Friday, November 18, 2016

Celebrate: Indecision & Giveaways


I sure was crowing about getting a lot done last week (working on both my WIPs and a new cover and formatting for Soul Cutter, and a bunch of stuff).  I was so busy patting myself on the back I didn't notice the hole in front of me until I fell in. 

This week's been Lexa's Productivity = 0; Confusion & Indecision = 1.

I got the book cover design finished, but I had to decide on the font for the title.  Easy, huh?  I researched the ones other dark fantasy authors were using. But who knew trying them all out would take me 5 days to see what does and doesn't work, what is free and lisensed, and that in the end I'd be satisfied with none?  Plus my CPs gave a thumbs down on my new chapters.  They're emotional ones.  I write chase scenes and plot twists like a pro. But gooey, emotional scenes? I write like a 5th grader and not one of the smart ones.

But as Cmdr. Peter Quincy Taggart says:

So I'll eventually decide on a title font, figure a way to weasel my way through the emotional scenes, and get more things done this coming week!

* I have an interview on Roadie Notes this week. Drop by and say "Hi" if you have time. :)

If you're a writer, are you better at writing action or emotion?  

If you're not a writer, do you ever have a project which seem simple but turns out to be anything but?


My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

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 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then 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! (Originated by VikLit)



Foxy's Friday Freebies!

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


Here are Foxy's suggestions for Nov 18, 2016:

Children’s Book Giveaways (‘Cause Christmas is Coming!)

Free $36 Value Children’s “Nuggies” Coloring Books – Win 1 of 5 Gift Boxes that hold 4 volumes of the Nuggies series coloring books, 24-crayon box, and a Nuggie plush toy. 20 additional winners will receive one new release Nuggies coloring book ($5.95 value). Enter via rafflecopter on the Children’s Book Review site. (ends Dec 1)

Free Non-Fiction Book for Children Ages 7-10 --  Win Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet. “SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Enter via entry form on the Children’s Book Review blog. (ends Dec 6)

Free 6 Classic Story Books – Win the Modern Master series of 6 Story Books by such authors as acclaimed American playwright Arthur Miller and Pulitzer Prize-Winning American Poet Richard Wilbur (value $60). Two additional winners get a 4 book prize pack (value $40). Enter via rafflecopter on the Children’s Book Review blog. (ends Dec 1) 

Free Children’s Books and YA Book – Win 5 books in 5 separate giveaways, including The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero by Rachel Renée Russell, Into the Lion's Den (Devlin Quick Mysteries) by Linda Fairstein,  Weird but True 8 by National Geographic Kids, Fablehaven Book of Imagination by Brandon Mull, and Rebel Genius by Michael Dante DiMartino. Enter via click-button for each book on DOGO Books. All giveaways have different expiry date between Nov 30 and Feb 15. 

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
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