I can’t believe it’s already been one year since I became a published author. This year has brought so many wonderful interactions and opportunities for me to continue with my writing career.
I’ve learned a lot in the past year both in terms of marketing and all of the processes that go into independent publishing. Getting your words published is fairly easy with Amazon these days, but maintaining your presence in the every growing world of authors and flood of material is a full time job!
I’m very grateful for the sales, fans, and reviews I’ve received over this crucial first year. It’s given me a great jumping off point and motivation to complete several more projects that have been languishing in dusty notebooks. While I was able to publish my first three books fairly quickly, these next three few are going to take a bit more time. I’m in editing for one, still have a few chapters to type up with another, and finally have an outline for a story idea but no actual content just yet. Three seems to be my magic number as far as projects are concerned. It gives me just enough flexility to jump around from project to project avoiding the dreaded burn out, without being so overwhelming that I completely run out of ideas all together.
I’m excited to see where these next projects take me! They are all complete works of fiction which is fairly different from what I’ve published this far. It’s like entering an entirely different world in terms of audience and structure. I’m looking forward to the challenge.
To celebrate my Author “Birthday” as it where, I’d like to offer a special promotion. Today through the 11th you can download a Kindle Copy of the book that started it all Candy Apple Butterscotch: A Memoir 100% free!
“I love it! It’s easy to follow and i think it’s perfectly balanced in terms of descriptions and plot flow. Those might not be the correct terms to use but I’ll explain what I mean. I hate when authors are overly descriptive and spend too much time on small details. Stephen king does it. Now Stephen is one of my favorite authors but I never read his books because the only reason they are so long is because he painstakingly overly describes every single thing and it makes me lose focus. Like the first chapter of the dark tower series gunslinger is all about the sand and I’m like come on lol I hate that. This book definitely doesn’t do that. The author gets to the point while still painting a very clear and definite picture for the readers and I love that. The accounts of the trauma are laid out in such a way that you know what’s happening and are able to imagine it but you aren’t bombarded with intense graphic imagery, which I appreciate as a survivor myself. Would definitely recommend!” -Heather, Candy Apple Butterscotch
“This amazingly written gem takes you inside the author’s world and keeps you there, making you feel like a discreet “bug on the wall.” I could not put it down, and I may have skipped a few meals in the process, truth be told. I will buy any book by this author. She did an outstanding job of transcribing black and white to COLOR. I feel like I’ve known her all my life.
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It’s the way ALL books should be written. I’m sooooo proud of her…!!!” -skyjazz, Candy Apple Butterscotch
“I wish everyone would write a memoir. It would be so much easier to understand people. I haven’t been through anything as violent or traumatic, but I think this story is relatable in a lot of ways. It just makes me see a lot of things differently in every day life. It’s a big eye opener. I might read it again because idk what to do with myself now that it’s over!” -Dennis T., Candy Apple Butterscotch
“This is an impactful read if you have ever experienced any sort of abuse. If you ever been taken advantage of or question your self-worth because of how you’ve been treated by people for whom you cared, you should read this. I appreciate the author’s candor and willingness to write with such openness. She takes responsibility for herself as much as she describes the lasting effects of trauma. Thank you.” -Peggy Fleming, Candy Apple Butterscotch
“This book was gut wrenching and hard to read at times but relevant in the # Me too times we are living in. Anyone can be entangled in deceitful and narcissistic lives. Rooting for Becca to stand strong.” -Dee Smith, Candy Apple Butterscotch
“This is one of those books that really hits home if you’ve had a terrible relationship. Not like a bad breakup over something stupid…but the kind where you’re totally convinced that this horrible person is your soulmate. Where they’ve brainwashed you so well that you’d jump the proverbial and literal bridge if they asked. I really became invested in the people and had a clear visual on them. There are moments I can relate to so exactly that it was hard to continue reading at times, but I’m really happy I did.” -M. Diersing, Candy Apple Butterscotch
You can find Candy Apple Butterscotch online or in the sales link above. Enjoy!