Proofreading Services for Indie Authors

Proofreading Services - Lauren Mayhew AuthorAs a self-published author myself, I know how hard it is to proofread your own work. You’ll never find all of the typos, as you know exactly what the sentence is supposed to say, and your brain skips past the errors automatically. I think a certain degree of errors are expected in self-published works, because not all of us can afford to pay a high-end proofreader, or two, to look over our books. But, you should never hit the publish button without having at least one person read through it.  Continue reading “Proofreading Services for Indie Authors”

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I FINISHED WRITING BOOK 2!!!

Lauren Mayhew NotebooksSo, in case the title didn’t give it away… I FINALLY FINISHED WRITING BOOK 2 – Mourning Memories.

It has taken me 18 months, yes, that’s a year and a half, to finish writing it. It’s been a hard one.

I completely struggled with a re-write at 20,000 words and just couldn’t get back into writing it after that. But on Friday, I made the decision that I was going to spend the whole weekend writing it.

It did take me the whole weekend too. I was locked in my room, hunched over my notebook, determined. I’m so happy and a little bit relieved that it’s finally completed. Now I just need to type it up and edit it.

I’m pretty sure it’s not long enough at the moment, but I already know a few scenes that need to be added in, so the word count should be very similar to ‘Reality is in a Dream’.

As I have changed the cover for my first book, I need to think up a new idea for my second cover and I already have a few ideas about that. Hopefully I can show you all something in the near future.

 

That’s My Goal

The number 1 song this time 10 years ago was That’s My Goal by Shayne Ward.that27s_my_goal

That’s My Goal: My goal in life is to be successful in whatever I do. If you’re familiar with my blog then you will know about my book. I would love for that to be as successful as possible!

I recently updated the cover of ‘Reality is in a Dream’ and am re-publishing it with Createspace. I got the proof copy yesterday, so now all I have to do is read through it and make sure that everything is perfect!

So basically, being successful – That’s My Goal.

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Follow Your Self-Publishing Dreams

All my life I have wanted to have a book published but it’s not as easy as people seem to think! Not only do you have to find yourself an agent who is willing to back your book, they then have to find a publisher who wants to sell it!

All of this can take years and I didn’t (still don’t) have the time to do the research and find someone to help me out. I didn’t want my book to just be saved in the computer collecting dust, so to speak, so I decided to self-publish.

This way, I have accomplished my dream of being a published author without having to go through all the stress and rejection that I’m not capable of dealing with at the moment. I did this with Feed A Read.

Not many people have heard of them, but they really are worth looking at. The royalties that you get from each book far exceeds anything that CreateSpace can offer you! Here’s the link to find out more about them: http://www.feedaread.com/authors/?AFF=6210

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