Tuesday, December 27, 2011

THE RUSH FOR A BARGAIN

The day after Christmas, shoppers abound. They fly in their cars to the nearest department store offering the best bargains. Many of these same folks just received dozens of wonderful gifts from under their trees, but “there must be bargains out there, right?” So the chase begins.

“Oooh, a bathrobe. I didn’t get one. And it only has a small tear in the sleeve.”
“Look. A Keurig. Only some scratches on the reservoir. No biggie.”
“Man, a broken hammer. But what a deal!”

How often do we allow our work to have the same tears, scratches, and complete breaks? And we are also in a hurry. A hurry to send out a work that is nowhere near ready to be submitted.

“But it’s a bargain! I’ve worked it enough and rewritten it until it’s ‘okay.’ So I should send it out, right?”

When our work is rushed to the finish line, it shows. It’s that simple. We want so badly for someone to read it, enjoy it, and validate us that we rush it to be finished, and all we really end up with is a bargain. And it’s not even that, if truth be told. Instead, it’s an unfinished, unpolished, and eventually, unread work. No one will rush to buy it.

We all need to take our time writing, rewriting, proofing, and polishing before we submit. We want a work of art, not an old bathrobe with a torn sleeve!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas wishes from my heart!




My prayer for you this Christmas is:
When you experience sorrow,you will learn the joy of the Lord
When you feel lonely,His arms will surround you
When you feel lost,His presence will guide you
When you feel overwhelmed by life,His Word will sustain you
May this be the best year of your life as God continues to be in control…
Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years!













Monday, December 19, 2011

WISHING YOU ALL by Linda S. Glaz



Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Another year has rolled along. Are you able to look back and say you're proud of what you did with 365 days? Did you follow your dream, make it a reality?

My dearest Christmas wish is for each and every one of you to have a dream, work toward it, and never quit until it is reality. Whether it's writing a novel, a short story, a magazine article, or a letter to a soldier overseas. What was your goal on 2011? What is your new one for 2012?

Blessings!

Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 5, 2011


OFFICIALLY RELEASES TODAY! POLAR BEAR PLUNGE at White Rose Publishing and Amazon!

CONGRATS LAURA AND GREAT LAKES ROMANCES.
LAURA, shoot me your email at lglazagain@aol.com for Polar Bear Plunge, which officially releases today, and GLR, I'll be sending you Savanna's Gift.

Hope you both enjoy!

You can purchase Polar Bear Plunge here.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

CHRISTMAS BARGAINS AND FREEBIES!



“Humbug! There’s no such thing as a Christmas bargain! And a freebie?(whatever that is)Bahhh!”

“Oh, really, Mr. Scrooge. Well, I beg to differ. Camille Eide and I have put our heads together with White Rose Publishing and our books are available for one dollar apiece!”

“That’s not possible. Why, it takes more money than that to hire someone to set the type.”

“We’re in a new age, Mr. Scrooge. Polar Bear Plunge and Savanna’s Gift are both ebooks. And that helps keep the price down. I’m surprised you didn’t know about ebooks already. AND to make this Christmas excitement even better, I’m offering a copy of one book or the other to two lucky readers. Maybe someone who works for you. Someone who doesn’t even make a day’s wages after a full day’s work. Hmmm?”

“Bah, humbug!!!”

No need to worry, no Scrooges allowed around this blog. Just leave a comment and I’ll draw a name to win a copy of Polar Bear Plunge or Savanna’s Gift. You have today and tomorrow to leave a comment. Then, on Monday, I’ll announce the winners. Don’t be a humbug, leave a comment and your email addy and here’s hoping you win!

A very Merry Christmas to you, Mr. Scrooge!

Friday, December 2, 2011

SAVANNA'S GIFT by Camille Eide







When Savanna gets a second chance at the love of her life, will her dream that divided them get in the way?

Forced to return to the ski lodge where she once worked, Savanna Holt is reminded of one special Christmas and how ambition led her to make the worst mistake of her life: Leaving Luke Nelson.

Stunned to discover Luke never left, but worked his way up from lift operator to manager, Savanna sees the opportunity as a gift from God. She’s determined to win Luke back. But Luke wants no reminders of his past hurt, or a relationship with the woman who put ambition before love.

Can Savanna convince Luke she’s changed and her interest isn't because of his position? And when her dream job beckons, will she sacrifice her dream for a second chance at love?

Okay, Camille, now we know something about Savanna’s Gift, tell us something about yourself:
I write contemporary romance and romantic women’s fiction. I live in Oregon with my husband and am mom to three brilliant college-age kids. I’m grateful for the amazing grace of God, and either in spite of or thanks to that grace, I have a PhD in Learning Stuff the Hard Way. I’m also a church secretary, a bassist, and a passably devoted fan of classic rock, muscle cars, and Jane Austen. w w w . c a m i l l e e i d e . c o m

When does Savanna’s Gift release?
Tomorrow! Dec. 3rd. Just in time for Christmas.

Where can we find it?
White Rose Publishing and Christianbooks.com where you can enjoy the Holiday Extravaganza by purchasing this book and many other holiday stories for one dollar during the month of December. After that, they go back to $2.99. So don’t wait, get them as stocking stuffers. I believe Amazon will also have them, but not sure they are participating in the holiday bargains.
Feel free to stop by my site and get a taste of who the real Camille Eide is.

Camille, thanks for stopping by. I was lucky enough to have a sneak peek at the novella and I can tell you that if you like a sweet romance with plenty of kick, Savanna’s Gift should be at the top of your Christmas list.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ahem...nobody bothered to ask me!

Okay, Aleni Callan, tell us why you wanted your story, Polar Bear Plunge, told:
Well, it's important to move on in life. I had a habit of holding on to the past. My mother-in-law, Megan did her best to make me see that wasn't healthy, but it's hard to let go of your one and only true love.
How did you start your journey to move on?
(Aleni can't stop laughing) My goodness. You want to know EVERY little detail, don't you? Well, this arrogant man landed in the emergency room.
Arrogant, you mean Brice Taylor the war hero? Arrogant? I didn't get that impression after reading his book, The Human Shield.
Okay, I THOUGHT he was arrogant. He was just a poor schmuck who hit his head participating in the Polar Bear Plunge for charity. I guess it bothered me that he was taking chances with his life. My Eli took chances, but for a cause. He believed in what he was doing in the middle east, trying to help. Trying to make a difference. And then he was killed, leaving me with a small boy and a lot of questions without answers.
Sorry to hear that. Did Brice turn out to be a jerk?
He, well he turned out to be...now I can't tell you how this all turned out, can I? That would spoil the whole story.
Any special reason you wanted to tell it in the first place?
Yes, a friend of mine, another nurse, Brandy Hayes, thought it was a story worth telling. She kept pestering her mom, the author, to put it in black and white. Now, I'm glad it's been told. Thanks, Linda. Thanks, Brandy. I hope you all enjoy finding out just what kind of man Brice Taylor really is.