I just had to share this from Ally. She is continuing to work hard to make her dream come true.
from The Vampire from Hell by ally thomas
I found this quote online today, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” ~Colin Powell
That quote summarizes my goal, why I wake up at 3 am most mornings to begin writing before I log in for work. My journey into the world of Indie Publishing started last January when Smashwords.com published my first story, The Vampire from Hell: The Beginning (Part 1). It’s been a wonderful experience and one that I hope to continue pursuing for many years.
My memories from just this one year are countless, yet each one has been a great “ah ha” moment. While writing the Vampire from Hell series this past year, I’ve met many new friends and fans, received emails from readers who have enjoyed reading each part, experienced the gratification of getting my first paycheck (ever how small) from Amazon on Christmas Day 2011, preparing for 2012 and the continuation of Rayea’s storyline while also gaining advice and guidance from established authors on marketing, promotion, and publishing.
Many of you know that I currently write part-time before and after work, something I hope will change to becoming full-time one day. It’s a dream I dare to dream. That’s why when I get a real world project finished and sent off to the client for review, it is a BIG DEAL. I’m able to turn around and focus primarily on my first love, writing. When I sent off my emails to my client last night, I thought of this passage from the Vampire from Hell: Part 1.
Guess what I’m doing this weekend!
You can download Part One for Free. Go to Freebies for more info. Part 1 is the first in Rayea’s story.
Thanks again to everyone’s support and interest!