This Chick has written a novel! 

You are probably wondering how I’ve found the time, and looking back on it I have wondered the same thing LOL.  I love to read and my favorite types of novels are fantasy with a hint of romance, although as you know I read other genres too. I had this idea kicking around in my head and started writing it down, and before I knew it my novel was finished (it took awhile ;)) I would love to get published but know that it is an incredibly difficult challenge and could never happen, although I will try. However, I want some feedback!  Will people like it? Is it good? Did I waste my time?  Being an impatient individual, and living in the land of social media, I am going to release a chapter a week on Wattpad.  I don’t have a clue how Wattpad works, but since I muddled my way through WordPress and have become semi successful with a pretty decent following, I decided to put on my big girl pants and try it out!  I will post that link on WordPress, weekly, and would love it if you all would read along and let me know what you think!  Really, I am serious.  Feedback would be great!  Also, if any of you have any tips on how to be more effective on Wattpad, I would love to hear them!

My novel is called Midnight Metamorphosis. It’s about a young girl named Avery who discovers after the death of her mother, that she is not an average girl. Her parents forbidden love created a child that was prophesied to either save their people, or be the catalyst to their end. She is in high school and with the help of her new friends figures out her powers, crushes on a couple boys, and fights evil demons. A normal teenage life, right? 

Here’s a sample from the Prologue of Midnight Metamorphosis:

I walked into the kitchen pulling my sweatshirt down over my head. My mom was at the stove, scrambling a couple of eggs for breakfast. She reached over and laid her hand against my cheek, then reached back to help me pull my hair out from under the neck of my sweatshirt. Smiling, she turned back to the eggs pushing them around in the pan.

      “I have to run up to Chandler today to deliver some kits to a store that’s going to start selling them.” She said, turning to split the eggs between two plates on the counter. She set them on the table and sat down in the seat across from me.

     Taking a bite of my eggs, I nodded cautiously, knowing what was coming next. I opened my mouth to say at the exact same time as my mom “If anything happens to me..” We both trailed off and my mom laughed nervously.

Please click on my book cover below for the Prologue to my novel Midnight Metamorphosis.

Thanks!!   Deborah

12 thoughts on “This Chick has written a novel! 

    1. I actually have some real authors who I love that release some novellas and extra stories, so it must be a mix. I have seen the fan fiction though. I’m curious enough to try. Although I cross pollinate on all social platforms, Lol. How did you release your novels?

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      1. I did the first chapter of my first book on wattpad as a teaser, but it barely gathered any readers. So once it was published, I pulled the chapter. I know A. M. Bradley (she’s on wp and has several works in process) shared her stories and she wasn’t very popular as compared to some other people that obviously didn’t take much time to learn grammar or even how to tell a proper story. Those people chastised her for the way she wrote.

        My decisions to publish my books myself, for free, isn’t something many other people would do, and that’s okay. But I shared my books through Smashwords, and they not only have my books in their store (for free, obviously), but they’ve distributed to pretty much every online bookstores except for Amazon. Luckily, Smashwords offers a wide range of formats, including mobi files for Kindles, so my reach isn’t quite as limited.

        If you choose to release on wattpad I just want you to be aware that it takes a ton of time and effort to gather readers and you might be surprised at the reactions you receive. There’s positives and negatives.

        My suggestion, if you’re serious about publishing it, is to edit like crazy, find some beta readers for honest (private) feedback, and then decide how to proceed. Search for a traditional publisher, or self publish?

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      2. I actually did get Beta Readers, hired an editor and did three re-writes. Is it perfect? It probably never would be, in my eyes. As far as editing goes, she did a great job! If you ever want to hire one, I’ll give you her contact info!

        Smashwords? I’ll look into it! That’s a new one. Thanks for the tip! How are your books doing? If you don’t mind me asking?

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