Good morning sunshines! I’m new at this blogging thing. I have no good excuse— after all I do have a degree in Media Arts with emphasis in web design and animation. LOL. I used to be BOSS on the web. HA-HA. So, what happened? Family life happened. Listen, I look horrible in hats but if I did wear hats, I’d take off my hats to those women—and men who are stay-at-home parents and still manage to work from home, create blogs, do crafts, etc. Me, no, I can only do one thing at a time. Ha-Ha. So, I let my webbing go and focused on raising my family. I paused just before ending that sentence. I was going to say ‘raising my kids’ but soon realized I have been raising my husband also. Therefor, I’ve been raising my ‘family.’
Any who, I realized starting a blog was inevitable. My youngest was beginning school and now I’d have all the time in the world to pick up where I had left off. (I’m finding it difficult to concentrate at the moment since my husband is next to me watching Paranormal Witness. It’s quite intense for a Sunday morning while trying to write my first blog. Ha!) I started writing my book, The Silent Life of Genevieve, back in 2010. By 2011 I was a student at UNT-Denton and met Megan, an English Lit major. Because my husband and I had been on one income and had just bought our new home, I didn’t have money saved up to hire an editor. Megan was interested in taking on the task to edit my book for a reasonable fee. After the editing, I wanted to self-publish my book so I rushed and did it but was not pleased with the cover at all. Twenty twelve, I had my hands full with—A LOT which I’ll get to later—so I put my Genevieve away for two years. In 2014 I used LuLu.com to self publish but rushed into making the cover—again.
It wasn’t until two weeks ago, when my four year old began preK, that I had more time, downloaded Photoshop, and finally put the time into designing a pleasing book cover.
In those two weeks, I finally put the time to find out how other self publishers have found it successful to sell their books. (Well, throughout the years I had known ‘Blogging’ was a big deal but I new I didn’t have the time.) Now, here I am. My first REAL blog. Technically, this one is my second. He he.
So, what are Blogs for? I have found they are for many things, really. I’d say ‘Sharing is Caring.’ After reading several blogs, I think I am going to love blogging. I love sharing—and I have lots to share! For me, this blog will be just for that, to share. I want to share about my life and experiences. I am really looking forward to this blogging thing. LOL. I’m hoping it’ll help with the sales of my book, The Silent Life of Genevieve, ofcourse. We’ll see how this train goes. As for today, I have really enjoyed typing this up. Though I’d recommend NOT watching Paranormal Witness while blogging—LOL—because it will take two hours to type a few paragraphs!
Peace, Love and Chicken Grease!