Monday, June 13, 2016

Update on Little Old Me

Gosh, it feels like it's been forever, doesn't it? I feel like there is so much to update you guys on. I don't even know where to start.

.The Work Front. 
Been staying busy creating, planning, producing, and executing events for corporate clients. From transportation to entertainment, I've been handling it all. It feels different but the same being back in the same office. I get deja vu a lot driving back and forth from the office. For the most part-it's good, the clients we are working with have bigger budgets thus giving us some creative reign. I haven't been able to do much traveling since I started back up with the company, but I am excited to see where I will get to go this year. 

.The Love Front. 
Basically nonexistent at this stage in my life. I'm unhappy with myself and therefore unsure another person could even love me. Lately, I've been too afraid of putting myself out there in fear I won't be accepted. I am trying to get over this, but it's not as easy as it sounds. 

.The Author Front.
I've been doing very well the last couple of months. I decided to run a free promotion for all of my books during my birthday weekend and 17k people picked up copies. Since then I've had a major sales bump. KU users have been popping up out of the woodwork. Last month I had upwards of 50k reads through Kindle Unlimited. Even though we don't get paid shit per page, eventually they add up.  

I haven't had nearly enough time to get much else done with writing recently. It's hard because I'm exhausted 24/7 and when I get off of work my eyes are tired from staring at a computer screen for eight hours already. I'm struggling my way through it, but i have hit the halfway point for The Darkness Remains, and I'm excited. I've also tasked one of my PA's with giving me HONEST feedback on Reality Squared. I'm so nervous. I've been waiting forever to find out what I need to do to proceed with the story. 

.The Music Front.
I recently took a vacation from work to visit family and had time to record a few new tunes with my partner in crime. I've been obsessed with Get Gone ever since. We also recorded Web of Lies and Enemy Eyes. We are working better together, easier, quicker. We are definitely getting into a groove. I'd love to get back out there and perform sometime. With us being in completely opposite states, that hasn't been the easiest feat. 

.Miscellaneous.
I've been working on my cover designing skills. I still can't figure out the paperback dimensions and I'm sure it's just because I'm overthinking it. I feel like that is one thing that is definitely holding me back. I've also been thinking a lot lately about my own publishing company. I've been thinking about authors I've come in contact with who just need a platform and a push. I really believe I can do this. It's exciting thinking about my future. 

I'm so tired I can barely keep my eyes open, but I hope this gives you a little glimpse into what I have been up to! <3

3 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Thank you for the update. And on the love front, you ARE good enough! Everyone is. Do not be afraid to put yourself out there.

Kira Adams said...

Thanks for the kind words and for dropping by! :) Don't be a stranger.

Ashley Kemp said...

This is great progress dude! It's great you're getting so much done with the music too, so that you're not neglecting that part of you :) I can't wait for DR and am excited to hear it's still coming along :) Keep up the good work!