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“We Can Be Heroes…”

You, as a reader and blogger, have a super power. Your love and passion of the written word are your strength. Your excitement to share it is your influence. And just like that, you have forced the publishing industry to evolve!

Look at what you’ve done for the Indie author. You’ve taken a chance on authors who opted to make themselves vulnerable, and put themselves at your mercy. Authors who chose to let YOU, not a publisher, decide if they’re worthy of being read. Continue reading…

The Evolution of an Indie Author

Two years ago today, I clicked on a button that changed my life.

Publish

I became an Indie Author with that single click.

I watched the world react to Emma’s story. I heard every single cry of anguish. I read every single word questioning why I would end a book that way. I received every single email thanking me for exposing you to a story that made you feel. Continue reading…

The Rebecca Donovan Experience

I will be traveling like crazy for the rest of the year. Why? To see you!! I’m trying my best to make an appearance in every region of the country. If there wasn’t already a book signing organized, I made one up! I’ll be roaming the country with my friends, who also happen to be talented authors. Lucky me… and you!

I’m even making Canadian and UK appearances.

I want to meet you. To see your smiling faces. To hear how much I’ve put you through.

Here is the current list of where I’ll be for the year (and there may be more added later): Continue reading…

You Should Be Smiling!!

July 2nd
That’s the day Out of Breath will be on your Kindles or in your hands!

What’s even better, you can Pre-Order it now!!

In the meantime, I need to finish editing it… select the new cover… and then edit it some more. It’s so close to being perfect.

There’s a lot to be done before July 2nd, but instead of drowning in the anxiety of that list, I AM SMILING! And you should be too! Continue reading…

This Is It! Ready? Set. GO!!

Did you know who I was at this time last year? Most of you will say, “No.” That answer alone will tell you how much 2012 has meant to me. Because now you’re a part of my world, and I am so grateful you found me!

Do you know who else I am grateful to have found me? Colleen Hoover. She sent me an email this past summer and basically said, “We should be friends.” And guess what? We Are! And because of that email, I have been introduced to many more authors I adore and respect, who have now also become my friends. So, thank you, Colleen. You made my 2012 that much better! Continue reading…

Make a Wish!

Out of Breath is now in the hands of my editor at Amazon Publishing. After months of writing, it truly came down to the last two weeks.

I created a writing schedule. And… I didn’t follow it. I couldn’t do it. I cannot write on demand. I cannot produce based on a deadline. But I can write fueled by Dew and the natural adrenaline of panic. I locked myself away in a beach house in California (no, I didn’t suffer) for a week, and wrote. Slept a couple of hours, drank some Dew, and wrote some more. Continue reading…

Just Words

I have mastered the Art of Procrastination. And it is an art. Wait too long, and it turns into slacking off. Start too early, and the panic hasn’t set in enough to force the creativity to the surface.

I hand my completed Out of Breath manuscript to my publisher on November 30th. I am still writing this manuscript. I am just now nearing the halfway point of the story… and I still have a lot of story to tell! Yes, the panic has set in. But you know what? I’ll get it done! I always do! Granted there will be some serious heart palpitations along the way, and it may not be the neatest manuscript they’ve ever received, but it will be done… and it will be magnificent!! Continue reading…

Playing with the Big Kids

JUNE 2013!!

I’m not going to torture you and make you read this entire blog for that single piece of information, so I might as well start with it.

Don’t be sad! There’s no reason to groan!

I’m not playing wiffle ball on the street of my neighborhood anymore. I’m in the “Bigs” now; with that comes a new set of rules, and we need to play nice!

I loved being an Indie Author! Continue reading…

All Good Things…

Missed me?! I’m sorry I haven’t been around…

I’ve had one of the most exciting summers of my life! I wish I could tell you all about it… and I will. But not quite yet.

Let’s just say ~ I’m a very happy author!

How’s Out of Breath coming along, you ask? It’s at a very critical point. I’m excited by this story and how it challenges me emotionally during the creative process. I believe this is the most powerful in the series, and I want nothing more than for you to experience the conclusion of Emma’s story at your most vulnerable. You’ll earn this ending. More importantly I hope you love it as much I do. Continue reading…

ODin’ on Dew!

So… how’s your summer going? I’d really like to push the “pause” button on mine. It is slipping away waaay too quickly.

Progress report: I’ve written the first quarter of the book (nearly 120 pages). Yes, I know. I really wanted to be further along as well. But considering I spent eight hours yesterday staring at my computer and went to bed with two paragraphs, I don’t know what to tell you. I’d try to force it, but then you’d hate it. Last weekend, the chapters were flying and I was so excited.

I think there’s a correlation between the Dew consumption and creativity. Continue reading…

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