Jane Ridgewood

Another Tea Addicted Writer On The Loose!

Just when I convince myself no more tag posts for a while, authors Kim Chance and Destiney Murtaugh go ahead and co-create The Hocus Pocus Writing Tag! The perfect tag to do given Halloween is just around the corner now. I mean first off, if you’ve read my Fall Favorites Tag post then you already know I love this movie. Secondly, it’s a solid writing tag – so that counts as adding more writing content on here right? You know what, don’t answer that, I’m just going to say yes and move along to answer this eleven question writing tag – and I’m actually going to tag a couple of people to do this specifically.
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To my surprise I’ve recently been nominated for a blog award that is meant for bloggers who are viewed as being inspiring, positive, and creative. Thank you so much to Rachel Steve of Fictive Finesse for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I’ve literally been back in the blogosphere since the very end of March, and it never ceases to amaze me how supportive the blogging community is. Keep on reading for my answers to Rachel’s questions, as well as to see who I’m nominating and my questions for them!
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I’m not really sure what happened on the My Thrill Club end, but I received an e-mail with a tracking number on the 4th of this month and didn’t receive my box until the 16th! For days my tracking info said a label was created and that was it. This is really unusual compared to what I’m used to with them, but there are many factors that could honestly be part of why this took longer than usual. Factors we don’t really need to get into as the excitement was not lost when I finally got my October box. Fun part, is that I also got the e-mail for the eBook codes on the same day, so if you want to know what 5 reads I ended up with then keep on reading for this unboxing!
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Are you ready for the next chapter? I definitely recommend reading Chapter One, Chapter Two, and Chapter Three of Collected first if you haven’t already. I am so excited to be sharing these first four chapters with all of you. However I ask that you please keep in mind these chapters are pre-editor and some things may change before final publication. I would also like to note again that I am currently accepting donations in an effort to cover costs of hiring a professional editor. If you are interested in donating there is more information after the chapter. Regardless I thank you for stopping by, reading, and I truly hope you enjoy!
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Are you ready for the next chapter? I definitely recommend reading Chapter One and Chapter Two of Collected first if you haven’t already. I am so excited to be sharing these first four chapters with all of you. However I ask that you please keep in mind these chapters are pre-editor and some things may change before final publication. I would also like to note again that I am currently accepting donations in an effort to cover costs of hiring a professional editor. If you are interested in donating there is more information after the chapter. Regardless I thank you for stopping by, reading, and I truly hope you enjoy!
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Are you ready for the next chapter? I definitely recommend reading Chapter One of Collected first if you haven’t already. I am so excited to be sharing these first four chapters with all of you. However I ask that you please keep in mind these chapters are pre-editor and some things may change before final publication. I would also like to note again that I am currently accepting donations in an effort to cover costs of hiring a professional editor. If you are interested in donating there is more information after the chapter. Regardless I thank you for stopping by, reading, and I truly hope you enjoy!
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Today is both exciting and a bit nerve wrecking for me, as I am bringing forth the first chapter of Collected! Please keep in mind this is pre-editor and some things may change before final publication. As mentioned in a previous post (see: Debut Novel Update) I am currently accepting donations to help cover the cost of an editor. If you would like to donate, I will include all that information after the chapter. Thank you and I hope you enjoy!
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Well after reading just one book, I think it’s safe to say I can add another author to my favorites list. His name is Dathan Auerbach and his debut novel Penpal has me pretty sold on his style of writing. He also has me wishing I was a Reddit user, since that is where Penpal originated in the form of a short stories series that intertwined. His stories actually inspired short films and his audience grew well enough that he was able to turn it all into this beautifully disturbing debut. How I even discovered this book was a suggestion made by Amazon. It was actually for the eBook version, but after reading the synopsis I just knew I had to get a physical copy.
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As I prepare to release the first four chapters (pre-editor) of Collected, I thought I should pop on here to discuss a couple behind the scene happenings. I do want to start off though by saying, this whole year has been a huge learning experience for me as a writer. Not only am I diving more into the realities of self-publishing and what I need to accomplish, I am finding better ways to make my writing time more efficient. I’m also learning a lot of the business end of things behind the scenes. When I launch my debut novel, I want to be able to do this in the best way I possibly can to make this a proper release. I also want to make sure all my ducks are in a row.
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