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My calendar is in September, although my brain may be in October. September’s little motivational saying is, “Let Today be the Start of Something New.” Yes, with that kind of capitalization–at least it looks that way to me.
Mostly, nothing’s new, in that I’m writing, and riding, and writing. In between everything else, like library trustee duties and yearly doctor visits, and a bit of traveling. Still, I’m trying to approach everything with new zeal and inspiration.
I’ll let you know how that works out for me.
I’m still working like a demon to get the 5th Peri book drafted. It’s being a difficult child, taking me on more twists and turns than I generally enjoy when I get to the third act. I’m hoping this means it’s worth it.
As usual, I will be teaching at the Southern California Writers Conference in Irvine over the weekend of September 21–23. One workshop is on the nuts and bolts of self-publishing (which sounds like you’re doing it all yourself, but trust me, you’re not). The other is my workshop on humor, which I haven’t done in a few years. Should be fun. Or funny. Your pick.
Here is the website–if you are a writer and you live in southern California (or close enough, or even Australia–yes, I’m looking at you, Janelle), you should check it out. You get a remarkable amount of knowledge, networking, and nattering (stretching here for another “N”) for what turns out to be an affordable amount. If you want to be a published writer, you need to think in terms of investing in your goal–it’s more than just putting words to paper.
Go here and see for yourself:
Otherwise, if you just want to come see me, pick up some books or bookmarks or swag in general, I’ll have a booth at the Placentia Heritage Day Festival on Saturday, October 13th. If you follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/gayle.carline), or like my Author page(https://www.facebook.com/AuthorGayleCarline/), I’ll be posting a lot more info on where I am, and what I’m doing. I’ll probably try to do a little LIVE broadcast, especially if I’m also in the parade.
I’m sure there will be more, but this is what I’ve got at the moment.
I did star in a commercial.
It’s about writers, for writers, advertising the Southern California Writers Conference. We have three conferences, San Diego in February, Irvine in September, and a new, intensive mini-conference in SunRiver, Oregon (I’ve been to this place–it’s fabulous). Let this motivate you to check out the conference–I’ll be there, teaching a workshop or two!
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?
Works-in-Progress My newest manuscript, aka The Girl Pirate Fantasy, aka BLOOD DRAGON RISING (official working title), didn’t get a bite from any agent, but they did give me some sparkling feedback, which I am taking to heart. It means massive edits, but I know the work will be stronger. Because that’s what writers do–we toughen our tender but-my-baby hearts, listen to critique, and step up to becoming better writers.
In the meantime, I’ve also started the fifth Peri Minneopa mystery. It’s in its infancy, so patience, please.
What’s BLOOD DRAGON RISING about?
Lisette de Lille dreams of dragons. This is not normal for a young noblewoman. Neither are her dreams for high adventure and true love. Yet some dreams come true, even if they mean being a victim to a political coup, sold to pirates, subjected to a blood curse, guided by goddesses, embroiled in a fight to the death with a lover, or turning into a deadly dragon at night. Blood Dragon Rising is the first installment of The Blood Dragon fantasy series.
Tune in next time to find out more.
ORDER IT NOW!
So go here (http://gaylecarline.com/a-more-deadly-union/) to find out more about the book, and…
Go HERE to buy (this link will take you to your choice of Kindle or Paperback) - https://www.amazon.com/More-Deadly-Union-Minneopa-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B01D3MMZ9K
The launch party was a blast! (Photo by Garrett Miller)
Life is good, folks!
That’s all for now, but check back when you can.
BTW, if you want to listen to me ramble aimlessly about writing, I’ve been privileged to be a guest on two shows. You can check them out here:
• Garrett Miller’s Blogtalk Radio show, RatedGRadio. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/garrettmiller/2013/09/13/rated-g-radio
• Jason Matthews’ Google+ Show, Indie Authors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yOT9ZY4TnA
The mysteries and humor are all still available and selling as ebooks and paperbacks. Take a tour of my author page on Amazon, pick out your favorite, and start reading immediately. Why wait?
WHERE WILL I BE NEXT?
Stay tuned… I’ll post more as I book ‘em.
In the meantime,
Keep reading, Peeps!