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!
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!
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!
Check out my novel From Within today only on Amazon Kindle!!! Thanks everyone!!
I’m back from vacation, and yes I stated that in my last blog but I wanted to say it again because truly I am. I wrote a little bit and I’m trying to get back into the groove of things. My house is a mess so I’m in the process of cleaning but wanted to take a short break so I could write my blog. I’m feeling annoyed because my English bulldog is crying in my face for attention. I spoil the hell out of him, but who could blame me? He’s my kid 🙂
So anyways I’m feeling pretty good about my ideas for my next novels. I’m continuing the writing of my sequel to my second novel From Within. I have some pretty good ideas for a few other novels in mind, so that’s pretty exciting. My mind feels powerful when I write. It’s amazing the possibilities that can come out of it.
I really needed a break from everything and let my mind unwind for a bit. Sometimes you need that. I know I did. With working full time and trying to write and taking care of things around the house it can get pretty hectic sometimes. I’m hoping one day to carry out my goal and life long dream of being a full time writer/novelist. It’s about the only thing that makes me happy these days. The escape from reality that can I put down on paper. To escape to a faraway land that you’ve never been before. I love it!
I just wanted to thank everyone that has supported me along this journey. Also the people who read my books. I appreciate it very much! Hope ya’ll have a lovely Sunday!
I just got home from vacation with the hubby and I have real interesting ideas for my next novel or novels. I’m really excited about it!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July as I did. I didn’t do much, I watched fireworks from the vicinity of my home.
I just wanted to check in with everyone and let everyone know I am on Goodreads and I changed the kindle cover to my first novel Braver Than Yesterday. The paperback will remain the same. I hope everyone will check it out.
Have a good weekend everyone!! Thanks for the support!
Writing for a living is a struggle, well for me it is. I’m trying to do it for a living and well it’s not turning out very well. Writing takes structure and words and well thought out planning. You give your life to it and what do you get in return? Nothing really, I mean yeah the desire that you wrote this piece of art and you let everyone read it. Words that pour from your soul onto a piece of paper. Some people don’t even care about it. They look at it and go eh and that’s it. I’m hoping for more then that.
Have you ever seen Girl Boss? I want that life. The life where you don’t care what people say, you’re going to do it anyway and your way. If writing makes me happy so be it, I want to be happy! I want to be my own boss, I want to write and sell my books. I want to wake up each morning knowing that somewhere in the world there is someone reading my book. That shit makes me happy and there is no one that can tell me otherwise. So thanks to everyone who purchased my novels and to those who read it. You are the best people in this world because you’re a passionate reader and you took the time out of your busy life to read the words that I wrote! I appreciate YOU!
Don’t take shit from anyone! You do what you want to do!
I know it’s been awhile since I wrote anything on my blog but I’m still here. My mood reflects my writing so this won’t be the most positive post. I haven’t had the ability to continue writing the sequel to my second book because I lack ambition. Hopefully I can get it back because it’s not fun being down and not able to focus. All I can think about is everything else that’s going on in my life.
I’m trying hard to promote my book. I was so happy that my yoga studio allowed me to put my books in their boutique. When I went there last night, one was sold. I was really happy! Things like that make me really happy and in all honestly I want to make people smile and feel good. My books are on smashwords and Amazon and they’re on Goodreads. I am happy that they’re both out there but I hope one day I’ll be successful and reach my goal of becoming a full time novelist. That’s my real passion. But for right now I’ll do what I can to get it out there!
I was so excited when I came home on Sunday and there was a box on my porch. I grabbed it and opened it and to my surprise there were my copies of my new book inside. I was like I have to take a picture of these. They look amazing! I can’t believe I wrote two novels already and working on the third. This journey makes me feel so blessed that I have this gift. It actually makes me feel like I finally have a purpose on this wonderful planet!
If you haven’t yet, please check out my new novel From Within on Amazon and Smashwords. I appreciate the love and support from everyone. I’m so happy I found my calling in life ❤️❤️
As I sit outside on this glorious day I’m reminded how beautiful the world really is. I’m really grateful for who I am and for what I am. Everyday I scroll through Facebook and I see this happening and that happening, things that aren’t good, and their happening to people just like you and me. I should be grateful for the things that I have and grateful for my health. I am one of those people that complains, complains a lot. That’s just not healthy, so why do it? Is it because I can’t help it? Is it because it gives me something to do? Is it because I like to hear my own voice? Who knows truly why except for me, and honestly I really don’t know why. I know being positive would be much more motivating then being negative, but I am a creature of habit. I truly can’t help it. I even watched those motivating videos and I’m like yes you can do this, but then I go right back to being negative. I’m not writing this to be negative, I’m writing this because right now I’m positive. I’m positive because I have a family that loves me, I have a husband that adores me, I have 4 wonderful pets that I wouldn’t trade for the world they are considered my kids. I have my health and everyone around me is in good health, and I’m so thankful and grateful for that. I had a biopsy done last week on my leg that the dermatologist has seen, but thankfully I received a phone call that said I’m in the clear.
Just remember to be grateful for something. Even if there are horrible things going on around you, just look inside yourself and see the good. Nobody can take that away from you. I’m grateful for writing. It may not be much and I know I’m not accomplished but it’s what I enjoy. Would I love to be successful at it? Of course I would but I’m grateful for even trying. It never hurts to try, because if you don’t try you’ll never know.
Did you know birds are my favorite animal? They are and they are because they don’t have a care in the world. They fly around from place to place, grab food, and continue on. They can fly high up in the sky, take in the world and continue on. I think they’re amazing. Today and this past week there has been a white bird around my yard. I think he was someone’s bird. It’s a Parakeet after all, I mean how many wild birds are Parakeets? I want to capture him and keep him but he won’t allow to come near him, plus I think my husband wouldn’t let me keep it. But he looks lonely and he’s all by himself sitting up in a tree. I feel bad for the poor bird. Hopefully he’ll come to his senses and fly to me.
Okay enough for today, I know it’s Friday. I hope everyone has a good weekend!! I’ll talk to you soon.