Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday Meanderings and a Cover Reveal

First Meandering ...

The winner of Friday's drawing for a copy of Marlene Bateman Sullivan's book For Sale by Owner is

Jill

Second Meandering ...

I found it necessary to step back from the Swing Vote edit this week to work on the timeline. One challenge is that I have to make the things that happen fit in with the state's election laws. It's actually been a help rather than a hindrance. It gives me very specific guidelines.

I wanted June 7th (the last day candidates for municipal election can file) to fall on a Friday, so I found which year that happens in, and I've got my next 90 days to calendar the different scenes. It also has shown me where I need to provide some other scenes in between.

Now to get this all on Scrivener ...


Third Meandering ... a cover reveal by Carrie Butler!

I've loved Carries other books, so I'm excited to share the cover for this action/adventure (disaster) romance. How cool is that? It comes out this December.

Deep beneath the ocean, stretching hundreds of miles alongside the Pacific Northwest coastline, lies the Cascadia subduction zone—a fault on the verge of unleashing a catastrophic earthquake, thirty times more powerful than the San Andreas. Unfortunately, like most tourists, Elena Cordova is oblivious.


She’s got her own pent-up stress to deal with, a humiliating breakup that’s driven her to end her tenure as a human doormat once and for all. So, when a pickpocket makes off with the last remnant of her relationship, she takes action—only to get trapped with him when disaster strikes.

Now, if either one hopes to survive, they’ll have to get past their initial impressions and work together . . . because in fifteen minutes, half the town will be underwater.

About the Author: 
Carrie Butler is an award-winning author and the owner of Forward Authority full-service studio—not to mention an inbound-certified marketer with a penchant for superhero socks and Firefly. Time away from her desk is spent playing with her rescue pup, yelling at the TV during hockey season, and indulging in target-based recreation. Otherwise, you’re likely to find her glued to her chair, discovering new ways to share her daydreams...
Carrie’s Favorite Virtual Haunts
Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Pinterest  |  Goodreads  |  Google+  |  Amazon

Carrie’s  Websites

Other Social Media
LinkedIn  |  BookBub  |  Instagram  |   YouTube  |  WattPad  |  Wiselike



Fourth Meandering ...

The house continues to move along. We've been working on wiring (part of the sweat equity the contractor's letting us do) for electricity, Internet, and lighting. This is a picture of one of my sons who's been helping install the canned lighting. This is the kitchen.


A funny (in the future but not right now) thing happened. We'd ordered the appliances and set them for delivery when we expected to be done--ninety days away. 

Um ...

Things have taken longer than we'd hoped. So,  yeah. They tried to deliver them Friday. We'd completely forgotten about that, and Home Depot didn't bother to call and let us know they were on their way. Hubby had to make a mad dash to get a storage unit.


What have you been up to? 
Seen any good movies?
Read any good books?
Done anything to enjoy the wonderful fall weather?


31 comments:

  1. Glad you found a year that lines up with your story and that the house is coming along.
    I know Carrie! That's an awesome cover.

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  2. That's a great over indeed. lol that was nice of Home Depot not to call first.

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  3. Oh yes, construction never goes as planned. Congrats to Carrie on her awesome cover!

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    1. I know that about construction. Really. lol

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  4. Carrie's book sound terrifying! (In a good exciting way.) And your new home... Looks like it's coming along nicely. Here's to Home Depot for being on schedule even if they didn't call before hand. :)

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    1. They had to bring the appliances because they'll only hold them 90 days, but a little advance notice would have lowered hubby's stress levels a lot. O_o

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  5. Well, still have my broken humerus. learned how to use dictation on my phone. Instead of writer's block, i get brain freeze so mostly my writing is in summary form for my chapters. can't wait to back to the doctor next week. hoping the bone will have stopped clicking by then.

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    1. I'm so sorry about your broken arm. I hope it's at least healing!

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  6. Congrats to you both. You for your success with that WIP and house. To Carrie on her new book.

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    1. I feel like the house is a success once we've moved in. :D

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  7. I LOVE that you're using a real-life time line to create a story. That's challenging and helpful at the same time. And congrats to Carrie! What a nice cover!

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    1. When I do contemporary, I like to be as real as I can be.

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  8. I can't believe I didn't know Carrie had a book coming. But I'm loving the excitement now!

    Slow and steady will win the race. I'm sure your house will be better to not be built in a rush.

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    1. Yes. I'm so excited about her book. We'd just hoped to be in the house before the weather got bad. That's not happening now though.

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  9. Congrats, Carrie! Great cover.

    It'll be sweet when all the work is done. Things like that never tend to go too smoothly!

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  10. Congrats to Carrie, her book sounds pretty interesting. Good thing someone was around when Home Depot showed up or they might have just left them sitting in the driveway!

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  11. hooray on the kitchen! Where's da fridge? :)

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  12. Thank you for sharing, Donna! I appreciate it. :)

    Oh goodness, Home Depot. This isn't that store's first rodeo. They should have known better.

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  13. Glad the house is getting sorted as well as your WIP!! I couldn't live without Scrivener :) Have a great week and thanks for shouting out about Carrie's new book. Super scary cover :)

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    1. Yeah about Scrivener. I know lots of people who use it right to the end, even with the formatting. I just it until I'm ready to send it to my betas readers.

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  14. Yay for Carrie! It's such an awesome cover.

    Mad dash for the storage unit... Hey, at least you have walls. =) Construction always takes so much longer than expected, and it's going to be so amazing when it's done. I'm excited for you!

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    1. I'm excited, if nothing other for my Internet. Mine is great but my new one will be like 4x faster.

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  15. Congrats to Carrie on her book! It looks amazing. Nice post :)


    www.ficklemillennial.wordpress.com

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  16. Love seeing Carrie's book pop up all over:) It looks great!

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