Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Week's Worth Of News

Posted by Bethany at June 27, 2012
Happy Wendesday All,

Wow! I can't believe it's already Wednesday. I know it's been a long time since I had any type of blog post (the weekend post wasn't really much updates, was it? I don't usually post over the weekend, but there was a few things on my mind).

Things have been fairly busy on my end. A group of female friends of mine and I get together once a month for Girls' Night Out. This get together is going to be an overnight stay at a hotel nearby, so I've been gearing up for that. It's one of my friend's birthday, so there's been a few more details than normal. Mainly, I took it upon myself to put together some "goodie bags" (I can't say what's in them, because I only told the girls a couple of details and sometimes they read my blog. The rest is a surprise).

Another piece of news is that I've "broken" 100 pages on my current WIP--which you can see details of in the margin of this blog under Conjure A Man. Some of you who have been following my blog since the beginning (way back in 2009!) might remember I played around with some ideas regarding this story, but nothing really came together. Well, it's finally coming together and I'm hoping to finish writing the story within the month of July (ambitious, and I won't be too mad if I don't, but I'm gonna go for it. It's time I set some real goals to give myself a kick-in-the-pants. I got other stories awaiting my attention, so the sooner I get this one into critique and editing the sooner I can work on the other stories). Oh and FYI for those who remember some of the origin drafts...there's been several changes!

Shanna Swendson, author of the Enchanted, Inc. series has some fantastic news surrounding those books. I'm so elated. I can't wait!

Lately I've been talking to my chaptermate, R.M. Brand about her stories and what she does for marketing. Her books look really imagnative and fun (I'm looking forward to reading them, she has several out, too). She's got some great ideas, and I've seen some the marketing work she's done (specifically for C.C. Hunter, with the Taken At Dusk book trailer RM Brand has done other book trailers for C.C. Hunter and Christie Craig. Really professional looking, definitely quality work).

A YA author I really enjoy has a new book coming out this summer! The very talented and highly imagnative Lesley Livingston, is bringing back a character from her Wondrous Strange triology. The Fennrys Wolf will make an appearance in August of this year! (The giveaway is closed, but you can read the blurb and see the beautiful cover of Starling).

Christie Craig has another book coming out this August, too. It's book 2 in her Hotter In Texas series. Book 2 is entitled Blame It On Texas.

Registration for NWHRWA's annual Lone Star Conference is coming up, soon! I hope all you aspiring and published authors are planning on attending. It's going to be a blast.

Ciara Gold is talking about an author game that got started on Facebook. It's a chance to peek into what authors are working on (that is, if they decide to play). Pretty nifty.

There is way more news, but it would make this post much longer than it already is, but stay tuned...I'm sure I'll have more up soon. This week is crazy and I'm trying to get writing in on Conjure A Man, so if I don't post again until next week or the week after, don't worry, I'm not gone, I'm just busy! 

If you have questions, comments, suggestions, etc., you can send me an email.

Have A Witty Wednesday!


Tonette Joyce on Saturday, 30 June, 2012 said...

Busy Lady! I think we all are right now.We'll all catch up when we can...have fun!

Bethany on Tuesday, 03 July, 2012 said...


I'm sorry it took me so long to post your comment--LOL as the blog post indicates and as you said, I most definitely have been very busy!

I have had fun, though.

Hope you're doing well.

Thank you for dropping by and for your comment :-)


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