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I want to mention a couple of people who have been kind enough to mention the work on YouTube recently. Jon Raven and GJ Battles, I want to thank you for making my day. It is always nice to think that other people like the work I am doing. I subscribed to your channel. These people are creative artists as well. If you are reading this, maybe you should head over to youtube and do a quick search. For any who are just now finding Ophelia Kee Speaks, this blog is my journal of my Independent Author Walk. I don't have a huge following or a giant mailing list. Maybe one day. I started out with my handful of friends and my family. So when strangers comment, like, follow, or subscribe it is exciting.
Last night Shanu Shah sent me a message about a failed link for Filth and Death on Instagram. Thanks to her kindness in reaching out, I was able to edit that link almost immediately. The little things often count the most to me. It was just one failed link, but how many people might never look at my book even though they saw the image simply because the link failed? I might never know, but many people won't take the time to look the book up by title or author name as Shanu Shah did. So A special shout out and thanks to her. She is also an author, head over to Instagram and follow her there. Also while we are talking about Filth and Death, It went live on Amazon yesterday! It is also FREE with Kindle Unlimited! (Shameless Promo was pretty easy this time.)
I want to thank all of the people who follow me on Twitter. I have over a 1,000 followers now. You guys are awesome. Thanks so much for helping me navigate, network, and promote wy work. I can't name everyone there, but each and every one of you matter. I am pretty sure that the reason for the increase in Youtube traffic is directly a result of my pinned Filth and Death promo video.
In other news in the dream, I am currently working on the Storyboard Preview for Light and Dark Magic. I am hoping to get it out to the public this week. I know it seems silly. I am advertising old books when I have a new one just released, but I did not hit upon this idea until recently. So here I am doing things all backwards, but that's okay. I would still like it if people read my older work too. I mean it is a great story just as the latest book is a great story. I don't have a giant budget or a contract with a formal publishing house. Hell, I can't even afford an aggregate publisher. Most months I spend more than I make writing. Mostly I just hope that my readers will gain a sense of the truth behind writing a good story and any other authors who read my blogs can learn from my mistakes and know that it is okay to make mistakes. I don't know how much the cards and videos lend to the body of work, but they are free publicity. What I really hope is that you guys enjoy the promotional stuff too. I don't always want to be just a book salesperson. I would like to let you test drive it a little and see if my story style suits you.
I love feedback. I want to hear from my readers. Unlike some authors who prefer to hide away, I like to talk about my work, the characters, the flaws, whatever. I can research it all, sure, but it is my readers opinions and thoughts that matter more. So Please, if you have questions or comments, drop me a line. Some of the ideas that readers have talked about have actually sparked whole novels and a couple of miniseries. If you like my work, if you have an idea of how it could be improved, or a question about a character or event depicted in the storyline, by all means tell me. So what if I have to write a whole new book just to address your concern? I like writing.
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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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