Print on Demand

So I was wondering what your experience is or has been in the past with print on demand using create a space or some other POD site…

I’m self-publishing in May and I would LOVE to see my book in print…but I would love to hear your experiences and issues with any POD you have used in the past.

My journey to Self Publishing

So last night I was up until four am-yet again-obsessing over everything I need to do to self publish.

Honestly I think this is the hardest I’ve ever worked for anything in my life, but it’s well worth it. I chose to self publish because most of the agents and traditional publishing houses I looked into weren’t accepting queries due to a high volume of clients and or my book just didn’t fit their criteria.

When I first began this journey around a year ago, I wrote my entire first draft (based on some crazy dreams I was having at the time) in a week. I probably could have pounded it out faster, lol, lord knows I wanted to but I am a mother and a wife and a fairly responsable adult.

Recently I finished my third and I believe the final draft of my first book ‘Prophecy of the Seven’ the first installment in ‘The Genesis Project Series’. I am beyond overjoyed at this…but this is where the hard work truly begins.

I now have to market my book, find beta readers (had some but would love for a few more to have a look), find someone who can and will do my book cover and it actually looked targeted toward the age group I wrote it for (18+) and be able to afford it!

Has anyone else struggled with finding and affording a quality cover?

Then I thought well I would love to have a few copies of my book printed…thus I stumbled onto a blog about Create a space a subsidiary of Amazon…Well would you look at that! I can have my book out there in paper-how exciting!

But the cost of POD is a cost no matter how you spin it….but I’ve talked to my husband and we decided that maybe after a week or two of the Kindle and Barnes and Nobles Nook version being out there we would go ahead and order a few and see how they do…You never know…I may be in for a super surprise, then again maybe not…but at least I tried and saw the whole process through.

What other eReader do you use? I would LOVE to hear.

Are you self published, or attempting like me to stumble blind through everything, reading anything and everything you can find on self publishing?

If you are self published what was your experience? DId you POD?

And what do you believe the best form of marking is? Facebook, WordPress, Twitter, Goodreads?

How did you grow your audience?


These are all questions that flow through my mind all day long. How…How…How… lol.

In the end I suppose it will all be done…My early May release date is almost threatened due to this cover mishap *Sigh* but in the end I know when it does release it will be phenomenal.


Can’t wait to hear your side of the ‘story’.


Over haul & Facebook Information

So I noticed a new theme I really liked and decided…what they hey…I’ll change it up. Now I can not get the facebook widget to work (BOO) SO… For anyone who is new if you would like to like my Facebook page please use the following link until further notice.



Questions for Aspiring Authors

I’ve read a few blogs where aspiring authors have asked these questions, and I find myself super curious as well…

Was it hard for you to write your first novel?

What word count do you think is best for a well-rounded novel?

Are you published?

Self-published or traditional?

Do you have an agent?

What genre (sub-genre) is your book(s)?


I wonder these things because I feel as though I’m stumbling blind in my attempt to write my book.

So here are my answers.

Was it hard for you to write your first novel?

It wasn’t hard for me to write my first novel, but now that it’s finished I’m second guessing myself with it–probably has to do with the fact I need more imput from Beta Readers and have had a hard time finding some.

What word count do you think is best for a well-rounded novel?

Honestly, I really don’t know. I do know that a lot of traditional publisher I looked at want 80,000 to 100,000 words.

Are you published?

No, currently I am not published but I plan to self publish early May if everything falls into place.

Do you have an agent?

No, I do not have an agent and honestly have no idea how to get one. lol.

What genre (sub-genre) is your book(s)?

The current book I’ve worked on is the first installment of a series, (The Genesis Project series) Prophecy of the Seven, which is a YA 18+ Contemporary Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, with a hint of Magical Realism.



I would very much love to have a discussion and I would love to hear about you and your book(s).





Hopes and dreams of an aspiring author

Lately my every free moment is filled with thoughts of The Prophecy of the Seven The first installment in the Genesis Project series as well as the second which I’m currently working on. More than anything I want them to be great and I believe they are, but that’s my bias opinion lol.

If you would like to put your two cents in let me know I need at least two more beta readers and would value your invite and critics… With that said email me at if you’re interested.

A simplified description can be found on my blog and if interested I can give you a full description before you decide to Beta.

Calling all Beta Readers!

Hello all!
I’m looking and hoping I can snag a few people who love a good Contemporary Fantasy with some paranormal romance involved and a dash of magical realism to Beta read for me. I have had two Betas drop out of the running due to circumstances which I totally understand and support but I would really love to get that extra insight and make changes to whatever I need to.

There is a book description on my blog and I can answer any other questions at any time.

If you’re interested please message me on my facebook page or through WordPress if you so choose.


Workin’ hard or hardly workin’

After a week of family visiting, totaling 10 people in my little three bedroom 1500 sq. ft. house, and not working on editing at all or much of anything for that matter (lol) I was wondering what you expect from your Beta readers…

I was wondering what you expect from your Beta’s?

Do you expect them to read like you do? Read as fast as you do?

For me I place no expectations on anyone, I allow them to go at their own pace, but know my deadline for publishing and hope that they would have their comments in at least two weeks before.

That being said what do you expect from your Beta’s? What questions do you ask them if any, and what kind of window do you give them to read?

Comments are welcome! XD


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