Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Though I don't work full time, I feel like I've been busy working for the past month or so and not being very productive in other things, liking writing. This needs to change if I want to meet the goals I've set. Being self-published has many benefits, but one of the pitfalls is answering to no one but myself. And I'm not a very harsh taskmaster. If I don't feel like doing something, chances are I won't do it. This is true for all areas of my life. I don't cave into peer pressure, I don't let people walk all over me, but it also means I procrastinate and make every excuse in the book. Bad Kacie! So, I am going to focus harder and get some major writing done before all the holidays kick in. I can do it!!
If you've missed my Samurai Penguin webcomic, I posted Scene Four this morning. Check it out!
Saturday, October 25, 2014
First, thanks to all who participated in my birthday giveaway. I enjoy connecting with new, potential readers. The winner for a signed copy of The Bride is Katrina D.! Stay tuned for more giveaways in the future. Most likely around Christmas. :)
I will soon be announcing the title of The Vessel: Book Three. I hope to have it edited by the end of the year and published at the beginning of 2015! The editing schedule has a lot to do with my editor, so we'll see how it goes!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
I haven't had a new book idea in a while, but I did a few days ago while I was at work. Luckily, I had my iPad with me, so I was able to write out a quick outline during lunch. I've mentioned before that I have tons of book ideas. It's likely a good portion of them won't go much farther than their outlines, but I'm itching to write some of them. That means I need to get busy! I plan to write till I'm old and senile, so hopefully I still have a lot of time. I tend to write slowly, but I can move quickly when the mood hits me. Both The Bride and Soulless took me about 6 months each. Taela and Sources, on the other hand, took years. Somehow I need to train myself to stay on task a bit better. I get distracted more easily than I realized. I will spend some time writing today. The faster I write, the more of my ideas I can bring to life. And that's what it's all about!
My giveaway ends in less than two weeks, so get entering!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Have you ever felt stuck? Like the harder you try the worse it gets? That's kinda how I feel about marketing. There has to be a better way, but I've yet to find it, unless I had a whole bunch of extra money. I've complained about this before, so I'm sorry for bringing it up again. My biggest beef is with facebook. It used to be such a helpful tool, but now it's pretty worthless to anyone they consider a business unless you fork out the money to connect with the people who ALREADY LIKE YOUR PAGE. I know of other people, not just authors, who feel the same way. I don't suupose there's much that can be done except to stop using it, which I've considered. *Sigh*
I guess I'll just keep writing and hope things get better. The magical book fairies will find me someday, right?
Saturday, October 4, 2014
My husband and I enjoy eating out when we get a chance, which isn't often. We recently made a list of restaurants in our area that we'd like to try. One turned out to be a new Indian restaurant. I've never really eaten Indian before. I'm a bit wary of spicy foods. They offered a little lunch buffet that allowed me to try different things. My favorites were the tandoori chicken and the naan bread. I've made my own naan before, but the real stuff is infinitely better. My husband loved the chicken masala. Because of that, I decided to find a recipe so I could make it for him. I've since gathered most of the necessary ingredients and will be attempting it on Monday. I hope it will at least be as good as the restaurant's version.
Have you entered my giveaway yet? Here's the link to the entry thingy.