Originality

It’s always something that I crave. I despise the same old tired troupes, but who doesn’t? We all tire of the cliches that have been beaten to death like a dead horse.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde. So bearing the word’s of Mr. Wilde in mind I’m trying to apply this to my novel. Not in the tale itself, though, as it tends to write itself and I tend to get really original ideas (not to toot my own horn or anything). But rather in the way I promote and market my book.

I want it to stand out from the rest. I want people to look at it and read it and come back to it time and time again because it’s unforgettable. I want to leave a ripple that will cause a pond to change.

So Amethyst Epiphany is going to be a reality soon, and that both thrills and terrifies me. I’m working on it’s sequel, it’s true, but it just seems sad that one third of the journey is going to be over already. I love these characters and these places, and now it’s time for me to wing them into the minds of others so they can love them and adore them as much as I do. I’m really hoping that my promotion strategies and marketing are unique enough to grab attention. Because I know my story’s good. My editor told me that. Several times. They may be biased, but I happen to like their opinion.

This is both terrifying and exciting all at once.

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Daily Prompt: Mirror, Mirror

Some days, yes, what you see is what you get. But today, no, I don’t agree with the reflection in the mirror. I am stronger, I am more capable than the red eyed girl looking out at me in desperation. I’m an over comer. I can get through everything and anything. The true is same of books and movies, sometimes what you see is what you get. Yet others are more complex than what is revealed on the surface.

Unforgettable

I’m really excited about my novel.

So much so that there’s a short story out today that’s based around the Amethyst Epiphany universe. You can find that here: http://www.wordhaus.com/2014/01/15/unforgettable/.

This story revolves around my main character’s parents. So you get to see a bit of their personalities and you get to learn a little bit about her Uncle Oliver, as well. Not to mention her grandmother who has always been one of the those characters that truly makes you wonder if some people aren’t evil but just completely and irrevocably heartless. However, I digress. Go read the story!

I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I did writing it.

Quite excited about this book coming out.

If a parent forced you away from the one one you loved and insisted you come home, would you listen or would you follow your heart, even if it meant breaking every rule you’ve always followed?