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Baking, Thanksgiving and Dysfunction

I hope everyone is enjoying family, friends, feast and some fine goodies. May those who don’t celebrate this American holiday be blessed as well.

I just finished making pumpkin cookies for Thanksgiving treats.

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Whit’s End is Up and Running

wecover9titleI finally did it. I published my novel, Whit’s End.

NOTE: The special offers in this post have expired, but please do check out these books and see if they are something you’d like to read.

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Whit’s End

Have you ever been at your wit’s end . . . say about . . . this year’s election process? I’d venture to guess that most people in the U.S. reached that wit’s-end-point with the build up to November 8th.

Have you ever been at your wit’s end with a person? Maybe a coworker drove you nuts? How ’bout a family member? Or, perhaps frustrated1computer problems?

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Publishing Plight

wecover9titleI haven’t done any substantial writing in <gasp> about 20 months, other than some poems, blogging, and editing my work. In May 2015 we moved across country and rented a townhouse until we could find a home to buy. So, we never really got settled.

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Kindle Scout Saga Continues

wecover9titleAfter I published the post about my Kindle Scout experience, I received more clicks and the most feedback I’ve had on my blog since I posted about the loss of my father-in-law.

Because of the Scout post, many people contacted me through different venues, including my email. I had many discussions that were quite interesting and eye opening. I came to a new understanding about Kindle Scout, which I have written below.

But, before you go further, here is the link to my now published novel.

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My Kindle Scout Experience

I might as well get right to it. Most of you already know that my novel was not selected for Kindle Press.

But, before you read further, the novel has been published now, HERE IS THE LINK.

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Will She Cheat?

wecover9titleThis campaign has ended. Thank you to everyone who helped me out.

UPDATE: The novel has now been published. You can read an excerpt below and buy Whit’s End, HERE

Well, this is it. Only ONE day left in my Kindle Scout campaign. This is my last promo . . . for the time being. I plan to spread the good news of publication soon, because one way or another, this novel is getting published.

I hope those who read this will play a game with me regarding the characters in my book.

Here’s how it works  . . .

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My Birthday Wish

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I usually like to keep this day a secret, but I have a reason to bring it up this year. I have a special birthday wish that those who read this can help to make come true.

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She Met Him Online

wecover9titleThis campaign has ended. Thank you to everyone who helped me out.

UPDATE: The novel has now been published and can be found HERE.

Since this is the last week my novel is in Kindle Scout, I’m going to share more of its content. I’d love for you to read this excerpt, let me know what you think and share it with others.

You see, Ava and Alex’s marriage is hanging by a thread. While things keep getting worse between them, she meets an intriguing man online. They correspond for months, and into a couple of years, when she decides …. well, read it for yourself.

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The Feet Chronicles

There is a curse upon our feet!

You’d think the stories I told about injured feet before were enough, but no, fate has brought me more.

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The Author’s Network

wecover9titleI’m blessed to have been divinely led to the authors in my network, many of whom I’ve never met in person, others from being involved with the FWA.

 

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Unreasonable

There comes a point in my novel, when the character, Ava Whitaker is at her Whit’s End. She struggles to get her husband’s family to understand her, including her husband. Ava thinks she is being pretty reasonable, and that they are the ones being unreasonable. But, if they all think it’s her, than maybe it is?

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Fantasy and Real Life

4tulipscut-483x800wmMarsha A. Moore has featured my Kindle Scout campaign on her page today.

UPDATE: This campaign has ended. Thank you to everyone who helped me out. My Novel, Whit’s End, has now been published. You can find it, HERE.

You wouldn’t think that an author who  writes contemporary fiction and one who writes fantasy would make good critique partners.

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Happiness

Ava Whitaker, one of the main characters in my novel, is at her Whit’s End over her shambles of a marriage. She tries everything to make it better. One thing that brings her some hope is reading inspirational quotes.

marchsunsetknoll (449x800)wm I share such quotes here on my blog frequently. Sometimes they can give us a boost, even if only for a short time. I thought I’d share another today.

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It’s Not Over ’til It’s Over in 24 Days

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And so it begins …

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I’m Running a Campaign!

wecover9titleDon’t worry, I’m not a politician running for any office, but I need your votes, so please read this post.

 

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Second Edition of the Second Edition

About every four to six posts, WordPress does not deposit my new post in their Reader for followers to see.  From what I could tell, my September 12th post did not go into the Reader, at least not on that day. Since I posted an important accomplishment, and few people visited, I’m re-posting. I apologize to those of you who came over to read this already. Thank you in advance for your support.

P.S. Would love some reviews on Amazon or Goodreads or both.

I finally did it!

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Writer’s A.D.D.

laptopwritingI’m pleased to say that I’ve been writing and editing again. So, this isn’t going to be one of my longer, philosophical posts. Well, maybe . . . because I seem to get easily distracted. I don’t have A.D.D. in regular life, so what the heck happens when I’m writing?

Am I the only author that does this?

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