Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Guest Post by Author Angee Taylor!!


Advice for as aspiring Author...

Oh wow, advice for an aspiring author. I have only been at this for less than a year but I have learned so much in that time.

First thing, I learned was DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT think you can self-edit. Your mind edits your writing as you go and you miss a lot. Find a good editor. You can find freelance editors that are reasonable and great. If you want referrals, just ask someone. I’ll be happy to send you to a few.

Second thing- Think long and hard before you publish with a cover. Do you absolutely love that cover? Are you proud of it? Is it representative of you and your book? If not find another and make sure you get a professional cover. It just looks better and usually sells better.

The third thing I learned was just put that story on paper or on my laptop something. If you never write it how do you know if it will be a success or not. Spit it out—You can always tweak and fine tune it later.

Finally as long as one person enjoys your work then you are a success.


Angee was born in Houston, Texas in 1977, to an interesting family. Her mother and father separated when she was young. She lived with her mother who later remarried a wonderful man, who had a huge impact on her as she grew up. Angee has always had a love of reading, mostly paranormal. As a child, she would sneak up at late night when her mom thought she was sleeping, to read. They moved around a lot, eventually settling in Deep East Texas. Angee married at a young age and eventually divorced. She has raised her now 16 year old son alone. Angee works full time as a pre-hospital nurse and sometimes sees things that would make the rest of us have nightmares. On other days, she is blessed to see miracles. These things are what drive her to write.

In 2006, she was diagnosed with a rare disease, shortly after that she was told she would be on full disability in five years and most likely to be dead in ten. She’s fought to live a normal life every day since and is beating those odds. She works at a demanding job, is a single mom, cares for an elderly mother, and two dogs.

Angee describes her job as- “I fight to save people’s lives. Sometimes I lose, sometimes I win. It's the emotional roller coaster of that job, which leads me to writing. I'm able to put those emotions into my characters and let them out of my heart and soul.”


Thanks so much Angee for coming to visit the blog today!!  I love the advice... it's great for aspiring authors like me!!  Now... if only could I get the time to write!!  Please come and see me again anytime!!


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