Getting Ready for my FIRST Book Signing

My Dear Readers,

I know, I know I am bad. I haven’t updated this blog in A VERY LONG TIME. I know that you are probably wondering, “What in the world is going on with Diana Rose? Is she okay?” The answer to that is, yes, I’m okay. But the first question has a much bigger answer.

So, you remember that I promised you “Swag” in my post, Lesson # 21: Creating “Swag” Or Things To Give Away ? And I have not come through on that yet. Well, after a lot of time, I finally did. We have FLYERS now!!! Small ones but still they are here. I finally figured out that website VistaPrint.

I ordered 50 flyers and they came yesterday (June 9th) and they are GORGEOUS!! 20180609_151857

Flyers for Book 1: Forbidden Love

I’m taking these and the books I still have in my house to my High School (Edward R. Murrow High School) this week on Tuesday, June 12th. I am so excited to go. I have been thinking about it for weeks now. I can’t imagine what it will be like to finally do a Book Signing. A book signing….me….I have been dreaming of doing a book signing since I started writing.

Can you believe that this will be my FIRST EVER book signing? All those teachers who knew me as the shy girl will probably be lining up to get my book. It’s amazing how far I have come through my journey with my book. I am so excited about it. If someone would have told me that I would be going to my High School as an author and signing books a few years back, I would probably look at them like they were crazy. But I am actually doing it and I feel proud that I actually can do it. That I achieved my dream!!

Trust me, this is not the end of my dream. I have so much more I want to do with my writing career. But for now, I want to get through Tuesday, June 12th because doing my first book signing is something that I never did before and I want to do it right. Besides, I have a lot of preparation to do like, getting my hair done and making sure I have enough books.

I will tell you all about it after I get back. Maybe even have pictures.

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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Something New May Be Coming Soon….

My Dear Readers,

🌟🌟🌟🌟Sometimes I like to add a little something new for you. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Can you blame me? I love you all so much that I can’t resist giving you something new.

Trust me, if and when this happens, I  promise you will love it. 💚💚💚💚

I have wanted to make this happen for a long time and I am still deciding on how to do this but it will happen soon. Probably in a few months. Yes, a few months. I want to do this as soon as I can because it’s time I took this blog ro the next level. No, not paid. I’m still going to keep this website the way it is so don’t worry.

I’m still writing even though, I’m not sharing here yet. I do want to add something new. I just want it to be perfect for you as the reader and for me as the author.

I promise I will tell you all about what I am doing next as soon as I figure everything out. I still want it to be a surprise though. But I’m sure by now you can tell that my surprises are always great. I’m trying to keep busy and make sure that I’m as professional as everyone else.

💚💚💚💚💚COMING SOON💚💚💚💚💚

I will have more news on this new development soon.

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

New Updates About My Writing

My Dear Readers,

So, I have some more news for you and I am making some good changes to my writing process.

📚📚📚📚📚📚📚UPDATES:📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚

♡ I just did something I never did before (and I’m sitting here like: Ahhhhh!!!!). I sent Book 2: Sacrificed Love to a Beta Reader and from what I hear Krissy Gott loves it so far. So, I decided that I will have 2-3 Beta Readers from now on to read my books.

If you want to be a part of this, let me know. But keep in mind, I’m very shy about my first drafts.

♡I am writing Book 3 and on Chapter Two. So, it’s still in progress.

♡Just a reminder, I have 10 copies of my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love in my box right now so as soon as I figure out PayPal, I’ll be posting a link here. I’ll be going out soon, it’s getting warmer so for those who reserved books with me, Karen D. Neal, Isadora Sunday, will get them. Keep in mind that there are ten copies and I have people who requested before publication as well.

Okay well, that’s all for now. I might do something LIVE soon. I am still thinking about a design for my business cards. Hopefully I will figure that out soon so I can order.

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 Five Star Review

My Dear Future Readers,

I got my first 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟FIVE STAR REVIEW !!! It feels amazing!! I sold my first paperback yesterday!! Yes, Paperbacks ARE AVAILABLE on Amazon right now. You can order paperback and kindle if you go to my new page: Published Books by Diana Rose.

I’m so excited that my first book was published. I have been waiting for years for this. It feels like a dream come true.  I am so thankful that I now have a review on my book. I really hope for more reviews but it will never compare to the feeling when I got my first review. I worked hard for this book to come out and I want to thank Dmitry Belenky LMHC for recognizing that.

This book has taken a long time to publish as you know because I have been sharing every step in my journey with you. And to receive a five star review was so moving to me, I cried because I am grateful to the one person who truly believed in my dream. Back then, all I knew was that I needed to get this story out and now I can see that hard work did not go to waste  because I have a five star review.

You can’t imagine how much I am thankful for that one review. How much I am thankful for all the people who downloaded and bought paperbacks.  I really feel like I’m doing something right. That one review made me feel like I am finally getting the recognition I waited for all this time.

My future readers and those who are now reading my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love, thank you. Leave reviews and tell me what you think about my book. I wrote that book, my first book, came straight from my heart. It is a story I believe in with all my heart. I believe that true love is real and it is magical. Love can do amazing things and I believe that if you see that in my book, it will change you and your ideas about love. I just want you to see that there is magic in that one emotion.

I love this story and I hope that you will love it too and share your thoughts with me. I know I made you wait for a long time and I am sorry but people say that all good things are worth the wait. I truly hope that for you, waiting for my book and finally reading it was worth the wait.

To be honest,  I didn’t read it myself and to me, reading my own book seems strange because I know I will find something that wasn’t done. So, I ask that you but my book and read it and please tell me what you think.

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

Reflecting on Publishing My First Book

My Dear Future Readers,

I am so EXCITED. My book, Book 1: Forbidden Love is LIVE on Amazon now. Buy Forbidden Love

I wanted to talk to you about how I feel. You may be wondering how it feels to finally see my book on Amazon… let me tell you that it feels like I’m flying. Someone pinch me because I am dreaming. No…I am not dreaming? Oh wow! It is really happening. Ahhhh!! People actually are reading my book!

Oh my goodness…….I need to go hide… I want to know what people think about my book…no I don’t…YES I do!! 

There are so many conflicting thoughts in my head right now. But I guess that all comes with the job of writing  books. Yes, I am officially a published author now sinch 2:23pm on March 15th.  Yes!! It’s true. I can’t believe it myself but…I am.

I have a link on Amazon that goes straight to my book. This was my most favorite dream. I wanted to be published. Now, I am and it’s been two days and I feel like I’m flying.  People are buying. I’m actually selling books. I never thought of myself as a “salesperson” but I learned a lot.

It feels great to have people who are interested in my book. I have been working really hard on Book 1: Forbidden Love for years, yes, you heard right I said YEARS. First I wrote it and then I started edits. Edits, now that was a lot of hard work. Of course edits took longer than I thought. But it does not matter now.

Now, all that matters is that people are actually buying my book! Yes!!! It feels so good to finally be able to be a part of the author community with an actual book. I’m an author!!! I can proudly show my book now!!! I have waited for a long time for this day…. It’s here now and all of you are here with me. Thank you!!! Thank you so much for the support and being here for me cheering me on. Thank you to all the authors who shared my book and bought it.

It feels so good to sit here and watch my readers buy my book. Thank you. Please write reviews. I want to know what you think. I’m curious and anxious to know. I love you all.

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 # 19: Book Reviews

My Dear Future Readers,

Today I want to talk to you about another essential component of publishing which I am learning from the authors around me…

Book Reviews….. 

Lesson 19: Book Reviews 

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Reading a good book is great. After reading a good book, you probably want to thank the author, right?

Here is how. You can do it…..

Write a well-thought-out book review. It will help the author know what you think of the book. It will help other readers who want to buy the book know what the book is about.

Book Review is like writing a book report when you were in school but you get to choose the book and you havw no rules. You just write what you feel about the book. This way the author knows that the reader enjoyed the book and it sells the book faster. In a way, a book review is also like a “grade” for a book.

Five🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 is excellent like 100% on a final.

Four 🌟🌟🌟🌟is good like an 80% on an exam.

Three 🌟🌟🌟 is satisfactory or a 70% on an exam.

Two 🌟🌟 is okay or a 60% on an exam.

One 🌟is poor or like a 50% on an exam.

So be careful the next time you go to review a book. Write something good or don’t write anything. Because authors are sensitive people. You don’t know how a person might react. It might push them to write more or might turn them off to writing Forever. So, be gentle when you do decide to write a review.

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