Tuesday, April 24, 2012
This is me! This is me! This is me!!!!! *feet kicking air excitedly*
I cannot believe it. I can't believe how ridiculously happy seeing this makes me. *chuckle* Yeah, I know. Couldn't I have done something better with the cover? In time. In time. I'm learning and enjoying this journey.
I actually did design a better cover but I didn't know how to turn it into a jpeg at the time. I know now. So I'll be ready for Book Two! I am hard at work on it while still working on Seven's story and about three others. Mercy! And work too! lol
This story has evolved so much since I first started it on scraps of paper a decade ago. Even with all the changes and rewrites I never saw the ending coming. My muse even keeps me guessing. It is all in good fun though because I love the twists and turns.
There is a part in the book where Octavia and her sister are discussing what color the children will be. Octavia says that Kade is expecting a light brown child while she is looking for something in a pastel yellow. I'm typing and cracking up at the same time because even as I picked a color for the Elyrians I never wondered what color their children would be until I was typing out that scene. *chuckle*
I had fun with it and I am looking forward to working on the next story...*sighs* and all the ones I'm working on right now.
In the meantime, this is where the book can be bought. Elyrian Brides: Octavia I want to holler so bad but I don't want to scare the neighbors.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
I am sitting here on pins and needles. I just uploaded my first story to Kindle Publishing. Elyrian Brides: Octavia by Sunshine Taylor Reddick. *shaking my head in wonder*
I can’t believe it. The pen name is a nod to my father, maternal grandfather (love that man who I never met), and my mother. I like it and it suits me.
So now I sit and wait to see if anyone is interested in what I have to say. It would be nice if at least one person liked the story. It is part of a series of stories that I’ve been working on for over a decade.
I know, a decade! *chuckle* It all started one day when I was watching a talk show. There were men and women from each skin color represented. They were all discussing why they didn’t date their own skin color. I think that is the weirdest craziest thing in the world but I digress.
Anyway, when they got to the black man...I don’t even remember what he said. I just remember how sad he made me feel with his words. I turned away from the tv and started to write a story about a world where black women are adored. That is where I came up with the idea for these stories.
It is such a hateful world out there. It seems like so much of it is directed at women right now. There are so many books worshipping every other woman on the planet. Black romance novels are just that, black romances. I thought it would be nice if someone put us on a pedestal or at least tried.
I really like these stories and characters. I just wish I was a writer. *chuckle* I am not a writer. I am a story teller. I love telling stories and dreaming them up. I just wish my writing skills were better. *sighs* If wishes were money…
Anyhoodles, may the Lord God grant me a receptive audience and my own little niche…or big niche. I’m not choosy. I’ll take a cottage industry like Tyler Perry’s to quote Time Magazine. *cheesy smile*