Monday, September 12, 2011

You Rock! And News...

Today I am visiting the awesome and beautiful Elizabeth Mueller, talking about brainstorming the second book. So, if anyone else out there has written one story and now you’re beginning to panic about a sequel or follow-up, head on over. Hopefully I don’t mess you up even worse.

But wait – there’s more!

Big thanks again to those who left such awesome comments for those participating in the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. I appreciate everyone’s efforts. You guys rock!

And I got some news on the book trailer my publisher is creating for CassaFire – and I’m so stoked! Another animated piece, but - no words to read this time. You get to hear Byron speak! Damn, I can’t wait…

And, in one week, it’s the Worst Movies Ever Blogfest! Spread the word. If the insecurity of last Wednesday didn’t take down the internet, then we need to try again with an onslaught of crappy movies. Sign up below!

Any other questions about the Insecure Writer’s Support Group? Did you makes some new friends? What about the blogfest? Have you signed up? Why not?! Can’t tell me there aren’t a slew of bad movies out there…

Crap, I can’t wait to see my book trailer…

All right, go see Elizabeth now and tell her she’s one beautiful lady!

98 comments:

Laila Knight said...

Good morning. Byron speaking...that would send chills down my spine. The Insecurity Group rocks...except I'm insecure more than once a month...not sure I can save it all up till then. It's nice to know there are plenty of others that question themselves as much as I do. Yup, signed up for the movie thing already. :)

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Looking forward to the CassaFire Trailer!

Gail said...

Congratulations on the new trailer...sounds fantastic!

salarsenッ said...

Congrats on the awesome book trailer. It sounds fab. I'd love to participate in the blogfest, but I can't think of a movie that totally sucks. I know there's at least one...Hopping over the see Elizabeth!

Donna K. Weaver said...

I can't wait to see your book trailer either!

*heads over to Elizabeth's*

GigglesandGuns said...

Can't wait to see the trailer. (want to see if the voice I heard when I was reading sounds similar).

Huntress said...

Oh, Man, you are teasing us again. Can't wait for CassaFire and the trailer.

Renae said...

Congrats on the new trailer Alex. I can't wait to see it!

Arlee Bird said...

Exciting news about the book trailer. Cassafire sounds like it is rapidly being kindled into a blaze.
I'm ready for the movie blogfest.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Creepy Query Girl said...

Congrats ! can't wait to see it. *On my way over to Elizabeth's*

Laura Eno said...

When is the trailer coming out? *grabs a front row seat and bag of popcorn*

Karen Lange said...

Looking forward to see the trailer! Heading over to Elizabeth's place now.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm so looking forward to this trailer. CassaStar rocked, and I know this one will be even better.

iZombie said...

it's all good, it's all in your head just waiting to get out.

Tara Tyler said...

thanks for coming up with it and doing it!
tremendous response!

Old Kitty said...

Even as Byron whispers sweet nothings in my ear on a nightly basis it'll be just super duper awesome to hear him speak!! Dare I ask whose voice is used?!?!? My tongue is hanging out in anticipation! :-)

Take care
x

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Looking forward to the blogfest.

Good news about Cassafire.

Have a good day.
Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Laila, it will be wild to hear his voice! Glad you enjoyed the support group posts. Don't explode before the next one.

Salarsen, not even one??

Mary, don't get your hopes too high!

Lee, I hope so!

Carol, thanks - glad you liked the first trailer.

Kitty, you're drooling on my blog...

Thanks, everyone!

Kelly Polark said...

Ahhh, worst movies ever.
This will be good. I mean bad. :)

L.G.Smith said...

Oh, man, I gotta go dig up some more bad movies. I just know I'm going to list one that someone says "No! That was the best movie ever!!"

Looking forward to the book trailer. :))

Lynn said...

Looking forward to seeing the new trailer. The last one was fabulous. Hopefully I get go 'vote' for it too after it's release!

Isis Rushdan said...

WTG on the new trailer. Looking forward to seeing it. I'm intimidated by the whole book trailer process. Heading over to read the other post.

And yes, 2-3 hrs a day on blogging/blog hopping does scare me :).

Karen Walker said...

Congrats on the book trailer - so exciting, Alex. Can't imagine what it would be like to hear a character you created speak. How do you find the right voice?
Karen

Bossy Betty said...

Congrats on the upcoming trailer Alex. Also, thanks for your recent comments on my blog.

The Old Silly said...

Congrats, dude! And sure - I'll head over there...

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Can't wait to see the trailer. All signed up for the blogfest.

Suze said...

Can't wait to see your book trailer, either. :)

Hart Johnson said...

Oooh! Fun news on your book trailer! Can't wait to see it! And it was a GREAT blogfest! So Thank you!!!

Carolyn V said...

Elizabeth is cool. Had dinner with her a few years back at a writer's conference. She's just awesome. ;)

ediFanoB said...

"You get to hear Byron speak!"

I'm excited! You are always good for a surprise. Can't wait to see AND hear the trailer.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kelly, it will be so bad it's awesome!

LG, it could happen...

Lynn, thanks.

Isis, it's all in a day to me now.

Karen, I hope my publisher found someone good.

Betty, you are welcome.

Hart, thanks for pariticpating - October 5 is next date!

Carolyn, that's cool you got to meet her.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Edi, isn't that wild?? I'm stoked.

~Sia McKye~ said...

I loved the Cassa Star trailer! I must have watched it a dozen times and made my hubs and son (and his friends) watch it. lol! I'm looking forward to seeing this one!

Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

Michael Offutt said...

Oooh I also am excited to see your book trailer.

Nancy Thompson said...

Congrats on your trailer, Alex! Can't wait to see it. I want to note how perfect your timing is with the post on Elizabeth's blog. That's exactly where I am now and I'm having trouble getting started. I don't think I can do a sequel to a psychological thriller so I'm starting a totally original story from scratch. Trouble is, the first time around, I had a muse. He inspired every facet of my story. I don't have that this time. And what's worse, my old muse just died. He was a real person, a young man, and now he's gone. I'm so heartbroken, I don't know if I can write again.

LTM said...

gotta say, I really enjoyed the Insecure Writers posts I read. Great idea, Alex! Good luck w/the new trailer~ :o)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I'm brainstorming my 2nd book today, in fact! You're really rocking things over here...and I keep hearing about the Insecure Writer's Group! :) I should check it out...

Talli Roland said...

Wow! I can't wait to hear Byron's voice. Hope he doesn't sound like Kermit! :) Headed over to Elizabeth's now...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Sia!

Michael, if it's as good as the first one, it will be amazing.

Nancy, I'm sorry! Well, I hope I said something of value...

Thanks, LTM!

Susan, please join us.

Talli, that would be awful!!

Lydia K said...

Looking forward to this, thanks Alex!

Nicki Elson said...

I love the insecure writers thing - such a brilliant idea. And ahhhh! We get to hear Byron's voice. That is wicked cool. Speaking of wicked cool things, I'll head over to Elizabeth's place. ;)

M Pax said...

Yea, on the new book trailer. Exciting stuff.

I jotted down a list of bad movies on a piece of paper ... I hope I can find it.

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the trailer! Congratulations.

I met several new bloggers through the Insecure Writer's Support Group. :) And I'm getting ready for the blogfest--still haven't written up my list!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Nicki.

Mary, I'm sorry!

Golden, I haven't either.

Candy Fite said...

Congrats on your 2nd book coming out soon! I found your blog on Anglea O. Peart's blog. I'm a fellow campaigner.

Btw, great blog! I enjoyed looking around. See ya around the campaign.

M.J. Fifield said...

A book trailer is really very exciting. Can't wait to see it.

Lindsay said...

Yay. Looking forward to the CassaFire trailer!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I wish my publisher did trailers. How cool to hear one of your charaters speak.

RaShelle Workman said...

Can't wait to see your latest trailer.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Whoa, Alex! You amaze me! Today you are in two places at once! :)


♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?

YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

Copyboy said...

Off to see lizzy to learn even more about what makes you pro-writers tick.

Ciara said...

I had an epic fail on my blog that day. Sorry to anyone who tried to leave a comment on my IWS tab. I'll make sure everything is good next time. Thanks for starting such a fantastic group, Alex. Off to check out your guest blog.

Ciara said...

I had an epic fail on my blog that day. Sorry to anyone who tried to leave a comment on my IWS tab. I'll make sure everything is good next time. Thanks for starting such a fantastic group, Alex. Off to check out your guest blog.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Can't wait to hear Byron's voice. Is it your voice? Your publisher's? Or is it really Byron???
xoRobyn

Leovi said...

I think writing a second part is more difficult than writing the first, especially if the first was very good. Readers create their own expectations from the perspective of the first and they may feel very disappointed or just the opposite. In Spain there is a proverb that says sequels were never good. But that's not true, as we have many examples in literature and film, where the second, third, ... consequences are overcome and enlarging the work.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

holy crap. I have to say, i am SUPER EFFING stoked that we get to hear Byron speak. For reals, i can't wait to see it.
And i'm off to check out the other post right now!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Candy!

Susan, I hope it's cool.

Elizabeth, Ninjas can do that...

Ciara, that's all right.

Robyn, not mine! Maybe it really is Byron...

Leovi, that's why I was so stressed when writing the second one.

Sarah, glad you're stoked!

tfwalsh said...

Really like the sound of the worst movies blog ever... congrats on the new trailer...

Libby said...

I love that the end is crap, I can't wait for the book trailer. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm sooooo looking forward to that trailer - sounds awesome!

Will Burke said...

Honestly, I can't think of a movie so bad that I resented the wasted portion of my life -- oh wait, one just occured to me. Oh, now I have to sign up to give them their just deserts!

Rusty Webb said...

Cool. When is that trailer coming out?

alexia said...

I love book trailers!! Can't wait to see it!

Abby Minard said...

So excited to see your trailer! You're a big man on campus now- of course we'll get to hear Byron speak!! Congrats, Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Will, go for it! It's up to ten movies, so if all you have is one, that's cool.

Rusty, they said October sometime...

Thanks, Abby!

And thanks everyone. I'm excited to see it as well!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm pretty worried about what movies everyone thinks are awful...They are probably my favorites. LOL

E.R. King said...

I really want to sign up for this, but I'm afraid what I consider to be a bad movie isn't that bad. I'm a rom-com fan, so my choice won't be very entertaining. (Who wants to hear me rant about why I think a rom-com bombed at the box office?) I going to think on this some more...

Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats Alex,

I'm really excited to see it and I am thrilled for you. Keep up that positive energy... we all feed on it!

Off to see Elizabeth.

Donna Hole said...

The trailer for CassaStar was so awesome that I know CassaFire's will be great. When I read the novel, every time Byron or Bassa got into the Cosbolt I saw the launch in my mind. Way cool.

I will go read the interview after I leave here. I should be revising, but I need a break.

I haven't signed up for the blogfest; Dude, I'm so far behind on everything. I just can't think on one more thing. Hey, but I know it will be a success, and many of my blog friends are participating so I'll show up for support anyway.

.....dhole

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Congrats on the new trailer, Alex! Can't wait to see it :-)
Oh, bad movies - wait, I've seen more than enough of those. Great idea for the blog post, I'm in.

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Looking forward to seeing the new trailer. It's going to be badass!

Lynda R Young said...

wow, how exciting about your trailer!!! I can't wait to see it.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Panic? Who me? Ha ha ha. I laugh in the face of ... who am I kidding? I'll be right over.


You're book trailer news is very exciting!

HMG

Laura said...

Can't wait to see your trailer... and I met some fab people on wednesday... so thanks :)
(Re-reading CassaStar at the moment - loving it, just as good as the first time around :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sharon, I hope not!

ER, I know I'll have somebody's favorite on my list - it'll be all right.

Donna, thanks - that's cool!

Glad you're with us, Angela!

Laura, thanks - that's sweet.

Thanks everyone!

Amy said...

Congrats on the upcoming trailer for CassaFire Alex! It'll be awesome to hear Byron speak! :)

Heading over to Elizabeth's blog now and looking forward to the bogfest!

Matthew MacNish said...

This should be useful for me, because even though I haven't finished revising the first one, I have only a skeleton of an idea for the second novel in my series.

Thanks, Alex!

Doralynn Kennedy said...

Hi Alex, I'm looking forward to that trailer, so I can just imagine how you feel!

Made lots of new friends in the group, so thanks again for putting that together!

Susan Barclay said...

Hey, Alex - I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Check it out at www.notesfrominnisfree.blogspot.com!

Sangu said...

Oooh I'm off to check that post out! Looking forward to the blogfest!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Matthew, you have more than I did at that point!

Doralynn, glad you met some cool new bloggers.

Thanks, Susan!

Ellie Garratt said...

Can't wait to see the trailer!

Pat Tillett said...

I thought the trailer for the first book was pretty good and I can't wait to see this one!

Cold As Heaven said...

Cool subject for your up-coming blogfest. I'll try to participate >:)

Cold As Heaven

Julia Smith said...

Exciting about your book trailer.

Susan Fields said...

Hmmm...I might have to switch to posting Mondays and Wednesdays - there's too much good stuff on Wednesdays I keep missing out on.

Melissa Bradley said...

Just read your post over at Elizabeth's. A day late of course, LOL. I am penning a sequel right now and it's because I'm one to tinker. HEA's just don't cut it. You get one, but what do you do with it? My MC is about to find out keeping an HEA is harder than getting one.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Pat, I can't either!

Susan, please join us for the support group.

Melissa, thanks! Now, what's a HEA?

Ella said...

I'm excited for you Alex! Bryon speaks, too cool! I met some great people on the Insecure Writer's Support Group! It was a huge success~
Thank you so much for doing this!
Captain Alex you rock ;D

Melissa Bradley said...

Sorry! An HEA in the romance genre is a Happily Ever After.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Ella! Glad you enjoyed it. Don't forget - October 5!

Melissa - ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... Gotcha!

L'Aussie said...

The Insecure day was awesome. I learned so much and found encouragement. Can't wait til next month!

Thanks! Great to hear about your trailer. No doubt it'll be a winner and of course none of us can wait to hear Byron speak. Great idea.

Denise

Tara said...

Congrats on the trailer news - awesome!!

WritingNut said...

Ooh.. congratulations on the new trailer!! I'm so excited for it too! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Denise, glad you benefitted!

And I can't wait to see the trailer either!!!

Stephen Tremp said...

Looking forward to hearing Byron speak. Are you doing the voice over? James Earl Jones maybe? Very cool.

And my Worst Movies Ever List is complete, although I keep thinking of new ones, so I may have to make adjustments. So many bad movies. Ugh!

Civil War Horror said...

Looking forward to participating in the blogfest! As I mentioned before, I'll be doing Worst Horror Movies.

One question from someone who has never done a blogfest before. I plan on visiting all the participants but I don't see a list anywhere. Is there a web ring we're going to be setting up? If so, I want to be on it!

See you on the 19th. . .

Civil War Horror said...

I swear that list wasn't there when I posted my last comment. Am I going insane or did you post that later, Alex? I think a mad scientist stole my brain. . .