The Space Between- the daily life of a writer between novels

Day 1-

Today is a tough day for me.  Not only am I dealing with the sadness of not having my mom, my best friend in my life but I also consciously aware of  the upcoming one year anniversary of her death.  I just want to cry, cry and do some more crying until I am fully spent.  To top this off, I am also dealing with my dad’s failing health problems while trying to ignore my own.   My husband and I have a new dog which we found out is more of a puppy.  We have no kids and this dog/puppy is driving us insane with sleepless nights, endless chewing of objects, play time starting at 10 or 10:30 at night every night and chasing and eating anything that moves plus eating wet grass outside, creating her own salad mixes.  She’s also only partially house trained so you never know when you might end up with a nasty, unexpected surprise in your house, like this morning, for example.

To top this all of, I am one of those unfortunate but very common authors that works a full time day job.  Things have become so stressful at work, I want to scream at the top of my lungs, run away and tell them to take their job back but unfortunately, as the bread winner of the family and the one who provides the health benefits, I do not have the luxury of leaving a job that interferes with my real career in order to pursue my writing full-time.  I will be lucky one day if I can work part-time instead of full-time but because I married for love and not money, this is my plight in life and I must deal with my lot.

As any other author, I too want to make it big but I don’t know how.  My days are filled with angst, stressing over book sales and why there aren’t more when I market my books to more than 100+ Facebook groups and pages every other day.  I am trying to reach my population- the readers who love Paranormal Romance or even Paranormal Erotic Romance since my books are fitting more and more in this category.  I crave interaction with my readers and am saddened by the low level I receive.  How does an Author make it and what are the tools?  I wish the Author community was more generous with information, too.  It seems Authors like to withhold information and this saddens me deeply for learning the trade and all that comes with it – the extensive marketing and social media platforms- is hard in itself.  If you can help someone, why wouldn’t you?  Fortunately, I’ve encountered some good people along the way, generous and giving, offering to help promote me for free- I am thankful for such loving, kind souls.

All these thoughts and ideas go through my head as I sit here at Day One, with a WIP I am struggling to get through, a book under contract, expected to publish by August 2016 and three books already out on the market.  But instead of appreciating my accomplishments, I am wanting more, just like most authors.  The life of an Author is hard, it’s a struggle, it’s a dance between what you want and what you have and trying to figure out how to get to where you want to be with the resources you have.

And this is Day One.

TK Lawyer live on WordPress

Hi Readers,

Happy 1st day of June!

Today, my books are featured on a fellow blogger’s site, right here on WordPress.

Check out the Author Spotlight:

https://laceyvixen.wordpress.com/?p=1939

 

DNSB searching for sign-ups for Jasper and Centurion’s Blog Tours

Attention all Bloggers, Admins and wonderful Author Friends~

Dreams and Screams Bookaholics is in the process of scheduling my 2 upcoming blog tours for Jasper, The Guardian League, Book One and Centurion, The Guardian League, Book Two and they need you if you are able to participate.

Sign up for my upcoming Blog Tours:

Jasper’s new blog tour date: June 1st-June 10th

https://goo.gl/G5rWem

Centurion’s blog tour date: June 11th- June 21st

https://goo.gl/7Cu5GO

Searching for: Promo Posts, Reviews, Author and/or Character Interviews, and Takeovers. Thank you. =0)

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Jasper Giveaway on Tome Tender’s Blog

Hi Readers.

 

I am featured on Tome Tender’s blog site for the next 2 weeks with a giveaway for Jasper, The Guardian League, Book One to two lucky winners.  I’m also answering questions on the site.

Go check out this awesome blog here:

http://tometender.blogspot.com/2016/05/tk-lawyers-guardian-league-blitz-jasper.html

 

 

Still searching for Reviewers for Centurion

Hi there,

I am in need of 8 to 10 more reviewers for Centurion, The Guardian League, Book Two.  If you are interested in reading Centurion, a scorching hot Angel Paranormal Romance novel, for free and you have time to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads, please go to:  http://www.candidbookreviews.net and click the “Books” tab to search for Centurion (last book at the bottom of the page) and request to review.

Thank you.  =0)

 

Centurion Reviewers needed

Upcoming May Author Takeovers

Hi Readers,

 

~*Here’s a list of events I will be participating in during the month of May on Facebook~*

**There will be some wonderful Authors and as always prizes, giveaways and free e-books to claim, so come join the fun!!**

But before I list out the Takeovers in May, let me start with a straggler I signed up for the ending of April.  This is a great event.  Come join me here, too:

April 30, 2:30pm-3:00pm EST:  Thirty Days Series All-In-One

 

May 6th, 12pm- 1pm EST:  May the Fourth be with you!!Tracy’s birthday & PM&M’s 4K Bash

May 14th, 8am- 8:30am EST:  Kate Bonham’s Birthday Celebration

May 14th, 1pm-2pm EST:  Cynful Books to Read

May 15th, 7:30-8pm EST: Journey of Innocence Trilogy

 

Nightfall Blog Tour continues. ** Final Week **

Nightfall is featured on Love Bites and Silk Ties:  the dark and naughty book blog, today:
goo.gl/fb/9BUARy

Author Spotlight on Indie Impressions

As part of the Nightfall Blog Tour, I am featured today on Indie Impressions.  Check out the beautiful Author Spotlight they did on me.

 

https://indieimpressions.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/blogtour-for-nightfall-by-tk-lawyer-dnsbookaholics/

 

 

Centurion is on Redz World Reviews

Check out my Author Spotlight/Blog post for Centurion, The Guardian League, Book Two on Redz World Reviews.

http://redzworld.blogspot.com/2016/04/tk-lawyer-blog-post-centurion.html

Centurion Book cover

15 Reviewers Needed for Centurion, Book 2

Want to review **Scorching Hot**** Paranormal Romance book, Centurion?

~*~* Centurion is 2nd in command of the Guardian League. He loves ladies, flying and coffee. He isn’t searching for his mate but when he finds her- a feisty woman as strong and hot as the beverage he indulges in, what will he do when a permanent relationship is the last thing on his mind? ~*~*

To request to review Centurion, please click twice on the Books tab for Books needing reviews. Thanks and enjoy!!

 

Centurion Reviewers needed

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