Sunday, June 10, 2012

It's darn hard to be a writer

I think the hardest part of being a writer is not the creation, writing, editing or anything like that. It's the struggle to get fans to read your book. Sure I have fans on FB, Twitter and Goodreads. I love them all. They make me laugh and smile on my hardest days. But actually hearing from them, the feedback of the book, is the BEST. When I hear, "Oh I loved your book." I get chills. Of course I get bad reviews too. Once I wipe the tears of defeat from my eyes, I move on. But getting people to spread the word is tough. I am known on FB, but am I known elsewhere??
Honestly I am just one of the many Indie authors out there. There are so many of us struggling to be "known" and to sell books. I don't want fame, I want to sell stories. To transport people to another world is my goal. I want to be able to help you escape the daily life you lead and throw you into my story world. God knows that's why I read. Help the Indie authors out and buy our books. Yes of course the huge published books are so awesome, but so are ours!!!
Okay with that said I am back to writing now :) xoxoxox

The Brown House is unleashed.

So when I started writing TBH in January I had no idea how awesome the book would turn out. I am super proud of this book. I feel instantly in love with all of my characters. Almost more than my Avery Snow characters, almost. Avery Snow is my first book and I will always love it, but I love love love TBH.
Now it's out in Kindle and I am so pumped to be hearing the reviews and that people are enjoying it!!!
All of the buy links for both my books are on this blog :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Winner of the Become a Character Contest

I had this great idea to have a fan be a part of my next book. I mean how awesome would that be? Nine people entered, I had hoped for more, but I was so happy to have met the nine that did. What a great thing to hear their thoughts on my book and to follow my blog. I mean these people really read my book. They didnt just enter a contest for free stuff, they read and bought my book. I applaud you all for doing the work and supporting me in my journey!!! (Clapping) Now the fun part, I announce the winner. I used to find my winner. I gave everyone a number and assigned them on the notes section on my Christy Sloat Author page.
  1. Alicia Walker
  2. Amanda Collins
  3. heather Dunn
  4. Angie Roberson
  5. Missi Preston
  6. BreAne Lee
  7. Amanda MacDonald
  8. Nannette Hale
  9. Christine Huntington

The winner will be the next Spirit Guide for Avery Snow in the second book of the Past Lives series, The Unraveling of Avery Snow. I will build her character to this winners characteristics, looks, all of it. The winner of this contest is:
Number 2 Amanda Collins.
Amanda, I need you to email me right away so that we can get all the info ready, because I am ready to start this book. email me at Congrats!!!