I can’t believe it’s been two years since I published Be My Light. So much hard work, so many emotions, so much hope, all placed between a front and back cover, all poured into so many words. I’ve published five other books since then, but this book will always be my baby, my introduction into author-hood (Is that a word? Well, it is now.)
Be My Light is free today. If you already own a copy, tell someone else to get it. If you have it, read it. If you’ve read it, review it. I appreciate it all.
Today Be My Light is one year old. I cannot believe it’s been a year since I published this book. It doesn’t seem that long ago. I still remember writing this book, editing this book, and the hives I broke out in the day before it went live.
There’s a giveaway of a paperback copy of the book and a bag on my instagram page. Go enter.
Just one more day until Be My Light releases. I am so excited and nervous. One of the people I sent a signed paperback to read it in one sitting, and by sitting I mean she told me she started reading at 2 pm and emailed me at 4 am saying she’d finished it and absolutely loved it. That was the best email ever to wake up to. I’m hoping everyone else loves it just as much.
The cover for the paperback got so much love that I made it the cover for the ebook as well. The paperback will be available to order tomorrow, October 15th. When my proof copy arrived, I shrieked so loud I’m pretty sure the whole neighborhood heard me. To hold a book I wrote in my hands for the first time is a feeling I will never forget. Amazing.
Here’s the link again and it will be available on Kindle Unlimited.
I’ve finished book 3, a fake fiance romance. I have yet to figure out a title for it, but I’m so happy with the way it turned out. Once again, I had to convince myself that any other book I write doesn’t have to be as long as book 1. When the story is done, it’s done.
I finally found a cover for book 2, the singe dad romance. I was really heartbroken when the covered I was dying for got sold, but the new one is beautiful and I’m fits the title better anyway.
Just a reminder that Be My Light is up for pre-order and going live on Oct. 15th. Here’s the link.
I’ve started book 4 and have about 17k words written for that one so far, but because the words weren’t coming to me as naturally as they have with the other books, I switched it up and started book 5 last night. So far, I have over 1,800 words written for that one. I think I’ll stick with this one and go back to book 4 later. We’ll see.
So much has been going on. Most importantly, I’m well on my way to putting my first book, Be My Light, up for pre-order on Amazon. I can’t even believe it’s happening. The final round of editing has been sent back to my editor and then I have to read over it one more time and that’s it! The blurb was a test of my sanity, but luckily for me, I had an incredible friend (who’s also an author) help me out GREATLY and we ended up with a good one. Just picking what options you want on Amazon and entering all the info to publish is both exciting and daunting.
It will officially release on Oct. 15th. There’s 2 playlists that go with the book that I will be posting a link for in a few days. I hope anyone reading this will check it out and think about buying it.
On to my second book (the single dad romance), I have a title, and am looking at covers. That one will be going to the editor after I publish the first book.
I’m currently working on book three and hit my goal of writing 50k for this month. I have no idea what the title will be yet, but it’s another romance (obviously). A fake fiancee romance. I love it and it’s required so much research.
I’ve plotted out two more books and now I can’t decide which book I want to start after I’m done with book 3.
Of course, when I put Be My Light up for pre-order, I’ll post the link in a new post.
I’ve got something to tell you. Lean a little closer…. a little closer…… I’M DONE. FINISHED. MY BOOK IS COMPLETED!!!!!! My new adult book is DONE.
I am so damn proud of myself, I cannot even explain. At times it felt as if this book would never get finished. Like I had done so much, but had way too far to go. I set a deadline for myself of December 17th and finished before that.
Writing the last words were so bittersweet. I was so happy to set that pen down and know that I had given everything I had to that book, but I was sad to know it was over. The work isn’t over though, of course. I handwrote everything so now I’ve begun typing all those words, and self-editing at the same time. I plan to get professional editing done, but I’m already finding things to fix or even elaborate on now that I’m back at the beginning. Even leaving some things out that don’t quite fit in now that the ending is written.
So far, I’ve typed 12,000 words. My wrists is KILLING me, but it’s so gratifying to see that word count go up. Noticing a big difference in the page count now that the words are typed and not in my sloppy, huge cursive handwriting.
As I’m typing all this, I’m putting together the playlist from the book. Did I ever mention that music plays a HUGE role in the book? If not, then now you know. Both of the main characters will have a playlist on youtube.
Just wanted to share that amazing, exciting news with you guys. I’m trying to keep myself on a schedule of typing 4,ooo words a day, but we’ll see how that goes. I think some days will definitely call for a break.