Event

Well it’s official I’m doing another event at the author expo in Bensalem, PA. I received the email last night. I’m super excited. I think this is a great way to meet people and other authors. This event will take place in the beginning of November, as it becomes closer I’ll talk more about it. That is all I know so far.

I was hoping to finish the sequel to From Within but it’s taking longer then expected so I don’t think it will be ready unfortunately. Sometimes I get writers block so I need to take a break. I’m about half done but it still needs a lot of work.

Anyway super excited for the event!! I’ll talk more soon! Have a great Thursday everyone!

M.

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Experience

This past weekend I was able to experience something that I was really excited about. There was a local author expo that took place in my area that I decided to be a part of. I thought it was a wonderful experience. I was able to connect with other authors and see how they ran the show since this was my first time. I was really ecstatic when it started and I had my first sale right away. The teenage girls seemed to track me down and read the back of my books and fell in love. You see there were these pamphlets that were given out to everyone about the authors and what genre the authors typically write about. I sold a few copies that day and felt even more special when I signed them. They were so excited and they asked for advice because some wanted to be future writers. I will be attending another expo in November that is even closer to where I live so I’m hoping more people will show up. This definitely made me want to write even more! I loved that it brought joy to people young and old.

Another thing I wanted to talk about is that I decided to do a giveaway on Goodreads for my novel Braver Than Yesterday. So starting on Thursday the giveaway will start and it will last about a month until October 14th.

I also decided for a limited time I wanted to do a promotion for Braver Than Yesterday the kindle version on Amazon. So if you click on the link you can download it for free for today only! I would love for those that download and read it to also review it. Reviews are always a plus 🙂

Also, one last thing the sequel to From Within is coming along and hoping to have it ready within the next month or so! Very excited for this one!

So a few pieces of news for you lovely people out there that love to read thrillers/suspense novels there you go! I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for the love and support.

M.

 

Happenings

I’m pretty excited because I registered for classes again. I’m still doing the writing which believe me I will never let go but I need to finish school. I have 5 classes remaining and then I will finally get my Bachelor’s in Psychology. There’s really not much I could do with that but at least I will have it.

I’ve been fighting with myself for a couple of years whether or not I should finish, I would’ve finished awhile ago but since I have to pay out of pocket it’s a little bit harder to.

In about a week and a half I will be going to the author expo that’s taken place locally. I feel like finally I may actually catch a break. I want to get out there as much as possible and it really is hard. I’m on Goodreads so please check me out there! Also if you’re on Facebook check out my page Here and like my page 🙂

M.

Nostril Breathing

A few years ago before I got married I was a stressful mess. I was so worried about money and about paying for the wedding my husband and I were going to have. 6 months before I got married something happened to me that freaked me out. I started having heart racing. I went to the ER and they said it was just stress. They gave me something to calm down and sent me home. A couple days later it returned again. I would be up half the night freaking out which made the heart racing even worse. One morning I called my mom and told her I needed to go back to the ER. We went and this time they kept me over night. They did all these tests on me and determined the issue was stress/anxiety again. They said I need to stop drinking caffeine and relax. They gave me Xanax and sent me home the next day.

My point of this story is that here it is a few years later and I haven’t had any issues with the heart racing since. I started doing yoga three years ago and because of that I think it played a major part in helping me with my stress. In yoga we started this thing called alternate nostril breathing. It’s when you hold your thumb to one nostril and you inhale in the other nostril and then you exhale. Then you repeat on the other side, close the other nostril and inhale and exhale. When I did this it really helped me. If I start getting an episode which I rarely do, I do this and it really helps. I actually swear by it.

Anxiety and panic attacks are no joke! I would do anything or try anything to help me out!

M.

The Perfect Ad

Writing the perfect ad for your book is hard. I’ve been trying to come up with something for both of my novels for an ad and to be honest I’m having a hard time because you want your book to sell. What sells your book? A very well thought out ad. Something that catches the eye and draws you in. I must’ve changed the ad a gazillion times to try and get it right in my ear. I would run it over and over with my husband and he’s like yea try this or yea that sounds good. It’s really hard but it needs to be done. It’s my lively hood so I want to do right by it.

My first novel has a lot of sex, rape, love, & lesbianism in it. I know some of that is controversial but hey it’s what’s on my mind. People like to read that shit!

My second novel is about a girl that dies and comes back to life seeing spirits. Nothing like the first one but I like different! Wait until the sequel comes out.

Hopefully the ads work for both on Goodreads. Look me up if you haven’t already.

M. Rose Bushéy

New images

Hey there everyone!

I know it’s been awhile and hope you’re all doing well. I’ve been on vacation for the past week which I can say is pretty great. Haven’t relaxed this much in a long time.

I wanted to let you know my novels Braver Than Yesterday and From Within have new and improved covers. I figured they needed some revamping. The old covers weren’t doing the books any justice. I’m really excited to announce this so please check them out. I would be eternally grateful! Hope everyone is having a safe and fun summer. I’ll be talking to you soon. The third novel is turning out wonderful! Super stoked about it!

M.

Promote

I need help trying to promote my novels! Does anyone have any advice to go about doing this? My novels are on Amazon and Smashwords but I'm not seeing any progress in sales. I was thinking about doing the giveaway on goodreads but I think it will be expensive but I know that's a good way to get my name and my books out there. So that is an option. Next month I'm going to a local expo for authors so I'll be able to bring my books there and meet other authors.

I would really like to hear ideas on what I could do. Thanks so much everyone!

M.

Getting there

I know it's been a little while since I wrote anything but I have some things that are going on in my life. First off I am going to a local author expo where I'll bring copies of my two novels and I'll be meeting other authors. That is in September so I'm pretty excited about that!

Second the sequel to my book From Within is scheduled for the fall. It's going very well and I'm very excited for this one. It went a completely direction which I find to be really interesting. Sometimes you just let your mind wander and I think it turned out really well.

That's basically all this happening in the writing world. I am currently working on a new novel that is sort of different then my first two. But more in line with my first one. I think I'm more into the mystery/thriller genre.

If you're a Goodreads follower you should definitely check me out. It's under Melissa Rose Bushèy. Thanks for reading and for the support!

M.

Weekend

I wait all week for the weekend to come, because come on it’s the weekend. A time for me to sleep in and relax. I’m excited too because I get to have a few drinks and don’t have to wake up early the next morning. So Friday I drank wine and caught up on shows, which is another plus for the weekend. I found a new Netflix show that I absolutely am addicted to. It’s called The Returned, I believe it’s an A & E show. I pretty much binged the whole weekend. 

Saturday I went to breakfast, worked out, went to church because I feel bad for my mom taking my grandparents all by herself, and had game night. I love games, all kinds of games. Whether it’s board games, card games, or video games. It holds a special place in my heart. I played scattergories and I must admit I hate this damn game. Especially when I’m two drinks in because I cannot think. It’s becomes embarrassingly funny. I lost the game of course. Then it was on to Yahtzee, a much easier game for when you drink. I won that game! Go me!

Sunday started off pretty good. I went to yoga and afterwards went to the local farmer. Got some goodies and headed home. My mom and I decided to go kayaking, which I really do love but yesterday I had a terrible experience. We went to a lake and there were millions of bugs and I hate bugs. I’m sorry but I hate most bugs. Had millions of bugs all over me and all over my kayak. Im like oh my god can I even do this? I did and it ended up being an okay time. I go home shower and relax for the night because I am exhausted and because hello Game of Thrones is on. As I’m sitting there in my couch I start rummaging through my hair and I feel something. I’m like wtf is that?! My husband try’s to convince me I’m nuts and I’m like no I feel something. Finally I got it, pulled it out and it was a freaking tick. Needless to say I freaked out. Freaked out bad! I’m like rubbing the hell out of my scalp, making sure there are no more. Note to self: wash hair after coming home from park. I barely slept, I’m thinking it bit me but I don’t know if it really did. My husband checks my scalp and he sees nothing. He went to work, I tried to go to bed but nope wasn’t happening. I got up and washed my hair and combed the shit out of it haha. Went back to bed and woke up fine. My scalp is a little sore, maybe from rubbing it and pulling out hair, I’m not sure. Hopefully the evil tick didn’t bite me, but don’t think it did since I found it in my hair not on scalp. But hey you never know. Needless to say that ruined my weekend. I got up this morning and washed it again just because. 

On a happy note Game of Thrones was awesome!! Hope everyone had a better weekend then me! Let’s get through this Monday!

M.