Monthly Archives: August 2014

Taking a 2 Week Hiatus

I don’t normally do this, but I need to take a short two week break from blogging.

Today I go back to work.

I want to be able to focus all of my attention on getting my classroom ready and my lessons planned. This, along with the crazy baseball schedule and my own kids getting back into the grove, will leave little time for blogging. So, I’m taking the next two weeks to get myself and the family back onto a school schedule.

Don’t worry, I’ll be back…

xoxo,

Amy

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Dude! An Awesome Giveaway!

I know, I know. Most of you are cringing at my use of “DUDE,” but I can’t help using that word. It’s the absolute only thing I’ve kept from my ’80s childhood.

Anywho…my lovely CP, Valia Lind, has a fabulous giveaway. Not only is she giving away a signed copy of her latest novel EDGE OF FALLLING, but also a $20.00 Amazon gift card, $10.00 book from The Book Depository, and A LOT OF AWESOME SWAG!

Trust me, you want it all:) The link is below. I wish you luck!

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b2a65f3f23/

 

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For Chance, there’s always only been Dakota.

He’s been in love with the girl since the day they met. He’s tried everything to get her to notice him and nothing has worked. So when things suddenly start moving in the right direction, Chance can’t believe his luck.

Until Kyle comes along.

Kyle is like a new shiny toy and Dakota loves new and shiny. She falls for the tall, blonde and gorgeous fast and without looking back. Dating the summer before college wasn’t in the plans, but come on, Kyle is perfect. So why does Chance and his snarky grin keeps popping up in her mind now that Dakota has found her happiness?

When Chance’s world comes crashing down, Dakota proves the strength of their friendship, surprising herself and everyone around her, by helping him pick up the pieces. In return, Chance is finally able to crack her hard shell, discovering that not everything is sunny in Dakota-land. Her world is not what it seems on the outside, and together, they’re able to pull each other to the brink of safety and sanity.

Dakota likes that things are simple with Kyle, so why does she feel more like herself around Chance?

As graduation grows closer, both Chance and Dakota learn that the plans you make for your life don’t always play out the way you expect them and sometimes, everything starts to make sense when you find yourself on the edge of falling.

Monday Musings: Taking a Break

Writing is different for everyone.

Some writers schedule themselves specific times during the day to write. Some create calendars with daily word count goals. Others write when they get the chance, but do so every day. I’ve even read accounts of writers who work seasonally.

Me?

Well, I’ve tried writing a bunch of different ways this summer. I’ve created a word count calendar, tried writing whenever I have the chance, and written every day. None of these methods work for me. And I’ve been feeling a bit like a failure lately.

Until now!

I own that I don’t write every day, or have a schedule, or even a daily word count goal. I have figured out a lot about myself this summer and it’s a GOOD THING! Even though I haven’t finished a story, I’ve written over 60,000 words. That is a feat in itself and it counts as a win! The most important thing to remember is to continue writing and as long as there are words each day, I’ve accomplished my goal.

Anyone else feeling this way lately?

Five Minute Friday: BETWEEN by Megan Whitmer

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When a supernatural freak of nature forces her family to separate, seventeen-year-old Charlie Page must turn to her frustrating (yet gorgeous) neighbor, Seth, to help reunite them. Seth whisks Charlie to Ellauria—a magical world filled with the creatures of myths and legends—and tells her of the Fellowship, the group charged with protecting mystical beings from human discovery. (All except Bigfoot: that attention whore is a total lost cause.) But when Charlie learns that she’s under the Fellowship’s protection herself, well, “stressed” is an understatement.

Ellauria should be the safest place for Charlie while the Fellowship works to find her family, but things in the mystical realm aren’t what they seem.

Magic is failing, creatures are dying, and the Fellowship insists Charlie holds the key to saving everyone. With her family still missing and the danger in Ellauria growing, Charlie doesn’t know who she can trust. She’s dealing with a power she never asked for, falling for a guy she can’t have, and being forced to choose between her destiny and her heart. And if she chooses wrong, she could destroy magic forever.

Charlie may be in over her head.

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I’m in the middle of reading Between and I truly am loving the voice. But if you follow or have ever met Megan in real life, you’d understand where this voice comes from. I can’t wait to finish reading her debut novel.

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