Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Readers

A week ago today, I took my first big step into the world of a published author by self-publishing my short story, White Belt.  I sought to prove three things to myself:

  1. I could meet a deadline.
  2. I could write horror without peeing in my panties or writing "just kidding" at the end of every sentence.
  3. I could find an audience.

BOOM on that first one!

#2 also gets a big fat check of success.  I LOVED writing White Belt. So much so, I am turning it into a series.  My protagonist, Dani tripped into my fraidy-cat heart with her clunky shoes and horrible taste in men and I fell in love.  I am rooting for her and I can't wait to see where her journey takes her.

#3 is still in progress.  Over the past week, I have found a ton of people on GoodReads, Facebook, Twitter, and the good old fashioned world wide web.  Crazy Zombie lovers like me.  A whole seedy world of the Black and Nerdy.  New Adult authors who write to escape.  Local bloggers looking to find and support other local bloggers.  A bestselling author who gave me a how to guide on how to market (it's a marathon... not a race). And an awesome Chick Lit blogger who shared my affinity for fall boots.  It has been AWESOME.  People have been so willing to support While Belt and me.... and share their tips and tricks to success.  The sense of community and solidarity has been absolutely amazing. 

The only problem is, it is really, really time consuming!

Between my day job, my spouse, my munchkins, my writing and marketing, I barely have time to take a deep breath. 

There... I took one.

But you want to know a secret?
I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Thanks for follows, the tweets, the emails, the downloads and the love!  There is only one thing on that list that I would want to stop doing...and its not this!

*Stepping firmly into my shoes and smiling, I am a writer :-).

Download White Belt here for only $0.99! Don't 4get to leave a review!

Love and Light,


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