Dagger’s Destiny On Sale Now!

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Yahoo!!

It’s official. Dagger’s Destiny is On Sale Now!

It seems so surreal. After years of working on my manuscript and learning all about self-publishing, I have finally put all the pieces together and my novel is finally up for sale on Amazon.

Last fall when I won the “Best of the Best” in the Indiana Golden Opportunity Contest, I decided that self-publishing was the way to go. Unfortunately, I never imagined what a huge undertaking such a path would lead me on.

I’m pleased to announce that I have made it through the past few months somewhat unscathed. I’m a little beat up and worn out but I’m proud of myself for making a commitment and seeing it materialize into something wonderful.

I want to thank all my family, friends and co-workers who have supported my throughout my journey and who have been there to cheer me on and root for me. You’re the best!

Many Thanks,

 

Karen

 

 

 

Happy New Year, 2016!!

This is going to be the “Best Year Ever!!”Cozy winter home background, cup of hot cocoa with

I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet but I’ve been working very hard on editing Dagger’s Destiny and getting my book ready for self-publication. I was hoping to get it out to my family, friends and all those who are interested in a sweet Medieval romance, in late November, but like so many other well-laid plans, this one is taking more time than anticipated. Life and work keeps getting in the way. Darn!!

I’m very excited about the prospect of actually getting the book downloaded on Amazon so I can share with you what I created, but unfortunately I still have a little ways to go. There’s a huge learning curve with self-publishing but I’m so determined that I know I will eventually get it done and it will be well worth the time and energy I’ve spent on it. I’m hoping that by the end of January I’ll have something in your hands.

My only problem is that I have so many more stories calling out to me that I’m having trouble keeping them at bay. Right now, these other stories are so mad at me for pushing them aside and spending all my time on Dagger’s Destiny. I expect that once this book is actually out there, the flood gates are going to open and the words from my other stories are going pour out so fast that I will have to type lively just to keep from drowning in them.

Wishing you the Best,

Karen

 

Amusing my Children

Fresh roses with old bookSometimes I think I was placed on this earth just to amuse my children!

Being a mother to two young adult men can be somewhat challenging. It seems that when my children turned twenty-one, they suddenly knew everything!

No matter what I do they tend to find something hilarious about the activity or situation and, of course, would have done things differently.

This weekend, during one of their frequent visits, they brought to the attention of the family, a recent post I shared with social media. Being a writer, and all, I tend to be a bit wordy with some of my posts. My youngest son, who seems to have been creeping on my Facebook page, proceeded to read my post to the entire family using all the inflection in tone one would use if reading a play by William Shakespeare.

Once the laughter died down,  they told me all I had to say was, “I saw a bear in my backyard!”.

So, I put it out there to my friends on Facebook. Did they want me to tell them “I saw a bear in my backyard”? Or, did they want to visualize the bear?

Hands down. My friends wanted to visualize the bear and encouraged me to continue writing my posts as I see fit.

Maybe, just maybe, my sons don’t know everything!

Have a good day!

Karen

 

“Aspiring Historical Romance Writer”

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“Aspiring Historical Romance Writer” Yikes, is that really me? Where in the world did that come from?  If you asked me years ago what I saw in my future I would never have said, “I see myself as a writer.”. Writing is hard. It takes a lot of thought. It’s time consuming. And, I love it!

My journey began quite differently than many other writers. I didn’t grow up writing. I didn’t spend day after day locked in a room pressing pen to paper.

For as long as I can remember, when my head hit the pillow, I dreamed.

I dreamed about people I didn’t know and the lives they might have led. Scenes evolved and aligned themselves in perfect order. Beginnings and endings became clear. Stories emerged.  Soon I had a handful of stories taking up space in an already crowded head. There was nothing else to do but write them down, if just to make room for more adventures, pushing their way in, vying for a spot.

I’ve found that it’s much easier to dream than to write. In order to share my stories with those who might enjoy them, I studied the craft of writing and joined my words together until I finished my first manuscript. I cannot begin to convey my elation when ‘Dagger’s Destiny’ was finally complete. Nor, can I explain the happiness I feel when I share my manuscript with readers who tell me what a wonderful journey I took them on.

As I continue on my quest to share my stories with readers who may find pleasure in them, I have decided to embark on the course of self-publishing, in the hope that I may touch, in some small way, the lives of those around me.

Thank you for your interest,

Karen