Holy crap. Why do I go from zero book news to ALL THE BOOK NEWS?????? Seriously, I need to stop being all or nothing. I did that with my newsletter (you should really join to get sneak peeks before everyone else.) Nothing for a few months, then I sent out two in a month. Since I have so much to share, I figured I might as well round it all up into one post.
IWSG is posted the first Wednesday of every month, but I'm posting early this month. Explanation is below with my writing goals. It is the brain child of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. Get your fears and insecurities out or give words of encouragement. We're writers, let's support each other!
This month's co-hosts are Tyrean Martinson, Tara Tyler, Raimey Gallant, and
Beverly Stowe McClure.
If you recall earlier this year, I talked about how I really got into painting and made, like, a ton of bookmarks. Well, I thought it'd be fun to host a little giveaway and grow my mailing list, blog readership, or get some books onto people's eReaders. ;)
Titles are one of the toughest things for me to come up with. I have many works in progress that don't have real titles but placeholders. My hope is to figure out what to call the story later.
Sometimes I get lucky and a word pops out at me, like with Snapshots. It's what Cyc called his visions of the future, so it made sense to call the story that. For Out of Secrets, I actually blogged and asked for ideas and someone suggested a play on the word Out since JJ is gay and struggling to come out.
I'm not going to lie, I kept forgetting to think up monthly goals in January and February. But given how crazy the day job has been with catering and my book release, I'm not sure I would have done too well on any goals. I got home and crashed the rest of the day. The most I managed was to read and finish some books. But March is here and it's time to stop forgetting about setting goals for the month.
One thing readers may notice when they dig into Abducted Life is the strange thing I did with my chapters. Instead of the traditional Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and so on, I started with Chapter: Xxxx. The next chapter is Chapter: Savannah. It alternates with whose POV the story is in. After a certain point where I stop using Xxxx. The reason for that is I didn't want Evan's name used up until a certain point. His name is in the blurb and mentioned once in that first chapter so readers know who's POV we are in when not in Savannah's, but after that, you won't read it again for a while.
Y'all... Y'ALL! Abducted Life's release day is finally here and you have zero idea how long I've been waiting. I had everything prepped in advance because I didn't want to mess up and miss release day and have Amazon revoke my pre-order privileges. Having that link early is nice for marketing purposes. Not to mention it's been TWO years since I published. I swear that's my lot in life. Every two years the stars align and let me crank out something for people to read.
Anyways, all over the internet, my book is getting pimped out. I thought I'd start here with the motivation behind the story.
Since Abducted Life is coming out next week (HOLY CRAP!) I figure it's time to whet your appetite with a teaser. MUAHAHAHAHAHA!
White-hot light stung his eyes. The roar of an engine shook his eardrums, threatening to burst them. His arms and legs were pinned to the cold ground. Above, a massive craft hovered. It was black and sleek, like a giant Porsche with wings instead of wheels. Turbines beat out a frantic rhythm, and yellow lights flashed along its belly. With a low warble, the craft lifted up, vanishing among the stars in a matter of seconds.
I recently discovered an interesting blogging idea called Ink Ripples. Created by Katie L. Carroll, Kai Strand, and Mary Waibel, the idea is they give a keyword on the first Monday of the month and you write about it. The hashtag is #InkRipples. There is no wrong way to do #InkRipples (with the exception of following basic human decency!). It’s about having a conversation, sharing ideas, and connecting.
This month's word is "COVERS". For a list of words for the rest of the year, click here.
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* Marie Landry
* Rainy Kaye
* Story Dam
* Earthsong (comic)
* A to Z Challenge
* Alex J. Cavanaugh
* Larry Kollar
* C. Lee McKenzie
* A Book Lover's Playlist
* Cherie Reich
* M. Pax
* MJ FiField
* Melissa Barker-Simpson
* Christine Rains
* Heather M. Gardner
* George McNeese
* Lexa Cain
* L.G Keltner
* Sarah Foster
* Chrys Fey
* Liana K (Youtube)
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