Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Facebook Milestone Giveaway!

In honor of reaching 100 Facebook "likes" I'm giving away 3 magnets - one for each of my covers!

They're pretty spiffy!

So just make sure to comment on this post and have liked the Facebook page when the contest is close we'll pick a random winner!

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Trouble I'm Having With Mattie's Story

If you’ve been following along here or on Twitter, you know I’ve been trying to start a new project, a departure from Young Adult. But I’ve been having trouble.

I tried to outline the story, and that was good, I had a roadmap of where this first story was going to go, but I’ve been having a hard time getting into the telling of it.

Then I went to a book signing this past week and the author talked about creating a very detailed “world bible” for her new series. A light bulb went off in my head.

In this new story I’m trying to write, it’s entirely different than my Elemental Series. In this project I’m creating a whole new world, not just plunking paranormal characters in our world. These characters have a different reality than we do, they have different slang to go along with this world, and their everyday lives have supernatural elements that we don’t have to deal with.
Maybe I need a world bible. I find while I’m writing this new story I keep stopping to think of the perfect thing for a character to say, rather than them just telling me what they would say. When my character is walking down the street I’m having to think of what the block looks like and what types of storefronts are on that street. I should know these things before I start writing.

So, while I should be much farther with this book than I am, I think I need to stop for a bit and create a world bible. Figure out what types of creatures live in this world and what their roles are, how they speak, what food they eat, who they hate and who the love.

I’ve never done a world bible before and to be honest, I’m not even sure where to start, but it rang a bell in my mind when I heard about it and I think that will be the ticket to finishing this… no, starting this book.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Water Goes Live!

So excited to say those words! The third book in my Elemental Series is finally live and ready to be read!

You can find it on these sites:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble

Once Smashwords distributes to iBooks and Kobo and the others, I’ll get those links to you as well.

I really hope you all enjoy this one; it was probably the hardest book for me to rewrite. There were a lot of things wrong with this book and I had to take out over 10,000 words to get it back on track. But I’m pretty happy with it now. I know there are going to be some things in this book that upsets some of my readers, and I’m sorry for that, but I have to write the story based on the characters I created, not what would make my readers the most happy. But hopefully you’ll forgive me and stay on this journey with me.

Also, stayed tuned! Next month A Tale of Many Reviews is hosting a blog tour for Water! Follow along for reviews, interviews and giveaways! I have a lot of new swag that I cannot wait to give away to my readers!

Happy reading everyone!