The Road to Being Published

Before we start off, I would like to say that it’s been exactly one year since I started with WordPress! Not this site, but my other one. Crazy to think it’s been that long.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s Wednesday, so it’s time for another update at how far along I am with my writing.

I admit, this week hasn’t been the greatest with writing. Seems like during the weekend, I was just absolutely drained and couldn’t motivate myself to write at all. Yesterday was like that, too.

Days of the Kill is on hold until I can afford the editor I want. I may look into another editor that I just followed on Twitter and see if his rates are any more affordable. Right now, I won’t be able to afford anyone, seeing as my bank account is in sad shape, but I’m trying to save money. Gosh darn e-books I see on sale are so tempting… Really need to not buy so many.

The Path to Biological is still going really slow. I haven’t had much of a chance to work on it at all! It seems like ever since I said would dedicate Saturdays to writing, I haven’t had a chance to. It gets really frustrating. Every Saturday is busy. Freaking ugh.

The Child of Fault is going…fairly well. Although I’ve discovered that when I finally get done with the first draft it’s going to need a major rewrite. I think this is the novel that has needed the biggest rewrite to date. I have almost 40,000 words, though. If I get to write this week more, I should get there.

Yet another Saturday is coming, and it’s another one where I won’t have a chance to write. That’s okay, though. Saturday is the day of my niece’s birthday party. I can’t believe she’s going to be two!

Well, I guess that’s all for this week. Hopefully next week I’ll be able to give better news about writing. Until then…stay tuned!

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IndieVengeance Day 2014

What a weekend this was. I had a great 20th birthday on Friday and got to see a friend I haven’t seen in forever. Sunday I heard from a potential podcast co-host (here we go again…). It’s always hopeful when I get in contact with one. I know I left out Saturday. I did that on purpose.

I wanted to talk to you about Saturday the most of all.

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to go to IndieVengeance Day 2014. What is IndieVengeance Day, you may ask? Well, it’s an author signing event where independently published authors get to sign books for everyone that stops by, and you get to talk to them. I have a blast.

There are two conversations that really stick out for me — the conversation with Scott Morgan and the conversation with Amber Jerome~Norrgard.

I talked to Scott Morgan about writing. He said that it’s easy for him to get published now (I know, so encouraging, right? Stay with me), but fifteen years ago, when he was a nobody, it wasn’t easy for him at all. I told him about the book I was writing, and he sounded really interested. Of course, that may have been for my benefit, but hey, if he’s interested, who cares? I even bought a book from him. One that helps with character development. Yay, I need all the help I can get!

The conversation with Amber Jerome~Norrgard was a little more personal than that. She and I have gotten to know each other a little bit through Facebook, and I am so thankful. I asked her about her book that has been mentioned on a podcast she used to host, and she said that it has been put on hold again. Unfortunate, but completely understandable. The name of the book is called Searching for Ellen. I really want that book. It’s about her search for her biological mother.

My friend Matt went with me on Saturday. He got a couple books that he felt he could really connect with. I’m glad he was able to find those.

All in all, I bought five books. I wish I could have bought from every single author… I just didn’t have enough cash!

It was a great day. I won’t deny that for a second. I’m so grateful I was able to go.

BooksJust what I needed… More books!