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Writing Wednesday - Green is the color

So, a new feature I'm trying out on my blog is to talk about my writing process each Wednesday. I've actually tried a few different new techniques lately, and I believe they are paying off.

This started while writing Love In the Time of the Hurricanes. I found I had to hand-write to get into the zone. But what really helped was writing on green paper.

my bad handwriting on green paper


For some reason, with the green I was able to focus and write more. And then some lovely individual on Tumblr showed how to change the background of a page in google docs. So I was able to type onto a green screen.

This process worked so well I've been using it for all the writing I've done since! I don't know why, but it's so much less stressful than staring at a blank white page and not knowing what to write.

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Some updates

First, let me announce me good news. I signed a contract with Dreamspinner Press for their States of Love line. I, of course, wrote about New Jersey. Love in the Time of Hurricanes will be published early in 2017.

I have been pretty busy writing. I have one short story and one proposal on submission. I'm currently working on two manuscripts for anthology calls.

Unfortunately in order to meet these deadlines I've put Angels Rising (Heaven Corp book 3) on hold. The ending needs a good rewrite, I think, and once I have some free time in my schedule I'll work on that.

I've updated my website with all of this, including a new page for Teddy Bear Christmas which includes one of the many very nice reviews I got.

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Some Holiday Fare

If you're looking for some holiday stories, I have a few I'd like to mention.


My latest release - Teddy Bear Christmas - features a sweet story about getting stuck in an airport and taking a teddy bear on adventures.



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All Romance Ebooks


A Corgi Named Kilowatt (In the Silver and Gold anthology) might not be entirely holiday themed, but the latter half of the story takes place during the holidays.

Publisher's Site
Amazon
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All Romance Ebooks


And an oldie but goodie is Kitten's Ribbons, which features some m/f/m kink and can be found in my short story collection Kitten At Play.



Amazon
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Smashwords
Itunes

For $1.99 you get 4 stories! Can't beat the price!

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Book Expo 2015 Report

Exactly one week ago today I was on the train to day 1 of Book Expo. I went in my librarian secret identity, not as an author. I had a blast.

I will sum up the highlights:

- I got to meet Sandra Boynton, who, in case you haven't heard of her, writes children books, such as 'Not the Hippopotamus.' I've read quite a few of her works to my son, and it was amazing to tell her how much those books meant to us.

- We frequently hopped on short autograph lines, and I met many new authors this way. I think the most hilarious was when we got in line for Kristan Higgins who was signing next to Dr. Ruth. Dr. Ruth had an overflow line that went back 5 or 6 rows. Ms Higgins cracked jokes and was completely lovely about the whole thing. I will have to check out some of her works.

- One of the things I really wanted to do was meet the creators of the podcast "Welcome to Nightvale." Luckily I got on line a half hour early, and was only in the 2nd overflow row. Of course, by the time I made it up to meet them, I was so flustered I had no idea what to say.

And this was all just the first day! There were train shenanigans going home, which was unfortunate, but we did it again Friday. By Friday we were just not up to waiting a half hour in line, so we didn't get quite as many authors. I did meet some old friends, and really wanted to stay longer. I felt that even after 2 days we'd barely scratched the surface. But, it was Friday, and so we took an early train home.

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New Website!

I've updated my website - http://ccbridges.net/ It is now mobile-friendly.

I hope to add more free reads soon. Several of my short stories are now out of print, so I'll be adding them to the website.

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Update - What I'm working on

It's a new year and I have some new exciting things going on.

I'm currently working on formatting the Cooper/Jason/Lexi stories for self-pub next month. It's the first time all four stories will be available in a single collection, and I'm really excited about it. I hope to do a cover post soon.

(Note - self-publishing is hard. Remind me not to do this again!)

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you've seen that I've completed the first draft of Heaven Corp Book 3. My plans for 2015 include polishing up this draft and subbing it for publication.

Lastly, I'm writing a super fun short story. It's at about 10,000 words, and I hope to have it finished in the next couple of weeks.

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Giveaway!

Want to win a free print copy of Exodus? Enter here!

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Some Lovely Reviews for Exodus

It's been almost a month since Exodus was released and I wanted to share some lovely reviews I received.

Sandra from Hearts on Fire Reviews said:

"Interesting world, interesting characters, interesting plot. I will definitely be backtracking to read book 1, and I hope desperately that book 3 features Ty/Uriel!"

(I have good news for you Sandra, I'm working on the next book and yes, it's about Ty/Uriel:)

Smidgeson at Top 2 Bottom Reviews said:

"This is an excellent story that held me spellbound from start to finish. The story runs smoothly, the characters are well rounded and the world building detailed and captivating."

Thank you both for such kind words!

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Facebook chat tomorrow!

I'll be chatting on the Dreamspinner Facebook page tomorrow between 1pm - 4pm EST. Come by to say hi and maybe win a giveway and definitely get a coupon code:)

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Release Day for Exodus!

Exodus is now available at Dreamspinner, All Romance Ebooks and Amazon!

Tomorrow at noon EST I'll be at the Dreamspinner twitter giving away a giftcard to ARE, and I'll be hosting a chat on Facebook on Saturday:) Please come visit!

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