OK. So, a few things. Those of you who have followed this journey, know that Mystic Waters has been available on Barnes & Noble since its release. In eBook format, of course. Pretty standard. And those of you who follow me on any social media platform know tonight’s news.
Mystic Waters will be available in print for Barnes & Noble customers.
I never thought we’d get to this point. And, I mean, the writing world is so fickle. I think I came to understand this more in the last few days than during the querying process. Which is strange!
It’s 1:26 a.m. I woke up randomly and remembered I had to type this post out. *sigh* I am tired. Blame my sleepy brain on the awkwardness of this celebratory post.
I’ll be going away for some Army training on Monday. So, sadly, I won’t be posting too much between now and the end of my training next month, mid-month. I’ll try! But no promises.
I’m not playing any songs. But I love Stacy Barthe’s War IV Love. I’ve been playing it the past few days. OK. Back to bed.
Hey, world! The Chasing the Tide synopsis is ready for viewing over at the Mystic Waters website (mysticwaters.anterior.us). I can’t wait to hear what you all think! And if you haven’t already, purchase your copy of Mystic Waters today!
Now playing the entire Mystic Waters playlist, available for hearing on the website!
I would like to state that I am kind of a douche. We’ll start off with getting that out…clearing the air, I suppose.
Now, my mom is a HUGEMystic Waters fan. So much so that she has badgered me time and again for a piece of Chasing the Tide. A few of you may’ve heard rumors (started by me) that a character would be dying this book.
So, I gave dear old mummy what she wanted. See her reaction below. :)
Why? Because Chasing the Tide is due to Rosemi tomorrow! I know I shouldn’t be freaking out. Hell, I’m the one who gave myself this deadline. But I had to. If I don’t stick to deadlines (even if they’re my own), I’ll never finish.
The lighting in my office is crap. But I have enough light to burn the midnight oil until CTT sparkles! Is anyone else excited? Who wants to read a bit?? :)
As usual, I have to say that this may or may not make it into the final draft.
And for once, I knew Farah needed me. And not to help her decide what lipstick looked best or to help her zip her dress. She needed me to protect her. She was afraid.
Cool? Cool. Stay awesome! I’ll be up all night.
Now playing Jennifer Lopez’s First Love. I think J.Lo is absolutely stunning and a class act. And she’s Latina! A woman after my own heart.
I can remember the way I felt when I first held Mystic Waters in my hands. I ran my fingers over the cover in awe. It was beautiful. And it was mine.
First time seeing my books in person.
I want to share that feeling with the world. I can’t help but feel a pang of jealousy when I see authors interacting with their readers. I WANT THAT! I want readers who tell me their favorite parts, tell me their favorite characters or what part absolutely broke their hearts. So, I’m enlisting all of your help. Share Liza with the world. She wants out!
Tell the local library, tell your neighbor. Share the word. Soon Chasing the Tide will be here and you guys, the ones who were watching Mystic Waters come to life…you’ll have that sense of pride. That feeling of “I knew Liza first. Before she was a cool kid.”
I have a few more Chrysoprase necklaces. Now, we could do the really boring thing, like tell you guys you can buy them from me. Or we can have some fun. I need ideas. And maybe I’ll even add some other things to this gift. Maybe I’ll go all out. What do you guys say?
My team and I are working on a blog tour for Mystic Waters. I think it’s about time the rest of the world met Liza. It’s time to cause a ruckus! Let’s make this thing HUGE!
Thanks for all of the support. Share your ideas and don’t forget to leave reviews! Amazon, Goodreads, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble…anywhere. :)
It’s 1:36 a.m. as I sit here typing away. I couldn’t sleep last night and found myself at my computer at 3:30 a.m., writing. The plan this weekend is for me to stay inside and hopefully finish the first draft of Chasing the Tide. If not finish, I’ll be putting a major dent in the word count.
I am officially obsessed. And I love that finally there are people in the world almost as obsessed as I am. Let me tell you, it’s coming along beautifully! I was writing a tough scene towards the end and decided to take a break and fill you guys in on my life right now.
I’d like to announce that in a month, we’ve almost sold out of paperback copies. Don’t worry. We’ve ordered another bunch! We won’t know eBook sales for a few more weeks but I have to say, I’m not so nervous. I know that even if sales are poor, I did what I wanted to. And I didn’t let a thing stop me.
I wrote the first book tentatively. With Mystic Waters I wasn’t confident. I don’t mind that. I love the innocence in my words. But I come to CTT with a sense of accomplishment. I know some people have loved MW. Some haven’t. Either way, I owe it to those people to sit at my desk and pour my heart out. I owe it to them to spend hours on end making my characters come alive. And if they can enjoy the world that came from my imagination, it would makes the hours of typing after coming home from work worth it.
So, you see? Writing, story telling…it’s my love affair. It’s my escape. It’s my sanity when the world thinks I’m insane. Because in my head, things make sense. :)
Remember yesterday’s post? Well, yesterday I went to Mystical Elements, which is a major setting in Mystic Waters and I took a video to show you all what Olde Mistick Village looks like!
Overall, my vacation was a hit. I had 6 signings but had to cancel the one today due to my travel schedule conflicting with the signing time. I felt really badly about that. I always want to sign for my readers and being so new, every signing counts.
I’ve met some wonderful people while being on vacation. If I’m being honest, this vacation was more work than play. Which is kind of sad because now I’m going to Army work. :/ Does it ever end??
Mystic Waters is definitely in a better place since being here. We’ve gotten the word out on it and have signed on for our second printing. We are almost out of books only a month in! Amazing, right? If any bloggers would like to review, please contact myself or my publisher, Rosemi at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who’ve supported me, I’m so lucky to have you! And I hope you’re ready for Chasing theTide! It’s bee such a difficult yet pleasure-filled write. I’m loving every minute of it!
If you have time, make your way to Mystic, CT. You’ll fall in love.
So, it’s only right that since I posted a Chasing the Tide snippet on my Facebook page, I share it here as well. I have a treat for you all tomorrow as well! Vacation has been fun but it’s winding down and I have to get back to business. Here’s the snippet!
It feels like it’s really getting somewhere and I’m so excited to share it with you all. I’ve got some new characters that are just begging to be set free.
Mystic Waters in the Bank Square Books window. For those who’ve read Mystic Waters and are waiting patiently (or impatiently) for Chasing the Tide, this post is for you. I’m at 32,400 words as of two minutes ago. This may … Continue reading →
It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to post. I’ve been traveling from Germany to the USA, gearing for my release party and doing book signings. It’s been amazing. I can’t believe I’ve been this fortunate. But this isn’t the end! For everyone who’s read Mystic Waters, know that I am working diligently on the sequel. We don’t have a release date yet but things are being worked on this end.
I’m going to keep this post short because I fully intend to continue working on the sequel. Please, read Mystic Waters and share Liza with the world! Thanks for all of your support!
Also, I have a signing at Bank Square Books in Mystic, Connecticut on July 6th from 2-4! See you all there!
All my love, from Nivineon, Cynth
“The process of rewriting is enjoyable, because you’re not in that existential panic when you don’t have a novel at all.” – Rose Tremain
I have to say, starting over at the beginning was slightly frustrating still. I had pointless words and my characters were doing and saying things that they usually wouldn’t. I guess you could say that I got to know them pretty well through out the initial draft. I know that I’ve posted photos and words on all of my social media sites. I will not be taking those down. At least not right now. It’s so great to see the scenes I’ve posted before bloom from the first write up to the gorgeous experiences they are now. Whether it be word placement or just taking out sentences as a whole, I want to witness these changes. I want you all to witness them too.
So yes, the second draft isn’t as…desperate as when I first sat down to the blinking cursor on the blank page of Microsoft Word. But, there are still hurdles.
I will be toning down the amount of excerpts I post because as I near the final draft, I would like to keep things a little under wraps. I’m still looking for a title! Maybe tonight? Keep your fingers crossed!
P.S. Listen to Imogen Heap. ANY of her work. She is a goddess :)