Wednesday, November 5, 2014

IWSG & Wickedly They Dream Release Day!



It's hard to believe it's already November and time for another meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. To see the list of group members as well as this month's co-hosts, visit Alex's site here

I really don't have much to write about this month as I am still simply feeling insecure about blogging and writing and life in general. In addition to my mom's cancer, I've had some other personal stressors pop up and I'm having a terrible time focusing on anything writing related. It's safe to say 2014 has not been my year! But I have to force myself to focus this month as I'm working with my editor to get my Polar Night sequel Polar Day ready for a February, 2015 release date. Even though it's a lot of work, it's actually great for me to have this editing as a distraction, especially as I'm super excited for the release. 

For today though I'm turning the blog over to my friend Cathrina Constantine and her book Wickedly They Dream, which is officially released today!! Yay, Cathrina!!

To add to the fun, Wickedly They Dream is on sale for 99 cents. That's a steal for one of Cathy's books so I would encourage everyone to get a copy ASAP. Here is all the info on the book and the giveaway Cathrina is holding to celebrate the release. 

**Happy Release Day** **GIVEAWAY**
Wickedly They Dream
Genre: Paranormal Thriller/Fantasy
Publisher: Black Opal Books How Far Will Jordan go to rescue her mother. It will cost her everything--even her angel, Markus!
Buy Links: Amazon

Author Cathrina Constantine resides in Western New York. When not with her family, you'll find her in the forest behind her house walking the dogs and conjuring a new tale.
You can find Cathy Here:

42 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Cathrina!
    I'm glad you have that distraction, Julie. Sorry it's been such a crappy year for you.

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  2. Hang on, Julie! There's less than two months left to 2014. Next year WILL be better. :)

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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  3. Happy editing, Julie. Sorry to hear 2014 has been so bad, but fingers crossed things improve for you. Continuing good wishes to your mom x

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  4. Julie: this year hasn't been exceptionally good for me either. Just got my computer back. Hope it works like it should. I'm way behind the 8 ball with my writing and publishing goals.

    God be with you and your mom.

    And congrats, Cathrina! Shared!

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  5. Congrats to Cathrina! And Julie my thoughts are with you. I'm glad you'll have a much needed distraction and I wish you all the best.

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  6. What a cool cover! Congrats to Cathrina!

    Sometimes a distraction like editing can be a very good thing. Thinking of you and your family!

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  7. I understand about your crappy year. Thank goodness you have Polar Day to keep you distracted and I can't wait to read it. Thank you, Julie for hosting me today, it means a lot!

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  8. And a great big hug and thank you for all the congratulatory wishes!!!

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  9. Congrats Catrina on the book and being recognized here and on other places too. Julie, they say things happen in 3's but I think things happen in 7's and 8's! There are years I wish would not have happened but they did. Maybe it made me stronger but sometimes I feel that I am already strong enough so give a bad year to someone else. When you have a tough year, whether it be family, health, job etc... friends help, the ones you can physically touch and the ones in blogger land etc... If you have a day where you just cried, don't feel bad, It is OK to be distressed once in a while. Sometimes creativity helps tremendously and other times, watching the boob tube or going for a walk is what is needed. You will get through this year and you have support...always

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  10. Grats to Cathrina!

    I hope things stop stressing you out, Julie. I'm glad editing is serving as a distraction. May things improve with the turn of the year!

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  11. Julie, I know what you mean about life getting in the way of writing. Hopefully, things will work out better in the coming months. Good luck to your mom.

    BTW, just picked up Wickedly They Dream. The sample chapters looked good.

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  12. Take care of yourself, Julie.

    Good luck, Cathrina, with your new release!

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  13. Sorry that things have been so tough for you, but it's always good to have writing as a distraction. :)

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  14. Yay for Cathrina!!!! :D

    Life can really pack it on sometimes, eh? Big hugs!!


    S.K. Anthony: My Writing Quirks—IWSG (16)

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  15. Some years are ones that you have to struggle through. So sorry about your mother's battle with cancer.

    And congratulations on your future release. Life works with balances.

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  16. So you will have a sequel? That's so cool! And a major congrats to Cathrina! Her book is making waves. :)

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  17. I'm sorry you've had a hard time lately, Julie. Hang in there! Hugs!

    And congrats to Cathrina! Best of luck with your release!

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  18. Thanks, all! I really appreciate your kind words. And you're welcome, Cathy, it's my pleasure and I hope your launch is a huge success!

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  19. Congrats, Cathrina. That is the coolest cover.

    Don't let insecurity get you down, Julie. Just write because you love it and to heck with what people think!

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  20. Congrats, Cathrina!! Julie, I really hope the next months and year bring much better things - peace and healing and love and success and joy, and a lot less of all the rest.

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  21. Hi Julie,

    All the very best to Cathrina. I shall duly share this post.

    Life, your concerns, the stresses in your personal life, your beloved mother, can all add up to a feeling of being helpless, of being insecure. My dear friend, from this you will challenge the adversity and the inspiration shall flow.

    Take care and here's a virtual hug (( ))

    Gary

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  22. I'm sorry that this year has been so unkind to you. >_< But having a book published is a good way to start 2015, so hopefully things will pick up from there.

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  23. Congrats to Cathrina! Sorry you've had so much to deal with between your mom, and other issues. I'm around if you ever feel like talking, Julie. Sending lots of good thoughts to you and your mom. Hope things start improving for both of you.

    Julie

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  24. Congratulations to Cathrina.

    I'm really sorry about your mom, Julie. My heart goes out to you both.

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  25. Hi Julie - settling with numerous issues going on around you, especially for your mother and your self, is not at all easy ... it's just taking each day as it comes ... without stressing too much, as time will pass ... and you will have done your best for your mother, helped yourself as far as possible within the mix ... but having Polar Night as a distraction seems a good way of just gently moving along. I found blogging helped me through ..

    With many thoughts - Hilary

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  26. Wishing you strength through all your challenges. Best of luck with your book, and best wishes to Cathrina also.

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  27. You published TTA, at least. I'll be rooting for you that 2015 goes better. :)

    Congrats, Cathrina! :D

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  28. Focus on family and everything else will fall into place.

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  29. I got my copy! Cathrina's book and Turnagain Arm were my book choices for yesterday.

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  30. Thanks again, all, you're so kind! Hugs and hugs to all of you.

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  31. Julie - I'm so very sorry that this year has been so grueling. 2014 has been rotten for me too. Let's just hope 2015 rolls around soon and it kicks 2014's butt!! lol

    Congrats to Cathrina!! Her book looks amazing and who can argue with 99 cents?!

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  32. It may be a cliche, but things do get better. The worst year of my life was followed by one full of luck and opportunities. But for now, I wish you lots of courage.

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  33. Congrats to Cathrina! And don't worry, things will get better, you just have to give it time.

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  34. I'm sorry that you've had it rough this year, Julie.
    Things will improve. Remember, for everything, there is a season...
    Take care.
    Congrats to Cathrina! I LOVE that denim look on her cover!

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  35. Congrats to Cathrina! I'm sorry things have been so stressful for you. Writing will always be there. It's good to take a break now and then. It's exciting that the release of your next book isn't far off. :)

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  36. I am so sorry to hear about your mom and that it has been a bad 2014 for you as well. I so understand how difficult it is to find one's creative spirit when life is so full of stress. I stop by here every now and then and if you are promoting other authors, unknown to me, I don't comment. From what I have seen, you are caring about your fellow authors, promoting their books, even though you may not feel all that great yourself.

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  37. Congrats to Cathrina! And hugs to you, Julie. Here's hoping 2015 is a fantastic year for all of us.

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  38. I'm sorry to hear about your mum's cancer :( I don't think I knew about this previously. I hope she's doing okay. xx

    Cathrina's book sounds like a riveting read! and $0.99 is a bargain for sure.

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  39. i hope your stressors will ease, some.

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  40. Hang in there, Julie -- and that's a very cool cover.

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  41. I'm sorry 2014 hasn't been good for you. It hasn't been good for me either, but at least no one I know including myself has gotten sick. My thoughts are with you. I hope that the cancer goes into remission and that your 2015 burns bright.

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  42. Hope the break is easing the stress. All the best. X


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