What I’ve been doing…
On any given day you can usually find me sitting at my desk in front of my laptop pounding away at the keys writing another chapter in the Paradox series. That would be a run of the mill kinda day for me!
Currently writing part 2 in the Paradox Series called Progeny Of Innocence. You can read the first chapter here. Totally psyched about this second book in the series that will be out in November.
There is a packet of Cruskits and a water bottle, that is now at room temperature, is sitting on the desk beside me. There is also a mass of USB cables, notepads, bills to be paid, bills to be filed a bunch of pens and a printer that is forever running out of ink. Sound familiar?
In front of me, apart from the obvious laptop (Acer), are three cork boards featuring pin ups of my characters faces and characteristics including eye colour, hair colour, age, height, ability….etc etc.
On most days I have to remind myself to eat and drink. I Should be thinner!!!
I am sure my housemates are very thankful that I still manage (usually at some ungodly hour) to bathe, brush my hair and clean my teeth. I don’t know about you. But I am usually mortified when visitors just pop around uninvited, only to find me sitting at my desk – punching away at the keys – and still in my PJ’s. I don’t even want to broach the hair situation! Did I remember to put last nights dishes away???
Now, they say to be a good writer, you must read, read, read. Then read some more… It’s kind of like what they say about real estate. Location, location, location.
Thankfully, due to the invention of the electronic reader (I have a kindle and love it) I get to read more these days. Correction. I have my kindle read to me! The only thing is, I have so many great books on my kindle, that it is so hard to know where to start. So many choices.
My other favorite buys this year, apart from the Kindle (I’m in a relationship with my kindle) was my “mini me” HP laptop. It is so compact that I can just plonk it anywhere and just start typing. Great for out on the patio and in front of the TV.
The other thing I can’t do without is my HTC desire smart phone. Love it. Can answer my emails anywhere!
Currently I am reading The Game Of Thrones – Saw the TV Series and LOVED it.
I would love to hear from any other indie writers out there that are new to the writing and publishing world, as I am. Especially those who have, or are intending to publish their books on Smashwords and Amazon.
I have just published the paperback version of Paradox – The Angels Are Here on Creatspace. Very happy about that. It sells for US$8.50 on creatspace and Amazon. AND if you buy the printed version, if you email me your receipt, I will forward you the eBook for free.
For all your book lovers living in Victoria you can go into the store – Thesaurus Bookstore in Melbourne and buy a copy.
I have also made some wonderful friends through Goodreads and highly recommend the site for all writers/authors. If you are not already a member – drop everything and go join up now!
On the subject of blogs:
They say you should blog regularly with a bunch of interesting information that people want to read. But honestly, who has time for that! I guess you could say, “then don’t have a blog.”
But really!… Is that really an option for any self-respecting indie writer promoting and marketing their own work. I don’t think so.
If you would like to promote your new book, please feel free to do so on my Book blog.
Lots of interesting things happening over there! Just contact me through the contact tab at the top of the blog and I will be in touch ASAP.
Thank you to all those souls that have read my book – you truly make my day! Patti
A little more about me…
Born in Brisbane Qld Australia. Grew up in Darwin in the NT. Now living in Cairns Qld.
Currently writing the Paradox Series.