There are a lot of issues that strike authors throughout their career. Deadlines, an over active imagination, days where a story you aren’t even working on interrupts your WIP or days when not a single person living in your head wants to come out to play. So, from writer’s block to multiple personalities – we all have issues.
Recently, I have developed a new tick, of sorts. It is a regular part of my job to create people, to decide what they look like, their mannerisms and silly quirks, and then I name them. Whatever I want to call them, so shall it be!
This is Thad, he is a smooth talker and a loyal friend. He has a crooked smile and what some might call a devilish grin; all held together with a heart of pure gold and a wicked sense of humor! I named him. I couldn’t imagine him with any other name.
I adore him! I better get back on topic, he is distracting to say the least. 🙂
Back to my new-found problem, a lot of times when I see someone I get an idea of what their name “should” be, you know if I was writing their life. Unfortunately, this is not always the name they actually have. When I am introduced to said person, I am now having a hard time remembering their actual name and instead want to call them the name I feel suits them best. Like the kid on my son’s baseball team who looks like a Jake to me, his name is Logan. Or the high school basketball who I call Todd, even though his name is Josh. It has gotten so bad that my son now knows who I am referring to when I use their name improperly – because it happens so often. LOL
I am not saying that I prefer my imaginary world to the real world; no, no, I would never say that. 🙂 It just seems to bleed over more and more the longer I do this and the more books and characters I have under my belt!
On the bright side it makes life interesting for me and new people I meet and gives my son one more reason to shake his head at his crazy MOM! ❤ Good thing he loves me and has a good memory for names! 😛
Speaking of characters, Thad and the rest of his wedding crew are all on sale this month of March. Each book in the One Day at a Wedding Series is 99 cents each or you can buy the entire collection for $3.50, which also includes a BONUS STORY, When Cassie Met Thad. It’s a peek into the early days of Cassie (Book One) and Thad’s (Book Three) friendship and why their loyalty and love is so unshakeable and PLATONIC! LOL
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Thanks for stopping by today and at the very least I hope you get a good chuckle at my expense or maybe even smile knowing you do the same thing. If you have a funny quirk that you have gotten due to your work or life, tell us about it and we can all compare notes. 🙂
Wishing you well, in Fiction and real life!
Thank you all for being such loyal readers, I hope you enjoy this series and the bonus content of the new boxed set. Who doesn’t want a little more Thad in their lives? I want more of him all the time – good thing he spends a lot of time in my imagination! LOL
Wishing you well, in fiction and real life!
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As posted today on Authors of Main Street’s Blog – Here is the cover for the first in my Wedding Novella Series, out this summer!
Welcome to my COVER REVEAL DAY!
Once Upon a Wedding will be available June 9th, as part of the newest boxed set by The Authors of Main Street, titled: Weddings on Main Street.
You are cordially invited to attend more than eleven weddings this summer, as told by the lovely writers who brought you the Best-Selling Christmas Anthology, Christmas on Main Street. The reception to our boxed set was beyond our imagination and it seemed only natural to get together again, this summer.
Eleven writers, with distinct voices and brand new tales all surrounding wedding season. Is there anything more romantic than a wedding? Whether you are getting married, in the wedding party, or a guest it’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of the day.
Unless, you are a single, late 20’s gal, who is plain tired of weddings and everyone asking her when it’s her turn. In Cassie Anderson’s case, the magic of the day wears off pretty quick. Granted, it could also be the horrid dresses taking up valuable space in her closet, a closet that wouldn’t even fit her own wedding dress, if she could find a man. 🙂
As Cassie’s friends from high school and college get married and pair up for life, she has high hopes for it being her turn – one day. Even when she does meet someone whom she can’t seem to shake, she fears it will never happen. Every time she sees Dan Simmons, who has gotten very hunky since high school, the spark and sheer magnetic pull between them is palpable – but their timing is always off, way off!
Luckily, Cassie has a best friend, Thad Carlmont, who is her constant companion and date to all of these events, so at least she doesn’t have to go stag. Even if Thad spends most of his time, as her date, trying to score other lonely wedding goers, he makes a better date than her bouquets.
Each time she attends a wedding where Dan is also a guest she wonders, if maybe this time, the timing will be just right!
Check it out on June 9th, and see what happens between Cassie, Dan and the much too handsome Thad.
I am thrilled to be a part of the Authors of Main Street and I know our new readers, and those who already enjoy our work, are going to love this new anthology. Cassie, Dan and Thad are jumping up and down waiting for their chance to meet you, this June 9th, and share the first book in their novella series.
All month-long, this blog is dedicated to cover reveals and sneak peeks, into the novellas that will make up, Weddings on Main Street. So, make sure to check back, ask questions, and get into the wedding spirit with us – all summer long.
Summer Release Schedule for my Wedding Novella Series:
June 9th, Once Upon a Wedding RELEASING in the Weddings on Main Street Anthology
July 1st, Once Upon a Wedding Novella will release separate from the anthology
July 15th, Every Other Wedding Novella (2nd Book – Dan’s Story) RELEASING
Aug 15th, Title TBD (3rd Book – Thad’s Story) RELEASING
There may be more to come. I have ideas and characters speaking to me all the time, be sure to check back here or on my website (www.kellyraebooks.com)to make sure you don’t miss any news about the Anthology, or my Summer Wedding Series.
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All the best,
Exciting New Year News:
Due to the overwhelming welcome that Christmas on Main Street received, the Authors of Main Street are at it again – even more of us this time. 🙂 I am so excited about this new set of stories, I just know all of our readers are going to love these reads. We are all sharing our plots and character development and I am excited, as a future reader, to get my hands on this boxed set. I am feeling rejuvenated in the New Year and ready to write, excite and make readers feel hope, joy and LOVE!
Writing is such a solitary and often lonely craft, so when you can find a group of supportive and talented writers to share in the experience, as I have, it can only be labeled a blessing. I am thrilled to be working with them again and I can’t wait to see what you all think of the new set.
I wish I could give a teaser, but we have all committed to keeping the new set a secret and giving our blog and newsletter followers the first sneak peeks of the new set…due out around summer. If you want to get the scoop click on the link below and sign up for our newsletter.
If you haven’t read our original boxed set, please also see our blog for all outlet sales. We are currently #4 in Holiday Fiction and enjoying all of the wonderful reviews by new and old readers alike. (#4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Holidays)
Always good to start a new year feeling optimistic and blessed!
CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET
Available on Amazon NOW!!
Main Street once was where everyone in small towns and even large cities congregated. This holiday season, you’ll find the Spirit of Main Street alive and well in a wonderful collection of eleven holiday romances, the Christmas on Main Street Box Set. The Authors of Main Street have poured their heart into these books, all with holiday themes. With the spirit of Christmas guiding them, they have priced Christmas on Main Street inexpensively as their holiday gift to you.
Tomorrow my portion of this Boxed Set will be released. What if…this Christmas is a chance to catch up with Katie and Chris and see what happens when it’s time to take things to the next level.
Will a marriage proposal be the end of Katie and Chris’ forever?