I didn’t realize how excited I would be to break Kindle’s top 100 books in three different categories with Exodus!! So thanks to everyone who decided to take a chance and read a brand new author! I have to enjoy it today, because I may find myself back in the 5 and 6 figure rankings tomorrow. LOL!!
Exodus is available for free on Amazon until 7/7/17. Check it out now!
Who doesn’t like finding some boxes awaiting when they get home? What if they were filled with books? I love it! And, when they’re my books–there are no words to describe the feeling.
The paperback edition of Winter’s Icy Caress was in one box, and the other contained additional copies of Exodus.
Now, the Happy Dancing can begin.
I’d like to thank all of the readers who have purchased Exodus. The best thing about writing is finding out someone enjoyed your book. I’m excited by the enthusiasm surrounding the characters of Clare, Wyatt, and Lee. I love when readers talk about them like they are real people living in Bayfield, Wisconsin. In essence, they are real as they live and breathe in my head filling it with their conversations and adventures.
Before you think I’m a bit crae crae, I want to reassure you I’m not. Yes, I talk to myself and say dialogue out loud while driving in my car wishing I could write it down immediately. I pull over as soon as I can and use the voice recorder on my cell attempting to replicate it instead of trying to text and drive. (I’m not THAT crazy!)
Work on Winter’s Icy Caress is progressing and I’m anticipating the first draft of the book to be complete by the end of the month. With over 56,00 words written and thirty-four chapters completed, I’m hopeful I can keep my publishing deadline of May 2017.
Today, I’m saddened. After being a part of the Write On by Kindle community since 2015, Kindle announced it is closing the forum. Many say it was time, but I wanted to express how important a role it played for me.
I loved to write when I was younger. As I entered adulthood, I had other responsibilities which took precedence over my writing. Decades later (four to be exact) I received an email from Amazon Kindle about a new website they were developing. I went online to check it out and began to read some of the posted stories. Reading the stories and comments left by other writers and readers inspired me, I knew I needed to take a chance.
I began to write Exodus. It took ten months to write, proofread, revise and edit. In August of 2016, I self-published my first novel on Kindle. During the months I wrote I also messaged back and forth with various authors helping them proofread and suggest possible edits of their works in progress just as they had helped me. Without their support, I wouldn’t have gone through the steps it took to finish the book.
Encouragement between writers played an important role in the forum. I learned to take constructive criticism with more grace than I would have before I was a participant in the forum. While writing and rewriting paragraphs and chapters, I discovered I was my greatest critic. Through this journey on Write On, I have become a better writer.
It saddens me to know this forum will not be available for others in the future. Yes, there are other forums, but Write On was special. The bonds we’ve formed with our fellow indie authors will hopefully last. The books we have written are proudly published on Amazon so others can enjoy them.
I may never be a best-selling author, but it’s nice knowing my book has entertained those who have read it and hopefully will for years to come.
I am going to tell you a tale of woe and angst. Once upon a time, a writer found herself separated from her story unable to write for ONE WEEK!!! I can imagine your alarm at this calamity. But it’s true. I have gone for over a week without writing a single word in my latest project Winter’s Icy Caress, the sequel to Exodus.
I published Exodus on Kindle and on Smashwords. Done. Nope, it isn’t. The second book in the series is stuck on Chapter 16 unless I can find some time to write. So, I guess you want to know what has kept me from my writing passion.
Simply put – Life. Appointments both personal and medical, family visits, a music event with friends and family and projects (other than writing about Clare, Wyatt, and Lee) have separated me from my typical routine. I usually write between 1000 -2000 words each day. They may not always make the final cut for a story but the words are put on the page either way. I’m 14,000 words behind.
What might have occurred in Bayfield while I was busy? Don’t worry I won’t write any spoilers. I think I may need to end my blog and my misery and get busy. While you are waiting for Book 2, mosey over to Amazon Kindle or Smashwords and check out my author pages.