Friday, February 1, 2013

The Absent-minded Writer

Plotting cave + Reading for inspiration + Personal Issues such as sick kiddos & school politics = Scatter-brained writer aka ME. Thus absent-minded. I've been forgetting things left and right, lately. Even completely forgot to announce winners to my past few giveaways. #badwriter #badwriter  Here they are:

Book Lover's Holiday Hop
SUSAN DEAN!!

BROKEN Giveaway
CHRISTINA CHANDLER MANNING!!

The Circle of Tivedon Giveaway
PK MYER HREZO!!

Congratulations to the winners. Thank you for visiting, entering, and for your patience!!

Now, I'd started writing a post about plotting drafts, focusing on books in a series or sequels. However, since I completely missed out on my Wistful YA Wednesday post, I decided to keep it light for a Friday and get serious within the next few weeks. So please come back to help me weed through my issues with plotting out the sequel to my YA novel. I'd LUV to hear what you have to say!!

BUT...for today, I'm sharing some cheer. My good writing/blogging friend, Elizabeth Arroyo, will be celebrating her first book birthday next Thursday; I'll be sharing in her celebration next Wednesday. Today, I'd simply like to share my tiny involvement in her release.

See what she received the other day.

Now look a little bit closer....

AND just a bit closer...
OMGosh...that's me!

I can't tell you what it means to me to have a publisher quote me and have my words endorse a fellow author's story. I am thrilled for Elizabeth, and Sapphire Star Publishing. I meant every word of that quote. 

Have you ever been quoted or been asked to give an opinion of a colleague's work (publishing or any other arena) for promotional purposes or as a reference?

23 comments:

  1. Congrats to Elizabeth. I haven't written a sequel yet but I have the general story lines for the sequels to my MG fantasy. I'll come back and give you some suggestions when you post about plotting yours out.

    Sometimes life makes it hard to really dig into the writing and remember everything in life. I often use post-it notes by where I keep my purse to remember things. Like now I have one there to remind my daughter of something.

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    1. Ooh, do come back and share! I'm currently finishing up book I of a book II I read last month. I'm reading book I, studying structure, backstory (which she included in book II), and character development. Great exercise.

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  2. Congrats to the winners.

    Elizabeth's book looks awesome. That is cool that you provided a quote. I bet Elizabeth will miss her characters. I know I did when I ended my first YA series. They still haunt me sometimes. :)

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  3. I've never been asked, but I have used other author's. It's fun.
    And hey, no worries being absent minded. I think it's that time of year. Like the flu, it's going around.

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  4. Congrats to the winners and to Elizabeth!

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  5. That is so cool Sherri! I've only been mentioned in acknowledgements, but still brought a smile.

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    1. That's awesome, too! It does bring a smile to one's face. :)

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  6. That is awesome!!! Doesn't it feel good? Even better than one's own name on the cover.

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  7. I love to acknowledge other writers who've helped me with a manuscript. It's a good way to say thank you.

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  8. Congrats to the winners.

    Congrats to Elizabeth--looking forward to reading her book!

    I definitely like to acknowledge writers who've helped me along the way.

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  9. Elizabeth's book sounds wonderful. Love the cover too.

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    1. She did a great job with the premise. Looking forward to he sequel. Thanks for stopping by, Vanessa!

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  10. Woohoo! I see your name in print! And I'm so happy for Liz :)

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    1. Hee...I know it's not big of a deal, but I thought it looked cool. LOL Made me smile.

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  11. Hi, Sheri,

    Congrats to both you an Elizabeth... such a cool cover and the premise.

    I was asked by a wonderful blogger/author, Karen Gowen to quote one of my comments. She actually used it on her personal website. I was incredibly honored.

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    1. Oh, Wow! That's awesome, Michael. How cool!!!

      Thanks so much for sharing.

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  12. That is pretty cool! Good luck on the post(s) about plotting out a series, it's a hot topic, for sure!
    erica

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  13. Okay, so I totally love the zoom process! And yes, it has to be an awesome feeling getting to be named as a reviewer for a published work. WOOT!

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  14. Love the cover!Congrats to Elizabeth! How cool your blurb was featured!

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  15. Congrats to the winners!! :)

    And being quoted is almost as good as being published!

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