Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Digging In Frozen Dirt With A Broke Shovel

Hello, Friends!
For some of you out there in cyber land, the title of today’s post makes perfect sense, right?  This is how I’ve been feeling lately. So what do I do? I find the duct tape! That’s what I do. Then I tape up my shovel and wait for the ground to thaw. Once it softens up, I start digging again. But just as cruel as the first frost is to flowers, so is fate to the weary digger. The second I think I’m making real progress, I hit a rock and break the handle on my shovel again.

Now, a lot of you may be reading this, wondering if I’ve lost my mind. Of course I have. A long time ago, but that’s not the point. What I’m really talking about, is my journey toward publication. I’ve had highs, lows, and too many rewrites to count, but something keeps me from giving up. In the end, I hope I’m not standing with a broken shovel. Only time will tell the outcome of my efforts. No matter what, I can smile, knowing I gutted it out and pursued my dream, and there isn’t an agent, editor, or publishing house, who can take that away from me.

If anyone else knows what I’m talking about, please comment and share your feelings. And if the ground isn’t thawing quickly enough, break out the blow torch! Until the next time, happy writing, friends! J

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Author, Elizabeth Seckman is in da house!

Funny how quickly you ran here….I’d say tsk, tsk…but I’m too happy to see you!
And so is Celeste.

Say hi Celeste!! 
Hello, Friends!

Today, my dear friend, (the awesome author) Elizabeth Seckman is showing me some guest blogger love! I don't use the word "awesome" loosely, so feel free to cheer, applaud, or dance around in your underwear. Just don't send us any pictures! This isn't that kind of a blog! :P Okay, let's get back down to business and give the screen back to Elizabeth. :P 

Celeste is my very best writer buddy. She’s my CP, my shoulder to cry on, and my cheerleader. I have bugged her and bugged her to join us in this virtual workshop/support group...and she finally, finally has!

She’s here!!

A blogging virgin, all shiny and new.  I’m sure she’s excited (yay new friends!) and nervous (crap, this all looks Greek!)

I’ve already advised Celeste…NO CATPCHA!!

Y’all* can  thank me in the comments…and while you’re there…give the lady a bit of advice to guide her in her adventure in the blogosphere!!

I said I had an announcement…and I do…and it seems so WRITE to do it here!

You see, when I first wrote “PAST DUE”, I had zero faith in it. But Celeste did. It’s her tenacity that makes saying this even possible~

“PAST DUE” will be free this weekend! I wanted to celebrate the upcoming release of “HEALING SUMMER”, book two in the Coulter Men series. I just put the finishes touches on HS, got the thumbs up from the editor and I. AM. SO. HAPPY. to say it is on its way to the final proofing and then PUBLICATION!!

On November 21st click the magic link and get the book for free. Get PAST DUE free!
*I said Y’all cause Celeste is from Arkansas and I wanted her to feel at home.

Monday, November 19, 2012

I had to do it!


Since I'm a newborn-blogger, I guess I should start by introducing myself. The name's Celeste Holloway, and I decided to join the blogging world because I'm told this is what a writer should do. If you follow this brilliant blog, expect life changing posts that will make all your dreams come true! Not really, but it sounds good, right? For real though, you may get to witness breakdowns, triumphs, and (fingers crossed, head bowed in prayer) a hopeful lady's dreams of publication coming true. Also, I'm a pretty cool friend to have, so gather round and pay attention. This is sure to be entertaining!

Now, I must go think up a brain-blowing post to win over the masses. Until then, I want to give a shout out to an awesome friend, author, and all around great lady, Elizabeth Seckman, who inspired me (twisted my arm) to get this blog up and running. I got mad love for ya, lady! If you guys are wondering who could be so awesome that I would mention her in my first blog, wonder no more. Instead, go check out her blog, (eseckman.blogspot.com Use Your Words) and check out her spectacular book on Amazon. (Past Due)