Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Exactly How Do We Do It?

Well that is a good question. There comes a day in every Author's life that we are sitting in front of the computer and wondering just how the heck do we do this thing called writing? I love it when my mom talks about me and my writing, she always does her best not to call me strange, which I really am. Instead, she calls us writers unique, like that is any better. :) But, I have to agree, we are different from the general masses, we are creative, eccentric, forward thinkers and hot beverage drinkers.

Often times I try to think over exactly how I put these voices in my head down on paper. I know some authors who outline the whole stinken' thing, right down to the last page, then they fill in the good stuff and have an amazing book. I tried this once for a NaNoWriMo book I wrote: whole crap!!! Really! It was CRAP!!! My sweet husband read it for me after I refused to look at it again on December 1st. Finally after a couple of days I asked him what he thought. He hummed and hawed then said something like, "well it isn't the best thing you have ever done." Code for, "It was CRAP!!!" I really have to give him props for chewing through that thing, it really was a bad one.

I for one have to know my character. I find pictures of people who represent what I am going for, or pictures of places and other things to help me set the mood. I need to know a little bit about my character by doing a brief character outline, then I pretty much turn my body and soul over to the story.

I remember once I was writing on one of those few days when all my kids were gone, and by the time I was done I felt like I had been wrung dry. I didn't have it in me to even eat something. My poor family knows when I am in the zone because it looks like the house has been eaten by the clutter monster and we are having cold cereal for dinner.

Needless to say, on the day that I asked myself how, and why, I do this crazy thing, I knew the answer almost immediately. I do it because I love it. I love telling a story and knowing people are enjoying themselves, letting the clutter monster eat their house for a while as they sit on the couch with a hot drink and enjoy the story that I have written. I guess it's Love.

So tell me, what is your answer to the query: How the heck do YOU do this thing called writing?

Friday, September 23, 2011

First Book Review!!

I decided to get my name out there and I sent Sweetwater Springs to a book reviewer. It was scary to say the least but the review just came out and I couldn't be more thrilled. Thank you Liz for the wonderful review. You can find what she has to say here:

You can get Sweetwater Springs on Nook, Kindle and Smashwords, only $0.99.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Problem Fixed!

Well we had some issues with the file that I uploaded to Kindle and Nook. Apparently I put the wrong file up! As soon as I realized we pulled it down and both my Amazing Editor and myself found the right file and read though the whole thing to make sure it was right. Now the problem is fixed. You can find Sweetwater Springs for $0.99 here: and here: Please read it and then rate the book. If you like it tell a friend.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Just a little longer.

It is taking longer than I thought for the Nook to publish Sweetwater Springs, but do not be dismayed, it will happen soon. But for now you can still get it at Amazon Kindle

I promise you will not be disappointed!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

More News!!!

I have listed Sweetwater Springs for the Nook now. It will take about 72 hours to upload but then you can buy it for the great low price of $0.99. I will update when it is actually available!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Breaking News!!!

Sweetwater Springs in now available online!!!

You heard me right, after much thought and consideration I have decided to sell Sweetwater Springs though Amazon Kindle. I have tried to go though conventional publishing but for a while now I have felt that Kindle is the way to go. Things have been progressing well with my writing and I wanted a way to get my stories out to the world at my own pace, not that of a publishers.

So because I could not keep Sweetwater to myself any longer you can purchase the book for $0.99 though the Kindle store, or follow the link. Read it, enjoy it, and for Heaven sake, tell your friends about it. :)