This week I decided to put "life" on hold (online and regular) and sleep no more than 4 hours a night to devote myself to cover design for my next book, Coldest Night (the Alaska thriller). I've been trying to come up with a cover for 6 months but never even came close--sort of like writer's block except for art designers.
This week was one of those "I'm going to do it or die trying" weeks.
The bad news is my email is now overflowing, my updates and messages on Twitter and FB are way over 100, and I've got a sore throat.
The good news is I did it! I have 6 or 7 now, and with a few more touch ups and some font, I'll be ready to let my trusty CPs see them and give suggestions for improvement.
What about you? After I get some covers ready to go (probably in Jan), would you be willing to do a poll like I did for Bloodwalker and vote on your favorite covers?
My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog
Celebrate The Small Things Linky:
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Celebrate the Small Things. To 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 Dec 9, 2016:
Bloodwalker giveaway! Book-blogger Emily of Emily Reads Everything is giving away an ecopy of Bloodwalker as part of a Christmas giveaway. This is the last giveaway for the foreseeable future so enter while you can on the Emily Reads Everything blog. (Enter rafflecopter at the end of the post; ends Dec 31)
Free Download of Mythical Romance Novel – Download for FREE Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. by New York Times Bestselling Author Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, about a demigod assassin who goes to Goddess Cimil of Matchmakers Inc. so she can find him a mate, but he’s not a very “nice” guy and she has only 7 days to find him a mate.
Quotes (I don't normally include these but they made me laugh):
"He was more like toilet paper - people needed it but only noticed its importance when lacking."
"He spoke like a man who'd been born in a barn and raised by a pile … of porn magazines."
(Ends Dec 31; For more info go the Romance Novel Giveaways blog.)
Download Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. FREE here:
Free Download of Romance Novel – Download for FREE Romancing the Montana Bride by Vella Munn, about a couple who return to their honeymoon cabin to save their deteriorating 5-year marriage. The first in the Montana Lakeside series. (For more info go the Romance Novel Giveaways blog.)
Download Romancing the Montana Bride FREE here:
Free $20 Gift Card, 2 Signed MG Fantasy Novels, T-shirt & Bracelet – Win signed copies of MG novels Broken Branch Falls and Cradle Falls by Tara Tyler, a Beast World T-shirt and bracelet, plus a $20 gift card on the Julie Flanders blog. (ends Jan 2)
Free Book of Your Choice – Wings ePress Publications is having a Christmas Giveaway on Smashwords. You can have any book of your choice on the Wings ePress website. Genres include: Mystery, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Chic Lit, Romance, and many more. Browse their pages, choose your book, and then enter the name and your email info in the Entry Form on the Wings ePress giveaway page. A link to the book on Smashwords will follow by email, along with a coupon to insert during check-out to get the book free. (ends Dec 31)
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