I have been trying to write under my two aliases for quite awhile now and it seems like life always gets in the way of my writing! Somehow, someway, someone always keeps me away from doing what I need to do! So I decided recently that I would do a small goal everyday of a minimum of 1000 words with no maximum. This way even if I have a super busy day I know that I still put in some effort to write something and if I have a slower day and happen to write more than 1000 – possibly 10,000 that I also put in some effort to write something! I tend to get overwhelmed with projects and put too many projects on one darn plate lol. So hopefully this goal will help keep me sane!
Before bed last night I re-wrote the one area I wanted to change and wrote my 1000 words. In fact, I wrote 1,008. I am writing again right now. Probably can fit another 5k to 10k in today. It’s pretty easy to do with a story like this because I get excited with every word I put down on “paper” and it’s simply so intriguing and fun!
I have had a lot of you guys message me on Facebook and comment on my old KAMCS YouTube videos curious about the new book coming out. I don’t want to reveal too much, but I will tell you that unlike a lot of the other books available in this category – mine will not be set in the present nor the future.
My book is set in the 1950s. I was born in 1981 so I don’t have a lot of experience with this era, however, from what I have seen from TV shows and moves like Naked City (still have not found the TV show!) I really think this would be a superb setting for a crime series. I admittedly love the music and movies from that era as well. I suppose I have my family and my mom to credit to my love for ALL types of music! But, there is something really great about the music from that era and I just love it. Not only that era, but earlier!
Originally I started my story with a murder happening and it was set in a specific manner at a specific time in the story. But, while reading through it and watching a few different crime shows and movies, I decided to change the murder altogether to something else completely different. I think it not only reads better this way, but it also gives you more of a chance to get to know my main Character; who he is, what he stands for, if he is or is not passionate about what he does, etc. Because of this change I am a little backed up now, and so the book is going to be coming out a little later than I initially anticipated.
Beyond changing the story line, I have also changed my mind about my cover. I was dead set on a specific cover for my first installment – hell I even did a little draft of it, but after looking around I think I have found a few ideas I like a little more!
I started typing the story out on my laptop, and then for some crazy reason I became infatuated with this old typewriter I found. Unfortunately they are either crazy expensive or it’s simply in poor condition. I wanted the typewriter because A) It rocks. I mean, it’s just beautiful, but also B) because I thought it would give me some more inspiration! Take a gander (and if anyone knows of where I can buy one in great condition message me!):
So so cool! I love it!
Anyway, thanks for sticking with me! I really am having a lot of fun writing this first book and I hope that excitement sticks with me through the rest of the books as well!
I hope everyone has a great day today! I plan on doing some marketing work for my eBooks and then off to write more of my crime series. I’m really really excited about this book – I just hope everyone else likes it as well! My main character is not a boring guy by any means. A quarter of the way through the book you start to realize what type of a Detective he is, but more importantly you start to realize there is another part of him that he is hiding not only from the reader, but from the entire world as he knows it. Only time will tell WHAT he is hiding – but I can tell you that it’s going to be a really cool story line.
Oh! I also want to personally thank my friend Jim for helping me with a lot of my research for my book. While this is fiction, I also wanted to make sure that I got a lot of my facts right so that if someone that is familiar with Detectives and the NYPD in this specific era that they wouldn’t read my book and be like “well, that’s not correct!” I wanted to make sure I got aspects like clothes, weapons, tools of the trade, automobiles, etc. correct. While a lot of this stuff can be found online, I found that my friend Jim had much more valuable and accurate information than any website online.
So thank you Jim for lending a helping hand!
I will have two new ebooks coming out pretty soon. One is a marketing book and the other is my mystery! I really can’t wait to unveil the mystery because THAT is what I want to do after all. Just something fun and out of the ordinary. My mom will also be presenting a book of her’s as well. I’m not really sure what to categorize her book as, but I suppose fiction would be the best category. Her ebook will be available on her website as well as mine and Amazon!
Also, I have changed web hosts so hopefully we have more up-time now and people can connect to the site more! My other kristiambrose.com website had a more professional/plain feel to it. I found it to be boring and instead of reflecting on Kristi Ambrose the person I felt that it reflected on Kristi Ambrose the CEO. I’m not running a Marketing company anymore! Frankly, I want MY site to show a little bit of ME. I wanted to do something fun that sort of also was significant to me and my personality. I really wanted to unveil this site when my mystery was done. But, oh well!
I hope you enjoy the website. Everything is very neat and tidy, but also a lot of fun with some added flair!
My eBook Protecting Your Website From Google Panda – Includes Google Friendly SEO Blue Print will be available for FREE on November 1st to November 2nd! If you download this book and you find it to be really helpful, I would also suggest you check out my other Social Marketing eBooks as well.
Deciphering Keyword Research The Easy Way: Keyword Research is one of most critical and yet confusing aspects of your internet marketing campaign. Unfortunately, a lot of people take a look at what keyword research is and they feel lost in an instance and usually give up right away. Bad choice! If you don’t do keyword research it’s going to be much harder for people to find your website.
Market Yourself Successfully Using Social Networking Via Twitter: Using the Internet is a great way to market yourself, but you are also going to find billions of other people doing the same thing you are. So, how do you get yourself to be heard make sales and make money while still marketing yourself effortlessly? This first book is dedicated to giving you all the information you need to know about getting started with your Networking Campaign via Twitter. It includes everything from tools to keep your profile functional to how to design your Twitter profile so its brandable and everything else in between.
Market Yourself Successfully Using Social Networking Via Facebook: In this second book we will be talking about one of the major GODS of social network marketing – Facebook. Facebook is a whole other world than that of Twitter and there, and in my opinion there is a whole lot more to know, to learn and to do. That is also why this section is going to be a tad longer than Twitter as well.
Thanks for reading! Just a few quick updates of what’s to come in the next month or two. In November I would LOVE to do a giveaway for my eBooks. You will be able to enter into this giveaway if you like my Facebook Fan Page, the entry form will also be available on my website as well. I will include a page to the Giveaway when we get closer and get more fans! This time around I am going to do a Giveaway for a FREE Kindle Fire! Please like the page and also tell your friends about it as well. The Giveaway is quite simple. You do a few of the tasks that are mentioned in the Giveaway and you earn points for each task you complete. At the end of the time for the Giveaway I will add up the points and whomever has the most points will receive the FREE Kindle Fire! I would like to do the FREE Kindle Fire Giveaway at the start of November. But, I have to start seeing an influx in likes! Please share the page and share it often!
I am also going to be doing a few free book promotions as well in the next few weeks. You will be able to download select eBooks I have on Amazon for FREE! If you do get an eBook for free, please remember to try and leave a review so that other people can see what you thought about the book. Please also remember that if you do NOT have a Kindle, you can still download my eBooks by using your computer and an Apple product. All you have to do is download the Kindle for PC or Kindle for Apple applications!
I am going to start offering eBook bundles on my Amazon account. All books will be $2.99, two in one is going to be $3.99 and three in three is going to be $4.99 and so on and so forth. Figured this was a great way for buyers to get a sufficient amount of books and still get a great discount! Check out my Amazon Author Page and see what is available! The Facebook and Twitter bundle should be showing up within the next day.