My Return to WordPress!!! Book should be out this week!!

Hello bloggers and followers!!!
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Yes, I have returned after two weeks of no posting. I deeply apologize to those of you who follow my daily/weekly posts. I’ve been terribly busy with this publish, school and work. But now I’m back and I’ve brought news with me.

The last time I posted, I shared the news of getting my proof in the mail. The final step was reviewing. Well guess what? I’m FINISHED. I collected the two copies of the novel I sent to readers and sat down for two days. I spend long hard hours getting this done and now I’m finally finished. In 24 hrs, Createspace will ask me to approve my proof. From there, the book will be available online, then in bookstores. I am ordering copies asap so I can sell them by hand and publicize them.

My first book signing is the 25th of April. I already have the location and what now. Then I’m going to have a showcase for first friday in May. I have a goal to sell 5 books a week by hand. I already know alot of people who want to purchase the book. But I want to get the book out as much as possible so people know about the author.

I currently have plans for two new books. One that I’m working on alone and the other which I have a partner for. I’ll give details later.

Also, my laptop HAS AN INTERNET BROWSER NOW!! So I will be blogging more frequently. I’m going to make a post about my adventures with Comic Con 2014, Publishing, Book Signings and much much more.

It’s good to be back all 😀 keep blogging!!

 

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My proof copy of my book has arrived!

Hey bloggers and followers! Check it out!

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Finally, finally I have the story in book form. Let me tell you, when I saw that box on the doorstep, I just stared at it. I was overjoyed as I brought it inside! I don’t know how to describe the feeling. I was going to explode. Jokingly I put it back on the doorstep saying, “I am not worthy.” Closed the door then quickly opened it saying, “I am totally worthy!” It was exciting. This book looks GREAT.

It isn’t anywhere as thick as I imagined it would be. It’s size isn’t intimidating, the interior writing isn’t overwhelming to the eye either. Everything is properly spaced the way it should and this book should be an easy read to anyone who picks it up. I believe the cover will draw ALOT of attention. It has this exotic look to it. I’m not expecting men to look at this twice. But women will definitely notice it. The golden part is the back. The back cover description has a nice hook to it. Everything is just PERFECT. The book is exactly how I envisioned. I made a plan and the plan is going great.

I’m sitting in my public library and things feel different now. When I walked inside, I saw all of these books. Me knowing that I wrote a book that will eventually be in libraries made me feel as if I was at a haven or home. I felt like I was part of some sort of club. Today is a very good day; a dream birthed into reality. The absolute best part is that this book is only the first of many that I will be releasing.

So now that I’m on my proof stage, I have to go through this thing efficiently, check formatting and such. Then I get to read it! Yes i know, I read it hundreds of times. But this is different. I’m reading it in book form! After that, all I have to do is tell my distributors to make this title available.

Fun fun stuff. Today was and still has a few exciting moments. My dad hasn’t arrived home from work. So I’m looking forward to his reaction. For now, I’m about to leave the library and go visit some friends.

Keep blogging bloggers! Thanks for following!

 

I love this! If you LOVE romance or love to read in general FOLLOW THIS BLOG. Seriously, I follow back always and who doesn’t like mutual support? I’ve seen reviewers too. FOLLOW. Because I will need people to critique my books, good or bad, doesn’t matter. Some help is better than none at all. I’ll keep you guys updated. Thanks to all that follow me. If you have a fan page, I’ll be sure to follow you. Thanks followers 🙂 Keep writing and blogging

 

GREAT NEWS ON THE BOOK!!!!

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I changed the title of my book btw.

Hey there followers and bloggers! It is currently 2:02am where I live and I’m updating via iPhone to share really good news!

REVIEW IS DONE!

My file was resubmitted about 5 times due to isbn issues. This week was pretty frustrating, not the submissions but my travels. Since non of my computers can get onto internet, I have to travel to either a library or my college campus to update files. This means the smallest errors have to be fixed on my laptop, transferred to my jump drive, then taken to the library.

None of this would be fun without a challenge so I bite the bullets and do what I must to push this forward. My final submission met all of the printing requirements and publish requirements. So they have finally approved my book and now I’m in the proof process.

I have ordered three copies of my book. One for me and two for testers. I like to hurt people read my books before I let others read it. Plus I think this will help me perfect the book as far as finding possible mistakes go. The books will be at my doorstep before the week ends. I’m too excited to sleep but I have to try because I have work tomorrow.

I’m interested in hearing stories from people who have been through the whole self-publishing process. What was your review and proofing like?

That’s it for now bloggers! I’ll get you all with an update later.

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An update on Hero’s Tale!

Hey Bloggers/Followers!

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I have a quick update for Hero’s Tale. My ISBN was processed and now my title is registered with the central registry. Now my file is being reviewed. Within 24 hours I will be sent an email. If everything checks out, I will be ready to proof the book.

I believe this means they’ll send me a copy of Hero’s Tale. From there I’ll look through the book for mistakes(again) and make sure everything is solid. The same thing applies to the cover and outer look of the book. Basically I’m making sure I’m happy with the overall appearance of the book.

I just ordered samples of matte and glossy forms of books to see which one I want to go with. I defaulted to Matte for now. So during proofing I will have a matte version. From there I’ll decide if I want to change it or not.

I have to apologize for my inconsistency with  blogging. I haven’t had time to comment and read posts from my followers. I promise to do that tonight and tomorrow morning. With work, school and this book publish; time has been limited. BUT I will start managing my time more efficiently. I’ll be on later tonight. It’s time to go to work 😀 !

I love this! If you LOVE romance or love to read in general FOLLOW THIS BLOG. Seriously, I follow back always and who doesn’t like mutual support? I’ve seen reviewers too. FOLLOW. Because I will need people to critique my books, good or bad, doesn’t matter. Some help is better than none at all. I’ll keep you guys updated. Thanks to all that follow me. If you have a fan page, I’ll be sure to follow you. Thanks followers 🙂 Keep writing and blogging

Weeks away from a dream. Update 3.3.14

Hey followers/bloggers. Yesterday I told you all that I would be resubmitting my story today and I’m glad to say that it was flawless. My interior design’s margins and gutter have been properly adjusted. I literally just got finished with registering ISBN number to my book. So now I have to wait for the ISBN agency’s team to get that set up before the week is over. They’re pretty swift so I’d give it until Friday or Saturday.
After all of that is finished, Step one of three will be complete. The next step is a simple file review and proof of my book. I’m thinking this means that final checks will be made to ensure that I’m absolutely ready to send the bird out of its nest and into the world. After that, distribution will begin.

Supposedly this entire process takes a little over three weeks, more or less. I’m pretty proud and excited. I will be an author before the age of 21 and this is far from the last of the books I will be putting out. As soon as I finish my post for the day I’m going home to work on a story I thought up last week. At the moment I’m at my college campus since my desktop is burned. It’ll be a nice little back story when I tell people how I published my first book. The final steps took place at my college campus because I didn’t have a reliable computer. As soon as this book is finally published I will be updating my tools as far as computers and gadgets go.

This is a really short post. I apologize you all but I am extremely exhausted. I had class, a quiz, work from 10:30a.m-4pm, then I drove here to get my Isbn registered. I could have easily updated my blog at home with my Iphone. But I guess I kinda wanted to kill two birds with one stone. Well, I feel like I’m rambling now so I’ll update when I’m less tired haha. I have a 25 minute drive before I can sleep in my warm and cozy bed 😦 lol

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What’s the update on Hero’s Tale

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Shame, shame and another shame on me bloggers and followers. I let a whole week pass without blogging agh Dx.

I didn’t want to tell you all the bad news but I have decided to give up on writing and publishing. There’s so much work and I’m just not as in love with this as I thought. Recently I’ve found myself passionate about baking.

Ok the joke’s over. I’m joking. Writing Is my life xD! There’s no way if give up and especially not now. I’m SUPER close to publishing. There’s just been a few factors slowing the progress. My first submission had a few problems, mainly with my gutter and margins.

I had to resize it yet again and went through it for a space check. Whenever I adjust gutter, footer, header or even the indent spacings, the entire document gets altered and sometimes weird spaces get made. So I spent a few days on that.

The major thing that has slowed me down is my lack of internet access at home. My laptop’s web browser is outdated and my desktop is basically fried. So I’ve been doing everything from my college campus. With my work schedule, there are times when I’m not able to stay long. However, I have finished my adjustments with Hero’s Tale’s format so my resubmission will take place tomorrow or Tuesday. We’ll see how that goes.

I don’t know if I’ve told you guys but I rehired my first editor then fired her literally within the week. Things got pretty bad between us and I had to cut off all communications and block her virtually on everything. But now I’ve gotten someone new on board; welcome aboard Savannah :).

She will be helping me choose my next couple of projects for publishing, along with editing and revising my manuscripts. Savannah is a bit more outspoken and hardcore so I’m looking forward to working with her.

Speaking of projects, I think I’ve finally picked my next book to finish and publish this year. The plan is to get two singles finished this year; self publish one and send the other to a publish house. After that, I will start working on my first trilogy.

I’ll be trying to update each day this week. I’ve got to get some z’s, so I’ll update you with my resubmission tomorrow hopefully.

I love this! If you LOVE romance or love to read in general FOLLOW THIS BLOG. Seriously, I follow back always and who doesn’t like mutual support? I’ve seen reviewers too. FOLLOW. Because I will need people to critique my books, good or bad, doesn’t matter. Some help is better than none at all. I’ll keep you guys updated. Thanks to all that follow me. If you have a fan page, I’ll be sure to follow you. Thanks followers 🙂 Keep writing and blogging