Sunday, February 27, 2011

It's a Rush

It is, it's an amazing feeling when someone buys your book for the first time. It's kind of like selling your soul, but without the one-way trip to Hell. You authors out there know what I mean. You put something on paper that comes from your heart and brain, and someone wants to read it. It takes years, sometimes, to organize and write a book. You labor and agonize over it. Doubts, writers block, procrastination, you name it, we go through it. Then it's done and it's out there for public consumption. What a rush.

So, the book will be on Amazon soon, but it's on Kindle and you can get it free, for a limited time, on Smashwords for free with this code, PW42C. I'd appreciate a review either on, or on Smashwords.

God Bless and take care

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Thursday, February 24, 2011


I am in need of some reviews, so I'm giving my E-Book away on Smashwords. See the sidebar for details.

I'm still waiting for Amazon to list my book. I guess it takes time for them to build my detail page. I'll keep you posted. Check out my other pages often. I am constantly changing them.

Okay, business is done. I got a new computer. I do that about every four years. Trouble is, they run out of ram before they break down, so they all still work. I have an old HP that has 60gig memory. That's it. I used it for four years, it broke down, still under warrenty, and HP (Heart them) replaced the harddrive twice. It still works. It even has a floppy disk which excites my husband. No one's turned it on for a few years now, but it's plugged in. Can you imagine all the updates wanting to be downloaded once it gets turned on. It's protected with a free anitvirus. The program takes up most of the ram, but it's protected.

Then I bought this other cute little computer, also HP (I heart HP) It didn't last two years, but I think I wore it out. HP analyzed it for free online and told me where to find a new harddrive for it. I got one off Ebay and now my husband is using it.

I then, bought a compaq, also HP (I heart HP). That's the one I've been using until recently when it became so slow, I started unloading it. That, of course wasn't exactly the problem. It just couldn't keep up with on 1 gig of ram. The one I just got is huge. 400 gb , 4 gig ram and it's red, also, you guressed it, it's an HP (I heart HP)

When my mom was so sick and I was doing a lot of traveling, I bought, shhh, a Samsung netbook. I know, HP makes them, but Samsung was cheaper without being cheap, you know. Anyway, it's adorable and runs on a battery for up to 10 hours. It's not that good of a product, though I wouldn't give it up for anything. Great on airplanes and traveling long distances in cars. It's been recovered twice, once I was able to do it myself, the next time, I messed it up and had to take it in to the geek squad.

You may think I'm obsessive. I am, but not about computers. I use them almost every waking moment when I'm at home, and take on to work with me during the day. I suspect, I'll be buying a new one every three to four. It's what I do. Somepeople go through cars or phones, or IPods, I go through computers.

So, there you've got it. This post wasn't so much about my books as it was the devices I write them with. Oh well. I haven't blogged for a few days, so I had a lot to tell.

See ya next time. Go out and get your free E-Book.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Get excited with me.

Have you ever gotten so excited about a new book, that you wanted to start a webpage and design the cover?

I first called it Dancing in the Stars,Then Song of the Body. But there's only one possible name for it, "That Girl." Check out the blurb and tell me what you think. I've even put a tab for easy access. While you're at it, you could check out my Bum's Rush page. I'm dumping the webpage. I like the blog page better. It's easier and more fun.
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Liz Writes: Giveaway: ARC of Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Liz Writes: Giveaway: ARC of Wither by Lauren DeStefano: "Yesterday I reviewed one of this year's most anticipated new YA dystopian books, Wither by Lauren DeStefano. Thanks to the generosity of Sim..."

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

In love with your characters

If you love your character, is that good? I can see two totally different sides to that questions. For me, if I'm in love with my characters, I can try and transfer that love to my readers. However, being in love with my characters, is different from loving my characters. Being in love with them, is like having a first love. All you can think about and talk about is the one you love and people around you get sick of hearing it. So that might cause me to overwrite them. I might want the reader to know more than they want to know about them. Does that make sense.

That said, I do love my characters in my upcoming,Dancing in the Stars. I'm still on the first draft, and I've actually change the title of the book, but fear it's not going to be the last time I do, so forgive me if I don't share this with you. I may have a, name that book contest someday soon. My challenge, as far as characters go, is giving them unique personalities. One character is quirky and conceited, but funny and realistic, kind hearted under her tough exterior, the other one, sweat, good natured, and in trouble. It's fun to get to know them as they evolve.

That's about all I have for now. Keep coming back, I'm going announce the release of Bum's Rush real soon.
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Just Sayin'

It seems with all the publishing and writing, and weather woes, I've had little time left to update my blog. I now have a webpage, at least for the moment. You can check it out HERE It's not fancy, and it's not completed, but it's there for anyone's enjoyment. Drop by and sign my guest book, you are the first peeps I've invited.

I'm getting ready to have a give away. I have three proofs from to give away. Two of them have minute errors, and the last one should be close to perfect. As close as I'm ever likely to get, anyway. I'll figure something out, and all I will ask for is a review. But let's not jump the gun.

I'm kind of nervous about a release date. I'm not full of whimsy and find it hard to come up with something, you know, promotional, plus I'm a little shy about this. Never done it before, don't know quite how it works. I'll be winging it in other words.

I am honestly going to make time to post my blog. I'm just at a rough spot at the moment, but it'll work out.

You guys take care until next time.
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