April 9, 2018
This month I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off as I try to finish my Associates Degree in Marketing (two weeks left!).
I have received an amazing opportunity to learn from a book marketing guru (my word not his)! Tim Grahl, sent out an email looking for people who would like to be Certified Book Launch Coaches and I decide what the hell? I’ll go for it. I mean he’s only accepting 20 people. I filled out the application. And a couple days later I got an acceptance email. You can imagine my shock. Which was immediately followed by crippling fear and self-doubt. As soon as the fear crept in I knew I needed to do this. Nothing like fear to help you figure out what you need in life. for the anthology. I’m also preparing to write
After a long chat with Sara (V.S. Holmes) I’ve decided to work on a Starsboro spin-off for the anthology. False Hope was getting to be too long and I was kinda sad that it didn’t have more aliens in it (because Beamed Up). So instead I get to write Zurik again. This is super exciting because honestly, I miss him.
I’m also preparing to write Salem Witch in May. I’m itching to start writing again. I’ve been focusing on Accounting and Economics and it’s KILLING ME!
To help pay for my certification program with Tim, I’m going to be doing structural edits for other authors. I’ve been doing it for years I just didn’t know what it was called. My first project is V.S. Holmes new fantasy novel, Madness and Gods. I love that I can read stories and help authors as my job. I love writing though and I’ve been pushing it into the back seat. Once I graduate, I intend to rectify the issue. These next two weeks can’t come fast enough!
Until next month, happy reading! Be sure to check out the Amphibian Press Podcast where Sara and I interview authors!
March 5, 2018 Updates
I’m currently in my final term of college! I can’t wait to put this behind me. I’m also working hard to create a vlog, a podcast, and keep up with our blog.
On the writing front, I’ve put Salem Witch to the side so I can finish False Hope, a short science fiction story for the Amphibian Press anthology Beamed Up, which is due out in the next couple of months. I’m almost done with the story so it’ll also help me pay attention to my school work.
My husband is getting ready for surgery so I’m trying to keep my plate clear since I won’t have help around the house or with the kids while he recovers. Not that I’m complaining, we’ve been waiting 8 years for this surgery. Hopefully, it will provide the relief he needs. Anyone with chronic pain understands how awful it is to live with. I had a brief stint during my pregnancy where I had pain in my leg from a blood clot, and after a few days of being unable to sleep because of the pain, I was ready to cut the leg off. I have massive respect for people living with that kind of pain.
So that’s all for now!