Robin Puelma returned my second set of edits and feedback over a month ago. My excuses for not diving in as soon as possible include the Seahawks, fantasy football, school stuff, spending time with friends, rewatching The West Wing with my lovely wife, walking to the park with my daughter, and a lot of family time. I’ve reached the part of the school year where I don’t need to stare at a wall every night to recover the energy I lost teaching third graders in the middle of a school remodel. (So glad to finally have finally passed the “beginning of the school year exhaustion” and happy that my classroom remodel is almost done!) I can’t spend the hours on it that I want to, but I can now at least squeeze in ten minutes of editing here and a thirty minutes of revising there!
Things I’m looking to make happen in my writing world:
First, placing UNDER, NINTH NIGHT, and VERVE STONES on the local author’s shelf at the Lacy Timberland Library. Next, finishing Robin’s feedback and changes and sending the polished draft to another friend who wants to edit and revise. Last, I’m very excited to share the finished BACK OF BEYOND’s cover finished art from Jake at J Celeb Design. He created my VERVE STONE cover art. He outdid himself with his new latest cover. Truly, it is always even better than I can imagine (and I imagine it being very cool).
Do you have a time of year that you are least productive? Fall is obviously mine! I am so glad that that time is passing.
Congratulations, Kari L. for winning the FREE ebook copy of NINTH NIGHT!!! I know you’re going to enjoy the book. Thank you everyone for entering the sweepstakes! More sweepstakes to come over the summer!
In honor of the beginning of summer break, I started a sweepstakes to win a FREE summer romance ebook called NINTH NIGHT. Nothing better than curling up with a good story to pass the lazy days of summer.
Kite-flying, barbecues, and walks on the beach: this is what Liam Davidson is expecting when he visits his hometown of Cannon Beach for the summer. He is looking forward to spending time with his childhood best friend, Penelope, and his grandparents, uncle, and cousin. But the night he meets the mysterious and beautiful Genevieve, his summer takes a different turn.
Genevieve has no memory of her past or how she got to Cannon Beach. The only thing she seems certain of are her feelings for Liam. Who is this mysterious girl? A traumatized teen suffering from amnesia, a con-artist trying to fool the town, or perhaps something even more unusual?
Ninth Night is part mystery, part romance, and full of surprises. Follow Liam as he learns to follow his heart and discovers what mysteries the ocean holds on the ninth night.
The Amazon Sweepstakes ended at midnight with 732 entrants. Congratulation, Heather! You win a FREE paperback copy of UNDER! Thank you all of my friends and family who spread the word of the sweepstakes!