Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 32_09162018

Greetings and salutations!!! Yep, it’s that time again… welcome back to Weekly Update! Let’s dive in…

So, as some of you may have noticed I have not been tagging as much as I usually do. The reason for that is marketing. See, when I share my greeting from my author page and tag people, it increases my reach and engagement on my author page… great stuff, but because it’s from tags it’s kind of artificial… And as much as I want to be seen and have people interact, it’s also important for them to come find ME rather than me bringing THEM in. So, if you are a morning “taggee”, some mornings you will see there won’t be a morning tag. I do hope that you take a moment to hop over to my author page or my profile and find me, though. After the experiment last week (when I didn’t tag at all), my numbers stayed up thanks to you guys sticking with me. You guys rock!!! Thank you so much!!!

I’m looking forward to another quiet week. I’ll be getting the print proof for RAZOR’S EDGE anytime now, so I’ll be combing through it looking for any straggling booboos that need correction. Two weeks until the book releases, and preorder is up on all platforms. www.books2read.com/RazorsEdge

Speaking of platforms, I made a big decision about my other series last night, and set things in motion… The Bloodline series is now being delisted from all platforms except Amazon. The plan is when it is free to do so, I’m going to put all three books into KU. The first two did alright there, and Wolfborn has never been in, so I think a stint in there will be beneficial. The Kate Gardener Mysteries, along with THE COLD ONES, will remain wide for the foreseeable future. Some of my upcoming publications will likely be exclusive to Amazon, including the short story prequel to the Bloodline series, and a new series of short stories that will start coming out likely in January.

A few notices: Live Writes Rewind is going to take a break for a few weeks, but it will start up again soon with fresh “reruns” of stellar Live Writes. I’m also contemplating something new to do for Bistro Wednesdays since we’ve concluded the archetype series, so as soon as I come up with something cool, I’ll let you know.

Alright, it’s now time to rest and relax… a new week is approaching… hope everyone has a great day, and a great start to their week. See you here next week for another edition of Weekly Update… Until then, Peace, Love & Muchness to all!!!

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Gabry’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 31_09092018

Halooooooo! LOL Welcome back, Muchlanders and folks from here and there to another fantabulous edition of Weekly Update. So, what’s going on? Well… read…on…

I’ve been busy with writing this past week, or at least trying to be. I’m staying on pace writing this short story and hopefully will have it done by the end of the month. Then it’s back to mysteries and finishing up the next two Kate Gardener’s. I’m getting ready to do some major things with these, I hope… I’ve been crunching keywords, fluffling through genres and categories, and I’m hoping to apply what I’ve learned soon and see what happens…

Oh, this coming week THE COLD ONES is on sale for $0.99… I’m doing a special promo with Art of the Arcane, which will be featuring the book along with many other spectacular fantasy finds. If you haven’t had a chance to read this one-of-a-kind historical fantasy… if you dig all things Celtic and Druish (is Druish a word? *shrugs* Mel Brooks used it so I’m going with it)… Then you must get this book and read this book. Oh, and did I mention there’s a talking horse? Yeah, he’s a horse… that talks… and he’s snarky… so read it… #TeamKieranthePuca

Moving on… back to mysteries… I’m really feeling mysteries lately… In fact, I’m actually looking at some outlines and such that I have, and may be giving them a tweak here and there to see if they could work good in that MST category (MST is Mystery-Suspense-Thriller)… As I said up there, I bit the big one and purchased some analytic data this week to see if my instincts were good, or not. Turns out I was actually going in the right direction with most of what I’m doing… I just need to take it up a notch, as Emeril would say. And I have SOOOOOO many things for Kate Gardener Mysteries… I literally have three and a half pages of loglines, two columns of titles, AND another, um, five “episode” outlines to work from… So Kate, Pierce, Jimi, and all the gang will be around for as long as possible.

I’m not giving up on fantasy, either… The current story I’m working on is fantasy, and I have an idea for a rather cool series of historical fantasy novellas, one of which I have done already. It’s kind of amazing… but I have to get more of them written before I can start showing you… yeah, I know, I’m a tease 😉

Okay, now I must head off to write and get some promotion ready for the week. Until next week, my friends, Peace, Love and Muchness to you all!!! Have a great week!!!

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Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 30_09022018

Well, here we are again… it’s Weekly Update time!!!

This past week we finished up the Heroic Archetype series in the Writers’ Bistro group. If you followed along, you know we made our way through 16 male and female character archetypes… and may have learned a little about our own characters, and ourselves, in the process. If you didn’t read along, head on over to the Writers’ Bistro group and scroll back through. And if you aren’t already a member, join up here: www.facebook.com/groups/thewritersbistro

Speaking of Bistro, this Wednesday we are celebrating the 1st Anniversary for our monthly Live Write. A great group of writers are going to be joining us, and we hope you will, too. One picture… multiple genres… endless possibilities!!! Watch my Author Page for the event link this week and be there on Wednesday evening starting at 7PM.

In books news, RAZOR’S EDGE is now available for pre-order. You can get the book on multiple e-book platforms, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo… just follow this universal link and click on your preferred source: www.books2read.com/RazorsEdge

And now to close… a little thought for the week, and beyond: Every day, we see things we don’t like… encounter attitudes, beliefs, worldviews and opinions, that we just…don’t…LIKE. And you know what? That’s okay. We have the right to dislike or feel indifferent to ANYTHING… people, things, places, ideas, beliefs… There is nothing wrong with disliking or feeling indifferent… Not liking big girls doesn’t make you sizeist… not liking M/M romance doesn’t make you a bigot… neither does not liking Christian fiction, or a particular sexual orientation or race… None of that makes you a bad person, and it’s wrong for other people to label you and mistreat you if you don’t like something. However, what IS wrong is when those feelings of dislike or indifference cause us to be cruel and unfair to other people. If you are tactless, insensitive, rude, mean, cruel, or bully people because of who they are, what they are, or what they think, that is wrong. It’s too easy, in this day and age, to become an angry mob, and no matter how righteous your cause may be, being an angry mob isn’t proactive… It doesn’t move us forward. So, my thought for the week is… be measured in your speech… be responsible, not just for not saying tactless, nasty stuff, but also for not retaliating against it in a way that causes more problem than not. Be an example of kindness, always, especially when you think they don’t deserve it.

That’s all for this week, folks… Peace, Love & Muchness to you all!!!

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Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 29_08262018

Greetings and salutations, my friends… Welcome back to Weekly Update! Last week, I was up to my eyeballs in editing and formatting and such, and I didn’t turn out an update for you all. So, here we are, playing catch-up…

As I said, the past week was filled with editing and formatting. The cover for RAZOR’S EDGE was going to be revealed this coming Friday, but I kind of put it through to set-up pre0order without thinking and it went up early. So, the e-book is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, and more. I’ve also been busy making a few typo corrections in the other mysteries and adjusting the covers. All four published mysteries are back up, with books three and four having completely new covers. The first covers were good, but these are, well, better, and they tie into the stories a bit more. Now, I’m working on getting them set up for printing, so I can order copies and have them for sale.

In other news, I’m checking into the possibility of participating in Indie Author Day this year at my local library. It’s the third year, I think, that they’ve held it, but other years I simply couldn’t get there. This time, I’m going to try… I mean, how can one pass up a free table?! Stay tuned for more on that.

Looking forward, I’m hoping to get all of this pre-publishing stuff wrapped up and ready to go so I can turn my attention to a short story I need to work on. I’ve got great ideas for it, and I’m hoping I can get it written up in record time.

Oh, and the archetype profiles will be finishing up this coming week. The last two ladies, The Crusader and The Nurturer, will be featured.

Ah, graphics call! I have to adjust the spine of a book… God, that sounds brutal, doesn’t it? LOL Anyway, until next week, Peace, Love & Muchness to all!!!

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Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 28_08122018

Good afternoon, Residents of Muchland!!! Welcome back to another edition of Weekly Update.

Leading things off this week is an update about Saturday Showcase… We’ve had some great authors stop by to spend their Saturdays with us, but lately I’ve not had the time to dedicate to getting with authors and getting them scheduled, so Saturday Showcase will be going on hiatus for the time being. Hopefully in the future we can bring it back and make it a must-see event, but for now I’m focusing on projects coming up, including the First Anniversary of Live Writes at the Bistro, and the release of RAZOR’S EDGE (KGM #5) in September.

I’m currently going through line edits on RAZOR’S EDGE. The cover reveal is scheduled for the next SLP Partners & Followers Group Party at the end of the month. I’ll have more details on that as it gets closer.

This evening, at 9PM EST, I’ll be doing a quick takeover in the Apostrophes & Double DDs Group to celebrate the release of Fredd Carroll’s new book, THE ADVENTURES OF LEFT-EYE LAZY. It’s a kids’ book, first in a projected series, and is geared toward middle-school-agers (is that even a word/ phrase? I don’t know…) Anyway, I’ll be talking about a couple of cool projects that help kids connect with books, so you don’t want to miss it!

That’s that for this week… It’s been a quiet one, but I’ve been busy with lots of behind-the-scenes and real world stuff. Lots of good things in the wind, I hope… So, until next week, stay gold… Peace, love & Muchness to all!!!

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Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 27_08052018

Greetings, my people peeps! Welcome to another edition of Weekly Update! Let’s dive in…

So, as you may have noticed if you’ve been following the Bistro Wednesday Archetype series, the past two Wednesdays have been conspicuously without the next installments of Heroine archetypes… Fear not! The series has not concluded quite yet… We’ll continue this coming Wednesday. Now’s a great time to go catch up on what we’ve done so far.

 Didn’t write a word this week… Yeah, I know, I’m bad… but I needed to rest and recharge a bit, turning my attention to some other things. I’ll be jumping back into work again soon. I do, however, have something cool to share: updated book links! I’ve customized my Books2Read links for all of my books so that instead of a bunch of letters and numbers, you can find my books by typing books2read.com/, and then add the title of the book… here’re all the new links:

www.books2read.com/Bloodline

www.books2read.com/Quicksilverbook

www.books2read.com/Wolfborn

www.books2read.com/TheMemoryOfTrees

www.books2read.com/DeProfundis

www.books2read.com/WellAcquaintedWithTheNight

www.books2read.com/RavensMark

www.books2read.com/CreatureFeature

www.books2read.com/TheColdOnes

 

Pretty cool, huh? Now, the old Books2Read links (the mix of letters and numbers) still work, but these are just a quick way for me, or you, or anyone to remember the link if you want to say, I don’t know, share it somewhere (wink wink nudge nudge).

 Events this week… One of them is today, 2PM EDT in B.J. Hardy’s Erotic Readers Group… Why am I doing a takeover in an erotic readers group, you may ask? Well, it’s a release party, and B.J. is a fellow member of The Double DD Group, so I grabbed a spot and am going to support. I’ll be on for a full hour, so I hope you all can stop in and check out my posts and play games and stuff.

Thursday is my standing engagement in the SLP Partners & Followers Group… 7-10 PM EDT, and you won’t want to miss this one… It’s going to be EPIC… OPERATIC… Meeeeeeeh, ya don’t want ta miss it 😉

Friday will be the second installment of my new weekly spot in the Shadow League group… 8-10PM EDT, I’ll be sharing memes and memories, and enjoying another fabulous Urban Fantasy world… THE UNDERWORLD SAGA. Yes! #TeamSelene #TeamLucian Yeah, I’m on both… So don’t miss a minute!

 Alrighty then, that’s it for this week… See you next week right here, right now… or thereabouts… for the next Weekly Update… Until then, wishing you all Peace, Love & Muchness!!!

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Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 26_07292018

Hello hello everyone!!! Running a little late tonight, but here comes another weekly update!!!

I continue to putter along on my works in progress. As I noted last week, I’ve rearranged my schedule a bit now, spreading things out and leaving myself more time for other projects and such. I’m looking forward to starting on some new projects soon, including a return to playing with some werewolves (not MY werewolves, though… Vincent and Sam are on vacay for the mo… but I can guarantee they will be back)… I’ve got another historical fantasy on the horizon, too… Something truly unique that I think you guys are going to LOVE… AND an adaptation of a partial script that I started ages ago… Whew!!! Busy busy!!!

This Wednesday, Live Writes at the Bistro returns with a special event… Day & Dark Comics *otherwise known as Jonathan Harvey and Joleene Naylor) will be co-hosting the event, bringing their humor and artistry, and giving the most-liked story the chance to be worked into a chapter of THE TERRIBLE TURTLE CONSPIRACY online comic PLUS some excellent blog promotion from the fabulous Leah Negron. Four pairs of writers… four amazing stories… One incredible night… Hope to see you all there!!!

No other major events this week, but I will be spending the evening in the SLP Partners & Followers group Thursday, as always, and I think you will all dig the theme this week… One of my favorite films (& books) growing up… that’s the only clue you get… except this… Make sure your SODAPOP is chilled, and don’t DALLY… *winks*

See you back here next Sunday for weekly update… Hope you have a wonderful week!!! Peace, Love & Muchness to all!!!

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Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 25_07222018

 Hello everybody! Welcome back to Weekly Update!!! Lots to cover, so let’s get started…

First off, there’s been some updates to my writing and publication schedule. Writing two mysteries at once has been quite an undertaking, and I’m slowing a bit to make sure that the stories aren’t thrown together. RAZOR’S EDGE, which is already complete, will be coming out at the end of September, but I’ve decided to spread out the releases a bit and not bombard you with Kate Gardener during the last few months of the year. So, RAZOR’S EDGE will remain on schedule; NIGHT MOVES will now be coming out in December; and the remaining two in progress, SACRED GEOMETRY and THE LONG GAME, will be coming out in the first half of 2019. This gives me time to not only make the stories the best they can be, but also continue to work on the other stories I have in the wings…

I’m currently doing some updates for my website, including adding in some pages and information, and including collected reviews with each book. So now, when you visit the page, you can check out what people have to say about them.

Coming up August 1st will be the return of LIVE WRITES @ THE BISTRO, and we have something super special going on! Joleene Naylor and Jonathan Harvey, of Day and Dark Comics, will providing an original image for us to write to, and the write with the most likes will become part of a future chapter of THE TERRIBLE TURTLE CONSPIRACY, the original online comic from Day and Dark Comics. We’re still looking for writers, so if you’re interested PM me and will get you in there. You do not want to miss this!!!

Tomorrow, we are hosting RapidFire here in Muchland at 10PM EST. The fabulous Aleisha Maree and Amber Naralim will be joining us, so be there with bells on ‘cause these ladies rock hard!!!

And that is a wrap… I am off to finish up some more website maintenance, and begin exploring some video creation… Stay tuned!!!

Until next week, Peace, Love & Muchness to you all!!!

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Gaby’s Book & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 24_07152018

 

Hello everyone! It’s that time again… Weekly Update!!!

It’s been a quiet week, activity-wise. I’ve spent a lot of my time writing, working on the two mysteries. I had to revise my schedule a little bit to keep myself going, but I’ve reached a total of just over 20k words between the two. I’m still optimistic that I’ll reach my goal to have both done by the end of the month… we shall see…

Events this coming week will be few again… because of my writing goals, I haven’t taken on a lot… However, a few fun things are planned for the end of the week. Thursday is my day in the SLP Partners & Followers group… last Thursday had a “Clueless” movie theme, so you never know what Thursday will bring… Be sure to stop by.

Then Friday night will be the first monthly Party of Partners in the group… all the SLP Partners will be stopping in to hang, show off new goodies, and have fun. Don’t miss it!!!

Finally, on Saturday I’ll be guesting at a RapidFire in the afternoon… 3PM EST, I believe… More on that as the week progresses…

I’ll be getting things set up for the next Live Writes @ the Bistro event soon… We took July off because of the holiday, but we’re coming back in August, and it will be a very special event… stay tuned for more on that as well.

Okay, my WIPs are calling my name… I’ll see you back here next Sunday for more weekly update. Until then, Peace, Love & Muchness to all!!!

 

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Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 23_07082018

Greetings and salutations, my peeps!!! Welcome back to Weekly Update… Let’s dive in!!!

Making pretty good progress on my Camp NaNo writing schedule… I’m about a third of the way through one book, and two chapters in to the other… close to 14,000 words logged so far, which is pretty close to on-schedule. I’m hoping to make a huge dent this week in both books, and have one or both half done by next Saturday… Eek!!!

Last Wednesday was a holiday, so this Bistro Wednesday the Archetype posts will be back. We’re featuring Heroine Archetypes now, and this Wednesday will be one of my favorites (because it’s more than a little bit me *winks*)… THE SPUNKY KID… Some very beloved female characters fall into this archetype, so be sure you don’t miss this installment.

Also, I’ve uploaded a bunch of informational graphics that I had, and a bunch that our fellow Bistro member Valerie Roeseler sent me, into the FILES area of THE WRITERS’ BISTRO, along with a transcript of my posts from the Bistro Blurb Workshop… Lots of great tips, templates, and information in there, so be sure to check them out.

I have set up my YouTube channel, and I’ll be adding my book trailers and slideshow videos in there soon, as well as putting together book playlists and adding some of my favorite writing inspiration music. Stay tuned for more on that!

Alright, my peeps, back to the writing cave I go!!! I will see you all back here next week for another installment of Weekly Update… Until then, Peace, Love & Muchness to all!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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