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People always think they know what’s important. That it’s not something you need to spend hours debating. You just know. Or you should. I’d always thought I’d known.
When I lost my family, I didn’t need to think about how it was going to feel. It was instant devastation and it nearly broke me. According to some, it had broken me.
But I was realizing that sometimes you don’t know what’s important at all, not until you’ve really gone and botched things up so badly you aren’t sure if you can ever make things right.
These codes will work on any of my books so if you haven’t listened to The Wilds or The Hunt, definitely get those first. I’m pretty ruthless with not adding a lot of catch up in my books. These can not be experienced out of order.
If you want a code, message me at https://www.facebook.com/Donnaaugustinebooks/ . I used to do email when I did these giveaways but I think the messaging might be easier for everyone. (Plus Continue reading
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Knuckles hit the wood of my front door.
Over, and over, and over again.
That was the sound that woke me from where I’d been asleep on the couch. Not an alarm for work. I’d stopped showing up there weeks ago. Not family. I didn’t have one of those anymore. And not friends. I’d never had many of those, and this past month had taken care of the few I’d had left.
At 80K, it’s a full-length novel.
It’s the first book in a series.
It’s got a budding romance.
Kane says he can end my misery.
He says he believes in the monsters and knows they killed my family.
What he isn’t saying is how bad it’s going to get. That if I fulfill my part of the bargain and get him his information, I’ll be clinging to sanity by my fingertips.
Where do I get this intriguing book, you ask? Right now it’s only on Amazon but it will be available on other vendors this summer.
And here’s the direct link for my more skeptical readers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ND022NJ.
There’s certain things I’ve discovered along the way that I find helpful in my writing process. I thought maybe one or two might of them might help others.
This is an ebook formatting program. It used to take me hours and hours to format. Now I can load a book file and it will generate the format for all the different stores. Only thing it doesn’t format is the paperback but I hear that might be coming soon.
This is what I use to write instead of Word. It’s great for people like me who write out of order.
This one sounds useless probably but there is actually a little psychology to it. I read somewhere (have no idea where anymore) that if you build up certain routines around the times you sit down to be creative, it helps trigger your brain that it’s time to get in that zone. I find that it works.
4. Writing in Spurts
I very rarely sit down and write for long periods of time. When I write, it goes more like this: write for fifteen, get up and pace, write again, make a call, write, take a shower, write… When I try and force long stretches without breaks, I don’t write as well.
5. Writing Out of Order
This one doesn’t work for a lot of people but definitely helped me. I never write a scene I’m not in the mood to do. I don’t care where it fall in the book timeline, I write the scene I’m feeling at that moment.
Good luck to everyone and may the words be with you!!!