Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cling to God by Lynda R. Young and NaNoWriMo


I decided to sign up for NaNoWriMo this year in the hopes of finally ending my seemingly endless writing slump. The last time I did NaNo I wrote the story that became The Ghosts of Aquinnah, so I'm hoping I will have the same success this time.

I'm writing a historical mystery that I've been kicking around in my head for years, but got new inspiration for after my trip to Paris over the summer. It takes place in both Cincinnati and France during the World War I era, and it's called A Window Box in Paris. One of the things I loved most about Paris were the beautiful flowers in window boxes all over the city, like this one:



The buildings were already so gorgeous, and these boxes added even more to the city's already considerable charm. So I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that when the end of November rolls around I will have typed "the end" on the first draft of this story!

Anyone else taking part in the NaNo craziness this year? If so, let's cheer each other on. :)


The big news today though is the release of Cling to God by Lynda R. Young. Congratulations, Lynda! I'm happy to have the opportunity to help spread the word about this release. Here is all the info:

Cling to God: A Daily Devotional.

by Lynda R Young


Release date: October 18th, 2016
Published by Freedom Fox Press

Tagline: Cling to God in the chaos of life…

Blurb: Cling to God is a book of devotionals for every day of the year. The aim is to encourage Christians in their faith, to help them think about their beliefs and learn more about God. The devotions are short and inspirational so that people with busy lifestyles will still be able to spend time with the Lord each day. It will appeal to a wide Christian audience, to those new in their faith as well as those matured beyond milk and honey.

Author Bio: Lynda R Young writes devotionals, articles, and speculative short stories. In her spare time she is also an editor, game developer, artist, and dabbles in photography and all things creative. She lives in Australia with her sweetheart of a husband. You can find her here: Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads

Links:
http://lyndaryoung.blogspot.com.au
https://twitter.com/LyndaRYoung
https://www.facebook.com/LyndaRYoungAuthor
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5832201.Lynda_R_Young

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K885GR0?ie=UTF8&tag=wi02c-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B01K885GR0

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1939844274?ie=UTF8&tag=wi02c-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=1939844274

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cling-to-god-lynda-r-young/1124391767?ean=2940153679464

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cling-to-god-lynda-r-young/1124763872?ean=9781939844279

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/cling-to-god

ITunes: https://fnd.io/#/us/book/1152581816-cling-to-god-by-lynda-r-young

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31821358-cling-to-god

Best wishes to Lynda for a super-successful book launch!

33 comments:

  1. Big congratulations to Lynda!
    Make it this year to beat NaNo.

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  2. Thank you for sharing Lynda's new book.

    I love the title of your work in progress.

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    1. Thanks! And I'm happy to share the book.

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  3. Congratulations to Lynda, and good luck to you in NaNoWriMo. Every year I wish I could participate in it, and every year I can't because November is an especially busy month for me at work.

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    1. Thank you! I know November is kind of a bad month for this, but it worked out for me this year because I have some time off around Thanksgiving. So fingers crossed. :)

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  4. Congrats to Lynda!

    Good luck with NaNo! If I finish writing my current project by the end of the month, then I plan to participate this year. We'll see how it goes.

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    1. Thanks, Cherie. If I know you I think you will have that current project done! :D

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  5. I LOVE your new book idea. If you need a beta...just volunteering early.

    I need a new devotional. I'll add Lynda's to my Christmas list.

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    1. Oh, thanks, Elizabeth!! I really appreciate that.

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  6. Good luck with the new idea and NANO. I don't do it but I do wish success for those participants who enjoy the challenge. I loved the windowboxes in Paris too. Geraniums are a favourite with Parisians and have always been a personal favourite of mine due to their hardiness.

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    1. I didn't know that about geraniums but I love them too. Thanks!

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  7. I don't NaNo, but you have my support! :D

    Congrats to Lynda. :)

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  8. Good luck with NaNo! I wish I could take part in it this year, but I'm so crazy busy. Thanks, Julie, for sharing the happy news about my book. I really appreciate it.

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  9. I'm doing NaNo this year. I can't imagine not doing it at this point - 1/2 my social group I meet through write-ins last year XD

    I love the title of your piece and wholeheartedly agree with your love of window boxs. Chicago doesn't have a lot of green spaces downtown, but I see planters and little window boxes frequently and it makes me happy.

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    1. Oh, I've never noticed that when I've been in Chicago. I'll have to pay more attention next time.
      Good luck with Nano!

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  10. I'm doing NaNo this year, but so far I've only got a general outline. So much to do before the first and so little time. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. Yay, good luck with it! That's about all I have too so we're in the same boat.

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  11. Good luck with NaNo but I know you will do well. I love the window boxes on the old homes and I see this so beautifully done in Austria and Germany as well. Paris really is a great city

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    1. I've never been to Austria or Germany but I'd love to make it sometime. Thanks for the good luck wishes!

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  12. Best of luck with NaNo! Writing slumps are the worst, so I hope this helps dispel yours. And wow, that window box picture is stunning; no wonder Paris ended up inspiring you!

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    1. Thanks, I hope so. I'm so tired of it! :D

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  13. You know I'm always cheering you on, Julie! But I'll be extra loud during NaNo. :)

    Yeh for Lynda!

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  14. Yay for Lynda!!!!

    NaNo... Wow. There are people out there who can produce something worthy of existing during the insanity? Here, have some cheese to help out. You're going to rock this year!

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  15. Congratulations to Lynda.

    I've been toying with NaNo this year... I'll dither for the rest of the month, I think, and then probably realise I'm too busy to participate. But it's the thought that counts, isn't it. Good luck. I'm waiting for your next book :-)

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  16. Lynda Young is such a good strong writer. Thank you for promoting her book!
    Write away, Julie.

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  17. Congratulations to Lynda! And good luck with NaNo. Love that picture. New places always inspire me too.

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  18. Hi Julie and Lynda ... well done on plucking up courage and doing NaNo - I like the idea of the Paris story ...

    While Lynda - congratulations on the spread of your book ...

    cheers to you both - Hilary

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  19. It is so wonderful to see Lynda's cover in so many blogs. Thrilled for you, Lynda. The book will become a treasure for so many readers. Hi Julie!

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  20. A Window Box in Paris - love the sound of it...a winning title, Julie! Good luck with NaNo!
    I'll do it one of these years...maybe... *said in a nervous voice* LOL
    I'm looking forward to Lynda's book!

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  21. Wishing you the very best for November! Happy NaNo!

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