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Terra last won the day on November 17

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  1. Congrats, Shay!!! 🤗 The end of the year is almost here, and as I have been crazy busy up til now and know I will be until the end, I just want to say I've had a year full of ups and downs due to health issues, but am tickled pink (see what I did there?) to have landed on an up. 😃 I'm so thankful for this thread as it has kept me on track as well as being able to see my progress as the year trudged on. Thanks Mike and I hope you do another for next year! If I'm not back before these, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Fabulous New Year! Terra
  2. Terra

    I'm getting published, Baby!

    Now that my life has calmed down a bit, I have an update. My second book has been released. Hooray! I ordered some of them as soon my publisher let me know I could and I have sold them out already, They are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart.com, and iTunes. I don't think the physical book will arrive before Christmas though. Anyway, this is the Video Book Trailer... And, just out today is the press release which I absolutely love! Also, my books will be available in another local bookstore just after the first of the year. 2018 has had its ups and downs for sure, but over all it's been a good one despite my health issues. Terra
  3. Terra

    I'm getting published, Baby!

    Uggh! I cannot wait until my eye surgery! My eyesight is getting worse daily. 😭 Anyway, I am happy to announce that I did receive my box of complimentary books this past week. so the release of of my second book is getting closer and I am confident it will be out before Christmas! Hooray!! Here's the photo to commemorate the event, lol! Oh and sorry if it is blurry, I can't tell because everything is blurry, LOL! One more thing, my books are going to be carried in a local bookstore beginning November 24th! Hooray! Terra
  4. Terra

    I'm getting published, Baby!

    Thanks so much Thomas! Ha! Doc gave me a hot pink eye patch for the bad eye and so my son bought me a hot pink bandanna to match. LOL! Hot pink pirate it is! 🙂 Terra
  5. Terra

    I'm getting published, Baby!

    Hey guys! I noticed I haven't posted here in awhile, so I thought I would update. I have both good news and bad. Which first? Okay...Bad.... I woke up almost two weeks ago with no sight in my right eye (like trying to look through a thick, dark piece of amber) and limited vision (all blurry) in my left. Spent the following week at my eye doctor, a retina specialist, and an eye surgeon. Apparently, I have cataracts caused by all of the year and a half of steroid shots I had for my back pain before my surgery. It sure would have been nice if I had been warned about this as a side effect. 🙄 So I have two surgeries scheduled in November. Ah well, I know I'll come back as a boss just like I did after my back surgery. 😶 If it weren't for my microphone and copy paste, I'd be screwed. Anyway... The good news is I absolutely love the review I got from OBC for my first book! Here it is in part... Love it! As far as my second book, I am expecting my box of books to go over and give my final approval on to arrive any day. After that, it won't be long before they are released. Hooray! That's all I've got for now, Terra
  6. OMGoodness! It's the end of September already. Time is flying by! I have a book reading on October 5th for a Mom's group and the exciting thing about that is it's being held at our local fire station! My cover for the second book in my series has been approved. If anyone is interested in seeing it, you can here! Cover reveal of Book Two Needless to say, I'm excited about that. And even more exciting is that my book has been entered into a Book of the Year contest! If anyone would like to help me out, you can vote for it, here! https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelves/book.php?id=347652&boty=1 That's about it. 😊 Terra
  7. mki, I loved your stuff and pm'd you. Terra
  8. Of course you wouldn't pay that for elevator music accompanying fluff. 😉 Magazine articles are one area where straight out pricing per piece is essential. Also for ghostwriting books for authors. It all depends on whom and what you are you are writing for.
  9. mki, It's a little difficult to say what to charge for expert content without knowing the specialty. I can however give you ball park figures. For writing in general, I wouldn't charge less than $50 per 500 words. And when I wrote for the the medical industry, it was $75 for the same and those prices actually are on the low end of the scale. I would love to see a sample of your writing and take it from there. Terra
  10. Shay, When starting up a writing biz, you should never under price yourself to get startup clients with the plan of raising prices later. It doesn't matter how talented you are in writing, your previous low rate clients won't pay more. They will move on to other low rate writers. So I would advise knowing your worth and charge for it from the get go. You will get loyal customers that way that will keep coming back for more.and recommend you to others. Unless they want to keep you a secret for themselves, lol!. A lot of clients won't even consider low rate writers as they instantly think of "writer's mill" which has a negative connotation attached. There is nothing wrong with running a sale to get start up clients, just make sure you post what your regular price is right from the get go. Hope this helps! 😊 Terra
  11. Let me first say, Holy Moly!! Where has the time gone? Ok, now that that's out of the way, I'm back to update. First, I want to thank Mike for starting this thread. It has been a great help in keeping myself in check, lol! So, for the month of August, I have been extremely busy! Not only did half of my family decide to be born or get married in August, but I have been working on my website as well as doing research on marketing a book. I finally got my connect with Terra part done with the contact form, but also my newsletter subscription all set up. I'm excited about that as I will begin to release the blurb from the back of the second book and also do a cover reveal once I approve it with my publishing assistant. And some other fun stuff. I like fun, so I'm going to enjoy it, LOL! I have been contacted by a couple of "moms" groups and therefore have 2 author reads set up for October.. One is from my town and the other is a large regional group. I can't wait. The month of September I will be contacting local schools, contacting the media specialist and setting up author reads there as well. I have been given a lead from another author for when the second book is released later this year. It's a direct connection to journalists who are looking for new leads for stories. That is going to be great too! On a personal note, I have been enjoying my new grandson as much as I can. He is the apple of my eye and beat of my heart. He's growing so fast!! And I had a blast on our anniversary trip. I played like a little kid, LOL So, how is everyone else coming along? Terra
  12. Terra

    Tips for writing a classic romantic novel

    After looking at the link you provided, I now have to ask what kind of romance novel you wish to write. A classic novel for romance lovers around the world, or one that would/could be used as a tool in relationship/affection counseling?😕 Terra
  13. Terra

    I'm getting published, Baby!

    Okay, time for another update! I had two more events. One was Hippie Fest and that was fun! And the second was an author's tent at a local town Fest. This one was awesome as I got to meet and hobnob with other authors and get info on some upcoming events for authors. There's quite a few of them, so I need to decide which I'd like to participate in and go from there. I'm liking the Christmas one. I'll keep you posted! 😊 Terra
  14. Well, July is almost over, so I thought I'd pop in and give an update. I have just turned in my cover design for my second book and once I approve that, then I'll get a box of my books for final hands on approval. Then the book release follows, hooray!! I have two more events scheduled. One is being a vendor at The Hippie Fest and the cool thing about that is they contacted me. They were looking for more items for sale for kids and since Little Jenna grew up in the 60s, era of the hippies, she's in. We have to dress the theme so I have my white bell bottoms, tie-dye gauze top, round pink sunglasses and flowered headband all ready. My theme at my table is flower power and I also have a flowered table cloth to fit my theme. I'm really excited about that! Hippies at the Village It's July 28th. The other event is in a local authors tent at Good Times in Goodrich August, fourth. Other authors will be there with their books too. It should be a blast! To stick out of the crowd, I've written a little piece to hand out to passers by written in Jenna's voice giving some book teasers. Local Authors Tent Other than that, I've been working on my website for my books and that is slow going because I am a verified techtard, haha! Little Jenna Jafferty After the author's tent, I will be leaving with hubby for our 35th anniversary trip to enjoy some downtime, hubby time, and Michigan treasures. If I have any books left after the 2 events, I'll bring them along, because, you never know. 😁 Oh, and on a personal note, I've been enjoying my new grandson! And we were able to get a four generation photo of the Kern guys too! Four generation photo Terra
  15. Terra

    I'm getting published, Baby!

    Hi guys! Popping in to give an update or two, LOL! I had my first book signing Saturday and on the 19th my new grandson arrived 1 month early but perfect. What do these two things have in common you ask? He made a special appearance at my book signing!! Hooray! Book Signing Baby just a little bigger than book And as of today, my book is available on Walmart (dot) com in their online bookstore! I'm so excited!! Thank all of you for your support!! 💕 Terra

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