Sad Announcement

I can hardly believe another week has passed us by! It’s so crazy how quickly time seems to fly. I haven’t accomplished a whole lot this past week. Still waiting to get my cover design. The publishing process is a whole lot of waiting. I’ve been trying to figure out what my book launch will look like, having never done one before I don’t really know what to expect. I know there’s a rather big learning curve so I’m hoping to find some good pointers scattered out there among the 1’s and 0’s of the internet. If I find any good tips I’ll be sure to pass them along to those of you who are hoping to launch books of your own one day.

I’m trying to get my ducks in a row for the business side of things as well. A separate bank account is in order, it helps keep the finances organized which your tax person will thank you for come tax prep time. Keeping good records and setting up a partnership or a corporation for your work as a writer is also a good way to go for tax purposes. If you don’t know anything about either of those, I highly suggest you talk to someone who does so they can help you. It will save you time, money and frustration in the long run.

I’ve also been hard at work on guest interviews and I’ve been doing a whole lot of reading for the book review section that we will be offering here on TWP very soon. If you’re interested in being one of our reviewers and/or reading said reviews, get the details HERE. You can also request that your book be reviewed, the details for that may be found by clicking the aforementioned link as well.

Now for some sad news. It is with a heavy heart that I must announce, our second writing contest was a bust. We only had one entry for the contest. It breaks my heart because I was so excited to work on this project with some of you and really help out a great cause at the same time. Perhaps we will try it again in the future but it’s hard after such a big let down so we’ll play that one by ear. Thank you to the one person who entered, you know who you are, and you have my utmost gratitude for your hard work. Thank you for sharing your story. It won’t go to waste, I will find some way to put it to good use yet! Have no fear.

I hate to end on a sad note but that is all I have to report this week. This writing business can be a depressing one at times. Anyone who tells you it’s all bubblegum and rainbows just isn’t being honest with you. But I am optimistic that things will turn around, hopefully soon. Feel free to share some good news with me in the comments below. Or if you’d like to wallow with me in self-pity for a while, there’s room for that too. Just not too much wallowing, like the phoenix we shall rise again, we won’t stay in the ashes forever.

I hope your week is going much, much better than mine.

Until we meet again.

  • IM GONNA CHANGE YOU LIKE A REMIX THEN ILL RAISE YOU LIKE A PHOENIX mk now that Fall Out Boy is out of the way-unless there has been some serious error I believe I was said entry XD It’s terrible hearing we won’t have the opportunity to help BFP in the way you imagined, but I believe I /may/ have an idea. I’ll privately email you about it 😀 Best of luck in the publishing of your book! I’m definitely going to buy it when it’s out, I loved what you put online! Do you think you could ever get some larger authors, like Marissa Meyers (The Lunar Chronicles) or Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/The Heroes of Olympus/The Kane Chronicles)? Those are larger than some authors you’ve interviewed but they are not as large as J.K. Rowling or Stephanie Meyer. A smaller author I also enjoy is Alex Gino, he wrote George, a book about a girl named Melissa born as a boy named George. It’s a cool book about transgender kids which I enjoyed ^_^ Best of luck to you with all your writing and such!

    Jess

    • Kara

      I would love to have some of those other authors to interview. I don’t know if they’d be up for it but I will definitely reach out to them and see if they’d be willing to do it. Thanks for entering the contest and your email. It was a gratuitous idea!

      • Sure thing! 😀

        Jess

      • Yeah, those are some of my favorites so it’d be cool to have them interviewed and see their thoughts since I haven’t seen many interviews. I forget his name, it’s hard to spell, but another great author is the author of the School of Good and Evil trilogy. He’s also kinda small, but his stories are great.

        Jess

  • I’m so sorry to hear that the contest didn’t work out, Kara! I’ve been AWOL for a couple months (#TouretteSyndromeProblems) and I just came back to my email to find this.

    Keep at it, though, I think your concept was very ambitious and it maybe just didn’t have enough time to build up steam. Thinking big will lead to let downs sometimes but you won’t achieve big things without giving big ideas a chance.

    Take care!
    ~Rob

    • Kara

      No worries! I know how it goes, life happens. I’m not going to give up, I think I just need to try something different. The first contest just went so well, I thought it would be a big hit. Live and learn I suppose.

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