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My Musings As A Starving Author Ep 2

Hey 129 followers,

Wow. 129 followers.

I almost can’t believe it. Sorry this post is coming so late. I don’t know what is going on with my motivation. I didn’t post a Vlog yesterday and I almost missed my post for today.

So, in the past week I have joined Patreon (have not received any patrons yet😔). I’ve written a little bit to two stories and I’ve spent some time trying to figure out life.

I do that a lot. Thinking about life. I’m always trying to figure out what my next move is and how am I going to go abut getting what I want. I’m so excited abut receiving another five star review so I know that I’m not necessarily in the wrong profession but I also want to make movies, which is why I joined Patreon. I’m trying to get to that dream sooner than later. It’s just… what is taking me so long? Why am I still hesitating? That’s the question that I really need to ask myself. I wrote my first book with little to no hesitation yet since then I have been taking my time. I remember being up all night writing until I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Now I find myself lyin in bed sleeping or watching tv.

I need a swift kick in the butt.

That’s all I have this week.

Until the next time…

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Reviewless: Sort Of

Hey 128 followers,

I didn’t have enough time to read a book so that I could get a review up for you but I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging. I have some exciting news.

Yesterday I happened to log onto Author Central, as I often do, and I noticed that I had a new review for my book Power. So being the curious girl that I am, I checked out the review and could not wipe the smile from my face.

It was five stars!

There are times when I doubt whether I am a good writer and if my book is any good, but when I see something like that it makes me proud.

Another five star.

Not my first and hopefully not my last.

Now I’ve got to get writing because I can’t leave everyone hanging for that second book.

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#WriterWednesday #1

  
Hey 128 followers,

Welcome to Wednesday when I will share excerpts of my writings from the past 18 years. These excerpts are whatever was written on all of the loose paper I had piled up. Some may be pretty short. FYI, some of it is pretty bad. So, bare with me. Also, before deciding to write books, I wanted to write screenplays so many are being written in book format so they can be slightly understood but they are not edited. If you want to be able to see exclusive content from what I am working on you can make a small donation on Patreon at Patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Now on to my writing…

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In an airplane bathroom, Dominique rises and looks in the mirror. She brushes her hand under her nose and fixes her hair. Dominique leaves the bathroom.

In the airplane cabin, Dominique walks back to her seat.

“You okay?” Terell asks.

“Yeah.”

In the Clark’s kitchen, Cassandra, Whitney, Keimi, Aubrielle and Sharde are preparing dinner.

“What time does aunt Roz’s plane get in?” Whitney asks.

“Four,” Cassandra answers.

“Who’s picking her up?”

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Wow. That’s it. Told you it was pretty short. I vaguely remember writing this. There are a couple of characters I can’t remember creating but what are you going to do huh?

Well, that’s it for this week of Writer Wednesday.

Let me know if you lik this idea and want more posts like this.

Don’t forget that my book Power is still available for purchase and don’t forget to check out this weeks featured book.

Until we meet again…

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My Musings As A Starving Author Ep 1

Hey 128 followers,

It’s Monday, which means I’m going to rant.

Tomorrow marks one month since I left the “traditional” working world to pursue a career as a full-time as a writer. I’ve enjoyed not having to answer to anyone, but I have not been enjoying the no money aspect. I don’t think I have met anyone in all my years on this earth who likes being broke.

I feel like I should rejoin the “traditional” working world. At least part time.

Ugh. I don’t want to do it but I think I need to do it.

I am working on my third book, which should be finished on Friday. I have to purchase my ISBN for my second book, which is supposed to be released July 8th. I’m not even sure if I will have that in time, so that book release might be pushed back, again.

I knew that this would be hard but I didn’t think I would have to give up so quickly. Especially considering how strongly I felt about my decision.

I’ll make a final decision tomorrow.

Hey before you guys go I wanted to let you know that I joined Patreon. I have a lot of things in the works, not just my books. If you guys are interested in becoming a patron you can find me at http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Any help that you can give is greatly appreciated. I’m still working out the kinks but I will add extras for becoming a patron soon.

Until the next time…

Radish Reads #1

  
Happy Friday my wonderful 128 followers,

As a writer, I think it is important to read, and I like to read. Actually, I think like is too soft a word for how I feel about reading.

On this glorious Friday I want to talk about a story I read on Radish. If you are not familiar with Radish and you read my last post, Radish is a lot like Wattpad. You write stories and share them with readers. The difference is, with Radish you can make money. Now, I’m not too sure how that works, whether it’s based off of reads, votes or shares. Plus, you have to put in an application to be consider a writer for the app (still waiting to hear back about mine by the way).

Moving on.

Like with my Wattpad posts, I I’ll not be sharing the name of the story or author.

Yesterday I clicked on the first story that popped up and I didn’t put my iPad down until I finished it. At least I’m hoping that I didn’t finish it because where the author left off at was just cruel.

There was so much going on with this story. It had paranormal entities, a bunch of mystery/triller vibes and whole lot of erotic scenes.

It was actually labeled a mystery but if I had to place it in a genre category, it would be Erotic Mystery (if such a genre existed).

It almost felt like the author wanted to tell a sex story and needed a new and fresh way to do it. A way that hasn’t been done. So, why not throw in a girl with physic abilities, a couple ghost and a murder mystery?

I’m telling, you I could not put it down and I like a good erotic novel like the next girl but it was the murder mystery that held me. I legit need this case solved and I hope that the author isn’t going to leave me hanging because it’s been months since she’s posted. Which is a downside to apps like this because you could get so wrapped up in a story and then the author decides to stop posting.

I just want to scream at the top of my lunges, “why!?”

I have been left with this big hole in my gut. It’s almost like my sister telling me that she’s going to make backed Mac n cheese for dinner but when I get to her house she’s changed her mind. I feel so empty right now. I need to know what happened.

Ugh, I think I’m going to go drown my misery in another book.

Until we meet again followers…

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Wattpad Stories: Post I

  
Hey guys,

Welcome back to my blog. Before we dive into the point of this post I wanted to go over a few things.

1: I am going to start blogging three times a week. That’s right. Three times. Monday’s will feature my musings of a starving artist. Wednesday’s will be all about sharing my writing and Friday’s will be book reviews. So, this will be the last Wednesday you have a review related post.

2: At the end of each blog will be a icon for the FEATURED BOOK OF THE WEEK. This will likely be the last published book that I reviewed. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy, just click the photo.

3: My book will also be at the end of each post if you are interested in purchasing (I hope you are).

4: I will also feature a link for some fun t-shirts available for purchase and a Gofundme account for anyone interested in making a small donation.

Now onto the blog.

So Wattpad. For those of you who are not familiar with Wattpad, in a nutshell it is a free story sharing app. That’s it. Professional and amateur writers and write stories and share them with the large community.

I learned of Wattpad about a year ago and started sharing my work on the site. In the process, I’ve read a bit as well. Some really good ones that should be professionally published.

This post is not about those great stories, however.

This is about the story I just had to DNF (Do Not Finish).

I will not share the name of the book or author.

I was so frustrated reading this last story. It is hugely popular on the app, gaining thousands of reads, votes and comments, but this book was horrible and no one seemed to notice. It had a good premise that is working but something went horribly wrong with this book.

I don’t have a big problem with insta-romances, but this was super insta. The way the two MC’s fell for each other gave me whiplash. Things weren’t adding up within this story. The entire week that I pushed myself to try and finish this book I kept trying to keep everything in order in my head. There were just so many inconsistencies.

I’m still trying to understand how a book that needs a major overhaul, could be one of the most popular books on the site. That was the whole reason why I wanted to read it (lol).

Back to the drawing board, or the Wattpad story recommendations.

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Until the next time…