Friday, April 24, 2009
I write to you from my couch in my sunny writing room, laptop in hand. I am trying to finish the sequel to Litha Dreams this weekend, but as Yoda once said "Do or Do Not, There is No Try" SO I guess I am changing that thought of mine to be "I am finishing the sequel to Litha Dreams by my self-imposed deadline of May 1"(aka Beltaine, aka May Day)
This has a bit of special significance for me.
Last year as I was writing Litha Dreams, the office chair I was sitting on suddenly collapsed, pitching me backward and causing me to hit my head on the floor (this is NO joke) I tell my mother all the time that the power of my muse suddenly reached the maximum threshold in my computer room. I submitted Litha Dreams to DCL Publications on the May 1 deadline and lo and behold, I had my first contract. So there will always be an excitement at this time of year for me. I got rid of the office chair by the way.
I had a wonderful time guest blogging as Helen Hardt's featured Monday Hero author. Please take a peek at her blog at http://helensheroes.blogspot.com/. My friend Catherine Bybee at http://catherinebybee.blogspot.com/ has a new video blog up on her page that also motivated me to get this story done! I cannot state enough how wonderful and warm the writing community has been to a new author such as myself. I am proud to be in the ranks with such great people!
Here's wishing a great weekend to all! I am going to really try to be more regular with my blogs here...AFTER the sequel is written!
Monday, April 13, 2009
I've often said that in the process of writing and publication, most of the pre-publication is "Hurry up and Wait". We write the book, send it off, wait to get edits, do the edits, return the edits, wait to see if any more come in and then wait for release day.
What I discovered POST release day is that a lot of stuff happens in quick succession!
I got a 5 Heart Review from The Romance Studio (see earlier post)
I found LITHA DREAMS is on the http://www.ereader.com/ Current Ebook Bestsellers List. I even took a screen shot:
I am enjoying this status for as long as it lasts!
Friday, April 10, 2009
I am very happy!
Litha DreamsRachel Moniz
Available from The Dark Castle Lords
ISBN: 978-1-921347- 91-7
Rachel Moniz pens an enchanting tale of two people who meet in dreams of passion. What a good match the two are! The characters Ms. Moniz builds will take the reader to that special place we find in great fiction when we can smile throughout a book. This is a happy book of fantasies becoming reality. For those who have already found that person who seems to make our hopes and dreams come true it will be a memorable stimulus to those memories of finding our true love. For others it holds the hope that being oneself will make the waiting worthwhile! This is a great read.
Sensuality rating: Very sensual
Reviewer: Dee Dailey
April 9, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
So here is the video from NBC.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Just wanted to chit-chat with everyone that stops by here.
This will be a mirrored on my MySpace blog ( www.myspace.com/tinkiepotter) Go ahead and friend me and feel free to subscribe to my blogs. I am also on Facebook and I come right up if you search on my name.
Release week was a lot of fun. I was interviewd on my friend Catherine Bybee's blog and you can still read it by going to http://catherinebybee.blogspot.com. I had a blast meeting new authors and finding some great new blogs to peruse. Our community of authors is such a great one and I am proud and happy to be a part of it!
I got some good feedback from those who have read Litha Dreams. I can't tell how happy I was to hear from my friends who have gotten the book! If you've gotten it, THANK YOU! Let me know what you think of it. I am eargerly awaiting my next reviews
I am hard at work on two short stories right now and am currently in deep, deep research for the military series. Busy season is beginning for the 'day job' so this means I have to prioritize my time very carefully in order to get everything I want done.
Other than that my dears, life has been pretty quiet. The excitement of my last week was going out with Bobby to Sam's Club and to Quizno's for the first time (don't laugh...I had a great time!) Until next time...