Sunday, February 5, 2023

Proof of Existence Update #IWSG


Shout-out to Alex and the awesome co-hosts for today: Jacqui Murray, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Pat Garcia, and Gwen Gardner!




Feb 1 question -


If you are an Indie author, do you make your own covers or purchase them? If you publish trad, how much input do you have about what goes on your cover?

I won one, had help making others.

Please also visit: The Insecure Writer's Support Group Book Club on Goodreads.

My post is publishing a few days late. My focus is on finishing the next book in the Existence series. Nearly every minute at my computer is spent doing that.

I'd like to say I didn't notice that the first Wednesday happened on the first because I've been staring at a 2006 calendar for months. Except that 2006 lines up perfectly with 2023!

So really, it's just that I haven't paid much attention to anything except getting this book ready for publication.

🎉 I intend to release Proof of Existence on April 4, 2023. 🎆


It picks up where the first book left off. It is still a Speculative Fiction / Urban Fantasy, set in 2006, though this one focuses a bit more on the paranormal romance angle. The main characters pass for the 18–29 age bracket, so it's still New Adult. (Though college is no longer one of Wend's primary concerns. She has something entirely different to learn now.) 
I hope to get a launch party going. If you are interested in helping out, please fill out this short form:
https://forms.gle/9qkdk6FheDtZvR7Y9



(Thank you to Natalie, Kate, Ronel, Christine, Yolanda, and Toi for your support. I will be in touch. 😎 ❤ )

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Word of the Year #IWSG #WOTY Score


Shout-out to Alex and the awesome co-hosts for today:


Jemima Pett, Debs Carey, Kim Lajevardi, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and T. Powell Coltrin!

January 4 question -


Do you have a word of the year?

I've never had one before.
"Instead of a rigid resolution, a Word of the Year is your constant (yet gentle) reminder to focus on creating positive change." https://www.elizabethrider.com/word-of-the-year/
Achieve is the first word to come to mind.

I figured I'd do more research first.
  • What could I use more of in my life? Positivity, encouragement, triumphs
  • What could I use less of in my life? Stress, feeling overwhelmed, death
  • What characteristics would I like to have? intelligent, kind, ethical, self-confident, protective, resilient, leader, affectionate
  • By the end of the day, I feel exhausted
  • How do I want to feel? accomplished


WOTY Challenge


That ending doesn't feel right, being told to just toughen up. Nor do I seek revenge. 
Achieve and accomplish are the words I like the most so far. So I went to the thesaurus. 

score


👆 SCORE 🎉


to achieve an advantage or a success
intransitive verb: to gain or have the advantage
to succeed in an activity or to achieve something

That's my word of the year.

📚

Please also visit: The Insecure Writer's Support Group Book Club on Goodreads.
 
#IWSG Jan 2023 Book Club
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(Fractions of Existence is an Amazon exclusive, which allows the ebook to be in the Kindle Unlimited program. If you are in a region that cannot access Amazon ebooks, and wish to read my book, please contact me.)

🎉 I intend to release Proof of Existence on April 4, 2023. 🎆


It picks up where the first book left off. It is still a Speculative Fiction / Urban Fantasy, set in 2006, though this one focuses a bit more on the paranormal romance angle. The main characters pass for the 18–29 age bracket, so it's still New Adult. (Though college is no longer one of Wend's primary concerns. She has something entirely different to learn now.) 
I hope to get a launch party going. If you are interested in helping out, please fill out this short form:
https://forms.gle/9qkdk6FheDtZvR7Y9