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Day 14 GWP Contest

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Two days left to enter to win our Santa Box filled with books by the GWP authors… How do you enter??? Easy… Just go HERE and sign up to receive the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter… you will be automatically entered to win… the winner will be announced on Dec 18th… Until then, enjoy our daily Author answers… we will be posting under the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway  … if you see these hashtags, stop and check out the other authors and their daily answers… 😛

for Day 14 the question is about the Last Book I Read… which was Wild Cat by Christine Feehan… I am waiting for her next Sisters of the Heart novel… but for now it is all leopards… grrr

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tomorrow, the last day in our contest, I will have a surprise for y’all… til then, happy wordage 😛 tracey

Day 13 GWP Contest

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Click HERE to sign up for the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter and you will be automatically entered to win our Santa Box… filled with books by the GWP authors… Shocking Finds and so much more… woo who…

And now for my day 13th answer… a selfie… grr… well here goes…

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what you don’t think that’s me??? FINE…

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Soooo… is this me??? Nope??? Okay… this isn’t me either, but if I ever get a tattoo I would want this MS butterfly/ribbon on my shoulder blade… it is beautiful and makes the MS orange beautiful…

Okay… now more joking around… here I come…

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now go sign up for the GWP newsletter and hopefully win a load of books… winner will be announced Dec 18th… and look out for the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway …we will all be using them as we post… and if you repost, please use the hashtags so we can see… happy wordage, tracey

Day 12 GWP Contest

FAVORITE BAND/SONG??? this is the question for day 12 … and man, oh man… it is hard to pick…

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we are using the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway so that you can find all the GWP authors and their answers… if you repost, please use the hashtags… and who would want to win a Santa Box filled with free books… just go HERE to sign up for the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter… everyone that signs up will be automatically entered to win the Santa Box … the winner will be announced on Dec 18th… see… easy…

now for my Day 12 answer….. I would have to pick something by Evanescence, Adele, or Cam… I am a Country or Pop girl…

But if I had to pick one song/band… if would have to be Burning House by Cam… check back next month and I’m sure that will change… lol… but it is the voice that I love… all these ladies have a gravelly voice that can reach beautiful high notes… 😛

Day 11 GWP Contest

The question for day 11 is another hard one for me… what is my favorite movie??? dang… I love movies, and depending on my mood, my favorite changes… This is like pulling teeth… lol… I re-watch my favorite movies as often as I reread my favorite books…

Rat Race would have to be my all time favorite comedy.. and close second is Uptown Girls

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Best historical??? Pride and Prejudice, of course…

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best actions movie….. Man on Fire

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when I am in the mood for a psychological thriller??? Hide and Seek!! *anyone noticing the Dakota Fanning theme… that kid rocks the acting*

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So Dakota Fanning is obviously my favorite actress… and since I can’t pick just one movie… I will pick my favorite actress and my favorite genre… Annndddd the GENRE goes to??? Paranormal/fantasy!!!

We have Taken, Push, the Twilight Series, each of the Underworld movies, both Hellboy movies (and when the heck will they make more underworld and hellboy… huh, huh… I need to know) and of course the Harry Potter series, but especially the last five… based on books four through seven… and yes, Dakota made the Paranormal cut… lol… that girl is everywhere…

about the only genre I don’t go for in movies is romance, and straight up horror… 😛 Happy Wordage… now run on and sign up for the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter and you will be entered to win the Santa Box… a box filled with books from the GWP writers… you will get a copy of Shocking Finds (my lovely book baby) and other greats from my fellow authors… just go HERE and sign up!!

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The winner will be announced on Dec 18th… check for the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway to find answers for all fifteen daily questions, from me and the others over at GWP… if you decide to repost, please use the hashtags…

Day 10 GWP Contest

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hmmm… Swag?? otherwise known as those goodies given out by authors at book signings… I have been thinking a lot about this, as I want to be prepared for the 2016 Rebels and Readers event… go and check out some of the fun we had in 2015… even volunteering left time to enjoy

I am thinking of doing these little booklets. They hold the first two chapters, plus a few teasers… and the book mark are fun, but timely… for a sweet treat, I am thinking of getting a bag of Mini Clark Bars, and using them as swag… lots of fun to be had… I also hope to have at least the second book in the Finder’s Keepers series ready to roll, as well as bracelets and necklaces inspired by Marin and the Finder’s world ready to sell along with books one and two… woo who…

But for bracelet swag, I was thinking of working on MS inspired bracelets… MS is as huge a part of my time as writing… in fact, if I had never been diagnosed I would have graduated with a Mathematics degree, playing around with poetry, and never knowing I had the ability to create 100k novels…

Not sure if I will have time to work on a similar necklace, but I want to start using polymer clay to make my own pendants… the plan was to work on making Transition Crystals so that any Norm *(that’s us readers and writers, lol) can have there very own Crystal… if I figure it out in time I could work on an MS themed pendant as well… Really, pinterest has some of the best art ideas… ahhh… I love pinterest and hobby lobby…

now… don’t forget to sign up for the GWP newsletter HERE so you can be entered to win Shocking Finds and all the other lovely books by my fellow authors, in the Santa Box… the winner will be announced on Dec 18th… if you repost this, please use the hashtag#15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway

Rebels and Readers 2016

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woo who… tickets are going on sale later today… just go HERE to get your tickets to the 2016 book signing event… there will be tickets to the signing (both VIP and general admission) and tickets for the Friday night MIXER… drink and socialize with the authors, models, and friends from previous years… Follow the link for more information…

*you can even check out the list of attending authors if you follow the link….

woo who… plan to come and play, enjoy the fun and games, and the books at every turn…

RARAE 2016 IS GOING TO BE A BLAST!!!!

 

Fatigue/ the hard hitter

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Exactly… lol… let’s just say that it is a good thing that i write while in a comfortable position…

I love my words, and I love the worlds and characters that I am able to create, buuuutttt…. the dang edits knock me on my arse… about an hour, that’s all I get… then my eyes get heavy, my eyes start to cross, and between one breath and the next I am out like a light… I wake up a few hours later (lucky if my laptop hasn’t crashed to the floor) and go back to my edits… Writing saved my life, and helped me to cope with all the losses when I was first diagnosed… there was a lot that i couldn’t do for years… but luckily, i had my stories… at first i couldn’t write or type… but I could imagine and dream up stories to tell myself… It took about five years before I could finish writing a sentence without passing out, and or crying with a headache… It has taken a lot of time, but for now, I can write and come up with story after story… now if I could only pass off the edits to someone else… lol…

no one seems to get it… the phrase ‘just lay down when you get tired’ is hurtful and completely missing the point… the point being that I don’t have time to slid into bed, I don’t have time to put my computer in a safe place, and I definitely don’t have time uncross my eyes… 😛 my brain looks at those continuous edits and says ‘nope, no more, I’m leaving’

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When I do catch on quick enough to the fact that my brain has had enough (and I’m not just bored to death with edit), I can try to change tracks… stop editing and move on to one of my craft projects… It isn’t that I hate edits, it is the process of cognitive input… for some reason, I can make up stories and write blogs until the cows come home, but ask me to research or fill out a questionnaire… that’s when my brain starts to get cross… hmph…

As for going off to bed for a catnap??? Who wants to be in bed all the time? If I stopped everything to take a nap every time there was even a hint of exhaustion, I would be in bed 70% of the time… booo… I already feel like I missed ten years of my life while I was dealing with my disease… I was hit hard when I was diagnosed… one moment I was a 25 year old college student and the next I was in a hospital bed, acting like a five year old… Why I got better, I don’t know… I just know that Multiple Sclerosis can throw a person into blindness, but that days or months, or even years, your sight can come back… which to me means that we should never give up hope…

getting sick sucks, but life changes on a dime, figure out what you want to do, and then go day by day figuring out what you can do… if you can’t drive to the store today, order a pizza and drive to the store tomorrow… When i am really down, I have my mother for support… somehow, she manages to pull me out of my MS blues when something I want to do is suddenly impossible… I hope that every one out there (MS or not) has someone in their life that can be there for time half as much as my Mother is for me…

Happy wordage everyone… I hope you enjoy the second friday of the month/MS news post… Tracey Clark

Day 9 Contest GWP

On the Ninth day of GWP contest, Mary asked of me…. (think Christmas music while reading this… lol… cause A Partridge and a Pear Tree was running through my head just now)  This contest is easy peasy… just go HERE and sign up for the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter, and you are entered to win a Santa Box filled with books by those of us at GWP… see … easy!! Now for my Answer to day nine question… muhahahahaha

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ooo … my current project???

Greatness… I am working on greatness… 😛 otherwise known as Book Two in the Finder’s Keepers Series… Makayla from the first book has a bigger role this time, and she has been screaming in my head to be presented in just the right light… TEEHEE … Not sure if she will be happy, but then, she’s a little stuck up at times… hopefully she will revel hidden depths as the editing continues and her voice grows… 😛

If you repost, please use the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway and use them to look up answers from the other authors :P… the winner of the Santa Box will be announced Dec 18th…

Monthly Goods

I have been thinking… blogging is very important to a writer but what do I really have to say to people besides my writing??? So what did I come up with??? Monthly goods, or more accurately, weekly goods… Like the first week of every month I could update the world on book progress…

The second week of every month??? How about Multiple Sclerosis facts from my point of view… I mean, we all have issues and problems that we have to deal with on a daily basis… it is only through exposure that the scary and unknown can be faced… as human beings we have a very long history of lashing out at what we don’t understand… I actually had a woman screaming in my face when i parked in a handicapped parking space… not cool… but when you first look at me, i  look healthy and in the prime of life… HA… after I was near tears and screaming back that she could call my doctor up for my latest MRI (possible foul language involved) she became meek and started explaining all the reasons why her behavior was acceptable…. still not cool… I know that explaining my day to day MS blues might not help with parking lot attacks, but if those I know and those I interact with know what MS is and how it can affect my reactions and health, then hopefully misunderstandings can be avoided… but lets be a little more fun with the topic… lots of facts, and some oops, the MS made me do it stories… (like the time I threw my diet coke in my own face because of an arm twitch…)

Week three??? Lets do art time… I love all things art… and when I need to recharge (aka: give my brain a rest) I put down the evil edits and do something artsey… paint an oil painting, design a bracelet, and I plan to start making my own pendants…. the clay has been bought, and soon the pendants will be created… muhahahaha… not to mention the design book mom picked out for one of my Christmas presents (shhh, don’t tell)

And finally we rap up the month with Random Chat… like ranting and raving about my favorite shows and movies, the local restaurants, and vacation fun… and everything has to be full of pinterest pictures as well as my own pictures…

But that only takes up four days out of every month… that is a lot of days left un-blogged… boooo…. these are the early days of my writing career… which means I have time to put in a few more blogs than the more famous authors… So lets put in a few book reviews when I have read something new (which is my other pass-time) and random daily insanity posts… woo who… for now, happy wordage every one, Tracey Clark

Day 8 GWP Contest

 

Imagine a Santa Box filled with Paranormal/Fantasy Romance, Contemporary Romance, and many other surprises… You want it, you know you do… muhahahaha…. well go HERE and sign up to receive the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter… that’s it… an you will be automatically entered to win… winners will be announced on Dec 18th… see, easy… 😛

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And now for my day eight answer… Music List??? hmmm… for me it is more of a TV series list… I have reruns running at a low volume in the background… when I try to listen to music while writing, I end up humming along, or outright singing… and it is hard to write and sing at the same time…  lol… Classical music is the closest I come to background music, but even that distracts me… so it is NCIS, Criminal Minds, and Blind Spot… I would listen to Doctor Who, but that has the power to pull my attention away from my words… I hear my favorite parts coming and immediately switch to watching my beloved Doctor…

And remember to use the hashtags  #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway if you decide to repost… 😛 happy wordage, tracey

Day 7 contest

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Alrighty then… we are on day 7 of our Santa Box contest… just go HERE and enter to receive the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter and you are automatically in the running to win our Santa Box… a box filled with books from all of us at GWP… winner will be announced on Dec 18th… woo who… wordge…

now for my answer… muhahahahaha… my Office/Writing Spot… I have two of them… one that has been retired… my office recliner… and no, I will not be showing pictures of that messy place… the one spot I have left is my mechanical bed… set me up, and I and my Multiple Sclerosis are ready to roll…

usually I have my trusty meow buddy standing by… 😛

if you decide to repost… please use the following hashtags…  #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway

day 6 Contest

Enter to get the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter HERE and you have a chance to win the Santa Box containing books by all of us here at GWP… winner will be announced on Dec 18…

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now for my pick of Favorite Book to Movie???? That would have to be Pride and Prejudice … the most recent version… I love Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet…. I have watched that movie a hundred times… and read the book a few dozen… 😛

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If you decide to repost this post, please use the hashtags  #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway to help spread the word … good luck and happy wordage… tracey

Games and Prizes

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go HERE and enjoy!!!

Day 5 Santa Book Box Contest

Okay… What is my addiction… I mean must have Writing Snack??? That would have to be Diet Coke… and it has to come from a fountain… no can or bottled coke for this country gal!!! And I would have to say that Burger King has the best Fountain Diet Coke 😛 I have to have a large diet coke when I write, when I eat, when I wake up, when I …. heck … I need that stuff just to live… lol… I call the guy at my closest gas station my Coke Dealer… they have some better good product when I don’t feel like driving to Burger King or Wendy’s…

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I need one of these in my bedroom!!!!

Now… head HERE and enter to get the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter, and you will automatically be entered to win the Santa Box filled with Books by all of us at GWP…

and if you decide to repost this entry, use the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway to help us spread the word… Happy Wordage, Tracey

Day 4 GWP Contest

this one was a little hard to read, but Mary clued me in… Day four is all about my Writing Accessories… I wonder… do two pugs and a cat count???

Probably not… 😛 But my furry friends are always there as I hand write note, ideas, and story boards…

I like to sketch out rooms and outdoor areas so that I have a visual aid, and during the editing phase I always have my Emotions Thesaurus handy…

and that is my answer for day four of GWP 15 days of authors… 😛 now head HERE and sign up for the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter, and you will be entered to win the Santa Box… filled with books from GWP authors…

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If you decide to repost this, please use the hashtags  #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway to help spread the word… happy wordage, tracey

Day 3 Contest

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Let’s see what Mary has for us today… hmm… what is my all time favorite book??? I love Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but I also love to reread all of the Karen Chance books and the Patricia Briggs books… I don’t know that I can pick just one… I start from the beginning of Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken (same person-different series)’s books over and over… I just love the humor and romance…

If I have to pick just one it had to be one of the books form Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega series… Let’s go with Dead Heat

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But dang it… i love her Mercy Thompson Series as well….. okay… let’s just go with this months favorite author, because my fav changes like a pregnant person’s cravings… and I can’t just mention my Alpha and Omega fav… it would be soooo unfair… I’m already leaving off a half dozen authors, and dozens of favorite books… and though Patricia Briggs keeps her lovin’ scenes behind closed doors, my smut obsessed mind just loves her… 😛 and here is my Mercy Thompson Pick… Night Broken

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Okay… that’s if for my picks for now… don’t forget to sign up for the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter HERE for a chance to win a Santa box filled with a book from each of us at GWP… winner will be announced Dec 18th… Happy Wordage, Tracey

PS… remember to use hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway if you repost… spread the word 😛

Day one Contest

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This, the day Dec 2, I reveal to you one fact about myself that no one knows… hmmm… that’s a hard one… I am pretty open about all things ME!!! The good and the bad… I believe in airing it all, if asked… so maybe I should amend this… for me Day one will be ‘one fact no one knows because they forgot to ask’ lol… nope… it will have to be ‘one fact no one knows but my mother’ cause momma knows all :p

  • I made out with my best guy friend, behind his girls back… his girlfriend just happen to be my best female friend…(I know, screwed up) but I had been crushing on this guy for years, and she had a tendency to BE WITH anyone I glanced at (and then cheat on them)… so I totally felt justified(teenage thinking)… thank heavens I didn’t let thing go all the way, cause he said he believed in transparency. which basically meant that he liked to stir things up and see what reactions he could get… very glad to be out of HS…

Now, that you know my dirty secret, go sign up for the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter… HERE …. and you will be entered to win a Santa Box full of free books by all of us at GWP… winner will be announced Dec 18th … woo who… Happy Wordage

PS… if you repost this, please use the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway

Another Chance to win

Okay… here we go… follow this LINK and enter to win some fabulous book in the New Age genre…

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Just leave a post/comment a the end of the page to enter… and then check out all the other contest set up for our holiday entertainment 😛

15 Days with GWP Authors

‘this is a giveaway and one (only one) lucky winner will win a set of GWP Author’s (unsigned) books that have been published in 2015. This includes, Jeri, Jane, Colbie, VL Locey, Nicola, Annalise, Tracey, and my books’ -Mary Smith

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From Dec 2 – Dec 16 you can catch our answers to these daily questions… we will be posting to various social media sites with the hashtags  #15DaysofGWPAuthors … & … #GWPGiveaway

Woo who… Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Yule time & Yalda, New Year beginnings, Kwanzaa, Hogmanay… and all the many others… Let’s celebrate the end of another year together. When you catch these posts, take a moment to stop and sign up for the GWP newsletter. Once you have signed up, you will be entered to win a Christmas Box full of free books.

Between Dec 2 and Dec 16 click the Newsletter Link and enter to win…

You will win a copy of my first novel Shocking Finds (A Finder’s Keepers Novel)

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And here are the links to my fellow Authors so that you can check out what you have in store by signing up for the newsletter!!!

First we have our Publisher and the creator of all this Santa box yumminess

‘Bestselling author of A HOCKEY TUTOR and co-author of OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN and THE PENALTY KILL TRILOGY with Lindsay Paige’  – Author Mary Smith

I’m not sure which books Mary will decide to add to her Christmas Box surprise, but they will all have been published in 2015… so hot and new… woo who… Next up, I will start listing my fellow authors, but in no real order… think I will just go by the order Mary wrote to us in the opening lines of this post… and here goes… Remember, these are not in any order, and the books pictured are not guaranteed to be picked to be placed in the Christmas Box…. I just liked the covers 😛

‘I’m a full time day dreamer and part-time writer. Although that should probably be the other way around. I like to write about LIFE and everything in between, including love and HEA’ – Jeri Williams

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‘I live in a small town called Burton on Trent, Staffordshire in the middle of England. This lovely little town is famous for making beer, and I have called it home since I was born. My name is Jane and I write under the name of J A Heron.’ – J A Heron

‘Colbie Carter’s debut novella, Sold Into Salvation, released in November 2015. Having a passion for writing since her early teens, Colbie has been jotting down short stories and poems to free her active imagination’ – Colbie Carter

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‘I’m an author of M/M and M/F erotic hockey romances. Skate hard and love deeply!’V.L. Locey

‘I am based in the UK, working full – time and writing is my escape from reality. I hope you all enjoy reading my books as much as I did writing them’Nicola C. Priest

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‘Author of Contemporary and Military Romance.‘ – Annalise Blaze

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And now I am off to my writer’s cave… starting tomorrow, don’t forget to sign up for the GWP newletter to win a free book from each of these amazing authors… Happy Wordage, Tracey

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Opinionated Man stops by

The guy running the site Opinionated Man seems to always be on the go… I don’t know how he gets it done, but the man is gifted at sharing his blogging love…. Opinionated and Truthful, and some fun reads… If you want to check out the spot he gave to me, my blog, and other goodies, go to HIS SITE HERE

Anddd…. on October 6, I will be dropping by to spread some book love and Christmas (or your chosen holiday) fun HERE on Facebook… drop by now to play to win Santa Boxes filled with all kinds of goodies, esp the all important free books…

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This Christmas, your favorite romance authors are taking over! Come visit us for games, giveaways, gifts, and more on December 6, 2015, from 8am-10pm Eastern Standard Time. But don’t wait to join the party … join now and make sure your notifications are on so you won’t miss any Secret Santa Surprises!