Ohmiword, a picture really IS worth a thousand words?
Because I really do have a tiara and I am a bitch who looks damn good in it and… holy freaking shit. I. Am. Back. That’s right, me, Elijana Kindel, crazy mama and head writer elf extraordinaire at EK Ink…
I. Am. Baaaaaaack!
Ho-mah-gawd. (heck no that’s not a typo. It’s said exactly like it’s spelled. Ho-mah-gawd. Now, once more with feeling… and a Southern accent which tends to require more syllables…)
Ho-mah-gawd. I am back. <squee, chair dance, fist pump, yay! Me!> I’m back, I’m back, I’m back!
<grinz> You have no idea how good it felt to type that.
It’s felt like forever since I’ve been back at the keyboard brain dumping the crazy that goes on in my life and head, then cranking out my stories and clicking publish and… <groan> it has been FOR-EV-VERRRRR. (Literally.)
But that’s all over, now. I’m done adult-ing and being in the real world. It’s overrated. (highly overrated) I’m going back to kidding and writing.
No, wait! That didn’t come out right! (not surprised here. I mean, I’ve met me and this kind of thing happens. A lot.) What I meant was…
I’m going back to new ‘kid me’s version of what makes Me (super) happy.
Which is code for: I’m done adult-ing and going back to kid-ing.
<argh> Okay, fine. It still doesn’t sound right to say it that way, but WHAT-EV-VERRRR. You know what I mean. (I hope. Pray, really, because, yet again, I’ve met me and it’s necessary. But back to what I was saying…)
I’m back and (fired up) ready to get my Elijana Kindel, Ink adventure moving and shaking up the Amazon best seller books charts.
Whew. Much better. Not perfect but, eh, I’m going with it because
I’m awesome at winging it and it works like a champ to kick off my new world domination plan writing career refresh and reboot plan.
The Refresh and Reboot plan is exactly how it sounds. Refresh everything platform and writing business related, then Reboot the career in Phases by getting me, my stories, and my name back out there. On the world stage. For all to see. And read.
That last phase of Refresh and Reboot is (IMHO) the best plan ev-verrrrr which happens to be led by my favorite and BESTEST people I have ever met (Super Adventurous, We Love Reading Anything We Can Get Our Pretty Little Hands On… Romance Readers). That’s riiiiight. Sometime in the very near future… I will be actively looking for a few of these fantastic folks to spearhead Phase 2 in my world domination plan with a little thing I call… Read and Share!
Okay, so I’m derailing for a minute to fess up on this Phase 2 Read and Share plan, because I can’t lie. Not to you. Because YOU are my friends. And I respect you. (That and I suck at lying. Almost as badly as I do at swallowing–stay out of the gutter, stay out of the gutter—certain words. Whew, you don’t know how badly that line almost went down. Oh god. I went there, didn’t I? Yep, I did and this was supposed to be such a clean, wholesome blog post. Head-thud-desk. Where oh where is my inner prude when I need her? *sigh* Not here. Good to know and not surprising, now moving on… )
The original name of Phase 2 in my world domination strategy was Spread and Devour and well, yeah, while snazzy catchy and all… it sort of gave the wrong impression. So I opted for the less, um, risque title, Read and Share. For now. But I’m opening up the comment box for, um, a few less
pornographic suggestions. <g>
No pressure. If you have ideas, just drop them in. I’ll be eternally grateful.
Now to get back to my point–which I think I lost somewhere after the third interruption and cry for food from the teenager–oh yeah, my point. World Domination. Plan. Phases. 1 and 2. Got it. Now, back to it.
Right this very minute… I’m in the last stages of Phase 1 Refresh and Reboot. (Hallelujah! I’m close, so close! And getting closer! Yes!) Left on the to-do list for Phase 1 is to wrap up the website refresh, then move on to getting the next release up and out. And then hustle back to the blog and brain dump chronicle
the shit fairy bombs that exploded in my face in quick succession for the sole purpose of redirecting my dense self back on the path the peeps upstairs laid out for me my journey back to writing.
That last one… I expect it to be
painful a doozy. Not sure you want to miss it… or that I want to relive it. But I have to because the peeps ordered me to because I need closure on it and maybe–just maybe–me writing my story might help out someone else who’s struggling to get their story straight. And I’m all about paying it forward.
So until then, do me a favor–hang tight for a few and stay tuned. I’ll be back shortly to
over share with you, take one for the team, and reintroduce myself to the world.
Oh and don’t forget! Phase 2: Read and Share is still in need of a new name.
So if you’ve got an idea for one, be sure to drop it in the suggestion (comment) box!
If it helps you get creative with name titles, keep in mind that part of the plan is for Readers and will be all about Readers. I expect it will have something similar to a
conquering army street team type of feel to it. You know the kind… with beta reads, advanced reader copies, inside scoop on deleted scenes, and whatever is needed to spread the word so other readers can devour the hot mess (train wrecks waiting to happen) happily ever afters that I can’t stop writing.
So please if you have any suggestions, pass them along. Any and all help will be welcomed and greatly appreciated!
And on that note, I’m off to
save humanity from mass extinction feed the kid.
Have a great night and thanks for reading!
Until next time… take care and happy reading!
(aka, Ellie Mae)