Friday, November 28, 2014

Celebrate: Cleaning & Freebie


Well, the time has come.  I can no longer pretend that the legion of dust bunnies under furniture are just here for an early Easter celebration.  I must admit the weird suction noise in my kitchen isn't an invisible piece of velcro ripping open again and again. It's my shoes sticking to the floor.  And I can't blame all the hair in the bathroom on our cats ... because ... we don't have cats. 

All those months of saying to myself, "Professional writers don't have to clean. We have more important things to do!" have come back to bite me on the bu -- butternut squash (which may or may not have rolled under the refrigerator). 

So writing must go on the back burner for a little while, and I have to descend from Author Olympus with scrub brush and mop in hand.

No, this week I'm not celebrating cleaning.  But I am celebrating how nice it will look when I'm done. (And the fact that it should buy me 2-3 months of not cleaning!)

Have chores gotten ignored because of writing in your house?  Tell me what your problem areas are so I don't feel so bad...  




Foxy's Friday Freebies!

Foxy has been nosing around the net
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Fridays Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors

Here are Foxy's suggestions for Nov 28, 2014:

3 Free Novels – win your choice of 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go (Travel Tales) by Marcia DeSanctis or Deadly Tasting (Mystery) by Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noel Balan or The Sharp Hook of Love (Historical Romance) by Sherry Jones. Fill out the online entry form on France Book Tours. (ends Nov 30)

Free Novels and $10 Amazon Gift Card – win a $10 Amazon Gift card and a zombie-themed novel series by Karice Bolton via rafflecopter on BookBratz. (ends Dec 1)

Free Children’s Chapter Book – win The Best Part of the Day by Sarah Ban Breathnach, illustrations by Wendy Edelson, via online entry on Feathered Quill Book Reviews. (ends Nov 30)

Free - Any Book Released in November 2014 – win your choice of any book that released in November (up to $22) via rafflecopter on Mythical Books. (ends Nov 30)


For Foxy's other Freebies, go to the Freebie page.

If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here!  Write to: laura.6eg(at)gmail.com


Black Friday Special - Soul Cutter is 99 cents until Dec 2!


 Buy Links:  Amazon - B&N - Kobo - Smashwords




This post is part of VikLit's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 


Friday, November 21, 2014

Celebrate: Old People & Freebies

This week I'm celebrating:

1) I started Ch 2, got 1500 words in ... but it just didn't feel right.  Since there's no deadline, I pondered for a day or two, did some research, and came up with a totally different approach.  I started again, and I'm only 700 words in, but it feels very good!
2) With my new no-more-stress lifestyle, I went out and spent time walking with a friend. We walked for almost two hours, gabbing, and having a great time.  The next morning I felt --- well, I'll let the cat describe it.



And here are some more for your entertainment!







Which was your favorite?

Laugh long and often!




Foxy's Friday Freebies!

Foxy has been nosing around the net
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Fridays Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors

Here are Foxy's suggestions for Nov 21, 2014:

Free Sci-Fi Novel – win DRAGON OF THE STARS by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Enter the giveaway on Goodreads. (ACT NOW, ends Monday, Nov 24)

3 Free YA Novels – win the complete Raven Cycle series by NYT bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater via rafflecopter on YA Books Central (ends Dec 1)

Free NA Romance Novel – win HURRICANE BUTTERFLY by Mechelle Vermeulen via rafflecopter on My Book Addiction (ends Dec 8)

Two $400 Amazon Gift Certificates – Melissa Maygrove (author of COME BACK, a western historical romance) is a sponsoring author for a generous giveaway. Go to Melissa Maygrove blog for links. (ends Nov 27)

$100 Amazon Gift Certificate – win via rafflecopter sponsored by B.C. Powell’s release of KRYMZYN, found on the I’m A Book Shark Blog. (ends Dec 2)


For Foxy's other Freebies, go to the Freebie page.

If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here!  Write to: laura.6eg(at)gmail.com



This post is part of VikLit's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Celebrate: Gears of Brass & Freebies


This week I'm celebrating:
1) Being happy!  Getting rid of stressful things can be so liberating!
2) I had a great Chinese food dinner with a friend.  Yum!
3) Outlining my new WIP went faster than I expected, and I've already written the first chapter.  Yippie!

Do you know more people who're writing for the market or more who're writing just for themselves?



GEARS OF BRASS

Gears of Brass is a steampunk anthology published through Curiosity Quills. 

Within the pages, you’ll come across clockwork inventions and steampunk-ified fairy tale retellings.  

Eleven authors will guide you through worlds filled with airships, top hats, and corsets.

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Learn more about the authors behind Gears of Brass over at Curiosity Quills Press.

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Foxy's Friday Freebies!

Foxy has been nosing around the net
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Fridays Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors

Here are Foxy's suggestions for Nov 14, 2014:

Free Paranormal Adventure – win BLACK WIDOW by Jennifer Estep, NYT bestselling author. Giveaway via rafflecopter on BookJunkiez Blog (ends Nov 21)

Free YA Urban Fantasy – win DESTINED TO MEET by Jourdyn Kelly via rafflecopter on Spreading the Word Blog (ends Nov 16)

Free Contemporary Romance – win SNAPPED by Ketley Allison via rafflecopter on My Book Addiction (ends Nov 25)

Free YA Paranormal Romance – win THE 13TH DESCENT by Ky Lehman via rafflecopter on My Book Addiction (ends Dec 2) 

Free MG Novel - ADVENTURE ON NEMESIS MOUNTAIN by Annie McMahon is free on Amazon on Nov 15 and 16.


For Foxy's other Freebies, go to the Freebie page.

If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here!  Write to: laura.6eg(at)gmail.com




This post is part of VikLit's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever!