Monday, August 24, 2009

Love Me A Great Cause

Six degrees of separation led me to discover the Fivers. (Well, okay really it was more like one degree, but six sounded better with the whole five theme.)
I just finished reading my ARC copy of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and let me tell you, she's a very talented new author. Not to mention I am head over wings in love with Patch. So, if you love YA, dark heroes, or angels, make sure to buy a copy when it's released on October 13th.

Now onto the cause that I found via Becca's blog.

Four inspiring and talented authors teamed up to create a great cause that inspires and encourages people to follow their passions. I've already joined and I suggest you do too.

Kay Cassidy, Becca Fitzpatrick, Alyson Noel and Tera Lynn Childs. I mean really, what writer wouldn't want to be part of such a fabulous group of heroines. :)

My five: Writing, Dancing, Music, Animal Rescue, and Chocolate :) Okay, chocolate probably doesn't count. So I'm also passionate about Natural Health.

Friday, August 14, 2009

CHAPTER 1- The Kindrily

After receiving compliments from an editor/author that left me dancing and teary-eyed (happy grateful tears), I now feel confident enough to share my first chapter with more than just my beta readers.

So, in honor of this rainy day here in FL, Chapter 1 of The Kindrily has been posted to my website.

I hope it hooks you. Happy Friday!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Geeking Out

So last night as I'm beta reading for a friend, I get an email inbox alert. I see that it's from the author/editor that I won a critique from at the writers conference I attended. I took a deep breath and thought, "Do I really want to read her comments right before bed?" (Thinking she'd hack and slash me to shreds.) I'm a glutton for punishment so I opened the email.

The letter made me cry. In a good, amazing, beautiful, inspiring, light a fire under my butt kind of way. She went on for several (well written) paragraphs about how much she loved my first 20 pages and synopsis. I kept checking the name at the top of the letter to make sure she really meant to send it to me.

I know it's only one person's opinion, but it's a professional writer's opinion and it feels good to know someone besides me and my mother thinks my story is wonderful. This woman probably has no idea how much her words meant to me, but I am oh-so-humbly grateful to her.

I'm crying and geeking out over this letter. I can't imagine what it must feel like to get the call from an agent offering representation. Or the call that your book has just been sold. Jeesh! I think I'd have a heart attack.

But...suddenly the impossible dream of getting published doesn't seem so impossible.

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