I hope this never gets old!
Hi folks! I picked a fun snippet for today from my first #NaNoWriMo project, Same Time Next Week. There’s a bit of language in this one so… read at your own risk! Also please note that this story is fanfiction so if that doesn’t float your boat, it won’t hurt my feelin’s none! Read the full story at the NF archive HERE or my personal archive HERE. Like this:Like Loading… About DLWhite DL White is a reader, writer, lover of coffee, devourer of words. This blog is my place to spill my writerly musings and observations and share them with the world at large.
Title: The Reluctant Midwife Series: Hope River Author: Patricia Harman Genre: Fiction Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Release Date: March 3, 2015 Format: ebook Pages: 432 Source: NetGalley The USA Today bestselling author of The Midwife of Hope River returns with a heartfelt sequel, a novel teeming with life and full of humor and warmth, one that celebrates the human spirit. The Great Depression has hit West Virginia hard. Men are out of work; women struggle to feed hungry children. Luckily, Nurse Becky Myers has returned to care for them. While she can handle most situations, Becky is still uneasy helping women deliver their babies. For these mothers-to-be, she relies on an experienced midwife, her dear friend Patience Murphy. Though she is happy to be back in Hope River, time and experience have tempered Becky’s cheerfulness-as tragedy has destroyed the vibrant spirit of her former employer Dr Isaac Blum, who has accompanied her. Patience too has changed. Married and expecting a baby herself, she is relying on Becky to keep the mothers of Hope River safe. But becoming a midwife and ushering precious new life into the world is not Becky’s only challenge. Her skills and courage will be tested when a calamitous forest fire blazes through a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. And she must find a way to bring Isaac back to life and rediscover the hope they both need to go on. Full of humor and compassion, The Reluctant Midwife is a moving tribute to the power of optimism […]
Title: The Wednesday Group Author: Sylvia True Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Release Date: March 3, 2015 Format: eBook Pages: 288 Gail. Hannah. Bridget. Lizzy. Flavia. Each of them has a shameful secret, and each is about to find out that she is not alone… Gail, a prominent Boston judge, keeps receiving letters from her husband’s latest girlfriend, while her husband, a theology professor, claims he’s nine-months sober from sex with grad students. Hannah, a homemaker, catches her husband having sex with a male prostitute in a public restroom. Bridget, a psychiatric nurse at a state hospital, is sure she has a loving, doting spouse, until she learns that he is addicted to chat rooms and match-making websites. Lizzy, a high school teacher, is married to a porn addict, who is withdrawn and uninterested in sex with her. Flavia was working at the Boston Public library when someone brought her an article that stated her husband had been arrested for groping a teenage girl on the subway. He must face court, and Flavia must decide if she wants to stay with him. Finally, Kathryn, the young psychologist running the group, has as much at stake as all of the others. As the women share never-before-uttered secrets and bond over painful truths, they work on coming to terms with their husbands’ addictions and developing healthy boundaries for themselves. Meanwhile, their outside lives become more and more intertwined, until, finally, a series of events forces each woman to face her […]
Hey Ya’ll! So… this new author thing is TOTALLY. COOL. Example! Today I’m being featured at an awesoooooooome site celebrating great literature, specifically African American literature. Check out an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from Brunch at Ruby’s at A Little Bit Tart, A Little Bit Sweet! Like this:Like Loading… About DLWhite DL White is a reader, writer, lover of coffee, devourer of words. This blog is my place to spill my writerly musings and observations and share them with the world at large.
An update on my publishing to do list!
Today’s snippet is from my current…ish serial A Thin Line, a story about two people who’ve known and loved each other nearly their entire lives, but you’d never know it because they bicker constantly. They say there’s a thin line between love and hate. JC and Angie find out how thin that line really is when they’re forced to plan the wedding of their two best friends. Why aren’t I running away, horrified that this man I cannot stand just gave me the best kiss I’ve had in years? Like this:Like Loading… About DLWhite DL White is a reader, writer, lover of coffee, devourer of words. This blog is my place to spill my writerly musings and observations and share them with the world at large.
If I wanted Max, I would be with her. What if I want you?”
ARC’s are Advanced Reader Copies. They are typically uncorrected galleys of a manuscript. Typically very limited ARCs are made available as they are normally sent out to professional book reviewers / bloggers so that these reviewers can read the book and post a review prior to the actual release. This gives a book visibility before it goes on sale… creates a buzz, if you will.
Some of the best advice I’ve heard from published authors is to read your work aloud. While I think that is stellar advice, I can tune myself out with the best of them and still trip over errors. The next best thing for me is to read along while someone else reads it aloud, because I am not used to that voice and I’ll be listening.
Do YOU know anyone that would sit for 9 hours and read a novel aloud to you? I didn’t think so.