Books/Reading & Coffee

Ok, I must write a post about this, because I really feel like I’m missing out on something here.

You know how books & coffee are a “thing” now? Like, they go together. If you read books, you apparently must drink coffee. There are sooooo many pics & memes & quotes & phrases talk about “books & coffee” being perfect.

Well, I don’t like coffee!!

Every time I see one of these memes, or a gif with the inevitable caption about the harmony between coffee and reading, it just makes me depressed. I want to be like “oh yeah, that’s me, I love books…” but then it’s like “…but I hate coffee. Shoot, I’m a looser. Maybe I should start drinking coffee…”

Seriously, everyone seems to like coffee, in the book world. I hear sooooo many authors talk about taking a break with a cup of coffee, and writing or reading a book. Readers are the same way – coffee and a good book. It’s like a special club I can’t get into, because my tongue will fall off.

Me and my tea or juice (or more often than not, water) will just have to sit on the sidelines, wishing we were cool enough to be in the “coffee club” with the kool kids. Coffee is the shit, and I’m incapable of swallowing it, without a major gag-fest.

Book people like coffee. Writers, authors, & readers alike. *sigh*
Either that, or wine.

#Doomed

So, I’ve Written a Book…

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Some of you may know, I’m a writer. I write a ton, and have since I was two.

I’ve never had the nerve to actually publish anything though, and rarely even let other people read what I write. I know, stereotypical, right? A lot of people are the same way.

Well, I’m no exception. I had to get over that whole “what if they don’t liiiiike me?!” thing, and build up the courage to publish…something.

 

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Last year, I joined NaNoWriMo, and loved it! I had a blast, and while I didn’t even come close to finishing the book I started (got like 25,000 words or so), I decided I liked the story I’d come up with, and wanted to keep going. I wrote with the hope I’d be able to publish it, but no concrete plans.

A year later, I’m prepping it for the public!! I’m so nervous, but also extremely excited.

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At the moment, it’s sitting with the beta-readers. I’m hoping to get them all back in January sometime, and have it edited (by my amazing editor hubby), ready to publish sometime in January. Fingers crossed 🙂

Anyway, if you’re a reader, and enjoy following newbie authors, I’d love the support!

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I’ve made accounts under my author name, Roze Wallin – cool, hu? 😉

Anyway, I’m on Goodreads, Twitter, and Google +. I also made a Facebook profile, and an author page.

Please feel free to connect with me anywhere you’d like, and follow my book!

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It’s called Desi Pere, and is the first in the three part Swirling Secrets series. I have a place-holder image already, and am planning on releasing the official cover on January 11th. I designed it myself, and can’t wait to share it! =D
I’ll be putting together a list of blogs willing to participate in the Cover Reveal soon, which is so exciting!
I will also be putting together a Release Blitz, when I have a better idea of when I’ll have it ready to be published – eek! =D
I’m going to be self publishing through Amazon Kindle at first, then Createspace for the paperback copies.
I’m so excited to be sharing this book, and can’t wait to see what people think of it! Even if it’s a total bomb, it’s a ton of fun putting a story out there, and creating something from nothing. Always a treat.

If you’d like to contact me at all about my author/writing stuff, please feel free to shoot me an email, at rozewallin@gmail.com.

Thanks! 😀