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Friday, April 20, 2012

MY FOURTH COZY!

The cover is done. I think it looks fantastic! Now, to finish writing the book.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

AIMS Testing and Writing

Life is definitely funny. I'always asking for the time to write, and thankfully for me, my job often supplies that needed time. This is AIMS week at the school I work for. A time of quiet and students busily testing. Now, my room is full of testers who didn't finish with the rest of their class. I can't write. It's TOO quiet! Maybe if I stare at the computer screen long enough, words will come to mind.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

EBOOK OR TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING

I've dreamed of becoming a published author since I was a preteen. I dreamed of jetsetting around the world in designer fashions, a house big enough for a room just for shoes, New York best selling books releasing one right after the other. Quitting my day job and writing full time. In 2007, my first cozy mystery came out in print form, followed by the second in 2008. Right before the third was released, the line closed. In between agents I self-ebook pubbed two romantic suspenses. Then, my cozies were rereleased as ebooks with new covers and doing quite well, thank you very much. I am currently writing the fourth in the series, and have completed the first book in a new series. I live in a comfortable home, I jet set via research, wear name brand clothes off the clearance rack, and own over thirty pairs of shoes. No, I haven't been able to quit my day job. Maybe I never will, but does this mean I haven't succeeded at my dream? I don't think so. Success is being content with what you have. Will I stop pursuing publication in print form? No. But I will continue to epub until that lucky editor chooses me again. Succeeding at publication, fulfilling that dream, all depends on where you are and whether you are content for the time being. Happy Writing!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

FIRST LINES

As teasers for my cozy series, here's the first line in each novel. FUDGE-LACED FELONIES: I marched into church on Sunday--not to search for God, but to find a killer. CANDY-COATED SECRETS: A horn blared. CHOCOLATE-COVERED CRIME: "If she messes this up, I'll..."

Monday, April 09, 2012

SCARY SERIAL KILLER

What would be your scariest type of serial killer? Don't answer if you don't want me possibly using your villain in a future novel!

Friday, April 06, 2012

TGIF!

The day started off great! Did the math on copies sold of my cozies the past five months. Over 8,000! God is good. Then, my day job brought me back to reality with a couple of detention students that totally explain why some species eat their young. I so can envision a Detention Monitor that "does away" with her students. Not really. Most of them are cool and just having a bad day. So, do they have to make mine bad, too? Seriously! But...my Friday still doesn't compare in roughness to the one Jesus endured 2,000 years ago. Happy Good Friday, everyone!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

NEW EBOOK COVERS

First time, all in one place, here are the new designs for my ebook mystery series originally published by Barbour, not in ebook form through www.spyglasslanemysteries.com