John of Art Audiobook Now Available Through Amazon, Audible, and iTunes!

John of Art Book Cover Art
Hey, everyone! I thought that I’d post a quick message for everyone to check-in and to let you all know that the audiobook for John of Art is now on sale and available through Amazon, Audible, and iTunes! A very special thank you to my voice-over artist, Chris Kenworthy, who did a phenomenal job narrating my audiobook. She once again created a magical piece of art that enraptures us all as we listen to this story that so desperately needed to be told! She also included a very special surprise at the end, which brought tears to my eyes. I am humbled and grateful to have someone as special as Chris in my life!
You can buy the audiobook here: http://www.tinyurl.com/y5smjky6
I do have tons of free promo codes. If a fellow author is interested in swapping books to trade book reviews just let me know. I’m really into reading other people’s work lately and would love the chance to review other’s work as long as they return the favor in kind.
I want to thank everyone for their continued interest in my work. I am so thrilled to say that I have not one, but two audiobooks made from my work that was done in 2019. That’s such an amazing feat and I couldn’t have done any of this without, Chris!
I am working very hard on a new piece that I am going to be sending to a traditional publishing company. I’m nervous and excited. This is the first piece of work that I am creating for a traditional publishing company. I know not to put all of my eggs in one basket. I am just kind of getting my feet wet and learning the ropes of what to do in terms of creating a polished manuscript and it is good experience regardless if my work is chosen or not. I’m at the editing phase, which scares me the most. The writing is what is always the easiest for me, but it’s the editing that’s the most daunting in terms of re-visiting my own work. You are essentially staring at your own soul in the mirror. It’s very vulnerable, emotional, and absolutely terrifying. I’ve done everything for this manuscript aside from the edits and table of contents. I worked on a cover art piece even though I know that they’ll create their own cover art, but I get inspired when I do my own cover art. I can stare at that piece for hours getting inspired and it really helps get me in the creative zone when it comes to producing new work or revising established work.
Anyhow, that’s me at the moment. Staring my manuscript on the screen scared to death to start hacking and slashing and editing and revising. Thanks, everyone for reading up on what I’ve got going on lately! I hope you are all doing well.
The Patreon project that I’ve got proposed will be slated for January 2020. I am hoping to be able to get funding for the majority of this project possibly through a grant, which I’m waiting to hear back from, but if I don’t have the funding secured by the new year, I’ve decided that I will limit the project to the NY/NJ area where I live and when funding becomes available I can always create future volumes of the work. You can read all about this new project on my Patreon page here: www.patreon.com/themoonlitgoddess
Happy hump day!

Updates on My Latest Writing Project!

blog post may 29th

ALL WRITTEN AND ARTWORK ARE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF PSG LOPES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, 2019.

So a lot has been going on in my life and I know that I have not been blogging lately. I have been trying to stay focused on writing my latest project, my second novella, John of Art. At the beginning of May, I had a lot of difficulties regarding issues with my health (the hearing aid debacle), finding a new doctor, and starting my novella and losing fifty-five pages of progress. That was all very devastating to me. But as usual, being used to adversity and being used to being treated horribly by those of little significance to me, I decided to keep going full steam ahead. What started off as a negative at the beginning of the month, has turned into prosperity towards the end of this month.

I am a full believer that life provides a yin and yang experience. For every negative, there’s a positive just around the corner. So instead of dwelling on everything that is going wrong, I am choosing to focus on everything that is going right.

As of today, I can proudly say, after thirty-eight years of struggle, I, PSG Lopes, also known as The Moonlit Goddess, FINALLY has procured my hearing aids! For every villain in the world, there are still heroes out there. A wonderful woman fought very hard for me to get my hearing aids. I am forever in her debt. What she did for me went above and beyond anyone has ever gone for me. She is a virtual stranger but she was so determined after hearing my struggles and what I went through. She worked hard to make sure that I have my hearing aids. I feel blessed. I feel an unfamiliar feeling. I am so used to being hurt, disappointed, abused, mistreated, that when people are actually good to me I am not sure how to feel. It’s quite unique, this feeling.

To have someone who barely knew me work so hard to help me, it is just such a gift. I am so beyond grateful that good people still exist on this planet. A million thanks to those who still possess kindness, compassion, empathy, love, patience, understanding, and mercy. She told me something interesting that I hadn’t thought of. She told me that those girls who gave me grief at my old doctor’s office were so concerned by me because of my beauty and because I am not miserable. They are all young, on the cusp of adulthood, late teens, working straight out of high school. The one who gave me trouble was an obese teenager who was already married and got knocked up during high school. She said she was probably threatened by me. The woman who helped me said that I have this light about me.

I feel that people have always been threatened by me inexplicably. My response to this is simple. I am confident because I know what it’s like to be with nothing. I smile because I have known my share of sorrow. I am fierce because I know what it means to feel weak and powerless. I recognize and understand that these girls have nothing but their small world in that office. They’ve never experienced anything greater than themselves and lack the emotional intelligence to properly understand and comprehend what someone like myself has gone through. My life experiences are a burden to me but they are mine and not easily understood by those without insight. Maybe one day they’ll get it. Maybe one day they’ll know. But not today. And that really isn’t my problem. My problem is making sure that I’m healthy and well taken care of and I should never feel guilty for wanting to better myself. So instead of harboring anger, I want to extend a thank you because without that incident I wouldn’t have pushed harder for myself to be the best possible version of myself that I can create for myself.

As for the fifty-five pages that I lost of my manuscript, I not only got those fifty-five pages back, but I am now one hundred and two pages richer in my manuscript. I am right on schedule for a July/August release of my latest novella, John of Art. I am in the market for an editor and someone to help me cut a song single for my book as well. The lyrics and melody are all set. I just need to record it professionally and get it ready for a co-release with my book in a few weeks. So if anyone knows of anyone who can help, I’d be greatly appreciative. Thanks for all your support and your constant revisiting of my blog.

Thank you all for your continued interest in my crazy world! Love to all and hope you are all happy and healthy!

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