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My Writing, a Process Story

In the last year I've launched myself as an author. Before that, writing was a hobby that I struggled with, fought internally over and one that I often resisted. I would spend hours, days writing a story that went nowhere and was shared with few. I struggled, because my background was computers. In school I loved math and science. I did poorly in writing classes. To this day I can't pick apart a sentence, and say this is a verb, this is the adjective (I can't even spell that word without spellcheck). Yet, I love to write. I fought, because my stories took me in directions that were hard morally for me to accept. If you'd have asked me even a few...

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M2 - The Mermaid's Apprentice Published

M2, the official name for the second book in the Mermaid Adventures stories now has a title, "The Mermaid's Apprentice," a cover and has been proofed in book form and is now available. (Whew!) On with M3! Currently it is available on Amazon.com as the paperback and e-book,As well as the two Google Play and Books e-book versions,plus a host of other locations. Note: This post was resurrected from my old site. It may not be the one that showed up on the site. The date of publication here is from when it was added to this site.

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M2 at the Editor (Again)

Mermaid Two, and soon to be titled, covered and available... So I said last post, over two months ago! How time has a way of slipping by. The book is back with the editor for some corrections to the revisions made after seeing the editors changes from the first round of edits. At least now I have the cover picture ready and the text for the back, which I'll share here. Melanie is a newly minted mermaid on her way to visit her Uncle Arlo, to hopefully help him with his marine biology research and earn her tail. Along with Melanie on the trip is her dad and her friend Ri’Anne, who Melanie hopes will follow her in her footsteps...

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Mermaid 2 Goes to the Editor

Big news, finally M2 is at the Editor! M2 has been given a title - "The Mermaid's Apprentice." It is hard to believe for me that the book is "almost" done. The Editor has up to 25 days to get it back to me, so we're probably looking at sometime in October for the release. The paperback book will be available on Amazon for $14.99, and the e-book for $5.99 from various e-book vendors. I'm still pondering title for book 2. I'll update here and / or on Facebook when I know.   M2 has been given a title - "The Mermaid's Apprentice." My original ideas fell short, and with the help of an author forum the Writers' Cafe @ www.kboards.com. These wonderful...

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Mermaid 2 - Beta Reader

Recently I had the book beta-read at Frostbite Publishing (FBP). They (their reader) went through the book chapter by chapter and said what they liked and didn't like about the chapter. Nice valuable insight. It's tough to get friends / family to read the manuscript in a timely fashion, everyone is so busy. Let alone say what bothers them about the story. Does the book stand on its own, or does someone need to have read book 1? The FBP beta reader got back to me within two weeks, and pretty much didn't like the book - yay! That's the kind of feedback I needed. There were things they liked, but there were other areas where it was weak. Some was horrible,...

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