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    Updates & Fun Stuff :)

    Guys!! LOL! 😀 In an effort to keep myself from burning out, while WHISPER (finally getting an all caps upgrade!) is with the editor, I’m going to take a small writing break, kind of, and dive into a pile of books. Not head first, of course, because books are hard. 🙂 The “kind of” is because I’m planning on outlining my top secret duology next month!! I cannot wait to talk more about. Soon. 😛 But yes, I finished the first draft of WHISPER, somehow with enough time to do a round of editing! Once I finished the outline, I knew I could get the first draft done by the…

  • Indie Author Life,  Writing World

    Author Swag: Show & Tell

    ^_^ I have pictures! So, I’m going to throw up the collage and then talk about it. 😀 This is a picture of the items I’m giving away to celebrate the release of WINTER’S SIREN on the 1st of November. In the top left corner we have keychains. I found these on Etsy. There are lots of talented people there who can make large and small orders of keychains, ranging from $1 a piece to $20. These particular ones were 5 for $15, making them effectively $3 a piece. The one with the rose is the official giveaway keychain. I don’t know what I’m going to do with the others.…

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    Book Writing: Technical Stuff

    First thing I wanted to say is that I’M FINISHED!! Sorry headphone users. Haha. I’m 100% finished with WINTER’S SIREN which is insanely exciting. There’s not much going on in the bittersweet department because I realized after I finished my last book that I can read it again whenever I want. Imagine that. 😀 Copies have been ordered for me to paw at, hug, and give away. And I have eBook preorders up everywhere except Amazon, and that will be up around the 1st of October. SO excited! I feel like it took me forever to proofread, format, and do a final read-through. I know if I told you how…

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    Cover Reveal: Winter’s Siren!

    GUYS! LOL! First off, can I get some kudos on that banner? 😛 So, before I get to the cover, I wanted to chat a tiny bit about the process. 😀 With my last novel, I had one concept idea. Of course, I thought of one or two other things, but I didn’t like any of the mental images better than the one I went with. This time, I had several ideas! Well, I had four. 🙂 I gave my cover designer three, and she came back with the two she thought would be the most striking. What you’ll see below is concept number one. It’s the second concept I…

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    The DIY Publishing Diary: Volume Seven

    Hey, hey! ^_^ A lot of things happened this month! I published a book, I uploaded some videos to YouTube, I got some sleep. 🙂 So, what’s on the topic agenda this week? Marketing. I know everyone says not to stop marketing book one to work on book two, but I don’t know what to do right now. I guess I need to listen to more marketing stuff on my podcasts, but a lot of the things I read say that all marketing efforts are more effective when you have more than one book out, at least as an indie author. I don’t have a ton of reviews or a publishing…