Saturday, June 15, 2013

Shoes and Books

Just a few updates on my novels...but first...aren't these shoes awesome?

                                          I can picture Elizabeth wearing these~

 If you read the Ravenswynd Series, you'll know who Elizabeth is...

Okay... back to business:

  Ravenswynd Dreams is now available on Smashwords

  and on All Romance

  and Amazon finally linked the paperback and the Kindle
  together  here: Amazon

  Only the paperback is available at Barnes & Noble
  but as soon as Smashwords accepts the e-pub book
  into their Premium Catalog, it will be available on the
  Nook.  (I had uploaded it myself for Legends, but then there
  was a big mix-up once Smashwords also uploaded it there.)
  Lesson learned: Have some patience.

 Good News!
I have recently received several reviews on GoodReads, and I'm so happy to see that (so far)people seem to like Ravenswynd Legends !  YAY!

Here are the kind of shoes I picture Amrita wearing
 (If you read Book One, you'll know why...and who she is!)

  or these:

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OH, in case you were are the kind of shoes I wear:

                                                           Boring, but comfortable!

Have a great weekend!

And thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Book Two is Available!

Ravenswynd Dreams is available at my Createspace Store!

Amazon has not put the two editions together on my author page yet, so there are still two distinct links.  
Not sure what the holdup is, but they've assured me that they're working on it...

I'm still working on getting the e-book uploaded to all the other sites, including Smashwords, OmniLit / AllRomance, and Barnes & Noble.

I'm also working on getting My Website updated.  I've added an email subscription service, so if anyone would like to sign up to receive my newsletters, please feel free! 

I also updated the page up above titled "My Novels" if you'd like to take a peek.

On another note:  My head is spinning...

I'm working on ways to make my life a bit easier...(haha) trying to figure out how to condense all of my online time.  It's just SO time-consuming to be updating my website, my blog, my facebook writer AND book pages, not to mention my personal profile, goodreads, Google+, twitter, YouTube, Linkedin, and this Blog, and still find time to edit or write.  

It's exhausting!

As it is, I rarely get on twitter, hardly know what to do in Linkedin, only get on g+ when I get a notice on my phone...and don't even get me started on Pinterest.  (I've looked at other profiles, and I know how easy it would be to get sucked into that one too!) 

Seriously, who has time for all of this?  And yet, all of the people "in the know" who write awesome blogs for self-published authors tell us how important it is to be visible - to keep up with all of the marketing strategies, and say we must make sure we have an online presence.  Well, my online presence is taking over my LIFE! (not to mention my writing time)

I am completely blown away when I see some of my author friends who blog several times per week, some of them - almost daily.  I'm lucky if I find time to blog once a week, but when I'm in the midst of writing or editing, it's more likely to be once a month.

There's got to be a way to do this in a shorter amount of time and yet still stay visible.  Right? 

Of course, it doesn't help that Facebook has - and continues to change their algorithms...I'm quite sure that my 500-some followers rarely see my posts and it makes me completely insane.  I mean, what's the point in all this, if no one even knows you're posting anything? I feel like I'm lost in the crowd most of the time...

I am mere moments away from chucking the whole thing...

How have you (fellow writers) managed your online time?  Is there a way to weed out the sites that really are a waste of time?  I mean, when you post something on your facebook page, and then a day or so later, see the little words at the bottom that say "8 people saw this post" it makes you want to rip your hair out!  (I'm thinking of doing away with my "book page" altogether, and just keeping my Writer's page for that reason alone) 

Is anyone out there even seeing this blog?  Sometimes I really wonder...(I can't even remember the last time I got a comment here, other than the daily spam comments that are written by some random idiotic computer program and - which make absolutely no sense)

Thanks for listening to my rant...
Happy writing...if you find the time...

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