Do you have your copy of Par For The Course yet?
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Warning: Fore! This title contains explicit sex, and a love story hazardous to your hankie supply. Oh, and exploding toads.
But, the baby will be much happier here at home. So, I'll be taking advantage of all the web activities for those of us not trekking to SF. Like ::
-How to Analyze the Books You Read-
Writers seeking to break into category, historical and single titleromances are always told to READ. Yet many of us have read for yearswithout cracking the code of what editors and publishers want.
In How to Analyze the Books You Read, author Susan Meier explains asimple process that can help you analyze books to uncover therequirements, passions and just plain quirks of a publisher and/orline, as well as the exceptions to the rules that can trip up even themost savvy analyst.
Here's the link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CataNetwork-Writers/
It all begins Monday - July 28.??What have you found during your web surfing??
Thursday, July 24, 2008
1. Men are like Laxatives They irritate the crap out of you.
2 Men are like. Bananas . The older they get, the less firm they are.
3. Men are like Weather . Nothing can be done to change them.
4. Men are like Blenders You need One, but you're not quite sure why.
5. Men are like Chocolate Bars . Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.
6. Men are like Commercials . You can't believe a word they say.
7. Men are like Department Stores .. Their clothes are always 1/2 off!
8. Men are like . Government Bonds ... They take sooooooooo long to mature.
9. Men are like . Mascara . They usually run at the first sign of emotion.
10. Men are like Popcorn . They satisfy you, but only for a little while.
11. Men are like Snowstorms . You never know when they're coming, how many inches you'll get or how long it will last.
12. Men are like Lava Lamps . Fun to look at, but not very bright.
13. Men are like Parking Spots All the good ones are taken, the rest are hardly worth the effort.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Join us for an evening of chatting with your favorite authors and some awesome prizes!
The event is 8-11PM EST, and you must register at WriterSpace for a chance to win prizes, so visit now to join!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Sasha White will be doing a virtual workshop on her blog titled VOICE: The Magic Behind the Words.
Learn...What is it that makes a story stand out? What Is Voice? What Is Style? Trusting Your Characters. Trusting Your Instincts Q & A period.
(There will be goodies to be won for those taking part. :)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Here's a bit of a schedule update for the Q&As and Workshops...
Wednesday, July 30
Paula Guran, Editor, Juno Books
Q&A on Creating Kick a** Heroines
Laurie Rauch, Editor, Samhain Publishing
Workshop on What Happens After the Contract (aka Editors are People Too!)*
Thursday July 31
Joyce Hart, Hartline Literary
Q&A on Inspirational Romance Stories and the Inspy Market
Sandra Schwab, Historical Romance Author
Workshop on Historical Accuracy and Anachronisms
Friday, August 1
Yolanda Sfetsos, Author of Guarded by Stone
Q&A on Paranormal and Urban Fantasy World Building
Katie MacIver, KatieDidDesign
Workshop on Website Design and Color Selection
Saturday, August 2
Joey W. Hill, Erotica Author
Workshop on Plotting Erotica and Erotic Romance
Rhonda Stapleton, Editor and Author
Workshop on Style and Voice
How about if I list some door prizes?
- What Gwen said" mug donated by Gwen Hayes
- 3-chapter critique of a YA by Simon Pulse author Rhonda Stapleton
- 3-chapter critique of a YA, chick lit, or rom com by Golden Heart Finalist Amanda Brice
- An ebook of your choice from Nell Dixon's backlist
- An ebook of either Second Sight (paranormal romance) or Dragons' Choice (fantasy romance - dragon-shifters) from Debbie Mumford
- Ten dollar Amazon gift certificate from Jodi Henley
- Lush stuff from Seeley deBorne
- e-book copy of Chasing Shadows from Erin Richards
- Paperback copy of Iron Horse Rider OR Smiling Eyes from Adelle Laudan
- Book thongs from Angeleque Ford
- 3 chapter critique from Sela Carsen
- winner's choice of ebook copy of "Not Quite Dead" or "Heart of the Sea" by Sela Carson
- e-book copy of HEATWAVE by Eden Bradley
- e-book copy of BREAKING SKYE by Eden Bradley
- a box of goodies, trade and paperbacks, bath products candles, etc... All for a fun and relaxing home spa day treat. courtesy of The Midnight Moon Cafe
- 1 download each of Natasha Moore's Samhain books, The Ride of Her LIfe and The Passion-Minded Professor
- a copy of "Painted Soul" by Mary Quast
- e-book copy of HER CINDERELLA COMPLEX by Jenna Bayley-Burke - Samhain
- e-book copy of PAR FOR THE COURSE by Jenna Bayley-Burke - Samhain
- e-book copy of FOUND by Jenna Bayley-Burke - Wild Rose Press
- e-book copy of NIGHT OF INSPIRATION by Jenna Allen - Phaze
- e-book copy of ON AGAIN by Jenna Allen - Phaze
- $10 gc to Amazon from Kendal Corbitt
- ebook Vampire Oracle: Harmony by MG Braden
Monday, July 14, 2008
In other news, I ventured out to the local RWA meeting with the babe...and she fussed the whole time. I'll try again in September when I can be away from her for more than an hour at a time!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Which End Is Up? by Patricia Kay (NEXT)
The Greek Tycoon's Convenient Bride by Kate Hewitt
Leaving L.A. by Rexanne Becnel (NEXT)
Secrets: Volume 3
Secrets: Volume 13
Secrets: Volume 5
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
But finding an editor you adore and dating are the same thing!
- vague about exactly what they want so they won't miss out on someone spectacular
- it takes forever to hear back...or does it just feel that way because you check your inbox more?
- miscommunications abound
- you never doubt yourself more than the five minutes after you've hit send
- wondering if there is a better gig out there, or if you should just feel grateful for what you have
- the hopeful feeling that makes your stomach wiggle
- the full-body thrill that comes from someone who knows what you mean
- you have to set your fear aside and just jump in. Yes, you could be rejected, laughed at, ignored...but you could also find complete acceptance and someone to buy you lunch!
Monday, July 07, 2008
Today I finally too Michelle Styles' advice and filledo ut my Author Unbound page on Shelfari. If you ahve books listed there, you should too. It only takes a few minutes. To do this, add at least one of your books to your Shelfari page. Click on my profile, click on my authors, click on your name and follow the bouncing ball. There is a place to link your page to your shelfari page, making it easier for readers to find you, and for you to find the page later to add on a bio or welcome message or what have you.
Go on. Get it done...