Friday, July 26, 2013

Saving Cassie is now on Goodreads

Well, another step forward on my journey to publication.  I now have an author page on Goodreads and you can add Saving Cassie to your Goodreads TBR shelf.

There is still so much to do and not much time to do it - I'm hoping to have Saving Cassie ready for publication late September/early October.  This means final edits, formatting for ebook and formatting for paperback over the next six weeks.  I hope I can get all of this done on time.

Look me up on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads and follow my twisted path to publication.

Here's to Saving Cassie being a success!

Until later,

L.A. Remenicky

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Cover Reveal Scheduled

I am so excited!  I cannot wait to share this gorgeous cover with you!

Cover reveal for "Saving Cassie" is scheduled for Sunday, August 4th.

Mark your calendars and come check it out!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Big News - Title and Synopsis

Wow, it's been a big day for me.  I decided on a book title, my Facebook page reached 500 Likes, and I found a cover for my book.  It feels like this book thing may actually happen!

And here it is...

Saving Cassie

Everyone has secrets.  Sometimes secrets can get you killed.

After ten years in the big city, Cassie Holt is moving back to her hometown to take over the bookstore left to her by her beloved Gram, vowing to live her life alone.  To her best friend, Sheriff James Marsten, Cassie seems to be the same girl that left Fairfield Corners to go to college but Cassie has secrets and one of those secrets could get her killed.  When one of her secrets becomes a threat to her life, James turns to his new deputy to help him keep Cassie safe. 

Deputy Logan Miller has been burned by love and is not looking to get involved with anyone anytime soon.  When he is thrown into close quarters with Cassie, the sparks begin to fly and he begins to see through the walls Cassie has built around her heart.  As the threat gets closer, can Logan protect Cassie and protect his heart? 
Stay tuned - cover reveal coming soon!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Inspired by Life

What inspires you?

I am inspired by everything around me, especially music.  Songs just seem to speak to me, sending my mind off on a tangent of "what if".

My first novel written during NANOWRIMO last November, "The Deputy's Destiny" (which I hope to self-publish later this year), was inspired by "Everything I Do" by Bryan Adams.  The deputy was inspired Alex O'Loughlin's blue eyes on Hawaii Five-O.

My current WIP came about when I was thinking about growing up as a red-head who wears glasses.  Suddenly my brain is thinking "what if someone wanted to be invisible" and "why would they want to be".  28k words later and I am about 3/4 of the way through my first draft of "Invisible". 

Any Nano's out there?  I'm going to try it again this year and I already have a storyline tentatively titled "Driving Jessie's Truck" inspired by "I Drive Your Truck" by Lee Brice.

Another WIP was inspired by a comment made by my boss about the trail on the other side of the lake by the railroad tracks.  I only have a couple of chapters written so far but I'm sure I'll get back to it someday.

So, what inspires you?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Don't Skimp on the Editing!

How many spelling or grammar errors did you find in the last book you read?  Was it an ebook or a traditional book?  How do these errors color your overall feeling about a story?

I try to look past the errors to the story itself but sometimes there are so many errors that the story gets lost.  I feel like a grammar geek, seeing all these errors out there.  Finding all those errors doesn't have to be expensive - have a friend or family member read through your story.  I found a couple of people through Facebook to read through my book and they found quite a few errors that I missed.  I am too close to my writing to edit it effectively, but I can spot errors in other author's books with no problem.

I even found a Facebook page for a free editing service.  Unfortunately, that didn't work out so well, the service has been temporarily discontinued. There was a complete lack of professionalism, I found out the service was being discontinued from a post on their page but they indicated they would complete any projects already in process.  In my opinion they should have notified their "customers" personally (through email or pm).  I have sent emails but have received no replies and the promised completion date is long past).  I guess you get what you pay for.

What is your editing story?  Did you have a good experience or a bad experience?