March 2011 - C. S. Dorsey
"And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions." Joel 2:28

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Book Review

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Unsacred Gift Now On Paperback
This is the moment that I have been waiting for. The Unsacred Gift is now on paperback. You can purchase on Createspace eStore. You can find the link under the Purchase Book tab or click on the link below.

This road have turly been a hard one. But I am grateful to the Lord for being able to finish something I started. My work is not over yet, but its down hill after this. 

On to the next book :)

The Unsacred Gift will be available on Amazon in 5-7 business days. I will announce it once I get confirmation.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Reviewing Paperback
For the third time I have review my proof. As never racking as it has been, I think the paperback format is in good condition. I cannot wait to announce when it will be ready for purchase. But for now it is on Kindle and NOOK for purchase.

I was literally in tears today going through my proof and I keep finding little things wrong. But I thank my mother for her words of wisdom. "It will be OK. Take your time. You will be happy later on." She always have a way of calming me down. And thats why the book is dedicated to her :)

Love you mom!!! :)

C.S.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My First "Verbal" Review
So my mom's co-worker finish The Unsacred Gift which I had no clue she even bought it. She said it was good :-0 and she like the ending. This coming from a woman that can read five book in a week. I was in shock!! My first verbal review. Yaaay!

C.S.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Book Teaser
A lot of people ask me all the time what is my book about? And in very few words I describe as much as I can without giving all the details. I figure it is better to show you then to tell you. So what I have decided to do was create a Book Teaser tab. This is give a little pick of my book without giving the goods.

I hope everyone enjoy my Book Teaser tab!

C.S.
Finally!!!
So I finally figured out how to change my word doc into a PDF without going through the actual Acrobat website. It was a little complicated but I finally figured it out. I am satisfied with my book and the format. Now I'm just wait for the second proof to arrive, and it is off to be distribute on Amazon and other places.

I have schedule a first book signing with a local book club. One of my church members asked if I would come and bring my book to do a signing. I though to myself, this is weird, but ok.

My next stop after that will be a Mother's Day comedy fest that a co-worker of mine puts on every year. She asked me to be one of the vendors for her show. She said, "I want you to bring your book, and your jewelry too." Wow! How will I jungle the two?

Oh well better get use to it :)

C.S.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Short Stories
I have a million ideas going on in my head, but those ideas do not make it to the standerd novel word count. So what I have decided to do is create a short story of the month. This is to give my readers something to look forward to while waiting for the next masterpeice.

I love to write and I feel like if I do not get these stories out of my head, I will go nuts. So starting April I will post a short story in the beginning of the month.

Be on the look out for the short story of the month.

C.S.
Ugh!!
So I go through the necessary correction for my proof, and I found that the chapters are off. Ugh! Dangit PDF. Now I have to figure out a way to upload a PDF file in a 5x8 format rather than a 8x5.

I am here to help others. Because when your doing things yourself the computer lingo that self publish websites (Createspace) use is like a foreign language.

Thank God for Google. :)

C.S.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Proof

I just recived my proof today. I am really happy about the way everything is going so far. Looking at my proof, the melt downs were worth it ;-) . I have to make a few corrections and adjustments. Once I make those corrections then the book will be ready on paperback.

This is so fun!!

C. S.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Book Trailer
Now that I have finish the book trailer, I just need to figure out how in the world to add sound to it. I created it through powerpoint but their is a song I want to add to it. Once I do that it will be complete.I will figure this out on my own.

C.S.


Tags

As a new author and being self published, I really didn't know the importance of tags. Like some who are in the dark about tags like I am, it is key words for your book when customers are browsing book categories. I was told the more you have the more likely your book will come up. I tried it...and beleive it or not it was true. Tell me what you think about TAGS?

C. S.

The Wonderful World Of Electronics

So I finally bought a new phone. And the reason for this is because when I get off of work all I want to do is write and go to sleep. I spend on average three hours per day (after work) being on the internet and not in my word document. Now with my new phone I can check email, blog, and continue to post on the social network sites. Ahh! Yes the wonderful world of electronics.

C. S.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Barnes & Nobles NOOK

Monday, March 14, 2011

Day Off
So today was suppose to be my day off form the computer. I was going to take a break for a few days. It seems as thought it is impossible to break away from my computer. Every time I looked at my laptop sitting there looking lonely I can't help but pick it up. And then I open it. Its really hard. But I need to take a few days off from it. I will give it 2 days at the most after tonight.

Wish Me Luck!

C. S.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Brain Cells
After going to work, coming home to change my bed clothes, and trying to spread the word about my book my brains cells are completely burnt out today. I wrote about two pages today for my next project, but I wish I had more time. My deadline for the first part of this book is the beginning of April (my personal deadline). Now thats before the editing and revisions. It will take me till the end of April to complete that. This series will be short. Once I get half way through it (which I'm almost there), I will post a mini synopsis of the first book.

For now my goal is to get it done.

C.S. Dorsey

Friday, March 11, 2011

Give Me A Drink Of Water
"Some people say that when one life ends another begins. Not necessarily the beginning of life like a new born child, but a the rebirth of one’s self. I ask myself if she was still here will I be the woman that I am today? I sometimes still have dreams about her. And in those dreams everything is normal, but then I wake up. In my heart she is still with me, and all I can do is hear her say, “Give me a drink of water.'"


Give Me A Drink of Water is a story that I wrote in college about my grandmother who pass away in 1999. My instructor absolutely loved it and so did my class. I decided to pull it out, revise it, and turn it into a short story. The only problem is...I don't know where I put it!


C.S.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Life Goes On...
Now that I have completed my Createspace process of getting my cover and interior approved. I am now waiting for my proof. Everything is set in place, and now I can rest and let my readers take over.

On to my next book.

C.S.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

To Blog or Not to Blog...
Thats not a question. 

Now that my book is available on Smashwords and Kindle, and in the process on NOOK and Paperback, I can sleep at night now. I can finally get back to my life. You know the usual wash clothes and clean my room, but most importantly I can get back to writing. I miss it and I love it. I am currently working on a project which I cannot reveal the title yet. It is a special gift for some people I know. So, I will keep it a secret so that I might finish it. I am half way there. I hope to finish it at the end of spring. I will keep you posted.

C. S.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NOOK!
I am please to announce that The Unsacred Gift will be available on NOOK in 3 days. Available on Kindle tomorrow.

Its countdown time!



C. S.
Slow Down? I Think Not!!!
People always tell me to slow down you have too many things going on. I say why? What for? Then they look at me with a baffled look on their face. I say if the big name star can get away with having there own books, clothes and jewelry, then why can't I?

See what I mean. Slow Down? I think not!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ups & Melt Downs
If someone would have told me months ago that doing things myself would be hard, I would have said, "SHUT UP! and watch me do it." Now that I know how hard it really is I say, "SHUT UP!" I did it on my own anyway!!!

Amazon Kindle March 9, 2011
-C. S. Dorsey

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Book Updates
So, I published through Smashword and still working on Kindle. I had to reformat my document. After 3-4 times I am finally please to announce that The Unsacred Gift will be available on Kindle March 9th, 2011.

-C. S.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Work of a Self Published Author
So, as I am going through the self published process, I did not realized how much work it entails. The formatting, the making sure it is perfect, and the many downloads and constant revisions to make sure everything is ready for review. I mean when they say the easy part of the whole writing process is writing the book, it was the truth. That was the fun part, but the publishing part is the hard part. Would I do it all over again? Yes. Do I regret doing it? No. I had a BLAST! 

My advice to inspiring writer like myself is write, read, write some more. Focus more on creating your voice and the rest will follow.

C.S.
Kindle Update
Book is still in the Kindle process, but it is available on Smashword for download. Check back for more updates.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Unsacred Gift Now Available!
Its official The Unsacred Gift ebook is now available for download on Smashword (Coming soon on Kindle). Download it now for $.99 now till March 15, 2011. Coupon code LA93Y. For more updates please visit my blog csdorsey.blogspot.com or search C. S. Dorsey and click LIKE on Facebook.

Thank you :-)
-C. S.
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