“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote the bigger it got.”
-Philip José Farmer
So it’s been a couple weeks now since the release of Beyond Here and…I find that I’m still learning a lot. One such thing I learned is that more people actually wanted a physical copy of the book as opposed to the kindle version. I’m surprised. Truthfully I doubted myself a bit. I always thought I’d go with a physical copy but not so soon. If I had done an informal Facebook survey I could have saved myself some headache. People would have waited for a paperback than purchase the less expensive ebook.
Lesson learned and taken to heart. Today I tweaked some things for the physical copy to come out and I’m waiting on the proof copies. Once they’re in I’ll make sure it’s able to be purchased on Amazon along with a free ebook copy. Then I’ll try to make a way that I can send autographed copies out into the world. This whole process has been learning, learning, learning!
Also I finshed typing up my rough draft of Nytemares and Dreamscapes. After letting it sit for a bit I’ll hop into editing and revising. Still hoping the trilogy will be done be December. It’s possible. As long as I keep writing. And I hope that you dear reader are writing as well.
Until next time have a writeous day!
She wore each mark like a badge of honor
Ready to embrace this new destiny thrust upon her
Deep into the woods she went
Onto the cave that she had been sent
A dark maw black as death
Chilled enough to steal her breath
She was ready to step in despite the lack of light
When fire erupted voluminous and bright
Torches lined the slick onyx wall
Seeming to take life from some unheard call
With a ginger foot one after the other
The princess felt there was no reason to dither
She let herself be free to roam
In this place that for the night would be home
The cave was made for a giant or two
Walls stretching high and deep deep blue
She was dazzled by the cave’s glory
Like walking into a captivating story
There was no time to agree or not
This simple instruction was what she got
Before the witch turned to stardust
Disappearing in a slight gust
The princess felt her heart pound
What a piece of luck she had found
An answer to all her silent prayers
A letting-go of all of her cares
She took off in the direction she was told
Feeling brave and awfully bold
A new life was a day away
A glimpse of sun throughout the gray
The princess pushed through the bramble
Letting her skin take the gamble
Of cuts and rash and purple bruise
Subtle reminders that this was no ruse
After so many years it finally happened… My book is out in the world. Beyond Here is live as of this moment. I’ve been nervous, anxious, and a host of other things that mean exactly the same thing. But as of writing this I feel a sense of relief. Doing this taught me that I can do this.
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I’m so grateful for my fellow inkslayers for being so supportive over the years. Hopefully you’ll continue to travel along on the journey. Not really sure what to say other than thank you, thank you, thank you. Until next time, love y’all and have a writeous day!
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