Patreon Post – September 17 – Progress

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Today I reached 4000 words in Maybe Not Her! The draft is now at 62 pages and I’m very pleased with how it’s coming along. At this rate I’m hopeful that I’ll be done with the collection by the end of October. Then I’ll let it sit before I go back and start editing.

In other news I’ve finished with one editing project for Patchwork Press and it’s on to the next! This is other book is by an author I’ve previously worked with, and I really liked the book I edited, so I’m super excited to be working with her again.

Collecting Chaos is slow going, but I wrote an entire chapter this week and now I need to sit down and do some more plotting for the book. I’m just over the 8000 word mark, and at this rate it will be a couple months before I’m finished with it.

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September 13 – How Goes The Writing

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It’s hard to believe that today is already the 13th of September. The month seems to be flying by, completely without permission from me. 🙂

So far September has found me knee-deep in my editing internship. My boss is putting out a book this month, and myself and a few other editors are helping her with the final draft. It’s been a fun book to work on, full of magic and werewolves and prophesies.

I continue to write a poem every day. Maybe Not Her is now at 57 pages and 3838 words.  I’m starting to feel like the poems are a bit repetitive, but that’s a problem for the next draft. Right now my only goal is to finish at around 100 pages.

My novel writing has been much slower going. Still at less than 10,000 words, I find myself only being able to write a few hundreds words here and there. Still I’m pleased that I’m getting any work done on it at all.

And that’s all I’ve been up to! Thank you again for reading!

CIN Blog Tour – Interview with the Author

 

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Today I have the pleasure of interviewing author Christina Leigh Pritchard! You can find out more about her new book CIN, and her other books at her website.

1. Where did the idea for the CIN series come from?

From Tony Lazzara. I told him about a crazy dream I had and he quoted “Lynn, Lynn the city of sin. You never come out the way you went in.” From that, the whole series came from the history of Lynn that he told to me!

2. Who is your favorite character in the series?

Ally.

3. You’ve written a lot of books, which did you have the most fun writing?

Lark’s End. I’d wake up laughing dreaming of dad and “dad”.

4. If you don’t mind telling, what are some projects that you’re currently working on?

Kiz, a sci-fi story dedicated to a friend of mine who is battling kidney failure for the second time. She’s one of the strongest persons I know and deserves to be immortalized through fiction.

5. Are you more of a plotter, or a panster, or both?

Both.

6. What does a typical day of writing look like for you?

Coffee, lots of it, writing, then I walk, move to a new location, yell at my characters, more coffee, repeat.

7. Do you have any tips for fellow writers about writing or publishing?

Yes, keep writing, don’t stop. You’ll never regret it, as long as you love it.

To find get a copy of Pritchard’s new book follow the link here

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Voted “New and Noteworthy” by USA Book News, Christina Leigh Pritchard was born and raised in South Florida where she’s penned over fifty stories.

She’s recently signed with Limitless Publishing for her ALMOST Series, takes on contract work, and continues writing her books.

Find her on Twitter & Facebook.

August 25th

I’ve been spending the last few days concentrating almost solely on editing.  My internship is still in full swing, and should keep me busy for as long as I want to work with them.  Yesterday I finished going over a novel that will be published very soon.  I’m happy with this progress, it means one more novel to add to my portfolio, and one step closer to being able to freelance.

Today I’m going over Grant’s book. He’s been working very hard on his book The Queen of Hoarfrost, and he hopes to be sending it out to agents very soon.  I am so proud of all of his work this summer, it’s been amazing to see his story take shape.

Besides my editing I try to write a poem a day.  Some days are easier than others. Yesterday I wrote a full page of poetry.  Today my poem was just three words long. But every day I try to take from what’s going on in my life. It’s almost a form a therapy.

It’s crazy to think that it’s almost the end of the month.  I have to start thinking about what I want to work on in September. Coming up with realistic goals has never been a skill of mine.

Promoting Creativity – July 2017

This month I had the pleasure to do an interview with an author I worked with through Patchwork Press,  Patricia Thomas. Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the interview!
1) Tell us a little bit about what you do.
Hmm, what I do. I write books! And take naps! So many naps. I’m currently the author of two novels, though I’m hoping to double that by the end of the year. When I’m not writing, I’m busy worrying that my writing is horrible, binging Netflix (currently obsessed with Dear White People and iZombie) and learning how to cook new recipes.
2) When and why did you start writing?

I started writing because it was getting to the point where I had too many ideas for stories and needed to start getting them out of me to make room for more.
3) Tell us about a project that you are currently working on that has you really excited.
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I’m currently reworking a series I initially published earlier this year, planning to relaunch in September after cleaning it up a bit and getting some AMAZING new covers done (that I am really excited about). It’s a series about what happens to book characters after their stories are over, once they enter an after life and get to start making decisions for themselves instead of someone else writing their story. It’s such a fun world to play around in.
4) What are some of your goals for the future?

I’d love to keep growing and expanding
5) How can we support you?

Keep an eye out for future books! I can’t wait to share them with all of you.
You can follow Patricia Thomas on Twitter and on her Blog.

Turn To Dust and Ashes – Cover Reveal

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By Amy McNulty 

Publisher: Patchwork Press

Publication Date: 09/05/2017

Synopsis: Impassive. Devious. Besieged. Naive. In the ashes of their parents’ cruel sovereignty, four teenagers are left holding the reins with no idea how to lead their peoples to peace and prosperity.

Rohesia, told she is the true heir to Hanaobi, must choose between ruling the duchy in her father’s place and returning with her cousin to seek the throne that is more rightfully hers. Without her father figure, she has little interest in either, but there is no escape from the infamous legacy of her parents on both sides of the sea.

Fastello, left to lead both his father’s people and to seek the rule of the entire duchy, has never had so much responsibility in his life. Grappling with heartbreak the likes of which he’s never experienced, he doesn’t know if he has it in him to try to fill the hole so many people so desperately want him to fill.

Kojiro, adrift in a strange land and emboldened by the actions of the people he met there, is determined to find his courage and free his people from the tyranny of his mother’s reign. However, with her number one foe defeated, the empress of Hanaobi is more unstoppable than ever. 

Tomiko, the perfect daughter to the strict and controlling empress, is sheltered from the reality of the world but eager to discover the truth. Before the war is over, she must decide between fealty to her mother and loyalty to her brother, knowing full well that either way, her family will never be whole again. 

The goals of each of these four young adults are bound to clash—but there’s no escaping their destinies, no matter the destruction left in their paths.

Find on Goodreads. 

Catch up with Fall Far from the Tree, Book One in the series! Find on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.