Friday, July 6, 2012

My Good News, Cover Reveals, And Angels

When was the last time you took a moment to appreciate all the wonderful things around you and to be grateful?

 For me, it was a few minutes ago after berating myself about not having done enough of the things I wanted to accomplish this week. Three of those tasks were related to writing. I wanted to write at least 2,000 words toward the sequel to Tangi's Teardrops (yes, I've decided to do it because so many people are asking for one). I only wrote 900. I wanted to editing at least 50 pages of Honeysuckle and Jasmine, my next novel to be published in Autumn. I edited only 30.  I wanted to design at least two sample covers. I only managed to design one.But that okay. To make myself feel better I listed the things I did accomplish not only this week but in the past months.

I published two novels within six months
I'm done writing Honeysuckle & Jasmine and just need to edit
I taught myself how to design covers
I'm almost done with my masters studies

Looking at it from that angle, I've accomplished a lot.

This post is just to remind myself to take a moment to be thankful and to relax and enjoy the lovely summer. You know what I love most about summer? Cherries and Watermelon. I just can't get enough.
Copyright (c) <a href=''>123RF Stock Photos</a>

Copyright (c) <a href=''>123RF Stock Photos</a>

 Now for updates from my life. On Monday Sherry Gloag told you a bit about her "week in an author's life". Today, since I haven't updated you on my writing life for a while, I'll tell you what has been happening.

Firstly, on the 21st of June the only english bookstore (Shakespeare & Co.) in Vienna hosted a book reading/signing event for me. It was amazing. Everything about it. That night I really felt like an author. I sold over thirty books and the bookstore bought some to put on the shelves (a huge milestone).
A woman from a public library in Vienna also attended the book reading and bought copies for the library. She also recently finished reading Tangi's Teardrops and she loved it so much she offered to translate it for me into German (no cost). I was incredibly touched. I still am. I think my German is good enough but I wouldn't dare translate my novels myself.

Okay, let's move on to the photos. Click to enlarge.

Showing off which of my books they bought:-)
My novels for sale in the store (ignore the glass left over from the celebration:-)
Now that we're done with the book reading let's move on. A few weeks ago I designed the cover of my next novel, Honeysuckle and Jasmine (women's fiction). I've been meaning to show you but I just didn't get to it. Here it is below. What do you think? I'll still tweak it a bit before it's final. I'll post the blurb soon.

Lastly, two days ago I designed another sample cover and I just love it. I feel so refreshed just looking at it.

I think it's a nice cooling way to end today's post. Don't you think? To see more of my cover design samples or to hire me click HERE.

I wish you all a lovely day. Don't forget to pause, to appreciate life, and to be thankful for where you are right now.


  1. Congrats on the book signing! Looked like loads of fun and what a great accomplishment! Very good of you to look at the upside of what you HAVE accomplished. I think if we all looked at what we don't get done, we'd never be able to move forward :) Love the covers! They are absolutely eye-catching! Great job!

  2. Your book signing looks like a great success! You really have accomplished a lot! :)

  3. Congratulations! we often underestimate our own worth. Kudos on your accomplishments. Back from vacation and blog hopping. Stop by!

  4. Oh, those covers are beautiful Liz.

    I have a special gift over on my blog:

  5. @L.J. You're so right. We all have something we have accomplished and it's goof to remember that sometimes.

    @Lindsey Thank you so much for passing by and for the kind words.

    @Linda, Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you had a lovely vacation. I'll come and visit right now.

    @Cece Thank you. And thank you for all your support. Thanks for the present. Hugs.

  6. Nice to catch up with you, Liz. I hopped over from Julia's blog. You've been busy. Congrats on your launch and all the stuff you got done.

  7. Dearest J.L,
    It's so lovely to see you. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll pay you a visit now. Higs.

  8. Hello!!!
    I don't recognize this place ;)
    So much has changed and you published 2 novels, take care of your own cover design. Congratulations!!!
    For me life happened a lot and I had to let go of my book review blog for a while. You can find out what happened if you have time.

    I still try to write when I can. But wow look at you. :)
    Great job.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  9. Hi, Liz! Sorry to have been away for so long! I'm almost done with my novel, so I'm pushing to get to the end.

    Wow, you have A LOT to be proud of that you've done lately! I know what you mean about feeling badly for not meeting goals, but you certainly have made a lot of progress! Keep up the good work!!!

    Take care, and thanks for your kind comments on my blog! Always great to see you!

  10. Congratulations, Liz! I'm proud of you. Hugs.