This is Actually Happening

This is Actually Happening

Yesterday, I was looking at the cover design my sister created for Last Look Back. (She’s awesome by the way, check out her blog thejunoesque.com for more of her designs.) I’m looking at the cover and I’m like this is actually happening. In less than two months, I am releasing my first book. THIS IS HAPPENING!!! I always like to update you all with my feelings especially with my writing journey and the book coming out very soon. With these posts, I try to find a picture that fully encompasses my current feelings, but I just couldn’t find one that said everything that I was going through. So, today we’re going to shake things up a little and I’m going to tell you all how I’m currently feeling through the use of gifs. If you happen to not know what gifs are, they’re moving pictures and they will show you the exact range of emotions that come with a Book Launch.

And now…

I look at the calendar and see that November 14th will be here very quickly.

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I hide waiting for the reactions.

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If they like it…

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If they hate it…

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Or…

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Or…

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But, it’s okay. Just Breathe. I did it.

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This one’s over…

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Crazy as it sounds, but I’ll probably do it again.

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Because writing novels is the best because I get to share my work with you.

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The End.

 

That’s my story. I hope you like it. Now, it’s announcements time:

September 22, 2014: “Choose the Cover” – I’m torn about which is the best Cover Design for the Last Look Back Cover, so I’m going to have you all vote which is the better cover. I won’t tell you which one I like the best until after voting. Voting ends October 9, 2014.

October 10, 2014: “Cover Reveal” – On my instagram @luv2rite1922, I will be revealing which design I’m picking. Be following me, to be one of the first to find out which cover it will be.

And finally…

From October 1, 2014 until the Book Launch, I will be doing a Promo Storm. What’s a Promo Storm, you may ask? It’s my version of creating buzz for my new book. For 40+ days, I will be posting about all things Last Look Back. I’ll be giving you all a behind the scenes look into a lot of the writing choices I’ve made and interesting things that have happened on  my writing journey. By November 14, you will know a lot more about Last Look Back than you probably would ever want to know. You’re welcome.

So, those are my announcements and gif story. I hope you all are getting excited. I can’t believe this is actually happening. 🙂

From the #1 Rule-breaker,

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Writing update of the New Year

Writing update of the New Year

On November 4, 2013, I made the decision to start my novel. It was in conjunction with Nanowrimo. Though I did not reach the 50,000 word limit in November as the guidelines dictate, I am happy to say that as of today I have reached that goal and my novel is 50,137 words. Woah! I never knew just how many words that actually was until I tried to write them. As I said in my Nanowrimo post, I underestimated just how much 50,000 words was and it makes me proud that I have stuck to the goal despite its difficulty. I plan to keep pushing through until I finish the story and then I will be trudging through the rewrites and all the glamorous things involved in book writing that they tell you about in movies.

This journey has been so much fun. I could spend hours staring at a screen creating a world that has not been discovered before. I  have had to tear myself away from the screen many times to go eat. I love getting trapped in my own mind and just wandering around wherever my words take me. I often think I’m crazy to like being by myself so much just writing. I’m pretty sure that’s the introvert in me or possibly the writer in me as well.  There are many quotes that say to be a writer is to be insane. That struggle against silence is not for the weak or lighthearted. During this time, I’ve learned that writing is an uphill slope. It’s a daily battle and a struggle against silence. It’s a question of perseverance. The real writer, the true writer writes every day breaking new ground and achieving a goal. I don’t know if that makes me a real or a true writer. I just appreciate having something that I want to protect and that I’m willing to work for. I look forward to learning even more lessons as I finish my first ever novel.

What is that one thing that you all love? That one thing that you’d work for and you love more than anything? I’d love to read about it in the comments below. 

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