Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Been A While, but...

Hello Everyone,

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted but I've been just a little busy.

First, I finished novel number three--GOT A RIGHT TO BE WRONG. It's the sequel to The Bum Magnet and I happen to love the story. Got it turned into my editor who I pray doesn't hate it, otherwise it's back to the drawing board. I made a faux book cover for inspiration only. If my editor accepts it, then I have ZERO control over the cover.

For those who are wondering where novel number two is, it's called MIZZ UNDERSTANDING. It's on submission right now. Been a while. It been sufficiently rejected but there are still about five hold outs. Somehow I get the feeling the remaining editors are waiting to see if THE BUM MAGNET does well when it's re-released in March. If we do not hear back from folks by next month, I'm gonna put it on Kindle as another self published venture and see how it does. My agent is in agreement. :) Another faux cover for inspiration only.

After I finished GOT A RIGHT TO BE WRONG, I totally lost my mind and decided that I wanted to become a screenwriter. Yes. Do NOT ask me what possessed me to take on that challenge but within two weeks, I adapted my novel THE BUM MAGNET into a screenplay and entered it into the Amazon Studios contest. If you want a lesson on how NOT to write a screenplay, download my first screen play. Script number 4 is much better. Feel free to download, leave a review, or any activity that will let folks know my story might not be total and complete CRAP. I had to change the title so because Bum Magnet had been used already in some Australian movie with a red-headed star whose name I can't remember. So, I picked He's The One? I made a faux movie poster so I wouldn't have a blank page.

After I finished the screenplay, I swore I would take a long long long long break from writing so I could clear my head and get ready for novel number four. That lasted about two days. Now I'm writing a novel that I've been wanting to write for months now. Of course, I made a faux book cover...because I got stuck in the story and made a feeble attempt to inspire myself. The book is called The Bigot List and it features an African-American female FBI agent/spycatcher named J.J. McCall. How cool is that name? Came to me in a dream.

So, that's the update on my writing life and why I haven't posted any good stuff lately. I'm coming around to it though, so please don't give up on me.

Because I've my busy writing schedule I've decided to Pimp My Blog for indie or any author who have books to promote. If you want me to host you on a blog tour, answer the following questions and send me one author photo and book covers only.

1. Tell us about your book(s).

2. How did you go about getting your book published?

3. Tell us about your marketing strategies.

4. What's the best advice you could give to new writers who want to get published?

5. What are you reading? (I added this question to give every author the opportunity to lend to support to other authors coming up in the ranks like we are. :)

Hit me up at karla (at) klbradywrites (dot) com if you're interested.

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