Thursday, January 31, 2013


Another step closer to launching my writing career.  Today or last night I set up my Createspace account.  I thought once I did that, it was going to bring it's other friend KDP  with it.  No...that's another friend have I invite to the self-publishing party.  I'm sure there a few others have to invite as well, but these seem to be the main two guests.  In the beginning it all seems a little intimidating, but it's all part of the process.  Next step is to complete the formatting.  Oh yeah, and while all of this is going on, I still have a book to complete, I have to tweak my second book and get it ready for my editor.  I already apologized to her for book two.  Those characters are a handful, but fun.  Plus I have a magazine to edit and another business to run.  And I just signed up for another helps ministry at church.  And I set a goal to be more disciplined this year.  That in it's own right is major work.

Why did I want to self-publish?  Oh, that's right, I wanted control.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A New Year and...

It's a new year and I'm proud to say, this is the year I will join the ranks of the Self-Published.  As I knock the steps out one by one leading to launch day, I'm a excited.  Like most self-publishing novices, I thought the first book I wrote, would be the first one I published.  WRONG!  My first book is actually the third I've written.  In fact, when I started writing it, I thought it was going to be a stand alone book.  Again the joke was on me.  When I finished the book, one of the characters kept screaming, "What about me?  I have a story to tell."  Thus a sequel was born.  So obedient was I to the voice, I already have the cover and the first 30 plus pages.  Will there be a third book making it a series?  It's too soon to tell, but I'm thinking....

In the next few weeks, I will begin sharing about my baby.  I'm proud of her and I hope you like her as well.