Hello readers and happy new year! I’m currently editing Molly Miranda 3 and hope to have it in my editor’s hands in the next few weeks. When that happens, I’ll be announcing the title and cover of Book 3 and I’m so excited. Here’s another guest post from Lucy Adams on writing. Cheers!
Very often, when reading a new book, we only see the information that is on the surface and do not notice what is between the lines. In fact, the real depth and beauty lie in these elusive signs and symbols that our attention misses.
Here’s how it works: every day from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16, readers are invited to hop around to more than 60 authors’ Facebook pages (with about five stops each day) to receive gifts and enter to win prizes.
Here is the schedule, which includes the list of authors posting each day and links to their Facebook pages in case you’d like to give them a “like” and follow along:
We will also give away several Amazon gift cards as bonus prizes on the event page. Every day that you participate and leave a comment on the main post for the day, you will be entered into the drawing to receive the prizes. Be sure to check back every day to maximize your chances!
Happy Holidays to all and to all some fabulous reading!
Well, I did it. I took part in National Novel Writing Month and didn’t quit. I finished the first draft of my third novel, Molly Miranda: Book 3.
For this, I am very proud.
Buuuuuuuut I didn’t reach 50,000 words which is kind of the whole point of it.
(Just so you’re aware, the above gif is from a British sitcom called Black Books. It’s bizarre and quite charming, especially for book nerds. I think it’s on Netflix. Highly recommend it.)
FINAL WORD COUNT: 40,006 words WORDS LEFT: 9,994 AVERAGE PER DAY: 1,333 (instead of the recommended 1,667) DAYS I TOOK OFF FROM WRITING: 5
Even with taking a week off from work to focus on it, I still didn’t reach my 50k. But I feel okay about this. My books aren’t even 60,000 words anyway and I moved the plot along really quickly so I don’t expect many issues to arise when I go back to edit.
I learned a few things about myself as a writer:
I really don’t like ignoring spelling mistakes. I have a hard time just continuing on.
Evening writing is my jam. Morning writing is basically impossible.
Stardew Valley is a terrific game and a terrible distraction.
I hate feeling like writing is a chore. It definitely felt like a chore for me all month.
When I spend the month pouring my brain out into a Google Doc, I ignore other things in my life. It’s now December 2 and I feel like I just spent the month in a cave. It’s the weirdest thing.
At this point, I don’t know if I’ll do it again. Ask me again next year. But I’m definitely glad I did it.
Hello readers! I’ve been busy ramping up for National Novel Writing Month. Molly Miranda #3 is, of course, the project I’ll be focusing on and I’m so excited about it. I’ve only tried NaNoWriMo once before and it didn’t go very well, but that was before I had two novels under my belt. I also have a detailed outline going in this time that is certain to help. I’ve been doing a lot of planning, so this guest post came at a perfect time. Talk soon! -Jillianne
Working on buzzessay.com, I always wonder why novices underestimate the importance of planning. Perhaps this is the consequence of a rush, when the writer is full of ideas and anticipates great things. In this state, how can planning – such a little nuance – prevent the future per wizard from creating his first masterpiece?
This little lady is traveling to her hometown of Five Islands, Nova Scotia next weekend to do an author event!
If you happen to be in Five Islands on Saturday, August 27 at 2pm, stop by the Five Islands Bazaar (that’s the old Five Islands Elementary School building across from Masstown Market) for a reading, pick up a copy of Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire and/or Molly Miranda: Thick as Thieves and have some free snacks.
Okay, so, the paperback isn’t available EVERYWHERE just yet but it’s available for purchase on Amazon in the US, UK and Germany. I expect it to be available in Canada and other countries in a few days.
In case you missed it, here’s the book blurb for Thick as Thieves:
Molly Miranda is back for more hilarious and exciting adventures in professional burglary.
This time, Molly is thrown into the high-stakes world of art theft. She and Rhys, her partner-in-crime, travel to France to steal a priceless work of art with the help of a new business connection—an artist with her own set of unique skills.
But drama is also brewing back in New York. Molly’s younger sister shows up at her door for a tumultuous visit. Ruby, Molly’s best friend, is head over her heels for a police officer who suspects there’s more to Molly than meets the eye.
Relationships have never been easy for Molly but things get extra tricky in Paris, the most romantic city in the world. Will Molly and Rhys finally master the art of love?
If anyone is interested in getting an ebook copy for a review, please comment below or contact me directly.
Obviously, I’m pretty excited about Molly Miranda: Thick as Thieves coming out soon. The paperback will be out next month and the ebook shortly after that. That’s one of the reasons that when the song below came up on my phone this afternoon, I smiled. It’s charming and delightful aaaaand, of course, shares a title with the Thief for Hire sequel. Enjoy!
Happy International Chick Lit Month everyone! Lots of stuff going on during May: I’m working with an editor to whip Molly Miranda: Thick as Thieves (the Thief for Hire sequel) into shape, I’ve got two bookish events next week and my husband and I are moving into our first home.
But that’s not the coolest news. This is:
To celebrate the bookiest month of the year, I’m giving away a signed paperback copy of Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire and a $5 Amazon gift card.
Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.
*Due to shipping costs, I’m only making this giveaway available to those in the United States and in Canada.