May 6, 2015

#IWSG - The Sexy Life of an Author

This month, Lightning Quick Reads is hosting a giveaway. Each comment you leave on any LQR post in May enters you to win a gift cert. Start with my may story on sexism, You Cannot Be Serious

To sign up, visit the IWSG Master, Alex Cavanaugh
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG

The awesome co-hosts this month are Eva Solar, Melanie Schulz, Lisa-Buie Collard, and Stephen Tremp!

My post: The sexy life of an author.

My twelfth book published today! Everybody, I'd like you to meet Super Bad, Super Villain Academy book 3. Super Bad is the final book in the series, which is exciting to me. I love being able to give readers a conclusion. Tie up loose ends and what-not. 

The world is in chaos. Violence and thievery reign. And with the supers still balanced, it’s only getting worse. Without good versus evil, the supers care less and less. In order to restore purpose, the world needs its super heroes and its super villains, but the one who balanced them in the first place is missing.


Sandra’s concern over finding her brother, Jeff, isn’t her only problem. Her pathetic excuse for super powers has left her needing a new ankle. And though she’s still very much committed to her boyfriend, Source, she’s growing unreasonably attracted to Set, the boy who double crossed Jeff by stealing his girlfriend.

When Sandra is taken and held as bait by some kids who want to unbalance the super world, it becomes the inciting event that changes things for supers everywhere and forces them to answer the question, “Hero or villain?”

Here are some of the places you can pick up a print or electronic copy:

Amazon
| Barnes & Noble| Whiskey Creek Press


Twelve books is exciting. There is even a word for it. A dozen. When people say, "Oh, you're an author. Have anything published?" I can say, "Yep. I've published a dozen titles." How cool is that?

But that's not the sexy part. What is, you ask? Well, guess how I get to spend my day? The day my twelfth title is published. 

Working.

Yep. I got a part-time job. In the less than two weeks I've worked there. I've worked on my 50th birthday, now on my release day, and I'm scheduled on my daughter's birthday. What are the odds I'll have to work on Mother's Day? I'm pretty much counting on it. Oh the irony. Maybe I should have planned this better and started after all these milestone events to ease myself into it.

What "glamorous" ways have you celebrated writing milestones?

10 comments:

  1. I don't know if any of the ways I've celebrated qualify as "glamorous!" But you sound like life is full of adventure and fun for you right now. Congratulations on your even dozen! I can't wait to hit that milestone! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog today, Lisa, co-host #IWSG May, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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  2. Ha ha! You have a great sense of humor, Kai. I don't know any "glamorous" ways to celebrate. I usually send copies of my books to the kids and grandkids. When I was still teaching, I was at work too.
    And you've caught up with me. 12 books. Awesome.
    Enjoy your new job.

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    1. It's funny. I know tons of authors work for a living, but this is the first release I've worked since my first book 4 1/2 years ago! Lol.

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  3. We should go out for a drink for your birthday and new book. Yeah, this is not a glamorous life. I spent the day of my newest release in tears. It was lovely. lol Congrats on the new book! Hope it sells tons.

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    1. We definitely need to celebrate something with a drink! Let's make it so. No more release tears, unless you release on the NYT bestseller list or something.

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  4. Congrats on your new book! Even though it's number 12, I bet you're still excited about it! I don't really celebrate anything. My accomplishments are too paltry for that. Maybe someday.

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    1. Thanks, Lexa. It is just as exciting as the 11 before it. I find organizing a big splash on release day more difficult though. This industry changes so fast.

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  5. Congratulations! I can't imagine that many books. Really sucks you had to work on release day. Don't they understand that's important?

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  6. Happy book birthday. Twelve books is amazing. I'm getting there. My day job puts a strain on my writing, so I feel glamorous on the inside, but I don't think it shows on the outside.

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