by Shelly Morgan
My first goal was to self-publish my first book. I’d had that in my head for so long, I just wanted to get it out on paper, not necessarily publish it. But the more I wrote it, the more I wanted to publish it. So I did and that goal was marked off!
My second goal was to keep writing, even if none of my books sold and no one wanted to read my stories. I enjoyed writing and just wanted to put my stories out there, no matter what. And so far, I’m still accomplishing that goal!
Then, the more I wrote, I decided I wanted to try to become a published author. Not just self-publishing, though that was an amazing thing in itself and I still want to self-publish some of my books, but I wanted to see if I was good enough to be signed by a company. It didn’t have to be a huge publishing company either. Having someone interested in my books and thinking that it was worth their time and effort, that was all I wanted. That was like gold to me. And…I was signed last October with Limitless Publishing! I admit I was scared at first, but I’m loving every minute of it. The people at Limitless are truly amazing. So that one was marked off.
Now on to a few that I haven’t accomplished but still aim to hit.
I hope to become a best seller. Even if only on Amazon, I would love to add that title to my name. I’m not sure if I’ll ever succeed with this goal, but like I said, I want to aim high.
And the last one I have, I’d love to see my books in an actual store. I’d love to walk into a Barnes & Noble or something along those lines and walk through the shelves of hundreds of books and see my cover sitting there. To me, this is almost the ultimate for me. It’s up there with getting signed by Limitless and becoming a best seller. I’m going to be doing some work to try to mark this one off my list sooner rather than later though, but we’ll see what happens and if they’ll take my books. Wish me luck!
So far, those are the goals I have for my writing career. Things are ever changing though, so I hope that the longer I’m doing this and hopefully the more goals I mark off, I’ll be able to add more!
Shelly has three children – two boys and a girl. They are her whole world. Even when she’s having the worst day ever, they brighten up her day and can always put a smile on her face.
A few years ago, Shelly had this story in her head that wouldn’t go away; it would always play over and over. No matter how many times she went through the idea—from beginning to end—the story never faded. So Shelly decided to put it on paper. She never planned to publish it, but when her story was almost done, a friend read it and said that it need to be shared. And that’s what stared Shelly’s writing career.
Shelly loves all genres of books, and even though she started with writing MC Romance, she has a whole book of ideas, so you can expect more from her than just MC, though romance is in her blood.
Shelly currently works part-time, but her ultimate dream is to become a full time author. She wants to be able to spend her days filling pages with stories. To be the reason people find a reason to smile or laugh from lines on a page. Reading a book always allows her to live in someone else’s shoes, even if for a few minutes. She thinks it’s a way to leave her life and troubles behind, so she wants to be able to help others do that as well with her words.
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Shelly's Newest Release: Defying Destiny
Ever since he can remember, Louie has had a short fuse. People always said he’d amount to nothing. He wasn’t smart enough to get into college. He wasn’t tough enough to be a Marine. No one believed in him.
No one except his father, Mike Creighton…
Louie’s father always taught him to turn the other cheek. He was a true mentor, teaching him how to be a man in a world of cowards. But when his father is murdered the day after scratching a winning lottery ticket, Louie’s inner monster can’t be contained. He becomes determined to track down the suspect at any cost. All along, he struggles to live by his father’s motto—To find out what you live for, you have to discover what you’d die for.
Then he meets Harlow McPherson…
Her entire life has been a battle. Harlow grew up in the system, bouncing from one foster home to the next. Most weren’t that bad, but some were hell.
The only comfort was the fact she wasn’t alone. Her twin brother, Hendrix, was always there—until he took his own life years later, abandoning Harlow in a cruel world. Unable to forgive, it’s Louie who reminds her there’s still hope.
When Louie unleashes his inner monster, and Harlow finally faces her demons, will they lose themselves to the darkness, or risk it all Defying Destiny?
Available Here: Amazon