Rainy Weather Is Good For Writing….

My Dear Readers,

Okay, so I wanted to go outside today. I needed the air. I put on a soft jacket. I came out, I was hot. I went back upstairs got my jean jacket. Came out it was cooler. And then it started to rain. Heavy rain. 🌩🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧🌩🌩🌩

Don’t worry, I got inside before it started to really rain. That’s N.Y. weather for you. One minute it’s sunny and the next it’s raining hard. Sometimes I hate it. Never go far if it’s going to rain.

Anyway, I’m going to do some more writing on Book 3. Hopefully, my head cleared enough to write some words down on Book 3. I’m writing Chapter 3, Augustine’s side of the story. I mean, he is the main character in this book too. For some reason his side of the story is a bit complex and I am not sure how to write it.

Augustine is also the main character in Book 2: Sacrificed Love as well as Book 3: Undying Love. I love the way he and Melody are together.  Sometimes I think Book 2 is better than Book 1: Forbidden Love (Kindle). But Book 1: Forbidden Love (paperback) was the first book I ever wrote so I do hope you read it.

Anyway, you will see.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

 

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The Copyright Is OFFICIAL for Book 1: Forbidden Love

My Dear Readers,

SURPRISE!!! SURPRISE!!!!

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So, last week on Friday……something happened!!! I got my Copyright Certificate!!!

It came in the mail and I didn’t know what it was until I looked closer at it!! It’s real, my name is on it, my book is there.

It’s finally official!!!! My book is REAL and this is real. My book, Book 1: Forbidden Love is officially COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL!!!

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT ! I never that it would happen like this but it’s real. I actually squealed!! Ahhhhhhh, ladies and gentlemen I have a copyrighted book!!!!

This is my dream come true! I know, the picture is not great but the symbol of the copyright office is there and it’s OFFICIAL!!!!

I love you so much. You are so awesome and loving which is why I want to share this with you.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

 

My First Walk to the Library as an Author

My Dear Readers,

You will NEVER guess where I went!!!! I went to the Brooklyn Public Library, my local branch.

With my book!!! Ahhhhh!!!!

I asked them if I could do…..AN AUTHOR EVENT there!!! I showed the lady my book and asked if I could do an Author Event there. I also asked if she thought they would take my book into the library.

The lady said to speak to the manager who will be back on Monday.

I came back it was raining 🌧🌧☂️☂️☔☔🌧🌧🌧🌧 I ran home to get dry. That’s New York weather for you…one minute it’s sunny and 86°F and the next it’s raining.

Anyway….I can not believe I did that!! I mean about going to the library and introducing myself as…”Hi, I am the author of this book…” I never thought I would ever say those words and it felt so good… I am the the author of this book, Book 1: Forbidden Love and I am proud of it.

I might go back on Monday so, I’ll update you on what happens.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Lesson # 20: Always Keep Writing

My Dear Future Readers,

I learned that no matter what is going on in your life, you should keep writing. It’s true that writing can be hard and you may not want to do it but that only means you need to put in more effort. It doesn’t matter what you write as long as you are writing.  A blog post, a letter, a book, or a note the important thing is that you write.

Writing books is hard but all you need to remember is that you need to take it one step at a time. One word at at time. One sentence at a time. Yes, sometimes even I have to remember that because writing a whole book takes time. Sometimes I don’t feel like I’m moving but really, it takes some time to write a 300 page book. But when you are on page 45, it feels like a long way to page 300. All you can do is keep writing.  No matter what anyone says or does. You have something to say so say it.

I’ve read books that I wanted to put down and yet others make me feel like I could not wait to find out what happens next. Usually these books and authors are the ones I keep reading.  Like pick an author and read all their books.  Yes, I’m a book collector.  I love book gifts. Especially, signed paperbacks. I love it. I get to read, take pictures of the book and review it.

As an author, I would love to have that kind of respons to my writing.  Yes, reviews are important.  But more important are the emotions that the book makes the reader feel. That’s why I keep writing.  I want to make my readers feel like there is hope, love, and truth in happiness. It may feel like happiness is hard to find but if you believe like the characters in romance novels,  then it is never far away. I keep writing to make the world a better place a more loving and caring place. I write about royalty but really all this can be found in the real world.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Work In Progress by Diana Rose, Chapter 2: Annabella’s Beginning

My Dear Future Readers,

This post is from my New Page. Which I copied here. There is a new Work in Progress Wednesday that I posted recently along with this one. Work In Progress by Diana Rose

Here is the FIRST Work-In-Progress Wednesday Excerpt from Annabella’s Beginning Chapter 2:

Somewhere deep in the forest where there were no people, stood an old house. It looked like a mansion of thousand of years old. From the outside it gave the impression of being abandoned. But, this old mansion was far from it. No one knew that inside the grand house lived a very beautiful woman. She lived alone and yet she was far from being isolated. This mysterious woman had power that was forbidden by all the unspoken laws of magic. Her name was Ana

  Ana lived and dreamed of one thing: to be powerful enough to control the entire island and all who lived there. But there was one problem, she was not as powerful as she needed to be.  The only person who could make her powerful was still a child. So, she needed to wait. While she was forced to wait, the evil sorceress decided to start her plan of demolishing the Elkins Islands.  The people would not notice the change until it was too late.

  She had been planning this for a long time. Now, it felt right. She would finally become powerful. Preparing to begin the spell that would crumble the most beautiful island, Ana collected everything that she needed. Soon everyone will see that the Five Great Mages of those Islands are not as great as they appear to be because my spells will undo everything, Ana laughed. Her laughter echoed through the entire forest. But there was no one to hear her. She was completely alone but she knew that soon that would change and everyone would know her name.

What do you think?

I look forward to hearing from you soon.  I thank you all for your infinite support.

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

RELEASE!! The Runner’s Daughter by Jessica McCrory

My Dear Future Readers,

Jessica McCrory has a new book out NOW!!

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Blurb:

FBI agent Caid King has fought long and hard to end the corruption within his organization. After the fall of Clayton Matthews, he returns to New York with his head held high and his eye on the next target. He never could have imagined that the dangerous man he’s set his sights on would have ties to the beautiful blonde he found himself instantly drawn to.

Jemma Saige thought she had it all figured out. Her rules for survival were simple. Keep your head down, your bags packed, your running shoes on. But when she meets a man at her local gym, their attraction threatens to break the last and most important of those rules: don’t get tied down.

Now with Jemma’s secrets out in the open and both her and Caid’s lives on the line, can they find a way to work together? Or will Caid turn his back on the runner’s daughter?

I am still reading the advanced copy and let me just say, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK.

Teasers for The Runner’s Daughter by Jessica McCrory

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ABOUT JESSICA MCCRORY

I have always had a love of stories and the different worlds you are able to explore when you crack open the cover to a good book.”

I was born in California and moved to Texas with my family when I was a teenager. I have always been an avid reader and have been writing stories since I was a kid! It has always been a dream of mine to have my stories published and it is beyond exciting to see that dream coming true!

I have a caffeine addiction, I am a wine (red!!) lover (my favorite being Crush by Dreaming Tree!) and I love T-shirts (the kind with the hilarious sayings on them). I am OBSESSED with the TV show Scrubs and I watch it constantly. I have an amazing husband who is more supportive than I could have ever hoped for, two sweet kiddos (who keep my life wonderfully eventful), three dogs, a rabbit, and most recently Hefty Smurf the beta fish.

Growing up, reading was my way to escape reality whether it was good or bad at the time and I want my stories to offer readers the same kind of adventure I have sought out in between the covers of a book.

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I hope you will buy the book and enjoy it. Please leave a review for Jessica McCrory.  I will.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.  I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

 

Lesson # 17: Creating Excerpts

My Dear Future Readers,

Today I want to talk to you about something fun. I have been doing this,in my Author Group for a while now. I place excerpts from my recent work in progress with pictures and let people read it. You can see that here: Discussions with Diana Rose and Her Future Readers. I was planning on starting doing that here on my blog as well, I just have to figure it out and if people would be interested in it.

Lesson 17: Creating Excerpts

To create an exciting excerpt from your book, you need to figure out where you want to cut it off. Now, cutting off makes people intrigued to read more. But it doesn’t give away the rest of the story. Excerpts help to introduce readers to your book but they are a bit larger than teasers which arexonly a quote long.

To be honest, I was always afraid of sharing text from my work in progress because it wasn’t published. I was also afraid people might not like it because it isn’t finished and unedited. But….as I began to talk with more authors and see what they are doing, I started to understand that readers enjoy reading excerpts.

So, I decided to see how you, my future readers would like my work in progress as well. I tried it in my group. I choose a new character every Wednesday to let my readers and group members get acquainted with the characters I’m writing about.

I hope you will like it here too. I can’t really explain it more because you need to see it to know what I’m talking about.

Who’s excited for excerpts?

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author