Thursday, June 7, 2012

Davee Jones Author


On this stormy, steamy night, I'm enjoying the quiet of my home and reflecting on the past year. So many things have happened, and it's been a great ride. I gladly take the good with the bad, because I do not learn anything without every moment.

It was a year ago that I was in the big middle of rejection letters. I painstakingly scoured the internet looking for publishers, studied submission requirements, and prepared countless query letters. I personalized each query letter and every time I hit the send button, I let out a heavy sigh.

No, this is not an easy business.
But, if it was easy, would it serve our purposes?

Writing is an art form and a catharsis where we funnel our stresses and pour our deepest emotions out in the form of the written word. While we know every WIP is not a literary masterpiece, we hope it holds value.

And, it does hold value, even if only for ourselves.
Not everyone else is going to view it as an amazing, life-altering read that forever changed their lives in some phenomenal way.

In order to be successful, authors must swallow that pride and bury the ego and think of their readers and appreciate their reviews and comments--both the good and the bad. Learn from your readers-that's how we improve and provide a meaningful story for our fans. They are investing their time and money to read something we wrote, we must appreciate that.

One other piece of advice is about our "community" of writers. When we view everyone as competition and refuse to support, inspire, and even promote a fellow author, we do ourselves a grave injustice to our hopes of a successful literary career. Get on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or other social media with the intent to greet someone, promote someone ,and share anecdotes that do not include an ulterior motive or promo.  You will make great friends and guess what? They will do the same for you in the future.

Back to my intro, yes, after a heartbreaking number of rejections, I captured the attention of a publisher and got a contract! Matter of fact, I've now had three contracts.
Yes, perseverance pays off, my novice career is proof of that.

Now, marketing and selling, That's a whole other blog....:) lol

Meet me!
Davee Jones
My books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and my publisher, Secret Cravings Publishing

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My genres: Romance, Erotic Romance, and coming soon, Thrillers and YA -- blog ---Amazon author page --- Barnes & Noble author page -- @finlessbook --- Twitter -- Finless daveejones --- Facebook

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Short Bio:
Davee Jones began a career in the counseling field with her M.Ed. She then diversified and began work for the federal government. The dryness of the day to day assignments fostered the desire for her to do something more creative. Because writing was always a passion, she used every opportunity to journal and create fictional worlds with her words. She began writing short fiction and books, inspired by the events around her.
Now avidly writing, in the little spare time she has, she has several other books in progress. She has books that draw from eroticism, romance, suspense, drama, and sometimes comedy. A few of her books garner only one flame, but, others will secure all five flames in the heat index.

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