March 20, 2013

Celebrating Community: ROW80 Update & Nissa Cover Reveal

I'm so grateful for the community of writers I have found online. After two years blogging and connecting, I have so many resources for all my writing needs, whether it's publishing, marketing, editing, cover design, or anything writing and book related. Just as important, there's always someone around to offer encouragement and support. I never feel alone.

Just this past June, I met Jo Michaels online through the Author Blog Challenge. We hit it off!  Then I discovered that editing was another of her many talents. She's now editing my NaNo piece, Chasing Memories. Check out her website and follow her on Twitter @WriteJoMichaels. She has an excellent series on branding right now.

Another lovely lady I met early on was Bethany Lopez. Best. RTer. Ever. Today, I wanted to repay some of her kindness by sharing the cover of her upcoming (4/23/13) release...


At 900 years old, Nissa is finally ready to follow her mother's path and become the best Fairy Godmother she can. She’s not thrilled when her first assignment turns out to be a teenage human girl with self-esteem issues, but she knows she has to start somewhere. Her assignment has dealt with bullies since her freshman year and they haven’t let up. If Nissa can’t help her regain her self-confidence her future is bleak.

To complicate matters Nissa experiences all the signs that she's met the being fated for her. This impossibility distracts her from her purpose. After all, fairies and humans aren't meant for each other. How can her heart believe otherwise? Can Nissa successfully complete her first assignment as a Fairy Godmother? Will the fates allow Nissa and Levi to be together? And even if they do, will Levi believe Nissa once she reveals the truth?


Such a gorgeous cover. Congrats Bethany! I can't wait to read it!

Check out Nissa on GoodReads and visit Bethany's website


Now, it's time for my A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) Update...

My focus right now is Chasing Memories. It will continue to be. I now have the first edits in my hands, and I will be working on those for the next week (which coincidentally coincides with my kids being home for Spring Break, so wish me luck). 

I will pre-write at least the first five A to Z posts by Sunday. Must do!

Round 1 has been tumultuous to say the least. But it's made me realize how important prioritizing is to setting goals. I'm looking forward to applying that to Round 2.

For my writer friends who have not done a round of ROW80... Round 2 starts 4/1/13. Check out some information here. Seriously, it's the most motivating writer support group I've found!


Bethany Lopez Author said...

Thanks, Tia!

Tia Bach said...

I was thrilled to show it off... love the cover. Can't wait to read the book!

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping to get at least a couple of weeks' worth of A to Z posts done by Easter, so I can be working on other things while the challenge is going on. That will be my priority, at least until something shinier comes along (yes, I have trouble setting priorities myself).

Shah Wharton said...

Hey Tia. Great going on the novel progress. I've taken note of the links too... read up on the branding issue. :D

Jo Michaels said...

Thanks for the mention and good luck with the edits. I know it looks like a lot, but it's really pretty easy :) I may join the ROW80 group. Seems to be working well for you. WRITE ON!