I have an interview with the ever-enthusiastic Livia Peterson today! Short, simple, and unique – just the way I like it.
I’m also posting at the Insecure Writer’s Support Group website today on revision tips. Perfect for those of you finishing NaNo soon. My very first writing tips post! Feel free to humor me…
If you missed the #SFFWRTCHT Twitter chat last week, the full transcript is now up at the SFFW Chat Website.
And on Tuesday, Cassafire is the featured science fiction book with The Fussy Librarian!
And now, please welcome one of the funniest, sweetest, and most positive authors I know - Elizabeth Seckman!
Advice from the Crazy Cat Lady
I was in my teens when it hit me- my grandma was a crazy cat lady!
At least I knew that was how the world saw her. People didn’t care that she was once a speakeasy songstress or a greeting card poet.
Nope. Most of the world didn’t see past the cats. People would be rude to her…make sneaky snide comments.
Wow. That would that light me up. I’d want her to get mad, to get even…but she never did.
One day, she calmly told me, “If you ever want to know a person’s true nature, watch how they treat someone they have nothing to gain from.”
That’s some highly beneficial advice for a writer.
The literary world is a striated mish mash. From the smalls to the bigs. The traditionals and the indies. We meander in many of the same circles vying for the same market. So, as I wander, I take note- who is snarky, who is helpful, who is kind to the newbie who can’t even spell query? Who won’t deign to mingle with the uncontracted? Offer help when it doesn’t further their own career?
These are important things to know because everyone starts at the beginning. And unless you have a crystal ball, no one knows who will be where in a year…or five…or ten. That’s a mystery, but who you can trust doesn’t have to be. While you’re sitting on the lower rungs? This is where you find out where the loyal, dependable, trustworthy, and true are. Take notes and remember.
Blog, Facebook, and Amazon.
Fate Intended is the third book in the Coulter Men Series.
Fate brought them together…reality may tear them apart.
And to celebrate the release of Fate Intended, Elizabeth’s publisher is offering the first two books for ninety-nine cents on Amazon - Healing Summer and Past Due!
Father Dragon threw an anniversary party this weekend that is probably still in full swing. Honoring his best friends with kind words and this award, Al revealed his dedicated heart and wise soul. Thank you, my friend.
Karen’s Very Prestigious Blog Awards are now open for voting. Several blogger buddies are nominated and I’m up for favorite blog!
The trailer for Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson debuted last week – check It out:
RaShelle Workman are now available in one set for one great price!
And she’s offering prizes to celebrate, so check it out!
This Thursday is Thanksgiving for those of us in the USA. Wishing all of you a happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day of food, family, and potentially crappy football.
Milo James Fowler is hosting another Freebies special – Tis More Blessed. “If you have a book/eBook/short story/collection you'd like to give away or raffle off on Friday December 6th, Friday the 13th, Friday the 20th, or Friday the 27th, just enter your name and the date(s) of your giveaway under Link Title.” I’ve signed up to give away copies of my books, but I’m a rebel – I will be giving them away on Monday, December 16.
Insecure Writer’s Support Group posting of the year is on December 4. Please note that the first one of 2014 will be the second Wednesday, January 8, due to the New Year’s Day holiday.
Lexa Cain and Julie Flanders’ Dream Destination Blog Hop is December 5-8. Lots of prizes for this one!
CheersFest 2.0 is December 9! We are roasting Lee ‘Arlee Bird’ of Tossing it Out this year. Yes, we are roasting the bird…
We also have a second badge now, designed by the awesome Jeremy Hawkins.
Mark Koopmans. (Also known as The Madman or M-Koo!)
The signup list opens December 1 – join us in posting some encouraging words of prayer or blessing on Christmas Eve.
Jo Blo listed some awesome images they’d found around the net, including this one from Brian Rood, titled Indiana Jones. Check out his site for more amazing images.
From Blastr: they’ve kept his appearance mostly hidden, but “we get a teaser sample in a Godzilla tie-in book "kit" that will feature both a Godzilla figure that roars and 48 pages of material on the history of Godzilla and the making of the new movie will be released sometime next year.” And the cover:
Finally, this comes from Edi’s Book Lighthouse - The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. It’s fifteen minutes long, so if you don’t have time, please bookmark it to watch later. It’s a stunning animation…
Yes, it’s post overload, but I won’t post again until next Monday. (Really rocking with the outline for my next book right now.)
Do you know a crazy cat lady? Participating in any of those events? Think the images are awesome? And what are you doing for Thanksgiving?
Be sure to visit Livia Peterson for my interview, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group for revision tips, and if you missed my Twitter chat last week, the SFFW Chat Website for the transcript.