I'm hopeless with titles, I am sure you are aware of that at this point, so I beg you for a bit of creative energy here... what does one call a post on the last work day of the week when the style is more laid back, more of a conglomeration of things I wished to share, but tends towards more chatty and "get to know you" time?
Sound desperate enough? Hope so! ;-)
And So It Begins...
I *drum roll please* started a new novel! I am weird in the way that I really like to write and discover my story and characters, but don't like editing it. I still do, but where other writers like the polishing process, I want to hide under a rock. But I grow through that right?
Now...6K into the story I will say I am really enjoying it. A must, right? Writing has to be enjoyable...which will probably be the topic of my post next week on the Alley.
And just because I don't like editing my work, doesn't mean I don't like doing someone elses! *wink* In fact that is one of the sure fire ways you can grow in your own fiction. Soooo...in such a spirit of learning, I would like to give a bit of time away to someone who would like 5-10 pages read. I am NO expert, but my crit partner says I have a pretty good eye, so we'll just go with that... ;-) If I have more than one interest I will randomly draw a name and let you know next Friday.
I'm giving away a bracelet!! Be sure and check out my Bug's Beads facebook page (you will have to scroll down just a bit)
AND doing a sale (separate from the giveaway), so be sure and check it out, okay??
I finally had to do it... put a book down in the middle of reading it because it just failed to hold my attention or made too many errors in the mechanics of writing good fiction. I have put books down before -usually secular (when I occasionally read YA secular)- but not recently. I made a vow this year to do so and avoid wasting my time on fiction I didn't like...
I should have prepared myself. Two books in a row. So sad. :-(
Your Opinion, Please
Yes, your opinion is needed to see if I can't possibly start a new feature here on my blog.
Want to send your own brand of questions to your favorite author? Me too! So I'm going to go out on a limb this week and ask you to vote on which author you would like to "cold call" interview. The questions will be submitted by you, and can be anything you want, (within reason now. :-). Up to 8 questions and I will ask the author if they have time to answer just a few burning questions. :-) Willing to experiment with me? OKAY! Let's see how this bird will fly...
Guess What's Free!!
Check this out! One of my very favorite of favorite books (re-reading right now btw) is FREE for Kindle! (And Nook, so I've heard). Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson. So funny and lighthearted, it will make you smile and feel good inside loooong after the last page is turned. Don't. Miss. It!! Promise?? Good.
Here's the link.
Did Ya'll See It??
Seekerville had a absolutely fun, fun, FUN post earlier this week to celebrate the release of Love Inspired Historicals moving to 4 books a month. Come as your favorite historical character they said...so...
I did. :-) And "butted" head with Scarlet O'Hara who kept eyeing me suspiciously across the veranda where I sat with Rhett. I mean really, do I pose such a threat??
So my version of One Question Friday (hope you don't mind Wendy *wink*)
What historical character would you come as to a historical themed party?? If your character has already been chosen, be sure and pick someone else. :-)