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Monday, January 7, 2013

I’m back and with a treat :)


The rumors are false…I am not dead. I guess that would be considered good news :) I have no real excuse for my blogging absence besides just plain crazy BUSY. But starting this week I’m going to try to ease back into it.

So to start I get to be a stop on Elizabeth Seckmans Blog tour for her new book—Healing Summer. I asked Elizabeth about writing pitfalls and of course she gave me a super clever answer. Take it away Elizabeth!

Hey Angie! Here’s my list of pitfalls. There are plenty more…probably as many pitfalls are there are form letter rejections.
Petulance. No one likes a brat, whether they are four-years-old or forty. As a writer, you are working for the reader. You are on this Earth to make them happy. Not the other way around.
Insecurity is to writing as a water hose is to a flame. You have to have faith in yourself, even when no one else does.
Time. Finding it, managing it, and never having enough of it.
False hopes. We all want a break out hit first time out of the gate. If you think it’s the only measure of success, you’re probably in for a let-down.
Anglais. (added some French in here to make this work!) Failing to study the language and master its usage will lead to failure.
Languishing. You can’t pine over a single work. Do it till it’s done, then do another.
Lollygagging. Okay, me calling my Facebook obsession platform building makes me guilty of lollygagging and that’s bad.
That was awesome Elizabeth! Everybody check out her book. It sounds awesome. Also you can vote for Elizabeth’s best post on her blog :) I missed you guys. It’s nice to be back.
-Angie

Healing Summer
Maybe Love, Not Time, Heals All Wounds
Ditched at the altar…biopsied for cancer…Mollie Hinkle is having a bona fide bitch of a summer. When life sucks so hard it takes your breath away, what's a girl to do? Pack a bag, grab a few friends, and leave the past and the worry in the rear view mirror. What wounds can’t be healed by a drive across the Heartland, where quarter flips at cross roads determine the route and the future? All roads lead to Craig, the second son and bad boy of the haughty Coulter line. Has fate brought her to the miniscule Montana town to find happily ever after or will it just break her heart?
“Healing Summer” is the second book in the Coulter Men Series.

28 comments:

Suzi said...

Love the pitfalls. Great advice plus a touch of humor. A terrific combination. :)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I miss you too Angie!!! So glad you got out of the pool long enough to help me out ;)

Love ya lady...you better be back next week!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Oh and Thanks Suzi! Glad you enjoyed. :)

Kyra Lennon said...

Welcome back, Angie! Blogging has not been the same without you!

Lol at Elizabeth. Is "lollygagging" a real word? If not, it should be!

Meredith said...

Great pitfalls! And I love the idea of flipping a coin on a road trip to determine where to go. Sounds like a very fun book!

ilima said...

We've missed you, Angie. Glad you're still alive :). Great list, Elizabeth...all so true! And congrats on your book!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We are here to make the readers happy - funny! But true.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Kyra, I think it's a word. Spell check didn't give me any grief for it at least.
Meredith, thank you! I hope it's a good read. :)
Ilima, we should invade her pool and refuse to leave (even after drinking a case of Diet Coke) until she returns to the blogosphere!
Alex- without readers, we got nuthin!

Johanna Garth said...

Great list of pitfalls. I'm definitely guilty of lollygagging.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Great topic, and a wonderful response! We all need these reminders from time to time.
Glad to have you back Angela!

Lydia Kang said...

Well said on the Pitfalls!

Samantha May said...

From someone who studies/speaks French, I like what you did there :)

The PITFALLS response was awesome! I may need to write that down for future reference.

Great to have you back Angela!

Kelley Lynn said...

Welcome back Angie! Love seeing Elizabeth's book all around :)

Nick Wilford said...

Excellent post! Very creative. Happy New Year and welcome back, Angie.

Libby said...

We loves the Elizabeth!!! Glad to hear you are not dead. :)

Kathryn Purdie said...

So glad you're alive, Angie! ;-)

And great list of pitfalls. I think I'm finally getting over languishing.

Suzy Turner said...

Elizabeth... if I wasn't hosting you myself, I would vote for this post. It's AWESOME. You're so clever!!
Great to 'meet' you Angie :D

jamieayres.com said...

Great list!!! We're all guilty of those pitfalls from time to time. Sooo glad to have you back. I, for onE, am glad you aren't dead:-)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Love the pitfalls, and that they're easy to remember because of the words.

Welcome back.

Jessie Humphries said...

What a great way to start my day...with a totally hot cover!

Emily R. King said...

Great pitfall, Elizabeth. You never fail to make me laugh!

LOVE YOU ANGIE!

Jennifer Ruth Jackson said...

Another cool guest post, Elizabeth.

Welcome back, Angela!

Tammy Theriault said...

wow, angela, you were gone gone! glad to see you back! lollygagging...i've had my share. well, maybe more than my share...

Leigh Covington said...

I love it! Completely brilliant list of pitfalls. This has been a really fun blog tour. Love your topic and Ang, and looking forward to having you back in the blogsphere, although I admit, I'm still trying to find more time for it too :)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Thanks guys! And Angie...I think the people have spoken...you must come back more often. :)

jaybird said...

Welcome Back! And what a great list of pitfalls- all of them are so true (and I might be guilty of one or all of them, LOL)

David P. King said...

Woo! So glad to see Elizabeth here. Thanks for that list of pitfalls. I can relate. :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

I love that list! (And welcome back, Angie!)

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