A self-published author's diary, podcast

Vermont, food and why I decided to slightly postpone the release date of #TheLeftoverBride

Episode 25

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Today, a short recap about our much-needed vacation: we went to Vermont (beautiful!) and ate delicious food including gluten free pancakes that has become our favorite pancake (Will Flour Pancake Mix is available here: https://www.willflour.com/).

I also discuss the reasons why I have decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride (or should I say extend the pre-order period).

Plus get an update on my revision and what I think is important for the character growth of one of my characters. 🙂

Those pancakes are the best both the Chemical Engineer and I ever had. You can get the pancake mix here.

If you want to check out my book’s website: www.theleftoverbride.com or if you’d like to listen to the almost first 40 minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook, click here.

You can pre-order #TheLeftoverBride already for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride

And you can sign up for my readers’ newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website

As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing!

Follow me on instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary 🙂 or on YouTube…

Listen to the first forty minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook…And subscribe to my channel. 🙂

Watch the video on YouTube

Grab a holiday romance for only $0.99! Limited time! EIGHT books to choose from…different heat levels. Click here to pick one, or two, or eight. 🙂

Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, a short recap about our much-needed vacation: we went to Vermont (beautiful!) and ate delicious food including gluten free pancakes that has become our favorite pancake (Will Flour Pancake Mix is available here: https://www.willflour.com/) and I also discuss the reasons why I have decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride (or should I say extend the pre-order period). And get an update on my revision. 🙂 Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/  Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride
  2. Ep. 24 – Come revise with me and have you ever wondered what writers google?
  3. Ep. 23 – Revising is a roller coaster of emotions. And do writers get decision fatigue?
  4. Ep. 22 – Going wide with my audiobooks (from ACX to Findaway Voices), some market data and the roller coaster of emotions that is sending your book to your critique partners.
  5. Preparing for a bestseller or how I'm adapting my self-publishing mindset, exploring my strengths for #TheLeftoverBride and no spoilers…

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A self-published author's diary, podcast

Come revise with me and have you ever wondered what writers google?

Episode 24

Listen to the full episode now…Choose you favorite platform here or listen on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, StitcherAmazon MusicAudible, OvercastBreaker and more…

Today, I am sharing a patchwork episode as I recorded every single day, documenting my progress in my revision of #TheLeftoverBride. Come revise with me and also discover what topics I googled on each different day (for this story). 🙂

If you want to check out my book’s website: www.theleftoverbride.com or if you’d like to listen to the almost first 40 minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook, click here.

You can pre-order #TheLeftoverBride already for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride

And you can sign up for my readers’ newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website

As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing!

Follow me on instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary 🙂 or on YouTube…

Listen to the first forty minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook…And subscribe to my channel. 🙂

Watch the video on YouTube

Grab a holiday romance for only $0.99! Limited time! EIGHT books to choose from…different heat levels. Click here to pick one, or two, or eight. 🙂

Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, a short recap about our much-needed vacation: we went to Vermont (beautiful!) and ate delicious food including gluten free pancakes that has become our favorite pancake (Will Flour Pancake Mix is available here: https://www.willflour.com/) and I also discuss the reasons why I have decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride (or should I say extend the pre-order period). And get an update on my revision. 🙂 Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/  Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride
  2. Ep. 24 – Come revise with me and have you ever wondered what writers google?
  3. Ep. 23 – Revising is a roller coaster of emotions. And do writers get decision fatigue?
  4. Ep. 22 – Going wide with my audiobooks (from ACX to Findaway Voices), some market data and the roller coaster of emotions that is sending your book to your critique partners.
  5. Preparing for a bestseller or how I'm adapting my self-publishing mindset, exploring my strengths for #TheLeftoverBride and no spoilers…

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#THELEFTOVERBRIDE, cover

It’s #TeaserTuesday Time for #TheLeftoverBride

I’ve been hard at work revising #TheLeftoverBride to make it shine (already available for pre-order for only $0.99). And today I’m sharing one more Teaser Tuesday. If you’re signed up for my newsletter, you already have access to the first (not yet fully edited) chapters. And don’t forget: if you want an early copy (whenever available), you can add your email here.

All Sorcha O’Connor wants for Christmas is for her life to turn into a Hallmark movie—but sexier. Ryan Sawyer has a few things on his wishlist. First, he wants to stay away from Swans Cove. Second, he wants his NHL career back. And third, he wants Sorcha. Always has, always will.

Have you already pre-ordered your copy? Available for a special price of $0.99!

Here’s a one-sentence teaser. 🙂

If my face felt flushed before, it’s a Ryan-induced furnace now.

Excerpt from #TheLeftoverBride

This special pre-order price of $0.99 is for a limited time. Choose your favorite e-retailer here: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride!

And/or add it on Goodreads to be the first to know when there’s a Goodreads giveaway available for a signed paperback copy.

Thank you so much!

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Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, a short recap about our much-needed vacation: we went to Vermont (beautiful!) and ate delicious food including gluten free pancakes that has become our favorite pancake (Will Flour Pancake Mix is available here: https://www.willflour.com/) and I also discuss the reasons why I have decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride (or should I say extend the pre-order period). And get an update on my revision. 🙂 Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/  Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride
  2. Ep. 24 – Come revise with me and have you ever wondered what writers google?
  3. Ep. 23 – Revising is a roller coaster of emotions. And do writers get decision fatigue?
  4. Ep. 22 – Going wide with my audiobooks (from ACX to Findaway Voices), some market data and the roller coaster of emotions that is sending your book to your critique partners.
  5. Preparing for a bestseller or how I'm adapting my self-publishing mindset, exploring my strengths for #TheLeftoverBride and no spoilers…
A self-published author's diary, podcast

Revising is a roller coaster of emotions. And do writers get decision fatigue?

Episode 23 on Spotify

Listen to the full episode now…Choose you favorite platform here or listen on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, StitcherAmazon MusicAudible, OvercastBreaker and more…

Today, I discuss revising #TheLeftoverBride. After feedback from my critique partners, I cut the first five chapters from about 16000 words to a bit over 8000. And it is a roller coaster of emotions full of doubts but also moments of success…Plus do writers get decision fatigue?

For the first time ever, I recorded myself for this podcast episode and uploaded the video on YouTube.

And I may have written some of my favorite sentences during this round of revision.

My stomach flutters in a way I thought long forgotten, buried deep under years of missed chances and pillows soaked with tears.

Nothing to do with the redhead staring up at me like I stomped all over her heart. My jaw clenches with years of regret, remorse and fucked-up chances.

If you want to check out my book’s website: www.theleftoverbride.com or if you’d like to listen to the almost first 40 minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook, click here.

You can pre-order #TheLeftoverBride already for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride

And you can sign up for my readers’ newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website

As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing!

Follow me on instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary 🙂 or on YouTube…

Watch the video on YouTube

Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, a short recap about our much-needed vacation: we went to Vermont (beautiful!) and ate delicious food including gluten free pancakes that has become our favorite pancake (Will Flour Pancake Mix is available here: https://www.willflour.com/) and I also discuss the reasons why I have decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride (or should I say extend the pre-order period). And get an update on my revision. 🙂 Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/  Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride
  2. Ep. 24 – Come revise with me and have you ever wondered what writers google?
  3. Ep. 23 – Revising is a roller coaster of emotions. And do writers get decision fatigue?
  4. Ep. 22 – Going wide with my audiobooks (from ACX to Findaway Voices), some market data and the roller coaster of emotions that is sending your book to your critique partners.
  5. Preparing for a bestseller or how I'm adapting my self-publishing mindset, exploring my strengths for #TheLeftoverBride and no spoilers…

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A self-published author's diary, podcast

Going wide with my audiobooks, market data and the roller coaster of emotions that is sending your book to your critique partners.

Episode 22 on Spotify

Listen to the full episode now…Choose you favorite platform here or listen on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, StitcherAmazon MusicAudible, OvercastBreaker and more…

On the podcast today, I dicuss going wide with my audiobooks: changing their ACX exclusive status to non-exclusive and bringing them to more e-retailers and libraries via Findaway Voices.

On ACX you can now do so after 90 days. And Findaway Voices has a template which you can just copy and paste. In addition, I talk about some market data I found in the US and in France about the audiobook market. I also refer and quote from an interview on audiobooks with Nana Malone. She also talks about her writing process and being herself a book cover model (including her own at some point) because there was no/not enough pictures of dark-skinned Black women to represent her characters on covers. And then I go a bit deeper into bringing my French audiobooks to the French-speaking audiobook market.

When it comes to struggles and smiles in my writing and self-publishing week: it includes the roller coaster of emotions that is sending the first 1/3 of #TheLeftoverBride to my critique partners. I’ve been hard at work and am currently polishing the rest of the novel but it is a lot of feelings. 🙂 And more!

Here are the links I mention during this episode:

If you want to check out my book’s website: www.theleftoverbride.com or if you’d like to listen to the almost first 40 minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook, click here.

You can pre-order #TheLeftoverBride already for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride

You can read the first few chapters by clicking here.

And you can sign up for my readers’ newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website

As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing!

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Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, a short recap about our much-needed vacation: we went to Vermont (beautiful!) and ate delicious food including gluten free pancakes that has become our favorite pancake (Will Flour Pancake Mix is available here: https://www.willflour.com/) and I also discuss the reasons why I have decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride (or should I say extend the pre-order period). And get an update on my revision. 🙂 Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/  Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride
  2. Ep. 24 – Come revise with me and have you ever wondered what writers google?
  3. Ep. 23 – Revising is a roller coaster of emotions. And do writers get decision fatigue?
  4. Ep. 22 – Going wide with my audiobooks (from ACX to Findaway Voices), some market data and the roller coaster of emotions that is sending your book to your critique partners.
  5. Preparing for a bestseller or how I'm adapting my self-publishing mindset, exploring my strengths for #TheLeftoverBride and no spoilers…

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#TeaserTuesday time: two more excerpts from #TheLeftoverBride …

If you receive my newsletter, you’ll get to read the first chapters before anyone else.

All Sorcha O’Connor wants for Christmas is for her life to turn into a Hallmark movie—but sexier. Ryan Sawyer has a few things on his wishlist. First, he wants to stay away from Swans Cove. Second, he wants his NHL career back. And third, he wants Sorcha. Always has, always will.

Have you already pre-ordered your copy? Available for a special price of $0.99!

Here are two excerpts. I am having so much fun polishing this manuscript. 🙂

I binge-watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer enough times to know that Swans Cove must on the Hellmouth.

That’s why Ryan’s back and why Trevor and Nathan are in this restaurant. The Hellmouth must be opening. And I’m no Buffy.

Excerpt from #TheLeftoverBride

Her Santa hat may be a fantasy I didn’t know I had.

Excerpt from #TheLeftoverBride

This special pre-order price of $0.99 is for a limited time. Choose your favorite e-retailer here: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride!

And/or add it on Goodreads to be the first to know when there’s a Goodreads giveaway available for a signed paperback copy.

Thank you so much!

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Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, a short recap about our much-needed vacation: we went to Vermont (beautiful!) and ate delicious food including gluten free pancakes that has become our favorite pancake (Will Flour Pancake Mix is available here: https://www.willflour.com/) and I also discuss the reasons why I have decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride (or should I say extend the pre-order period). And get an update on my revision. 🙂 Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/  Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride
  2. Ep. 24 – Come revise with me and have you ever wondered what writers google?
  3. Ep. 23 – Revising is a roller coaster of emotions. And do writers get decision fatigue?
  4. Ep. 22 – Going wide with my audiobooks (from ACX to Findaway Voices), some market data and the roller coaster of emotions that is sending your book to your critique partners.
  5. Preparing for a bestseller or how I'm adapting my self-publishing mindset, exploring my strengths for #TheLeftoverBride and no spoilers…
A self-published author's diary, podcast

Preparing for a bestseller or how I’m adapting my self-publishing mindset, exploring my strengths for #TheLeftoverBride and no spoilers…

Episode 21 on Spotify

Listen to the full episode now…Choose you favorite platform here or listen on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, StitcherAmazon MusicAudible, OvercastBreaker and more…

On the podcast Friday, I talk about “Preparing for a bestseller or how I’m adapting my self-publishing mindset, exploring my strengths for #TheLeftoverBride and no spoilers…”

I don’t know if “adapting” is really the correct term. I’ve been thinking about preparing the launch of #TheLeftoverBride and preparing for it as if it will be a bestseller so taking all the necessary steps so that if it does, my other books (my backlist) are also ready.

Following my conversation with Ines Johnson about her use of social media as author and Erin Bowman’s Instagram post about her own use of Instagram, I’m exploring my strenghts and putting the focus on my characters, creating social media profiles for #TheLeftoverBride, detaching myself a little from my book in a way. 

Oh and I also talk about not reading spoilers anymore, and the struggles and smiles of my self-publishing and writing week.

If you want to check out my book’s website: www.theleftoverbride.com or if you’d like to listen to the almost first 40 minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook, click here.

You can pre-order #TheLeftoverBride already for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride

And you can sign up for my readers’ newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website

As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing!

Follow me on instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary 🙂 or on YouTube…

Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, a short recap about our much-needed vacation: we went to Vermont (beautiful!) and ate delicious food including gluten free pancakes that has become our favorite pancake (Will Flour Pancake Mix is available here: https://www.willflour.com/) and I also discuss the reasons why I have decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride (or should I say extend the pre-order period). And get an update on my revision. 🙂 Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/  Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride
  2. Ep. 24 – Come revise with me and have you ever wondered what writers google?
  3. Ep. 23 – Revising is a roller coaster of emotions. And do writers get decision fatigue?
  4. Ep. 22 – Going wide with my audiobooks (from ACX to Findaway Voices), some market data and the roller coaster of emotions that is sending your book to your critique partners.
  5. Preparing for a bestseller or how I'm adapting my self-publishing mindset, exploring my strengths for #TheLeftoverBride and no spoilers…

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#THELEFTOVERBRIDE, cover

Cover reveal: #TheLeftoverBride …

The cover of #TheLeftoverBride is here…I repeat: the cover of #TheLeftoverBride is here! If you’d like to be the first to receive the first five chapters, make sure you add your email to my newsletter and…don’t forget there’s a special pre-order price of only $0.99!

Okay…are you ready? I designed the cover and the illustration of Ryan and Sorcha was designed by the team at Qamber Emporium… Thank you so much!

**** Special pre-order price of $0.99 ****A second chance romance set during the holiday season in a small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore: full of laughter and heartwarming moments (and some sexy moments), checklists, family dynamics, a stubborn cat, and a rescue dog.

All Sorcha O’Connor wants for Christmas is for her life to turn into a Hallmark movie—but sexier. Ryan Sawyer has a few things on his wishlist. First, he wants to stay away from Swans Cove. Second, he wants his NHL career back. And third, he wants Sorcha. Always has, always will.

Watch the cover reveal on YouTube…

All Sorcha O’Connor wants for Christmas is for her life to turn into a Hallmark movie—but sexier. Ryan Sawyer has a few things on his wishlist. First, he wants to stay away from Swans Cove. Second, he wants his NHL career back. And third, he wants Sorcha. Always has, always will.

When wedding dress designer Sorcha O’Connor got stranded at the altar and went viral as #TheLeftoverBride, she lost everything: her fiancé, her thriving business, her glowing reputation, and her dreams. To forget the upcoming first anniversary of that fateful day, Sorcha is ticking items off her “31 Things to Do Before the 31st” list and creating new dress designs—working day and night to get her life back on track. Not on her list? Falling for her former best friend —at one point more than best friend—hockey star Ryan Sawyer. Especially since he’s now known as the #HockeyHottie; Sorcha’s got enough hashtags for a lifetime.

Ryan Sawyer skated out of Swans Cove right out of high school. And since then, he stuck to the one item on his wishlist he could control. He busted his ass, making sure he always had the perfect excuse for avoiding Swans Cove: hockey. But thanks to his injured shoulder, rumors about his uncertain future at the Tacoma Angels, and his mother’s birthday, he’s back for a quick visit. His publicist was crystal clear—Ryan’s got to lay low and avoid stirring up trouble or risk losing his spot on the team. But he can’t stop thinking about Sorcha, the redhead who knows him better than even his therapist. Ryan wasn’t there for her when she needed him most, and for that, she might want to shred him with her dressmaker’s shears, though… Maybe he could just pass by and say hello? When Sorcha’s former #RunawayGroom becomes the Most Coveted Bachelor in America, virtual eyes focus on Sorcha again. This time, Ryan’s not going to bolt—even when Sorcha blurts out on national TV that both she and Ryan are working on their so-called “Happy Lists”…together.

Will the spotlight finally work in Sorcha and Ryan’s favor? Or will their past—and their hashtags—get in the way of their Happily Ever After?

Some excerpts…

He watches me. I resist the urge to readjust my Santa hat and to ask him what else might be on his wish-list and whether he’s been naughty or nice.

The beginning of a beautiful love story…or of a Hallmark movie.

But in my case, it’d probably generate yet another headline and another lawsuit.

Excerpt from #TheLeftoverBride

Pre-order it for only $0.99. Choose your favorite e-retailer here: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride!

And/or add it on Goodreads to be the first to know when there’s a Goodreads giveaway available for a signed paperback copy.

Thank you so much!

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Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, a short recap about our much-needed vacation: we went to Vermont (beautiful!) and ate delicious food including gluten free pancakes that has become our favorite pancake (Will Flour Pancake Mix is available here: https://www.willflour.com/) and I also discuss the reasons why I have decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride (or should I say extend the pre-order period). And get an update on my revision. 🙂 Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/  Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride
  2. Ep. 24 – Come revise with me and have you ever wondered what writers google?
  3. Ep. 23 – Revising is a roller coaster of emotions. And do writers get decision fatigue?
  4. Ep. 22 – Going wide with my audiobooks (from ACX to Findaway Voices), some market data and the roller coaster of emotions that is sending your book to your critique partners.
  5. Preparing for a bestseller or how I'm adapting my self-publishing mindset, exploring my strengths for #TheLeftoverBride and no spoilers…
What´s Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday? Reading, listening, writing and more…

I haven’t done a “What’s Up Wednesday” in years. Literally. Since 2015 based on my post. And Jaime and Erin no longer blog, but I remember how fun those posts were and also how cute their designs were. I’ve added a few catergories…

What I’m reading

I am trying to carve time for the amazing book that is WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES by Denny S. Bryce. It is really oh so good.

In a stirring and impeccably researched novel of Jazz-age Chicago in all its vibrant life, two stories intertwine nearly a hundred years apart, as a chorus girl and a film student deal with loss, forgiveness, and love…in all its joy, sadness, and imperfections.

“Why would I talk to you about my life? I don’t know you, and even if I did, I don’t tell my story to just any boy with long hair, who probably smokes weed.You wanna hear about me. You gotta tell me something about you. To make this worth my while.”

1925: Chicago is the jazz capital of the world, and the Dreamland Café is the ritziest black-and-tan club in town. Honoree Dalcour is a sharecropper’s daughter, willing to work hard and dance every night on her way to the top. Dreamland offers a path to the good life, socializing with celebrities like Louis Armstrong and filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. But Chicago is also awash in bootleg whiskey, gambling, and gangsters. And a young woman driven by ambition might risk more than she can stand to lose.

2015: Film student Sawyer Hayes arrives at the bedside of 110-year-old Honoree Dalcour, still reeling from a devastating loss that has taken him right to the brink. Sawyer has rested all his hope on this frail but formidable woman, the only living link to the legendary Oscar Micheaux. If he’s right—if she can fill in the blanks in his research, perhaps he can complete his thesis and begin a new chapter in his life. But the links Honoree makes are not ones he’s expecting . . .

Piece by piece, Honoree reveals her past and her secrets, while Sawyer fights tooth and nail to keep his. It’s a story of courage and ambition, hot jazz and illicit passions. And as past meets present, for Honoree, it’s a final chance to be truly heard and seen before it’s too late. No matter the cost . . .

What I’m watching

The Chemical Engineer and I are currently watching FOR ALL MANKIND.

In an alternative version of 1969, the Soviet Union beats the United States to the Moon, and the space race continues on for decades with still grander challenges and goals.

We are on the last episode of Season 2, I think. Below if the trailer for season 1.

And we are also watching The Lost Pirate Kingdom on Netflix: The Lost Pirate Kingdom is a 2021 docuseries released by Netflix. This historical drama portrays the rise and fall of the eponymous early-18th century pirate republic based in Nassau, Bahamas. The series begins in 1715, shortly after the close of the War of the Spanish Succession, which pitted England against Spain. England had waged the war on the cheap, resorting to the use of privateers rather than incurring the expense of fully funding the Royal Navy. (Source: Wikipedia)

What I’m listening to:

I’m currently listening to several podcasts pretty regularly. Here are three of them.

  1. My Imaginary Friends with L. Penelope: The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. 
  2. True Crime Obsessed: True Crime Obsessed Recapping True Crime Documentaries with Humor, Sass, and a well timed Garbage Bell!
  3. The Murder Squad: Jensen & Holes: EACH WEEK RIDE SHOTGUN with retired cold case investigator Paul Holes and investigative journalist Billy Jensen as they attempt to solve an unsolved murder case using a variety of methods, from routine shoe-leather work to advanced technologies like familial DNA searches and social media geotargeting.

What I’m writing

Help me spread the cover love on Friday, June 25th 🙂

Revising #TheLeftoverBride…Part of this revision is adding 2 chapters of a Christmas Tree Lightning…And let me tell you: Sorcha and Ryan are pretty cute and those chapters are going to be very fun and Christmas-y. 🙂 And I’m getting some of my inspiration for those scenes from having gone to the Chincoteague Christmas Parade years ago…And some of the vendors on the way to the parade may be inspired by all the delicious food at the Christmas markets in Germany.

You can already pre-order #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99. Choose your favorite e-retailer here: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride!

And/or add it on Goodreads to be the first to know when there’s a Goodreads giveaway available for a signed paperback copy.

What I’m working on:

In addition to #TheLeftoverBride, quite a few things. You can hear details on my podcast: “A Self-Published Author’s Diary“. For example, I added the first almost 40 minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook on YouTube…

Would love to hear what you’re waching, listening to, reading or writing these days! Let me know in the comments!

Thank you so much!

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Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, a short recap about our much-needed vacation: we went to Vermont (beautiful!) and ate delicious food including gluten free pancakes that has become our favorite pancake (Will Flour Pancake Mix is available here: https://www.willflour.com/) and I also discuss the reasons why I have decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride (or should I say extend the pre-order period). And get an update on my revision. 🙂 Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/  Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride
  2. Ep. 24 – Come revise with me and have you ever wondered what writers google?
  3. Ep. 23 – Revising is a roller coaster of emotions. And do writers get decision fatigue?
  4. Ep. 22 – Going wide with my audiobooks (from ACX to Findaway Voices), some market data and the roller coaster of emotions that is sending your book to your critique partners.
  5. Preparing for a bestseller or how I'm adapting my self-publishing mindset, exploring my strengths for #TheLeftoverBride and no spoilers…
#THELEFTOVERBRIDE, cover

Are you ready for another excerpt from #TheLeftoverBride ?

If you receive my newsletter, you already have read the full excerpt I’m about to share. 🙂

I’ll be revealing #TheLeftoverBride cover to the world on June 25th… If you’d like to help me spread the cover love just add your email address to this form: http://bit.ly/TheLeftoverBrideCoverReveal and I’ll send you all info prior to the cover reveal. 🙂 Helping may just be forwarding the book info to someone you think might love this second chance holiday rom-com 🙂

Here’s a little excerpt…

The beginning of a beautiful love story…or of a Hallmark movie.

But in my case, it’d probably generate yet another headline and another lawsuit.

Excerpt from #TheLeftoverBride

Oh and it’s of course already available for pre-order for only $0.99. Choose your favorite e-retailer here: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride!

And/or add it on Goodreads to be the first to know when there’s a Goodreads giveaway available for a signed paperback copy.

Thank you so much!

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Listen to my podcast: A Self-Published Author’s Diary

Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, a short recap about our much-needed vacation: we went to Vermont (beautiful!) and ate delicious food including gluten free pancakes that has become our favorite pancake (Will Flour Pancake Mix is available here: https://www.willflour.com/) and I also discuss the reasons why I have decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride (or should I say extend the pre-order period). And get an update on my revision. 🙂 Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/  Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 25 – Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride
  2. Ep. 24 – Come revise with me and have you ever wondered what writers google?
  3. Ep. 23 – Revising is a roller coaster of emotions. And do writers get decision fatigue?
  4. Ep. 22 – Going wide with my audiobooks (from ACX to Findaway Voices), some market data and the roller coaster of emotions that is sending your book to your critique partners.
  5. Preparing for a bestseller or how I'm adapting my self-publishing mindset, exploring my strengths for #TheLeftoverBride and no spoilers…