Listening to podcasts as I try to get some business stuff done with my kids around downstairs. It's really a crazy idea, but I used to be able to do it and I need to find a way to get that time back. Today, I got a thousand words written on "Through the Shadows" and I went live a few times (I had interruptions) while I did, too. It was my first live, so it was nice that I only had a few people interact, understandably. Soon, I hope there will be more people to write with me, chat with me and laugh with me.
In case you are a fantasy book lover, an adult and enjoy listening to podcasts, I have a good one for you. It's especially for women, in case that's also you: Booktalk Besties Podcast
Warning: Adult Content!😉
More exciting news! Zombie Dragons is now available on Audible! Your kiddos can follow along with their books or listen on their devices in the car.
That's right ladies and gentleman! The next book in the Surface series has a release date. December 16th. Pre-Order your ebook copy now. Paperback pre-orders will be available shortly. Be sure to read the first book, Beneath the Surface, before it comes out to get caught up. I'm so excited to be working on this series again.
Hey everyone! I know you've all been waiting to hear about when the next Aftermath series book will be released and I'm here to tell you that, finally, we have a release date: March 25th!
I am currently accepting ARC sign-ups for the book, which should be ready the end of February. CLICK HERE to sign-up.
My crowdfunding campaign has launched, and my goal is to raise $10,000 to produce my first ever short film! I wrote the script, "Tapping the Glass" last Spring and since then, it has won awards in a few screenwriting competitions and placed in the finals of others. This is my first project making something that I've written myself. Once done, I will submit it to film festivals throughout the country, hoping to show the film industry world what I and the other filmmakers involved, can do!
To help me make my goal, please follow the link to the Indiegogo page.
Even if you can't help financially, there is a list of other ways to support it. Below is a concept trailer I made with still shots from stock photos, so please forgive me if it looks a little trivial. I am not a graphic designer by any means.
Finally, Beneath the Surface is available on #Audible !!!
To celebrate, I'm giving away FREE CODES to download and listen to the book for my Newsletter Subscribers. This week only (1/12-1/19), new subscribers will get a code as well. To subscribe, CLICK HERE!
If you already have an Audible subscription and don't need a code, you can download and listen HERE.
As many of you know, I've made some changes to the website, ones that I am really proud of. Took some advice from some friends and peers and I think I am entering the new year with a leg up with a good website to help represent myself and my writing.
Now that school is back in full swing- they go back tomorrow, thank goodness- I am going to get the Newsletter going monthly once again. Which means a drawing will be done for subscribers to win a "I Am Alpha" gold mug. My goal for subscribers is 100. Once we reach 100 subscribers, I can do something bigger, maybe have more winners, so please share and SUBSCRIBE.
Over the summer, I made it a goal to work on my IMDB profile for days that I just didn't feel like writing. To be completely transparent, that was often. Stress really took a toll on me in 2021. I added all of the scripts that I've written that won awards in film festivals that have IMDB listings. Added new pictures, an updated bio and photo. ANDDD, the best part, worked on a short film as a writer's assistant that is currently in post-production, giving me my first credit on IMDB. It's basically saying that I did something official that was produced. DON'T, the short film, was my first production project, and I learned so much and met some awesome people, all over Skype. Relationships and experience were all I was looking for and I think I got the better end of the deal, for sure. As soon as it's finished and available for public view, I will share on here for you all to watch.
CLICK HERE to visit my page to see what I'm up to and please, let me know if you see something that could be improved. :)
This year has been a rough roller coaster. I have wanted to make blog posts for months and all I can muster is what I've posted on TikTok. I have been in a fight of flight sort of position with my kids for too long, I literally couldn't turn my brain to something that wasn't fiction, specifically fantasy. So, here I am, sharing what I can. Like most of you know, I had hernia repair surgery earlier this year, recovery went well, and then towards the end of Summer, a whole bunch of things started happening to my body. Long story short, I figured out I have hypothyroidism. Finally, I'm on a good regimen of medicine and staying gluten free. The kids have been off and on at school or home sick, due to Covid precautions at the school.
Husband went on a work trip and I'm just now getting a moment of peace, after a good long nap, after 7 days of being a single parent to 3 heathens. I'm hoping to finish a script I'm writing in the next few days so I can move on to writing Awaken. It's been a long road regarding Awaken. I have a lot that I want to happen still for Maeleigh and the gang, and it's looking like I will be adding one more book to fit it all in appropriately. Unlike previous years, I probably won't be adding a pre-order for the final book as close together next year. Maybe just Awaken in the Spring and UNKNOWN TITLE in the Winter. I will try my best not to babble here....
Since discovering TikTok my love for reading fantasy has been renewed- Thanks #Booktok. And that's also lit a new fire in my creativeness, and I've been getting a lot of work done on the two projects. But I've decided that I can't focus on Awaken until after I'm done with the script. My brain and body just can't handle the multiple projects like I have in the past.
It's a blow to the ego as well as the bank account as an author. The momentum has been lost with the virus wreaking havoc for moms and dads who have to work and keep kids from killing each other and still make sure they finish their homework. Which means less people are reading and more people are waiting for the next book. I hate that I haven't finished and produced anything other than scripts since February.
One of my goals for the new year, is to start the newsletter back up. It just wasn't possible to keep up with all that was going on in 2021. Something else I'm looking forward to, is sharing the brand-new pop-sockets for phones with Alpha Girl art. I'm working on making it a part of the newsletter subscribers. I'm going to have to make a list of all these things.
Thank you for attending this rambling of thoughts and I hope to have something worthwhile for you all to read in the next newsletter.
This week I've been focusing on editing a new pilot script that a friend gave me full notes on. The notes alone were amazing, thank you Julie! A feel that the changes I made in this new revision really rounded out a lot of the characters and made the story a lot more compelling as well as believable.
Also, I've been working on a new wave of query letters to managers and agencies with the guidance of another friends, thank you Stewart! So far, I've already gotten a script request, but I think it may be a standard response, so I am remaining realistically optimistic.
Now, I'm working on my new tv pilot script called Waking Beauty. I started it a few months ago and only got to page 5 and now I'm on 14. Woot!