Young Adult, Paranormal Romance

I know nothing . . .

bright-light-feathers-blue1Did you ever feel dizzy where the room kept spinning around? 

To self-promote “The Light-Bearer Series,” feels that way.  It is unbelievable how much social media you really need to do! 

I learned very quickly to connect to other authors, God bless them all!  The best friends you will have as a newbie in this business are those who have walked in your worn and tattered shoes.

I never think of self-promotion as a sprint but a chance to run with the wind in my hair and see some spectacular sites a lot the way. 

images (1)Self-promotion is very hard and it is like a job for me. 

If there is anything I learned as an Author, even if you have a Publisher, is that YOU have to put yourself out there . . . everyday!

Now, I have had health issues and because of that, I wasn’t able to communicate on Social Media.

But I think the most important lesson I have learned in this experience is to carve out uninterrupted time to work on writing and editing.

I am working on editing and writing another novel in “The Light-Bearer Series.”

Do not multitask while writing!

You cannot think of deadlines, email, Facebook, a blog or Twitter.

In addition, take time out for yourself and get exercise.  I have to time manage everything so I can keep my head clear and focused.

BOOK REVIEWER-treasuredspotbookreviews-dotcom-resized-600To get reviews, I learned I had to be choosy.  You have to stick Blog and Reviewers with the nack for reviewing your Genre.  

As a writer, you cannot let Reviewers discourage your writing process.  If you get a bad review, you have to suck it up and hope you get something beneficial from it.  Never ever answer them back, NEVER!!!  Nothing good will come of it.  However, I cannot tell you how many times I BURNED to answer them.  Especially, when they take older editions of my book and review it, when the newer editions, are READILY AVAILABLE.

So, all in all, experience has taught me that I know very little . . . nothing really compared to my compadres . . .  YOU out there!

YOU are my support!  You are my rocks!  When I have bad days, you are the one to encourage me and pat me on the back!  For that and much more, I love all of you!

I am like Schultz in Hogan’s Heros . . . I know nothing


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13 responses

  1. Hi Emely ,people hurl stones at a fruitful tree only , they don’t hurl stones at fruitless tree.You will achieve the success despite what the reviews says.Sincerely jalal

    October 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    • well said. And great post Emily. Rock on

      October 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      • Thanks Sheanne! I am always torn about self-promotion. Tooting my own horn is hard! I hope you are well and LOTS of love, Emily

        October 9, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    • Thanks Jalal! Reviewers have a right to speak their own minds, so I never say anything in response. Lots of love to you, Emily

      October 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm

  2. Jueseppi B.

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

    October 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm

  3. I always tell people writing is the easy part. Publicizing is HARD WORK.

    October 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    • Yes it is indeed the hardest part! I couldn’t believe it! But I’m surviving. I hope you are well. I love your blog! Lots of love, Emily

      October 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm

  4. You are a five-star person, Emily! God bless you!

    October 10, 2013 at 1:26 am

    • Thanks Daven, your support means the world to me! Big Bear Hugs, Emily

      October 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm

  5. The price of success.

    October 10, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    • The price is high and the road is paved with boulder and holes. Sometimes you’re up and down! I love your blog! Lots of love, Emily

      October 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      • Thanks and I love your tenacity in getting you novel out there.

        October 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm

  6. Great advice to a;; writers :D Hope your health issues are better soon!

    October 11, 2013 at 10:57 pm


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