Although I felt sluggish today, I have a surge of energy. I recently started working on an anthology. At least, perhaps it’s just a bundle of short stories. Not sure how they can all connect to each other, but whatever, I’m back at writing. I don’t like getting lazy after working on a book and publishing. After Amazons of the Myst, I took a 4 year hiatus. I think writing is something that I just have to do. If I get too lazy and don’t write, years will go by. For now I’m feeling pretty good and hope that this “anthology” or whatever it is will keep up the pace. I’ll let you know more about it in another post.
It has been a month since I released my self published second novel, Journey’s End. As happy as I am, I cannot help but feel the struggle. I have only sold 4 books and marketing my book is very difficult. Self publishing can be very freeing for free spirits like myself. It allows me to get my thoughts out there, but that doesn’t mean it will be received at all. The comments from some of the readers have been positive. The issue is that I am unable to reach more readers.
The old Jasmine would have gone into a corner in her mind and wept, but I believe that anything is possible if you truly want something. I have reached out to local libraries and even a book expo for next year. I am not certain that it will help me become famous or known, but exposure is better than no exposure. I hope that the next few months and following year will allow me to broaden my horizons.
Until then, be sure to check out my sample chapters on this site. If you want to read more, please go to Amazon to purchase your kindle or physical copy!
Hello groovy people. After a long year, my book is finally finished, edited, and ready to publish. However, being a self published author is tough. I made a kickstarter to raise funds so I can use Lulu.com to help me bring the book to the public. Please go to the link to check it out.
There’s no pressure to pledge money. However, if you’re feeling generous, or know someone else who has spare coins, please feel free to support.
So now that I have completed my book, 23 days ago, I am in the process of editing it. It is a long process because I have to reread everything. I must pay close attention to my grammar, and all the other stuff. I am not the best at editing, but I will try really hard. I am happy that it is finished, and I’m almost done working in Japan. It has been a long year.
Once I finish editing, I have to copyright my book. So many parts, and so little time. As tired as I am after work, I continue to edit at night. Hopefully I can get a proofreader to edit my book too.
I have this great idea, where I sell my book on iBooks and Amazon. Then maybe I can save money on printing. Once I save more money, I can make physical copies. My dad gave me a great idea of selling them at a book fair. I can maybe buy a small space and sell it like a vendor. The exposure could be good for me.
There are many options, but for now, I have to edit. Uh, the lovely process of editing.
Hello groovy people, I am finally done with my third novel. I am now in the process of proofreading it, then I will copyright it. After that I will find an editor to do a full edit. Finally, I will try to open a kickstarter page to gather funds to self publish. I wish I could let you know more about the book, but details have to be secret until it is copywritten. I can tell you the title, Journey’s End.
So this book started in 2005 as an idea, and the process for completing it was long. I mean I would start writing, originally in a journal, then stop. Years went by and I started writing it again in 2008 through early 2009. Then I stopped until the summer of 2015. Then I stopped again! Realizing I didn’t like the story, I revamped it by the end of 2015 and during the early part of 2016. I took another break and started it in the summer of 2016. So 12 years! To be honest, most of my books take years to complete. My biggest issue is that I make excuses as to why I can’t write. I’m too tired, I’m too busy, I’m not inspired. It is best, for me, to just write. Once I start, I can’t stop. Pushing myself even when I’m lazy is hard, but worth it.
I am excited to tell you more about the story, but till then stay tuned.