August is here already?

Can you believe it’s almost August? And yes, I am posting this a day early. Because I have a post going up tomorrow that I didn’t want to overshadow. And I have time today, but not much tomorrow.

I actually completed all my goals in July!

  • Write 15,000 words in Sing the Wondrous Story (or until it’s done) (DONE! Finished with 17,633 for the month)
  • Complete two tour orchestrations (Only did one because the other person bowed out)
  • Read something for fun (DONE! And reviewed it here)
  • Sew wedding dress (FINISHED!!!!  Except the veil, but that wasn’t technically part of the goal 😉 )
  • Write a little bit every (Mostly finished. I missed two days due to busyness and being stuck)
  • Do something fun every day (I think I did this. I at least tried to.)

August Goals

In August, I’m going to try something really hard. Something I haven’t done since about January 2013. I’m going to take about a month off of writing and editing and basically anything book related. HELP! I do have a novella I need to do an edit of, but that should only take a day or two. Then I’m going to concentrate on packing, sewing, wedding planning, and whatever else I need to do to be ready for marriage.

So my goals for August are:

  • Make veil
  • Make decorations
  • Pack everything
  • Move most things to Bill’s
  • Read some marriage-y books
  • Read a fun book
  • Finalize Gestern blog tour
  • Sew a couple other things (undecided as to what they are yet)
  • Have fun at the Bridal Showers
  • Try to relax a little bit
  • Finish wedding favors

And there you have it. Any advice? What about your goals? I love hearing from you, so feel free to share.

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Novella Cover Scavenger Hunt

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Who doesn’t like a scavenger hunt? I suppose it depends on the kind of scavenger hunt, but today I’m here to reveal the covers for my three upcoming novellas.

Amazon Gift CardEach novella will be published this summer. One on June 26th, one on July 26th, and the last one on August 26th. To reveal the covers, I have a scavenger hunt set up. I have a few clues for you and then once you find the covers, you can fill out the form below to enter a giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Each cover you find will get you four extra entries. Entries will be closed on June 10th and the winner announced on June 11th. Continue reading

Guess what?

I got my proof copy back yesterday (for the second time) and it was perfect this time! What am I talking about? I’m glad you asked. I’m talking about the paperback collection of novellas I published last summer. Remember these three books?

They are now part of a novella collection called Life and Salvation. And they are being published on Kindle and paperback on in just five days! You may have seen the cover here and there online, but I thought I should share it now here along with the original three covers. Can you catch what I did with the cover?

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Life and Salvation is currently on sale for $0.99 until the end of January. That’s the price of just ONE of the novellas! I also ordered paperback copies yesterday, so if you’d like a signed copy, I am selling them for $13.50 (includes shipping and handling).

I have to say, I know I wrote these, but I’ve done so much reading, writing, and editing, I couldn’t remember everything I’d written in these novellas. When I got the first proof copy, I skimmed them again and it was like visiting old friends again. I loved it and I hope you love reading the novellas, too!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on my new book and the cover!

Novella Cover Reveal

I hope you have all been enjoying the blog tour. I know I have. If you have missed any of the posts, click here to check them out. Even though I have enjoyed every post on the tour, I’m most excited about this one. There are a couple of reasons for this.

1. I finally accomplished the impossible (for me)! I wrote a complete story in less than 20,000 words! And then I did it two more times!

2. I finally get to show you the lovely covers I have for the Hymns of the West Novellas and announce when the first one will be published! Continue reading

‘Twas a dark and stormy night in a galaxy not that far away…

In a land far, far away, on a dark and stormy night, I sit typing away on my keyboard. Thoughts of family, friends, and other trivial things are far from me. I’m immersed into the lives of people living in the late 1880s in Athens, Tennessee. The final read through before sending the manuscript to the proofreaders was almost finished. Will I make it on time?

Two days earlier

I practically bounce around throughout the day. After finishing half of the final read through, I finally decide on a publication date. With beating heart and shaky fingers, I push the magic button that will make my book available for preorder about twelve hours later. Continue reading