I Think Big Things Are Coming!

Hello everyone!

Guess it’s time for one of my random pop ins.

I’ve been working pretty hard at finally getting some of the books that I have written published and up for everyone’s viewing pleasure. I’ve been working on my own little personal website and blog as well. Created an Author page on facebook too. Networking and marketing are probably one of the most difficult aspects of getting yourself out there for the world to see.

I suck at it. I think I have mentioned that before.

However, I would like to invite some of my friends and followers here on WordPress to take a look at what I have been doing. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to provide some links and maybe a few of you will become friends of mine on facebook as well?

There’s no such thing as too many “likes” I suppose.

I’ve put together a pile of stories that I would like to be able to get out soon. Perhaps even today. All I need to do is polish them up a little. I hope to get some feedback along the way.

I still enjoy reading all of your posts! Can’t wait to read more! Even though I don’t post as often as I would like or used to, I do still frequent all of you!

Happy Writing and Cheers! (my links are below)

https://www.facebook.com/authorsamiwilliams?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

authorsamiwilliams.simplesite.com

Hello again

Man, I’ve got to quit promising myself as well as my readers that I would post on this blog regularly. Apparently I just cannot do it. It’s all for good reason though. However, though I do not post regularly I do still log in and read what all of you are writing! I do really enjoy that!

I’ve been working so incredibly hard on my new novel. I would like to think that it’s coming along quite nicely. I am aiming to have it released early in 2016. I am hoping that I will be able to get the funds to do so.

As silly as this may seem, I have started a crowdfunding website and I am just praying that the kindness of a few will help me along my journey. I may be getting my hopes up a bit high, but I cannot help it. If it happens, GREAT! If not, well I won’t be any worse off than I am now. I’ll find a different way. ๐Ÿ™‚ I do want to share some of my new sites with all of you and ask that you at least take a look around. Maybe like my facebook page or share my site! I haven’t proved to be too much of a regular, so if not, I completely understand!

I also wanted to take a moment and talk about my new book.

Into the Woods.

I know I know… There’s a movie that just recently came out with that title right? Well here’s to hoping that a few stumble upon my other sites and blogs when searching for it in Google huh?

This book is a mystery. County prosecutor Ella Green is fighting the case of her career when she suddenly discovers the man she is prosecuting has information that could lead to the disappearance of her sister Olivia nearly ten years earlier. Her morals, career, and family are compromised when she makes a choice to help the defence in exchange for information.

Well, that’s the basic idea anyway. Please know that won’t be how the back of the book is written. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am excited to share it with all of you!

I am also going to leave you with a few links to my author page and facebook page. They’re brand new so please don’t judge too harshly as I am still figuring all of this out! Thanks!

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http://igg.me/p/the-opportunity-of-my-lifetime/x/10431351

https://www.facebook.com/authorsamiwilliams?ref=hl

http://authorsamiwilliams.simplesite.com/

A little less confused

Hello everyone! I took some time today to catch up with each one of you and your posts. All of it is still so enjoyable to read. I’m glad I have such amazing followers and that I follow such wonderful and unique writers such as yourselves. ๐Ÿ™‚

After my trip to California, I took some time to think about exactly where I wanted to take my writing career. Trust me, I’ve been all over the place. I’ve thought about starting and building up one of those power blogs that bring in a lot of money. Well, I couldn’t do that. I don’t even get on my WordPress blog enough. So that’s out. I love blogging, but I don’t think I could do it for a living. Then I thought about becoming a copywriter. I have the talent, but I don’t want the hassle of doing it. I know that makes me sound lazy. I guess I want to write about what I want rather than write what someone else wants me to. I became a writer for me. I thought about becoming a journalist and writing for online magazines. Again, there’s just too much in the way of politics for me to be able to enjoy it. Let’s face it. A lot of these online magazines are really quite ridiculous. I would want to write about something meaningful and not the top 10 ways to find out if your boyfriend is cheating on you. (no offense to those who do it. It’s just not my style.)

As I have mentioned before, I thought about writing a book. That idea has always appealed to me in one way or another. I’ve started a million different stories. I thought I could possibly help people through my own trials and experiences, but I don’t think that I could bring myself to share such private information with hundreds or thousands of people.

All I know is that I want to be a writer. I do want to change people’s lives, and I would like to make a good living doing so.

I have finally decided that I will write books. I thought of a great idea yesterday as a matter of fact. Now that I know exactly where I want to take my writing career, I’ll be able to spend more time focusing on that rather than starting a million different projects at once.

For now, my blogging will be based around my book. Not only so that I remain on track, but so that I can get some opinions and resources from all of you if you’re willing and would like to. I accept all forms of criticism as long as it is constructive and not hurtful. Please, I ask that no one be rude. We’re all writers here and we are all far from perfect.

Happy Writing! Until we meet again!

Happy 2015 Indeed!

I completely fell off the face of the planet again.

However, for a very good reason.

Earlier in December I was given an amazing opportunity and I had to put a few things on the back burner in order to pursue it. Unfortunately, my blogging was one of those things. It was hard to choose what had to be put on hold and what could stay. I will say, I’ve missed this terribly.

This past summer, I had applied to shadow a journalist in San Francisco for a few weeks. Ya know, getting to know the industry and the tricks as well as the hardship that comes with being a professional journalist. My application was accepted and I was able to get out of my small town here in Wyoming for a few weeks to get a taste of what it was really like.

I wouldn’t have traded it for the world. What an amazing experience! It was such a great way to start the new year. My ย novel is coming along quite nicely as well. It seems as though my hard work and many sleepless nights are coming to prove worthwhile.

Now I am back and settling into my more normal routine. I’ll be seeing more of you as you will of me. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope the new year has started off nicely for you as well.

CHEERS!

Seems to be the topic of the day

As I look through everyone else’s posts I can’t help but to notice that there is being a lot written about slowing down in life, caring for your fellow man, enjoying the small things and all that goes with it.

What is it about this time of year that makes us all think along these lines?

It’s a shame that we can’t think this way 24/7 365 right?

Maybe it’s because another year has come and gone again. What have we accomplished? What are the best memories that we have of this past year? Why is it that we now decide to look back and reflect?

We should do this daily.

Some of us should probably do it hourly.

It is true that I myself am guilty of not thinking about all of this stuff through the whole entire year. I am ashamed to say that I can look back on this year and I don’t remember much of the small stuff. It’s quite saddening.

Maybe instead of losing weight or quitting smoking as a part of our New Year’s resolutions, we should think about taking it slow every once in a while. We should enjoy the moments with our children for they don’t last long. We should laugh more and stress a little less. Perhaps we should take a good look around us and focus on what’s going on in the world. It would make more sense to live that way.

I would hope that you would all agree.

Searching for a destination that does not truly exist

I was up late last night having a conversation with a friend. I asked him, “What is it that you want out of life right now? Short-term speaking?”

He replied that he was tying to figure out what made him happy and finding out who he was.

The way that he stated it made it sound like it was a goal.

I think that it’s great when someone has such a goal, except for the fact that it isn’t a goal at all. It’s a journey that is never ending.

You see, I feel that when others are always trying to find themselves, they actually become focused on a destination that doesn’t exist. I find that to be a reason that there is so much misery upon our lives. We search and search for an end when there is no end to be found.

We change daily. You will not be the same person that you were a year ago and chances are you won’t be the same a year from now. It’s like I tried to explain to him. It’s okay to have base roots. However the branches will continue to spread, the leaves will grow, change color, die and grow again. It’s a part of life.

There are some aspects to ourselves that will never change. For instance, I know that my devotion and absolute unconditional love for my children will never change. Other than that, everything else is subject to bend, break, or fluctuate to some extent or another.

If I ever think that I have found out who I truly am or what I believe in completely, I am either dead or I have given up.

We should take the time to accept that we are the way that we are right now and also accept that it will more than likely change. A person, an experience or event can take place and change our opinions, views, thoughts or feelings that we hold now.

If we spend so much time trying to figure out who we are, what we like, and where we are going, we miss out on who we are in this moment. What a shame that is too.

We change. We are fluid creatures. Don’t continue to search for an end that there is no end to. Enjoy the journey and take in every step along the way instead.

Happy Tuesday morning everyone!

I shouldn’t make promises to myself that I can’t keep

Hey everyone! I hope that your holidays went well! Whatever you celebrate, I hope that it brought much joy and happiness! I know that mine did.

I missed writing on my blog! I couldn’t wait to have a moment to return to all of you. ย I have been reading what you have been writing and it’s always enjoyable!

I thought that I would be on this more. I promised myself that I would commit to at least two to three days a week to get on here and write, but of course I didn’t. Maybe now that everything is starting to calm down, I’ll be able to give more of my time to it.

Although, through the business of the season, I did start a new story. If that’s what you want to call it. I started writing down my self-help stuff, but I also ventured on a new journey with my writing.

What is it?

As silly as it may seem, I am starting to dabble into a little bit of the romance/erotica genre. It’s really fun and I am able to get a bit of my own fantasies out onto paper. Last week I submitted a pretty short story online to a publisher and made about $150 from about 20 minutes worth of work. It was nice to have a little spending money since I was already pretty broke from the holidays. I thought I might give it another go. Why not right?

It’s just hard to tell my mother I made money from writing about sex. I’ll have to figure out a way to let her know someday I suppose.

Well, I am going to go back to reading and catching up on all of you!

Happy writing! Cheers!