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What´s Up Wednesday? The <3 edition…

 

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Another blog post from the hotel…:) What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin.  It´s a way to keep in touch in just four headings…

What I´m reading
I am about to start BLEED LIKE ME by Christa Desir. I bought it on release day and I think I´ll be curling up with it today 🙂
What I’m Writing
 ALWAYS SECOND BEST – I shared an exclusive sneak peek yesterday during ONE DREAM´S ONLY´s release day party on Facebook. It´s dual POV and I´m loving it 🙂
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What else I´ve been up to
I released ONE DREAM ONLY yesterday and had a wonderful release day party on Facebook!
And as always I am amazed and grateful for everyone who’s supported me, tweeted about it, sent me emails. Really, thank you!
Thank you!

What works for me

Writing sprints.

I used to write in the train when I  had about 30 minutes to get the words in…and it worked. So now, I try to do writing sprints on Twitter and see how many words I can get in…Maybe when we´re settled in a house, I might change my routine but for now it works…

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What’s Up Wednesday? The “I just moved” edition…

WUWMaple2What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog or Erin‘s blog.

What I´m reading

I absolutely loved Trish Doller´s  WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE, so I´m about to start SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL.

What I’m Writing

So I can finally really join the Fall writing bootcamp.
Today´s goal?
Go through the latest comments from my editor on ONE DREAM ONLY and finalize the file for formatting. Can you believe that it´s coming out in less than 2 weeks?

What else I´ve been up to

We moved. Leaving work and my wonderful colleagues was very hard but I do hope to keep in touch.
It was a bit hectic and I moved one day later than planned because the pet company forgot to pick up our cat.
But we all made it.
Our cat is totally confused and spending a lot of time underneath our bed and I´m still jet-lagged but we´re excited.
I am looking at houses, trying to come up with some sort of routine.

What works for me

Waking up early: (i) working out, and (ii) spending time with the husband.

Now I am ready to start the day:-)

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

What´s Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday? The “Thank you for the cover love” edition :-)

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog or Erin‘s blog.

What I´m reading

I started BEHIND THE SCENES by the lovely Dahlia Adler, and I am loving the voice!

What I’m Writing

I joined the YA Buccaneers – I need to work hard on the outline of ALWAYS SECOND BEST, and I want to revise my YA Thriller. Click on the image for more information 🙂

What else I´ve been up to

The hubby and I went to the US Consulate yesterday and our visa were approved. I’m still nervous a bit, I have to admit. And I’m waiting until I have our passports back to realize that it’s really happening.
We’re planning to move back to Maryland at the end of September. Less than a month.
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Yesterday, was the cover reveal of  ONE DREAM ONLY and THANK YOU so much for the cover love.
In case you’ve missed it, there is also a giveaway (you could win a $25 Amazon Gift Card + a $25 donation of the project of your choice on DonorsChoose.org)

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And you can pre-order it on Amazon already now (only $0.99) 

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What inspires me right now

This.

Did you see ONE DREAM ONLY is #22 on the Amazon Best Sellers’ list in the 90-Minute Teen & Young Adult short reads category?

Pretty cool

Thank YOU so much for making this happened 🙂

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What’s up Wednesday? The editing edition ;-)

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog or Erin‘s blog.

What I´m reading

 I think I’m going to start BEHIND THE SCENES by the lovely Dahlia Adler.

What I’m Writing Editing

I am editing ONE DREAM ONLY and…I think I’m doing it the right way because I ended up bursting into tears while writing an additional scene.
It is a sad scene.
Sad, I tell you.

What else I´ve been up to

 Preparing for my cover reveal on September 2nd. Do you want to help me with the reveal, you can sign up here 🙂

What inspires me right now

The reviews ONE, TWO, THREE is getting.

Thank you again so much everyone for taking the time to read and review. It means the world.

It totally makes me smile to know that people really do fall in love with Nata and Tonio.

“With compelling characters and sudden musings, this book is sure to break your heart and make you sing at the same time.” Girl in the Woods
 
“One, Two, Three was everything that I hoped for, from the parts dealing with ballet, to Nata and Tonio and each of their families, to the romance that I just couldn’t get enough of.”Books Live Forever.
 
Definitely give this one a read!” Cait from Royal Social Media.
 
“The ups and downs Natalya experiences were beautifully written and very realistic.” Gabic reads. 

“One, Two, Three is a beautiful novel which will definitely leave you in a “reading slump” for days.” Bookaholic Reads.

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What´s up Wednesday? The Happy Anniversary edition :-)

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog or Erin‘s blog.

What I´m reading

Only a few pages in and loving it!

What I’m Writing

I am outlining ALWAYS SECOND BEST. Outlining, me? I know it sounds crazy. But I´m basically just getting to know my story even better before diving into the drafting.
I am using OUTLINING YOUR NOVEL to learn and so far I can already feel my story getting better even before drafting!

What else I´ve been up to

Finalized the paperwork for the visa and made our appointment with the Consulate for the beginning of September. Crossing my fingers.
Celebrated my 33rd birthday on Monday and it was lovely!
And…prepping for my first #Selfpub Corner post this Friday (to know more about it, you can click on the little button :-))
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What inspires me right now

My husband and our anniversary.

Together for almost 10 years, married for 3…and so so happy!

As I wrote in One, Two, Three’s acknowledgements:

Thank you to my husband, The Chemical Engineer, Alex, (I had another nickname here but he kind of made a face when I mentioned it would be in the acknowledgments…so I’ll just keep it to myself :-)). I would need to write an entire series to explain how amazing you are, and I’m not even sure I could find the words. Thanks for believing in me. Always. (And for taking care of everything while I’m typing away).

I love you!

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I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What´s Up Wednesday? The ARCs (e-books) are here edition!

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog.

What I´m reading

I’m about to start FROZEN by Erin Bowman.
Very excited.

What I’m Writing

I’m revising my YA thriller, so far set for publication in early 2015. You can already find it on Goodreads 🙂

What else I´ve been up to

Sending ARCs (e-books at this stage) to a few people, which makes me super duper nervous but also super duper excited.
Promotion, promtion, promotion. Right now you can win an ARC (e-book) of ONE TWO THREE by commenting on this picture on Facebook or sharing it on your timeline. Click on the picture for all details 🙂
Click on the picture to share it or comment on Facebook and maybe win an ARC (e-copy)

What inspires me right now

My friend Jennifer Ellision. Her book THREATS OF SKY AND SEA released yesterday.

You can read her love letter to TOSAS here

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What´s Up Wednesday? The I’m back edition…

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog.

What I´m reading

I just finished WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE by Huntley Fitzpatrick and I can still feel the sand under my feet and the salt water all around me. I can still hear Em. And I so enjoyed hanging out with Gwen. Loved it!

What I’m Writing

As mentioned in my Six Reasons To Smile yesterday, I sent my manuscript to my copy editor.
So I’ll be writing blog posts, cards, emails…but no novels. I’m taking a short break to catch up after an intense edits/revision…

What else I´ve been up to

Going to the Klitschko fight with my husband and hearing Scorpions
All ready to go
All ready to go

We were sitting SO close.

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What inspires me right now

The amazing Jen has her book coming out in less than a month (yeeeep). I had the chance to read it and can’t wait for book #2

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Seeing people excited about my own book coming out. It’s surreal. Totally surreal but so exciting.

My husband’s dedication to train for his half-marathon.

This song Scorpions sang during the fight  THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂