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The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.













Monday, February 4, 2013

Being a Writing Ninja and Goals

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Last week, I joined this writer’s group. They have pretty much fashioned themselves a lot like the WriMoNaNo, but its month to month and you set your own goals. To join and find out more, go to the left of my sidebar and click on the tag below the picture.

Since I work what they call a flexible schedule, every week is different. So I have to schedule my writing times and stick to it. If not, nothing gets done. And I want to be like Lisa Olsen, fellow Indie author. Within the last two years she has written ten books and has published each one. She’s also been successful enough that she now stays home and writes all day. One of her books is Pretty Witches all in a Row. I’ve read two or three others of her work and they are GREAT! Lovey-love-love her! You all should go check her out on Amazon.

Since Secondhand Shoes has been out, I’ve sold 44 paperbacks on my own and have given away 3. And now I’ve got peeps asking when is the next book,novella, or novellette. Well, it’ll be sometime this year. Yellow Pradas and then will come Combat Boots. I’ll be keeping the shoe theme. Lila still has a lot to learn and Gram isn’t ready to go into the light.  Oshun has stolen Julio’s soul and Lila must go into the Underworld to find him with Gram’s help, of course. But they only have eight hours to do so before he’s gone forever and Lila’s earthly body dies. Once he’s found, Lila must claim him as hers. Will she be able to find him in time? And how is she going to claim him in the Underworld?

But I’ve got characters bugging the kaka out of me for another project as well. My White Trash and Pill Heads series. The first book to the series is almost finished as well as the third book. This one stars a couple of grandmothers. Faith Wise, a total New Age Hippie Chick meets Laurel Soften, a Southern Baptist. When the two first meet at a baby shower they don’t exactly hit it off with their differences. What eventually brings them together is their grandbaby. The little guy’s parents are using roxies and zannies. Their actions put their baby in danger which eventually lead the grandmothers in a frustrating position with the State and in a dangerous one with their grown kids’ drug dealer while they deal with their extended dysfunctional family and their own haunted pasts.

Also another reminder:

SAVE THE DATE: February 19, 20, and 21st. I’ll be having a Spread the News and Cheer on the Run Away Bride Giveaway. I’ll be drawing 2 winners for a 15 dollar Amazon card and 2 winners for autographed copies of Secondhand Shoes.

Hugs and chocolate,

Shelly

PS I’m working a long one today. 12-9 PM. I’ll do my best to get to the blog reading.

25 comments:

  1. I'm a ninja too. I was hoping to dive into my story today, but I have a sick kid. Maybe tomorrow....

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    1. I feel for you, Tonja. I remember those days.

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  2. Good for you, Shelly! If you can map it out and stick to it, that's a big help.

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  3. Had me laughing and shared it all over the place. But like you I'm an uncontrollable writing type too.

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  4. I see I forgot to mention, FREE EBOOKS to all.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  5. Popped in to read your super bowl post. Guess I was confused about what or how people were to do the Sunday Super Bowl Post.

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    1. Don't know what happened but I'm not a part of the Superbowl posts.

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  6. Nice lot of sales! Congrats! I'm still reviewing and there is a meeting this afternoon. I'm too busy to retire.

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  7. You sound happily busy-- Congratulations and good work. ;-)

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  8. Awesome Shelly! Writer ninjas rock. Ali is super fantastic. :) I'm just starting to outline a new story too. Excited and overwhelmed all at once!

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  9. Thanks for the love! I hope you find a word count goal that works for you. The trick is to make it reasonable and stick to it. Better to set a lower goal and make it consistently rather than a higher one and have to beat yourself up if you can't always make it.

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  10. For me it's finding enough time in the day that seems to be the challenge...

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  11. 44 books! That's great, Shelly!
    You have a next chapter to send me for your White Trash WIP send it to me I think I've read 2 so far.

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  12. You sound very busy and successful too! Congratulations Shelly, I'm so glad we met online.

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    1. I'm glad I met you, too, Evie. Hoping all is well with you.

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  13. It's so fun - and so much pressure - when other stories begin knocking on your door! At least you know you're not going to be a one-hit-wonder!

    Congrats on all you've accomplished so far--I know you'll reach your goals!

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    1. Thank you. And yes I have too much fun writing and hanging out with my characters.

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