Thursday, October 31, 2019

Awesome Things Happening

Alright, I finally found that Barnes and Noble have listed my paperback and hardcover for sale on their website! Just another option for readers who may not be a fan of Amazon...

Also, I got some of my author copies in the mail so I finally have a few books to sell to people who don't even like the internet at all...  I have more on order :)

I also decided that as part of my "marketing" campaign aka increasing my social media reach, I should join Pinterest. For so long I've called it the devil because it sucks me in and I could spend hours and hours dreaming about things I can't have or can't make. All in good fun, right???

Alright, only a few more hours until I put aside my work on "Heros Wear Stethoscopes" and being working on a sequel to "The Wish Lists" for National Novel Writers Month (NaNoWriMo) in November...  It's a big deal. The goal to winning is to write a 50,000 word manuscript over the course of the 30 days. Because I don't have that much left of "Heros Wear Stethoscopes" I decided to work on the next book instead... No worries!

Also, tomorrow I can finally submit my application to get back to nursing school. It's LLoooonnnggg overdue to finish my degree!!!

Love,
JM Spade

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Are you a writer? Need help with ideas?

I found this amazing website awhile ago, Masterpiece Generator, that can help you craft any part you can imagine for whatever you're working on! With NaNoWriMo starting this week, I thought this would be a great time to get some inspiration or keep you on track when you have a small piece of the puzzle missing!

It's so easy to work. Choose what you're looking for, answer a few questions about it, then it will randomly generate suggestions for you. 

I've used it to create secondary character names many times and have fallen in love with it!

Some examples of what it can do for you:

  • Character names
  • Band names
  • Baby names
  • First, Middle, Last names
  • Nicknames
  • Rapper Names
  • Cat names
  • Fantasy Names
  • Blog Names
  • Hero Names
  • Villain Names
  • Foods
  • Houses
  • Streets
  • Towns
  • Countries
  • Business Names
  • Team Names
  • Gaming Tames
  • Titles
  • Characters
  • Dating Profiles
  • Plots
  • Song Lyrics
  • Letters
What have you used it to try???

Kindle Free

Yesterday, I listed "The Wish Lists" for free for the day for Kindle download... and had 83 downloads! I'm so excited about what that means for "The Wish Lists"!! I can't wait to hear what people thing about it and see their ratings!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Barnes and Noble

Submitted everything to have my paperback and a *gasp* hardcover available on Barnes and Noble!  That will be exciting...

Spent the day working on my new book as well as promoting "The Wish Lists" and working... Busy busy and i wouldn't have it any other way!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Learning Curve

With my author copies of my paperback set to arrive sometime this week, let me tell you how much I have learned about the self publishing world!  Okay, not really... But, it's a lot! There is sooo much fine print to everything!!! 

I'm having fun marketing "The Wish Lists" but it's hard work! So far everyone that has read it has loved it, but getting reviews is hard work too! 

I'm also planning to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. During this, my goal is to write a 50,000 word manuscript in 1 month!  Eeek!  Now to decide what to write!!!


Friday, October 25, 2019

Get Your Copy Today

Are you ready to read "The Wish Lists"?

Fly-by-the-Seat-of-Her-Pants Ellie has been living off her father’s fortune for years. Learning he has cancer pushes her into a career change despite being in her thirties. When her first night shift on the palliative care floor ends in disaster, she finds herself alone and feeling lost. Will meeting the love of her life change this?

You can get your copy on Amazon or Kindle (Including Kindle Unlimited!):

 

Welcome

Well, it's official!  I have a blog! 

I wrote "The Wish Lists" and published it just a week ago, but I'm already addicted to being an author and everything it involves! I'm so glad to start a blog and hope that I can provide exciting information regarding what I'm up to!

Who is JM Spade?
My day job is working as a nurse. It's a job I've loved since I started it. It impacts my writing 100%. I love to listen to audiobooks and found that I didn't find many book about nurses that weren't too medical!  So I decided to write my own! Now here we are!

I also have twin daughters and a husband. I spend a lot of time with my niece, who lived with us as a baby.  I have two pit-bull mixes at home as well as a fish!

Who are YOU?
Drop me a comment with who you are and how you found me!  

Thanks,
JM