I’ve been debating whether I would participate in NaNoWriMo this year or not. For those not familiar, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. The idea is to write an entire 50,000-word novel in one month, 1667 words per day. I’ve participated for the last two years and have not been successful. However, I lovedContinue reading “NaNoWriMo and GO!”
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It’s Publication Day!
Happy November, readers! Today is the official publication day for A Covid Christmas Story! Below are the links for the book Landing page for most retailers: https://books2read.com/u/3nX2l9 Amazon Order Page: https://smile.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3ACathy+Marie+Bown&s=relevancerank&text=Cathy+Marie+Bown&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1 Please note if you order from Amazon, I am charging $19.99 for the book. There are already booksellers who have bought copies and are reselling themContinue reading “It’s Publication Day!”
Pumpkin Patch Fun!
I’ve failed to keep up with my fall uploads here, so let’s do a fun Pumpkin Patch Photo Dump! Just a pumpkin lovin’ selfie! Above is my granddaughter playing around. Below are my boys having some fun with the apple cannons. My youngest boy trying to pick the perfect pumpkin… And next up…some fun onContinue reading “Pumpkin Patch Fun!”
Proof Copy Approved!
Today, I approved the proof copy of the paperback version of A Covid Christmas Story. And, while I don’t feel romance in the air, I couldn’t be happier with the way the book turned out. If you are looking for the book, you can find it here. Hopefully, it will be available on Amazon soonContinue reading “Proof Copy Approved!”
Proof copy in hand. This is not a drill, I repeat, this is not a drill! I received my proof copy yesterday, but things around here were a bit chaotic so I didn’t get to share it with you guys. Instead, I did some freelance writing and took part in a Hocus Pocus 2 watchContinue reading “It Came”
It’s official…Coming November 1, 2022
Yesterday, I finished the final edits on my novel and took the plunge. I uploaded everything onto draft2digital and self-published my novel. This was a hard decision, since I wanted to publish through the traditional route but didn’t want to wait the year or two it could take to get someone on board. I needContinue reading “It’s official…Coming November 1, 2022”
Just a Little Preview…
Today I’m going to share a snippet from my upcoming holiday novel, “A Covid Christmas Story” I can’t wait to share the novel with the world. But for now, enjoy and let me know what you think! “I can’t believe this!” I exclaimed as everyone was heading to their rooms. “What?” Sally asked me, annoyed.Continue reading “Just a Little Preview…”
My First Novel is Done!
Introducing my first book baby! A Covid Christmas Story is finally finished. I’m in the final revision stages and currently seeking an agent for publication. I hope to have the book on the shelves before Christmas 2022! This book has been a passion project that grabbed a hold of me at the end of DecemberContinue reading “My First Novel is Done!”
Coronavirus interfered with many things this last year. One of the most important accomplishments for me was pushed to the side and forgotten. In February 2020 I was awarded my Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. While this may not seem like an important accomplishment to many, for me, it was a monumental stepping stone. InContinue reading “Commencement 2021”
My First Nonfiction Publication is Live!
My first creative non-fiction collaboration has been published! My team won the W.R.I.T.E. Challenge this year! You can read the article at: https://penmenreview.com/writing-resources/6-dos-and-donts-for-starting-a-new-writing-career/ I am super proud of my group for pulling this article off! Due to COVID-19 complications, my involvement was more limited than I intended, however I did pick out the author andContinue reading “My First Nonfiction Publication is Live!”