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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Another Drop In the Bucket

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I’m not sure where this lovely photo came from, but it reminded me strongly of my upcoming novel. I thank the artist for their lovely abilities, and I hope they don’t mind me posting this straight from google.

It’s almost hard to believe, even still, that my novel is getting published. Amethyst Epiphany was a novel I birthed in six months when I was working as a telemarketer. It’s crazy to think that soon it’s going to be an actual book in people’s hands. Many of my coworkers have vowed not only to buy one but several copies of my novel. They help me get more and more excited as this process goes on.

My editors keep teaching me new things about writing and the editing process as I go along, and the fun truly seems to be starting. I’m so, so very excited to be among the author’s in their fine crew.

Can’t wait to see my novel in print. Maybe then I will realize that this dream is becoming slowly a reality.

& I can’t wait to work and continue working on the sequels.