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So maybe you need a good laugh. If you do, maybe you will find my misstep a bit amusing. I did the thing that a writer with a nomme de plume can't do. I accidentally tried to publish a book using my real name. Can you believe it? LOL, No bueno! I caught my mistake but not before I had sent the book to be reviewed. I am honestly surprised that in the last two years of independent publishing I had not made the mistake before. Needless to say Project Publish came to a screeching halt for the miniseries, A Pack Forms. I had to reach out to Amazon to correct the issue, and now of course I am waiting in limbo while they review the situation. The good thing here is that Amazon is really good about helping. The bad thing is that I am back in the waiting place. If you are not familiar with Dr. Seuss, please read 'Oh, The Places You Will Go'. Then the reference will make sense. For those who know me,patience with publishing is half the reason I chose to Indie publish. Considering my need at present to publish as much as possible, it could not have come at a worse time. Oh well. It is what it is. Thankfully it is fixable.
I suddenly found myself with free time on my hands as I could not push forward with my publishing plans. That gave me the incentive to record 8 scenes from The Thread. I think I can craft an audiobook. It might not be ACX worthy just yet, but that's okay. I am learning. I promise to post it on YouTube as soon as I get the imagery set up. If it works well, I will link it to the website and attempt to record other short reads. Cross your fingers. I wanted to publish as much as possible. So what if this time it's an audiobook on Youtube? I will take it as a win!
In other news from the dream...
I am making progress on the publishing front even if there was a temporary set back. I got War Dogs set up as a ten part short read miniseries. I am only waiting on covers now to begin launching it. Tantalu is in the process of being re-released. The Council will be next! It is a daunting task, but if I have any hope for audio books of any kind, short reads is the solution.
I have begun the practice of posting to stories so others can see some of my work, excerpts from the books, and I can hopefully reach more of my tribe. Let me know what you think if you regularly use Facebook or Instagram.
I wanted to shout out to the readers in the UK. Thanks. That you guys are reading my stories is awesome to me. I must also shout out to whoever is reading in Germany. Today, was the first time that someone from Germany picked up one of my books. I was over the top thrilled. Kindle Unlimited is an amazing program that let's Indie Authors share their work with readers who want new and different goodreads.
Shameless Self Promotion
I just must take advantage of this chance to promote my work. Dread Allies the series is currently still posting titles. The dream is colder and darker in the Netherworld, but the demon princes who call it home are happiest most at Eaglafonn. Find out how the magic calls to magic when the demons step onto the stage in the short read miniseries Dread Allies. The 14 title miniseries packs the stem into each short title. Demons are different. Find out why for only $.99 or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
Thanks to all of you who root for me, read my stories, and give me feedback. Y'all matter to me. I have to run, but before I go please remember to be kind and leave reviews when you read.
Welcome to Ophelia Kee Speaks. This is a blog chronicling my independent author walk. The journey into the dream has been a life-changing experience as I try to become a full-time writer and leave the professional world behind me. In my blog each day, you will find information on the ‘behind the scenes’ for writing contemporary adult fantasy fiction and paranormal romance stories set in the dream. I will speak on topics detailing with my writing, publishing, promotion, and marketing as well as social media dealing with my books, book trailers, book launches, book art, music, audio, and video, as well as shameless self-promotion. I am not an expert and am not claiming to be one. I am simply one writer offering a glimpse of my struggle to become a successful independent author. Thank you for considering my words. All rights reserved.