Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Potpourri

Since I'll be taking a break from cyber space for the holiday, I thought I'd give you a little variety with this last post.

First, a brief meme...

The kind and talented Elise Fallson tagged me in the 'U Got The Look' meme. 


I swear, Elise. I don't have your Nutella. 0_0


Rules: Track down the word "look" in your current WIP and post the surrounding paragraphs, and then tag 5 other people with the meme.

Ha. This wasn't as easy as I thought.

WIP title: Come Back
Genre: Historical Romance
Category: New Adult
Setting: New Mexico Territory, 1850-51

Orientation: 19-year-old Rebecca Garvey, who was left behind by a wagon train, has found a man injured and unconscious in the wilderness and has dragged him to her old dwelling on a flat sled. They are inside a small hut made of wood scraps and branches. A storm is coming.

Caveat: I don't always include this much description or exposition, but the hero is unconscious, andwith the exception of assessing his injuries when she found himBecca is looking him over for the first time.

Have mercy. This is a first draft excerpt.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Grammar Police Monday - Pieces Of Flair

Don't worry. GPM is still around. 

My apologies for the preempt last week, but paying homage to our fearless leader, Alex 'no hyperlink needed' Cavanaugh, was worth it. :)

Announcements first!


Anne over at Writer's Space nominated me for the Addictive Blog Award. 

(Does this mean I should start a 12-step program for bloggers? Some of us probably need it. :P)


The rules of the award are:
1.                  Thank the person awarding you. Thank you, Anne!
2.                  Share a little about why you blog and how the journey started.
3.                  Paste the blog award on your page.
4.                  Nominate 10 other bloggers you feel deserve the award.

In the interest of time and space, I'll link to a guest post I wrote to satisfy #2, then pass it on to some people who make the writer/blogger world a better place. This is by NO means an all-inclusive list.



Now for GPM...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Blog Tour - Finding Claire Fletcher: Interview with Lisa Regan

Today, I'm thrilled to be hosting a stop on Lisa Regan's book tour! Lisa's debut novel, Finding Claire Fletcher, was released by Sapphire Star Publishing on December 6th. And it's a winner. :)

Make sure to check out the giveaway info at the end of this post.

First, a little about the book...


Down on his luck, Detective Connor Parks takes solace in the arms of a woman he meets at a local bar, but in the morning, Claire Fletcher is gone, leaving behind clues to a decade-old mystery—her own abduction. Perplexed and driven by an unsettling need to see Claire again, Connor must solve the mystery of her disappearance and find her once and for all.



Now, here's Lisa!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheers, Cavanaugh

Today's the day. It's Alex-fest time!!!



Rules:
  • Join the Linky List
  • Be a follower.
  • Post your 200 (total) word contribution Monday, Dec. 10. 
  • Have Fun!

Two winners – chosen by Alex – will each win one prize:
FIRST PLACE: A signed copy of CassaStar.
GRAND PRIZE: A picture of Alex and a download of him playing the guitar.


In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

IWSG – Swim The Social Media Pool... Without Drowning

Modern authors need to feel confident about more than just writing. Marketing and social media participation is a must, and we need to be conscious of our online persona. For my IWSG post this month, I decided to address social media venues and habits, with an emphasis on things to do and things to avoid. I hope you’ll find something helpful.

I’ll start off with Twitter.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Grammar Police Monday - Gaffe-Proof Yourself

Announcements!


Lynda R. Young’s short story titled Birthright has been published by J.Taylor Publishing in the Make Believe anthology launched TODAY! 

Make Believe is currently available in e-book format and includes Paranormal Romance and Fantasy stories inspired by the image on the cover. (Hint: holiday gift idea. ;)



Mark your calendars. Lisa Regan's debut crime thriller Finding Claire Fletcher will be released on Dec. 6th!

Down on his luck, Detective Connor Parks takes solace in the arms of a woman he meets at a local bar, but in the morning, Claire Fletcher is gone, leaving behind clues to a decade-old mystery. Abducted at age fifteen, no one has heard from Claire Fletcher in ten years. Until now. Driven by an unsettling need to see Claire again, Connor sets out to solve the mystery of her disappearance once and for all. 

I'll be hosting Lisa on Wednesday the 12th when she joins us for an interview. 

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GPM
I know you're all busy, so here's a quick usage lesson...

Gaff vs Gaffe
A gaff is a metal spur or hook.
A gaffe is a social blunder; a faux pas.


Naval vs Navel
naval officer can be found on a warship.
navel can be found on your abdomen or the end of an orange.


Stationary vs Stationery
If it's in a fixed position, it's stationary.
If it's something you write on, it's stationery.


Thanks for visiting. :)