Saturday, March 31, 2012

Give Away Complete! Hip-Hip-Hurray!

 Good Evening... Ladies and Gentleman!

(Mostly ladies, I guess, judging by the comments. ;-) )

 We have now completed our Month of March Give Away!
 Thanks for all who entered, and thanks for all the questions! I had such a fun time answering them... I love talking book-talk!

  Because of all the sweet things you said, and how you all hoped you'd win... we wanted that too!

   Sooo... we've decided to do that!

 You Are ALL Winners!

{Thunderous Applause!}

 Starting tomorrow, the e-book of Jeweler's Apprentice will be a FREE download on Amazon, to each and every one of you who entered; and for anyone else who'd like it! This is for you, all you lovely people who have brightened and encouraged my beginning attempts on the blog-sphere.
 Thanks so much for your comments and kind words and encouragements... words really can't capture how much that's meant to me. (Wordsmith or no, sometimes they still fail me! ;-) )

 This extended Give Away Finale will run till April 3rd.. hopefully ensuring that each and every one of you loverly peoples can get it downloaded within that time!
   (I know some of you dears run a little late. ;-) So this one's for you! Be sure to get it before midnight on the 3rd! {That's PST, for reference.}  Now I feel like Cinderella's fairy godmother... )

 And I loved getting all those questions from you all... I liked it so much I rather think I ran away with the lengthy answers!
 But, I'll give them each a more prominent place in the spotlight, (because they're so cute they deserve it) by showcasing them in upcoming posts.
 And please, if you have any other thoughts... just shoot them at me! I love hearing from you, and I really love the way you get me to thinking on things from a different angle. It's terrific!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

New Blog Give Away!

  Oh, I'm sooo excited! We had such a great, terrific, stupendous time with our previous give-aways that we're doing it again!

  And this time, there will be an undisclosed, (hopefully large!) number of give-away copies in play!

 Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you heard that right! So the more who play, the more we'll give away! (Pass the word to friends or acquaintances... or total strangers that like to read! ) We're planning on a four week run... so that even our procrastinator friends can make it! (We hope!)

 Here's the low down:

 For 1 entry:  Leave a comment On This Post containing your contact info & a Question for the Author;
 Follow this blog;
 Follow @EKaiserWrites on Twitter;
 Tweet about the give-away;
 mention it on FB;
 Like my author page on FB, E Kaiser writes;
  Friend E. Kaiser on Goodreads!

   (and if you already do these, just say so!)

 Add up your entries and put them into a comment here, on This Post! (One comment, or multiple ones, it all counts! )  Just let me know what you've done, and spread the word about this give away!

 Then, we'll all meet back here on March 31st for the big finale!

 See you soon!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pipes or Cistern? That is the question.

 I was recently asked,  "Are you going through one of those "I want to write and can't" phases?"

 My answer was: No, I guess I'm not in that phase... (though I do have, and thoroughly dislike, that phase!) I'm in a "I don't want to write!" and thankfully, I don't have to! So that is making me immensely grateful!
 (I just finished up a very intense 2-3 months of writing, re-writing, etc. and being very stressed, and tired: and now I am sick, (with a head cold, which I'm reaching the end of!) Sooo... I have given myself a break.)
   Which feels Superb! I can sit down and watch a movie with the family in the evenings instead of squirreling myself away dueling with an LCD screen.
 I was attacked last night by a scene for one of my "dust covered shelf" books, so I whipped right over and typed up the approx. 500 words before I went to bed. So I am very much still open to attacks. I like attacks. As a matter of fact, I use them as a gauge to tell when my creativity has recovered from its sad state of exhaustion. When I'm being frequently attacked, then I know that I can "squeeze" my creative muscle; sit down and force my fingers to type, type, type, and the result will still be quite good.
 If my creative muscle is over-taxed, and takes to it's bed... then, if I try that trick, all it will throw out is junk. I mean real junk, un-salvageable junk.
 I hate writing junk.
 And I don't seem to be one of those writers that writing junk helps them write good stuff. As if just keeping the mud and slush pumping through the pipes helps real water pour out eventually. It doesn't work that way for me. I do half envy those writers... the act of creation must be so much more predictable.

  I'm more like a cistern; once you use the water up, you'd best wait for more to come in again.
   And it will!

 How about you? Which method do you espouse? ;-)

 Have a great day!