Check it out!!

The Doxie Chicks!


Friday, December 11, 2015

New Release!! The MacDermots of Scotland - A Mysterious Highland Honeymoon

The MacDermots of Scotland 

- A Mysterious Highland Honeymoon





Keriann McKenna

After Mac and Annie leave for their honeymoon in Scotland, things back at the ranch heat up between Arthur, Mac's pilot, and Carolyn, Annie's mother. Will this delightful older couple throw caution to the wind for a second chance at love? 

Mitch takes an interest in Melanie but after driving her home from the reception, things don't go as he expected. Poor Melanie has had too much to drink. 

Annie is thrilled to honeymoon with Mac in the MacDermot keep, but Mac's Great-great grandfather has been roaming the castle for years. After Annie stumbles into a secret passageway, Mac isn't sure he will ever see her again.

Amazon





Also she has a free book out till December 28, 2015. 


Come Back To Me At Christmas: A Heart-warming Christmas Love Story



As Christmas draws near, Patty dreams of being reunited with her husband, Michael. When she shares her certainty and insists he will be home for Christmas, her children become increasingly concerned. Their father has been gone for many years. How will she handle her disappointment if it was only a dream? Do Christmas wishes really come true?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Blog Tour: Eden Forest by Aoife Marie Sheridan













Eden Forest
Book One of the Saskia Trilogy
Aoife Marie Sheridan
































Four banished Angels,
A world created by the hands of God,
A Kingdom on its knees,
A secret protected for centuries,
And one mortal can save them all.

Step into Saskia.

































City of Secrets 
Book Two of the Saskia Trilogy  
Aoife Marie Sheridan

A war awaits her arrival,
A warrant for her arrest.
She must rise as a princess,
And Darkness shall fall.
But will their love survive this battle?
For Tristan and Sarajane?

Step back into Saskia. 


Eden Forest:

Amazon.co.uk   Amazon.com     Easons 

www.aoifemariesheridan.com

E-book:  http://synergebooks.com/ebook_edenforest.html

City of Secrets:

Amazon.com

E-Book: http://synergebooks.com/ebook_cityofsecrets.html























Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon's books, given to her by her grandmother, her love for romance grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them. 

Aoife had a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Realising she needed to get a real job (What writing isn't) she studied accountancy and qualified working in that field for many years, until her passion for reading returned and she found Maria V Snyder. Poison study one of her favorite books has been read and re-read countless times. 

Aoife's first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) came to be after a dream of a man and woman on a black horse jumping through a wall of fire and the idea of Saskia was born. Now with her first novel published and taking first place for Eden Forest with Writers Got Talent 2013, Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and is currently working on her third book for the Saskia Trilogy amongst other new works. 
To contact Aoife you can email her at aoifesheridan101@gmail.com 





Twitter: aoifesheri



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Blog Tour: Knossos by Laura Gill











Title: Knossos
Author: Laura Gill
Genre: Historical Fiction – Ancient Greece


Knossos.






























The legendary Labyrinth.

Go back millennia to a time when Knossos was the jewel of Crete, center of commerce and pilgrimage. A Neolithic sea captain is driven to find a new homeland for his people when the neighboring tribes turn against them. Proud, ambitious priests and priestesses rule Crete through its many gods. Daidalos, a wronged architect, builds the Labyrinth after a devastating personal tragedy; his successors, the priest-architects of Daidalos, are charged with expanding and glorifying his master work. A dutiful scribe attends the dead after a natural disaster of world-changing fury. A dynasty of Mycenaean conquerors changes Crete, for good or ill. And a crazed girl’s passion and the mysterious bull-man of the Labyrinth will change history.

In these ten stories of Minoan Crete, spanning a period of five thousand years, Knossos is at the heart of it all.


Purchase Links:
http://www.amazon.com/Knossos-Laura-G...


About the Author:
I have a passion for Minoan and Mycenaean culture. I hold a Master's Degree in English Literature from California State University, Northridge, and have worked as a teacher, florist, and administrative assistant. I enjoy painting, dollhouse miniatures, jewelry making, and needlework as well as writing and spending time with my two cats, Molly and Ru.

Author bio site on Amazon is at: http://www.amazon.com/Laura-Gill/e/B0...

I have my own blog with posts on the Mycenaean and Minoan world at http://helens-daughter.livejournal.com. I'm also on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/oresteshighking