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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Info on Celtic Rose (the Second Edition)

I just received an email today from the publisher saying that my book had gone to the editor. Later I received an email from the editor. She said that she received my book and is going to get started on it. She said she will talk to me soon. I'm going to take it that it will be a while anyway, because another friend of mine said it takes some time to go through a full length book for editing. The editor may talk to me as she goes so that we can work on it piece by piece. :) I'm extremely excited about all of it.
Also another bit of good news. I was looking on Goodreads and found that my book is set to be released on August 1st. Yippee!!! Another reason to be excited now. That is probably a rough estimate that they are pushing for so that it will be done by that day. I'm going to do all I can to finish what I need to ASAP so that maybe the date can be a bit quicker than that. We shall see.
Progress is going well for the second book in the series. It is coming along rather nicely. I'm hoping that by the time the first one is released I will be able to submit the second one to be edited and ready to be published shortly there after.

On another note that is completely off subject but relevant to the day. Tornadoes have been ransacking Oklahoma and other surrounding states. My prayers are going out to all of the families who have been devastated by the storm. Also My prayers are going out for little 3 year old Ryan who is missing since the tornadoes as well. I would be frantic if my own child was missing like that. My prayers for the families of all the missing and deceased. Lord be with them in this horrible time. Please give them the strength to make it through this horrible ordeal. My love and prayers go out to all of you. God Bless.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Busy Time

I haven't been on in awhile. I apologize for my absence. It's been a very busy time for me. My first book has been sent in line to be edited at my new publisher, World Castle Publishing.  It has been a great experience with them. My book is already posted on their website with it's new cover and new blurb for the back. I just found out today that my book has also been listed on goodreads which is awesome. :) It has already been marked as to be read by a few people which is also exciting.
I have been working on the second book and it is taking some very interesting turns that were not planned in the original thoughts of the book. My fingers just flowed across the keys and it came out the way it did. I still say it's divine intervention coming to help me write. Speaking of divine intervention, there's a lovely rumor going around that the end of the world is suppose to be coming at six o'clock this evening. Codswallow if you ask me. The bible clearly states that the end will come when we least expect it, we will not know the day and we will certainly not know the time. False prophets are also mentioned in the bible and it says to watch out for them. This man who 'prophecied' this has done it before. He said the world would end in 1994. It didn't so that should prove he's not a prophet. I'm on a soap box here and apologize if I offend anyone, but I am a Christian. Jesus will come back, but not today. He will come back when people can not buy or sell anything. It will grow dark the trumpets will sound and he will descend from the clouds just as he ascended into the clouds after his resurrection. I believe this whole heartedly and I plan to live every day like he is coming back. Anything I am blessed with between now and then, such as having my book published and read by others, is just a perk and a blessing by him until he comes. It's my way of living life to the fullest the best way that I can until it's all over. I hope that all ov you are doing the same. I leave you with a question and some advice. Always remember though that you are free to do with it as you will. You can disregard it or heed it. It's your choice. :) I will never force my opinions on anyone. So here it is. Are you chasing your dreams and living your life to the fullest? If not, now is the best time. Strive to be the best you can be in whatever you do.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Great News!

I just received the money to get my rights back for my first book and I have another publisher ready to make a contract up for me as soon as I have the letter in my hand! Life is good, God is great! I had a new cover for my book all ready for the new publisher, but since it was a person from the new cover that made it I'm going to get another one now that she has read and knows all about my book. She's going to add the first characters from the book onto it. I'm so excited I started bouncing up and down and shaking. :) Nothing causes the shakes more than excitement, not even nerves and fear, at least not in my case. Maybe I haven't been nervous or fearful enough to shake me as much as the excitement. lol My brain is working a thousand times faster than normal thinking about all the possibilities now. I've seen what this publisher has done with another of my author friend's work and I'm excited to see what will be done for mine. I can't contain my enjoyment right now. I just want to shout it to the mountains! :) I'm fairly sure the people at the top would be able to hear me from ground level. lol I hope every wonderful author after me has the same great experience I am right now. Even my first initial induction into being published didn't shake me as much as now, because there were too many unanswered questions that had me wondering just how wonderful or not everything would be. Now there are no questions because I have seen their work first hand and have been thoroughly impressed by all of it. So here's to a new and excited experience... Cheers! I don't drink so we'll have to use grape juice and pretend. lol

God Bless,