Writerly Update: Earthbound Cover in Contest

 

Hi Folks!

It appears the cover for my book, Earthbound, ” is competing in the Creme dé la Cover contest at InD’tale!

(The prize for the weekly contest winner is a FREE 1/4 page ad in the next issue of InD’tale magazine and the winner then competes in the Creme dé la Creme Cover finals which are held in the last week of the month. The monthly winner receives a free FULL page ad in the magazine!)

This would be a HUGE help for me as a newbie, so could you please vote for my book’s cover? (It does require you sign up for a free account with InD’Tale. Sorry about that.) THANK YOU!

http://indtale.com/polls/creme-de-la-cover-contest

In other news, I’ve whittled a short story down to 5,300 words for a contest that would put my writing in front of paranormal romance fans. Still another 300 words to go to make it eligible. I can do this, but it’s getting harder. 🙂

Also, still working on Camp NaNoWriMo though it’s slow going this month. I will get this second novel drafted, but I’m not going to stress myself out doing it. I want it to stay fun so it reads fun.

#tirgearrtuesday #bookcover #paranormalromance #urbanfantasy #romanticfantasy

Earthbound Blog Tour: Day 9

It’s Day 9 of the Earthbound blog tour and I’m over at Nana’s Book Reviews with a more in depth author interview and more chances to win. Just click on the image below.

Earthbound Blog Tour Day 7

A light few facts about Earthbound and writing it, plus the giveaway continues. #paranormalromance

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Earthbound Blog Tour Day 6

Today I’m over at Valerie Ullmer’s blog with another cast interview that went awry. This time it’s the cop who arrested Ally for vehicular homicide. Click below to go there.

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Earthbound Blog Tour: A Chat with Father Patrick

Poor Father Patrick has seen too much of demons. #paranormalromance #urbanfantasy

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A Chat With Matthew – Earthbound Blog Tour Stop 3

 

Stop Number 3! This cast interview went a “little” better than yesterdays.

Click on the image above to go to the interview.

A Chat with the Demon Zyriel: Blog Tour Day 2

Day Two of the blog tour for Earthbound! I dragged Zyriel along for this interview, maybe not such a great idea. I took less “difficult” cast members along for the rest of the week. You can also enter to win a 20 dollar Amazon gift card through a link at the end of this blog.

To Go There, Click Here!

 

 

Blog Tour for Earthbound: Day 1

Day 1 of the blog tour for Earthbound – I dragged the cast along to further interviews this week, but I really enjoyed answering the questions myself for this one! The questions were fun. Follow along and check them out. https://locglin.blogspot.com/

 

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Author Update: Book Release & Writing

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I’m planning my next book, as you can see by the note cards. Okay, I’ve already written over 20,000 words of it, but I’m doing some MORE planning.

Last week was exciting, Earthbound was released on Wednesday and is now available for sale on all ebook platforms. My first novel. J And I learned that it only takes 14 sales to jump you from an author rank of 600,000 to 79,000 on Amazon. (I presume that is because there are so many backlist and older books that do not sell much or at all.) Then the trailer came out for my book on Saturday, which is so much fun! (Thanks to JM Robison, Fantasy Author.) And my author rank stayed closer to 80,000 than 600,000, but peaks and valleys are to be expected over time.

However, it’s past time to get back to that second novel. Over the weekend, I focused on two things – sending review requests to more book bloggers and reading back through what I’ve already written on the next book, Firebound.

During NaNoWriMo last year I made a solid start on Firebound, writing about 20,000 words. As I read back over them to get back into the flow of the story, I was pleased with the scenes I’d already written, and even more pleased with the planning on scenes that I’d forgotten I’d done. I have a pretty solid outline.

As I finished reading what I’d printed, I realized I was missing my first chapter. Where did it go? Had I not saved properly? Or did I write it in a different file during Camp NaNoWriMo in the summer of 2019?

Yep, there it was, another 2,500 words, that begin with the line, “I’ve decided to become a nun.” And she isn’t kidding.

Firebound is set about 6 to 8 months after Earthbound and is from the perspective of Ally’s best friend, Jennifer, who was burned in a car accident. (Caused by a demon, of course.) She has mostly recovered but a lot has changed for her.

I’m using the Scene/Sequel method to plan out the story from one scene to the next. It helps me keep a logical flow to the information as I move through the scenes.

Basically, the point-of-view character has a goal which someone opposes. In order to keep conflict moving the story forward, the character is either denied their goal or they achieve it, but with strings attached. In a sequel, the character reacts emotionally, reviews what happened using log and reason, then anticipates what will happen in the future based on several optional paths forward. Finally, the character makes a choice about what they are going to do, or their next goal, which leads to the next scene.

I’m still marketing on the first novel, but I’m jumping back into writing the second novel. I find my mind turning to it at bedtime and while I’m driving. This is the most fun part, the writing.

Earthbound: Pre-release Sale

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