A big thanks to Madeline Rose who gave me permission to use her unicorn
So, after weeks of tortured, angsty, hair-pulling frustration, the hosting transfer for the site is finally completed!
Unfortunately, because there are limits on bandwidth and file uploads, I was unable to transfer my rather extensive archive. No matter though, they are all still hosted on other sites.
As it is, there are still some small things around the site that I need to get up-to-date, otherwise, everything is done and I can focus on more important things! Like actually getting some writing done! (Yay!)
I’m going to get some serious writing done now (finally.)
Wish me luck!
So that first try at switching servers was an Epic Fail.
If you passed through the site at all yesterday after my post and at any time at all earlier today, you might have noticed that the site had spontaneously self-combusted. The host that I was attempting to move the site to had restrictions on plug-in package size that I wasn’t aware of prior to attempting to transfer.
I’ve since altered the DNS for the site and I’m in the process of trying to resolve this issue before moving the site again.
Thanks for your patience with this – I know technical talk is so boring compared to book-reading, but it can’t be helped >.<
Wish me luck!
So, I’m in the process of changing hosting servers to one more affordable (aka FREE!!!!!!)
This might, or might not, cause some difficulties with seeing the site, but it should be completed without too many problems (hopefully.)
If there are some difficulties, no worries, the site should be completed and up on its new server before the day is over (PST time anyway!)
Thanks for your patience!
I’ve been thinking for the past couple weeks on the pros and cons of merging my personal Facebook account with my author account. The reason I did not do this at first was mainly because of privacy issues and not really being certain that I wanted the public to know who I was as an individual outside of my writing. I didn’t want images of my private life to create biases or assumptions about who I was as a writer.
However, I’ve been in this for awhile now – I’ve been writing and selling my stories, poems and books since 2011 – and I think I’m over that.
I feel that my work has been out there and available enough to where I’ve received enough reviews of my work that were based on only that: my abilities as a writer and not who I am as an individual.
I’ve also noticed that during the year and a half I took as a hiatus from writing, my sales fluctuated solely on when I was able to put myself out there as an author. Making myself available as an author was difficult to do this with two separate accounts, mainly because that kind of commitment takes some serious time and energy that I could not devote to two accounts equally.
I’ve given it some thought, and even gathered some advice from other authors here: Facebook merger
As a result, I’ve decided that the best way to continue to be available as an author, and still devote time to other personal activities on Facebook without taking much-needed time away from writing is to merge my accounts. I’ll be actively in the process of doing this until the information I need is completely merged in the manner I feel necessary. When that is completed, I will have only 1 account.
Those of you that know me personally might be surprised to discover that I write and sell books. Those of you that know me only as an author might be surprised to discover anything at all about me personally.
I hope that this is a positive action that I’m taking as I will not be able to reverse it once it’s completed. If not, then I guess it will be a lesson learned.
Que sera, sera.
Wish me luck!
I’ve noticed for awhile that while Amazon suggests selling books at $2.99 – most people don’t really want to pay $3 for a short story.
And I don’t blame them! I wouldn’t either!
So, for about a month until 2/28/15, I’m going to be offering Angel of Death for only $.99. After that, the price while rise again, but it will be at a lower cost of $1.99.
If you already read Lord of Death and enjoyed it, you’ll be glad to see the continuation of Thomas’ story. If you haven’t read it, I’ll also be offering at $.99 for the same period of time starting 1/31/15 until 2/28/15, after which it will go back up to $1.99.
So, if you haven’t read it yet, feel free to click and check it out! Enjoy!
So, I just discovered that for a limited time, both audio versions of The Dragon’s Call and Lord of Death are on sale for $1.99.
I’m really excited about this because I feel that Amazon sets pricing on the audio versions waaaay too high.
(I don’t have any control over the price range that audible.com sets, which is unfortunate.)
However, it seems as though Amazon has finally redeemed itself!
Head over and check it out, because I don’t know how long this sale will last ^.^
So, I believe I posted a million years ago about the progress of Dragon Kin and The Dragon Throne.
Unfortunately, as the site is still in a largely discombobulated state of being, I have yet to find said post.
However, I would like to say that initially I had completed Dragon Kin and was about a third of the way through The Dragon Throne. The reason why I hadn’t published Dragon Kin was because it was less than 60k words, which was much too short for a second installment in a trilogy. I was going to wait until I had completed The Dragon Throne, and then publish both the Dragon Kin and The Dragon Throne together under a different title as a completion to Cecily’s story.
The long time period between then and now has actually revised my plan. Many of my life and work experiences during that time have given me a different perspective on Cecily’s situation. I will be rewriting Dragon Kin and The Dragon Throne and adding much more substance which, hopefully, will lead to at least another 5-10k words in Dragon Kin. If I can at least reach 60k words, which shouldn’t be hard considering I’m now at 58k for Dragon Kin, I’ll finally be able to publish the second installment.
I’m not certain how long that will take, though. I’m writing EXTREMELY slowly. I’m in the middle of job searching, and I have two children who demand my absolute attention.
So, please have patience with me (I know you’ve had tons already,) and wish me luck!
Dragon Kin Progress
This is definitely a new year – 2015. It’s been a long time in coming, but I’m back up for the count.
The end of 2013 was a very difficult year for me – My father died and then I miscarried one of my twins and nearly lost the surviving baby on three separate occasions.
2014 was somewhat better, but still extremely hectic. After having my baby, sleep was nonexistent for a long time. I went back to work part-time, and tried to juggle being a mother to two children with a hectic home and work schedule.
I don’t know how 2015 will be. I’m hoping that it will continue on the upward trend. I’m in the middle of moving back to California from Minnesota, and when I arrive in California, I’ll be doing extensive job searching along with counting my hours for my MFT license.
In between all of this I’ll be raising a nine year old and an infant.
I’m hoping beyond hope that I’ll be able to get back into the grind of writing. I wasn’t able to at all during the last year and a half, and I’ve missed it.
In the meantime, I’ve rebuilt the site, and I’ll be posting updates.
We’ll see how it goes from there.
Wish me luck.