Love is for Everybody.

One of my favorite movies coming up is The Color Purple, and in it one of the female characters says a line that would follow me everywhere as I get older.

“Everything wanna be loved. Us sing and dance, and holla just wanting to be loved.”

Up until this point in my life, I never thought about love. After watching The Color Purple, I would start to think about what it means to love and how we behave when we would go through the emotions of love. Meeting someone, having a crush, confessing your feelings, and dating – I could go on and on, but I think you all understand.

The point is, we all not only want to be loved, but we are also deserving of love. Which is why when people ask me what genre I write, I tell them proudly that I write romance. Because even with all the advancements of the world we live in now, some still think that fat people – especially fat black women – are not deserving of love at all. They are not who I write for, so I do not give them much thought.

I write for women like me.

Women, especially fat black women, who have been told repeatedly by any and everyone that saw them that they are not entilted to fall in love. That because they do not fit into whatever box of beauty the society that they live in tells them, they should be never expect romance. And if someone decides to ‘be brave’ or lusts for them, that they should consider themselves lucky and accept whatever conditions that person offers them, even if it means receiving less than they desevere.

I write for them, for us, and for me.

To remind them and myself that it is okay to want love. That it is okay to have standards when it comes to love and relationships. My main female characters look like me, and that is a revolutionary act in itself. The main male characters and stories change because my experiences and imagination change. And I love that about my writing! Just like the female characters from The Color Purple, we all are doing what we can to find our way towards who we truly are. We are finding out what love means to us and how we want to be loved. Because love is for everybody.

So, to those of you that read my work and enjoy it, thank you.

Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I hope you find the love that you want in this world.

 

“Continue reading, continue writing, and continue loving the process.”

 

-K.McCoy

Birthday Poetry Reading

Hello everyone!

Today I had the pleasure of reading a few of my poems live with a wonderful new platform to connect authors with readers called “Authors Reading Aloud”. Here is a link where you all can listen as Catherine Magi, the founder of this page, and I talked about why I love writing and sharing my poems. We also talk a little about what else I have been up to writing wise and my current nomad lifestyle, as I prepare for my next adventure abroad.

And what makes today even better?

Besides the fact that it is my birthday, #sopranospeaksvolumetwo is now available via #ebook online!

You can purchase your copy over at the links here.

And also over at Smashwords too!

Remember to continue reading, continue writing, and continue loving the process!

-K. McCoy

Author Update

Thank you all for your continued support.

Right now I have some works to share, but am working on other projects to show my support of the protests in the States.

I have to take care of my mental health as well, so I am limiting my time on social media lately. Soon I will return to share what I have in store for you all this month, including a special interview with a fellow author.

Until then, please feel free to join us over at #thestoriesstation to be the first in the know about my latest developments.

Again, thank you for your love and support.

 

“Continue reading, continue writing, and continue loving the process.”

 

-K. McCoy

Cabin Fever is Real

There have been times in my life where all I wanted was to be locked inside a comfy room, well stocked with water, snacks, and high speed internet. Then the coronavirus made its way to South Korea and I finally got what I wished for.

Getting what you wish for can sometimes be the last thing you need.

It’s been almost seven days and I have not done any writing. Okay, that is not entirely true. I did somehow manage to write a cute Valentine’s Day one shot for The Stories Stations, but that was a week before the virus made its way to Korea, so it does not count. For me to write consistently, I have come to realize that I need balance.

Time spent outside counts as part of that balance. While out for a walk to clear my head, taking in the sun and fresh air, that helps me organize my thoughts to later structure my outlines or to come up with solutions to plotholes in one of my wips. Seeing strangers outside interacting with one another or hearing new music playing outside of a coffee shop can inspire a mood, a feeling that I may have been missing to setup a kismet for characters that I have imaged writing about in a new short story.

Those are just a few things that I have come to miss from my recent stint of cabin fever. Things that I will try my hardest to never take for granted again.

 

“Continue reading, continue writing, and continue loving the process.”

 

=K. McCoy

Take Two – The Teaser

I hope you all enjoyed Valentine’s Day this year!

Before you get the teaser, I wanted to share one announcment:

The Smooch-o-Meter is my next YouTube video!

What exactly is the ‘Smooch-o-Meter’, you ask? Be sure to subscribe to my channel to receive the notification for when the video airs so you can be the first in the know!

Now, enjoy this teaser from the Valentine’s Day one shot, Take Two:

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To read more of this story and receive a sweet playlist, please join us over at The Stories Stations! 

Continue reading, continue writing, and continue loving the process.

 

-K. McCoy

 

 

Love is on the way.

 

January was been great!

Really, it was a great month to get things underway as far as my writing goes. Along the way I figured out my wip writing pattern, why I write when I write, and how to better organize my thoughts while writing. All of which are important going forward because this is the year that I have decided to put more money where my mouth is when it comes to being an independent author.

Once my contract ends in South Korea, I will return to the States for a few weeks to wrap up some important matters and begin traveling again. Only to return at the end of the year for a huge writer’s convention. Though throughout all that, I will make my stories available on paperback so that I can sell them in store. Still feeling a bit nervous about this decision, but it is something that I have wanted to do for over a year now so I am going for it this year!

While we are on the topic of plans for this year, I am also in the process of preparing for Febraury, which is going to be full of #SweetSeducingSighs – again!

So be sure to follow me over at Facebook, Instagram, as well as YouTube, if you are not already to stay up to date on my latest reveals. Or join me over at The Stories Stations to receive a Free excerpt, along with a short and sweet playlist to listen to while you read, as well as more behind the scenes content and awesome promotions for my future works.

As always, thank you for following my blog, reading more about my journey, and offering your support along the way.

Thank you!

 

“Continue reading, continue writing, and continue loving the process.”

-K. McCoy

The Return of TWB Season

Last year, I found myself unable to write for months.

Now I am trying to not have that happen again. Though it is hard, and I find myself not able to focus on what I really want to write (or finish writing), I will get through this.

Starting with prep. Lots and lots of prep!

I have been looking over the edits for the continuation of MAGIX and trying to finish those before submitting more of that story to my editor. If you have subscribed to the Stories Stations, then you have seen my inspirational mock book cover. So far it’s working, which was the point of me creating it.

Then there is National Novel Writing Month this November that I need to prepare for too! Though I’m not sure yet what my goal will be this time around, I have given myself the next seven days to decide on that project and plan it out. Wish me luck!

And as always, thank you for reading these updates and for constantly supporting this writer’s journey.

Continue reading, continue writing, continue loving the process!

 

-K. McCoy

Nanowrimo 2019 Update!

Better late then never I suppose.

Yes, I am participating in Nanowrimo this year!

Though my goal is not a novel – from here on out I want to simply write for at least an hour a day. Whether it be in 10 to 20 intervals or all at once, I want to condition myself to write on the regular again. With Winter Blues Season on the way, I need to do this now. Otherwise, next month will come and it will be exactly as it was last year – where I wrote next to nothing. I do not want to repeat that.

Honestly, I could knock out Nanowrimo now, if I wrote at least 3, 300 words a day.

Considering I mostly write in one shot format – this can be done. Though my personal goal this month is 25,000 words and that is what I will strive for. If I manage to do the full 50,000 words that would be great! But I am reminding myself that that is not my goal.

First goal : Write everyday. Even if it is a short 7 word poem – write something!

Second goal : Write for an hour a day. No matter where and in any increments – just write!

Third goal : Write 25, 000 words. Novelettes are my thing and I have plenty of wips to attend to, so this word count is more than doable. Get the words!

And on that note, I have to prep for my Cyber Monday sale before I get back to writing tonight. Be sure to visit again to find out what I will be doing for that day, or go ahead and join us over at The Stories Stations to get in on the holiday deals before (and after) that date!

 

Continue reading, continue writing, continue loving the process.

-K. McCoy

New Projects and Releases!

Well, I seem to have been neglecting this page again.

My apologizes. Though I have been a bit busy with work and trying to think of a new avenue stream to fund this independent author lifestyle.

Finally, everything is coming together!

The photo that you see above is the first hint as to my newest project, which I will announce later this month. For now, I want to get started on Nanowrimo. Yes, we are almost a week into National Novel Writing Month and my word count is a nice round zero. Recently I finished a math class, which I failed. That was hard, especially since I was so close to passing and am already lacking motivation towards completing my degree.

But again, I have to be able to afford this lifestyle that I love, so even if it takes me long than I would like, I will obtain that BA. MAGIX was well received and I will forever be thankful for that. Which is way I decided to make it a series! To be honest, I already saw how I wanted this story to end and had been writing it, but I soon decided to speed up the release process of it after consulting with a good friend of mine. If things go as I have planned, the second installment of MAGIX will be available at the end of December.

My new project(s) for funding the releases and other indie author expenses will be announced in my next post, so thank you in advance for your interest and support.

If you would like more behind the scenes into my life as an independent author, along with a sweet playlist as well as a Free short story every two weeks, then please join us over at The Stories Stations!

 

Continue reading, continue writing, and continue loving the process.

 

-K. McCoy

Interview with The PBS Blog

With the upcoming release of MAGIX, I thought taking part in something that I have not done in awhile would help readers learn more about me. So when the chance to be interviewed by Yecheilyah Ysrayl for The PBS Blog came to me, I took the opportunity and enjoyed every minute of it!

And for my fellow authors, if you would also like the privilege of interviewing for this blog, please click here.

I hope you all enjoy this interview! Let me know what your thoughts are about our discussion in the comments.

Continue reading, continue writing, and continue loving the process.

– K. McCoy