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Some days I wonder if the struggle to write full time rather than work in corporate America is worth all the work. Don't get me wrong. I love to write and tell the story, but the marketing is a seriously hard uphill battle especially when funds are limited. Now before anyone gets worried that I will quit before the series is completely published, relax. I just woke up with a migraine from studying and comparing Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest advertising. Then I realized that I have been posting all kinds of images to Instagram and including all the hashtags but forgetting to add the links. LOL. So you see the place I am in is very real. The problems are mostly my own fault, but still. I am sure that if I messed up this much in the corporate world they would fire me.
I am sure that the last thing you wanted to hear was me bellyaching about all the mistakes I make in publishing and marketing. I am pretty sure that you check out this blog for the news about the books and the writing. So without further ado, on to what's happening at Draoithe. I have been working on building excerpts and storyboards lately. Check them out on Instagram and Pinterest. We have the visits to the website still rather high considering where it used to be. I want to thank you all for helping me out with all that. When you look at the pins and like the pictures or visit the site, it encourages me to keep going. What I likely have to work on next is building the following on Amazon. If anyone wants to head over and just click Follow beneath my tiger on my author page, that would help.
I would be remiss if I did not shamelessly promote the next book coming out in only 2 days. Dream Therapy is available as a paperback on Amazon and is setup as a pre order on Kindle. It will be live on Jan.30 at the debut price of $3.99, but as you know, my full length novels regularly sell for $4.99. So get it while it's discounted. For all of my Kindle Unlimited subscribers, it will be FREE!
The Fireside Read is still a work in progress. I am not sure how quickly I can make it happen, but don't give up on me yet. Writing is one thing. Creating an audible version of a mini read is something else. I want it to be good. I think I am scrapping the original read and recording it again. It still won't be perfect, but I would like to see it fly even if it crashes and burns after take off. So check back and as soon as I get it, I will post it to YouTube and hopefully Instagram with all the links. Just don't get mad when there is no book for this one. Cause the full length novel Midnight Magic won't drop until October if things go well. But the Storyboard is up on Pinterest.
I have to ask my readers to buy books or read on Kindle, but I like to write. I want to share some of it with you without the need to always have my hand out. If you like what you read, I am glad I got to share my passion with you. If you read and can leave a review, please be kind. Not just my work, but any author's work. Thank you on behalf of myself and Independent Authors everywhere. When you read, we keep writing. That is the writer life.
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.
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