Melissa's Manic Memoirs

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A Forever Friend

There is this thoughtful, true friend that I have. We met maybe 10 years ago and kind of grew up together. We do not talk every day. I swear he has a sixth sense and reaches out when I need a friend by calling me. I don't ask him to, he just senses it. We worked for the same company and we obviously took different paths. I drove off the off-ramp Dukes of Hazard style and he professionally pivoted onto his path. Through the ten years, he has never ever forgotten me. He is the fuel to the friendship. He didn't know I wrote. Nobody really did. He called today and told me I have a talent and wants me to ghost write his book. I would love to if he ever has time.

I don't think he knows how much he means to me and how much he has helped me by being my bro. I am actually crying right now because no matter how busy he is, he always keeps in touch. He didn't discard me after I left the company like so many others. He is confident and comfortable in his own skin. He is a true leader and (although I think he is difficult to work for) he treats everyone as they are, a human being. He is honest.

He disagrees with me and my mass distribution decision. Maybe, he doesn't get my artistic values and he is thinking as a businessman. I said once I sell 1,000 copies, I will put it on mass distribution. He doesn't think I can sell 1,000 copies. It's not that he doesn't believe in me or doubts me. He's being business-minded and realistic. 

The dreamer in me is now determined to drive sales. I am doing a double AMA that starts at 7:00pm tonight. I already have 7 questions answered so I am hoping it turns out well and I sell some books.

Publishing Pains

I released the book today and let 3 social networks know. I had to expunge it from my emotions. If I read that thing one more time, I'd be seriously fitted for a straight jacket. I wrote a check out to pay the sewage bill and wrote 2002 on it. I have people I never would have thought buying it. Amazon is probably like WTF. The sales haven't downloaded yet.

I want to gut this webpage and do a whole new layout. I made the graphics for it and realized it's not a good idea yet. I am getting traffic that I can somewhat see now. This website though will be remodeled with a fresh coat of paint and the contents packed up. The new one is enabled with the password so when the book is bought, people can go on and see it. My creativity is incredible. I will probably do it during "off hours". 

It feels good to take a break and just kick back for a minute. I don't feel like doing anything for the rest of the day. I don't know what people will think and honestly part of me doesn't care. I feel free. I feel at peace. It's weird. I will never open the book and read it because I probably read it 100 times. Everyone should keep a journal. It is like a time capsule. I may have went too far going back in time, but I am here. It is 2018. 

Thank you for reading.

Melissa

Soon I Soar

I am almost there. I have 66% of the Kindle version to format. The hyphenated words are driving me nuts. It does it automatically. I am going to just press the publish button when I am done and I think it takes 24-72 hours. I will keep everyone posted. 

I haven't even been on this website. I am working on the new one. I have been digging into the designs and the visual aspect. I am going to gut this and give it a new layout too. I may need a few days to get the other one fully up. It has a blog post up already.

 

REMEMBER TO ACCESS THE NEW WEBSITE, YOU NEED TO BUY THE BOOK AND READ IT. IT IS IN THE BODY OF TEXT WITH THE PASSWORD. THIS WEBSITE IS GOING TO GET UPGRADED AND WILL STILL BE HERE IF YOU DON'T BUY THE BOOK. I NEED HONEST FEEDBACK. IF YOU WANT ANOTHER BOOK, I HAVE 25 YEARS OF CONTENT.

Memoirs' Music

Listen to the music behind the memoirs.

I made two playlists. One is of music I listened to back in 2002-2003. I saw probably 90% of them in concert from the older playlist.

I have a modern all female playlist also that are some of the baddest bitches out there. I saw 3 of them in concert.

What can I say? I love music! 

 

 

Ample Announcements

I am moving to a different website. This will still be active. This will be the front of the house website for all of the conservative thinkers out there. 

The new one will be the back of the house where we can be ourselves. Think of the Prohibition Era. The new website, we can be a little more wild. I also will have a newsletter set up that I may receive your email addresses for. I am going to get MailChimp. Google will run all of my analytics from now on. I will also be able to sell books on there and have a booking tab. I highly doubt anyone will book me, but just in case. 

It is already designed and I kick butt in web design. The site is it is not enabled yet. It will be when the book is released. It is a parked domain so you won't find it yet because it is not "live". If you want to keep up with me, you need to buy the book. The new website is announced in the book. It is not in the front or the back either.