My awesome co-hosts today are Sheena-kay Graham, Suzanne Furness, and Laura Eno. Please be sure to thank them for their time and effort to make all IWSG members feel welcome.
A couple recent posts prompted me to provide a little hope today by debunking some myths.
Got a first manuscript hiding in a drawer that you loved but everyone says those first novels are practice only?
Take it out, dust it off, and go back to the original idea. Maybe in its current form it’s no good, but with a rewrite and a polish, it just might shine. And become something worth publishing.
I know – the original version of CassaStar sat in such a drawer, but with a complete rewrite, it became my first published book.
Think that the mess you produced during NaNo will never see the light of day?
Even if it is a mess, you can restructure. Find the plot holes, get help from critique partners, and edit it up to standards. A publisher might want it.
I know – my second book, CassaFire, was written during NaNo 2010, and my upcoming novel, CassaStorm, was written during June’s BuNo 2012.
Ready to believe in those NaNo and first manuscripts again?
Visit others on the LIST and be encouraged!
Mel at Writings, Musings, and Other Such Nonsense is hosting the Followers Blog Hop. If you are looking for more blog followers, check it out.
Visit DL at Cruising Altitude 2.0 for details on how to enter. He has a panel of great judges lined up for the third Write Club. Oh yeah, and me. (I look so out of place on the list!)
Red Threads by Stacey J. Mitchell
Twenty-six-year-old Lily Robinson has her dream job in a museum, a great boyfriend, and is happy with her life – until the day she starts seeing red threads growing out of the chests of those around her…
The release date is June 12, 2013.
Dafeenah at Indie Designz posted a list of Ten Great Blogs for Self-Published Authors.
Diane at Spunk on a Stick’s Tips posted a list of reviewers who review self-published books.
Heroes and Villains Blogfest
Posting a day early, this blogfest is hosted by Jackie at Bouquet of Books and Dani at Entertaining Interests.
What’s not to admire? He leads SG1, the first Stargate team. He’s a tough soldier. He’s full of snark. And he always gets his team out of trouble. Jack may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I’d want him guarding my back when I stepped through the Stargate.
Top Dollar has power and money. His presence is commanding and full of charisma. He’s snarky, owns a heavy metal club, and would be really interesting to hang out with if not for the fact he’s a homicidal maniac.
Wednesday Movie Quote
This week – dragon movies!
My quote comes from Reign of Fire:
Denton Van Zan – There’s nothing magical about it. They’re made of flesh and blood. You take out their heart you bring down the beast.
In TWO weeks (as I’m not posting next Wednesday) – animal movies.
World Trivia Answers
1 – What drink did the Incas invent? Cocoa
2 – Name either of the countries that are home to the Mayan Pyramids. Mexico and Guatemala
3 – What large tree grows in Yosemite National Park? Giant Sequoias
4 – What body of water is the saltiest in the world? The Dead Sea
5 – Who is buried under Paris’ Arc de Triomphe? The Unknown Soldier
What’s your writer insecurity today? Ready for Write Club? Find some good links for Indie authors? Who is your favorite hero or villain? Favorite dragon movie quote? And how many trivia answers did you get right?
And the story behind my Cassa series is up today at MJ Joachim’s blog!