Now the Real Work Begins

So now that I have a good working draft of my novella, it is time to work on ideas for the cover, write a synopsis and all that good jazz. 

Part of the process includes promoting this page and other social media efforts.  So here is my proposal.  Once my facebook page gets  to 150 likesFacebook-Keyboard-Like, I will open exclusive content to all my followers both  on facebook and here as well as select at random five facebook folks to receive a PDF copy of my poetry collection.  I have been writing poetry since I was a child and the collection has nearly 150 poems. See the correlation.

Once Blood Child is ready for release, hopefully by the end of the summer if not before, everyone here will automatically be entered to win a copy. 

So please share this page and help get the show on the road.

Love, Hugs and Moos,

Lu

My Zombie Hunting Addiction…

This blog helps keep my focus on my writing goals. Zombie hunting keeps me from loosing my mind amid life’s conflicting duties.

I hunt daily. Everyday, I kill zombies. My preferred method of dispatching them is with a katina, but a shovel or shotgun will do in a pinch.

Sometimes, well, most days, I sneak off whenever I can to feed my obsession with killing the icky undead.  Thankfully, modern technology has seen its way into creating applications for cellphones and other electronic devices into order to feed nearly every unholy addiction known to man. The few addictions that remain undiscovered will soon be reveled  by computer programmers working through the night on Red Bull and Mountain Dew binges.

My zombie culling cravings are satisfied though playing Zombie Lane on Facebook. Silly.. absolutely, but it is a distraction that is free and doesn’t requiring me having to wash zombie remains out of my hair.

There are friends of mine who have stopped playing Facebook games all together stating that they are wasting too much time on them or are simply can’t keep up with all the requests.  The number of requests for items or to join this or that game can be quite annoying, so this is more than reasonable. Still, I delight in doing something which is mindless. Something that only requires my attention in a limited capacity.

We all need distraction. For some of us that distraction comes in the form of mindless games, others similarly mindless television programing. In the great depression, movies filled the role of the great distract-er .

In my chosen mindless distraction, there are tasks to be accomplished which when completed sometime fill me with a false sense of accomplishment; given that most of the jobs I have chosen in my life to undertake are never ending, it is nice to be able to finish some thing every once in a while.

Plus, if anyone asks what I am doing I can always tell them that I am preparing for the upcoming zombie apocalypse.

“I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!”

Those are words of Sally Fields when she won the Oscar in 1984. Honest.. The full quote is “I haven’t had an orthodox career, and I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!” She never actually said “You like me, you really like me.”

I love this quote even more today than I did a week ago.  My life has a teacher and a writer has been anything but conventional as a result there are times when I crave acceptance and approval.  Moments when I receive those things are like deposits in my self-esteem bank. They help fortify me against days when nothing goes right.  Comments and likes really do provide feed back, just like raising a hand in class or saying thank you when something is given.

Then, I started my own Facebook Author’s page and since then I have been working to increase the “liked” numbers.  It seems a little strange to me now that I am actively working to get people to to like me; my Mum always told me just to be myself and not to worry about the rest. Still, each time I get the message that someone else has liked the page, a smile comes across my face. Sometimes, I do a little happy dance.

Currently, a hundred and one people have clicked that little button.

The more people that like the page the more nifty the features that I get access to or at least that’s what I believe will happen. Truth is I am so new to this that I am not sure what happens at what stage.  I set the page up as a way to connect with my readers on a more personal level and to post updates on the release of my novella ~ Blood Child.  As time goes on I also hope to offer giveaways and other events through it.

If you haven’t checked it out, please do so and if you want press that little button to make this author smile.  Click here to visit. Thank you.

Love, Hugs and Moo’s,

Lu