This last weekend’s giveaway was wildly successful with dozens of books heading out the door. I am incredibly grateful. If you were one of the downloaders, thank you and I hope they enrich your day.
If I may ask, a small review would be welcome. The more reviews, the more visibility the books gain in the the Kindle algorithms. Typos are welcome!
I keep threatening to raise the prices on my books, but haven’t had the heart to do it yet. For now, most continue to be available at 99¢ or about a third of the price of small cup of coffee. Have a look if you haven’t already.
CC and I are writing a book together, and today we talk about the intense editing session we’re doing this weekend. We’re learning a lot about collaboration, writing styles, sentence structures, and editing in general.
Pantsing (also known as winging it) is the term Wrimos use refer to writing without a fixed outline (an outline that the writer will force themselves to follow). A Wrimo who adopts the pantsing approach to writing is called a pantser. (source)
Today was a fun podcast on Pantsing with CC challenging me with three surprise writer’s prompts:
Dropped into an alien world High school romance Teenage girl superhero
We discuss on how we draw on the classics when we write our own books, whether we know it or not. We also touch on our two current works in progress and the big free book giveaway next week (some of the covers are below).
PS: Thank you for the hugely successful book giveaway and the release of “Starting Over in Las Vegas.” If you grabbed any of my books, please leave a written review (even if it’s four or five words). Much appreciated!
We chat about our summer reading experiences from younger days, plus we talk about our current projects and our thoughts about “assigned reading.” You’ll learn more about the teenage CC and JT than you probably want to know, but, hey, listening is free!
Also on the menu: updates on our writing projects, including the numbers (“45K+” and “100+K”) and possible editing/publishing schedules.
We’re keeping busy, but not staying out of trouble only for you, our favorite listeners. Here’s the podcast. Let us know what your think. TIA! LYL!
Lots of free books this week to welcome “Starting Over in Las Vegas” to my library. It’s available for pre-sale now and will be delivered on Friday, July 1.
These will be free from Tuesday, June 28 to Thursday, June 30:
SOILV is the sequel to “Love & Death on I-80 West,” the first Tucci book. He is one messed up dude. The first book is more graphic and gritter than the sequel, and it’s not for the faint of heart.
If you like “Longmire” or “High Noon,” then “A Sheriff in Nevada” is right up your alley. Maggie represents Law and Order is a remote Nevada town that has yet to see the dawn of the Twenty-First Century.
In a very special Saturday episode of the Amateur Hour, CC and I chat about the real-life ghosts in our lives, the people we see in random places who look like loved ones and friends who’ve passed away. For that millisecond before we remember they’re gone, we can be hit with a ton of strong feelings, including the echoes of the love and affection for someone we don’t get to see anymore. A difficult and very personal subject for a podcast, but as writers, we talk about how we can use these important moments and emotions in our books.
Before that, we talk about our mutual rom-com that CC and I are drafting up together, which is a lot of fun. We hope to release it later this year. Also, this week is the July 1 release of my new book, “Starting Over in Las Vegas.” Before that, three of my books will be free for the taking.
Have a listen and let know what you think! Take care of you. TIA! LYL!