I am a caged in frustrated author of thought provoking, mind bending
e-Books, an occasional step-in parent, a fountain of knowledge, and ready
to share. I write what I would like to say and I mean everything I write.
Knowing me as a writer and author is like cracking an egg’s shell in the
air and wondering how far the splatter will spread. Wait, that’s kind
of like knowing me as a person. I’m like all over the board and always
working on three to five projects at a time. I have no favorite spots to
work and my view tends to be pointed at the keyboard. When an idea
comes into my head I just flow with it. I haven’t been able to conform
my writing to any specific pattern. I am more than often working on one
story and the characters from another will just be dying to get my
attention and I have to go into their world.
I tend to write in various genres from fiction to picture books. Using
pen (same one for the past eleven years) and paper, laptop and as a
newly favorite the word program on my cell phone. I have found I can
write anywhere with that little contraption and my focus is intent. Has
to be with those tiny keys, right? And then I just email to myself and
copy past into my manuscript.
Before becoming a self-published author I followed the rules. Wrote
outlines, character back stories, did the word counting, queries and
everything. I even had an agent once. Unfortunately he was a horrible
choice. Directed me away from Ballantine books (wish I would have known
who they were then) who wanted The Perfect Solution
and straight into the corrupt hands of Publish America. What a crock.
After that fiasco I was so humiliated I couldn’t write. Fought and had
my rights returned and now, I am back. I tried the querying again, but
became frustrated when it seems the agents’ rules are so varied, too
confusing for me. Not to mention the rejection letters can be soul
crushing. I received a lot of positive reviews for The Perfect Solution
when it was first published and yet when I began querying one agent
informed me no one would like the book and yet it deals with negligence
in the child care system. So, off I ran on my own. I have recently put
three novels, three picture books and a creative non-fiction book into
the Amazon and Smashwords
systems. I think e-publishing is one of the greatest inventions God has
given to the world. I would advise any author to go that route when
they have something they feel strongly about.
Oh, and to let you know I do have a stable life…I am the (always single)
mother of three daughters who are all grown now, 27, 25, and nearly 20
years old and I home schooled them on a string and a prayer. Though it
may seem as if I am a bit scattered brained I was able to school them
into college by the age of seventeen and sixteen. The two eldest have
graduated, yeah! I am the drooling proud ‘Lovey’ of a baby boy named
Jett Parker Ellington. Before being destroyed by Hurricane Ike, I lived
in a nice home and owned a home-based childcare center and that’s me and
my writing life in a nutshell.
I am a writer....a master of words.'My craft and the voices in my head, are my life.' ~Ey Wade
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