Friday, November 30, 2012

Editing!!!

I've added nearly 15k words to weakness in the last two weeks and am approaching 40k words. I'm still doing content editing this week. And will soon need a pass through by my editor and will be looking for beta readers. Please send me a message if you are interested!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Weakness in Me Synopsis

Samantha and Jason were best friends turned lovers when betrayal ripped them apart. Five years later, Jason comes face to face with his Sammy when he's called to the scene of a horrific accident. Seeing her bruised and battered awakens a love he knew he'd missed, but didn't know how much until he'd almost lost her.

Samantha is left to battle back from an accident that took away her husband and almost took her life. Facing her future as a single mother, Samantha allows Jason back into her life because she knows she needs help to create a new life without Caleb. As they begin to find their way back to each other, there are those waiting in the wings for the right moment to tear them apart again. Can Samantha find a way to trust Jason again after everything?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Game day

Taking time out of writing today and watching THE Game. Cheering on my Buckeyes today against my husband's team from up north.

Back at it tomorrow! I've been on a roll lately.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Weakness in Me Teaser

I'm doing some editing on Weakness in Me today and I wanted to post a snippet.  I hope you enjoy it!


“Oh, Sammy!  Thank GOD!”
            “Don’t call me that,” she said, flatly.
            “I’m sorry,” Jason said, letting go of the hand he’d been holding.  “Sorry,” he said again, with a sad smile.
            “I prefer Samantha now,” she explained, staring at the ceiling, still unable to move her head to see anyone that had now retreated deeper into her room and not wanting to look at Jason, “I can’t deal with you being here right now.  Please leave,” she choked out, the pain medication starting to take effect again.
            “At the heart of everything, we’ve always been friends.  I’d like to be there for you.”  His blue eyes softened as he looked down at her.
            “I’ve got plenty of friends and family, I don’t need you,” Samantha said.
            “Look, I don’t want to argue with you.  I know you are hurting right now so I won’t upset you any further--”
            “What the fuck do you know about what I’m feeling right now?  Have you ever experienced anything like this?” Samantha asked, venom spewing from her lips.  She saw the shock register on Jason’s face at her words.  “Let me answer that, no, you haven’t.  Have you ever loved anyone more than you love yourself?”

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Trying to get some writing done this week, but the day job is super busy because of the holiday!

I reduced the price of 'Love, but Never' to $.99 for the week! Take advantage!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Formatting- STILL!!

Saw today huge issues with formatting! I will be fixing it tomorrow- everything looked fine when I approved it last week- I don't know what happened!! Really, really frustrated with this!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Promotion!

From now until Monday, 'Love, but Never' is free on Amazon! For the first time since she started competing her solo in February- my daughter remembered the whole thing. It's cause for celebration!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Planning a promo

My daughter has her first dance competition of the season this Saturday. I've decided if she does her solo from beginning to end and remembers all of her choreography, I'll offer 'Love, but Never' for free for 24 hours in celebration. That's how excited I'll be!

So lets all hope she picks up where she left off at nationals in July!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Coming up

Working with a friend's wife on the cover of the print version of 'Love,but Never'. Added some of my favorite quotes to goodreads- but not all of them.

My absolute favorite quote in the book is during a really emotionally charged scene toward the end of the book. And posting it would be like posting a spoiler.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Love, but Never

Is a coming of age novel about a young girl dealing with disappointment and learning the difference between support and disappearing inside someone else. Through the novel she grows and tries to find balance between her past and not being afraid to fall in love.

I started writing it in 2007 while listening to 'Lying is the most fun a girl can have with out taking her clothes off' by Panic! At the Disco. At about 7400 words, it ended up in a forgotten file on my computer until February of this year. After rereading it, I realized I was forcing it to tell the story I thought I wanted to tell rather than the story that was starting to take shape.

After giving myself over to the story, it became more like Maroon 5's 'she will be loved'- not the video, the lyrics. I finished the bulk of the story by the end of April. Then I sat on it, afraid to share it with anyone but friends and family. Finally, last week, I decided to let go! If people don't like it, that's fine! Because I did something I set out to do- write a novel- finish something I started. It feels pretty amazing.

Of course, I hope people like it, but I know it's not for everyone.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Update

Still not 100% happy with the formatting but an update should be available later today. It will include the prologue and first chapter of 'Weakness in Me'.

Formatting!!

Trying to improve the formatting on my book. Wish me luck!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November 1st...already

I'm collaborating on my next book right now. It's tentatively titled 'Weakness in Me'. Samantha and Jason have a second chance at love after she and her husband, Caleb are in a horrific accident that takes Caleb's life.

It's a hard story to write, but it's begging me to get it out to the world.