Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fangs, Fur, and Fey Giveaway Hop!

I know I just had a giveaway, but since I got a ton of books at the RWA National conference, I have a lot of goodies to share.

This month's giveaway is Fangs, Fur, and Fey, and it's hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Reading Lark.

Up for grabs is a copy of Karen Marie Moning's Into the Dreaming.  Here's the back cover blurb:

Free him from his ice-borne hell . . .
Stolen from his beloved home in the Highlands of Scotland, imprisoned in the Unseelie king’s dark, frosty kingdom, Aedan MacKinnon endured centuries of torture before becoming the icy, emotionless Vengeance, the dark king’s dispatcher of death and destruction in the mortal realm.
And in his century you both may dwell . . .
Aspiring romance novelist Jane Sillee has always believed that she was born in the wrong century, but she’s managed to make a decent enough life for herself—if only she could stop having those recurring dreams about a man too perfect to exist.
In the Dreaming you have loved him . . .
Haunted every night of her life by a devastatingly sexy Highlander who comes to her while she sleeps, Jane tries to write him out of her head and heart. As a child he protected her, as a woman he loves her.
Now in the Waking you must save him . . .
When an ancient tapestry bearing the likeness of her beloved Highlander arrives on her doorstep, Jane is whisked back in time to fifteenth-century Scotland, to the castle of Dun Haakon on the isle of Skye, where she is given one chance to save her dream lover . . . or lose him forever to the Unseelie king.
Caught in a deadly game between the light and dark courts of the Fae, Jane must find a way through the ice to the heart of her Highander. But will the love of one mortal woman be enough to defeat such ancient and ruthless immortal enemies?
This giveaway is open to US readers only, and will run until October 8.  On Tuesday, October 9 I will post the name of the winner.  You will have 3 days to contact me, at which time I will choose another winner if I haven't heard from you.

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Good luck!
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Friday, September 28, 2012

How much is too much?

So shiny and new!
I read an article today about the re-launch of MySpace.  I'll admit, the screencaps I saw looked good, and they seem to have done a nice job revamping the site.  I'm not sure I'm going to join up again though--with all the Facebook, Twitter, and blogging, there just aren't enough hours in the day to keep up with social media, work, and write.

I've pretty much picked Twitter and this blog as my primary social media activities, at least for now.  If (no, I'm going to think positively) when I get published, I'll probably need to expand my digital horizons, but for now, this works for me.

What's your approach to the whole social media thing?  Do you keep up with everything, or do you just have a couple of accounts you like to work with?  How do you get your name out there while maintaining the time to write?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New giveaway winner!

Well, I've contacted the first winner and haven't heard back, so I've picked another winner of the Under the Sea Giveaway Hop.

Congratulations go to.... Holly Letson!

Holly, please email me your mailing address at laralacombewriter (at) gmail (dot) com, and I'll get your 3 Virgin River books in the mail to you right away!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Under the Sea Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations go to Susan Smith, winner of the Under the Sea Giveaway Hop!

Susan, please contact me with your mailing address and I will get your books in the mail soon!

Thanks to all the entrants, and be sure to come back next month for another great contest.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Under the Sea Giveaway Hop!

This month, I'm happy to participate in the Under the Sea Giveaway Hop, hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer and The Musings of ALMYBNENR.

As you can probably tell from the name, the theme for this giveaway is water.  With that in mind, I'm giving away three of the books in the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr--Hidden Summit, Redwood Bend, and Sunrise Point.

Hidden Summit (Virgin River Series #15)Redwood Bend (Virgin River Series #16)Sunrise Point

You have until September 20 to enter for your chance to win.  I'll pick a winner and post the name on Friday, September 21.  The giveaway is open to US residents only.  Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

Good luck, and happy reading!

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

A little fun...

Has anyone seen the website I Write Like?  You paste in a few paragraphs of your writing, and it will tell you which famous author you most write like.  Apparently, I write like Kurt Vonnegut.

I write like
I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

It's a fun little exercise. Have you tried it? Which author did you get?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Insecure Writer's Support Group - September edition

Today I want to talk about something that affects us all--finding time to write.  With an ever-increasing number of things to do and demands on our time, how do you make time to write?

I know some people like to get up early and write before the hectic pace of the day starts.  I am the exact opposite of a morning person, so that's not going to work for me.

I try to write in snippets during the day--a few words here, a few words there.  I really like the weekends when I get a few hours of uninterrupted time to focus on my writing.  I need to do a better job about protecting that time, so I don't let it slip through my fingers.

What about you?  What's your strategy for ensuring you get to write?

Be sure to stop by Alex's blog to find the other writers posting this month!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Hooray for 3-day Weekends!

Happy Belated Labor Day everyone!  Hope you all had a nice day.  I ran around like a crazy person, but managed to get a lot done.

Be sure to tune in later in the week for IWSG on Wednesday, and a little post about motivation on Friday.

Have a great week!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

First World problems... I haz them
There is a wasp in my apartment.  This is not cool.

Also, I think my laptop is about to crash and burn.

Le sigh.