Friday, March 28, 2014

"Thank God it's Friday night and I just got paid" . . .

I got my first Amazon payment for sales from my book "The Eyes of Alexander".  It was small, but exciting nonetheless.  It's thrilling to know I'm an author and I get paid for doing what I love.  I need to keep going, promote, promote, promote! What do you guys think of my book covers? Feel free to chime in with comments.  Here's an excerpt from the second book from The Eyes Trilogy, "The Eyes of Aubriana":  "I hadn’t seen Xander Ayes in six weeks.  Six weeks of hell.  Six weeks of devastation.  Six weeks of me not being me.  For without Xander, I was nothing.  I may as well be dead.  There were times I thought I was dead.  Everything was a blur.  Night and day were the same; time stood still.  I was stuck in a universe where nothing moved forward and nothing progressed.  I was just there, in purgatory, waiting to die, except—something inside of me kept me alive.  Something wanted me to live; needed me to live even though I didn’t want to.  The feeling was unrelenting; I had to keep going for some reason; keep eating, keep drinking, keep living.  I didn’t know why or how or what, I just had to."

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Life of an author...

Hi guys... I haven't forgotten you... I've been busy promoting my book, working as an office manager and selling on ebay and proofreading/editing my second book, "The Eyes of Aubriana."  I was bummed when I got the email the other day from Amazon telling me I had to quit selling on Smashwords because it's a conflict of interest.  I guess their contract states that you can't sell online with anyone but them.  Well, that's too bad, but at least I know the majority of my book sales have come from them so I guess I'm okay with it. I still only have three reviews on Amazon and one on Goodreads.  I wish I had more so I can find out what people really think of my book.  If anyone wants to comment here, I'd be more thrilled to hear them.