Merry Christmas! :-) It seems it’s been forever and a day since I’ve slowed down long enough to post. Two months is long enough without communication. I have a lot to cover today (about contests, prizes, surprises, and book releases), so let’s get down to it.
1) A Little Christmas Magic | I’ve recently heard from many of you regarding A Little Christmas Magic.
Where is it? Why can’t I find it? Don’t I need to know what happened after Just a Little
1. It’s October. Need I say more? Pumpkins, cool temps, halloween … the good life!
2. Please send my dear friend Elizabeth Barone some happy vibes! It’s book release day!
3. We celebrated an awesome worldwide debut with Breaking Ties. Thank you! You guys are amazing.
4. Webster Grove is currently unavailable for formatting and rebranding. Stay tuned for more information.
5. A Little Beyond Hope is still delayed. Plea
The Breaking Ties release is only five days away (’bout time, eh?). That means it’s time for this familiar post on the publishing process. Here goes!
The process differs with each retailer. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo can take anywhere from 12-72 hours to release the book after I hit ‘publish.’ Smashwords generates the file immediately. The manuscript is set up on pre-order on iBooks (scheduled to drop on the 21st).
Because I’m never sure what to expect in terms
It’s almost autumn in Ohio, and we all know what that means! Tracie is having her post-summer meltdown!
Release dates are all crazy. I’ve been stuck in my writing cave, working nonstop, but I still haven’t been able to stick to my schedule. If you want the six-minute, rambling, “um-filled” explanation of what’s going on, feel free to watch the video below.
If you choose to skip the video, the highlights include:
*RWA led to an unexpected ah-ha moment that left me rewri
Earlier this year I published a tentative schedule for the 2014 releases with the promise that nothing would change unless change was absolutely necessary. Unfortunately, it has become necessary to alter the release dates for the remainder of the year. Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, my writing schedule has not remained consistent in recent weeks. I’m behind on both of my current projects and nowhere near where I’d hoped to be as I reach the deadline for editing. As of now, I’m
Thanks for all the amazing May vibes. The Breaking Walls debut was amazing (especially on iBooks!).
The Breaking series will end on August 19th with Breaking Ties. Lots of bittersweet feelings there.
We kick off the A Little Beyond series on August 31st. Nothing bitter about that!
I’m freaking-freaking-freaking out about RWA 2014 in San Antonio… in many great ways! I’ll be talking with the ladies of First Draught on a Google Hangout ab
I sobbed for three days after bringing Bagans home.
“I’ve made a horrible mistake,” I cried to my mother. “Joseph keeps tormenting her; she hides all the time. She’s never going to be happy here. How could I bring this innocent little kitty into our home? He won’t leave her alone! What was I thinking? Toddlers and cats just don’t mix.”
That, and she kept eating my headphones, my cell phone chargers, and my lunch. I couldn’t leave anything on the floor or table.
You have my apologies for the lateness of this post. It’s been a constant back-and-forth battle with germs in our house lately…and the sickness is winning! Energy has been the one, major thing I’m lacking, so I’ve stayed away from writing, reading, and just about anything else that requires a great deal of focus and attention. No excuses, though. I abandoned you, and I’m sorry. Now, onward!
I always know it’s going to be a great day when I open my e-mail to find messages fro
There’s a fun little blog hop happening right now, and I’ve been tagged by the lovely Lashell Collins to go next. We’re talking about the writing process–what we’re working on, how it’s different, why we write what we do, and how our processes work. Today I’m answering four basic (but not so simple) questions before I pass the torch to the incredibly talented Jess (J.C. Hannigan).
I tackle one project at a time. Only one. Unlike a lot of my friends, I’m not organized enough to ju