Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I'm Going To A Conference!

I am super excited! Tomorrow morning I leave for Utah to attend the LDStorymakers Conference. This will be my second writers conference I've been to and I had such a great experience at the first one, I can't wait for this one.

 Plus, a bunch of my fellow bloggers and critique partners are going to be there! I can't wait to meet everyone. (FYI, I'm terrible with names so if I stare at you strangely don't think anything of it... I'm probably just trying to remember who you are. :) So please come up and introduce yourself.)

One of the best parts of going to a writer's conference is being a writer. I mean, the whole time I'm not a nurse, I'm a writer! And around others who share my passion. So, when I go spewing off about my books or how a character did this they won't get a glazed over look in their eye. They're interested. (Not that my family and friends haven't been supportive they have.)

Another this I love is learning the craft. For three days I get to sit and listen to people talk about one of my favorite subjects and learn at the same time.

Did I tell you I was excited! I can't wait. Hope to see you there! Next week I'll post and tell you all about it.

Have you been to a conference? What's your favorite part? Going to LDStorymakers?


Monday, May 6, 2013

Cassie Mae's Cover Reveal- FRIDAY NIGHT ALBI

Today I am honored to be able to share the cover of FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI by the amazingly talented, Cassie Mae. It is being published by Flirt (division of Random House) on July 29th. 

I had the opportunity to read this book and I have to say, it's awesome. Cassie is an amazing storyteller. Her characters are multidimensional and jump of the page. And it's laugh-out-loud funny. Great job Cassie and beautiful cover!

 Rising star Cassie Mae introduces New Adult readers to a practical soon-to-be college freshman who seems to have everything—until a special guy shows her what she’s been missing.
In the wealthy town of Sundale, Kelli Pinkins has hatched the perfect plan to capitalize on her sweet reputation. For a generous fee, she will be every trust-fund baby’s dream: a Friday-night alibi, the “girlfriend” or “BFF” that parents dream about. With college approaching in the fall, Kelli’s services are in demand more than ever, which means that her social life is nonexistent. But Kelli is A-okay with that. She’s raking in cash for school. Besides, relationships are tricky, and sometimes very messy. She’d rather be at home on Xbox LIVE, anyway. Then the unexpected happens: She meets college stud Chase Maroney.
Chase isn’t like the preppy, privileged guys Kelli usually meets in Sundale. For starters, he’s twenty-something, always wears black., and he shoots back one-liners as fast as she can dish them out. But Kelli’s attempts to drive Chase away falter when she realizes that he treats her like he really knowsher, like he cares about knowing her. When Kelli finally gives in to the delicious kiss she’s been fighting for so long, she faces a tough decision: make Chase a real-life boyfriend and risk her heart . . . or keep her clients and lose her first true love.

Advance praise for Friday Night Alibi
“Totally entertaining with as many swoon-worthy moments as hilarious ones, Friday Night Alibi is a must-read.”—Jolene Perry, co-author of Out of Play
 “A fun, funny, and fantastic story, this is one you will read in a day, and pick up to re-read again the next.”—Kelley Lynn, author of Fraction of Stone

Pre-order Friday Night Alibi: 

What do you think of the cover? Sound like something you'd like to read? Adding it to your TBR list?


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

IWSG: Bad Blogger

This is my post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. It's a group thought up by the ninja himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh. The group posts the first Wednesday of every month and is a wonderful way to support and get encouragement from and for your fellow writers. If you would like to join the group or see the other blogs that participate in it go HERE.

I feel bad. I have been a horrible blogger. I've barely posted and I haven't visited any blogs in awhile now. Why? Because I'm writing.

And I suppose that's a good thing...If it wasn't for my damn guilty conscience. I like to blog. I like to visit other peoples blogs. This writing community has taught me valuable things and given me priceless support. I've met my AMAZING critique group through it. The things I've received from blogging, couldn't be more meaningful to me.

But it's a MAJOR time suck. And I think everyone knows sometimes somethings got to give and unfortunately for me that something was my poor, sad, neglected blog.

And after all it's given me and all it's done for me, I feel bad neglecting it this way. But, what else can I do? I can't magically make more time in the day or less things for me to do.

So, yes, I'm a bad blogger.

I keep telling myself I'll post a blog today or visit some blogs tomorrow, but when I comes down to it...I'd rather write. So, thus my conundrum. I feel like a bad blogger, taking all the wonderful things blogging has given me and not returning anything.

So, here I go again. I'm going to try really hard to be around a little more. Blog at least once a week and visit other ones. But if I'm not around... you know where I am, writing cave. :)

Are you a bad blogger? Do you have a secret to balance?