Shameless Promotion 01: TO BE CONTINUED for free

Hi everyone. I am going to give away copies of To Be Continued through KDP Select from July 10 – 15. 

For those who have followed my novel through Wattpad, thank you so much. You can still finish reading the novel here until July 9. 

I am still working on how I can give away free copies of books through Amazon and I will keep you posted on that. 

For those who are interested in purchasing my book you can visit this site:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=to+be+continued+j+d+ybasco

To be continued

I immensely enjoyed the journey of putting different stories in my plot and weaving them together. I loved the rush of being able to draft the entire story in a month’s challenge of NaNoWriMo. I reveled the times that I painstakingly edited the chapters of my story, to add more appropriate words, to put more details. I looked forward to the times when my friends would gush out how they loved the development of my story.

Now I have to let it go and consider my Novel complete. I’m finally letting go of the tiny hand of my first born and let it explore, meet critics, or lovers and develop in the minds of my readers.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the last chapter of TBC (To Be Continued):

http://www.wattpad.com/114753516-tbc-to-be-continued-chapter-20-denouement

I hope that when this novel finds its way back to me, I will have been a better writer.

The Making of Me as a Writer

I have reached the point of my career as a writer when I evaluate myself whether I can do better or not. I have had the plot of To Be Continued in my head for as long as I can remember. The story has undergone several revisions in my head, on my notes, in NaNoWriMo, and in my editing process. While perusing my work, checking every minute detail, I see how I weaved and reconstructed my story, I figure out how perfect and imperfect my characters are. I see my difference from other writers out there. The result is: I am humbled. I am still an amateur.

I have just posted Chapters 17 and 18 of TBC in Wattpad:
http://www.wattpad.com/110521912-tbc-to-be-continued-chapter-17-resolution

http://www.wattpad.com/110522021-tbc-to-be-continued-chapter-18-falling-rising

I only have to edit the last two chapters and I will reveal what kind of writer I am to the world. Am I cut out for this? Will I be able to resurface after harsh critiques out there judge my work? Will people even care that I write?

In my Literature classes, I was taught and I taught that in the Philippines, we have two literary principles:

Art for Art’s Sake
Art for the Society

Do I write for the sake of writing, or do I want to impart something to the world? At this point, I don’t even bother answering that question. The making of me as a writer sure has taken time.
All I know is that…the sequel of To Be Continued is already brewing in my head.

TBC: Chapters 10 and 11 and 800 Reads

To Be Continued has gained momentum and it is only but 200 reads short  before reaching a thousand. Thank you everyone for appreciating the novel.

The Edited chapters 10 and 11 have already been uploaded in Wattpad:

Chapter 10 Conflict: Man vs Woman

http://www.wattpad.com/98899820-tbc-to-be-continued-chapter-10-conflict-man-vs

Chapter 11 Point of View
http://www.wattpad.com/98900202-tbc-to-be-continued-chapter-11-point-of-view

I’m bewildered how fast I am uploading the edited chapters in Wattpad. I’m down to my last 9 chapters before I can finally wrap up the manuscript and send it to the Nanowrimo publishers. Once again, thank you everyone for showing your appreciation.

TBC: Reaching 700+ reads

I would like to express my profound gratitude to those who have taken the time reading my novel, “TBC- To Be Continued” . Because of the overwhelming support I have received from my family members and friends, I have decided to release Chapters 7, 8, and 9 in Wattpad.

Thank you.

Chapter 7 Flashback

http://www.wattpad.com/95775165-tbc-to-be-continued-chapter-7-flashback

Chapter 8 Foreshadowing

http://www.wattpad.com/97781741-tbc-to-be-continued-chapter-8-foreshadowing

Chapter 9 Man and Woman vs Society

http://www.wattpad.com/97782865-tbc-to-be-continued-chapter-9-conflict-man-and

The President has received a compliment from  her dearest friend regarding her first novel TBC (To Be Continued) :

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She wants to express her deepest gratitude to Ms. Maria Cecilia Villafuerte for reading her entire novel in only two days and reviewing it with brutal honesty.

Chapter 5 (A Slowly Rising Action) and Chapter 6 (WoMAn vs HERself) are already in Wattpad:

http://www.wattpad.com/93860560-tbc-to-be-continued-chapter-5-a-slowly-rising
http://www.wattpad.com/94821540-tbc-to-be-continued-chapter-6-conflict-woman-vs

TBC on Wattpad

Dear Readers,

I would like to inform you guys that I have posted the first chapter of my novel TBC (To be continued/ The Big Coffee) in Wattpad. It is one giant step for me because I want to gather as many responses as I can before I grab the opportunity(two hard copies of my novel) NaNoWriMo has given me. I still want to tweak my novel here and there, and improve some parts and lines. I will greatly appreciate it if you will find the time to look at my novel and give me reviews.

I will be posting my novel chapter by chapter because, as any other amateur writer, I don’t want to be hasty. It feels like giving my baby away for public scrutiny and I am just not ready for such.

Thank you to those who have congratulated and motivated me to pursue writing.

Yours respectfully,

The President

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http://www.wattpad.com/story/27730783-tbc-to-be-continued

Where to publish my NaNoWriMo 2014 Novel

 

Please help me decide.

NaNoWriMo 2014 Winner

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I did it. That is all there is to say. I have to admit winning it did not give me the satisfaction I was waiting for. However, the days when I had to squeeze my brain for the last drop of word or when creativity surged just when I did not want to see a computer monitor for the rest of my life gave more satisfaction than seeing the badge on my page.

I ask myself a question though: What next?

Yes, I have finally created the characters that lived in my brain since high school, but will anybody read it? I know Syme Gozun will ^-^

I guess all I have to do is wait for the book to be published, the rights to be mine, and I can publish it on my own. What do you say?