Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ready. Set. Write! #RSWrite – 3rd update

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Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison MillerJaime MorrowErin FunkKaty Upperman and myself. (For the detailed information about RSW, including  the wonderful buttons created by the lovely Jaime, click here)

And don’t forget, if you’re on Twitter, we check and cheer each other on using #RSWrite

Hope everyone had a wonderful second week!

1.  How I did on last week’s goals.

  • Finish revising as planned on Monday –> DONE! 🙂 🙂 🙂 And have already received amazing helpful feedback. On track for publication on July 30th!
  • Outline and revise/rewrite 15000 words for ALWAYS SECOND BEST –> Nope. #ElodieFail I wrote about 5000 words spread in different stories and added about 5000 to A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER.
  • Prepare the cover reveal for A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER –> DONE! Xpresso Book Tours is organizing the reveal 🙂 So. Exciting.
  • Share the blurb on A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER on my Facebook group. –> DONE! I even shared a video for the occasion. I’m totally awkward on it but it was fun.
  • Dedicate at least an hour a day to business-related tasks. –> DONE! Accomplished quite a lot so YAY!
  • Run 3 times this week. –> DONE! Ran 4 times this week including my first 5k ever.

2.  My goal(s) for this week.

  • Revise A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER and send it to my copy-editor
  • Outline ALWAYS SECOND BEST (I have about 30000 words, but they’re in need of rewrite and reorganization since I finished A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER(
  • Write 5000 words in ALWAYS SECOND BEST
  • Spend at least one hour per day on business matters
  • Run 3 times a week and do strength training at least twice this week.

3.  A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.

“Lips that are so fucking inviting I should get a prize for not asking if I could kiss her.”

4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).

Balancing the business side and the writing side…

5.  Something I love about my WiP.

The feedback from my beta readers. Thanks to them, I really have the feeling that people will fall in love with Em & Nick and ❤ ❤ ❤ this makes me so happy! Plus, I get to continue stretching my writing thanks to their feedback. So, yay!

I am SO very much looking forward to reading all about your progress!

Don’t forget to add your update via the linky 🙂

 

Soooo happy for this COVER REVEAL (and there is a giveaway too!)

Those are happy days for cover reveals. Yesterday, B&N revealed the cover of Jessica Love’s IN REAL LIFE (and it is gorgeous) and today, I am so excited for you all to see the cover of Riley Edgewood’s latest book: TRUTH & TEMPTATION.

Disclaimer: I absolutely love Riley’s writing. And her. She’s amazing all around and her books are not only sexy (because they are. Oh yes, they are) but they are also full of gorgeous prose and feelings and characters that you want to hang out with.

I am so looking forward to reading TRUTH & TEMPTATION (and other disclaimer: I am going to do that before it is released and yes, you can be jealous :))

And now the cover! Isn’t it gorgeous? And there’s a giveaway too! Scroll down for ALL details 🙂

Truth and Temptation

TRUTH & TEMPTATION:

She’s a liar. He knows the truth.

Teagan Walker gets around. Ask anyone—hell, ask her. She’ll own it with a smile. But beneath that smile is a girl whose parents didn’t want her. Whose grandparents raised her without affection. Whose struggle with a burning anger threatens to consume her, though she’d rather punch someone in the face than talk about it. With a new job looming, she’s determined to work her way into a better life. When she meets the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, she decides to kick it off with a bang. And she makes her move.

But he’s got moves of his own, and before the night is out, he strips her of way more than she means to reveal—without removing a single piece of clothing. That comes, too, of course. He’s gotten under her skin like nobody before him, and what’s the harm in one night with a sexy stranger? Exposed or not, she never has to see him again.

Except she does.

On Monday morning, they come face-to-face. He’s the son of her new CEO—and he threatens to bring her entire world crashing down, making her face every lie she’s ever told.

Truth & Temptation is the third standalone book in Riley Edgewood’s Summer Love series. 

SALES INFORMATION:

Truth & Temptation is available for preorder now—at a discount for preorder only, $2.99! The book releases on July 23, 2015.

PREORDER GIVEAWAY: 

Preorder giveaway

http://smarturl.it/TTPG

 

  • Every (EVERY!) person who enters will receive a signed TRUTH & TEMPTATION bookmark! (US only)
  • Ten (10) winners* will receive a Summer Love series pin! (US only)
  • Four (4) winners* will receive a Summer Love series tote bag! (International!)
  • Three (3) winners* will receive a signed paperback of TRUTH & TEMPTATION–and an e-copy will be sent to a friend of their choice! (International!)
  • One (1) winner* will receive a $50 Amazon gift card! (International!)

ALSO AVAILABLE:

 

 

surf and surrender

She wants to forget he ever existed.


He’d never give up her memory.

Rock & ReleaseSexy guitarist or international rock
star —who would you choose?

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

RileyRiley lives in Northern Virginia and spends most of her time with her characters, playing with her toddler and husband, and pretending she knows how to be an adult. Former dancer. Current writer. Lifelong lover of accessories, books, and the beach. And cats. Can’t forget the kitties. Of which she has two.

Sign up for Riley’s newsletter and never miss out on new book releases or other fun things: http://smarturl.it/rileynewsletter

You can also find her online–make sure to say hello! She loves to hear from her readers.

 

Ready. Set. Write! #RSWrite – 2nd update

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Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison MillerJaime MorrowErin FunkKaty Upperman and myself. (For the detailed information about RSW, including  the wonderful buttons created by the lovely Jaime, click here)

And don’t forget, if you’re on Twitter, we check and cheer each other on using #RSWrite

Hope everyone had a wonderful second week!

1.  How I did on last week’s goals.

  • Rewrite the first two chapters of my thriller in 3rd and in 1st to see which one works best DONE! 3rd it is but man that’s going to be HARD!
  • Possibly start revising A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER and if not make the revision plan of YOU ARE MINE and revise at least 3 hours a day. DONE! I am actually almost done revising A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER. I need to add a few more scenes and re-read it and off it goes to a wonderful reader tomorrow (well today by the time this post comes up)
  • Business side of things: detailed business plan DONE! I’ve done the business plan for A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER. I might share it with you all. Still thinking about it 😛
  • Finish reading the book for book club on Friday ALMOST DONE! –> I was at 85% by the time book club came around.
  • (and run 3 times this week) DONE! And I ran my first 5k without stopping on Thursday 🙂

2.  My goal(s) for this week.

  • Finish revising as planned on Monday
  • Outline and revise/rewrite 15000 words for ALWAYS SECOND BEST
  • Prepare the cover reveal for A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER
  • Share the blurb on A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER on my Facebook group.
  • Dedicate at least an hour a day to business-related tasks.
  • Run 3 times this week.

3.  A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.

“I can’t deal with someone else telling me what’s good for me, what I should do, what I need, what I want. I know what I want.”

4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).

Fleshing out scenes I had been trying to avoid and had summarized. Digging deeper.

5.  Something I love about my WiP.

That this revision is making it SO. MUCH. STRONGER. (Thanks again Riley!)

I am SO very much looking forward to reading all about your progress!

Don’t forget to add your update via the linky 🙂

 

Ready. Set. Write! #RSWrite – 1st update

RSW9

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison MillerJaime MorrowErin FunkKaty Upperman and myself. (For the detailed information about RSW, including  the wonderful buttons created by the lovely Jaime, click here)

And don’t forget, if you’re on Twitter, we check and cheer each other on using #RSWrite

Hope everyone had a wonderful first week!

1.  How I did on last week’s goals.

  • Finish revising A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER by Tuesday night (since on Wednesday, I have pretty amazing plans :)) –> YES!
  • Continue reading on ways to improve my writing & do writing exercises. Learning is great! –> I really love what I’m learning, but this needs to be a continuous goal 🙂
  • Spend a lot of time reading as soon as my revision is finished! (–> after all to write, one must read) –> YES!
  • And run 3 times (twice at least 5k) –> I ran Tuesday and Thursday..but today was way too humid.

2.  My goal(s) for this week.

  • Rewrite the first two chapters of my thriller in 3rd and in 1st to see which one works best
  • Possibly start revising A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER and if not make the revision plan of YOU ARE MINE and revise at least 3 hours a day.
  • Business side of things: detailed business plan
  • Finish reading the book for book club on Friday
  • (and run 3 times this week)

3.  A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.

“She ‘s more truthful on paper.” (–> a line from A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER)

4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).

Roller coaster of emotions: one day, in love with my writing and the next, thinking everything is crap.

5.  Something I love about my WiP.

The fact that it’s DUAL PoV and that I get to dig into both Nick & Emilia’s heads. Sometimes, it is also something I hate (see above)

I am SO very much looking forward to reading all about your progress!

Don’t forget to add your update via the linky 🙂

 

Time to set the goals for Ready. Set. Write! #RSWrite

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It’s time! Time to set up the goals for Ready. Set. WRITE! Edition of 2015…and we’re so happy you’ve decided to join us.

(For the detailed information about RSW, including  the wonderful buttons created by the lovely Jaime, click here)

In short, RSW is a summer long writing intensive through which we write/revise/plan like crazy, cheer each other on, and hold one another accountable with weekly brief updates (to save words for the WiP).

And there are a lot of other fun things planned too!

  • Twitter parties! Katy  (@katyupperman), Erin (@ErinLFunk) , Jaime (@MorrowJaime) , Alison (@AlisonMiller20) and I (@ENowodazkij) will be hosting Twitter writing parties  (feel free to kick-start your own too!)…And our hashtag is….#RSWrite
  • Do you want to be added to the the Ready.Set.Write!2015  list, let me know by tweeting me 🙂
  • Writerly care packages!
  • And at the end of the summer, we’ll be rewarding ourselves with what we call “Manicures and Manuscripts”
  • AND LOTS OF PROGRESS!

And since today, we are kicking things off for the summer…

I’m sharing my goals for next week and what I want to accomplish during the summer (my plans, my dreams…)

My goals for next week?

  • Finish revising A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER by Tuesday night (since on Wednesday, I have pretty amazing plans :))
  • Continue reading on ways to improve my writing & do writing exercises. Learning is great!
  • Spend a lot of time reading as soon as my revision is finished! (–> after all to write, one must read)
  • And run 3 times (twice at least 5k)

My overall goals for the summer?

  • Publish A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER at the end of July
  • Publish translations of ONE DREAM ONLY & ONE TWO THREE in German and ONE DREAM ONLY in French
  • Revise my psychological thriller (New Adult) by mid-July
  • Revise ALWAYS SECOND BEST (which is the follow-up to A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER)
  • Oh and of course, become a NYT best-seller 😛 or rather not disappoint my current readers and having new people discover my books too.

Those are my writerly goals for the summer…I have a lot of personal ones too:

  • Run my first 5k ever end of Jun
  • Clean my office & clean the garage
  • Find new areas to discover close by
  • Start taking pictures again
  • Find ways to give back
  • Create memories, enjoy the small moments because they really are the big ones…:)

Are you joining us? Don’t forget to leave your link and share your goals with us 🙂

 Next week (Monday, June 15th) we’ll be posting our first update using these headings…

  1. How I did on last week’s goals.
  2. My goal(s) for this week.
  3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.
  4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (e.g. finding time to write, finding inspiration…)
  5. Something I love about my WiP.

Looking forward to cheering you on!

Grab the e-book of ONE DREAM ONLY for FREE :) or own it as paperback!

The e-book of ONE DREAM ONLY is now available for FREE!

That’s right 🙂 You can now read ONE DREAM ONLY with just one click of the mouse.

For Free.

Free Ebook

Or you can also now own ONE DREAM ONLY as paperback. Yes, you can 🙂

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Oh and if you have a few minutes, I would be FOREVER grateful if you could leave a review on Amazon, B&N and/or Goodreads. It really DOES help 🙂

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Happy Wednesday everyone!

You could win a signed paperback copy of ONE DREAM ONLY :)

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Giveaway time

I published ONE DREAM ONLY a few months back already as an e-book and it is soon going to be available as paperback too.

So, to celebrate, I am giving away a signed paperback copy of ONE DREAM ONLY over on my Facebook group, Elodie’s Cozy Nook

ONE DREAM ONLY is the prequel novelette of ONE TWO THREE.

PBOOK001 (1)She thought she was on her way to the top…  

Sixteen-year-old Natalya Pushkaya has one dream and one dream only: becoming the best ballerina ever. Dancing’s always been who she is and she’s working her hardest to land the main role of the School of Performing Arts’ end-of-the-year showcase. But…will she make it?

Within a week, Natalya’s life will be changed forever. 

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If you have already read it, don’t hesitate to leave a review on Goodreads and/or online retailers. It really helps ❤ Thank you and hope to see you in my Facebook group soon…

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