Whenever my company, Thinklings Books, LLC, publishes a book, we'll have the author provide the first chapter (with possibly a prologue or other intro, if there is one) FREE to read on their website or blog.
So, here's mine: the prologue and first chapter of Hunter's Moon! :) Click the Read More button to see it!
Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and happy new year!
It’s almost the end of the year...the end of the decade...and I’ve been reflecting on all that’s happened to me in 2019 (which is a lot!) and everything I have to be thankful for (also a lot!). I feel a list coming on:
This was originally typed in Patreon as my Friday Fun post, but then it got too long and rant-y (I really needed to get this out of my system ... it was therapeutic, at least) and I decided to post it here. It starts out kind of bitter but ends up in a good place, so just a warning about that ... and if you start reading, please finish.
I participated in three different #PitMad Pitch Wars events (for Hunter's Moon) in late 2018 and early 2019. I honed my tweets based on the tweets I saw that got a lot of likes and comments. I figured out the desired pattern and followed it. Yet I never got a single like from a literary agent (which means they want you to query them, and gives you an advantage over unsolicited queries).
So I did the Enneagram personality test last week, at the behest of a friend. I'm more of a Myers-Briggs gal (I'm INFJ), but I have become pretty fascinated with Enneagram, which helps you dig deeper and address your fears and mental health better . . . something everyone should do. Spring cleaning for our brain/soul! Even though it's fall now with winter weather. ;P
Today, as I do on occasion, I looked to the calendar for writing inspiration. I don’t know whether a lot of other writers do that or not, but it has helped me many times. Today it was simply for a Facebook post—and the calendar reminded me that one of my characters has her birthday around now. But while I was writing Hunter’s Moon, I found myself checking the calendar frequently, for plot reasons.
Okay, I promised I would do a post on this, so here it is!
If you know me personally, you probably know that I love wit, wordplay, and especially puns. I got that love from my dad, no doubt. "The worse they are, the better they are!" he and I always say.
I’ve had the most amazing week! Thinklings Books did our soft launch, and I’ve been all over Facebook and Twitter spreading the word. I interacted with so many people (from the comfort zone of my office), shared my heart, discovered/developed skills I didn’t know I had (mainly, social skills!), and everyone I talked to was so supportive and positive, I just . . . words aren’t adequate to express my elation. Best week I’ve had in years! In fact, it inspired me to make the above meme.
I can be very childlike sometimes. Then again, I am also an old soul. (Completely confusing, I know! To myself too. Just go look at some INFJ memes on Pinterest for more on that.) My mom has told me a few times that I should write children's books. As in, "baby" level. Well, I have a couple of very undeveloped ideas but never quite work up enough interest to write at that level. I naturally gravitate toward reading longer books and prefer to write them too. I get so absorbed and enthralled in a good story, I don't want it to end! I crave series and sequels!
Well, I haven't posted in a while because . . . I've been super busy starting a business! Two friends (Jeannie Ingraham and Deborah Natelson) and I saw a great need in the publishing industry and decided to do something about it ourselves! Stay tuned for more info about Thinklings Books, LLC. I'll link to our website once it's up and running.
UPDATE: Here's our site! www.thinklingsbooks.com
Sarah Awa lives in Ohio with two hairy guys and writes books about werewolves.