Hello Karen, welcome to the group.
I've recently had some encouraging critique on the first two chapters of my YA Paranormal Romance "Dangerous Temptation." The feedback is from someone in my targeted audience too. It's nice to see our hard work shaping up, huh?
Here is the blurb:
Seventeen year-old Kaitlin Sinclair's world is turned upside down when she moves to Indonesia, and discovers the secrets that threaten the existence of the enchanting Cadmon and his people. She dives into a foreign culture, full of mystique and dangers everywhere she turns, where keeping her heart safe might prove as impossible as staying alive!
Glad to have you join us, Karen!
Everyone!! Great news!!
I was able to get my book published on Amazon.com and I would like everyone's support. It's a YA novel called Being Special and if you want to check it out you can click the title. It's available for $1.99 and is supposed to be enrolled in the lending program so if you want to lend it to friends it should be fine.
I hope you guys don't mind giving me your support and I can't wait to see your reviews. Thanks so much for your support.
Congratulations, Patricia! I am more than happy to support your work and look forward to reading it. May your book enjoy huge success!
Sincerely, Carole Avila
I finally finished Childhood! (the book I talked about earlier in the thread). It needs a lot of revisions though. And I mean a lot. I have to add about 20,000 words right now.
That's easy enough to do. Usually it's a problem of needing to paw down what you've written
I am currently in the editing process with my first novel, an historical fiction that takes place many, many years ago. It is the first book of a trilogy that covers a time period and characters that I've never seen before in any other novel. Aimed mostly for Christian readers, or ancient alien enthusiasts, the story begins in antediluvian times, when lifespans were ten times what they are now and great beasts roamed the earth. I derived the plot from Genesis 6, where the "sons of God" (watchers or guardian angels) took human wives and fathered children, the Nephilim. I thoroughly enjoyed the research involved which included bible commentaries, Ethiopian Enoch, a Sumerian lexicon, and tapping my scientist son for some technical details. My book should be out in print this coming November. It's been a fun ride... and the next book is in my head!
Congratulations, Merry! And what's the title of your book?
Hi Regina! Thanks for your interest. The title of my book is Reign of the Watchers, and it is the first book of the trilogy named, The Antediluvian Chronicles. I'd like to hear about your novel(s)!
Oh, you're welcome. I'm learning to appreciate different genres of writing, even though I'm only used to reading women's fiction and literary fiction from time to time, so please keep me posted on when Reign of the Watchers is done and ready to purchase.
I only have one book out right now. It's called The Other Side of 30, that I published with a POD in 2010. It's about a young woman who convinces herself that life and love have passed her by while she was busy being a good girl and building a career in the Army. So, she gets into a good bit of trouble, including an affair with a married man (an ex-boyfriend), and an accidental friendship with his wife.
It's doing okay out there. Moderate and slow sales, but a generally good reception. I've been learning so much from that first publishing experience, and from connecting with folks all over the writing and publishing world, including here on She Writes.
I've been meaning to complete revisions on it for months, so that I could release a second edition, which I plan to shorten by about 50 pages this time around. Looking back 384 pages is really too long for this story. Time has just been flying by, and I've been so busy with the day job and other upcoming projects.
Wow... I checked your book out on Amazon. It sounds awesome! If I wasn't broke as dirt right now, I'd buy it. I will put it on my "to buy" list. I love a good read. I know what it's like to juggle a day job and write, too. Although, I will soon retire from teaching and then will be able to devote more time to writing. When I finished the last 1/3 of my novel, I holed up in my cousin's cabin in Oregon and knocked it out over Christmas vacation. I loved it!
Oh my goodness. Thank you!
And I think some down time in a cabin sounds pretty awesome for writing. I could use some of that same kind of down time right now. Some for writing, and some for just doing nothing. Ahhhh. One day, retirement will be a reality for me, too. Then maybe I can devote more time to writing. Here's hoping. :)