Saturday, December 26, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

On Christmas eve I started writing the first chapter of my latest book. It will be called Unknown Scent - Werewolf Series, Book Two. What an exhilarating wave of emotions passed through me as I dove into the storyline of my beloved characters: Kara, Daniel, Dominic & the others. I've received awesome feedback from readers of Unknown Touch - Book One who requested more action & more werewolf stuff! I promise you won't be disappointed. As I read the entire outline to my husband, his facial expressions for the many different scenes were priceless-anticipation, shock, surprise! Now I have to map out TIME to write!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December 23, 2009

It's been a bit hectic with Christmas approaching! Every night I'm exhausted & not getting much writing done if any at all. I'm sure most people are flying around like chickens with their heads cut off at this time of the year. Nice visual I just gave you, huh?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

December 19, 2009

The foreword is written & I have the beginning lines started for the second book. Title & cover image are tentatively figured out. Sunday afternoon I should be able to dive into some full-fledged writing! My husband had some suggestions with the wording...amazing!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Done writing the outline to Werewolf Series-Book Two. Not positive on actual title. It will be Unknown (and one of the 5 senses that I haven't used will go here) Probably Scent...Have toyed with book cover designs, too. I have my timeline of how long a chapter takes to play out (1 day, 3 days, a week, etc...). All characters, names, locations are figured out. I tend to write a foreword before I start writing "the book". I will work on that tonight. I will also create my own personal "time to completion" goals for the book. Would you say I'm a nutcase or very organized/scheduled...or perhaps a combination? I'll go with the combo, please!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

My hand hurts. Really. You may ask - "What happened?" Hmmm...I've been writing!!! Outline for Book Two almost complete. Give me another 20 minutes & I'll have it totally outlined. I hand write my outline in a notebook & my wrist was honestly in pain so I stopped to get on the internet. Within a day, I will start writing (on the computer!) the actual book. Woohoo!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

December 12, 2009

Thanks to all who supported my book signing today! It was fun & interesting talking w/everyone! If anyone has suggestions on other places for book signings, let me know....I'm still trying to figure out how to arrange my homepage...mostly referring to the "old posts" & where to put them. I don't like having the old stuff on the main page & clicking through to this spot to access new info...it seems backwards. Also...drumroll, please...Sunday afternoon I plan on finishing the outline of Book Two!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December 9, 2009

My book shipment came today! Ready for Book Signing (& selling) at Troy Library this Sat from 2 - 4! Free Bookmark! I'm getting positive feedback from my YouTube.com/ginamarielong video - even though I think I'm a dork in it! That's what my husband says, at least! Re-organized the cafepress.com/ginamarielong store. The image on black shirts looked messed up...black ON black...so no dark or black apparel available. Don't forget Amazon & BN reviews - greatly appreciate any! Can't believe Christmas is only 2 weeks away!! And I ordered from Amazon: Lost-Season 5, Adam Lambert's new CD and Twilight-New Moon soundtrack. Yay!

Monday, December 7, 2009

December 7, 2009

New YouTube video of a Book Reading excerpt...I'm so goofy! www.youtube.com/ginamarielong. Also, Husband posted info about my book at an old car forum he visits & it's gotten more than 800 hits! Amazing!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December 2, 2009

Book Selling & Signing: Sat., Dec. 12 from 2 - 4 at Tri-Township Library, Troy. Complimentary Bookmark given out. Don't forget: www.cafepress.com/ginamarielong for really awesome shirts, mugs, etc w/book cover on them! I just bought my 2nd shirt!! Just purchased another 4 boxes of books to sell! Still waiting on Borders to be able to order books & offer for sale in the store. Delays... Publisher just informed me that they will soon be able to offer my book as a digital platform e-book, available only to the Amazon Kindle. Woohoo! We're stepping on up in the world!!