Â Last week of August. All summer I’ve been enjoying the weather, and the end of August tells me that the snow will start to fly sooner than I would like.
I don’t want to talk about it.
The picture here is from a recent trip to the mountains near the Wyoming/Colorado state line. Each tree has an interesting personality, yeah?
Work in Progress News ~ After finalizing FLIPPED, and sending it off to two publishers, I took some time to go through Alanna’s book Â FINE PRINT to get it ready for self publishing. What I learned was that in 2009 I loved ellipses. I probably took fifteen or twenty instances out of that manuscript. I’m working on Falling Star now. Same thing. I don’t know what it is about those three little dots…
New Release News ~ So excited for Alanna’s book PREVIEW to get a second shot. I really like this story. Twists and turns and love. I made a trailer for it last night. I posted it along with an excerpt on the PREVIEW book page, or you can see it below. Let me know what you think!
Industry News ~ I found it interesting that Simon and Shuster acquired the print-only rights for John Locke’s successfully self-pubbed books. With the swing being toward E, the fact that S&S has seen Locke’s potential, and is willing to forego ebook rights to make him happy, is pretty amazing in my opinion. Good on ya, S&S! If you can’t beat em.…join em!
Real Life News ~ Kids are back in school, which changes the dynamics of my entire little town. Population increases by about 20K (all 18–20 yrs old) who don’t know where they’re going. Needless to say I stay off the roads as long as I can.
Search Term of the week aka How People Found My Websites ~ I’ve got two this week. Someone got to Alanna’s site by searching for “dirty footprints on the floor”. Not sure how I feel about that, but I’m buying a mop tomorrow. Over here, someone searched for “A tease”. Now that’s funny. They found my book AT EASE, which I never realized what a squished up url would look like. Awesome.
Hero Quote ~ From a book I’m reworking for self publishing, FALLING STAR
“Because with her I am just Adam Herlihey. I don’t have to be anyone else. I want to get to know her, and I want her to get to know the real me. Not what Opinion Magazine tells her; not what the tabloids write about me. Understand?”
Favorite Song of the Week ~ So many songs, so little webspace. Today I’d like to share one that plays a big role in my upcoming release PREVIEW, I give you Keith Urban:
Interestingly enough, though I’m not a huge fangirl of Keith Urban, he did inspire the aforementioned book FALLING STAR, about a cosmopolitan-country music star troubled by liquor but tamed by one good woman. Though the hero in my book doesn’t have a sexy Aussie accent, I think that would have been too obvious, yeah?
Okay, that’s it for me this week. See you next time!