Welcome to our blog: Purple Skies. Who are we? We’re two ladies (call us Anne and Alise) with a dream, a laptop and each other’s motivation and inspiration. And coffee. You can learn more about our interests and our journey in our bios, but for now, the one thing we want you to hear is that no matter what your goals or personal ambitions in life are, we have faith in you, and we’re here for you. This blog will hopefully offer you encouragement and inspiration as you follow along with our successes as well as our struggles learning to co-author and self-publish our novel. Hopefully more former than latter, but we’re all human.
… follow along with our successes as well as our struggles learning to co-author and self-publish our novel.
So who is AA Miller? If you’ve seen our website, we have the name AA Miller all over the place as the publishing name for our book: Guardian Lights. AA Miller is our penname used for anonymity, and though we’re not sisters or married, the crafty combination is simpler and, we think, quite catchy.
Click our prototype cover for more info on our book!
But what’s with Purple Skies? We’re glad you asked. The sky in our story is purple, indicative of the suppressing force keeping the people of the world from reaching their full potential. We all have our own purple skies of varying shades, meaning the negativity pushing down our ambitions and ideas can come in many forms and strengths. How many times have you thought of a grand idea, but were too self conscious to explore the possibility of executing it? What will people say or do that will make you shrink back into your safe place? The eye roll implying ‘yeah right’ is of course our least favorite. So think about it: what’s your shade of purple, what physical or emotional obstacles (or both) are in your way, and what will it take for you to push back?
We all have our own purple skies of varying shades… what’s your shade of purple… what will it take for you to push back?
You may be thinking ‘That’s a nice story and all, but why should I care? What’s in it for me?’. If you’re also an aspiring author, we’ve developed PDF kits from our own personal experience of learning to organize and write a novel. These PDFs are FREE to download, so give them a try and let us know what you think. We also outlined the Author Binder, an organizer to aid your chaotic flow of ideas and details and help keep you on track. We hope these tools can help you in your writing venture anytime, and also for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) if you’re one of those crazies.
… an organizer to aid your chaotic flow of ideas and details and help keep you on track.
What else do we have going on? Our website has already acquired quite a bit of content towards building our universe. We’ve developed a summary, character bios, a calendar of our accomplishments and milestones, and you can even read a few samples of our writing. This is just to start, we have plans for so much more. It’s our hope to hook you early and make you a part of our journey. How many books have you read that you can say you were able to follow along with its progress as it was being developed, get to know the settings and characters and writing style before you even read the story? We want to create that first for you.
It’s our hope to hook you early and make you a part of our journey.
Hopefully by now, we have your attention and you’re interested in what we’re trying to accomplish. A simple idea can result in something far greater than you ever imagined with just a little strength and momentum. We have fallen in love with our characters and are eager for you to experience the story, Guardian Lights, as it has taken deep root in our own hearts.
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