This week I have been busy with editing my first fantasy romance short story that I plan to self-publish, Red Deception.
Here is a short blurb about the book and if your interested, it will be out later this fall.
Judith Timbolt lives a life of poverty and servitude until the day she finds a new beginning in the hands of the deceased, Lady Lora Noire. Donning her red cloak and identity, Judith embarks on a fairytale life she could only dream of. When she steals the heart of the powerful Baron Blacwin, her dream becomes a reality. Will Judith’s fairytale unravel or will she be able to uphold her falsehood under the cloak of deception she has weaved?
Here is the book cover I created-
What do you think? Sound promising?
If anyone knows of any sites or blogs for fantasy romance writers I’d love to hear from you. Thanks for reading!
My website JCMurtagh.com is up and running, I obviously have my blog live, and my twitter is up. Now all I need is to get the last edit done on The King’s Trust and get things moving.
I wonder, Is there anything I am missing in the ways of promotion and getting my name out there?
Yes, Do It With Confidence.
Today I set a goal for myself. I will become a published author in the next 365 days, come what may.
I have been scouring the internet for the right answers. Commercial publish, e-publish, self-publish, don’t publish. What I have found is there is no one right answer. I’ve decided to just pick one and go with it. If it’s meant to be, it will happen.
I think some people decide to be writers and some are born with a true gift. The real storytellers will always shine over those doing it for money or vanity. I write because if I don’t, I will go insane. I have so many stories inside of me I could never possibly tell them all. My love of words, story-telling, and making characters come to life on a page drives my ambition to succeed. Even if my story makes one person smile, makes one person forget their troubles just for a while, I did my job and that is better than any material reward I could ever receive.
Today I was questioning my future. Then, I opened a fortune cookie at lunch and it read– Yes, Do It With Confidence. I don’t think I need to ask what that means.
And so, here I am. Another goldfish in the big pond of publishing. Let’s see if I can shine.