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Duality – The Prologue

Copyright © 2018 Ametra S. Rayford. All rights reserved. She crouched, shivering as she forced her body deep inside the crowded closet. Wiping the tears from her cheeks, she couldn’t help shuddering as her fingertips grazed the clots of blood and flesh that she’d been sprayed with. Gritting her teeth, she fought to maintain control though she felt the bile rising as her stomach churned. An ear-splitting scream mingled with the guttural gurgles that resembled…

Growing Pains

There are times that it becomes necessary to change and grow based upon surroundings and circumstances. As a writer, I’ve made many changes within various projects with the purpose of enhancing or showcasing the work. Some of those modifications were easier to make than others. Duality has been out for roughly six months now, and I am still enjoying the exhilaration of publishing my debut novel even while working on Vitae, which is due to…

#WritingCommunity on Twitter

In my opinion, there’s a lot of work involved with being a self-published author in addition to what it takes to write a novel. We don’t usually have a “machine” behind us; a group of individuals working for and with us to help us to become a success. A self-published author might need to outsource an editor, cover designer, and publicist – or he/she has to become all of those things. This is where networking…

Great Storms That Begin Small

I have spent the last month or so doing my best to get my life right. I don’t mean that on any dramatic, over-the-top, monumental scale. I only mean in terms of writing, working on my “brand,” and finalizing plans for future projects. It is a lot. That is definitely not an over-exaggeration; I actually do have a lot on my plate. And, it’s fantastic! That is not a complaint at all. I am absolutely…

Full Circle

When writing the initial draft of Duality, I had a completely different personality and ending in mind for one of the main characters. Even his name was different from what it eventually became. It’s so funny to look back now at the initial character outline, comparing that to what he eventually transformed into, but it ended up being for the best. Once the novel was finished I loved him even more. But, what was even…

Gratitude

I’m going to approach this post a little differently.  Let’s do this in list format, okay? I am grateful for my health – both mental and physical.  Despite the after effects of hypothyroidism requiring surgery, osteoarthritis of the spine with other complications, and costochondritis, I am still among the healthiest when compared with friends and loved ones.  I’m not as crazy as some of them, either.  Tee hee! I am grateful for my family and…