*Disclaimer*Sadly illness kept me from posting this sooner.
Well, I shall say my first public author outing was a success. The event had a pretty good turn out. I met some amazing new authors, and well…learned a lot. Severe weather almost put a damper on the evening, but the sun came out just in time.
As expected though I felt totally insecure. Cursed me for not having a good selling pitch line for my book. Everyone else was so smooth. All I had was, “Its a paranormal romance novella.” “It’s an Angelic love story.” UGH! how lame! I choked up! If I really think about it, my book is a lot deeper than that too. I wrote it why can’t I sell it! So, was it a failure? A success? Neither. It was a blast! While things did not go as I expected I still enjoyed myself. I learned more in the selling and marketing of my book as well as myself as an author. I truly hope there will be more public appearances to come. On a happy note, my book is now in the Garland County library for all to read!
Yes, it is official promoting is way worse than editing that novel. Give me editing any day!
Today is my VERY FIRST public appearance as a writer. In honor of this, I and my self-proclaimed husband-manager hit the ground running last week promoting me and the event I will be at. Mush, Mush. “If you want this you have to do the work!” my husband says.
To most this probably sound fun, but remember I am a WRITER! well, I am one of those eccentric writers okay. I have horrible social anxiety and fibromyalgia along with chronic fatigue so it has really been exhausting! I didn’t even make it out Friday I was so sick! This started to make me feel like it’s not worth it anymore. On top of that my books had not arrived yet either and the event was 4 days away! Amazon said they would arrive by Sunday. They deliver on Sundays you ask? Yes! yes! They deliver on Sundays! I got my books!
I can promote other people with no problem. To promote me, myself, it is the hardest thing ever! The important fact to take away from this though is that I DID DO IT! I set all my anxiety aside because the love, my drive I have for this craft overthrows any nervous anxiety I have. I am here. I am driven. No longer will I hide. Perhaps after this event no longer CAN I hide as I hope there will be more appearances to come!
I am so excited I can not believe This! After all these years of helping others with their books, I have decided to pay some attention to the writer in me. Not the promoter in me. I took the leap and created a Kickstarter campaign to raise some funds to reboot my baby Angelic Confessions, which has now lead to my very first public appearance as an author.
I am an author so of course, I LOVE BOOKS. My whole library got destroyed in Hurricane Michael last year where we lost everything. We relocated to Arkansas and we love it here. Their library nice and I somehow got the nerve to ask about maybe doing an author event. “Well May 2nd we are having a local author day would you be interested in that?” The petite librarian asks. SURE! Wow! That is so awesome! And I am now so nervous! feeling so insecure! Also at the same time, I am so happy! Feeling so blessed! No longer am I going to be a shadow writer. I went into the shadows with Angelic Confessions for so long. I just hope my fans are still out there! I am coming out of the shadows taking the world on by storm!
Back in 2013, I published my labor of love Angelic Confessions. It did well but could have done a lot better if I have not given up on it. Instead, I was helping other people promote their books, but never did I do my own. I did not mind though as helping others brought me so much joy. My husband says I never listen to him as he always complained I was helping others, but here I had this great book out there that no one really knows about. As much as I would love to promote my book I was always to busy still helping others gain exposure. I then remembered my husband’s words(see I do listen.) and decided to take the plunge. I wanted to give Angelic Confession the proper redo along with finally working on book 2 Angelic Awakenings. Thus ANGELIC REBOOT -Angelic Confessions ( Book1) Kickstarter Campaign was born.
We would love your visit and support! We already got 1dollar pledge! My goal is to raise $150.00 to help give Angelic Confessions the proper editing and cool new book cover design it needs to relaunch! $20 pledge gives you a free signed copy!
Help reboot the angelic love story that transcends all time!
Today starts an awesome 3 day weekend event for the release of Meira’s Prince by K.M Jenkins. For the event, special guest authors(Me included!) will come in to strut their stuff and congratulate K.M. Jenkins of course! There will be awesome give-a-ways too!
I will be joining the party on Sunday @4pm so come check me out as I will have some exciting news about ANGELIC CONFESSIONS along with new excerpts and art! Also, a print copy of Angelic Confessions will be up for grabs in the awesome giveaways!
Come, poets, one in all, to the 4th Annual Halloween Poem Contest hosted over at Writer’s Treasure Chest. A special announcement has been released today as to who will be the guest judges, and one of them is ME!!! I feel so honored to be a part of this contest. Poetry was where I started from, and as you can see from some previous post I still dabble in. So, yes it was a great honor to be asked to be a guest judge in this year’s contest. One of the prizes will also be a choice copy of my book Angelic Confessions.
Click on the link for further details and on who the other 2 guest judges are. Learn how you can enter your spooky poem today!