I am excited to have my own blog! Well excited and nervous. I am hardly an expert on writing, publishing, or marketing books. Who I am is a busy mom of four children, a wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, neighbor, substitute teacher, and lifelong learner. What do I hope to do with this blog? Share writing stories and tips with aspiring writers and just take the time to laugh at all of the crazy moments life can throw at you. I will be as honest about the good and not so good parts of being a published author today and continue to find my own balance between work and family.
I recently finished a virtual book tour to promote my new mystery, The Truth Lies in the Dark. I was interviewed, my book reviewed, and was a guest on eighteen book related blogs. It was a lot of work, but also fun getting to know the hosts and learning about new blogs. Many of them I still stop by to see what is new. Check my blog list for the ones I visited and some I have found interesting since then. Also, be sure to check out some of my favorite websites for writers and some just for fun. If you know of a great one that I have not found, please put it in your comment so I can check it out.
My favorite part of the whole virtual tour was the great comments I received from readers and emails from aspiring writers. Many were curious how a busy mom of four, with no previous knowledge of publishing, managed to write a book and get it published. I am more than happy to share my experiences with everyone. If I can help others realize their own publishing dreams, or whatever their personal goals may be, I am happy to.
So I hope that if you have any questions or comments about writing, publishing, marketing, or promoting you will feel comfortable to discuss them here. I am not an expert, but can tell you what has worked for me and what has not. And remember, getting published is only part of the journey not where it stops. Being a writer takes hard work, dedication, and the ability to believe in yourself even after repeated rejections.
Ok, with that said I hope you will stop by again and see how my publishing journey is going and share your own stories.