This just in from Karen Syed at Echelon Press:
This will get you started, will add formats tomorrow to omnilit, right now
pdf and html, had some issues with conversions. Should show up on Kindle and
BN.com within a week or so, gods willing.
Announcement will go on our web site manana.
So now I can announce my contest.
From today through September 26, inclusive, September 26 being my birthday, everyone who leaves a comment on this blog, my Tuesday Fatal Foodies posts, my Echelon Exploration posts, my Write Type posts, my blog book tour posts the second and third weeks of September (schedule coming soon) AND mentions EEL’S REVERENCE will be entered. Anyone who buys the book and posts a review anywhere and includes the link to the review as a comment to any of those posts will be entered five times. All entries will be numbered and the winning numbers will be chosen by random number generator. Only one prize per entrant. First winner gets first choice of prize.
- Free copy of EEL’S REVERENCE or FORCE OF HABIT, my upcoming sf/farce. (2 separate prizes-1 of each)
- Free softback copy of SWORD AND SORCERESS XXIII, with my story “Undivided” in it.
- Free softback copy of DYING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND, with my story “Team Player” in it.
- Your name in the story I’m going to write to promote FORCE OF HABIT.
So that’s my contest. See you tomorrow!
Oh–by the way–it cosses $2.99.
WRITING PROMPT: What prize would induce your main character to enter a contest? What kind of contest?
Today, August 15, is supposed to be the release date for my novel, EEL’S REVERENCE. I know the day isn’t over until midnight somewhere or other, but I wanted to wake up and be all released and everything. Of course, not being on the publishing end of it, I have no idea what’s involved in getting a book released, so all I can do is have faith and patience. And a big fat pillow to punch when I get too frustrated.
I ran into the editor of our local paper and told her about the release, and she said, “Why didn’t you tell us sooner?” I just tried to look all ivory-tower, but I was thinking, “Because this is the writing biz, and there ain’t no such thing as a firm date. Deadlines, yes. Everything else is just a target.
So here I sit on the launchpad. Having counted down to zero, I’m not well into the negative numbers. Whenever the book is officially Out, I’ll announce it here and begin a contest.
Having suspected that the Official Date might not be the Actual Date, I’ve scheduled my blog book tour for the middle of September, but the contest will start right here as soon after the release as I know about it.
It will happen when it happens. We will release no book before its time. Patience, Young Skywalker, and all that jazz. It was appozabe today, but appozabe ain’tn’t iz. Maybe tomorrow. Isn’t the suspense riveting?
WRITING PROMPT: How does your main character react to waiting for a much-anticipated event?
I’m heading out to the World on the Square in Corydon, Indiana today. As I said I would, I made trifle. I’ll make pasta e fagioli, too, but I haven’t done that yet.
THIS PARTICULAR TRIFLE
- sour cream angelfood cake
- peaches in light syrup
- orange marmalade
- chocolate syrup
- whipped topping
Two layers of each, with a little blibble of marmalade on top for pretty.
I would take a picture of it, but I made it in an ugly bowl because that was the only thing I have big enough to hold this trifle-for-a-crowd.
WRITING PROMPT: If your main character had to make a dessert for a crowd, what would it be? Store-bought cookies? home-made cheesecake? catered lemon mousse? a campfire and a bag of marshmallows?