Sunday, January 30, 2011

Almost time

It looks like things are progressing a lot faster than I thought they would. Part of me wants to hide this information under a rock, because once I say it, it's out there.
I think Akasha will be ready for purchase by tomorrow! Holy cow! I'm kinda freaking out here a little.
I'll let you know as soon as it's ready. Gosh, I hope someone buys it.
Wish me luck!

By the way, if you've stopped by the blog and haven't signed up to follow, do so. (only if you want to though, no pressure.) All followers (except those who have asked not to participate), will be entered into a drawing to receive a free copy of Akasha. Drawing will be held on FEB 7.

Oh, and one more thing. TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quote from Akasha

There is a certain peace that comes from being alone. A clarity you can't find when anyone else is around, no matter how much you love them. It was at this point; standing alone in the woods halfway between Joshua and Bryshen—who I had been and who I was to become—that clarity found me.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


It has been pointed out to me that I have failed to mention who Buffy is and why I would want to write about her. Well, let me tell you. Buffy is the COOLEST HERO EVER!

My all time favorite TV series is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And before anyone rolls their eyes, I'd like to point out that Buffy came way before Twilight. She's one of those rare heroes that don't seem to exist in TV or movies these days. She's real.

No, I'm not delusional, (about this anyway). What I mean is, she makes mistakes. Sometimes her friends have to come along, pick her back up, call her out on her bad decisions, maybe force themselves into her dreams to wake her up, (love that episode!), you get the picture. She battles demons on a daily basis with the coolest moves I've ever seen. She sacrifices her life, yes even literally, to save the world.


In the end she knows what she has to do. Make good triumph over evil. She might not win every battle, but she always wins the war.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Check another one off the list!

I finished making my "last" edit today! Woohoo!! I can't believe I still found as many mistakes as I did this time. Seriously, no wonder books still have errors in them. Authors, editors, I no longer judge you!

I originally hoped to be able to get Akasha out to the public by March 1st, but I'm thinking it will be more like February 15th. Possibly sooner. Tomorrow I start formatting, which I hear is a bear to do, but I've done before (kind of) so I hope it goes fast.

I'm getting so excited!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The new cover

I printed Akasha out a while back as a way for my family to read it. It wasn't really supposed to go beyond them so I wanted a cover I liked. I put my order in to my sister and she (of course) totally got what I saw in my head. I loved it! I still do.

But as it has since been pointed out to me, it looks like it's a romance novel. And although Akasha is quite romantic (if I may say so myself) it's in no way genre romance.

I talked to several people about the new cover. What it should entail, what they wanted, what they thought it needed to cover, (no pun intended).

I took the ideas of several people and gave them to my sister. She is, in every sense of the word, an artist!

So, ladies and gentlemen, this is my new cover.

Pretty cool, huh?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Write what you love

I'm sure everyone has heard the phrase write what you know. For me, I live by write what you love. I have read Akasha more times than I can keep track of. I'm going through it 'one last time' to make sure it's as polished as can be before publishing it. I'm half way through, I know what's going to happen, I know how it all ends, and yet I still get excited. Isn't that silly?

Even if nothing ever comes of it, I know I wrote a book I'm proud of, and love.

And if you don't love it, how can you expect anyone else to?

Friday, January 14, 2011

The journey

I finished my first novel on May 25th, 2009. I remember the date because it was Memorial day. After typing the last word I stared at the screen for a few minutes digesting the fact that I had finally done it. The book had been in my head for over five years at that point, and the characters were so real I could tell you that I talk to them still, (except that would be embarrassing so I won't).

Now, after a year and a half, 19 rejections and 6 no responses, I have made a decision. One we are taught to fear in the publishing world. A decision I won't be able to take back once I see it through.

I'm going to self publish.

E-publish to be exact. I don't know how things will go, but as my sister has told me, first about querying and now about this, I won't know if it works unless I try. I've played the publishing game for a year now. It's like playing the lottery. You have to have a certain amount of luck to win-I don't care what they say. And I have very little luck. At least this way it's in my hands. If it fails it is because of me, (or my writing). There is no one to pin the blame on.

So here I go. I'll use this blog to track my progress incase anyone else is thinking of doing the same thing. I'll tell you all about what I wish I would have done differently. ;)

I'll also talk about books.

And writing.

And sometimes Buffy.