​FEBRUARY BOOK GIVE AWAY

The entire month of February I am hosting a free book give away through my Facebook Author Page. If you want more details than click on the Bio tab of this page, scroll to the bottom of the Bio page where you can see the connect information. You will then see a link to my Facebook author page. Click that link and you will see a post on my wall detailing the contest. Thank you to all who participate! 

Just A Couple More

Hi to every one! It is good to be back.

I decided it was time to dust off this page and let my fingers grace the keyboard once more before I enter into old age.  And in case anyone is wondering- no, this is not a New Years resolution.

Thank you to all of the new followers that have flocked to this page over the past 4  -almost 5- years while I was away. It is a thrill to always know people have an interest to read what I write.

Why have I been gone so long?

To be utterly and completely honest, I needed a break from writing. I did have medical issues that kept me away from writing too. But I’m  happy to say even though I lost vision in the right eye, the vision in the left eye still remains after a few bouts of lasering and surgery. Before the medical decline in my vision I was working as a freelance writer. My main repertoire was article writing on various topics for various different content mills. You name it and I probably have written on the subject. Anyway, I felt like the creative batteries had drained and nothing was going to bring that hunger and creative passion back. Done, kaput, fried! Put a nail in my writing coffin and I was done. Article writing ruined the actual creative writing process for me. There was no thrill in it for me anymore.  So I simply stopped.

Over-time ,slowly, writing crept back into my heart. Suddenly, I found myself itching to write here and there and I begun thinking about new plots and characters. Writing is a part of my life again. I’m taking things slow. Dipping my toe into the writing world again instead of jumping full force in.

I have decided no more content mills or article writing. I am going to follow my love for story telling. Failure or success  doesn’t matter. Passion to create is the only thing that matters this time.

Buckle up for the ride, won’t you?.  It’s sure to be a bumpy one, but maybe along the way something beautiful and wonderful will happen.

-Thank you again for listening!

 

Why I Have Been Gone from Site

Hello,

I would like to apologize for my absence from this site.

About 2 months ago, I  had a retinal detachment from my right eye. Within that time frame, I have had 6 surgeries to try to re-attatch the retina. Surgeries include 2 gas injections to my eye and 3 ventricular surgeries with lazering, a buckle placed around my eye, and more gas injections into the eye during those surgeries.  The lens was taken out of my eye to minimize cataract development. Even with all of the work done, my retina has detached a second time.  At the last surgery a heavy water substance was placed in my eye in an attempt to keep the retina in place. I go in July 12 to get the water removed and to possibly put more gas in my eye. The doctor is hopeful this will keep my retina in place. His words today were “If your retina detaches a  third time then you would be like 1 in million and I’m going to jump off a cliff.” We all laughed at the statement to lighten the mood and I am also hoping this weighted water does the trick. A lens will be put in my eye at a later time. So until my retina stays in place, I will be in and out of surgeries to try to regain my sight in my right eye and hope it doesn’t spread to the left eye.

I have had to put everything on hold. Including writing, reading, college, housework, and playing with my children.Computer time is limited to 10 minutes at a time, because of dizziness.  I can not wait until this is over.

Thank you to all who have supported me. When this nightmare is all over I have pictures and updates to post.

-Margaret Compeau

Stats for Children’s Book, “Timothy’s Bath”

The cuddly bear, Timothy, is off to a great start. In the books first week it has made great strides. I look forward to the sales rank getting higher as the days and weeks go on.  Occasionally, I will post stats for the book every few weeks for the first month.

3/16/2012:

Amazon sales rank number: 1,875

Free Units Promo: 185

3/18:

Sales Rank: 1,629

Free Units Promo: 337

Children’s book, “Timothy’s Bath,” is officially published!

It was a long labor of love, but my new book is finally here. It has been a very fun and at times stressful experience. Creating this book from scratch to seeing the final shade of color in place was an awesome experience. I enjoyed working with the artist,  collaborating ideas, and layout information. I am very much looking forward to breaking out the keyboard and working on Gordy the Ferocious.

To see the final version of Timothy’s Bath, click the following link or visit the PUBLISHED BOOK section of this website.

http://amzn.to/w170Jl

 

Book Promotion Happening for Limited Time Only (3/13-3/18)

BOOK PROMOTION going on NOW! For my new children’s book, “Timothy’s Bath,” there will be a LIMITED TIME offer to Amazon Prime members. From 3/13 – 3/18, Amazon Prime Members can obtain a copy of “Timothy’s Bath” for FREE!!! Go check it out. 🙂 I hope that special child in your life enjoys the book as much as I enjoyed making it. Thanks!!

-MARGARET COMPEAU