Thursday, 27 November 2014

Sunday, 28 September 2014

BORN THE MOVIE

Random hot dude who has to play someone in the movie?
 Who I imagine as Jake

Yes, you read that right. Born the movie. I know I have said a thousand times I would not want a movie, but you all have said a billion times you would, so I am joining your team.
If you would like BORN made into a movie or TV series, please go to this spot and rate this book trailer for BORN. I imagine if you rate low the odds of the movie being made are low, so bear that in mind.
Go and like the book trailer and the more likes the more likely it is the get picked up. It's that simple.
One more hot guy because it's Sunday? Okay
If you just want to watch over and over go to YouTube, I loaded the trailer for y'all


Hugs and smooches,

Tar

Friday, 15 August 2014

A sad day at the brown house

Today was a shitty day. One of those days you wish you could change every decision you made.
Yesterday my dog bit me in the head and I made an excuse for him.
Two weeks ago he bit my cousin and I made an excuse for him.
A month ago he attacked my cousin's dog and I made an excuse for him.
Last night I let him sleep in my daughter's room like he does every night. I had made so many excuses for him that I believed it would be fine. He was a sweet little beagle with an adorable face who I made excuses for. 
Like a ducking moron. 
When my daughter got up this morning she came into my office where I was writing a novella for the single lady spy series and told me her iPad landed on her face when she was reading. I knew instantly the dog bite on her face, the one that had broken the skin and had bled, was not caused by an iPad. But she made up a story, just like I had been doing.
None of us wanted to face the fact our beautiful beagle, Mr. Beagle as we referred to him, was sick and getting meaner by the day.
But today I ran out of excuses and I stopped trying to make them. Today I put on my big girl panties and took my lovely dog to the vet and did the responsible adult thing to do. I put my dog down. My dog that I snuggled with every day. My dog that slept with me when my kids were gone. My dog who I believed would always be there.
I made a horribly hard choice and let him go to that peaceful place I personally believe in—squirrel hell.
Rest in peace Mr. Beagle and screw you adulthood. I hate being the adult in the room most days and I really hated it today. 
My daughter is fine by the way. And her tetanus is now up to date again...

Thanks for letting me vent in an unprofessional manner. 

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Self Publishing


Every week, I'm sure no different to any other author, I get a bunch of questions from people wanting to be authors or people who already are authors but want more success.
They are always the same questions but I don't always have great answers because I'm short on time.
Questions like how did I start out, how did I succeed (don't really feel like I have yet, but thank you), how did I find my cover artists, who is my editor, who promotes my work, how did I get my agent, etc.
The list is huge.
I don't actually have time to answer the questions or even really think about them and ensure I am giving the best quality answers.
I maintain a busy release schedule.
So at the risk of sounding like a completely narcissistic, douchey asshole, I have written a 13k word booklet on the things I have done wrong. This is my advice, it isn't some get rich scheme or 'How to sell a million ebooks' nonsense. In the last year I've sold nearly a million ebooks yes, but if I'd been a smarter cookie I could have sold way more. I don't know much about what I got right, but I know what I got wrong.
I also know what pisses me off, so some of the tips are common sense things.
The book cost the same as always to create, cover and editing and yada yada yada, so I am charging .99c to cover the cost of it. I'm not doing it for money, I'm doing it to save myself some time and to help people who are new or trying to increase their sales or just want to laugh at all the shit I did wrong.