Wednesday, March 27, 2013

News . . . and The Secret by Taryn Taylor

Change of Plans is on Goodreads!

Did I just scream? Well, maybe squeeee.

*takes a deep breath*

(If you didn't know, you can click the Goodreads above and add it to your to-read list. Just mentioning it. *grins*)

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The Secret

Seventeen-year-old Delanie Hart has a past she wants to keep hidden.  Moving to a new state and attending a new high school seems to be just the thing - until she accidentally sees a mark exactly like her own.  When the people she is running from come after her, Lanie is left with a choice - give up what she wants or save her friends.

About the author:

Taryn A. Taylor grew up moving from small town to small town every few years.  This helped her gain an appreciation for good books, loyal friends, and the fact that a home is a lot more than a house - it's the people that love you.  After receiving a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Communications, she finally began putting all of her stories down on paper, finding it most helpful to eat chocolate during this process. In between raising four amazing boys she loves to go on dates with her husband and watch movies late into the night.

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This has been an odd month for me. I'm still waiting on my copy edits. I managed to finish the edit of my companion novel to A Change of Plans and have it out to my betas and CPs. 

I've got two other books I'm editing (YA fantasy) but I don't want to get my head into those if I might have to stop for the copy edits. So I've been occupying myself with doing a lot of critiques (I think I've actually done three full-novel critiques this month--that's definitely a record) and reading a lot of books. I'm way ahead of my Goodreads reading goal for the year. 

But this has made me wonder. What do all you do when you're caught between projects?


  1. Congratulations to Taryn. This book sounds so great!


  2. Congrats on the book, one step closer.

  3. Congratulations, Taryn!
    And cool - will go add your book on Goodreads now.
    What do I do in between projects? Focus more on my guitar playing. (That answer may or may not help you any.)

  4. I try to do critiques. I also pick up short stories I started but never finished in the vague hope I might come up with something good enough to sell.

  5. Thanks for sharing this book with us. It sounds amazing! And YES!! I heard about your news. So, so cool. :)

    In between projects - I read like a madwoman.

  6. Ever so close now with goodreads, and I get caught up on shows and just blog away inbetween.

  7. Stopped immediately and went over to 'goodreads'. Now that that's taken care of...

    I like to do critiques. I find I see my own mistakes best in other peoples work. It actually helps me write better. Does that make sense? Well, you know me.

    SOOOO excited for you.

  8. "A Change of Plans is on Goodreads!"



    Let me know if you need a beta for your YA project.

  9. Yay for your book on Goodreads! I usually try to write while waiting, but it hasn't worked too well this time around. I'm finally giving up and am gonna go on a reading and movie watching binge.

  10. Ooo, secrets, very cool premise indeed:)

  11. I always find something to do, even if it's just free-writing ideas to scrap later. It's better to keep up the habit of being productive :)

  12. Plot the next one. LOL And make a dent in my TBR list.

    Woot! On my way to check out Change of Plans...

  13. Donna!!! It's been toooooo long... And oh my gosh... I'm off to Goodreads to go mark "to read!"

    And great to see Taryn's work here today. Thanks for this! :)

  14. Great news about your book. All the best.

  15. Well, sometimes when I'm between projects, I try to write something short. (You know how well that worked out this time--28,000 words and counting. Short, yeah.)

    In your case, maybe a novella length companion, like Elle's romance, that could be used as a giveaway to boost A Change of Plans? Just a thought.

  16. I work on other projects, even if it means shifting gears back and forth a lot. But, there's always more writing, plotting, editing, revising ... that needs to be done!

    Yay for your book on Goodreads and I'm going now to put it on my list!!!

  17. Congrats to Taryn! an interesting premise!now im wondering what her secret is :)

  18. Congrats to Taryn! I usually end up cleaning a lot. When I'm writing, the house suffers!

  19. i am so with you, waiting for edits, not wanting to get into my own editing, critting others... waiting is nerve racking! do you have a cover?

  20. Donna--You are amazing! Everyone else--thank you for the cheers!--What do I do between projects?--Hmm...dream, write, edit...bite my nails a little and hope it all works out:)


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