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Posted by Joy Mosby on August 14, 2016
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May 1, 2017

The Part-Time Author

I would love to say that I’m a full time writer and spend fifty hours working on my stories. Unfortunately my husband, and by bank account will not let me quit my day job yet, but I will get there.

I work for an accounting firm and as you can imagine January to April it is crazy. This tax season somehow amid the chaos of my day job I made revisions to Trained by Vampires, and somehow completed a major re-write.

My goal was to publish this book on tax day. It would’ve been great, allowing me to take a nice long break from both of careers, but time was not on my side.

Now Trained by Vampires, is with my beta readers. When I get it back from them, I will make more changes, order a proof of the paperback and make more changes, then I will be publishing it.

I am an independent writer and I’m still figuring out how all this works. I learned so much with my first book, Found by Vampires, I thought this one would be easier. I wasn’t wrong but I wasn’t right either. In a lot of ways it has been easier, but I wish I would’ve accounted for the time I needed a little bit better and not set up a pre-order campaign with Amazon when I did.

I am going to unpublish the Pre-Order of Trained by Vampires, until it is ready to be put out there. I don’t want to put out a book that is not ready. If you are one of the people who pre-ordered the book, please bear with me a little while longer. I want to give you the best product I can.

 

 

October 28, 2016

Since I have begun publishing my books independently I am going to support other Indi-authors by post reviews of their books here. Hopefully I will have a new post once a week or so.  Enjoy!

Vampire’s Revenge  by Juliet Spade, was a good read. I have ready many vampire books, from Bram Stoker to Ann Rice, Charlene Harris and yes even Stephenie Meyer.  Juliet created an original and entertaining spin on vampire lore that explains the basic’s without dragging it out.  Her characters are dynamic and the twist surprised me (I can normally guess what the spin will be much earlier in the book then I did with this one) while meshing with the story perfectly.

Her action sequences are clear and concise even though it jumps from character to character, it gave the scene a live action feel.

She did a great job of leaving me with more questions than answers while not leaving the book on a cliff.

I will defiantly check out the next book in the series.

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