I’m thinking of not doing anymore promoting for my books. It’s hard to get noticed when everyone is doing the same thing as you are. Getting noticed is so hard these days with online techniques, even for free. It’s become a detraction. I know I have to do this to get sales, but this is ridiculous. The writing of my novels is much more important than trying to get noticed when the books are not all finished. I have 3 more books to get done. With all this ‘advertising‘ I have to do and getting hardly nothing out of it in the ‘free market‘ it’s getting to not be worth it. I can’t shell out $35 a month or a week to get noticed. My boyfriend Jon isn’t made of thousands of dollars. We have bills to pay. Food to put on the table. On top of that, Facebook is a major detraction to me now. I’m not going to remove my Facebook pages, but I will not be posting anything until all the other three books are finished. If I have a gift to share with the world I must bare this burden by myself.
My books are not just stories.
My books are not just words on a page.
My books are not just something to read.
These books I’m writing, I’m baring my soul to the world of what is inside my mind.
I’m creating something different that I know people will enjoy.
These books are books I would want to read.
These books are my children and I’ve neglected them for far too long.
Book 1 – Soul’s Little Lie (DONE)
Book 2 – Soul’s Little Lie: Whispers in the Hall – (Work in Progress)
Book 3 – Soul’s Little Lie: Echos of the Lost – (Work In Progress)
Book 4 – Soul’s Little Lie: Behind Cloaked Mirrors – Mythia Chronicles – (Work in Progress)
I’m writing something very special. I’m writing something I love into a myth. And I can’t write when I’m detracted by something that demands false attention.
My books are my children.
Babies I give birth to from my mind and soul.
The only babies I’ll ever have.
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Soul’s Little Lie: The Complete Series (book 1 actually) is now put together into on eBook file. All 26 chapters for easy reading.
Paperback re-release coming Feb 10th.
Don’t have much else to say. I’ll be working on the current chapter for book 2. Much more to come in the 2nd novel. I actually can’t wait for this piece to be finished. 😀
I set up a newsletter for my readers. I call my readers my Soul Team. If you would like to join to keep up-to-date with everything about my current and upcoming novels of the Soul’s Little Lie saga, please sign up here on my Facebook page.
Here’s what the first newsletter says:
Now for the Thunderclap announcement. I know it’s a tiny bit late, but I’ve been busy working on the books.
Thunderclap is a service to let everyone who supports the campaign to know like a cascade event when said special event, product, book, movie, etc comes out. It lets all your Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr friends and their friends of friends find out. Here’s the link to my Thunderclap Campaign.
Currently in this Thunderclap Campaign, which is my first, I need 100 supporters to get the word out. Think of it as a Presidential Campaign, but with out the political bs attached to it. I need all the help I can get from my Soul Team. So, come join the my team today.
As you can see from this photo, I’ve created a schedule for myself starting tomorrow.
It is time for me to get back into the swing of my writing. After a hard 2 years living with my parents after my divorce, it was hard for me to fix up a set schedule for myself. Everything was hectic in my family’s house were I could not concentrate at all.
When I started writing the first draft to my first novel, Mythia back in high school from Sept 1, 1995 to May 9, 1996, I did a schedule for myself in my head. I pumped out nearly 200 pages in 9 months. During my marriage I went back into finishing up the first draft adding more to the piece which came to a total of 197,000 words, 23 chapters, 4 parts. From chapter 18-23 I think I wrote it in six months. It’s been so long.
Now, with Soul’s Little Lie book one done, that piece taking 9 months, taking weekends off and 2 to 4 weeks off (not all at once), I found myself doing a set schedule in my head. I had quite working at Michaels Crafts Store in Everett, WA from August 10, 2010 and found myself with plenty of quiet time to get the main draft done. I started in June 2010 and finished in February. Another 9 full months to finish a draft.
As for Soul’s Little Lie book 2 – this one has been a pain. I have all the chapters outlined and in order, but it has been hard for me to get back into the swing with the disruptive household back in TN and then the move back to Washington state. It was quite hectic for me.
What was also lagging me was I actually enjoyed having a set schedule. Keeping up on it, not missing a day at all from when I worked in retail. I can still have that type of discipline here at home with no worries.
Now, no excuses.
No, bull shit!
Time is NOW! Treat this book, with what is left, as a real work schedule as though I’m back in retail. Book 2 is almost done, say, 5 more chapters to go and book 3 is demanding to be born. Book 3 can’t happen if I don’t finish book 2.
Also, join me on Facebook at 3:45pm PST (5:45pmCST) A Platinum Event! Provocative Paranormal Online Multi Author Event! with other fellow authors of paranormal romance fantasy adventure writings. Giveaways, Q/A and more.
I’ll be giving away a signed copy of my first book along with a free eBook copy.
Hope to see you there!
Hang out with me and many other paranormal authors on Facebook for January 22, 2016 for #Giveaways, #AuthorQ/A and much more.
Location: At your computer desk.
I’ll be there all day, but will start my fan fair for my readers at 5:45pmCST.
A lucky reader will get a signed copy of Soul’s Little Lie book 1, free ebook and a signed original art print of all six main characters.
Hope to see you there!
Did a little pre-Thankgiving interview with Lynne Cruz here
Not much else to say, but loads of thanks!
I would say more, but food coma, ya know how it is.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Had a slight misspelling on my Limited Edition Tshirt yesterday and got it fixed thanks to the helpful folks at TeeBlaster.com
I’ve also added a time clock to when the shirts go on sale this Nov. 18th at 4pm PST.
Stay Tuned for more info in future shirt designs and more.
To celebrate the publication of my first novel, I’ve created a limited edition shirt of the book’s cover.
Make someone step into the mystery of Soul’s Little Lie when you walk down the street wearing this limited shirt. Order yours in 6 days in Adult ($20) and Kids ($15) sizes.
20 shirts each for a limited time only.
For more information go to my site: tarabdobbs.com or find me on Twitter @tarabdobbs
More designs coming soon. Check back in a week for more details.
Attention readers and art collectors –
I’m selling one of my pieces as an 8×11 signed and dated glossy print for $15.00 (or best offer) plus $10 shipping and handling.
Sorry for the edges. In later copies, the edges will be cleaned up. I printed out that one just as a test for the printer,
The illustration depicts (Left to Right) – Brandon Elwood (whom won’t appear fully until the third book), Vivian Warren and Frankie Bellington. Below are – David Geraci, Jacob Umari and Davon Tucker (Davon’s debut is in book 2, which I’m currently working on).
If you would like this print, please post a comment at any of these Facebook pages:
Or….you can post a response on Twitter
Any questions, please let me know.