Get out the streamers and confetti!!! UnCover Monthly is up and ready to go again! Whooot!
I’ve been doing UCM for four years and I haven’t updated the page, or my original procedure in which I post covers. Shortly before the anniversary of UCM, mid-November, I decided the feature was in need of a small facelift. :LOL: Now I’m finished revamping the feature.
New ideas that will excite!
It’s been four months since I disabled UCM’s guideline page. I originally had only intended to keep it down less than two months, but life has a way of taking control and waylaying the best laid plans. LOL But I’ve finally got the new stuff added and the old reworked a bit to clean up, and shorten that horrendously looooong guideline page. Why did no one ever say anything? I’m just sorry it took me forever to complete.
With my injury creeping up on one year (July 30, 2016), I finally had my needed surgery on March 24th to repair my right shoulder. Two torn tendons in the rotator cuff, and a shredded longhead bicep tendon that had to just be cut loose, it was too damaged to repair. I’ve been in physical therapy since two weeks after the surgery. I’m not healed by any means, but now that those pesky tendons have been repaired (or eliminated, something I didn’t know could be done), I can feel the therapy working to strengthen my injured shoulder.
FYI- to anyone curious, PT is not the same as working out at a gym!
I’m still on TTD for an extended four weeks, but typing isn’t as painful as long as I don’t over do. Which is also why this feature renovation has taken so long, I wasn’t able to type for longer than 30 minutes in a day, and that was spent replying to urgent emails about my injury and job, often followed by a nap. I’m regaining energy each day to soon resume normal life. That’s code for “return to the DDJ,” or dreaded day job. 😆
In the meantime, I AM actively accepting submissions!
This has not stopped or changed. However, I seriously need your covers so we can all begin enjoying UCM once again. I’d like to begin posting covers in June, so hurry and hop over to the guideline page and read up on the new changes I hinted at before here on this page and grab your applications.
Remember to send each cover with its application in individual emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact me through this site here. You can grab the application from the UCM page again, so click the link above and go get your applications now!
Thank you for your continued support and patience through the reconstruction phase. Please keep sharing so others can submit and join the fun now that UCM is reopened! Comments are active on the UCM page, as well, so you can comment, or tell me what you’d like to see on the Ranch, or UCM. Don’t hesitate to speak out. 🙂
I decided to write today and see how it goes. I fell on December 11th and broke another rib, or two? so any time on the pc is painful
still. Sitting up, walking, breathing…you get the picture. But while I can’t be on the laptop daily as often, I’ve been thinking about why it’s driving me nuts not to be working on the novella I’ll be publishing early in 2014.
I set a deadline for myself to have it completed and the cover made by the end of December, just four days from now. It’s not gonna happen, unfortunately, since I haven’t been able to work on edits since the tenth. My whole month is wasted because of the pain. I hate that! I’d planned to publish the book by mid-January and that’s not gonna happen now either.
Have no fear! I’ll get it done very soon and am revamping my schedule to get the book finished and published by the end of January. That’s right. I’ll just have to add a month to my original plan. 😀 I’m okay with that since this will be my first self-published work and I’m a little (okay, a LOT) terrified of the thought. 😆
So why do it if it’s so daunting? Because I want to. Because I’m confident enough in my writing to know readers will love it. Because it’s the new frontier of publishing and I don’t want to be left behind. And…because I can! I have a wonderful artist working on a cover for me that I know will bring out the essence of the story I’ve fallen in love with and I can’t wait to see the final product. I’m anxious to get back to work on the book edits, expansion really. It was written as a short story for an anthology it didn’t get finished in time to get put into, so I’m making it longer and self-publishing it because I want to share it with the world. As with my writing, it is a sweet, sensual story of love between a man and woman. I’m thinking it might also turn out to be a preclude to a new series later in 2014. Maybe. Possibly. I’ll keep you posted on that thought. 🙂 It depends on how my other series pans out this next year.
In the meantime, I’m sharing an excerpt for Risk Factors and why this time of year is so special to me, aside from Christmas. (Psst- it has to do with tomorrow and aging. 🙂 ) I’d love company at the wonderful Michelle Ziegler’s blog if you have time to stop by today! http://michellezieglerauthor.com/2013/12/27/fun-fact-friday-calisa-rhose-and-the-small-world
Tune in next week when I’ll post my new two year writing plan- and why only two years.
Until then I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year!
A lot of you know how long I’ve been waiting, working and waiting, for my second book to publish. Some of you probably know of the tedium I went through with Perfect Dr. Viv before Piper Denna and Lyrical Press, Inc. contracted it this past May, and the new title change. Many of you even know I’ve been biting my nails waiting through round after round of edits for a cover reveal.
Well, I won’t make you wait any longer. Please help me celebrate the awesome job artist Valerie Tibbs did for me.
I present the cover for–
Risk Factors! Due March 2013
Love, like life, is not without risk.
BLURB- Veterinarian Vivian Dane has purchased her uncle’s practice in the tiny town of Wales,
Missouri, where most residents still doubt her ability to treat their pets. But Viv is used to being
considered less-worthy than her predecessors. After all, her parents are world-renowned wildlife
vets, and most everyone is unimpressed she’s chosen to not follow directly in their footsteps.
Now Connor, a patient’s owner, is hot for Viv, but clearly doesn’t think she’s dating material
because he has a daughter…who he believes no woman is good enough for.
Being a perfect dad is EMT paramedic Connor’s life focus. He can’t seem to stay away
from sexy Doctor Viv, but attraction is as far as he’ll ever let it go. His mother abandoned him,
leaving him to be raised in the foster system, and then his wife abandoned both him and their
daughter. He absolutely will not risk bringing another woman into his little girl’s life and having
her feel the hurt of being left…again.
Forfeiting is easier than attempting and failing. So why does Viv feel compelled to prove
she’s a sure bet for Connor and his daughter? Can Connor trust Viv–and himself–enough to play
I really would love to know what you think so comment away. Share your thoughts- honesty welcome.
Thank you all.