Sunday, September 29, 2013

Puzzle-piece cover reveal!

As many of you know, I've been hard at work writing the first book in a new series. I started the book two years ago, but it went on the back-burner while I worked on other Primordial Guardian novels. I decided that I'd like to have it release within the next two weeks, just in time for my first book-signing. I'll have some paperbacks on-hand for the signing on October 12th, 2013. In anticipation of this upcoming release, I've decided to do a daily cover reveal. Here's the first piece. I know you can't see much, so make sure to come back every day for more.

And who knows...some days there might be chances to win a free copy of the book. ;)


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ordered my cover

So, so, so excited. Editing is well underway on my current project, and since I'm getting so close, I opted to purchase my cover. I can't wait to see how it turns, and who knows, maybe I'll just have to do a cover reveal. Stay tuned, I'm hoping to share soon!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pluggin' Along

Sometimes I feel like I'm going so slow, other times, I'm happy with the progress I'm making on my Highlander novel. I set a goal for myself a while ago that I wanted to have the book published by October, and I've done my best to keep on track with that goal. I'm getting ready to finish my first-round edit, and then I need to find a critique partner or two that can give it a once over with a fine-tooth comb and tell me what needs work. I'm far from perfect, and my mind auto-corrects spelling errors. I know what I want to say, sometimes it just doesn't get down on paper that way.

That's one thing that is hard for a writer. Yes, I have awesome friends, and some of them are also authors, but I feel bad asking for help.

So, to keep my goal, I need to:

  • Finish my first-round edit
  • Get some awesomely awesome people to read through it and tell me where I effed up
  • Revisions, revisions, revisions
  • Get the cover (no need to worry, I've known what I want for a loooooooong time)
  • Get it formatted
  • And publish!
Wish me luck. With that long of a list, I'm gonna need it! :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Contest Finalist? Yes way!

Okay, so I sort of forgot to post about some great news I found out a few days ago. A little while ago I decided to enter my current Highlander WIP in the Utah RWA's Heart of the West (HOW) writer's contest. I was really nervous to enter the book, but decided to give it a whirl anyway. Any time I get feedback on my books I get seriously nervous, so entering a contest is one of those nail-biting events for me.

I waited weeks, knowing the exact week that I would hear back on the contest. I twiddled my thumbs, checking my email every 2 minutes, or hoping that something would get leaked on the URWA loop. When I finally heard, I couldn't have been more shocked.

I'm a finalist in both the Paranormal category as well as in the Golden Pen for our chapter!

Needless to say, hearing this news has really kicked me into gear and I've since finished my first draft on that novel. I've just started into my first-round edits, and hope to publish this book before I hear if I won the contest in either category.

For info on other finalists, click here. A big congratulations to everyone!!