Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New children's book, 17 years in the making!

I am so excited to announce that, 17 years after I wrote it, my very first book, Mimi's Adventure has finally been published and is now available on Amazon and Kindle and FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Amazon Ads

For those authors in the bunch that are interested in learning how to setup AMS ads, I just finished up a 3 part series on how to prep for, set up and update AMS ads for your books. Here is a link to the latest in the series.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A new buddy comes to town

Shawn is here! It has taken longer than expected but, Shawn has arrived in My Buddy Knows...Colors & Shapes! Available in paperback and ebook on Amazon. $9.99. Get yours today!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

NaNoWriMo Day 25

I DID IT! My first draft of my very first ever novel, The Bad Call, is officially complete. I went well beyond the 50k NaNo word count goal.

This has been such an amazing and emotional journey for me. I never in a million years thought that I could ever write a novel, let alone a 50k+ words in less than a month, but I did. Now, there are still plenty of rounds of editing and tweaking left ahead of me, but this part of the journey is officially over.

This should be a lesson to everyone. Step out of your comfort zone and you might just find something way more comfortable!

Day 25 count: 2681 words
Cumulative count: 55,585 words

Friday, November 24, 2017

NaNoWriMo Day 24

I had another extremely productive day of writing. I put in a few really good word sprints and was able to surpass the 1700 daily word count goal I've set for myself.

I've already reached the 50k word goal of NaNo, however, my story wasn't quite done. I thought that another 1500 words would be enough to conclude things. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I still have probably another 1500 words or so left before the story is complete to my satisfaction.

Day 24 count: 2325 words
Cumulative count: 52,904 words

Thursday, November 23, 2017

NaNoWriMo Day 23

Well, it's official, I reached my 50k word count mark. My very first attempt at NaNoWriMo was a complete success. There's only one problem...the books not done yet. My character still has some loose ends that need to be tidied up. I probably have 1500 more words to go before it's all done.

My home is to finish up the story sometime tomorrow, but we'll see. Either way, this past month has been a huge success in my book.

Day 23 count: 2050 words
Cumulative count: 50,579 words

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

NaNoWriMo Day 22

1690 words written today. Not quite my 1700 word count goal, but close enough for me. Considering how far ahead of schedule I am and the amount of running around the family and I did today, I'm quite proud of the words I wrote today.

My main character, Cam, is on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Just when she thought nothing else could go wrong...she finds out, she's wrong. It's pretty clear to me that with less 1500 words before I reach the 50,000 word NaNo goal, my book is definitely going to exceed that word count.

I don't want to just abruptly end the book with one of those old, 'giant leap in a single bound' endings, where everything just is magically fixed in the last two pages of the book.

My readers and my characters deserve better than that!

Now, how many words the final edited version will be, well that's future me's problem, as for now, I'm quite pleased with where I'm at!

Day 22 count: 1690 words
Cumulative count: 48,529 words