Monday, April 30, 2007
I'm Such A Doofus
I guess I'm learning. Yeh, thats it.... this is a learning process and though this could be a setback it's not the end of the world. But its really really a bummer and I'm kicking myself.

Finally Home, which is being released by Whiskey Creek Press in June is supposed to be released in print as well. But due to my own brain malfunction I forgot something I was supposed to do, it looks like it will only be available in e-book form. I'm hoping that by the grace of God I'll still be able to get it printed, but my hopes aren't very high at the moment. Why oh why oh why???

So, anyway, I'm making good progress on That Kind of Magic, but I'm up against the dreaded sex scene. I have a love/hate relationship with that kind of writing. When I do a good job at it, I do a really good job, but I have to be in the mood. And I'm not in the mood. (yes, I have a headache). No, my kids are riled up and I can't focus.

So, this will probably take a while to get it down. Maybe I'll just go look over some of the discarded stories in my files and I'll borrow something.

Thats not really cheating...... is it?
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Sunday, April 29, 2007
My First Review
How cool is this? I actually have my first review for Sweet Forever. Someone is a fast reader.

"A fine new novel by an upcoming new author. Ms. Hebert writes with flair and tells a story that will touch anyone's heart. I'll be watching for her next novel.
Lionel A. LaVergneRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]"

No, I didn't pay him. LOL I'm just glad that there are people out there willing to give me a shot. Thanks!!! I'm definitely ready for more.

Just curious about what other authors think. Currently I'm working with two publishers and I'm considering another publisher (who's been highly recommended) for my novella. Is it better to stick with one, maybe two publishers or get involved with more? I'd think the more publishers the more your name is spread around, the more readers you could get, but would you get a more faithful following if you stay put?

Now I really have to go back to the mundane things in my life, like the mountain of laundry I've been ignoring this week.

But writing is so much more fun!! And I'm making good progress on That Kind of Magic.
posted by Ceri Hebert @ 7:27 AM   3 comments
Friday, April 27, 2007
All The Little Details
I’ve been working on what was supposed to be an 8K word short story. Currently I’m up to just a tad over 14k and still going strong. Currently I’m aiming for 25K. I realized, though, that since I started this story sometime around Halloween, I’ve forgotten important aspects of the story, like the name of the town they live in and even the color of my hero and heroine’s eyes.

One thing I’ve always wanted to do when writing, or planning a story, was to get a three ring binder and fill it with all the important details, pictures of my characters (quite often I use models for my characters, generally actors, sometimes models). At times I do this and keep the info in files on my computer, but I’m really wanting to do this in a binder this time. Anyone else do this? How do other writers keep track of this information and keep it within easy reach? Quite often I work on three different computers and while I have a “memory stick” I don’t always have it with me.

I was just curious to find out the methods of my fellow authors to keep track of all the little details.

Its still cold and rainy here in NH. The kids have been on vacation this week, and have been going stir crazy, not really getting out until I’m home from work. And my husband has pneumonia so its been a tough week.
Next week will be better. I hope.
posted by Ceri Hebert @ 11:35 AM   1 comments
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Sweet Forever Update
Well, Sweet Forever is now available for purchase! Samhain has been working out the bugs. Its still not listed at the regular site, but it can be found here. I’m very relieved!

I’ve also been poking around my files again, looking for my next big project. So many to chose from. I know, I know, I go through this way too much. Find something and stick with it. But I’m so fickle. I’m back to wanting to do something different, something that isn’t category romance.

But first things first. That Kind of Magic needs to be finished!
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Progress at Samhain
Samhain Publishing is getting there. They’ve been working with the bookstore to get yesterday’s releases (I’m not the only one who’s book was supposed to be released yesterday) up and running. Currently, Sweet Forever is linked to the bookstore, but when you click on the link it says product not found. I’m really hoping it’ll be fixed this morning.

Thanks to everyone who’s been giving me a shout out on their blog. You don’t know how much I appreciate it!!!!

The good news is that I was able to finish the galley proofreading of Finally Home last night and get everything emailed back to my editors. Now I can concentrate on other things, like continuing work on That Kind Of Magic, editing some short stories to post on my website and promoting Sweet Forever. I can see how this could be a full time job!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
It figures
Okay, I guess we have to be patient (gnawing my fingers off) There have been some technical difficulties and Sweet Forever hasn't shown up yet.

PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP! IT'LL BE THERE!

Thanks to everyone who's put out the word about Sweet Forever's release. You guys are awesome!!! Hugs to everyone!!!
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!!!!!
It's finally arrived! April 24th and Sweet Forever will be released today from Samhain Publishing .

I was all set to do some promo work last night to prepare but wouldn't you know it.... the internet went down. Go figure. But I got some other things done. I hope to be done with the galley today then I can dedicate myself to promos and such.

Its an absolutely fabulous day here in New Hampshire and even though its only 6am I have the windows open so we can get some nice morning air in. Could I ask for more?

Enjoy the day and don't forget to check out Sweet Forever over at Samhain!
posted by Ceri Hebert @ 2:54 AM   2 comments
Monday, April 23, 2007
Tomorrow Is The Big Day!
Well, tomorrow is THE BIG DAY!!!! Sweet Forever is being released by Samhain Publishing! Can I get any more excited? Well, maybe when I sell my first copy, but right now I can’t believe that I’m actually here, ready to be a published author. I used Professional Writer with my friends who quickly corrected me. Author.

I’m still working hard on Finally Home, going over the galley for any boo-boos that slipped past us in all the editing. What a process that is! But seriously, this process has definitely made me a better writer. I’ve seen things I really like and things I really don’t like. I’ve discovered words that I lean on way too much. I always thought I was the Queen of That, but I’ve also found out I’m the Queen of Little as well. And Pleasant too. I’ve made myself a little list of words I need to look for when I’m done with my manuscript BEFORE I submit it anywhere. What an experience this has been. I’m so glad that I’ve gone through it.

The marketing part still is overwhelming to me. There’s so much that I should’ve already done and so much that I intend to do (as soon as I finish going through the Finally Home galley). But I’ve never been much of a sales or marketing person, so this is definitely unfamiliar and uncomfortable territory for me. Be patient, I’ll figure it out maybe by the time Where One Road Leads comes out in August.

In the mean time I’m making very good progress with That Kind of Magic (yeah! I found a title!). I hope to have that done by mid summer (if not sooner) and looking for a good home. Then onto something else. Maybe something new, maybe something I’ve got stored away in my files.

The weather in New Hampshire is absolutely glorious! Who’d have thought that a week ago we were being flooded. There are still roads that are closed in the area, but today is going to be nearly 80 degrees and the sun is shining. This is the first day I’ve been able to wear short sleeves and go out without a jacket. God love spring!
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Thursday, April 19, 2007
The Next Step
Well, now that I've gotten the majority of the edits done, I'm faced with proof reading the galley copy of Finally Home. Wow oh wow! This is becoming more and more real to me. And honestly, it hasn't been an easy road. But I know it'll be well worth it. My baby, Finally Home, which I started at the age of 16, will soon be out in print and I'll be able to hold it in my own hands. How tremendous is that!

Another lesson learned-- I HAVE to get my own website. The freebie I have on Geocities showed me its limitations last night as I was trying to work on it. Its good for now, but I need something I can do whatever I want with.

So, as long as the kids are good to me, for the next 2 hours I'm going to be going over my galley with a fine toothed comb. My eyes hurt already!!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007
A Fresh Start
I thought that to celebrate the release of my first book "Sweet Forever" I'd start a nice new blog that is more related to writing. I'm also revamping my webpage and adding some free reads.

I can't believe that after so many years of writing and dreaming I'm actually going to be published. Talk about a dream come true! My daughter has told me that she wants to be a writer too. I believe that she'd be good at it, but I don't want her to think that it comes easily. There's a lot of blood, sweat and tears that go into a labor of love like a book. But there's also immense pride to see the finished project.

I hope that she can feel that someday.
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