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I Want You To Know Vol. 3


Here’s another installment of things I’d like you to know about me. It started out when I began getting more traffic to my blog. I had been writing about my thoughts or ranting about something or the other. I decided that I should let people know things about me. That was the first volume.

After a while  a post about the musician, Alanis Morissette was my most popular. I had to laugh to myself because this blog is supposed to be about me and for readers to get a glimpse of who I am.  Yet people were clicking on the Morissette post. As time went on more things came up that I wanted readers to know so I posted a second volume.

Some time has passed so I figured maybe it’s time to let people know even more about me. For the third time, here’s what I want you to know.

  • I am finally a homeowner
  • Just took my first job in retail (Needed a second job)
  • I love Netflix. I binge often
  • I’m starting to like being alone
  • I’m an animal lover.
  • I hate shopping
  • I’m not a girly girl
  • I love anything to do with horror
  • I don’t think I’ll ever get married
  • I love to cook
  • I hate washing dishes
  • Most of my clothes are black
  • I have a cougar crush on Evan Peters
  • I love the spring and autumn
  • I love having male friends
  • I discovered I love antiques and vintage items
  • Addicted to HGTV
  • My fingers hate texting but I mostly prefer it to phone calls
  • I lose interest in things quickly
  • I require consistency from people. Without it I move on and rarely look back
  • I tend to stay away from groups of people
  • I prefer 1 on 1 or no more than 3 people at an outing
  • I’m often the invisible one. And it’s starting to get on my nerves
  • I hate throwing up and avoid it until the last minute
  • I’m not a fan of people changing the rules on me
  • Seeing people succeed makes me smile
  • I love singing very loud in the car…by myself

 

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Kindred Spirits- Extended Trailer


Get a glimpse into my short story colletion, Kindred Spirits. Due to be released just in time for Halloween 2013.


Hooray! For Second Chances


So, here’s what’s happening. A few years ago I published my first novel, Enchanted Island. Fast forward a few years and I’m re-releasing the book. I made a few mistakes the first time around which I’m correcting now. You see, I passively marketed while secretly hoping my family and friends would lend a helping hand. I must say a handful, and I mean one hand, did actually purchase and read the book. Those people will always be remembered and appreciated. My only problem is I have close to 300 friends on my personal Facebook page and just under 10 of them jumped on board to support me. It’s true they don’t really owe me anything. But still, isn’t it nice to have the support of your peers? I think so.

Time went on and I saw that they weren’t particularly interested in anything I had to say regarding my book. I was so proud of myself for stepping up and seeing this thing through. Most people don’t. I know whenever I see a friend or even a distant acquaintance involved in something cool, that I’m so thrilled for them. I jump right in and support however I can. My mistake was wishing that people would do the same for me. I was wrong. When the book was just coasting along with trickling sales here and there every month, I resigned myself to the fact that, I’m not going to make it. I became resentful and even stopped writing for a while.

Every now and then I’d get a burst of inspiration and resume my feeble effort to market my work. There came a point in time nearly two months ago where I got this fire in my belly once again. I finally came to terms with the fact that I couldn’t really count on my inner circle to help me get to the next level. When I saw everyone around me taking care of themselves, even the ones I helped at some point in time, I just had had enough.

It came time for me to get out there and mingle. I needed to connect with people so they could get to know what I’m all about. It’s important for me that people see who I am and what I’m about. I came up with a fun way to help make this happen. To celebrate the new look for my book I have a summer-long contest going. If you follow my blog you know about the Enchanted Summer Games. The games are a way for the readers to get to know me and a little about my book. I received the proof yesterday and gave it a once over. I’m happy to say, Enchanted Island is now available in paperback with the new cover and also for Kindle devices. Hooray! For second chances.

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Enchanted Island with new cover and new attitude.

Paperback copies of  Enchanted Island are available here


Blog Update


I’ve decided to separate my business posts from my personal posts. Here is where I will continue to share my triumphs, disappointments and even those pesky rants. Specifics about my writings and upcoming projects can be found on Written by May Torres. I do hope you will hop on over and follow.  See you there 😉

P.S. 😀 Even though I know you’re rushing right over to the new blog, I want to share this post about a fun idea I’m thinking about>> Enchanted Summer Games