Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Well, it looks like I'm already starting to suck in regards to updates. Sorry! I'll try to do better next time. What's going on with me? Well, I've changed the name of the novella to Shimmerspell and decided that The Faerie Tale Girl will be the name of the series. Shimmerspell is currently out with some awesome betas to make sure the story reads well and to point out problems I may be missing as the blind author.

I also had a book cover made, which I'll show you very soon. It's gorgeous and it fits a particular scene of the story perfectly. At first, I'd planned to just make one myself, but I gave it some thought and decided against it. Appearance is everything. Sad, but true. And unless you're my fave author already, I'm gonna first judge your book by its cover, then by its description. I don't usually read reviews because I don't want to happen upon spoilers. But my interest in reading is almost always due to the cover. And I wanted mine to be professional and attention catching, like the ones I pick on Amazon. I'm so happy because I think I have that now. :)

This next bit of news isn't about me, but one of my fave authors, Jennifer Turner. I'm so excited because she's supposed to be releasing Eternal Hearts this June. I've been waiting for this book for what seems like forever. For all those who haven't checked out her first one, Eternal Seduction, rush off to Amazon and read read read. I promise you won't be disappointed. It's dark and gritty and funny and filled with awesomeness lol. It really is.

And that's about it. I will update you all as soon as I have more info. Right now, I'm trying to figure out how to typeset this novella. So far I've learned that Word is not going to cut it. I've downloaded scribus, but I'm kind of confused. I really want to have this done before my 27th birthday, April 20. Just seeing my book on Amazon will be an amazing gift. Then I can say look mommy, I'm a real author lol. Even if it is self-published. :o)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


So I decided I needed a blog. Why, you may ask, would I need one? Well dear internet friends, I want to be a writer. A working writer. For the past year I've been working on a YA novel -- The Faerie Tale Girl, which after 2 or 3 revisions and a change in POV, whittled down to become a 21,000 word novella.

After reading about Amanda Hocking and Zoe Winters, I'm considering going the indie route and publishing it on Kindle. I know, I know. It's gonna be a ton of work. Why would I put myself through this? Well, I like the idea of doing it my way. Choosing my own cover. Building my own platform. And to be honest, it would be difficult to find an agent for a novella. Since I believe in my story, indie publishing is looking like my best bet for getting it out there to the masses. But to launch a career as an indie author, I need to build a platform, hence the the need for this bloggythingy here.

Now first things first, I kinda suck when it comes to social networking. But I'll do my best to update a couple times a week, and keep you in the loop about my plans for the novella.

So please stop by often, follow me, and feel free to comment. I'll be posting more info abt TFTG soon!