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Website Makeover, Merry New Yr & all that good stuff…#2013 #update

Here it is the end of January and this is my first post of 2013. Though my intentions are good, I know I must be diligent when it comes to blogging/writing/expressing regularly (a semi, sorta New Year’s Resolution, but I don’t wanna call it that on the grounds I may jinx it *wink).

My time away has not been because I’ve been, ya know, slacking and watching way too much Scandal, Private Practice, and Double Divas or anything like that…eh, maybe that’s part of the reason; however, I have accomplished some things:

1. I enlisted the help of Duolit to makeover my site and make it more…ME! They tweaked the banner, cleaned up the tabs, and added a button for 3 Chicks and Some Books (A Collabo Project). I’m satisfied with the results. bannercomparison

2. I have some collaborative projects coming up and, I must say, I’m for real for real excited about ‘em.*See #1

3. My goal is to write at least 5 books by the end of 2013. Now, with all the voices, I meant, characters in my head, this should be a fairly easy task, right? NOT! But I’m up for the challenge. See my Work In Progress page for more in-fo!

4. This ones a biggie…I sent my manuscript for Innocence, GA (a book I’ve been working on since NaNoWriMo 2011) to my editor. This right here is celebratory. Here’s an excerpt –> InnocenceGAExcerpt Phettefront(2)

What are some of your goals/plans for the year?

10 People You Should Follow on #Twitter

Here’s a list of people worth following on Twitter (not in any particular order):

10. @duolit – They offer a wide range of “indie” writing advice in regards to publishing, marketing & other stuff.
9. @5M5QW – Joey Pinkney is an author and avid reader who does a great job promoting fellow authors on his site.
8. @Holla_KGreene – Kelly Greene is a Detroit native and thought writer and, along with myself, apart of the Motown Writers Network.
7. @sylviahubbard1 – Sylvia Hubbard is the founder of the Motown Writers Network and offers a bevy of resources for writers (and laughs). She was my biggest inspiration for publishing my book. #Realtalk
6. @kaiology – Author, blogger and my mentor. Follow her for regular doses of motivation.
5. @RoseyDXoXo – Author, blogger and fellow MWN member.
4. @lajefferson – Author, blogger and fellow MWN member.
3. @OneSingleRose – Rosemarie is one of the baddest (meaning good) Poets in Detroit. Definitely follow her because she’s doing great things!!!
2. @apblogopera – Anderson Place is an urban soap opera (on the web) based in Detroit, MI and its Metropolitan areas. Myself and 3 other writers contribute to the blog. Catch up on episodes on your lunch break! :0)
1. @SextMessaging – Sext Messaging is my 1st movie in the works –based on my short story S&M: Sexts & Messaging.

This is not an inclusive list, but a great start!!!

Interview: Kai Mann, author of 30 Day Notice @kaiology @phephi

    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of interviewing my #1Mentor and friend: Kai Mann.

    BACKSTORY:

    It was November 2010 when I went to my very first Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference, which is comprised of workshops, creative and talented writers and authors, and enormous networking opportunities. Kai and I happened to be in the same class when the instructor instructed us to “break out” and mingle/network with everyone in the room…AND we were not to return to our seats until we obtained at least five business cards. The rest is history!!

    Check out the interview, then click on the link to find out more about Kai.

    PURCHASE 30 DAY NOTICE.

Pre-order 30 Day Notice by Kai Mann @kaiology

About Kai:
Kai Kai Mann, Author of “30 Day Notice“. She is also an independent contract writer for Examiner.com where she holds the title of Detroit’s Friendship Examiner. As a contributor to the poetry community, Kai has an online Blog called “Kai’ology, Wet Your Intellectual Taste Buds” where she inspires thought for profound change.

About 30 Day Notice:
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Can Kori find who she is without losing herself along the way?

READ EXCERPT

MY FEEDBACK:
What a good and thought-provoking story. I found that I was questioning myself throughout the book: Am I living a lie? Am I living the life that I think I should? I love books that spark something in me causing me to dig deep. Like you, I too believe that EVERYTHING happens for a reason. A lesson is a lesson is a lesson. It’s all about what one does w/that lesson that matters. Kori just needed to sit herself still and be by her dang on self for a minute. & stop falling for them damn red bones…(I’m not bitter, really. I love being brown…LOL). After reading that, the nuggets I’m walking away with are: be grateful, be thankful, my situation may not be as bad as someone else’s, but it’s mine, confront your issues head-on – no matter how painful, trust yourself and have faith because GOD has a plan for you and it will manifest itself when you allow him to do so.
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Please, show your support for my friend, mentor and author –Kai Mann!! Pre-order 30 Day Notice –>> HERE!