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Insecure Writer’s Support Group (#IWSG)

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! (Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG)

Alex J. Cavanaugh’s awesome co-hosts for the March 5 post are Tina Downey, Elsie, Elizabeth Seckman,and Julie Flanders! Please visit and thank them for helping today.

The meat market. Wal-Mart. Campus. On social media. Everywhere I turn lately there is evidence this winter has been too damn long. Patience has run out and tempers are getting short. People want to see the sun. In fact, they’re starving for it. This despair bordering on depression reminds me a lot of waves writers experience. They hit us when we expect them to (after a disheartening rejection) and when we don’t (3/4 of the way through our latest WIP and suddenly, none of it works – plot, characters, dialogue, etc.). The wave crashes over us knocking us to our knees. The worst part though is that about the time we stumble to our feet again, the wave barrels through for a second shot.

The meat market, Wal-Mart, campus, social media. The good news, it’s March. The sun’s making a comeback. For writers, however, the rejections will still come and some books will still fail. The good news for us, if we admit it, is acceptances will come in, too and books will succeed and stories and poems will sell. Those waves may knock us down, but others will lift us up.

Embrace the waves, ride them.

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Mangled Hearts Cover Reveal

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Nothing is quite as exciting as a cover reveal unless it’s the book release. But seeing a book cover for the first time is the culmination of the work of the author finally coming to fruition, the dream fulfilled. Felicia’s Mangled Hearts is debuting today. Enjoy!

Francesca and Cade

Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart? Will their love overcome it all?

Francesca Taymon is young, successful, and broken. A tragic accident years ago haunts her to this day, and she blames only one person–the one that holds her heart. When she finally gets her first case, will she be able to handle seeing him again? Can she do her job and keep her heart intact?

Cade Kelling doesn’t take life seriously. He’s reckless and irresponsible, drinking all his problems away. When his parents bail him out for the last time, will he be able to handle seeing Francesca after all of these years? Will he be able to tell her what really happened that night 5 years ago or will he lose her forever?

And the most important question….

Can these mangled hearts be mended?

Cover by Samantha Bagood at Cover Pub

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17620381-mangled-hearts

 Release Date: July 12, 2013

Bio:

Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She always loved reading, and at the age of twelve began writing. Her passion for creating stories grew and in May 2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura.

She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty. She loves cooking and books. Animals are some of her best friends. She watches a lot of Disney channel and often dreams up new book ideas. She’s currently writing the second book in series, as well as a romance novel. Her dream is to write as many books as possible while entertaining as many people as possible.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/feliciatatumwriter

Twitter: www.twitter.com/sassybrunette55

 Website: www.feliciatatum.com

 

 

 

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Dream Agent

I’ve read a lot of interviews and posts asking agents about their dream client. None of what they’ve said came as any surprise. In fact, I like what they all had to say because it sets the standard that I expect of myself. It’s good to know it’s the expectation of most agents. However, while we talk about our dream agents with each other and think about it most of the time during the submissions process, I’ve not read any blog posts about it. I’m curious.

My dream agent is someone who loves my characters as much as I do. He/she wants the book to be the best it can be and will work with me to ensure that it is. My dream agent will appreciate an author with a good work ethic but help the author keep her sense of humor when it gets stressful. (What? This occupation stressful?) The best agent for me is someone who loves reading and books and storytelling and writers and wants to help me in building my career as someone who also loves those things. My dream agent is not in it for just this book; they are in it for every book.

My dream agent is out there. Waiting.

What is your dream agent like?

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It’s a Crusade…of Blogs

Have you heard of Rachael Harrie’s Blog Crusade? It’s a way for aspiring authors/bloggers (in any phase of the journey) to connect with each other. The official Crusade runs from February 1 throughout April 30, though crusaders are encouraged to keep in touch afterward. Visit Rachael’s blog for details on joining, as well as what to expect.

This is an excellent opportunity for authors to forge bonds with each other. I’m excited about it and hope you’ll join us in meeting other writers and creating a network of support.

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