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Stuck on a Train with Loud People

It's times like these I think about breaking down and finally paying the $14.95 a month for Audible. I'm stuck on a train (which is also stuck due to some issue or another) next to a group of the loudest women ever. And of course I don't have a book with me, because I didn't want to carry it around all day. In case you were wondering, there is zero point to this blog except to keep me sane as I sit here, wishing that murder was legal.That is all!
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A Toxic Romance With Sleep

I haven't blogged in a minute, but I can assure you it's not because I'm lazy. The real reason is that this is the BUSIEST time of year at my day job, PLUS a new season of 'Voltron' just came out, PLUS I just finished reading A Court of Wings and Ruin, PLUS I'm trying to promote Lucid Dreaming on my other platforms (aka Instagram, Twitter, etc.), PLUS I'm trying to write the damn sequel!

The fact of the matter is, there simply isn't enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do, especially for someone like me who TREASURES sleep. Perhaps it's a symptom of my depression. Perhaps it's just that I truly love to sleep. Who knows? All I know is that when my bed calls me, I usually obey. I envy all those people who can function on four-hours of shuteye. What is this superpower you have and how do I get my hands on it?

I will be the first to admit that I probably sleep too much. This happens when you work from home and your main office is three…

FREE Book Weekend & a Quick Catch Up

I knew I had a busy weekend ahead of me with my mom visiting and Sunday plans with a friend. Pushing Lucid Dreaming on Twitter and Instagram was going to have to take a backseat for a few days, so I decided to do some hands-free promotion by giving away my book for free all weekend!

In my head I'm thinking... the book is only $.99 anyway... It seems like giving it away isn't that much of a perk. But then I remembered how attracted people are to the word FREE (myself included) and I thought it was worth a shot. After all, I'm not in this to get rich on this (though that is an eventual outcome I wouldn't hate). Right now all I really want to do is get my name out there. I want people to read my stuff, hopefully enjoy it, and even more hopefully review and share it so others can find it too.

Overall, I'm really happy with the numbers for the weekend! I noticed a couple of people even bought the book on Amazon even though it was free on Smashwords! That small gesture m…

Sunshine Blogger Award & Nominations!

So I'm late to the game, but last week I was nominated by the @PrincessofPages for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I am new to the blogging world so I didn't know much about it until I read her post, but as explained by @PrincessofPages, "This is about recognizing other bloggers whom you find inspirational and supportive. The idea of the award is to get to learn more about individual bloggers and help showcase blogs which you think really deserve some credit and love!"

Since getting to know fellow bloggers is a big part of this, there are some rules to the award and nominations:

*Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog so others can find them! (Thanks @PrincessofPages - princessofpages.com)
*Answer the 11 questions which the blogger who nominated you asked (See below)
*Nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 different questions (See below)
*List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your site (See above!)

Questions:
(Note - I did NOT foll…

The Reading & Writing Conundrum SOLVED & Other Ramblings

A little while ago I wrote a devastated blog entry where I was having difficulties reading a book and writing a book at the same time. Well, I'm happy to report... it was a fluke!

I was already going through some emotional turmoil in my life and I guess the drama in the book was exacerbating it-- sucking me dry of creativity. As the stress in my life dissipated, so did my handicap. (Woo hoo!) It makes perfect sense! I don't remember ever having that problem before, but then again, I've never tried to write as more than just a hobby before.

As alluded to in the previous paragraph, things are looking up for me in general, and today another bright spot shined through! I got my SECOND 5 star review this afternoon! So, that's two for two!

I feel so many emotions... joy, relief, pride, inspired, determined... and I also feel scared! It would be unreasonable for me to expect ALL reviews to be 5 stars, so I'm waiting with bated breath for that one really bad one; that one …

The Cover Quandry

Lucid Dreaming is officially available for sale wherever ebooks are sold! It came a little late for the release, but I finally have the cover artwork I commissioned.

I love the piece so much. I think it's fantastic fanart. I love the color scheme, I love the way Alison looks, I love Quinn's dubious look. I think it's LOVELY! But I'm not sure how I feel about it as the book's cover. I'm thinking I might want to keep the subtle, "artsy" version instead.

I'm so torn, and I need YOUR help! I am going to be posting a poll on my social channels and I would appreciate any and all feedback! (Please be polite about both art pieces as they both came from a place of love and creativity.)






RELEASE WEEK - Thoughts From the Road

My day job has brought me down south to North Carolina, and as I sit in my hotel room after an exhausting day of travel, work and a disgusting attempt to eat my stress away, I am left with some scattered thoughts.

1) I find myself telling more and more people I know personally about my book. What I once vowed to keep hush-hush from the people I know and see on a regular basis, I am now openly discussing. Could it be I am slowly gaining self-confidence? Or am I just needy for praise? (Slytherin).

2) I'm meeting new friends! I've been heavily involved in some fangirl group chats on Twitter lately, and it is SO FUN to meet like minded people. And thank god for the invention of the GIF. I may be a writer, but sometimes nothing speaks as clearly as a moving photo on loop of someone doing something stupid.


3) I am discovering a whole universe of books I never knew existed. I have never owned a Kindle, so to me, books were what you saw in the book store on the shelves. Now that I am …