Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CHAPTER REVEAL AND INTERVIEW

Today, you'll find Erik, the twins, the ghosts, and me at:
 
 
 
 
Enjoy.
 
So, what are you up to today? Any good news? Anything exciting?
 
The cats say "Hi!"
 
 
 
Happy Reading!
 


Monday, September 29, 2014

TOUR AND SURPRISES

Monday Musings
 
I had a pleasant surprise at Amazon. STAR OF THE TEAM is listed.
They don't have copies yet, but this is a step closer.
 
 
I had some pictures that have been on my  computer for years printed at Shutterfly.
They're great. Now to put them in an album.
 
Today my Virtual Tour for  A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT
Stop by if you have a chance and see what's in my mind. Scary thought, huh?
 
Also, there's an interview on BLOGGER NEWS
 
Happy Reading!
 
 


Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Tour Goes On

We're back, with more stops on our Virtual Book Tour for A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT.
 
Erik is interviewed on BEYOND THE BOOKS. See what's on the mind of a
thirteen-year-old, if you dare.
 
Then, if you're still adventuresome, stop by REVIEW FROM HERE for my interview.
 
And, last but not least, read chapter one at AS THE PAGE TURNS.
 
Have a lovely weekend.
 
Happy Reading!

Friday, September 26, 2014

ELIXIR BOUND BOOK BLITZ

Friday Fun.
 
Thanks for stopping by today to meet Katie L. Carroll. Have a wonderful visit.
 
 
 

 
ELIXIR BOUND
YA fantasy
by Katie L. Carroll
 
Katora Kase is next in line to take over as guardian to a secret and powerful healing Elixir. Now she must journey into the wilds of Faway Forest to find the ingredient that gives the Elixir its potency. Even though she has her sister and brother, an old family friend, and the handsome son of a mapmaker as companions, she feels alone.
 
It is her decision alone whether or not to bind herself to the Elixir to serve and protect it until it chooses a new guardian. The forest hosts many dangers, including wicked beings that will stop at nothing to gain power, but the biggest danger Katora may face is whether or not to open up her heart to love.
 
Ebook on sale for $.99 until September 27:
 
Signed paperback giveaway on Goodreads until September 28: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15821579-elixir-bound
 
 
 
About the Author:
 
 
Katie L. Carroll began writing at a very sad time in her life after her 16-year-old sister, Kylene, unexpectedly passed away. Since then writing has taken her to many wonderful places, real and imagined. She wrote ELIXIR BOUND and the forthcoming ELIXIR SAVED so Kylene could live on in the pages of a book. Katie is also the author of the picture app THE BEDTIME KNIGHT and an editor for MuseItUp Publishing. She lives not too far from the beach in a small Connecticut city with her husband and son. For more about Katie, visit her website at www.katielcarroll.com and follow her on Twitter (@KatieLCarroll) or Tumblr.
 
 
 
 
 
I read Katie's book quite awhile ago, but in case you missed the review, here it is again.
 
ELIXIR BOUND Review
By Katie L. Carroll
 
For years, perhaps for centuries, the quest to live forever has driven men to search for a magic potion that will grant them eternal life. Some of them will do most anything to achieve their goal. But what if they do find such a potion or medicine? Will it bring them happiness or problems?
Author Katie L. Carroll’s YA fantasy novel, ELIXIR BOUND, is the story of Katora Kase and her family who are in charge of protecting a magic Elixir that some believe will make them live forever. Katora is a prime year woman and soon it will be her duty to take over the family’s farm which also puts her in charge of the Elixir. Since they’re almost out of the Elixir, Katora will lead an expedition to retrieve more nectar for the Elixir. On their quest to do so, Katora and those that go with her face more danger than she ever imagined.
Katie L. Carroll uses vivid language to describe the journey through Faway Forest. I could picture the creatures that would have made me stop and run home, forgetting about the Elixir. The characters, especially Katora, are not always brave. They try to be, but have their doubts and sometimes question if they’re doing the right thing, like real people do.  And until the very end I wasn’t sure how the story would turn out. If you enjoy a good fantasy with likeable characters that make you care for them and a situation that could be fatal for them, then pick up a copy of ELIXIR BOUND. You’ll be happy you did.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Virtual Tour, Book Blast, and New Book!

Good Morning, or Evening, depending on where you live.
Are you still with me? I hope so.
First, the good news.
My MG/Tween contemporary story, STAR OF THE TEAM, is at the printer.
Soon, I'll have books. You know the feeling. I'll also tell the story behind the story.
 
Second, don't forget the book blast for my YA contemporary, LIFE ON HOLD.
You can win an Amazon GC or Pay Pal cash for $50.
Take a look at I Am a Reader.
 
Third, my virtual tour for A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT
continues today at The Writer's Life e Magazine.
 
From my kids and me, thanks.
 
Happy Reading.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MORE INTERVIEWS AND SPOTLIGHTS AND A COMING ANNOUNCEMENT!

Wait! It's not over. There's more.
Check out today's links on my Virtual Tour for A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT
 
Also, great news about STAR OF THE TEAM.
Stay tuned.
 
 
Spotlight on Open Salon
If you don't already know, find out where the idea for my ghost story came from
 
Also, I'm interviewed on Book Publishing Secrets.
 
That's it for now.
 
Tomorrow learn more about Kate and her friends.
 
Happy Reading.
 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

DAY TWO OF MY BOOK TOUR AND ALSO BOOK BLAST GIVEAWAY!

Today my kids and I, the ghosts too, are visiting the following blogs.
We sure would love to hear from you.
The Book Blast continues too. Win a $50.00 GC to Amazon or Pay Pal cash.
 
Links below:
 
Chapter Reveal on Plug Your Book
 
 
Interview on The Dark Phantom Review (reposted from Mayra's Secret Bookcase)
 
 
Happy Reading.
 
Don't forget the giveaway. More about it at I Am a Reader not a Writer
 
Enjoy this first day of Autumn.
 


Monday, September 22, 2014

MY VIRTUAL TOUR FOR A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT STARTS TODAY

Monday Musings
One of my cats stayed out all night, something I don't let them do.
Too many wild critters around. He's okay this morning.
The weather is breezy and cool. Love it.
My book tour for A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT starts today.
I'll be posting links to the hosts each day.
My Book Blast for LIFE ON HOLD starts today too.
Thank you, Mayra Calvani, for your patience and putting this all together.
Thank you, I Am a Reader, not a Writer for the blast.
 
 
My first stop is at STRAIGHT FROM THE AUTHOR'S MOUTH, Snarky book publishing wisdom from authors who tell it like it really is.
"PUBLISH A BOOK AND YE WILL BE FAMOUS"
 
Also, Mayra interviews me at MAYRA'S SECRET BOOKCASE
 
Stop by if you have a chance.
 
The Book Blast for my YA novel, LIFE ON HOLD, starts today and runs
through Oct. 13. Check it out
here and enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card or Pay Pal cash. 
 
Happy Reading.


Friday, September 19, 2014

KING OF BAD GIVEAWAY


Hey everybody, my name is Kai Strand. I was unpacking books
at a signing and came across a copy of King of Bad with a torn cover. Bummer. I
can’t sell that! But my loss is your gain. Because I can hold a giveaway
instead!

Along with a slightly damaged copy
of King of Bad, I’m also giving away several sets of character trading cards.
These cards have been specially designed for book one in the series. There will
be a separate set of cards designed for each book – so be among the first to
own a set.

About the book:

Jeff Mean would rather set fires than follow rules or
observe curfew. He wears his bad boy image like a favorite old hoodie; that is
until he learns he has superpowers and is recruited by Super Villain Academy –
where you learn to be good at being bad. In a school where one kid can
evaporate all the water from your body and the girl you hang around with can
perform psychic sex in your head, bad takes on a whole new meaning. Jeff
wonders if he’s bad enough for SVA.

He may never find out. Classmates vilify him when he
develops good manners. Then he’s kidnapped by those closest to him and left to
wonder who is good and who is bad. His rescue is the climactic episode that
balances good and evil in the super world. The catalyst – the girl he’s crushing
on. A girlfriend and balancing the Supers is good, right? Or is it…bad?

Available in print or electronic: Whiskey Creek Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble 

Excerpt:

[Pyro] swung the door open with a flourish and
indicated for Jeff to go inside. Jeff stepped into the doorway and stopped.
They were in some sort of gymnasium. Kids ranging from about 12 to 18 years old
were hard at work testing their athleticism in a freak show sort of way. A girl
did chin-ups at twice the speed of a top Olympian. A boy ran across a high
wire. The most beautiful girl Jeff had ever laid eyes on leaned against the
wall across the room. Jeff tore his eyes from her when an oddly shaped ball
soared over the heads of the kids. Two boys enjoyed a game of catch. At least
Jeff thought the sneers on their faces indicated enjoyment. Suddenly a head
popped out of the ball.
“Come on, you wimps, get further apart.”
Jeff’s stomach lurched when he realized the ball was a
contorted girl.
In the far corner of the gym a couple of kids were
involved in extreme wresting. Jeff watched one kid leap six feet off the ground
and pile drive the other kid into the thick stack of mats. He thought they’d
have a future in WWE if the super villain thing didn’t pan out for them. Jeff’s
gaze wandered back to the beautiful redhead. She smiled at him and his stomach
fluttered.
Pyro nudged Jeff into the gym and let the door close.
“Each S.V. has at least one prominent ability. Most of us are faster and
stronger than the average human, but there are a few that are faster or
stronger than the average S.V. There are also those of us who have fire as well
as those who have ice. You can usually find an S.V. with a complementary
ability to yours.” Pyro pointed at a dark haired girl standing in the center of
the room.
The girl had a
large bucket in front of her. Her face was contorted with concentration, but
Jeff couldn’t see anything happening. Then all at once a geyser of water burst
toward the ceiling and it fell back down on the assemblage in a misty rain. The
girl’s face broke into an exultant smile as the dripping kids groaned and
grumbled around her.
“Wow, that’s
really hard to do,” Pyro said, “break an element into so many little particles.
She’ll have a headache later.”

Reviews:

I found myself
falling in love with all the characters in the book. I loved the different
abilities each one of them have. Kai did an outstanding job writing this book.
I could not put it down. It is filled with lots of action and even some
romance. Everything you want in a book. Victoria for Page Turners Blog

Can't wait for the sequel! – Christopher White for Amazon

About the author:

When her children were young and the electricity
winked out, Kai Strand gathered her family around the fireplace and they told
stories, one sentence at a time. Her boys were rather fond of the ending, “And
then everybody died. The end.” Now an award winning children’s author, Kai
crafts fiction for kids and teens to provide an escape hatch from their
reality. With a selection of novels for young adult and middle grade readers
and short stories for the younger ones, Kai entertains children of all ages,
and their adults. Learn more about Kai and her books on her website, www.kaistrand.com.





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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

STOLEN DREAMS TOUR AND REVIEW



Stolen Dreams (Cassie Scot #4)

 

Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood have despised one another for nearly a quarter of a century, but now their simmering hatred is about to erupt.

 

When Cassie Scot returns home from her sojourn in Pennsylvania, she finds that her family has taken a hostage. Desperate to end the fighting before someone dies, Cassie seeks help from local seer Abigail Hastings, Evan Blackwood’s grandmother. But Abigail has seen her own death, and when it comes at the hand of Cassie’s father, Victor Blackwood kills Edward Scot.

 

But things may not be precisely as they appear.

 

Evan persuades Cassie to help him learn the truth, teaming them up once again in their darkest hour. New revelations about Evan and his family make it difficult for Cassie to cling to a shield of anger, but can Evan and Cassie stop a feud that has taken on a life of its own? Conclusion to the Cassie Scot series.

 

Buy Links

 



 

Print Release Date: October 15, 2014

Audiobook Release Date: TBA



The Cassie Scot Series:
Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.
 
 
 
STOLEN DREAMS: a Cassie Scot novel Review
By Christine Amsden
 
Feuding families and kidnappings. Vampires and seers. Magic and murder. Just another day in the life of Cassie Scot. If Cassie thought her life was complicated before, she’s about to discover things can and do get worse.
In Award-winning author Christine Amsden’s latest novel, STOLEN DREAMS: a Cassie Scot novel, the fourth and final book in the Cassie Scot series, Cassie returns home after being away for two months and finds the feud between her family, the Scots, and the Blackwoods, her ex-boyfriend Evan’s family, has escalated in her absence. Not only does she have to deal with Evan, who claims he still loves her, but people are dying and Cassie needs to stop the murders. Can she and her ex work together to find out who’s responsible? And will Evan give her magic back?
I love this series. Ms. Amsden has a talent for making the characters come to life so that the reader either loves a character or hates him/her. I don’t know a lot about magic and spells and such, but the characters sure know  and some of their feats are amazing. While Cassie is a wonderful young woman, interesting and appealing, Evan is my favorite character. He’s not perfect, maybe that’s why I like him; he’s human, well with special abilities. And he truly loves Cassie and regrets things he’s done in the past. Yes, I think she should give him a second chance. Does he? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
STOLEN DREAMS is a great read for readers that love science fiction, fantasy, and the magic (literally) of romance.  And  if you haven’t read the three previous books, I’d suggest you do so. You’ll be happy you did.
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Author Bio
 
Christine Amsden has been writing fantasy and science fiction for as long as she can remember. She
loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and relationships, and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.
 
At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams.
 
In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work.
 
Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.
 
Social Media Links:
 
·         Website
·         Newsletter
·         Blog
·         Facebook
·         Twitter
·         Goodreads
·         Google+


Monday, September 15, 2014

MEET MY CHARACTER BLOG TOUR

Monday Musings
Autumn is in the air.
Cooler Temperatures.
Even rain. Yay! (Snow in some areas, I hear.)
I think I'll do a little painting around the house.
And perhaps I'll catch up on those projects I keep putting off.
Today, let's talk about characters. Okay?
 
I've been invited to join the Meet My Character Blog Tour
and introduce a character from one of my novels. Thank you Wanda Snow Porter for the invitation.Wanda has written some great novels for young readers. Learn more about her books at: http://www.WandaSnowPorter.com

I'd like to introduce you to Kate Taylor, the main character from my soon to be released MG/Tween novel STAR OF THE TEAM. Kate is a fictional character, but typical of many eleven-year-old girls that love sports. You're on, Kate.

Thanks, Ms. McClure. Hi, everyone. My name's Kate , I'm eleven-years-old, in the fifth grade at River Bend Elementary School, and I love basketball better than anything in this world, except for my mother, who is also my coach. Isn't that cool? Mom played basketball too, when she was in school.

This is my second year to play in a little league and my goal is to be the star of the team. I'm good and plan to get better this season. I do have a problem, though. Emily, the new girl in school is good too. She's also sneaky and hateful and tries to get on the good side of my mom and the assistant coach Ray. Mom tells me to be nice to Emily cause she doesn't know anyone and just wants to be friends. Ha. Yeah. I know what she really wants. To be Star of the Team. See my problem.

As if my life wasn't complicated enough, my tooth was knocked out at one of the games. The dentist replanted the tooth, but Mom says I can't play anymore until we see if the tooth heals or not. So, guess what I'm doing. Instead of playing in the games, I'm sitting on the bench, the new assistant, assistant. Wow! My life is ruined unless I can figure a way to get in the games. I gotta go now and think about that. See you.

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STAR OF THE TEAM will be out any day now from 4RV Publishing LLC.

I was supposed to have five authors for next week, but no one replied to my email. This is such a busy time of year, everyone's snowed under. So, I'm just going to mention a couple of authors you might want to check out their work.


Kai Strand: Author of stories for children and teens.
Learn more about Kai here.

Darby Karchut: Author of stories for tweens and teens and adults.
See Darby's work here.

Suzanne de Montigny: Author of stories for teens.
Visit with Suzanne here.

Happy Reading







Friday, September 12, 2014

FIRSTBORN -and- BABYGIRL

Friday Fun!
Well this wasn't fun in the beginning. Now, years later, I can think of the fun the babies are having. David with his little niece, Sierra, dancing and singing and chasing rainbows. Waiting to see their family one day.
The poems are for you, little ones.
 
FIRSTBORN
 
 I held you in my arms
Only one time.
My firstborn.
 
Your hair was red
Your fingers were tiny.
They grasped at my fingers
To hold mine.
Perhaps you knew.
The angels were near.
My firstborn.
 
Your toes were all there.
I counted them.
Five on each foot.
You frowned.
You puckered.
Sweet baby lips
So tiny
So tiny.
My firstborn.
 
You kicked sweet legs.
Your arms reached out
Little fists.
Perhaps you knew
The angels were near.
My firstborn.
 
I have no pictures
To remember you by.
Your face is a dim memory.
My firstborn.
 
I held you in my arms
Only one time.
You live in my heart
Forever.
My firstborn.
 
David Lloyd McClure
September 10, 1957 - September 12, 1957

 
SWEET BABY GIRL

 

So tiny

So frail

Sweet baby girl.

I saw you only one time

Through the glass

In the nursery.

Tiny lips smiling.

Or were they frowning

For you knew what was to come?

Cute little nose

The size of a button.

Sweet baby girl.

You were not meant for this world.

God had other plans for you.

I wish I could hold you

And tell you I love you.

I think you know

Sweet baby girl.

God wanted you with him

To tell you He loves you too.

We miss you

Sweet baby girl.

One day I’ll see you again.

And tell you I love you

My granddaughter.

My sweet baby girl.

,

Sierra Marie McClure

August 20, 1983 to August 26, 1983


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

INTO THE FIRE - and - PERFECT FOR YOU

Ashelyn Drake has two young adult novels releasing September 9th! Yes, two! The first is a YA romantic fantasy called Into the Fire.

Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is inexplicably drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn’t used to. As the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the future.

But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another.. But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.

A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all.


Goodreads

Amazon

Barnes and Noble







The second is a young adult contemporary romance called Perfect For You.

Seventeen-year-old Meg Flannigan isn’t very self-confident, but what girl would be after her sophomore-year boyfriend dumped her by making out with another girl in front of her locker? 

Now a senior, Meg catches the eye of not one, but two gorgeous guys at school. Sounds good, right? What girl wouldn't want to be in Meg's shoes? One cute boy happens to be her boyfriend, and the other? Well, he wants to be. And Meg? She's torn between Ash, the boy she's been with for nearly five months, and Noah who is pretty irresistible. 

But Meg is playing with fire. Pitting two boys against one another, even if she doesn't intend to, could end badly if she isn't careful. 


Goodreads

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  • A flame pendant from Into the Fire
  • a phoenix button
  • a heart bracelet from Perfect For You
  • $5 Amazon Gift Card
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Monday, September 8, 2014

RIDING BABYFACE REVIEW and HUG A BOOK WEEK

Monday Musings.
September 6th - 14th is HUG A BOOK WEEK! Sounds like fun, huh? To learn more go here
 
Speaking of books to hug, yes we are, I recently read a book that I can hug. The story has so much in it that's huggable. I think you'll agree once you read it.
 
RIDING BABYFACE
by Wanda Snow Porter
 
 
This is such a lovely cover. Makes me want to go riding.
 
Yes, it has horses in it, a wonderful reason to hug the book.
 
Here are my thoughts.
 

RIDING BABYFACE Review
By Wanda Snow Porter
 
The year is 1957.  Some things about life in the 50’s were quite different than in today’s world. For instance, in the 50s, $1.00 bought you a movie ticket, popcorn and candy and you had money left over. But some things never change, no matter the time period. In today’s world, as in the past, some people had problems with drinking alcohol, destroying themselves as well as their families.
Author Wanda Snow Porter’s MG/Tween historical novel RIDING BABYFACE takes the reader back to the 50’s where Winna has just graduated from eighth grade. Not only will she attend high school next year, a new experience, her life is changing in other ways she could never have imagined. Her family moves to an apple farm on the California coast. Her daddy gets Winna and her sister, Veronica, a horse they name Babyface, to Winna’s delight since she wants to be a trainer some day. She has new neighbors, one of them a cute boy that she could really fall for, but her sister likes him too, and Veronica is a lot prettier than Winna. But the worst is yet to come.
The author gets the characters just right for the time period, their way of talking, the words they use, and even the way they dress. Even though Winna lives in the 50s, she faces the same challenges teens do today, and it will take all of her courage and strength to hold her family together when the unthinkable happens. RIDING BABYFACE will have you laughing; the story will have you crying. You’ll find yourself offering encouragment to Winna, in her darkest moments. At least this reader did. RIDING BABYFACE would make a great addition to middle school libraries and classrooms, especially history classes. Your public library and your own private library need copies too. Ms. Porter’s novel should appeal to lovers of recent history and to readers that enjoy a good story.
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and other places where books are sold.

Friday, September 5, 2014

BOOK SALE, TOUR, AND EDITS

Friday Fun!
Yes! Edits for I LIVE IN A DOGHOUSE are done and sent to the editor. Fun.
Yes, all of the interview questions and guest posts for my A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT are finished and sent to the tour hostess. Watch for more about it.
Yes, A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT is still on sale at Amazon for .99.
 Don't wait, Get a copy for your e Reader now.
 



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

IWSG AND WRITER'S REBEL CREEED

It's that time again. The first Wednesday of the month. Insecure Writer's Support Group.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Alex J. Cavanaugh is the awesome creator of the group. His awesome co-hosts for the September 3 posting of the IWSG will be Laura at My Baffling Brain, mark Koopmans, Shah Wharton, and Sheena-Kay Graham.
And it's our three year anniversary!


 Be sure to visit theInsecure Writer’s Support Group Website!!!


Am I insecure? Not really. Well, maybe a little. I'm revising my YA story after having an editor read it. She had a lot of things to say, good things, and also things that aren't working. Now, I don't have to change anything, but the market is so tough, so many great stories are being submitted to agents and publishers, that I want this story to have a chance. So I'm considering her comments seriously. I want readers to love my characters. I want the story to speak to them. Revising shouldn't be too difficult, should it? Nah. Umm, yes. Because, you see, when I take out certain scenes, everything changes. But you know, I think it will be better in the end. Then I won't be insecure, until I send it out.

How about you? How's your WIP coming along? Have you ever made huge changes in a manuscript?




Next on my agenda today is the WRITER'S REBEL CREED 2014. This is Awesome Sheri Larsen's brilliant idea.
Let's see how I'm doing here.

1. Yes, I'm still writing Monday through Saturday.
2. Believing in my abilities comes and goes, depending on what I'm working on and whether it's running smoothly or not.
3. I guess I'm fearless or I wouldn't be revising a story that I thought was finished and pretty good.
4. Revisions are beautiful. Truly, I am liking the story better since I'm trying to make my characters deeper, where we care about them more.
5. Those marketing skills again. Working on that.
6. I'm participating in a bunch of tours during the next three months for authors with new books coming out. This fall and winter is sure going to be busy, cause I have a tour of my own in September, that is if I get the interviews to the hostess in time..
7. I'm also on three different author's street teams, which is turning out to be lots of fun and keeping me busy. Is a street team kind of like a gang?  Just kidding.

Anyhow, this is my world. Will be posting about my tour soon.

Happy Reading and Writing.
 
 


Monday, September 1, 2014

NATIONAL LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH and GIVEAWAY


September is National Literacy Awareness Month. This is not a Hop. I don't know how to add a Linky, so I'm sending you to Clee McKenzie's THE WRITE GAME blog where you can read more about it and sign up. She has posted some great pre-written Tweets we can use this month, along with other information. So go sign up. I did.

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