Okay peeps here it is. I am loving my Kindle Fire, but I have been so busy downloading books like a crazy woman that I am not writing. So I have zipped up my zipper and put the Fire away. I finished Cherise Sinclair’s ‘To Command and Collar.’ Awesome book by the way. Absolutely love her Shadowlands Series.
I have tons of books on my fire that I really….really….want to read, but I have to set a limit. Three chapters on Jared’s book before I can take a break and read. Oh and Angry Birds is not helping either. How addicting is that game. Ugh….
Right now I am going to post this and get into writing mode. We are at the the in-laws watching UFC. Some awesome fights tonight!!!
Hope everyone has a Happy New Year and please be safe!
Yes, I said it! I truly miss the smell of Borders Bookstore. Okay, let me explain. It’s the new book smell I miss, not the other funky smells I’m sure were floating around in there. It was my favorite place to go because I always found something I wanted to read and I was among friends. I would walk in and take a deep breath as the new book smell hit. I know…I know…. I am a true dork in every sense of the word, but totally honest. If you love books then you know what I am talking about…you know you do so don’t deny it peeps. LOL!
So as I was thinking of missing the smell of a new book, haha, I thought how cool would it be to have a printed copy of Damon? Ah, well pretty dang cool. I am going to start looking at Amazon’s Createspace for printed books on demand.
Even though anyone who has a computer can download a book by PDF or the free Kindle app, which I have on my computer, it would still be nice to have a printed copy. If anyone reading this has done the Createspace from Amazon leave me a post and tell me your experience with it. Would love to hear any advice on the subject.
Another big issue I have, other than missing the smell of new books, is so many good books are coming out I am itching to read, but have to add to them to my TBR pile which is about to blow up. I have to stay on track, but man it’s hard. I want so bad to get lost in a book. I cannot wait until March when JR Wards new book comes out. Tohrment’s book, Lover Reborn, is going to rock and I don’t care what is going on I am taking the time to read this one. No TBR pile for that baby.
Okay time to regroup here and get back at it. Just thought I’d share my weird thoughts as I warned you all I would do when I started this blog. I have never walked past a bookstore without going in….ever. Even with no money…not needing anymore books….I could not pass it up, just wasn’t in me. Love books, love to read, love to write and yes peeps love the smell of a new book.
Well another Christmas has come and gone. Got some goodies and a Kindle Fire from my wonderful husband and son. Spent quality time with the family which is so important. Hope everyone had a great holiday with their loved ones.
Now I am hoping to change a few things in the new year to come. I have never really done this before. I mean I hope to always better things no matter a new year or not, but this coming year I hope to focus more on some things than I have in the past. Just a few are; being a better mother, wife and person, but also working more on my writing goals.
I have spent so much time trying to get my name out their with Damon’s book I have totally put Jared’s book on the back burner and that’s not good. I also feel a little pressure because most of the reviews I have gotten have been good (not complaining at all) and I don’t want to disappoint. So I want my writing to improve each and every book I put out. I am trying to learn as much as I can about the business of writing and what readers want. It’s a lot to take in.
I love to write period and I do write for myself, but the reader is always in the front of my mind as I ask myself would a reader like this, would the reader get this, etc. To me that is the most important part of writing. As I said I love to write…period. Guess you can tell this by my overly long post. But a reader is spending their money on something I wrote and I want them happy.
I don’t like to make new year resolutions because it’s too much pressure. Pressure is fine, but if I am not enjoying what I am trying to achieve then I’m not happy and failure rate is high. I learned this about myself when I was competing in martial arts tournaments. It was the start of a new year so anyone could go for Top 10 then compete in the World Championships. Well I said okay I am going to be in the Top 10 and I am going to be World Champion. I am going to win this tournament, blah, blah and more blah. Well I put so much pressure on myself I was nervous and afraid to lose. I almost hated to compete and anyone who knew me back then knew how much I loved to compete. The more the year slipped by the more I lost. I got tired of losing and stopped saying I was going to win and stopped worrying about the World Championships and Top 10. I had fun and enjoyed myself like I had always done. Then it started happening. I was winning and was happy getting in their with mean women and beating each other up. LOL! Seriously… Loved it! So to not to go through that again all I want for 2012 is what I mentioned above, and to be happy and to give someone escape with one of my stories and no pressure.
Thank you for stopping in and I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!
Hey everyone I’m back! I missed a couple of days of posting and that’s not good, but life got in the way of writing and posting. It’s all good though. Trying to get done with Christmas shopping and all that stuff. Got a little grumpy tonight because of rude people, but happy now that I’m home with my family peeps…yes that includes you all.
First of all I am soooo excited. I have had 2, yes, 2 sales in the UK. OMGosh I am soooo excited about that. They may love it, like or hate it, but I don’t care. I’m just excited. LOL! I know…I know….I’m strange, but happily excited.
You know I have to say that this journey has been a blast. It has been stressful, crazy, a big learning experience, but most of all it has shown me that I can accomplish a dream. My journey is far from over and I have no clue where it will lead, but I hope to enjoy the ups and downs. I’m sure there will be plenty of both.
As you can probably tell I post whatever is going on with me at the moment so I hope you don’t mind. As you can also probably tell by now I am a bit goofy and like to poke fun at myself, why not everyone else does. I make mistakes and instead of freaking out I just laugh, make fun of myself, fix it and move on. I had a very important person in my life tell me that she shouldn’t have posted something about a mistake I made. I said why not. I made the mistake, you caught it as I’m sure others did and I fixed it after laughing and making fun of myself. I’m human, most days, and would rather have people see me as I really am and that’s Teresa, the blonde goofy chick. I’m much happier that way and I think it makes me more approachable and fun to be around. Some say it’s unprofessional, but I say it’s honest. So come on everyone poke fun at yourself. It’s a great stress reliever and takes a lot of your burdened shoulders.
Anyhoo, do you guys hate when people say anyhoo, well hope not? Anyhoo, the fudge in the kitchen is calling to me so much I can’t concentrate on this post anymore. If you don’t hear from me in a day or two I am fighting the crowds doing last minute Christmas shopping and cursing. Yes, writing on Jared’s book also.