Saturday, April 26, 2014

@Marie_McKean on Things Authors Should Know #WriteTip #Paranormal #Horror

-       Writing is HARD!! If you’re looking for something easy to do, well, look somewhere else.

-       It costs a lot of money to write. True story. Just ask any author about the expenses of publishing. Editing, covers, marketing, promotions, giveaways . . . seriously, it gets expensive – Fast!

-       That money you spent, well, don’t expect it to be coming back anytime soon. If you were getting into writing to make money, look somewhere else. Even if you have a frickin’ amazing story, its still going to take a while for you to see any kind of return.

-       Writing is lonely. Even if you make critique friends and have a huge support network, you’re a lone soldier for most of the time. Luckily, most authors are introverts, so I suppose it works out. Unless, of course, you’re not.

-       Query letters are the bane of an author’s existence.

-       Rejection letters are possibly the even banier part of an author’s existence.

-       You know when you can’t think about anything else but the story your currently writing that you’re going in the right direction.

-       You’ll probably cry when you read your first couple reviews; whether they’re good or bad.

-       The publishing industry moves slow. And as an author you are so excited and want things to happen now . . .but its not going to happen that way.

You have to really enjoy the journey because it is long and hard.

Born of Oak and Silver


All that you can do is make the most of what you’ve been dealt—fight a good fight, resist being beaten by circumstance, and hope that somehow, despite it all, you’re able to accomplish the impossible.

But even then you cannot change the fact that you were born cursed.
I am one of those unlucky few upon whom the Curse of the Four Fathers has fallen.

It is I who must bear the burden of having a life that is unchangeably intertwined with the Fae. A sorrow made all the more great by knowing that where they are tragedy, loss, misery, and despair most assuredly follow.

As a Druid it is my responsibility to uphold the boundaries that keep the worlds of the Tylwyth Teg, and our own, separate. As a man it is my only ambition to protect the family and woman I so desperately love.

The only problem: I’m not sure this curse will allow for me to do both.

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Genre - Paranormal Fantasy, Horror
Rating – PG-13
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