Wednesday, November 26, 2008

And The Winner Is...

Thanks to everyone who commented and entered my free e-book contest on Myspace!

And the winner is...Miss Jen!

A free copy of Second Chances is on its way! Enjoy!

Didn't win? Don't despair! I will be having another contest for the holidays next month!

I'll be sure to keep you all posted!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fan...Or Fanatic?

As I hurried into Best Buy yesterday to procure my copy of Doctor Who Series Four the day it was released, I came to an abrupt thought.

I am a woman obsessed.

I know when it happened. Back in 2005, when David Tennant took over for Chris Eccelston. Curiousity piqued, I found a copy of the Masterpiece Theatre miniseries Cassanova to see David before his first stint as The Doctor.

That's all it took. I was hooked. That crooked grin. Those full lips. Eyes that emote for days. And an accent to boot! What more could a girl ask for?

And so it began...I had to find out everything about him - see everything he had acted in. I scoured the internet for photos, spent hours on YouTube - I couldn't get enough. He had become a drug, and I found myself needing a fix again and again.

My husband shook his head at my complete fascination with all things David, yet left me to my infatuation. David is the wallpaper on my computer, the photo on my cell phone, the bookmark in my book. His image is all around me. I like to think of him as my inspiration - my muse, even. For through this crazy obsession, came my first completed manuscript, that has hereby been published.

The hero's name in the story?


I think I've crossed to the fanatic stage. What do you think?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Trying to Write

So, with NaNoWriMo going on, every author I know is wrting up a storm. Every writer except me, that is.

I know, I know. I just got published like two weeks ago, but my other works in progress are nowhere near being ready for coming next. This time of year, it's hard for me to focus.

That being said, I did manage to write some today. About 1200 words. Not alot, but more than I've written the past month. I just need to make myself write a little whenever I can, I guess.

I've been spending alot of my time trying to do promoting, instead of writing. It's a horrible catch 22 cycle for me. Many other authors are in the same boat. We can't all be on the bestsellers list, no matter how much we want to be.

Alas, It's time to go. Until the spirit moves me again...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Win A Free E-Book!

Fall is in the air! The holidays are near, along with all of the hectic shopping, cooking, and entertaining! So why not relax with a free e-book?

That's right, I'm holding my first contest to give away a copy of my debut novel, Second Chances from Sapphire Blue Publishing.

And how do you enter said contest? Well, here's the scoop:

From now until November 25th, leave a comment on my Myspace Contest Blog telling me what you are most thankful for this Thanksgiving. I'll take UP TO three entries per person, as long as you leave three seperate comments.

You can be serious, sentimental, funny, outrageous - it's all up to you! November 26th I will pick a winner from the comments. After you tell me what format you would like your book in, (PDF, HTML, Mobipocket), I will send it poste haste, so you can relax with an e-book on me!

So, it's only fair that I kick off the comments by sharing what I am most thankful for myself:

I'm thankful for Sapphire Blue Publishing taking a chance on my writing, giving me the opportunity to share my voice with you.

I'm thankful everyday for my loving husband. He makes me believe ANYTHING is possible.

And, I'm thankful for whoever invented Mountain Dew. Sometimes, it's the only thing that gets me through a day...

If you don't win this contest, don't despair! I will be having another one in December, along with other fabulous prizes!

What are you waiting for? Visit Christle's Myspage Page link in my list of links and comment away!


I decided to set up this blog as kind of my personal space. Hopefully, here I can mesh my everyday life with my author life and find a happy medium.

I've really been getting into this blogging stuff. I guess that makes sense, being a writer and all. Words have always been a friend to me, especially when it felt like the world didn't care.

As a teenager, I was most productive when I was miserable. As an entirely more stable adult, I sometimes struggle to find my voice.

Anyhoo, come on in, look around, stay awhile. I will be working to add more things as I go.