My name is Jimmetta Carpenter and I am starting this campaign to help begin completing my dream of being a successfully published author. I have been writing in one way or another since I was ten years old and have been submitting several different novels to both agents and publishers for the last ten years or so with some breaks in between that can be attributed to my self-doubt and almost giving up on my dream. This last time around in the submission process was brutal because there were a string of near misses with positive feedback and personal letters written from agents telling me that I had a good story (with some critique mixed in for good measure) but it just wasn’t a fit for the list of authors they were looking to represent. I finally made the decision that I was just going to begin self-publishing my own books knowing that I had a daunting task ahead of me (hence why I didn’t necessarily want to self-publish but rather simply create) and I have come to the conclusion that I need a little bit of financial help if I’m going to get my first three books (which are already written) out this year. I have mixed feelings about going the fundraising route in seeking help with my publishing projects but I have been advised by several other author friends of mine that sometimes you have to not be afraid to ask for help when you really need it and to not let my pride get in the way of fulfilling my dreams.
This is where you guys come in! I am trying to raise $6,000 dollars for the following:
The editing of three novels will be a total of $2,250 (that is the discounted price) Book Cover Design Artist for $1,000 (this is also a discounted price) The Printing of an initial run and review copies for $500 The Rental of my writing office space for $750 Marketing and Promotional Materials for $1,500
Now I can’t promise copies of the books to every single last person who helps me along the way but I can say that I will choose 2 people to receive advanced reader copies of the books and they will have a chance to read them before anyone else in the world sees them. I will also randomly select five people from those who donate to gift a personalized gift box to that will include a copy of each book and also other promotional materials (bookmarks, a T-shirt, a tote bag, and a pen) that will aid the book in its promotion. I would be so grateful for any small amount that you can donate to help give my dream a little nudge.
Here is a description of the first book that is set to be the first published title
The Diary: Succession of Lies:
What if you discovered that the sins of your mother’s past will forever haunt your future and that finding out the secrets that she took to her grave with her would turn the lives of the people she left behind upside down?
To the rest of the world Corynn Hayes was a brilliant writer and entrepreneur but to Karlee Jones she was not only her mother but her best friend. Until her unexpected death Karlee thought that she knew everything there was to know about her mother. However, after receiving her mother’s diary as a final gift to her, she soon realizes the depth of the secrets that she kept from her and just how devastating her lies would end up being.
The Diary: Succession of Lies is a novel that exposes the secret life of a mistress and is a tale of the trials of love, lust, loss, and redemption from two generations of women. While the mistress has been vilified throughout literature as a harlot and a home wrecker, The Diary takes a new spin on the role that a mistress plays. It’s a compelling and thought- provoking read that goes into truthful and oftentimes painful depth as to why a mistress stays, of whether love is present in taboo relationships, and questions whether love is enough to endure the consequences that come along with it.