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Writing Wednesday

Writers spend three years rearranging 26 letters of the alphabet. It’s enough to make you lose your mind day by day. ~Richard Price

Yes, I’m going mad with writing my novel these days. It’s a very complicated and delicate plot, very much different than my first novel. I may lose readers if they think I write only one genre, but I have to write what calls to my heart.

In literature, when nine hundred and ninety-nine souls ignore you, but the thousandth buys your work, or at least borrows it — that is called enormous popularity. ~Arnold Bennett (1867–1931)

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Like New

On Wednesday I posted about making new friends, but I also have friends from this blogging world that have been around for almost my entire five years. I will not call them “old” friends, because getting to know them through their regular blogs is always like new.

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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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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 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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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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Who is that Pitch at the Gong Show?

rbgong (800x800) wm2Most of you are probably familiar with this television show from the 70’s & 80’s. The Gong Show was the original America’s Got Talent (or Britain’s Got Talent).

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I Feel a Like Pitch

Imagine you are a publisher and I meet you for a business meeting. I’m there to pitch my latest novel to you in hopes you’ll publish my story. You’ve heard every example as to why someone’s novel is best fit for your company to sell millions. What in the world could a short, middle-aged woman tell you that could grab your attention in the first two sentences?

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