Tuesday, February 24, 2015

LitPick Interview Next Week

Wow! It's almost March! And time for my LitPick interview "Six Minutes with an Author." The interview is scheduled for March 2nd. It will be posted on the LitPick site and LitPick on Facebook.

I have two YA stories on LitPick with reviews.

Ally Ally Oxen Free is  short story about a little boy with a strange hobby. It's just a little creepy and a fun story for all ages.

It received a five star review by a LitPick reviewer.

Alfred C. Bogeyman is about three boys and a dog on a mission to give this boogieman a taste of his own medicine.

It's a fun story that is a little bit scary, while being a fun read.

This short story has two 4 star reviews on Litpick

I'll post links to my LitPick interview next week on my Facebook page.

Happy Reading!

Friday, February 20, 2015

My Writing Dream...And Article Burnout

My dream is not to be rich or famous. My dream is just to make a decent living writing fiction. Why? I'm really burnt out when it comes to writing on subjects of no interest to me.

I am an introvert. I don't like being the center of attention, and I don't need a lot of money to be happy. My dream is to spend my days writing fiction, not non-fiction.

Right now, I spend my days writing articles and blog posts for companies on a variety of different topics, but some of these topics are boring. I love writing about gardening and plants, but when it comes to dentists, plumbing, lawyers, bankruptcy...etc...I'm burnt out.

Over the years I've written so much on this boring topics that some days  I feel like I don't have it in me to write one more dentist or plumbing article, but someone how I come up with an idea--I have to because it pays the bills.

But, lately I'm so burnt out, I'm surprised smoke isn't coming out of my ears!

I'm not ungrateful that I have a job writing, and I can work from home. My introverted self loves it, but I feel after writing for other people for years, I'd love to be able to write what interests me. 

So, what am I going to do about it? I'm going to keep writing my stories and getting them out there to the readers, and hope that one day I can make enough money from my fiction writing that I can retire from nonfiction writing and live in my own little fictional world. 

Happy Reading!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

More Audio Books!

All four volumes of Flashes of Fiction are coming to audible and iTunes. One and two are already available. Three is in the final review (it should be available very soon), and four is in production.  Tonya Manns is the narrator for all four books, and she does an amazing job. Tonya gives each character his or her own voice and it brings the story to life. I am absolutely thrilled with her work on these short stories.

I'm still working on Metamorphosis, and so far I'm on schedule to release it by the end of March. I can't wait to get this one finished. It has been a long road with losing my USB drive and having to start over, but I am going to make it! This little book is different from my others because it is spiritual in nature, which some might also see as science fiction.  We all have different beliefs when it comes to life and death, and this book just sort of explores just one.

I have started making notes for a second spiritual book.  I don't have a title yet, but I do have the story outlined and ready to begin after I finish this current project. More to come on that later!

Happy Reading (and listening)!