Saturday, November 25, 2017

Has social media become our altar and pew?

Are we linked from the gut to the soul to digital marketing?

https://www.ted.com/talks/scott_galloway_how_amazon_apple_facebook_and_google_manipulate_our_emotions?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=image__2017-11-21

Your author-self dragging?

Need some pick-me-up from the floor of pessimism or doubts of worth as a novelist? Need to pull back to your computer or pad, or whatever tool you prefer for creating your masterpieces - because my friend, someday we might be recognized.
I know about crawling under the rock of fear. I just published the first book of my series, expected a slice of praise, maybe not a bang but a touch of hoopla, well I am feeling discouraged. Waited until I finished the next two novels and although the first one is a short tale, it is necessary to introduce the main protagonists before moving onto what evolves, however, even those who stated they loved it have not given me a review!
So here I am telling you that if you are in a down place, keep the faith, read up on many experts, including writers, who crashed when alive, were considered mediocre, or peculiar but are raved on after death. What good is that for us now? But if we could do other than write would we? Most of us have had different achievements and tried other roads more traveled to no avail and returned to the pen or keyboard, even with bruised egos.
Here are few inspirational quotes to trash or hang onto as we paddle back to the bank of hope. We might also read about authors who published great books and still hassle with publishers.

30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors

Marta C Weeks author of The Sylph's Tale:  http://www.martacweeks.com

Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

Sunday, November 19, 2017



Hi!

I'm excited this week! The Sylph's Tale has been released in digital in all the major retailers! If you grabbed your copy, a review would be amazing :) 

If you haven't bought it yet, you can buy now by choosing what retailer you prefer: Amazon, iBooks, Nook, GooglePlay. 

I really appreciate everybody who has been following my publishing endeavors and my writing. Therefore, I want to thank my mom Carmen, who asked me to include her in my author's name. The letter C stands for you, Mom. I also want to remember my late husband, Victor, whom I rode a rollercoaster life that inspired my creativity. 
My husband Charles has a special place in my heart for all that he does for me. He not only reads my prose, poetry, and media but also judiciously revises and makes creative contributions. 
I also want to thank my friends and neighbors who like my work and volunteer to read, question, and suggest changes. In particular, author Gwendolyn Kristie, but also the members of the Sierra Writers and the dismantled Elk Grove Writing groups. 
Lastly, my heart goes to my family who supported my creativity after my retirement, yet loses me into my own worlds and events that crowd my mind. You are all in my heart and I might seem disconnected from reality from time to time, but I love you all. 


Thank you to all my readers for their support,

Marta.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Authors! 87-year-old proves you’re never too old to write your first book


Image result for free baby boomer photosNot saying that young authors have nothing to write about nor that they lack talent. Just saying, does it surprise you that boomer authors are on the rise? It seems to me that the older a person the more read, movies watched movies and experienced life. According to Pew Research Center
Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation.
Jus think what former hippies, flower-children, war protestors and innovators can write about!

Authors! 87-year-old proves you’re never too old to write your first book

Saturday, November 04, 2017

The Sylph's Tale

Hello!

I hope all is well with you all.
I have amazing news, The Sylph's Tale is available for pre-order on several retailers: https://books.pronoun.com/the-sylphs-tale/

My assistant, Marcy Anderson is curating my reviewing team. Therefore, I really need to know who will be willing to receive a copy and then leave a review. 

Meaning that I'm looking for ARC readers. Go here to grab an ARC: 
https://booksprout.co/arc/480/the-sylph-s-tale

My dream of having these books published is finally coming true. If you want to help me out you can by ordering my ebook. Paperbacks will be available only for book 2 and 3, however, book 2 will have a special bonus that consists of book 1.

Thank you for being a loyal follower,

Marta

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

J. K. Rowling comes for Trump in a single tweet

Really love that the author JK Rawlings has no problems in speaking her truth.

J. K. Rowling comes for Trump in a single tweet: The acclaimed author proves her chops in lengthy novels and in 140 characters or less; beware Trump

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Free: Self Publishing PDF


If you are considering self-publishing, as I'm, you might also feel lost in a maze of possibilities, here is a short instructional I came across, a helpful and free PDF from BookBaby.

Five steps To Self Publish from Bookbaby, a reputable self-publishing source.

"All the essential information you need to go from manuscript to marketplace" 

https://www.bookbaby.com/pages/pdf/5-Steps-To-Self-Publishing.pdf

Monday, October 02, 2017

Marta C. Weeks: Update: SYLPHS; or, IMMORTALS, a trilogy

Marta C. Weeks: Update: SYLPHS; or, IMMORTALS, a trilogy: Hi everyone and welcome! After completing edits on Book One I have given a new title to The Sylph's Tale; or  SYLPHS; or, ANGEL HUMANS,...

Update: SYLPHS; or, IMMORTALS, a trilogy

Hi everyone and welcome!
After completing edits on Book One I have given a new tile to The Sylph's Tale; or SYLPHS; or, ANGEL HUMANS, the trilogy. 
Update: SYLPHS; or, IMMORTALS, a trilogy
For more please go to: http://www.martacweeks.com/p/vrigins.html

A MUST freebie for authors

Free PDF from K.M. Weiland: Craftin Unforgetable Characters


Caption from Marta C Weeks, Book Three http://www.martacweeks.com/p/vrigins.html


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Emotional health for today

October 1, 2017
Instincts
We have learned that the satisfaction of instincts cannot be the sole end and aim of our lives.
If we place instincts first, we have got the cart before the horse; we shall be pulled backward into disillusionment.
But when we are willing to place spiritual growth first—then and only then do we have a real chance. 

12 Steps & 12 Traditions, p. 114
Thought to Ponder
Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional, growing spiritually is up to me.