Wednesday, May 2, 2018

IWSG: May & the Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime Release

April went far better than I expected with the A-Z Challenge and my theme, Under the Sea Myths and Legends. For the next several months, I plan on visiting all the blogs I didn't get to in April so I'm looking forward to that. There were hundreds of blogs that signed up so be sure and take a look when you get a chance.

Before I dive into the IWSG for May, I wanted to mention our fearless Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh who created this monthly hop and also give thanks to the people who are co-hosting this month,, E.M.A. Timar, J. Q. Rose, C.Lee McKenzie, and Raimey Gallant. Thanks for all your help!

To learn more about the IWSG program and how it can help your insecurities, visit the website here.


Monthly question:  "Does this season inspire you to write more than others, or not?"

For sure it's a good time as any to write. What I like most about this month is I get some spring cleaning done with my files. Sometimes I find that I need to go back and reorganize things to streamline my writing and reinspire the creative process.  I'll review old chapters and decide if I need to rewrite, add back in or delete completely--that type of thing. Maybe it's the spring cleaning-type of thing in preparing for summer? I don't know. 

Fun Find for Writers

I thought I'd share this little tidbit from Take a look at this link: The Weird Side of Famous Writers when you get a chance.  Here's a snapshot of a couple of the fun and weird facts about some the most famous writers we love. 

Book Release: Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime Release

 Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime is out now. Woot!  Take a look at the book description: 

Can a dead child’s cross-stitch pendant find a missing nun? Is revenge possible in just 48 minutes? Can a killer be stopped before the rescuers are engulfed by a city ablaze? Who killed what the tide brought in? Can a soliloquizing gumshoe stay out of jail?

Exploring the facets of time, eleven authors delve into mysteries and crimes that linger in both dark corners and plain sight. Featuring the talents of Gwen Gardner, Rebecca M. Douglass, Tara Tyler, S. R. Betler, C.D. Gallant-King, Jemi Fraser, J. R. Ferguson, Yolanda Renée, C. Lee McKenzie, Christine Clemetson, and Mary Aalgaard.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these eleven tales will take you on a thrilling ride into jeopardy and secrecy. Trail along, find the clues, and stay out of danger. Time is wasting...

Get your copy here: Amazon / B&N / / Kobo / Goodreads
That's it for May!

Mina B.


cleemckenzie said...

If I had a magic broom, mop and pail, my house would be spotless, and I'd write a lot more.

I couldn't write on my least I don't think I could. But maybe that's why Mr. Joyce wrote such deep and compelling books. Guess I should never say "couldn't" without at least giving it a whirl.

Now Virginia's strategy, competitive as it was, might be doable. I like standing back and getting a different perspective.

Great to hear from you, Mina. I didn't do anything with the A to Z this year. Too many projects in the process. Congratulations on staying the course all April.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I took a break during April, but I did catch several of your posts. It was a great theme.
Thanks for mentioning the IWSG anthology!

Raimey Gallant said...

Those are definitely some weird writer habits. Made me laugh, so thanks for that! Happy IWSG day!

E.M.A. Timar said...

I am not saying I write with crayons, I am just saying that I wouldn't be opposed to writing with crayons. But seriously, your A-Z theme sounds amazing. I will be checking back to see some of the posts. (I would hop over now, but I am practically nodding off. I almost made a terrible pun about colorful prose with the crayons.)

Michelle Wallace said...

Some quirky and interesting writing habits! LOL

I didn't participate in the A to Z Challenge this year. I've been really busy from January 01 with my 100words100days challenge which is now over.
However, there's rewrites/edits to consider...

Tizzy Brown said...

Those quirky habits of famous authors are really interesting, thanks for sharing the link.