Ella's Reaction to Mirrored Souls Book Launch Party


I never thought I'd have the nerve to look at myself on a Facebook Live while talking about my latest released book: Mirrored Souls, the 2nd book in the Broken Souls series went live on October 15, 2020 and now I'm going to watch the entire thing and record my reactions... should be fun or funny πŸ˜•πŸ˜…

Just scroll down after pressing play... I literally just wrote everything I was thinking while watching this. My mind is a very strange place and I can't believe I'm inviting you all to come and take a stroll through my tangled, enchanted thoughts. Be nice. 

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My Real-Time Reactions

  • Oh, I had to start over because Facebook was acting STUPID!
  • So sad I needed someone else to confirm if I was live or not. What is my problem?
  • I love the fact that I'm wearing my old-lady glasses with the string.
  • I'm a firm believer in telling the truth. If I don't know... then I don't know.
  • That's how to get people excited, tell them you don't want to talk a lot during your own launch party.
  • My HEA had just brought those flowers in to me about 5 minutes before I got started with the live. (pretty)
  • lone wolf? what the hell, Ella?
  • Awwwwwe, thus the flowers!
  • did they need to know every freaking detail of how I fell in love with my man? Apparently I felt they did.
  • Can you believe I have three daughters and one is 20 years-old? I love them, and that's all.
  • disabled retired? I don't even know what the hell that even means.
  • Bell to bell? I can't even believe I thought that was living. Moving bell to bell.
  • My own agenda: I plan to TAKE OVER THE WORLD, PINKY.
  • Usually I don't talk about all the bullshit health issues I deal with, and listening to this... I remember why. (gosh, that's depressing.)
  • What do you think, change my tag line to that over-inflated one.
  • Hi Shanie! I didn't realize who she was, but you can't tell I didn't know her with that damn greeting.
  • Maybe I need to stop reading so many damn books and spend more time writing... thoughts.
  • I sound kind of like Bubba Gump...did I just push my string behind my head like it's my hair πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜€
  • When she reveals her true identity. Goofball number one.
  • Oh yeah, mafia romance. 
  • I hate when I turn into Oprah Winfrey.
  • Shout out to author Morgan James... sorry about the confusion with the tv show.
  • The Deception Duet is really good. I enjoyed reading it... so many plot twist.
  • or I make sure you're sleeping with the fishes...(in my best wise guy voice_
  • HANDCUFFS... they're not as sexy as you'd think they'd be. Rope or silk...
  • I was very happy to read it: translation-My HEA really did benefit from all of my reading of Morgan James' two novels πŸ‘ΏπŸ˜‚πŸ˜€
  • I was expecting her at 6:10 and time just kept rolling on. I was nervous about how it would go... with good reason.
  • Is that my backfat? Damn, have to start back with my yoga.
  • Duh, isn't it the reason for the damn book launch?
  • Seeking Wonderland--so special. that's my man, don't work up a sweat.
  • Can you say, magnetic? (Tyra Banks ANTM)
  • How janky, I'm glad Shanie Scott won this journal. 
  • no, but we can see you chicken flapping arms. what the hell?
  • When I wrote this, I was trying to be poetic and ended up writing the vision statement for the nonprofit I've been incubating for the last three or four years. CRAZY TOWN.
  • It's weird to be so spiritual and such a big freak at the same time. 
  • Oprah, again?
  • You know what... since it ain't but like three people watching...
  • Brain fog is no joke. 
  • I wasn't sure what the hell was happening. Facebook Live is not the best way to do this. I'll need to find another venue next time. 
  • the look on my face when I'm waiting for someone to finish telling me a boring story...
  • Yea! Congratulations, Shanie Scott. Like I don't already know where she lives.
  • STUPID TECHNOLOGY ISSUES. I was so looking forward to talking with her on this live. 
  • Hey, Morgan.....(sits there chewing on my lips and looking at the screen like it did me dirty).
  • Stunned into silence. this is why I needed everything to flow as normal... Waiting for people to say hello. 
  • Moving on. My HEA said hello! 
  • Irena said I was lovely. Thanks.
  • Oh... they ask, and then they look at me like I'm bat shit crazy after I tell them.
  • PANTSER (PANT-SER)
  • OUTLINER
  • FLESHER
  • What the hell, Ella?
  • Is it really that complicated, though?
  • It's true. I don't have a clue how I'm going to get from one word to the next...
  • Sagittarius--is that a Sag thing...living by the seat of my pants?
  • Character driven... and this is where people start slowly backing away from me.
  • The voices are back 
  • I can see how someone would misconstrue my relationship with my characters as a form of psychosis.
  • Move? Speak? Think?
  • Par-Tay... oh, Lord, turn the camera off. 
  • And yes, all of this bullshit I'm spouting, isn't actually bullshit. It's how I write.
  • I'll link that article 
  • When you have to ask... Do I sound crazy?
  • The characters show me what they want me to write of their story...
  • Okay, so maybe I'm a little insane. 
  • genius or insane
  • Spanish and French?
  • I needed more people to make me shut up.
  • SILENCE
  • Really, typing is being brand new?
  • 100% no nothing no thing
  • Writing Cottage= utter and complete silence
  • CRAP--normal or light a match--how I determine how truly horrible my 1st draft is
  • Bunny rabbit. Larissa asked about my shed and led me on a birdwalk.
  • Are people really interested in hearing about this shit? Why did I think they would be...but, I kinda am interested in hearing this shit.
  • read. laugh. chop. rewrite
  • Don't say anything about how janky this entire thing is. It took me two days to get that shelf looking like that. Yes, that is a dart board in the back.
  • Everybody to the poll?
  • Yes, the three or five people who are sticking with me took the poll.
  • Anywho...I'm so southern sometimes.
  • Creating my own book covers... mad skills?
  • the 90's called and they want their slang back.
  • I can make that. Those words get me in so much trouble. Good trouble. trouble trouble. and learned trouble.
  • hazy colored... would that be the same as smoked-out eyes after smoking five blunts.
  • Proud...did I say eyes or ass?
  • Why didn't someone say in the chat: "Ella, we get it. You don't have to keep going?"
  • Morgan? Morgan James. (in Ferris Bueller teacher voice.)
  • Where the hell did that bright light come from?
  • In my defense, I did say at the beginning, "I don't know what the hell I'm doing?"
  • Bless his soul. He didn't have to ask me on my show. Love him through infinity.πŸ’“πŸ˜πŸ˜€
  • apparently, pacing is the most difficult thing about hosting a live launch party, too.
  • never say desperate. never let them see you sweat.
  • HEA asked how do I come up with my characters' traits.
  • BE CAREFUL. BE AFRAID. I'll cut you up and place your parts into a book... wait, that's a little creepy..
  • five-minute life story
  • Why am I leaning my neck out so far...
  • Thank whoever pushed my back into the chair.
  • Excerpt: I hate saying that word. It sounds so ugly
  • Dramatic pause...
  • okay, not backwards this time.
  • That word again. 
  • I'm goofy like that?
  • I haven't been looking directly at the camera since the damn live started.
  • Did I say how much I hate reading my shit out loud..
  • And I curse like a white soccer mom...
  • of course, I'm now acting out the damn words I've written. 2500 words or less style.
  • Beaulac-have to read the book to get the reference 
  • Y'all it's so late and I've been so busy during the day before starting live...my narcolepsy and brain fog were kicking in really bad.
  • The long pauses... those are micro-sleep attacks. Parts of my brain going to sleep and coming back on line. 
  • Again with that damn word. ex cerpt it's just so ugly.
  • what why when where who... yes, Ella those are the question starters
  • micro sleep-attack
  • was there a tone when speaking with Larissa
  • Gosh, my energy is waning. 
  • Oh, plug the damn book you're launching.
  • Larissa said she thinks her psychologist friends would really get a kick out of reading this book...
  • Here I am reading again.
  • Big, dirty words? he-he-he
  • Obey. Had to his wonder-dick
  • I know, I'm going to hell for that...baptism and fucking?
  • My niece showed up to say congratulations!
  • did I say erotic or erratic. it was written as erratic.
  • Here's the actor in me again. 
  • I actually love this part... the giggle part. It makes me smile every time.
  • Sometimes I realize I'm a writer. 
  • Do they align...yes, they do. How well do they know each other.
  • damnit to hell with that word: EXCERPT
  • Now, I'm in teaching mode. With my half-working brain
  • DARK ROMANCE: I write to shine a light on all of that darkness.
  • This was so difficult to write about: childhood sexual trauma... all of the stuff people won't ever talk about
  • I was thinking of one specific person when I was talking about this neighborhood older person who was a total pedophile and molested kids and sold candy and penny cookies.
  • "Yeah, that's why I never went over there."
  • Mental health issues--mental illness
  • Thank god for proactive mama who took the stigma away and gave it some presence
  • DID-dissociative identity disorder-I was really SCARED to fetishize this mental illness. I think I did a good job. I hope I did.
  • Come on English teacher become Women's rights activist.
  • I really like the way I look on camera... like, I love my face.
  • I wanted to share the original journal that started the world of Broken Souls, and I forgot because I stopped looking at my damn script.
  • So, this is my entire platform. This is the meaning of being Enchanted.
  • I sound so high! Like I'm tweaking so hard. I'm not, though. Just tired AF.
  • Shout out to LK Magill. Loved her book
  • Larissa and have so much in common.. she's so supportive and a great woman
  • God, I love my chakras
  • grand prize box is like a map to Wonderland
  • I purchased some jewelry from Larissa and they came in that bag.
  • After the time it took to put this thing together... I broke down and ordered my first set of book swag.
  • Ryan Freeman does a show on Facebook Live and featured my first book.
  • Thanks and Shout out to Author Nikki Rae
  • it was a lot of fun. and my HEA is such a good sport and an amazing man.
  • No, I didn't.
  • TRUE FACTS.
  • I had the best veggie sub from Jersey Mikes. Ate the entire giant sub.
  • Always act in gratitude, compassion, and service.
  • Bye. why does my face look like I didn't get what I wanted in Christmas stocking? πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜‚
Remember, writing is a journey, just because you wander a little doesn't mean you're lost. Until next time; be brave, be beautiful, and stay enchanting.

Ella

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