Flowers, Part 6

That’s right! The final part of Flowers has finally arrived. Are you excited? Crying? Regurgitating? Biting your nails? Rolling your eyes and returning to your Reader/Inbox so to read better posts? Are you not even reading this?

Well, I’m sure you’ve having one of those emotions at this current moment in your life. Treasure this moment! It’s not coming ’round again, dude. Although … I’m not really a YOLO girl … y’know … YOLOUYHJ (you only live once unless you have Jesus) is my style.

I can assure you, however, that this post is a little better than my previous Flowers parts because I added images! Images make stuff better. Or … so everyone tells me. To me, they just make it take longer for stuff to load …

Parts 1 and 2 ~ Part 3 ~ Part 4 ~ Part 5

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NaNoWriMo 2016 Update #2

The first five times (yes, five!) times I wrote the title, I wrote ‘NaNoWriMo 2016 Updated #2.’ Consider yourself updated. *sports reference* *confirmation of points received*

Yep. My fingers type with no regard to my brain sometimes …

Back to our regularly scheduled programming, my word count has now reached 28o46 words. Some days I write more, some days I write less, but that’s approximately 2000 every day.

Since I only wanted to write 1700 a day, I’m a little ahead, which is fantastic, as in past years I struggled to get out enough to make 40000 in a month, while at this rate, I could get 60000, assuming I had that much content (which I don’t, really). But the end of the month is gonna be busy, so it’s good that I’m somewhat ahead.

If you want to know more than that about words and days, find it out here, at my stats on the adult NaNoWriMo.

Because I’m kind of in a hurry, that’s all for today, guys. Yeah, it was lame, but … okay, I have no excuse … comment?! 😉

Quote-of-the-Update

“Oh, Alice, don’t say that!” Cassie said, shaking off her somewhat dark mood and smiling mischievously. “After all, she’s intimate with the Ashfields. We mustn’t talk badly about anyone who’s intimate with the Ashfields.”

“No, we mustn’t,” Alice said playfully. “Why, the sky would likely fall!”

“The Thames would flood!”

“The earth would quake!”

“The dogs would howl!”

Thoughts on the quote? Are you reaching your NaNoWriMo goal? Or are you enjoying watching everyone else try to produce ridiculous amounts of words every day, eating popcorn, and laughing quietly to yourself?

~Kellyn Roth

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programing …

… to bring you a special news bulletin!

First, I just had a mental block and couldn’t figure out how to spell ‘bulletin’ for, like, five minutes. Which is weird because I’m usually a pretty good speller …

Second (and more importantly), I just finished writing Ivy Introspective! I know! It’s so exciting! Yes, I do realize I was supposed to finish it in a while ago … June, I think, actually … but you know what? It’s great to have it finished even if it was supposed to be finished a zillion years ago! Now I can concentrate on planning At Her Fingertips and not always feel like ‘I should be writing.’ You know … until November.

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Today I was researching the distance between Edinburgh and the Scottish border (51.23 km, 31.84 m) and how fast trains went back then (15-20 mph average, though they could go up to 70 mph … if being chased by rogue cowboys or something, I guess). 😄 So much fun! It was such a relief to just be finishing and looking up one last fact that I needed to complete the novel! Not that it’s all that thoroughly researched … yet.

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Five Fall Favorites, Day 1: Mystery and Christian Fiction

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The blog party has begun!

Find out more about the blog party here!

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Yep! We’ve got some awesome stuff being given away. I’m very jealous of you. You at least get a chance of winning … I don’t. 😦 😉

Anyway, today I’m going to be telling you about my top five favorites for the genres mystery and Christian fiction. Now, these aren’t my only favorites from those two genres and they sure aren’t in any particular order (that would be too cruel for words!), just so you know. 🙂

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Feeling vs. Thinking in Writing

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I know, I know! A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing with Createspace for Intelligent People (Part 2) was supposed to be posted today. But … too lazy and too enthused about this new idea (which, disclaimer, I got from the book Writing With Power by Peter Elbow. I’ve only read the first chapter, but I’m smart enough to draw a whole blog post from it. *nods*)!

Today we’re going to be talking about feeling and thinking in writing.

Both of these are extremely important. By forgetting one or the other we either write something full of craziness or full of stiffness. By combining them, the novel never gets written.

The only way is to do first one, then the other, then a balance (that sounds confusing since I just said you can’t combine them, but bear with me!), then publish. I’ll explain more on each of these steps (or, rather, each of these drafts). I made up the system, but the general idea comes from Peter Elbow’s book.

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On Sprinters, Elections, and NaNo

First, I just want to say I’m amazed by the amount of support I got when publishing The Lady of the Vineyard. Thank you all a million times! I hope I’ll be there for you in the same way if you ever publish (or when you do again).

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Okay now … let’s do ’em in random order.

Elections:

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As you may have noticed, there’s a new page on Reveries. This is the page for Round #2 of Blogger Election Day. I urge you to go to that page immediately and vote! More details will be on the page itself. (Yes, I did just link to it three times!)

Now, for this round, I’m only allowed to give ten reasons why you should elect me as president. As before, you’ll never to go to the Blogger Election Day Page and comment the number that you like … like this: “I like 9/10 of the reasons!”

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The Lady of the Vineyard Blog Tour, Day 5

We’ve finally come to the last day of the blog tour! After this, we’ll be getting back to the normal schedule.

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Today’s Posts:

An author and character interview (and bonus book spotlight!) by Morgan Dusky (Studies in Character). It’s always so much fun to do anything with Morgan and her characters, and this was no exception! I also finally got some of the Adele-and-Troy-squabbling out of my head, which is good, because I need to move on to other characters, sadly. 😉

Also, Morgan’s birthday was last Saturday, on release day; I totally forgot to mention that in my post! Oh, well.

A book spotlight by Willowy Whisper (http://willowywhisper.com/). Tastefully done! 🙂

A review by J.C. Buchanan (Beyond the Amethyst). I love seeing reviews of my novels … it gives me a happy feeling inside … and this was no exception!

An author interview by Kate Willis (Once Upon an Ordinary). This one was fun! Kate is always pretty awesome. Which, oddly enough, reminds me that I need to write a review of Austenland. 😄

An author and character interview with Allie Taylor (The Depth of My Faith). It hasn’t come out yet (because it’s also a bonus!), but I’ll try to add the link in later if I can. Also, my ‘aspiring author interview’ can be found here. Allie did it with me a little while back. 🙂

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The Lady of the Vineyard Blog Tour, Day 4

Wow … I can’t believe we’re already at day 4! Only one day to go! Well, I’ve got some sad news. This is our smallest day due to some problems people (including me!) had that made us have to do some re-scheduling! Oh, well. I deserve it for totally forgetting about 9/11.

Everyone: *posting pictures saying ‘Don’t Forget’*

Me: Don’t forget what?

Such a great American …

Anyway … time for Day 4!

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Today’s Posts:

A review and author interview by Angela R. Watts (The Peculiar Messenger) YES!!! AWESOME REVIEW! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS TRYING TO SAY!!!

A character interview by Daisy Ferrell (Happy Days with Anonymous A). I love this one! Adele can be so much fun when she wants, and Zeph’s additions are great!

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The Lady of the Vineyard Blog Tour, Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of The Lady of the Vineyard‘s wonderous book-release blog tour! Today we’ll be talking about things never before discussed (at least not with you, that is) … a potential serial-story/short-story sequel to TLOTV on Reveries?

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Remember to spread this around the web! It’d be a huge favor to me. ❤

The Posts for Today Are:

A review and book spotlight by Jesseca Wheaton @Whimsical Writings (People are being so sweet in their reviews! Although she’s so right about the historical thing … history tends to disappear in my novels! Maybe they’re so awesome time stops! #wishfulthinking)

A character interview, author interview, and book spotlight by April McLauren @April Dreams {part 1part 2} (Is it weird that my favorite question she asked Troy is ‘What is your favorite color?’ 😄 )

and a review by Alyssa @Writing Anyone (Thanks for doing this although it isn’t your favorite genre, Alyssa! It’s a great favor! 🙂 )

And tomorrow is release day! *dances* *stops* *clears throat awkwardly* *casual stance* Not that I’m excited or anything …

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The Lady of the Vineyard Blog Tour, Day 1

Wow. I have never been so nervous and yet so excited at the same time. 😀

My very own blog tour! How marvelous! How wonderous! How perfectly … I’d better stop before I end up doing another Cruella Deville impression, but you get the point. It’s so exciting! 🙂

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The Posts for Today Are:

A Book Spotlight and Review by Faith Potts @Stories by Firefly

A Character and Author Interview by Lana H. @The Music of Words (She’s also my cover artist! ❤ )

A Book Spotlight and Author Interview by Sarah Briel and S. Isabell Jacobsen @Aardvark Magazine (The interview was done in-person! Also, if you want a real kick, check out this interview I did with the same wonderful people several years ago back when Madeline Farrenson and Quiet were the books I really wanted to publish!)

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