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  1. Thank you Thomas! And, um, you know I love ya right? Then let me just say that you are almost the ugliest woman I've ever seen! LOL! 🤣 Movies? Ha! I think I want a cartoon series. 😀 Terra
  2. Hi guys! I hope all is well with you all. This update is going to be bittersweet...I'll share the bitter first. My father-in-law passed away this past Monday. He started in the hospital with double pneumonia, then went to hospice and there, held on for 6 whole days. It was so hard, but he finally succumbed. 😭😭 Secondly, I am excited to share with you the awesome doors of opportunity that have opened up to me. I am co-authoring a book which is an anthology that will be filled with women-only co-authors with courageous stories of bravery, overcoming obstacles, and prevailing over tragedy. This book will serve as a tool to inspire, uplift, and empower women worldwide! Wow! It should be out this coming fall. But that's not all. I am excited to announce that I also accepted an invitation, and am now therefore, on the writing staff at Courageous Woman magazine! Gah! I'm honored and humbled to be asked to be a part of both of the above. And yes, I'll still be writing my series as well. Little Jenna is just getting started. Terra
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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