Oct 23 2014
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The One Where I Wrote A Somewhat Beta Male Love Interest

The One Where I Wrote A Somewhat Beta Male Love Interest

 

When I started my upcoming ONE SONG AWAY, the characters took over in a way that didn’t happen with my debut. Sophie-Claire sort of enveloped my life. When I wasn’t writing her story, I was thinking about her, about Jake, about her friends, and wondering what was going to happen next. I knew a few broad strokes, and I knew how I *wanted* it to end, but how to get there was like…

 

Nevertheless, being the pantser I am, I kept going. Sophie-Claire emerged fully formed in my head, which took me aback, because getting Quinn to tell me about herself was like pulling teeth, when I was writing AYTA. Unlike Quinn, Sophie WANTED to talk about herself, her friends, her …

Oct 17 2014
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The One with One Song Away on NetGalley!

The One with One Song Away on NetGalley!

AHHHHH. This is a TRES exciting post for me to write because I have one big announcement, and several other ones to get to, so here we goooooo!

*takes a minute to breathe into a paper bag*

*uploads GIF to express my FEELS*

 

ONE SONG AWAY is on NetGalley! Bloggers and reviewers are now able to request it for review.

*grabs for paper bag again*

OSA just went live today, so you’ll have TWO MONTHS to request it. TWO months to get to know Sophie-Claire and Jake! Guys, I am legitimately so excited about this. Patchwork Press has been AMAZING to work with, and I am so thankful to them for …

Oct 11 2014
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Swoonworthy Saturdays – #6: The One with Jake’s Point of View

 

Recently, I announced some pretty cool incentives you guys would get if ONE SONG AWAY reaches a certain number of adds on Goodreads. We hit the first one really quickly, and as promised, here’s part of Sophie-Claire and Jake’s meeting from his point of view. I wanted to do the whole chapter from his POV but life kept getting in the way. So here’s the first part and I’ll see what I can do about the second part. <3

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By mid-morning, I’m still not sober enough for this day.

Even though I’m at work, I’d rather be back at my place, just relaxing, or blowing off steam with …

Oct 07 2014
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Top Ten Tuesday: Character Driven Novels

It’s Top Ten Tuesday time! I’ve missed participating in this fun, creative meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, so here we go!

 

October 7: Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

 

1. IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch. There’s a mystery and a very subtle romance in Emily’s book, but it’s far more Carey’s story, a story of being lost and found, of coming home, and of making a home for yourself, and of remaining true to who you are. Carey’s growth was heart-wrenching at times, always genuine. I loved this book so much. Read more »

Oct 06 2014
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Why You Need to Break Your Book (So You Can Fix It)

 

It may sound silly, the notion of “breaking” your book. After all, you wrote it, you’re going to publish it, and you love it. Why in the world would you want to hurt it?

Here’s something I’ve learned from editing my two books, and especially from taking the scary step of sending those books to beta readers: your book NEEDS to be broken. So that you can put it back together. So you can fix it. So you can make it better.

The process isn’t as simple as: write a book, publish it, earn millions. *wistful sigh* IF ONLY. It’s more like: get idea. Procrastinate. Write words. Let story slowly take over. Throw heart and soul onto page. Be brave enough to …

Oct 02 2014
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The One with One Song Away Incentives!

The One with One Song Away Incentives!

 

Some of you are aware I’ve written one book, and will publish another one in December. If you DIDN’T know this, now you do. ONE SONG AWAY is a New Adult contemporary romance coming to you in e-book form December 1, 2014.

Y’all, I’m SO excited about this book. I just finished final edits on it, and when I think about Sophie-Claire and Jake’s story, I’m all

 

Here’s where you lovely, awesome folks come in, I hope. I’d like to toss out a few fun incentives for YOU helping me spread the word about ONE SONG AWAY. Trust me, they’re pretty cool, including the big stretch goals. I’m not pinning my hopes on ALL …

Oct 01 2014
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Mini-Review Round-Up: Summer 2014

 

Confession: I miss writing longer reviews, but I don’t really know HOW anymore. And with writing, I don’t have the ability to MAKE the time to write longer ones. But I wanted to talk about the books I’ve read in the last few months, because while I haven’t read many, man, they were good! 

RUIN AND RISING by Leigh Bardugo

I started this one the moment it was delivered. I sat in my living room reading and I didn’t stop until 2 a.m., when I finished Ruin and Rising. I still don’t really know what to say about this book, except it made me feel so many things, so …

Sep 02 2014
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One Song Away Cover Reveal!

One Song Away Cover Reveal!

IT’S HERE! Cover reveal day!

I love everything about my ONE SONG AWAY cover, and I hope y’all love it too. Marie really outdid herself on this one, so y’all be sure to tweet her and tell her how much you love the cover. Now, to the reveal!

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She needs a fill-in boyfriend. He needs a favor. It’s the perfect, no-strings arrangement — until they both realize it’s too real…

Sophie-Claire Wright’s life is like a …

Aug 21 2014
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So You’ve Decided to Self-Publish…

 

I can’t swear this is exactly how it happened, but this is how it felt. – Joey Potter

In the last days of 2012, I did two things that even though I didn’t know it at the time, would make my 2013 amazing: I started writing again, and I did Susannah Conway’s Unraveling the Year Ahead Workbook. I didn’t do it for 2014, but I think I will next year, because my 2013 felt a lot more grounded and possible because of the workbook. I pulled my Workbook out near the end of 2013 — almost exactly a year later — and some of what I …

Aug 15 2014
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Press For My Writing

 

Occasionally I talk about my books and other things online. As I do author interviews and the like, I’ll add those links. <3 I’m super grateful to any and ALL bloggers who take the time to review my work or ask me to be on their blog, so THANK YOU! And if you’re a blogger/reviewer who would like to feature me on your blog? Please email me! I can be reached anytime via my gmail: molliwrites@gmail.com

 

Press for AS YOU TURN AWAY

As You Turn Away is on Goodreads — you can add it to your to-be-read or view the reviews.
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