Friday, July 29, 2011

Think I Found What I Need

I think I have finally found what I needed thanks to some people over on gather helping me out. I can't afford anything at this time more than what I'm paying so when someone told me about Scribus I went over to check it out. It seems like a fairly descent program that will get the job done. Right now I'm scanning over and putting the proof reads into my draft on the computer making it perfect before starting to put into book form in scribus. I will update ya'll more later after actually using the program. Other than that everything bases around next month hopefully by the 7th or 8th I will have the ebook ready to go.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Another Frustration

Another frustration... I now have almost all the money needed to pay for my book cover which is great then I was looking over CreateSpace and know I need a interior done as well. I guess I always seemed you send the pdf file and it sorts it for you but this isn't the case you either do it yourself or you pay someone to do it. I really can't afford to pay someone since doing the graphic designer for the cover and all.

So I have been told I can do the interior on Word which is great but I don't have it on my computer and when I went to go see where I could get it I found that its a paid program that cost almost $200 can't afford that either. Same goes for Adobe InDesign which was the other program I was told about and if I remember right its almost $500. Now I'm left back at the beginning again and not sure what I'm going to do and don't know where to start.

It is funny because I always knew I was a writer just waited for a good time in my life to write a book. But I never knew how much went into self publishing this is so hard and sites talk in such riddles. I never did finish school so I feel stupid asking for help but not sure what to do at this point. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Book Cover Almost Done

My mom finally finished proof reading my book today and she said she loved it and she hardly ever reads anything but mystery and sci fi books so that is the biggest compliment. Me and my graphic designer tonight went over book covers and its weird I guess I thought it would take a month or so to get what I needed but she hit the nail on the head the first picture she sent we just had to make a small few changes mostly in the writing and its done. Now I just got to purchase the pics which are stock photos and we will be on our way. From what I have learned a graphic designer that can't show you ideas along the way before payment isn't worth having. She is keeping me in every step and I love that. Also stock photos I have learned are the way to go cause you can use them instantly even if you do purchase them. Now mine are going to cost me $15 for two images but if your more specific of what your looking for like I was sometimes you have to pay a little more on sites that have it. Anyways I'm off to sweet dreams but I can't wait to get this done and ready to go. Been reading over CreateSpace am so lost though on the formats and all. Too tired to think so will read over it again tomorrow night.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Great News!!!

Well today started out pretty bad but turned out to be a great day. I spent the day reading up on things with ebooks and the covers and stuff. Found out if I went with a graphic designer I would probably need a stock photo or a couple compared to just using any old picture off the internet unless I got permission from the photographer which can take a bit of time. Well after that I found several graphic designers that I decided to email because they were in a descent price range. Well they all seemed great but one woman went far and beyond and helped me with things I didn't even know about in the blogging world. So because of this she is the one I chose to work wiht. I really do believe what I read online today you just got to click with your artist and me and her did she has a great personality. Later on I will reveal her name if she says its ok but I'm so happy now I have someone who is going to help me in this process. Now some more lose ends to tie up and I'm on my way to publishing my first book. :)

A Little Bit Frustrated!

I think I have hit the most frustrated goal into getting my book published so far. This is finding someone to do my book cover. Although right now it will be just a front cover mainly because I'm only going for the ebook cover but if done right when its time to actually publish a printed book I want to go with the same artist or graphic artist. I have several people I'm talking to waiting for rough drafts and just one of the pictures of a rough draft I got back tonight was a joke and not only were they way out of price range but horrible. I try not too be too demanding but I want it to look good too enough where someone would actually pick up my book and buy it not that they would look at it and laugh. So far this has been the biggest struggle because my mom is proof reading the book for me she is really good in English thankfully. I wrote the book and soon as she is done I will make all adjustments and I have 2 weeks to do that to get it copyrighted. Then the only hold back is the cover still and I was hoping I had someone in mind for the graphics even if it took me the month of August to get the money together then although maybe it wouldn't be out in early September but maybe at latest late September early October. At this point just plain frustrated hope my search gets better. If you do book covers please drop me a line cause I'm still looking for the right thing.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Self Publishing Journey Has Begun

This has been a day I have been waiting for with my first book coming out. I can't wait for others to get a chance to read my work. I have worked really hard on this book. I have two weeks to go before I get it copyrighted. I wrote this book in 4 days but it just flowed out of me. Now I'm waiting on getting paid from a online site I do emails with and I will have my copyright money by the first of the month I can't wait. Sadly I wanted to get books made right away but didn't realize ISBN's cost so much so for now gonna go the route of doing ebook and audio book online til I can get the money saved up to make some paper back books. This is going to be a journey for me but I'm just along for the ride. Hope ya'll stay tuned and get to take this ride with me.


I'm still working on this blog to get it right feel free to go ahead and follow but my social networking buttons are connected yet but you can follow, subscribe by reader or email thats it for now I will keep ya'll updated.

Welcome To My Journey

Welcome to my blog. I'm a beginning writer and I want to share with everyone my progress of becoming a self published writer. Soon you will be able to purchase my ebook and a chance to buy a audio book if you choose that way too. I base more in the young adult fiction genre but from what I have seen from family and friends my writings are great for all ages. I also write poetry which I will share as well along the way. Keep checking back and subscribe to keep up with my journey and the day my ebook comes out. Thanks again for stopping by. Feel free to leave me a message as well.

About Me

Hi I'm Danyale Nees a self published author on a journey to be a well known best selling author. Everyone has to start somewhere so here is my somewhere. I love to write always have since I was real young. For many years I wrote nothing but poetry. Just recently in my life I felt I was finally ready to start my journey further. I will be 30 in September and for once I'm happy I will be. I feel more ready than I have ever been ready. I feel more alive and want to share with others my books, and imagination. My genre reaches alot of people in alot of age groups although I write Young Adult Fiction more than anything. I don't sugar coat my books I want some realness to it although in the future I may dab in it a bit. I'm born and raised in North Carolina. I have no kids but have amazing fur babies 2 cats and a dog. Libby, & Gage are my cats that are inspiration it themselves. Lulu my dog is a sweetheart as well. I do hope you will check back often to get to know me and my writings and hope you take a chance and purchase my book when its ready. My pic is below and maybe later I will share pics of the family and pets as well.

Contact Me

This is the contact page whether your contacting me about a question about my books, about reviewing my books if your a blogger or just to leave feedback leave it here.

My Inspirations

I will list different books and authors and such here that have inspired me along the way. The ones who inspired me to write and the one's who gave me ideas for the books I wrote whatever book it may be.

Some of my all time favorite authors who inspired me the most would be the following list.

Christopher Pike
Stephanie Myers
Anne Rice
R.L. Stine
Stephen King

Although those are my inspirations as being a author my biggest inspirations start at home. My mom and husband have always believed in me and stood by me. So have a few close friends and they are the best thing to have ever happen to me.

update on 8/15/2011


As I have reviews on my book they will be posted here. So you can check out what others think of my books. If you want to review my book and your a blogger then contact me by email and send me your info on your blog. I do require a amazon account for review purposes as well.

I'm happy to announce my first review comes from Amanda over at My Life With Rats And More I want to thank her for taking the time to read my book.
Click the banner below to go to the actual posted review on her blog...

My Life With Rats and More

Here is a review from Angie who did a great job in her review as well

Another great Review from Melissa she did a great job

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This will be the page that my upcoming book will be posted on for purchase in ebook and audio book format so check back often because this will be where it is posted. All updates on the book will be posted here too.

"As of right now I'm hoping to have my first book for purchase no later than October 2011"

"Ebook form will go on sale this week stay tuned in how to purchase yours"


will work on Kindle, PC, & Iphone and other smart phones as well. If you don't have any of these or you don't have the software for your computer and you still want to purchase it in PDF format just email me and I will send it to you by email. Click to Buy Below

updated 9/5/2011