I’m taking positive steps to writing again. Here is my status:
Only books available online are by Blushing Books. All the others, the rights have been returned to me.
I have three new ones that are unedited and am in the the process of composing the fourth one which is a Billionaire Series.
Looking into self publishing or perhaps a House that would be interested in my works.
I’m working my way out of the depression I’ve been in since SuperNova Indie shut down.
Adjusting to my husband working from home. We have good days and bad days.
Wishing for a vaccination for the virus. I now have quite the wardrobe of masks. But it’s so uncomfortable to wear them in the Texas Heat. Ugh!
This has been a trying time for all of us. Learning how to comprehend the new normal and be sane. My writing has suffered because of it. Other things seem to take priority so at the end of the day, all I’ve done is nothing.
It doesn’t help that the publishing world is in shambles. Authors are not getting paid what they used to and trying to get books published is next to impossible. I need to be ten people at once. Author, editor, marketing, payroll…
But for my sanity, I need to start writing again. I need to discipline to set so many hours a day to my craft. I’m comparing it to my earlier career of music. Practice makes better.
I pray everyday for better times. May God bless.
Happy Father’s Day to my husband and all of the other Fathers out there.
Also, Happy Father’s Day to those in Heaven as well. Miss you so much!
If ever there is a time for prayers, it is now. Stop the virus; heal the nation, end racism and please Amazon, quit mistreating authors who can no longer make a living because of you.
I’m working my beads!
It’s very volatile out there. Sticking to safe subjects. Still coping with my attitude adjustment and my writing is minimal.
But, I will always be an author. I read a book this week that really made me think how the author handled the plot. She’s an excellent author and the book had me riveted to the point where I couldn’t put it down. But then the editor in me came out and I didn’t agree how she handled the story.
All I can say is that if any of my previous editors had looked at this manuscript, they would’ve torn it apart. But, hey. At least she has a publisher that believes in her. Sigh…..
I am so angry with the publishing world and how it’s changed. But I achieved what I set out to do. I had 8 books published and what a wonderful roller coaster ride it’s been. I am thankful for that.
Now, publishers are falling left and right. Books are being taken off the market and let’s not forget the publishers that have stolen royalties from their unsuspecting authors. Or now you have to pay to have your books published. Sad times.
But writing has been good for me in other ways. It makes me feel alive that I can create stories that others enjoy. So they don’t get published, at least my mind is active.
And I don’t usually comment on politics but all I can say is right now, violence is not the answer. Destroying people’s hard earned businesses as they struggle to come out of the pandemic is all kinds of wrong. Make it stop and do something constructive. Become educated and register to vote.