Sunday, July 23, 2017
I am working with my editor on Book 3 - "The Beijing Ghosts." On my computer at 4am as usual so I can get some writing in before heading off to work. Dark outside, very quiet everywhere, sitting here by myself, imagining most ghostly horror. Ugghhh! I am scaring myself!
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Book 4 - "The Beijing Beauties" is done being edited by a good editor. It's about three Chinese women looking for love in Los Angeles. 3 down, two left - Books 3 (The Beijing Ghosts) and Book 5 (The Beijing Mummies) are being edited simultaneously. Once that is done, then I can publish the entire 5 book series onto Amazon!! Keep going, keep going...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
Book 2 - The Beijing Youth - is complete. My editor and I finished the entire book and the book cover description. It's ready for publication. She helped me tremendously and it's a wonderful story. I can't wait to have it all released on Amazon when the entire book series is complete.
So 2 down, 3 more to go. Before Book 2 was finished, I hired two new editors to work simultaneously on Book 3 - The Beijing Ghosts and Book 5 - The Beijing Mummy. I am finishing up Book 4 - The Beijing Beauties myself. Book 4 was previously edited by a professional editor. I'm just going back and tidying up some more. I am hoping to have all the books ready for publication by the end of the year. I can't wait!
Keep going- keep going!
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Book 1 is finally complete. Whew! The editing and the book cover is done. I am pleased with the work. I showed it to a few friends of both the final book draft and the cover. They made a few comments but overall they liked it. I have posted the new book cover description onto this website under Book 1. Take a look and let me know what you think. The Beijing Family Book 1 Cover
1 down, 4 more to go. I have to keep going. So now I am working on Book 2 with my editor. We're in the middle of the book and the drama is intensifying. I am also in the process of hiring an editor for Book 3. This time, I received 50+ job applicants from Upwork in comparison to the 71+ job applicants I received for Book 2, which was insane. Still a good handful, but more manageable. I am paying above average compensation which garners more interested applicants than usual. But at the same time, I am looking for above average talents and skills suitable for this particular book.
Furthermore, my work partner and I are the number #1 sales team for all of Los Angeles for my day job as a real estate broker.
Busy, busy, busy.
Back to work...
Sunday, May 7, 2017
My editors are encouraging me to write openly about the shameful atrocities of the Cultural Revolution during the Mao regime into Book 2. If I do, I will be openly denouncing one of the historical leaders of China and risk being banned from China. But I am an American. How can I write without telling the truth and speaking freely? Thank goodness for Freedom of Speech.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The work continues. Up before sunrise to work on my chapters that my editors revised for at least a few hours. Afterwards, go for a walk at the local park after the sun is up to get some exercise. Clear the mind. Come home, get ready for work and put in a full day as a real estate broker. Demanding job. Come home, work some more if I have any energy left. Next day - repeat.