“So, guess what?” I said to my husband as I pursued the internet, early one morning.
As usual, I didn’t give him the chance to answer. I just continued. “BlogHer is having a writing conference in a month, in New York! And it is about converting a blog into a book. I’m going to go!”
“Mmm,” he answered. Clearly he was more interested in what was on his laptop….
The month flew, and before I knew it I was at a hotel in New York City surrounded by amazing and talented women. As expected, I learned a ton about the business behind books, and met some great bloggers that would later turn into friends. But something else happened….
As I sat at a round table, with Kathy Raddigan, from My Dishwasher’s Possessed, six other bloggers, and an editor from Penguin, discussing memoirs, I knew I couldn’t procrastinate anymore. I had to try to accomplish my dream. I had to start writing my story about my attempt to convert the ultimate commitment-phobic man into a husband with a lot of help from his family and friends.
And I did! I started writing that weekend! Six month’s later I had a completed manuscript, but Dangled Carat needed a lot of polishing, and Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, helped me do that polishing.
I started editing the story in October 2012, one year after I typed my first words. Unfortunately, thanks to my good friend Sandy (AKA Hurricane Sandy) I didn’t get too far. But eventually I did get back on track… and now….I am thrilled to share that my dream is now a reality! Dangled Carat is available everywhere Ebooks are sold and a print version is also available on Amazon!
I am giving away one autographed signed copy, one $25 Victoria Secret gift card, and one CD by my very dear friend, Sandi Rose, “when you believe.” This is the first of many giveaways to follow! To hear a demo of Sandi
To learn more about Dangled Carat – check out schedule of reviews and interviews
9/15 – Mc Guffy’s Reader – Review
9/16 – It’s Just Life – Review
9/16 – Suspense She Writes – Review
9/16 – Time Out For Mom – Review
9/17 –Boca Frau– Review
9/18 – Belle of the Carnival
9/18 – Making My Mark – Review
9/18 – Lisa Writes – Review
9/19 – My Dishwasher’s Possessed – Review & Interview
9/23 – Donetta’s World– interview
9/25 – Belle of the Carnival – interview
9/26 – Vanessa Morgan – Review
10/1 – Making My Mark – Interview
10/26 – Socrates Book Reviews – Review
To enter the give away….