AuthorFest 2016

If you’ve talked to me at all in the past few weeks, or if you read an article that I posted a few months ago, you know that I’ve been very busy with book signings. The first one was great. Five books sold! The third one is coming. The second…the second was this weekend, and was an absolutely amazing experience.

I was invited to go to AuthorFest, a multi-author signing in Denison, Texas. I met so many amazing authors.We had to get a picture together, of course…

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As usual, I’m the shortest one! I haven’t stopped laughing about that. Short girl problems, anyone? Also…what the heck is going on with my hand? I’m probably thinking this is way too hysterical.

In this two-day event, I read my work. Out loud. That was such a terrifying experience! I was sick to my stomach the entire time Friday night and just kept telling myself to not nervous puke… That was all I was considering a success at that point. I was a lot more confident on Saturday, and I think it showed. Everyone heard it. Heck, even I heard it. And I saw it…

Maybe it’s just me, but I can see a HUGE ¬†difference in confidence. I’m in love with that difference.

There were also a lot of other amazing experiences. I also had a lot of other pictures of me taken. Probably more of my book… People have told me that it looked like a lot of fun! Which, of course, it was.

I shared a book rack with a couple of other authors. It sure would have looked bare if it had just been my book! That will change eventually… I just need to get all these projects I have waiting for me done, as you know.

As is usual with any place of books I go to, I had to come home with at least one book. How I came home with just one, I will never understand. I’m really looking forward to reading it, and now that I actually know this author, that makes it all the better!

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The author is Jacquline E. Smith, if you like a good ghost story. The only bad part about the picture was not being able to get her name on there.

We also had a mascot. A polythemus moth. His name is Herschel.

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Isn’t he beautiful?

To wrap this up, it was a great weekend. I met so many amazing authors, and because of this, I had another couple of offers to go to other events! If I go, I will definitely be posting about them. I’m sure hoping!

That’s it for this weekend. I’m hoping to get my usual Wednesday post up here in a little bit. Until then…stay tuned!

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It Happened to Them…Why Not Me?

I apologize for not getting a post up at all last week. I was sick on Monday, and I just didn’t have a chance on Wednesday.

I’ve been wanting to do this post for a while now. It came to my mind one night, and it wouldn’t let go. I’m so thankful for the chance to finally do it.

As you can probably guess, a lot of authors don’t make it big. So many people think that all authors make it big and that it would be so easy, because of people like JK Rowling, George RR Martin, E.L. James, Stephanie Meyer, Agatha Christie, and so many others. What they don’t know, is that it also takes a lot of money to even get a decent book out. Some books don’t even do well.

I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately. It is possible that I can completely fail as an author, but then it’s also possible that I can hit it big. There’s quite a few people out there that have made it big as authors, why shouldn’t I be able to do it?

There’s one very important fact that I want you to realize: I’m not saying it will happen. I’m saying that it’s possible.

I know it probably seems vain to talk about this like I am, but all I’m saying is that it can happen. I know I certainly wouldn’t complain about making a lot of money. I mean, who would?

I’m not saying it will happen. I’m saying that it’s possible.

Well, I guess I’ll have to find out how I’ll actually do when it comes time to actually publish. I’m both looking forward and absolutely terrified to find out.

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