Thursday, January 27, 2011

Giveaways, Writer-y Stuff, and a Concept

I can't remember when I read this on Facebook, but a time ago, I a friend of mine posted a concept that I consider well thought out. In the events of the past few days this concept had come into play and I feel stronger and better for exercising my right to be happy. While you have little control over the people you meet, you do have control over the people that you work with and that have any kind of influence over you. This is what I read...

"There comes a time in life when you walk away from all the pointless drama and the people who create it, and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus on the good. Life is too short to be anything but happy."

While I am not the original author of the above quote,( I copied from Leanne Gagnon's post) I am posting here just to share with you something that might help put a couple of aspects of your day into focus...

Now that I am in my happy spot, I wanted to also share with you on an author visit and giveaway. But first I thought I would dish on the reviews and writer-y stuff that I have coming up. :-)

I just finished reading a book by Jennifer Saints, aka Jennifer St. Giles, that knocked my socks off with the everything from the plot the the delicious romance. I'll have my review for Wild Irish, book one of the Weldon series up by Saturday for ya to enjoy. Later this evening I'll be digging into the second book of the Weldon Series, Smooth Irish and that review will be up by the 4th of February. I also just received a little treat from author Em Petrova, Tattoo Dreams(more on that in a minute) and I'll have that review up by the end of the weekend! 

While I have more reviews in the line-up, there is one book I have yet to share. Love Immortal by Felicity Heaton is begging for me to pick it up and not come up until I reach THE END. The blurb is such a teaser and since I am very familiar with her writing style I know the book will be an exciting read. Have any of you read it yet? If you have, what did you think? 

Now for the writer-y stuff...

In between all the reviews, and since I am a writer in training, I've signed up for a few writing workshops to frankly get my arse into gear. I have been slacking in the writing area and that has become unacceptable. I know quite a few of reviewers that are trying their hardest to join the league of published author so I thought I would pass on a nifty place I found of the past week. And since I might be the last in the class to get on the band wagon here you probably already know the place, but I'm gonna share it anyway!:-)  

On Monday I stumbled upon Savvy Authors and in doing so, I discovered all the cool, useful, and downright awesome workshops they have for anyone that wants to know the in's and out's of the writing world. It is a membership site, but you are not obligated to join to have  use of the workshops, however you do get a better price for many of them if you are a member. 

As any knowledge starved writer that is trying to get their bearings straight, I devoured all the workshops they have up for offer for 2011. I have signed up for so many, I don't know how I am going to schedule them all in, but I will!!! Tomorrow is the first class, A Primer For Beginning Authors and on the 31st I start another class Showing versus Telling - How To Use Both . 

Now that I have rattled your ear off, :-), let's talk about the giveaway! Em Petrova will be stopping in tomorrow to talk with us and she has agreed to offer a cool giveaway! SO, please don't forget to stop by and show so love! 

And if your wondering why Wonder Woman is gracing this blog today, it's because I need her in my corner today. I have some arse to kick today and damn it, I need to channel my own inner Wonder Woman!

So what are you up to? Let's dish! Share what you are reading, want to read, what would love to devour in one sitting (for me, Nalini Singh's new book, Archangel's Consort)

Until Next Time...HAPPY READING!

1 comment:

  1. One of my favourite new writer-y purchases is the book, Thanks, But This Just Isn't for Us. It's a book that lets writers know what agents are and aren't looking for, and it gives you pointers to improve upon your writing. I'm busy finishing edits on my WIP, RACE, so I'm hoping it helps!

    I'm your newest follower, by the way :)

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