Saturday, November 24, 2012

Back in Action

I have been down and out in the action of my blog for quite a while. I apologize for not posting anything in so long. A lot has happened these past few months though that has caused much excitement for me and the fans. :) First, The book was released and took off like a race horse. I sold hundreds of copies within the first couple of months. Next, I had a book signing at our local hastings and was very pleased to hear from the employees that I sold more copies than any other author that has had a book signing there. It's great to feel so much love. Then, As I was working on the second book I was reaching out to bands trying to find one that would allow me to use them in the book, just a cameo appearance for a concert and one of my favorite bands of all time agreed. CREED!!!! They are a wonderful group of guys and I am so totally grateful that they agreed to be in my book. Love you guys!! After that, I had some trouble connecting with the book, the concert scene seemed to drain me of inspiration for awhile. After a couple of weeks I had a dream that really set me to writing again. A masquerade ball, modern, not old timey. Quick paced dancing like dancing with the stars. LOL! It has sort of a techno feel to it. More inspiration has followed since then and it seems like the book is writing itself. The ebook of my first book Celtic Rose is set free today and tomorrow and will be again after Christmas, December 28th through the 30th for those who happen to receive a kindle for Christmas. Hee hee. The way things are going now it looks like I'm going to be ready to send the second book to the publisher by the end of this year. My goal is to send it in New Years Eve. That way it will be ready for editing the beginning of the year and hopefully will be out by spring. I'm still set on having a release date for St. Patty's day. :D My life's dream is to hear great things about my books and maybe, possibly, if I pray really, really hard to have it on the big screen. A girl can dream can't she. lol Thanks for being so patient with me and I hope you enjoy the read. God Bless!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Finally Finished!

I'm finally finished with the rewrite and have sent it in to the publisher. :) On the publisher's birthday no less! Now I can finally get started on the second book, while I wait on news for the first. Sure hoping it'll be back out very soon. I've already had some written in the second book but to make it match the first I'm going to have to rewrite what I had in 3rd person as well. No worries though! I wasn't actually that far in the second book so it shouldn't take long. I've never been much for waiting, I do it, but it doesn't mean I like it. lol So the best way to avoid the wait is to keep busy. I'm going to get busy on the second book so the wait won't drive me crazy. :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Surprise!

I received a message from Goodreads today pretty much telling me what was going on with my book. I'd never received one before so I checked it out. To my huge surprise there were 6 ratings on my book and they were all 5 stars. I couldn't have been happier. Some people were either able to get it before it came off the market for editing or they received it from me, but either way they loved it and I am so excited. I've been hard at work for the past week trying to get it complete. I should be done by the end of the week and I'll send it straight to the publisher as soon as I save it for the last time. It would be great to have it come back out on St. Patrick's Day because it would match my story, but that all depends on how quickly everything can get done on it.
My computer has become a major frustration with me today. The power cord has a short in it or something because even though it's plugged in it goes to battery power and the screen dims. I get the cord bent just right and it comes back on but it's a constant fight to keep it that way. I really dread the cord going out because that means I have to move to the desktop, which is vastly uncomfortable seating wise, and slower than Methuselah. I'm tired of fighting the cord so I'm going to get off here and give it a break. I'll pick up on the edits tomorrow. Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's day and I will post more when I have more news. :)