Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Hiya, hope you're all having a wonderful Christmas!

In our family, we celebrate Christmas until after New Years. Why stop now, this season rocks! =D

If the Christmas celebration ends for you after today, we hope it was awesome for you, and hope the rest of December is smooth sailing!

What are you plans for the next week? Any ideas on how to end the year? We always like to try and go out with a bang! =D

One more week for 2015 - we hope it's marvelous!

Thanks for all your support, and for being so awesome!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Weekend Break

Hiya! How are you? Hopefully fantastic =)

Me, I'm coming off a make-shift weekend. Sending out my first novel to beta readers was...emotional, to say the least. To be honest, I ended up giving myself Monday & Tuesday to detox, relax, and focus on something other than writing.

I'm getting back into it tonight though, and I'm so happy! Initial feedback from some of the beta-readers was positive, and I'm excited to see what else they say!

Honestly, I'm expecting replies such as "nice first try, but not so much" or "yeah, no." I'm very much one of those people who, in every area of life, is always waiting for the other shoe to drop, and writing is no exception. Hence the reason it's taken me twenty years to get this far O.O

I've already had dreams nightmares about giving up on writing altogether, and crawling into a hole of shame, becoming one of those "yeah, I almost published a book...once" people. I'd rather not do that, but like most writers, I have an over-active imagination, and am a bit cynical and self-deprecating. I'm trying to work on that as a life-project in general, but it isn't easy. I'm not a naturally confident person.

So, all that to say: I needed a break; I took a break; I'm done with my break. I'm terrified of the possible negative "don't quit your day job" responses I might get. At the same time, I'm hopeful and trying to be excited for the possible positive "that was awesome!" responses I might get. At this point, either response is just as likely as the other, and I'm trying to stay neutral til I hear solid feedback.

This author thing is going to test my confidence and feelings of self-worth (or lack there of), but I'm sure it'll all work out for the best. Everything does, right?

In the end, I'm doing what I feel I should. That's what helps me sleep at all. Even if I am a terrible writer, I'm just having fun with it.

My next project, aside from writing: youtube. O.O

Ciao for now!  And remember, Keep Creating!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

I'm ready for Beta-Readers?! O.O

Random update, in the wee hours of the morning.  I'm tired, shocked, surprised, excited, and a little dizzy.  Cuz guess what?  I got my manuscript ready for beta-readers!! O.O  =D

My book is the first in a trilogy. It's a Young Adult Paranormal, maybe Contemporary.  Honestly, I'm not sure - never been very good at labeling =P

Anywho, if you'd like to beta-read, feel free to email me at rozewallin at, or message me on FB or Twitter!

Til then, I'll be sitting in shock, looking at the words "End of Part 1" O.O

Thursday, December 3, 2015

I Finished My Book Cover! =D

Whoot! =D

I was so nervous, when I decided to design my own cover.  I've heard the horror stories, ya know?  It is enticing, the option to just buy a pre-made cover, all nice and neat.  My issue with that though, is the covers don't really ever match the book, and I don't want that for my books.

I couldn't get past the feeling of needing the over to match my book, so I dove into designing my own.  It's scary, and overwhelming, but what's the worst that'll happen by trying?  Hell, if it blew, I could always purchase a pre-made one, right? ;)

I did all the research, studied up, found some amazing images, and got to work.  12 hours later, not only did I have the cover for the first book in the series finished, but the second book's cover, as well as the rough design for the third book! =D

What excites me even more, is I hadn't figured out the title for even the first book, or the series name yet!  Eek!  Not good, haha.  Luckily, in the cover-design work, I figured them all out! =D  I love them all, and I'm soooo excited!

I think I'm going to work out a title/cover reveal, and see what comes of that.  If nothing else, I'll have something to put up on Goodreads and Amazon when I release it =P

Whoot! It's all coming together!  Thank God =)