Since I mentally checked out last week, why not go all out and take a week and a half off from the j-o-b? I have absolutely no plans other than to spend the glorious holidays w/ my family. The kids are going to open their presents and torture Mommy and Daddy w/ their motor toys and racket from sun up to sun down…and I plan to enjoy every minute of it. 🙂
While enjoying the torture, I will be away from the blog for a couple of weeks. But I’ll have plenty to say upon my return, so you won’t be missing out. Take a break, enjoy your families, and stay warm in this COLD weather (unless you’re somewhere like southern TX or Hawaii…or in Australia where people go to the BEACH for Christmas :: gasps ::, in which case, I’ll be TOTALLY jealous and ask you to mail me a plane ticket as a gift). 😉
Let me be the first to announce (well, who else is going to announce it?) that I have completed the manuscript for my second novel, We’re Family…Right?. (Yes, you can cheer, do cartwheels, and go streaking while painting the town red. Okay, maybe not so much the last one.) It has been a long journey but gratifying task to complete the novel with life’s interruptions and challenges tripping me up along the way. I just picked myself up and kept racing to the finish line, without jeopardizing my novel’s quality of course.
Because I love all of my readers almost more than I love chocolate (sorry, y’all—you just can’t trump the orgasmic flavor and effects of chocolate 😉 ), I have made the first three chapters available online for your reading pleasure and review. (Link is provided at the bottom of this post.) Tell me what you like, but feel utterly free to tell me what you don’t like. I do write what it’s in my heart and in the direction my fingers type, but if I don’t write what interests my readers, then I need to stick to writing in my depressing journal. Since that, of course, is not what I want, your reviews [positive, constructive, critical, praised] WILL be read and taken into account when preparing my manuscript for submission.
For those who don’t enjoy it, no worries; you only had to endure three lousy chapters. For those who do, pass the word along. There are 18 more chapters available, and by popular demand only, they will be available soon enough.
It’s my time to pay it forward. So, I’m extending my blog to a first-time author (like myself) who would like [and could use] some additional exposure. If interested, shoot me a message, providing information about yourself, a brief synopsis of your book, and your website (if available). Only one author will be selected for the month of May, so make it good! Those who are not selected will remain on my list for consideration of future months and need not resubmit their information.
I’m looking forward to getting to know more of my fellow authors. 🙂
Welcome to the interior of Angelique’s mind. Here, you can follow my thoughts, from letters to syllables to words to sentences. My posts may consist of random thoughts, short stories, daily sightings, current and upcoming book details, and so much more. I will use this blog to make my best attempt to allow the readers to get to know me—Angelique, The Novelist. And remember, never visit someone’s home w/o at least speaking. 🙂 Welcome…and Enjoy!