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On Being Published and Helping out

Sunset in Virginia

Sunset picture taken outside my house in Virginia

It’s been an interesting day. I think my honey and I made some progress, after I got so upset I told him I couldn’t do this any more. Then I decided he deserves more from me. I tend to run away as soon as I don’t get my way. One more real try…from both of us. Let’s see how this go.

Then, Mom’s friend came home today. He is on continuous oxygen until next week at the latest. So, now I have to smoke outside. My honey says he is gonna quit since it is so cold outside here already (lows going as far down as 20F and highs not getting much out of the 60s). I hope he does. I just am not ready to give up my crutch just yet.

Then I found I have my same e-book I was talking about finally get a review on published on two new platforms and submitted or ready to be submitted to two more. That will be a total of 5 platforms including print! This girl is cautiously excited.

Book Stuff

16 Love Letter Ideas Cover

Cover for 16 Love Letter Ideas

I was able to get my book distributed easy on this cool site I found. They do the formatting and submitting for free. The catch is they take about 10% of the profits, depending on your price. They don’t do covers or promotion.

For me, that’s okay. Getting everything into the right format was the headache I was dreading once I get some fiction written. Now I just have to write it up in word, upload it and let Draft2Digital distribute my manuscript to other sites. CreateSpace is in beta but I figured it was worth a try. (Which means once it is available, I will have some give aways for print copies, probably signed ones!)

You can see my book on:

Amazon
iTunes Store
B&N Nook

Helping Out NaNoWriMo

2013-Participant-Square-ButtonI also want to give back to help keep NaNo free and full of fun swag for donating. Since I am pretty tight on money all the time, I started a fund-raising campaign on Stay Classy.

My goal is $250 US. I have had one donation in a small amount. But that’s great. Every dollar counts and it all goes to the foundation who sponsors all things NaNoWriMo! If you are feeling so inclined, you can give to my campaign at the link below:
http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=273578

Getting so far behind

The sad news I figured out today is that I am going to have to withdraw from all the blog reviews I have scheduled. I just don’t have as much time to read as I thought I would have. I will send out my emails tomorrow. I am so sad about this. I love reading books and sharing them with others.

The good thing is that I should be able to keep up the other types of book posts. They don’t do as well, but then again my self-hosted blog doesn’t do so well traffic wise. Something I will be working on once I get my life back into something resembling order.

How about you?

Any good news today? Would you be kind enough to share it with us? I know I can use some more good news. My smile isn’t quite as bright as I’d like…

If you have something you just need to let out, go on and share that too. I like helping people when I can, even if I can only offer an ear to listen.

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One thought on “On Being Published and Helping out

  1. Hey Jenn,

    Sounds like you’ve been kind of up and down lately. I know one thing’s for sure. If you’re stressed, quitting smoking won’t work. Not that I’ve ever smoked but I’ve had too many friends that have. It’s a crutch to them and something to fall back on so you’ll quit when the time comes and I do hope that will be sometime in the near future. Smoking is so bad for you.

    Congrats on the book and I’m sure that all will go well with that. Hang in there, great things take time my friend. But with consistent action you’ll get there.

    Thanks for sharing and hope your week is going well.

    ~Adrienne

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