Thursday, May 26, 2011

Character Giveaway Winner!

Carlee Heidenreich blew the competition out of the water by collecting 45 LIKES on her FB wall, when she posted a picture of her copy of Veiled!
CONGRATULATIONS CARLEE!!! You are now a Character in Living Soul, the second book in the series!!!

Carlee will need to let me know if she wants me to use her real name or some other name. Also I want to make it very clear that Carlee's name will be used fictionally and it will in no way represent the "real" Carlee. Any similarities,(if there are any) will be coincidental, and blah, blah, blah....

Unfortunately the character will have to remain a mystery until the book is published. So you will have to look her up when Living Soul comes out!

I do my best to be a speedy writer, but I do have children to home school and a husband to feed and laundry to wash. But I am working on the last ten chapters right now, so wish me luck! And poor Carlee too who is about to--

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rest In Peace

Today I finally finished re-writing Living Soul, the sequel to Veiled, after I lost all my work to tiny rectangles!
Yes, rectangles.
A few months ago I was finishing up my work for the day when I accidentally took my memory stick out before it was all the way done saving, and it corrupted the file. It basically changed all my words (ALL OF THEM, about 23 chapters with roughly 10 pages in each chapter)into rectangles.
After I cried, I took the computer to the Geek Squad and they worked on it for three weeks, only to come up empty. They reset the computer to an earlier time, they cleaned up viruses, they worked on the file, they even sent the file to India of heavens knows where! Only to return my lap top with two recovered chapters, all compressed with no spaces or punctuation between the words. ...Basically a re-write.
After I ranted and cried and did all the expected things, I went back to work. Today I stand before you all caught up with a few extra sentences to boot!
So may that first version of Living Soul rest in peace somewhere in rectangular heaven, while the new version is safe and sound in several different places; including my super secret email account that no one knows anything about...until now.
Let this be a lesson to all you writers out there! Don't pull your memory stick out too quickly...or your words will die.