Monday, August 12, 2013

Me, Cavegirl... and the first WATERCOLOR #Teaser!

In the cave uh-gain???

I know, right? *looks around* I thought I just left this place!

But I'll be honest, I am loving the cave right now. I'm diving back into Watercolor (link), and I haven't actually read this book since 2010.

Here's the timeline:

-January 2010, I'd finished Dragonfly and started shopping it.
-While I waited, I wrote Undertow then Watercolor... bringing us up to Spring 2010...

-May 2010, I put the series in the virtual drawer and wrote The Truth About Faking

-Summer 2010, little children at home, no writing is done...
-Sept 2010, I wrote Rouge... and simultaneously shopped Faking & Rouge.

-Spring 2011, landed an agent, who started shopping Rouge.

-Summer 2011, we moved 850 miles away from the beach. *majorly sad panda*
-Fall 2011 into Spring 2012, played the traditional game while writing my science fiction book 21 Days.
-Summer 2012, I got a Big 6 Deal for Rouge... that turned out to be not so great. *sad panda*

-Sept 2012, self-published Faking, which really took off,
-Nov 2012, self-published Rouge, which really didn't take off...

-Dec 2012, wrote The Truth About Letting Go, self-published in Feb. 2013

Which gets us to March 2013 and me revising, rewriting, basically dismantling and reassembling Dragonfly, which was published in June.

Undertow was pretty much ready to go as it was. Now I'm going back through Watercolor, and ZOMG.

I think y'all are going to love it so much. I'm reading it and just smiling so big. It's all Anna & Julian's love story, and their chemistry is so great and their banter, and it's just funny and swoony and a little sexy...

*squeek*!!! I can't wait to share it with you guys!

Here's a picture-teaser I made for Watercolor:

Add me on Goodreads (link)

You can add it to your TBR on Goodreads today (link)!

The *absolutely gorgeous* cover reveal will happen Next Week (Aug. 21)--super thanks as always to the crazy-talented Jolene Perry (link) for designing the cover!

If you'd like to participate in the cover reveal, please go here (link)!

And if you need to catch up--Dragonfly is on Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

Undertow is also on Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

And now I've got to get back in there and finish this thing!

Oh! While we're talking books--I'm thinking about doing a companion novel to The Truth About Faking (link), but telling the story from Jason's point of view. A lot of authors are doing that now with their popular books...

Would that be something you guys would like? Does that bug you when authors do that? It's just an idea I have. Let me know what you think!

And have a super week, reader-friends~


Unknown said...

I can relate.

2010 - wrote Mason Davis and the Rise of the Storm Makers with my 10 year old son.

2011 - revised and queried ms and wrote book #2 to Mason Davis and started book #3

2012 - queried ms and continuing writing book #3 and started book #4

2013 (June) self published Mason Davis and the Rise of the Storm Makers. It is available on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles. Editing book #2 and still writing #3 and #4 and researching spin off series.

Would love a shout out for my son's efforts. He was only 10 at the time he co-authored our first novel and has been helping with books #2-4 and some of the querying and self publishing too. We had a competition to see who could write a better query letter and get more responses. I think he's been a good and hard working partner and would love to see his effots pay off a little and for him to have some success. Thanks.

LTM said...

That's awesome, Karen! I've never co-authored a book, but I have friends who LOVE doing it!

And it's supercool that you wrote Storm Makers with your son. My oldest daughter wants to write books, and I would love for us to do one together one day. I can't imagine anything more bonding.

Thanks so much for stopping by! <3

Unknown said...

Thanks. The experience was both fun and rewarding. My middle child wants to do some writing now too. I hope that you do write with your daughter.