Saturday, 1 September 2012

It's September!

Hi all,

I can't believe it's September - my birthday month is here again!
I just wanted to let you all know that I have finally published the concluding installment to my Lost Souls Triolgy - "Final Cut". I apologise for the delay. I'd hoped to have it ready for Spring, but so many things have happened to me this year, I just didn't get round to it and I have vowed never to publish anything that I'm not happy with.

To celebrate its release, I have made the first book, Souls Apart, free on Smashwords and this will hopefully filter through within the next week or so to itunes, Barnes and Noble and the Smashwords distribution sites. It won't become free on Amazon unless readers click the link to tell them they've seen it cheaper elsewhere. So, if any of you wish to download it to your kindles via Amazon, it would help me if you would do that, as I don't like charging for books I've made free everywhere else. It's just Amazon currently doesn't let writers make books free unless they are part of the KDP select program.

I hope you will enjoy September. I am going to be working on a new set of shorter YA novels, although I don't have plans for any more trilogies, just yet. I have enjoyed writing shorter stories, because I feel that the new digital market lends itself to shorter stories, rather than longer novels. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel readers of ebooks would rather buy cheaper and shorter books; I know I certainly do when I'm looking for a new kindle ebook.

Thanks for reading and I hope you continue to enjoy my books,

Love Anna x

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Why are some people so annoying!!!

Hi all

I just wanted to get something of my chest...WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE SO ANNOYING?!!

Phew - that's better. I just wanted to let you know about a recent experience of mine. I was selling my old heap of a car on ebay and, weirdly enough, I had over 30 people watching it, and I was inundated with offers from people wanting to buy it without waiting for the auction to end.

Like the little miss goody goody I am, I turned down those offers because I wanted to play fair and let the auction run until the end, so whoever won the bid would win fair and square and everyone would be happy.

All was going to plan until the winning bidder turned out to be a total time waster (and looking at his feedback from other sellers, this was one of the nicer things he's been called) and so I'm still stuck with my car, and I've lost my listing fees and so my whole ebay experience was a total waste of time and it's left me wondering what sort of person deliberately bids on items they have no intention of buying. Why, Lord, Why?!!

It's like internet trolls. Why do people do it? Have they got something missing in their lives (or in their brains, perhaps?)

Oh well, I just wanted to have a little moan about annoying people and warn people about some of the pitfalls of using ebay.

I will be off on my hols this Saturday, and so I will be chilling out on the beach and hopefully I will come back with a newfound sense of calm for my next blog post.

Enjoy your holidays everyone.

Bye for now

Anna x

Monday, 4 June 2012

Useless Warnings

Hi all

I am aware that I have been neglecting this blog, in favour of my other blog, Callie's World, again!
I thought I'd post today about something that really annoys me - it's Health & Safety gone mad!

Have you ever noticed, when you've opened a box of eggs, the stupid warning - "Warning - contains Egg." Agghhh! Help! I didn't realise! OMG! What am I going to do? You get the point?
I know it bloody well contains egg - that's what I wanted it to contain. How stupid have you got to be to not know what an egg is, I mean, come on...

And the list goes on... written on a bag of peanuts the other day, I saw this notice..." Warning, contains nuts." -Agghhh! I know it contains nuts! I'm not stupid - rant rant rant!!!

Anyway, I was thinking about these useless warnings, the other day, and I decided that it might be fun to put warnings on some of the following...

1) Unreliable men - "Warning - contains a two-faced, lying cheat."

2) Spanx - (I thought that this particular warning would benefit men) - "Warning - contains mounds of loose flabby flesh - remove at your peril."

3) Coffee flavoured revels - wouldn't it be great if they could warn us which ones are the disgusting coffee ones?

These are all I could think of, so far. I would love to hear yours.

I would also love to hear from anyone who didn't realise that boxes of eggs contained egg, or packets of peanuts contained nuts - there must be someone out there, or why else would they put it on the packets, lol!

Anyway, Enjoy the long weekend,

Anna :-)

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Here comes Spring

Hi all,

It's April, the sun is shining and the birds are singing! I am suddenly aware that the months are flying by and I've not been updating this blog enough, as I've been concentrating on my other blog, Callie's World.

I thought I'd update you on what I've been up to: firstly, I've been working as a tutor of adult literacy, numeracy and ICT, which has kept me busy during the day. In fact, it's been keeping me too busy, as it's so stressful with all the papwork we have to do, that I'm too exhausted to do anything else when I get home.

I haven't been doing any writing, except for my other blog. I am in the process of looking for another day job, so I've been doing a lot of online courses to help me prepare for a career change. I thought I'd let you know about a great website I found. It has tons of free courses from Microsoft office packages, to psychology. It's called Why not check it out?

Once I'm feeling ready to start my next book, I will let you know. It will be the last book in the Lost Souls trilogy and, after that, I want to go back to writing another  romantic comedy. I am also considering becoming a freelance writer, as I would love to write website content and blog posts for other people, as the only thing stopping me updating this blog so much is my day job!

Enjoy your Easter break. I read in the Daily Mail recently, that chocolate keeps you thin. Yay! All the more eggies for me then. :-)


Anna x

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

January Blues

Hi all

How's it going? Sorry I've not posted for such a long time. I've been focusing mostly on my other blog. "Callie's World."  I just wanted to apologise to anyone who reads it every Friday, for not posting last week. It hasn't been the best start to the year and last week was the worst week so far, because I had a car accident on the Monday and then on Wednesday my internet at home went down and it has only been put back on today now that a new router has been posted out.

I've decided to spend tonight catching up with all the stuff I usually do, including updating Callie. I'm also going to publish a trilogy, which is a little bit different to my usual chick lit style comedy and more of a darker paranormal romance. I've written two of the books and will publish them soon and I aim to start work on the third book this month.

I wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012.

Bye for now

Anna x