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An awesome review by a fellow Indie

Published August 30, 2012 by S. E. Myers

This was written by a fellow Indie, Donna Dillon.  Her book “Through the Gloaming” can be found at amazon.com.  Donna read “Dark Revelation” in its earlier stages and offered a lot of help in fixing some timeline issues.  I am so grateful to her!

Through the Gloaming by Donna Dillon

 

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Bang…bang…kill my bangs

Published August 28, 2012 by S. E. Myers

I hate my bangs.

I loved them initially when I got my hair cut, but now — they look like this:

Terrible aren’t they :/

I hate them.  They are growing out and when I put my hair up – they don’t know what to do or where to go.  I am a fan of hair products, however, I can use very limited amounts.  They dry out my scalp.  I should be the new “Head and Shoulders” gal – for serious.  I use it religiously.  I also use an extreme and obscene amount of hair conditioning.  That shampoo, while it makes your scalp nice, is not great for your hair.

Here is a Vlog I was going to post but then got distracted by my dog – it’s a minute – and I found it hilarious.

Tata for now!

 

 

P.S.  Here is a picture of Nissa that my daughter Katie drew.  In case you didn’t know, Nissa is an imp in my book, “Dark Revelation.”

 

Seriously?

Published August 21, 2012 by S. E. Myers

Updating this blog once a week creates such a lag in momentum.

This thing was garnering attention from across the realm of imagination – and then the air went flat.  I think I must have done something to the space/time/continuum.  (Remember that kids?)

I’m going to start losing more sleep soon.  The Body Thief is on hold while I finish Dark Inhibition.  If you haven’t read Dark Revelation, you should.  I don’t just say this because I wrote the book, I say this because I honestly think it is pretty darn good for a first novel.  Aside from my own opinion, I would love to hear/read yours.  Dark Inhibition plans to be a lot lengthier than the first one, by-the-way.

It’s going to take some time to get it done, it wants to get done. It needs to be completed.  There is a force propelling me and my fingers forward.  My dreams are of imps chomping down Chi.  Those cute little buggers!

I was also thinking about maybe a weekly Vlog?  Yes? No?

We’ll see how it goes.

Also, I love you! ❤  Seriously.

Book Promotions and tiredness…

Published August 19, 2012 by S. E. Myers

Wow!  It has been ex-haus-ting this last week…  When you are an indie author and you have other commitments (like being a mom) because you are not yet bringing in enough income to support a writing career (notice keyword: yet) – you have additional obligations.  Which I do.  School.  Work. Kids. Church. Writing.

Speaking of writing, or writing of writing – have you noticed the amount of writing advice that is out there?  Honestly, there are only a few I listen to.  I can count them on my hands.  Or, hand.  Definitely not the toes.  Grammar advice, personal advice, criticism for writing differently and employing different tactics… Really?  Really? Who died and made you a grammar king/queen/person/placeorthing. Where is your degree in English? Media? Publishing? Marketing? Where are your years of experience?

I am most definitely appreciative of all the feedback I have received from those I trust and also respect.  Should I name them?  No. Sorry. They are mine all mine! BWAHAHAHAHAHA-a! Maybe one day, in a list of credits from the movie they make about my bizarre and enriching life. I’ll get to the bizarre part soon. In a future episode. Not that I actually think my life is worth making a movie out of…

I’ve written very little lately, but I am writing. I was writing The Body Thief but with the holidays quickly approaching, Dark Inhibition has to be ready. All my extra (man, do I need some more extra) energy goes into writing a few hundred words a day. Which is nothing NEAR what I am capable of when I have the time.

I’m trying to post a blog post at least once a week. I started this at 9am – and only wrote almost 300 words.  Now, imagine this in my forthcoming book.  300 words per day equals a few thousand, but I definitely need to step up my game.

Seriously.

*edit* I never did mention – promoting my book has become difficult also. I am trying hard! I have it in a local store, The Almost Perfect Bookstore, in Roseville, CA.  🙂  That is pretty awesome. The place is amazing itself. You walk in and can spend hours and hours perusing the shelves. I found a hardback edition of the complete Lord of the Rings excluding The Hobbit. I’m pretty stoked about that.

Also, Dark Revelation is $0.99 currently *other edit* Doing an experiment with pricing this week.  Clicky the book link and purchase it.  (By the book link, I am referring to the “books” link at the top of my page)  Tell your friends, family, neighbor, stranger… You get the point.

Sleep? What is sleep?

Published August 11, 2012 by S. E. Myers

Life has been so busy lately.  I feel as if there is just not enough time in the world to complete all the tasks I need to complete.  I am working, going to school, taking care of my children, and working on another book.  I almost need to eliminate sleep.

I have become a clock watcher.  Big time.  I count how many minutes it takes me to put mascara on in the morning.  If it delays me from my dealings with traffic (traffic is terrible depending on the time I leave in the morning), I will not put make-up on in the morning.  I watch the clock when I am on the computer and have noticed that I am not on Facebook or twitter or even my blog as much anymore.  Needless to say, my sales have decreased as well.  (insert sad face here)

I will start using my tweet deck more to help out my #Tweet4Authors group.  I must.  They help get the word out about “Dark Revelation” and soon to also be “Dark Inhibition.”

Speaking of the next book…

I was working on Camp NaNoWriMo and to be honest, I just can’t squeeze in 2000 words a day to catch up.  Besides, while I am working on “The Body Thief”, Inhibition scenes start coming through.  So, I am redirecting my thoughts and brain toward the next book.  Besides, I want it out by Christmas.

Things are getting a little darker at the moment for Ryleigh.  I am liking where things are going and I am sure that those who liked Revelation will enjoy this new path.  There is a set up for the third book in the series.  I am sure it will stop with three but we’ll see what happens.  I don’t want this to dredge on and on and on.  I want there to be much more quality than quantity.

Also, this second one is going to be a lot larger and contain a lot more information about the Fae and Ryleigh’s purpose.  I am so excited!

Random picture:

Awwwwwww, aren’t I cute?

That’s my Punky!  One of my beloved Chorky’s.