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Tina L. Hook commented on the group 'Central Florida Writers'
"I will be hosting an author table at the UCF Book Festival Marketplace on April 13th. Come out and say hello. I will have a gift for my fellow She Writers who show up...until I run out. If you have a Central FL book club that would like to read…"
Jan 29, 2013
Tina L. Hook commented on the blog post 'The Reluctant Self-Publisher's Update on THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION'
"4 weeks before my pub date, many months after my editor and beta readers had signed off, I discovered a chunk of typos and handed my manuscript off to a fresh pair of eyes. While I had enough time to make corrections, my critics called me out for…"
Jan 11, 2013
Tina L. Hook shared Meghan Ward's blog post on Twitter
Dec 15, 2012
Tina L. Hook commented on the blog post '[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] Interview with She Writes Press Publisher Brooke Warner'
"I always appreciate it when I can get such specific advice. Thank you for this. The unrealistic expectations arrive with your audience too...many of my readers keep asking me how many books I've sold only 8 weeks into publishing. I needed a…"
Dec 15, 2012
Tina L. Hook left a comment for Amber Medina West
"Thank you for your support! I'll be sure to spend some time on your page."
Dec 14, 2012
Amber Medina West left a comment for Tina L. Hook
"Just bought your book and added it to my TBR pile. Gotta support a fellow Florida author! :)"
Dec 14, 2012
Julie Luek left a comment for Tina L. Hook
"Hi Tina, so glad to have a new connection here.  Thanks for your very thoughtful response on the blog.  I have a lot to contemplate now with how to develop a more reader-effective blog.  "
Nov 6, 2012
Tina L. Hook commented on the blog post 'Collecting Fans'
"I question this one often. As an avid blog reader, I often find myself drawn to blogs that both 1) offer me useful content and 2) provide me with a sense of connection to the writer or community. If I'm only getting one, I'm less likely to…"
Nov 6, 2012
Tina L. Hook shared Ilie Ruby's blog post on Twitter
Sep 7, 2012
Tina L. Hook posted a blog post

Where is my Creative Heart? 6 Word Memoir.

I am trusting the process. Sorta.With my author website under construction and my upcoming promotions getting ready to launch, I'm finally feeling some traction beneath my writerly feet.See More
Aug 22, 2012
Tina L. Hook commented on the blog post 'It's the Story, Stupid! (Trying Hard Not To Think About Publishing While Writing)'
"I have found that writing the second novel is what is nourishing me through the promotion of the first one. Love for the work is what powers me through. That said, I am learning more and more that publishing is a business, and researching what that…"
Aug 22, 2012
Tina L. Hook commented on the blog post 'Introverted Authors: More Bang for Your Book'
"I find that writing nurtures my inner introvert, essentially forcing me to work in quiet seclusion alone with my thoughts. It is funny how self-promotion requires the exact opposite of what I spend most of my time cultivating. I enjoyed all of these…"
Aug 22, 2012
Tina L. Hook posted a blog post

Where is my Creative Heart? 6 Word Memoir.

I am *sigh* already behind schedule.See More
Jul 9, 2012
Tina L. Hook posted a blog post

Where is my Creative Heart? 6 Word Memoir.

Grateful to ride this roller coaster.(And what an emotional ride it has been. This morning I'm feeling buoyed by a beautiful email from a fan. Even though I'm a very small fish in the creative pond, I have learned enough in this process to know these moments are worth celebrating. So I'm adding *dance around the living room* to today's to-do list.)See More
Jun 13, 2012
Tina L. Hook commented on the blog post 'Where is my Creative Heart? 6 Word Memoir.'
"Sometimes it is my passion too but for all the wrong reasons. ha! I will look for your pic."
Jun 13, 2012
Maria Olivia Perez Patiño commented on the blog post 'Where is my Creative Heart? 6 Word Memoir.'
"Chocolate is my daughter's baking passion. Your six-word memoir brings memories of a picture I recently posted on FB.  I will share it on my blog.  "
Jun 5, 2012

Profile Information

Who I am:
Dreamer. Wife. Writer. My debut novel, Enchanted by Starlight is now available at http://www.amazon.com/author/tinalhook
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
http://www.tinalhook.com
http://www.girlwithanewlife2.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Enchanted by Starlight http://www.amazon.com/author/tinalhook
My writing is:
Fiction, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/50475.The_Smart_Chicks_Book_Club
Services I offer to other writers:
I feature author interviews on my blog.

http://girlwithanewlife2.com/your-new-life/
I found out about She Writes from:
Another blogger.

Tina L. Hook's Blog

Where is my Creative Heart? 6 Word Memoir.

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 10:33am 0 Comments

I am trusting the process. Sorta.


With my author website under construction and my upcoming promotions getting ready to launch, I'm finally feeling some traction beneath my writerly feet.

Where is my Creative Heart? 6 Word Memoir.

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 10:12am 0 Comments

I am *sigh* already behind schedule.

Where is my Creative Heart? 6 Word Memoir.

Posted on June 13, 2012 at 8:52am 0 Comments

Grateful to ride this roller coaster.

(And what an emotional ride it has been. This morning I'm feeling buoyed by a beautiful email from a fan. Even though I'm a very small fish in the creative pond, I have learned enough in this process to know these moments are worth celebrating. So I'm adding *dance around the living room* to today's to-do list.)

Where is my Creative Heart? 6 Word Memoir.

Posted on June 5, 2012 at 3:27pm 2 Comments

All I'm thinking about is chocolate.

(Writer Fail.)

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At 8:24am on December 14, 2012, Amber Medina West said…

Just bought your book and added it to my TBR pile. Gotta support a fellow Florida author! :)

At 8:04pm on November 6, 2012, Julie Luek said…

Hi Tina, so glad to have a new connection here.  Thanks for your very thoughtful response on the blog.  I have a lot to contemplate now with how to develop a more reader-effective blog.  

At 9:22am on June 28, 2011, Annie Boreson said…
Hi Tina, thanks for the invite. Love making new connections on this site. Looking forward to reading your posts.
At 8:51am on June 26, 2011, Darian Wilk said…
That's great you're on pace for your goal!  How did you get so lucky to get advice from a lit agent?  Actually I used http://www.editorialdepartment.com/, its founder is one of the writers for "Self Editing for Fiction Writers", which was by far one of the most helpful books I have read.  The staff there is great, friendly, tells you what you need to hear to improve the book but in a tactful way.  I haven't yet tried their line editing however.  They're affordable, but its still a bit too pricey for my budget right now!
At 5:28am on June 25, 2011, Darian Wilk said…
How go the edits hun?
At 12:06pm on June 16, 2011, Tracey Hill-Bensalem said…
Thanks for the invite, was just looking at your blog!
At 7:14am on May 20, 2011, Nancy Mueller said…

Hi, Tina ~

Thanks for your invitation! I hope you'll take a moment to check out my blogs and leave a comment at:

http://www.wanderlustandlipstick.com/blogs/wanderboomer

I'll do the same with yours!

At 7:35am on April 16, 2011, Muriel Jacques said…
Hi there ! Thanks for your message and glad you enjoyed my post. Am checking out your site now!
At 5:23pm on April 5, 2011, Darian Wilk said…

Hey hun,

Journey is, well its going lol.  More rejections under my belt, so going to revise the query *sighs*  How about you, how are things going for you?

At 9:40pm on March 31, 2011, Julie Jeffs said…
Tina,Welcome to the Bloggers Let’s Make it Work group! So glad you are here. Please visit the discussion New Members Visit Here First, tell us about your blog so we can list it on the members blog index.

I hope you will find, as I did, a great sense of community, loads of information and resources, and an incredible amount of talent.

Jump in on ongoing discussions or start one if there is an issue you would like to discuss.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Look forward to reading your posts.

Warm regards,
Julie Jeffs
Beginning a Life at 50
 
 
 

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