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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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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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

Lesson #15: The Author Page

My Dear Future Readers,

Today, I thought I would tell you about something that I learned three years ago and I believe I am still learning it. I thought to be an author I needed to just write great books. But being an author is much  more than that. Which is why I am doing this full time.


This one word was something that I was not sure how to do. But being afraid never solves anything so I gave it a try.

Lesson 15: The Author Page

Three years ago, I created my Author Page which grew and matured from 17 likes to 2,678 likes and is still growing. To be honest with you, sometimes, I am still amazed myself at how it had grown up to this if number. This year, I hadxto recreate my author group, Discussions with Diana Rose and Her Future Readers because of the big following I have on my author page.

Now, I’m not a bestselling author yet and I’m still working on getting my first book published. But I believe that anything is possible. Now, anyone can create an author page on Facebook but I believe that only a rare percentage of people can get the amount of likes an author page needs to reach its audience.  That’s why I want to share with you what you need to do.

A lot of people asked me for advice on this, here it is….

  • Be polite to your readers. Say thank you,  please, and don’t forget that your readers are people too. Treat them with respect.
  • If you want more likes post relevant posts to what you are writing about. If you are writing about horses (a western story) don’t post about romance unless it is a western romance story.
  • ALWAYS BE PROFESSIONAL! Why did capitalize that? Because think about it…. Your author page is representative of who you are as an author. It is the first thing that a reader, literacy agent, or publisher look at when they search your name. You don’t want your author page to have things your wouldn’t want your publisher to see.
  • Also, Share, Support And Promote. Share your page on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites. Support other authors by sharing their work too. Trust me, they WILL thank you.

“Have I told you how awesome you are? Thank you.” – Keith Kareem Williams 

That’s so great to hear from an author like Keith Kareem Williams. I feel appreciated. And yes, it feels awesome to be able to be helpful to another author. That’s what I meant about sharing, promoting and supporting.

Another great way to get likes for your Author page is to find posts where it says… “Follow for Follow,” “Sharing is Caring” and other such posts on Facebook. If people really like what you post, they will stay and support you.

 But, most importantly, don’t worry about what other authors do. Be yourself and the audiences who are meant for you will come. Be as original as you can because everyone follows trends. Be 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


Lesson # 14: Keep Creating More

My Dear Future Readers,

One lesson I learned was that no one likes a one hit wonder. Especially not in the creative fields. If you write books, write more. Don’t stop at one book. Keep going. No matter what you do whether it be writing, painting,  drawing, music…keep doing it.

“Is this your only book?” -Joe Bunting.

To be completely honest that question stunned me but I understood what he meant.  Without knowing it, Joe Bunting had taught me a very valuable lesson. Many years have passed, I am a member of the author community now in a way while waiting for my first book to come out and I am ready to share this lesson with you, my dear future readers.

Lesson # 14: Keep Creating More

My friend, Keith Kareem Williams has been writing books since 2004-present and I am inspired just by seeing him create more books than I have ever seen  any author create, except for maybe Danielle Steel. But Keith Kareem Williams is a very “real” author who I can talk to and learn from. So far, he has taught me that you need to turn that blank page and write no matter what. Find your own way to market your books or art. And don’t rely on trends. Create your own trends.

Which is also why I want to create more content for you and a place where you can read my new words. I want my readers to be able to see that I’m not just disappearing for days but that I’m working on new books for my future readers.

Also, I want to give a great big acknowledgement to Jessica McCrory who seems to be writing non-stop. Yes, I admire her. She writes beautiful romance novels. My friend, Isadora Sunday reminded me that everyone has their own pace. But I do hope that one day, I can write faster and also with better quality like these two beautiful authors.  But for now, I want my readers to know that I’m always trying to create more for them because if I was honest, I would not be an author without the people who read my blog and want to read my book. I am who I am because of you.

I hope you will enjoy my mew things when they come to this blog. SOON. I promise.

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 # 12: Waiting

My Dear Future Readers,

Today I want to talk to you about waiting. In a way, waiting and having patience go together.  Which is why I am adding in An Author’s Lesson # 5: Patience here. Waiting does require patience. But today I want to focus on waiting.

Lesson # 12: Waiting

I have always had a hard time waiting. When I was in college,  I couldn’t sit still knowing that my grades were about to be posted online for finals. Yes, I checked five times a day and yes, they would not appear until it was time. I do believe most college students feel that way.

But you know, my friend, Karen D. Neal reminded me that waiting is always hard.

“It will be worth it once you are done.” – Karen D. Neal, Author of She He Them: Full Circle

I believe that this is true. That’s why I keep going because reaching my goal is worth it.

Waiting for something is really hard but I think that it is possible if you know that it is something good. Learning to wait is a long lesson. I haven’t been able to master this lesson myself.  I guess it’s a lesson we will be learning together.

But I do think I have one suggestion that might help.

Try to do something else while you wait.

Otherwise, you will be anxious. Trust me, it works for me. It should work for you.

What I do to distract myself from waiting?

  • I read books.
  • I watch cartoons.
  • I write more books.
  • I try imagining the good things that will happen when the wait is over.
  • I talk to my friends.
  • I help my author friends promote their books.

If any of these sound good to you, try it. Maybe, my methods will help 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