Before I get on the main topic, first things first: Do you like the new website design? I spent the last few days working on it. There is still some work to be done. I want to make the landing page a slide show, but that takes editing the code, which I am scared to do. I am trying to convince my husband to help me with that (he works in IT, but not with websites so he is hesitant).
As you may have noticed I haven’t posted about myself in a while. Sure I have done author interviews of my friends and promoted other authors’ works, but nothing about me. There is a reason for that. I haven’t had much to talk about.
Since I can’t afford to publish anything until next year, I haven’t had anything to promote. I sold my condo about 3 months and am now paying off the bills from having to pay rent and mortgage on one salary (my husbands – I’m a stay-at-home mom/romance author – my salary is usually in the negative). Planning out the bill payments I have decided I can afford to publish again in spring of next year. Fingers crossed!
But, I can still write. And write I have been doing (along with redesigning my website). In fact I just entered a contest called #OnceUponNow on Wattpad for Target & Gallery Books. It is a short story based on a fairy tale. Mine is based on Beauty and the Beast.
The voting period is June 14th, 2016 – June 21st, 2016. In order to make the Top 25 I need you to vote on Chapter 1 of my story Act Like Love. I had so much fun writing it, even if I did find out about the contest just 6 days before the due date. Since it was a short story (only 9,000 words) I believed if I worked hard enough I could do it and I did.
It’s a sweet romance, not my usual steamy but I like it. Feel free to check it out. The entire story is free. In fact all my stories on there are free, and all the stories by all the authors on Wattpad are free to read.
Thank you so much. I will try to post a little more about myself from now on.