Monthly Archives: March 2012
Rest For The Wicked goes to my editor next week, after a final polish. Then it will go live – as an ebook and a paperback. A real book, one I can hold in my hands.
And now I need to take a deep breath – plus a few more. I would add in a shot of whiskey, if I drank.
I didn’t feel this nervous with my novella, or my (released this weekend) short. But this first novel has my stomach tied in knots.
The response from my beta readers has been – overwhelming. And I will admit, I cried a little over some of the positive comments. What was in my head ended up on the page – always a tough transition, though it does seem to get easier with practice. Loads of practice.
They also gave me wonderful ideas, and pointed critiques that have only made the story better, deeper, richer. I am so grateful for their feedback, and the friendships I am developing because of our exchanges.
So, my baby is going out in the world, after being nurtured and dressed up a nicely as I can make her. What will I do now?
Send her on her way, do what I can to chase away the butterflies in my stomach, and keep writing.
Thank you for letting me break out in a cold sweat. It has really helped.
How do you all deal with new book nerves? We can gather around and offer support, a much-needed laugh, a kind word.
Have yourselves a fab weekend, and until next time – write on.
You all know I don’t normally blog twice in one day – but friend and fellow author Theresa McClinton has a guest interview up on her blog, so I’m going to do some shameless promotion.
You can find it here.
Thanks for indulging me.
Until next time,
There is a tagging frenzy going around, and I decided to join in the fun.
Here are the rules:
- Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP
- Go to Line 7
- Copy down the next seven lines/sentences
- Tag 7 authors and let them know
What fun! Here’s mine, from my upcoming release, Rest For The Wicked:
Annie retreated, arms raised, hoping the knife wouldn’t slice into something life threatening—
She tripped, flying backward. The knife thrust into the space she occupied a second ago. Scrambling to her feet, Annie ran.
She skidded around the corner, hoping to lose herself in one of the narrow alleyways on Forest. A body tackled her from behind. They tumbled to the sidewalk, Annie’s left elbow bouncing off the decorative brick. Pain radiated up her arm.
And now I’m off to tag the following:
I look forward to seeing their Lucky 7. Happy Sunday!
Happy Sunday! My friend and fellow author Stacey Joy Netzel has her book on free promo today and tomorrow, so I thought I’d give her a bit of a boost and offer my review of
Man, this is a great read! I ploughed through it so fast, I felt a bit lost when I got to the end, thinking “It’s over? Already?”
Stacey takes memorable characters and throws them into a situation that is full of twists and unexpected turns. I fell hard for Hallie, and saw a good bit of myself in her. And Trent – yum. Yum yum yum, and another yum. As a plus, he is also a huge -
Uh, uh – not giving that up, or anything else. You can go and nab yourself a free copy today and tomorrow over at Amazon. And while you’re there, check out her Welcome to Redemption series. I’m going to pick myself a couple, and settle in for what I know will be a great adventure.
Until next time – read on.
Happy Sunday, everyone. I’m sending out a post to let you all know I’m featured today as guest poster over on The RG2E, a great new ebook site.
I’m part of a group of writers supporting each other, and creating relationships with readers by giving them a behind the scenes look at the writing process.
So head on over, and enjoy Ebooks with Rockin’ Research! (Thanks go to D.D. Scott, RG2E owner, for the great post title! )
You also have the chance to get any of the ebooks featured in the post free – just follow the super easy directions.
And just to let you all know – the YA time travel series mentioned in the post doesn’t come out until this summer. The link leads to my novella, When Walls Can Talk, which does have a preview of book one. It is one of the ebooks you all can get for free.
Thanks for hanging out with me on a Sunday. Until next time – read on.
Ah, another first for me – a book that is sports related. I am so not into sports.
So, here we go with
I am not going to mince words here – I loved this book.
From the fun intro, to all the twists, to the really wonderful relationships between Hale and her posse, I just got sucked in.
I will warn those who are language sensitive: there are F-bombs in here. Quite a few. Didn’t bother me in the least, but I like to give a heads up on this type of thing so you all go in forewarned.
Do yourself a big favor and go get this book for your very own. Now
You can get it here.
Me, I’m sitting on my hands waiting for the next Hale Mary book. *hint hint* And her name – that is a story in itself. You’ll just have to read the book to find out what the story is.
Go on – I’m done here.
Until next time – read on.