Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Doing NaNoWriMo? Here's some tips

Who is participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)? I am :D I plan on writing the first book of a series a friend and I hashed out about 8 years ago.  O-O Right now I'm adjusting the overall theme of the series and working on some conflicts for the characters in book #1.

That same friend sent me this link to help me out in November. Great tips that I'm going to try and do.

10 tips for nanowrimo

Anyone care to share what genre or something about their story they are planning to write?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Under Wraps Cover released

I am happy to share the new cover for my "Under Wraps" story that will be released late November at Secret Cravings Publishing.  Thank you to DawnĂ© Dominique for creating such a beautiful piece.  

 
(This was previously published under the title "enWrappture" with another publisher)
                                                                    

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Beautiful view from Alaska

This past summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Alaska with my family. We did the cruise thing, but the sights there were inspirational and absolutely gorgeous. I thought I'd share a little of what I saw with you since I'm stuck doing edits of Under Wraps rather than working on my other projects.
Have a wonderful week!






Thursday, September 25, 2014

Edits have begun

Currently working on edits for "Under Wraps".  Who knew that a person could put the word "and" so many times in a manuscript. O-O

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Under Wraps is coming in November 2014

My previously published book "enWrappture"has been picked up by Secret Cravings Publishing and renamed "Under Wraps". The scheduled release month is November 2014. I'm super excited to see this series back on the market as I'm also rewriting "No Ordinary Holiday" and "At The Edge" hopefully for a 2015 release.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New: A Master's Love Review

My first published book (7 yrs ago) has recently received a new review *happy dance*  It received 3 Stars (Good Book, definitely worth the money) from Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews.

Check it out here:

"A Master's Love" Review

Friday, November 08, 2013

It's a NaNo Friday

How's NaNo going for all you writers?? I'm nearing 10K and hoping to get a lot more done this weekend!
Here's a question... Where do you go to get appearance inspiration for a character? I'd love to find someone similar to my female main character, because I'm having a hard time keeping what she looks like in my head :S

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend. Going to enjoy the cooler weather we're having down here :D

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Am I back???

I'm trying!
Life has truly thrown lots of obstacles at me for several years now and I had almost totally given up on writing at all. *eek* But life once more is changing again, so here I am, participating in NaNo for the first time in several years and I'm determined to do it! My goal is to try and have "Willing Captive" ready to submit to a publisher by the New Year. As well as trying to figure out how to self-publish some of my older, shorter works that I've pulled from Phaze.
Oh, yeah, all my works from Phaze are now mine and I plan to do some rewrites, extentions (since most had word count limits to begin with), and figure out how to get them back on the market in 2014.
Yes, I'm still working part-time, trying to build a business at home so that I can quit "working" for someone, and dealing with my twin sons' senior year, on top of husband, house, and etc... You know how it is to be a wife & mom. :)
So, I can't guarantee regular everyday posts here, but I will be doing some updates, figuring out newsletter stuff, and social media. Also, blogger has changed so much, I' having to figure that out too. LOL I'm hoping some encouragement from readers and other authors will help me keep going!
*hugs* I've missed everyone!

Happy HUMP Day! :D

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Tantalizing Tuesday


I hope you all have a great week!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tantalizing Tuesday

Allergy season is upon us...at least here in FL. The orange tree blossoms smell heavenly, but hell on the allergies.  I've struggled so much today that I feel like my nose is about to fall off from all the blowing and wiping. Hopefully it will all be over soon, because it's already been a week of this stuff and my medicine isn't helping anymore. :(


Wow! Isn't he ripped???

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Giveaway winner...

It's Sunday so that means it's time to pick a winner.
Thank you so much to all who sent in an entry. I'd have to say that Kindle is definately the most wanted or owned device (no offence to Sony or Nook).
I know I'm enjoying my Kindle 3G...in fact my 14 year old keeps stealing it from me to read Dracula that I'd downloaded. ^-^

The winner is... (random.org was used)
Jen !!!

Congratulations and an email has been sent to Jen so she can claim her prize.

Again thanks for all the entries. I had a wonderful birthday, was quite pampered thanks to a wonderful, supporting family, and hearing from those who follow me or take an interest was inspiring.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Ready for a giveaway??

How do you like my new blog design?? :)

Happy Birthday to me!!!

I finally got the Kindle that I’ve been wanting for some time now. I’m excited to have my new toy and discover all the neat stuff that it can do (I got the 3G one).
I’m giving a gift to one lucky winner!

And I’m going to try and make it easy for you all to enter because this Kindle keeps taking my attention from things – lol

Email me at  marty@martyrayne.com  with “Birthday” in the subject line. In the email tell me if you have a Kindle or any other ereader, or if you don’t have one, which one you’d like.

I wish I could afford to put an ereader up for the prize, however, I’m going to put a $15 gift card to either Amazon or ARe (all romance ebooks) up for grabs. (Winner’s choice)

The deadline is Saturday, March 5th, Midnight EST. Any email after that time will not be entered in the drawing. I’ll draw one lucky winner on Sunday afternoon.

Good luck and have a wonderful week

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tantalizing Tuesday

I've been a bad, bad girl about posting on here. My deepest apologies as I deal with a lot of changes in my life, including having a job outside the house for the first time in over 5 years. I'm still wondering how I worked 2 jobs, took care of kids, did housework, and pay attention to husband all the while having time to write back then. *sigh*

So how about a cowboy to heat up your day?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Do you want strangers to know where you are?

Holy crud, Batman! This is a bit scary. Technology is great but I think everyone should be aware of this, especially those who use their camera phones to post pics online.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=7621105

Also pass it on because I know that the phone companies aren't telling us this...or at least mine didn't.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tantalizing Tuesday


Trying to get things rolling again after some surgery. Sorry for the MIA, but you'll see me more as I get things geared up and see about some changes.