March 13, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: Stepping up the #techsavvy game! Ohh, and my dragons need wings! Send them to NYC? #Muah

Working it out…
  • (NEW) My dragons need wings!! And they'll get 'em with the help of an agent! But we need your help...send us to NYC!!! Ends Friday! #78 Becoming vote here! xoxoxo
  • (NEW) I learned something new! I can totally embed Pinterest pix and YouTube vids into blog posts now...all by myself! Oh yeah, I rule! :P
  • (NEW) Now through the end of the month, I'm participating in J.A. Belfield's Bookaroo-Ju Blogaversary Giveaway! Win a signed copy of Witch Way to Turn here!
  • (NEW) Not too late to sign up for Pitch-Fest! So polish those pitches! Check it out here!
  • (NEW) Monday on my blog: a guest post by Author Laura Olivia on Living For Research! Stay-tuned!
For your viewing pleasure... I Like BIG Books!
LOL ;)

Hearing voices…
Cover art by Danielle Fine
  • My dark and gritty work-in-progress, titled Becoming, (a new adult urban fantasy with cursed dragon shifters) is currently with my amazing editor!!! So excited to make this story sparkle and then pitch it at RT and RWA in a few months! Agents, you're gonna want this super bad! Just sayin' ;D
  • Check out my stunning cover inspiration (right side above this paragraph) designed by the talented Danielle Fine!!! 
  • (Read last week's snippet, here) Now, for an unedited teaser for you (one of the two heroine's POV--Zoe Moore, the raven-haired beauty with lots of neuroses). Zoe's mom just showed up on campus and is making her go to a check-up since she's skipped her last appointments.
  • (Teaser)
“Don’t you need a coat?” Mom lifted her pencil thin brow.

“Yeah.” Not really. She did need her cellphone. Painfully aware of her mother’s gaze latching onto her back with judging talons, Zoe reminded herself not to limp. It was getting a little easier now that she’d been moving around. In the common room, she put on her khaki trench, even though she would’ve been perfectly fine without it. Better, actually. She grabbed her bag and cellphone, stealing another quick glance at the display. Nothing. No word. She’d been an idiot and ruined it. Taylor’s faraway look…the wave…it had been goodbye.
  • (Dragon Update) I'm currently editing Becoming!! And I've had a TON of positive comments from my Lovely, Beautiful and Gorgeous!!! *happy dance, like for real*

Above is a pic of the ACTUAL edits...just realized Word could minimize the pages like this. So, yeah, me real tech savvy ;)

Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • (Update) On week #2 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.
Bonus material... 
*Writers, looking for a talented editor? I highly recommend Danielle Fine. She's edited three manuscripts of mine and has taught me so much! I'm a stronger writer because of her guidance. Also, she designed my beautiful inspiration cover art for Becoming and Running From Shadows! Annnnd she created the book trailer for Witch Way to Turn! 
*For more information on Dani's editing services, cover design, book trailer creation and website design stop by her site >>>> here!

Random Alert! Alert. Alert. Alert...
Dayum, is Mom editing AGAIN?? She never plays with me!!! (Demon pup musings)

I am hugely disappointed!! *throws hands in air and flails about like a three-year-old* I have ALWAYS wanted a classic trench coat. ALWAYS. Like, you just don't even know. Okay, anyway, I was so excited about this one I found on Saturday at NY & Co. It was perfect! Annnd 50% off (so I thought), making it only $50. I could totally swing $50 for something I'd ALWAYS wanted, right? I even took this pic in the dressing room so I could tweet my victory after I purchased it. Well, lo and behold if I don't find out that it's buy one and get the SECOND half off!!!! WTH!!! That should be illegal! I'm just saying. My heart was dashed to little bits. That might be a tad dramatic, but I was ticked off with a capital T. *growls* That'll teach me to read the fine print on signs. Phew. Okay...deep breath. One day I shall have this coat.

I did, however, purchase this outfit. It's really stepping outside of my comfort zone. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE bright colors, but this shirt is almost highlighter doesn't show up like that in the pic. Plus, it's A-line, which is different for me cos I don't have any shirts like that. Anyway, also, I don't normally purchase entire outfits...just a piece or two at a time. So I'm kinda pleased with myself and had to share :P

My apologies in advance if this pic gives you a seizure. The lighting in that particular room at the gym is HORRIBLE. So this is my new nemesis at the gym. Despite having taking years of ballet, I am seriously uncoordinated. For example, I trip going UP stairs. Yeah. The fact of the matter is...stairs and I are not exactly friends, so why I'm using this machine is beyond me.


  1. lol - 10 yrs of ballet and you trip up stairs.

    1. lol Nope, not 10 years...only about half of that ;) But yeah, sigh, still trip UP stairs! O_o

  2. The thing Dani did is fabulous. I hate buy one get one free annoying as well. Who wants or needs 2 trench coats?

    The stair climber is weird and to my view if you slow down, and end up on the bottom step, you are in big trouble.

    I'll stick with hiking. Jess hates stairs.

    1. Dani is totally fabulous! Not sure which thing you're talking about tho...the editing marks? I found that on Pinterest and used my uber tech savvy skillz to embed it onto the post ;) Score!

      The buy one get one free is ridiculous! Grrr!!

      I've nearly fallen off the stair climber on two occasions! Eep!

      Jess! lol :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Liza!

  3. Cool, I didn't know word could do that either! Then again, I might not want to see all of my edited pages in a row like would fill up the screen with red! HA!

    1. I'm learning all kinds of new things about Word! LOL Wellll, that screen shot was after I'd already done the line-edits :P So there was more originally! teehee Thanks for commenting, Marlene!

  4. Your posts are so much fun! So are those or are those not the diacritical marks Dani uses on your ms? I don't get those marks! :( They're cute. Takes the edge off of "This sucks." LOL Not that Dani would ever say that, but I'm just sayin'. :)

    Such a sad Rusty pup! Mom needs to play more. My cats tell me this all the time--just before pouncing on my printer. LOL Super post!

    1. Thank you, Jenna! I'm glad you enjoy! :D

      LOL The marks are just a chart I found on Pinterst that I thought was cute ;) I tried to put a caption under it saying what it was but Blogger kept eating it for some reason, and my tech savvy skillz only go so far!

      Rusty pup is so pitiful! Awww, I bet your kitties are adorable on your printer!

      Thank you for commenting!! All these comments make me feel special!

  5. Ha, I totally love reading your midweek mayhem posts! And that link made me chuckle. That outfit you purchased is cute! Sorry about not getting the trench coat though.

    1. Aww, thanks so much, Melissa! I enjoy writing them! Glad you dig the outfit! I do too! :D One day I'll get that coat!