Over ten years ago I had a dream. Actually from the moment I knew how great books could be my dream began. I wanted to be an author. At 43 years old, I have written six (almost seven) full length novels, many short stories, completed an online writing course, and have five books published on amazon.com, bn.com, and smashwords.com. Do I consider myself an author? Some days I do and some days I don't.
I've read many authors. Some famous and some still rising to the top. I've read many websites and self-help books on how to write a novel and how to promote yourself. Believe me, I still have a lot more to read.
While I don't consider myself an accomplished author, yet, I do consider myself a veteran at writing novels. I have a steady following of my novels with some outside my home country of the great USA. The one thing I hope to achieve before I reach that magnificent mile stone of 50 years old, I pray that I will find myself an agent and hopefully see my books on shelves of stores such as Books-A-Million.
Recently I created a new blog site... savannahrosestorycorner.blogspot.com ...where I plan to give little tidbits of writing tips, some of my experience as an Indie Author, and excerpts from some of my novels. I hope that you would want to join me on this new journey in my writing career and know I appreciate each and everyone who reads this blog (whenever I post...lol). With 2013 almost halfway complete, this author's plan is to step it up, get my name out there in the big old world (and beyond), and query, query, query. :)
How do you plan to spend the remaining months of 2013? If you're a writer, what are your plans for WIPs? As the clock ticks down, do you find yourself overwhelmed or right on track with your dreams?
Hello folks. I know it's been a while but I've been busy with Camp NaNoWriMo. Loved the experience and it allowed me to finish the first draft of a piece I'd been working on since November's NaNoWriMo. Yay me!
Just a week ago my family had a huge scare and we're still not out of the woods just yet. My dear brother, my only brother, was diagnosed with rectal cancer and immediately rushed to surgery the very next morning to remove the tumor. We are waiting for his doctor to schedule a PET Scan to see if the horrible intruder has spread. The doctor/surgeon was pleased with the surgery and was very hopeful. My brother will begin radiation/chemo treatments soon, so I ask that you keep him in your thoughts and your prayers.
So, what's up for Author Savannah Rose? Mother's Day weekend I will find myself sitting among the mountains of Gatlinburg, TN, once again as the hubs and I take our boys (20 and 21 years old) on a hiking trip. I do not hike due to bad knees and a bad hip so I've readied my writing bag and plan to start edits on Magnolias in Moonlight. My goal is to have MIM uploaded and on sale by the end of May.
Well, the garden has been planted (small and manageable). Now all I have to do is wait for all that yummy food to start sprouting. There's so much to do around the house and in my writing world that I never can decide which I should do first not to mention my day job hours are increasing (but I will finally have my Fridays off once again). Do I honestly see myself doing this for the next 14 years? NOPE...but if I want a roof over my head and food in my stomach, I have no choice. I know I must be grateful for the job I do have, it's just not the job I want. Oh, well, it will all work out in the end.
So, April showers have been pretty rough for my neck of the woods. Straight-line winds and small tornadoes have ripped through the county but we have to keep in mind, May flowers will soon bloom.
Welcome to Savannah's Story Corner, an old blog with a new look. Here you'll find a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but mainly a whole lot about writing. I hope that you enjoy reading my posts and will feel free to comment.