Hey folks, let’s get real for a moment. Indie publishing isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. It’s more like a maybe-you’ll-get-a-fancy-coffee-drink-once-in-a-while scheme. That’s why so many Indie Authors also have a day job (cue the scary music). Well, I don’t have one of those either. I used to. It made things like buying groceries and keeping my car in working order a whole lot easier. I’d like to have one again, but that’s not in the cards at the moment.
Oh my gosh it’s February already. Here I am still working my way through all the stuff that needs to happen to get New Romance out to all of you. For now that means biting my nails while the beta readers have a go at it. I’m working on the cover design and hope to have a cover reveal soon.
In the meantime, I’m also fretting about how to keep my life together,
It’s a new year. That means it’s Resolution Season. Time to commit to things that just aren’t going to happen, like making a habit of going to the gym and not eating chocolate (yeah, I already screwed up on that one).
Actually, things are a little different this year. In addition to writing, I’m also starting another new business because the writing just isn’t bringing in the funds. That means that I’m going to have less time for writing.
It’s time for another challenge. This one kicked me up and down the street before letting me actually write it. Stories can be such brats.
The rules this time were:
- Prompt: You’ve been stood up, but someone you don’t know takes the place of your date.
- Write in 2nd person
- Include a twist
- Only one viewpoint character
- 1,500 word limit (this is 1,347)
In conjunction with Milli Gilbert
Table for Two
You sit there,
This piece was written as part of a Writer’s duel with Milli Gilbert. You can see her piece at Hairballs of Genious.
The rules were simple
- 1500 words or less (according to Scrivener this one is 1,416 words)
- Must include a reason to have a ball with little masks
- The protagonists must not recognize each other at first
- They should end up as romantic intersts
- There should be a heist going on.
Let’s welcome Trin Carl as this month’s featured Author. Trin is currently working on a YA Novel, Oh Brother, about a foster child who comes to stay with the Radtke family. Their adopted children, Zion and Amelia, will do anything to make sure this new kid doesn’t change their families’ lives. She plans to publish later this year, so keep your eye out for it. Ever ambitious she’s also starting a Youtube channel where she will post book reviews.