On A Personal Note…


It has been a bit quiet over here this past week or so, as I have been up to my ears in preparation for my book Conflicted Hearts, launch. I haven’t really been mentioning it much because I have been so frazzled with obstacles, which has caused a slight delay in my anticipated publication day.

I presume every writer goes through their own ups and downs and believe me, when things were going wrong, I felt like running away many times and leaving my book to the dust collection. It also gave me time to become more critical of myself and begin to doubt my work and it took every effort for me to even want to visit my own blog site while I was in that state. But, I showed up! And I read all your lovely comments which gave me smiles, and all my encouraging emails and my mentor, great author, friend J. Thorn certainly went out of his way in his busy schedule to help me out.

While I am not going to go into details of my dilemmas, I just want to acknowledge you all and my many supporters who are constantly reminding me that they are eagerly anticipating the birth of my book. Yes! There is a book and my huge goal is to have it published before Christmas!

The journey has certainly been a wealth of learning and experience and I am so grateful for some of the leading pioneers in this industry for their guidance in so many ways, which they may not even realize. Again, I’d like to give mention to J.Thorn for mentoring me through this journey with its triumphs and bumps along the way.

For those of you who are not familiar with J.Thorn, he is one of our top Indie authors who writes in the dark fantasy/horror genre. I can honestly say if you are a Stephen King fan, you ought to be checking out the works of J.Thorn.

So with all of your kind words and support, I am beginning to feel that this wasn’t all for nothing.

Now that said, I hope you will all pass by here again later in the week, as I will proudly be posting the long promised, excerpt of my book! Thank you all! 🙂

P.S. I have a little request. Apparently I am not getting enough ‘likes’ on my author Facebook page, There is an option to ‘like’ me on the sidebar of my page but perhaps it is a little far down on the page that it gets overlooked. If you wouldn’t mind ‘liking’ me, facebook will open up some better visibility to my page.  Thanks again!

8 thoughts on “On A Personal Note…

  1. Eagerly anticipate is correct! 🙂 Don’t let the obstacles get you down. The work we do requires so much focus, and we work hard to clear the decks of anything that might get in the way of the work that needs to be done. The little surprises that show up in our path can certainly do more than upset the apple cart. Just remember, you are doing it! Letter by letter, step by step, it is happening!! 🙂 Don’t forget to enjoy it–warts and all. lol 🙂


    1. Aww, Jeannie girl, so nice to find you here! Thanks for the uplift, you see it is people like you that rev my engines with encouragement, so funny I just left your FB page :). So glad we connected, perhaps when we get our launch dates sorted, we can do a cross promo? And Jeannie, check out my post on That Part Where, great promo site for authors! 🙂


  2. Oh Debby, I’m with you on this one. Yesterday I had a two-hour meeting with my publisher and Jill Swenson who is my book development editor and will continue helping me with publicity. We worked on details and a timeline. (Announcement will be first thing in January.) Book won’t be out until fall 2014, but deadlines already pile up–write an epilogue, get copyright permissions for poems, ask for more endorsements, work with woman who will design cover, figure out which conferences to attend, figure out where to spend articles, write them, and time them so they come out when book is already out. I didn’t sleep well last night, but one thing at a time and it will all happen. It always does. And even if your book is a little later than you hoped, it will be out and you’ll be proud of all you accomplished. Best to you as you sort through the bumps in the road. Build detours. Breathe. Oh, yeah, I need to breathe, too. Warmly, Elaine


    1. Thanks Elaine for breathing reminder, after all, it’s on my header….Don’t forget to breathe. Sometimes I think we all can lose sight of that when inundated. And yes my friend, you are learning all that entails in this world. People ask, ‘When is the book coming out?’ all the time. Most don’t realize that you don’t just zip off a story, clean it up and hit publish. I anxiously await your book my friend as I love your writing, as you know! 🙂


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