Sep 302010
 

I just revised a scene that put my heroine close to death. It was intense, and I need time off to breathe.

I’ve been concentrating on my revisions and have been remiss in blogging. (I like that word “remiss.”) Tuesday was my husband’s birthday, and we went kayaking in the morning and out to eat in the evening. Yesterday, I blogged at the Five Scribes about the joys, the sorrows and the pitfalls of self-publishing. Since I’ve experienced a lot of joy during this process, it’s one of the favorite blogs that I’ve written. Thanks to Donnell Bell for giving me such a great topic!

Today I’m at the Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell with an interview and a giveaway. It’s a book review site, and I’m happy to be there. Stop off and say hi if you get a chance.

Jennifer Estep is at Magical Musings today with a great blog. Venom, the third book of her Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series, will be out soon. She’s doing so well and her books are gaining her many fans. One reviewer I contacted had just reviewed Web of Lies, Jennifer’s second Elemental Assassin book, and I mentioned that I knew Jennifer. The reviewer gushed about how much she loved Jennifer’s books, and I think I went up a couple notches in her estimation. :cool:

I’ve been restraining myself from mentioning the reviews Cattitude has gotten, though I love them all, but I can’t resist linking to this review from Meankitty and Jody Wallace. It made me laugh — and Jody praised my comma usage. :)

Big squeals for Marilyn Brant and Cynthia Eden!!!!! They both have releases this week! Cynthia with her novella in The Naughty List, in which good girl toy inventor Christie takes a walk on the naughty side when she sparks a no-strings fling with Santa—actually, sexy cop Jonas in a Santa suit. It’s a bit lighter than Cynthia normally writes and sounds like a lot of fun.

Marilyn’s book, Friday Mornings at Nine, is about three women who answer the questions: What if they all married the wrong man? What if they’re living the wrong life? And what would happen if, just once, they gave in to temptation…

I’ve read it, and loved it. Now I’m eager to read Cynthia’s novella.

What are you eager to read?

Sep 212010
 

The fabulous Cynthia Eden called me fabulous! :cool: I’m guest blogging at her place (with a giveaway), and when I looked at the title this morning, “How to keep your brains from melting,” I realized it should be “brain.” We have one brain, with two halves, and inside of it we have brain cells.

Maybe people will think I meant “your” collectively instead of “your” specifically.

Can you tell I’ve been revising? It’s awful when I do it. I’m reading a book that I enjoy, yet I keep wanting to pick at little things. And she has dense paragraphs. I want to cut them in half. Sometimes I want to cut them in three.

I started off great yesterday, revising for an hour and a half before I opened up the Internet. Then I revised before I went to bed. When I finished my morning revision, I felt happy. But while I was getting ready for bed last night, I thought that I wasn’t happy with my evening pages. Then it dawned on me what I needed to do to add depth and shake up my pages. I’d forgotten something I figured out the last time I revised–which was last week.

Argh. And of course when I was in bed, I had to pop up, scurry to my office, and scribble down another idea to fix the pages.

Today looks to be busier than yesterday, but I will revise. I’ll revise every day, even if it’s just a page or two. I don’t want to forget something important again.

The amazing Amy Atwell has her first blog up at Magical Musings. If you have a moment, stop off and say hi to her–and to me at the fabulous Cynthia Eden’s.

So, what are you busy doing today?

Sep 172010
 

I’m partying a lot lately. We’ve made huge changes at Magical Musings, all for the good. Hop over to find out more and have a chance at getting one of the awesome giveaways.

I hope to see you there on Friday and Saturday.

I’m still at Robin Bielman’s blog today, with a giveaway. It’s an interview, and she asked great questions.

One more thing for me to celebrate: I’ve been getting great reviews for Cattitude, including one by Sabrina at About Happy Books.

This is a fun time for me. What’s fun in your life right now?

Sep 092010
 

I like being a guest at other people’s blogs. It stretches me. Yesterday on Melanie Atkins’ blog, I talked about the funky voices in my head. Today at Fuzzy Pink Slipper Writers, I’m showing the dollars and cents the indie author gets per book sold at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and other places. An interesting subject. I’ll probably go back to it a few times myself.

Next week I’m blogging two places. Robin Bielman will put up an interview with me on Monday, September 13th. She’s asked me some fun questions, so I’ll hope you’ll stop by to see what my answers are. On Tuesday, September 14th, besides my blog at Magical Musings, I’ll be blogging at Killer Fiction! Christie Craig asked me, and I’m a bit excited. It’s a nice gig, and I already sent my blog to Christie. My title is Desperately yearning for a romantic comedy.

It’s been a crazy, busy time for me, and the busy-ness keeps on going. I owe book reviews, and this weekend I’m going to a chapter brainstorming session. I need to do things with my husband sometimes, too.

What’s keeping you busy?

Sep 012010
 

In every blog I’m writing lately, I talk about how excited I am.  Today is not an exception.  I’m all over the Internet this week.  On Monday I was at Mysteries and Margaritas, talking about my journey to indie publishing. Today (Wednesday), I’m doing an interview at Lori Brighton’s blog. She asked me just the right questions, and it has an excerpt from Cattitude that I haven’t posted anywhere else. And I’m giving away an e-copy to two commenters.

On Thursday, I’ll be at Marilyn Brant’s Brant Flakes blog. She asked great questions, too, that are different Lori’s. Again, I’ll give away a free book to two commenters.

My BIG news is Friday. I’m having a release party at Magical Musings. It starts on Friday and will last through the weekend!!! The amazing Amy Atwell helped with the Event invitation. She sent it to out from the Writing GIAM Facebook page yesterday. Later today, I’ll send it to my Facebook friends. Everyone is invited. Here’s the invitation:

Come party with award-winning author Edie Ramer at Magical Musings to celebrate the release of her e-book Cattitude.

This is your chance to answer the question: Is your pet a character? Hero, villain, or even comic?

Prizes: Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards
E-copies of Cattitude (Click here http://edieramer.com/books/ to read an excerpt)

Readers, Writers & Pet Lovers welcome! Please pass this invite on.

I’m really, really excited about it. (There’s that e-word again.)

I also have exciting news about other writers. Zoe Winters is having a HUGE contest that includes a Kindle giveaway (and maybe two!). You can read about it on her website.

The brilliant Michelle Diener helped build a website for the talented Dale Mayer, who just finalled in the Brava contest. Yay, Dale!!! You can read about it here.

Another fabulous friend and writer, P.J. Alderman, put her RITA-final book, A KILLING TIDE, on Amazon — FOR ONLY $2.99. I read the book and thought it was riveting. You can read my review on Amazon.

Lastly, Beth Ciotta is giving away a signed copy of her newest HQN book, Into the Wild, on Elle J. Rossi’s blog. I won a copy in a different blog. I got it yesterday and took a peek at it … and was drawn into it, even though I knew I was too busy to finish right then. I hated to pull away. So, if you’re looking for a great read, hop over there and comment. Maybe you’ll get lucky, too.

I hope to see you all at Magical Musings on Friday, Saturday or Sunday!