Sunday, January 21, 2018

'He's not usually like this...oh no."

 Wherein Jack has writing friends!!!!!!!

 Today I am doing a bit of promoting.

 It is hard to be a new Author. Even harder to be alone and a new Author. Setting up a blog or website, making contact with readers, FINDING readers...all of that is hard and daunting. But the thing about Authors is we like to help fellow Authors out. I wouldn't be where I am today without the help of many Authors who promoted my book, linked to my blog, or just mentioned me on facebook.

 Now it is my turn. And I am very honored to help two new Authors out who are jumping feet first into publishing.

 First is Grace Kent. She is an Author of Christian romance novels. She is a good friend of mine and a wonderful lady, and a wonderful Author. I am currently reading her novel, Defiant and am really enjoying it even though I don't typically go for romance novels. 

 Grace has her own website set up, here. https://www.gracekentbooks.com/. She is also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gracekentbooks/ and Goodreeads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17118926.Grace_Kent.

 I highly recommend looking more into her books. She is not published yet but she still might be handing out advanced copies in exchange for reviews. And if not she is diligently seeking out a publisher so it would just be a good idea in general to keep an eye on her website and books.

 The second Author I am promoting is my dear friend Annamaria DeLallo. She writes delightful children's books, the Dragon and Martin Series. I completely adore these books and am SO happy to be her beta reader because I get to read them all early. Even if you are an adult I highly recommend these books. They are so fun and sweet. (And if you ask she might send an advanced copy in exchange for a review.)

 Annamaria blogs at https://annamariadelallo.blogspot.com/. She is also on Goodreads, https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17498630.Annamaria_DeLallo?from_search=true and Facebook, though she doesn't have an Author page set up yet. https://www.facebook.com/annie.delallo.94. 

 Annamaria has submitted her first book to Dove Publishers and is waiting to hear back from them so, hopefully, her book will be out this year!

 I highly suggest you take the time to meet these wonderful Authors!

 Quote is from How to Train your Dragon.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

"That's not how the force works!"

 Wherein Jack has super glue on her glasses.

 Why? Because I am Jack and that is what happens to me. Can I still see? Oh sure. Technically I don't even need the things so in a round about way it is all good.

 This is going to be short. I have to slip over on my other email and write a letter before bed and I would like to curl up early enough to read my book.

 School started back up. I realized I am close to my degree though so I am seriously thinking of taking the spring off and working only on my writing and editing. I really want to get the Blade books out and finish my NaNo book.

 I have not heard anything yet on Finding the Magic, but I will keep you all posted the moment I hear anything. Probably in caps. Something like I GOT AN EMAIL FROM MY PUBLISHER!

 My week of doctors is now over. Tomorrow I have to give Dog a brush and a bath and clean my floors and read another chapter in my school book...then SEMGOL IS FREE FOR THE WEEKEND!

 Okay, that's all I have. My book is begging to be read so I should get a start on the email.

 TTFN

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Friday, January 05, 2018

"Go away."

 In which Jack....

 That's kind of how my mind has been working this week. One long blank after another. It isn't that I don't have plenty to keep me busy, I think I just have too much. There are dr. visits, and eye dr. visits because APPARENTLY I still need glasses even though I've once again gone a year without them. *Cough cough* My adopted mom found out my glasses had been sat on and that I didn't replace them. So, next on my list of things I need to buy...glasses.

 Dog has an eye infection so Monday she has to go to the dog doctor and then I have to go to the human one for a check up. We might go get doughnuts after because we don't like doctors.

 Turns out there are a lot of dr. visits this week, mostly just that. I have to take my car in for a check up....er...oil change. Go get an Xray to see why my rib still hurts. Oh, and as if that isn't enough I have to go to the dentist too.

 Maybe after it all I will have a giant hot chocolate.

 What else?

 Oh yeah. I watched the Last Jedi and though I didn't cry during the movie I did cry the next day. Definitely one of my favorites. Loved Luke in it.

Okay, that's all I have. I want to go and read. 

 Quote is from The Last Jedi.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

"..."

 Wherein Jack is late

 I could have been on time but I was having too nice a holiday. So I am late to say all this. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 I've set myself goals for the first time in a year or two. I think if I announce it I will feel more motivated to reach it.

 This year I plan to finish the Blade books and publish book one.

 The end.

 Quote is Luke's best line from The Force Awakens. 

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Friday, December 08, 2017

"Okay, you have fat hair, but when you're ready to talk I'm here."

In which Life happened.

And soup.

But mostly life.

It has been a month since I've written. Likely...no...not likely. Because I am ashamed. I failed NaNo this year. *Sigh* Such is life. I blame school. It was a hard semester. I hated every moment of it, and I love school. 

But now school is over, and it is December. I usually take a break from writing in December, for Christmas reasons, but I've been having fun writing again so will likely continue this month.

Other things in life happened. (No, I am not engaged if that is where your mind went.) No, dogs happened. I am puppy sitting for my friends. Three small puppies who love to claim my bed as their own.

A cat also happened. His name is Oscar from Pandora Hearts. He is an older cat and as sweet as a cat should be. He cuddles with me, especially when I am trying to read.

Today baking happened. And my phone completely died. I wouldn't care normally. I can live without a phone, but I got a new job and they need to keep in contact with me as we deal with all the paperwork. So, now I am without a phone during the one time in my life when I actually need one.

Oh well. Again, such is life.

My car also died, but thank God - I mean that literally - it was under warranty and I didn't have to pay anything to have it fixed. Also, I have the best adopted big brother in the whole wide world and I will stand by this claim.

Right now I am enjoying a snug evening alone. I was able to go out the other day and get my Christmas tree. I made soup for dinner, a tasty soup, and I had apple cider to go with it. The doggies have settled down. And over all life is happy at the moment. 

I am going to be off now, like a herd of turtles, and bury myself in a fuzzy blanket with a good book and Christmas music. And chocolate. Because chocolate. 

Farewell.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

"We'll always be friends, right?"

 Wherein Jack is NaNoing.

 Also I'm thinking of updating this website with a new background. Thoughts?

 I got into a fight with an avocado. I wanted to eat it and it was hard. I lost the fight and now have a deep cut on my finger.

 I HAVE A REAL BOOK CASE COMING ON MONDAY!

 Dog hates NaNo, I think Winry does too. 

 My tea supply is running low again.

 My chocolate is gone and it is only day 11.

 I was behind but yesterday wrote 3000 words and caught up.

 This is my first NaNo not writing more than 50,000.

 This is also going to be a more serious book.

 That's all I have for now. I shall leave you and get back to writing.

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Friday, November 03, 2017

"They're trying to kill you and you're apologizing for living!"

 Wherein Jack is NaNoing.

 Since writing has been so hard for me lately, it seemed important to try and do NaNo this month in spite of my school woes. Therefore, I am slowly plugging away, and while it is only day three, I have been able to keep up on my word count.

 It hasn't been easy to get back into writing. I have written off and on, as everyone knows, and have tried to keep up on editing, but to sit down and finish a book. I've not done that in a while. Not since Brothers-in-Arms. 

 I feel a little overwhelmed at the idea of finishing a novel in a month, even though it used to be a common thing with me. But if all goes well I plan to keep up on my 50,000 words a month and finish my other novels. 

 But for now I am going to take writing one day at a time. And I will see where this new/ not so new/ story takes me.

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