Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ouroboros...One thing leads to another and then back again.

 This truly fits into My Novel Freshman Experience territory. I worked last night on a few more slates.  They're not quite done, but I'm happy with the start of them. I'm doing a four season series. Summer and Autumn are here...winter and spring to go. 
I started trying my hand at acrylic paints on boxes, then canvas, now some slate.  I started because I wanted to figure out how to underglaze my pottery in a folk arty way.

And now, all that painting has led me back to my pottery.  I've done a few trees on some and now I'm going to do some bowls with flowers.  I'm still working at pulling a six inch wall...I can consistently get five inches.  So close...sigh.  A friend said I was doing good.  Not quite.  But even the pieces I'm making that are less than good are better than when I started. And they're giving me an opportunity to experiment without worrying about messing up a great piece. So I go round and round...literally on the wheel. Trying to get better and figure out new things.



This is how learning goes...at least for me.  I learn one thing, which makes me curious about something else, so I learn something about that and then...I'm like an ouroboros, the snake that at its own tail. My learning and interests go round and round. Eventually I end up back where I started.

That curiosity definitely impacts my writing.  I finished that first book in a new series and I'm starting the second book. (Keep your fingers crossed...I can't wait to tell you more about them!!)  I needed to figure out something new to make the story work and made a few calls and...  I'm sure the new information will lead me down unforeseen avenues, but odds are they'll probably just lead me back to the beginning again.

It's a little more than a month until the new term starts. I'm sure you'll be seeing more Novel Freshman Experience posts then. 

I hope you find something that captivates you as much as all this does for me.

Holly

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PS.

Speaking of going around in circles, Quincy's back and in some ways she's right back where she started.  So don't forget my new release Polished Off: A Maid in LA Mystery is out! Check out Quincy's newest adventure!

And Carry Her Heart is on sale, along with the 2nd book in the series, These Three Words.


As always, you can find my ebooks, paperbacks, hardbacks, audiobooks and available through Kindle Unlimited.  They're also available in a lot of other languages. I hope there's something for all of you!
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In Erie, you can find my books on the shelf at Werner Books! Stop in, check them out and tell them I said hi!


Trippin' with Holly and Susan—12





Erie is Eriesistible! It's the setting in so many of my books, but more than that...it's home! Come see why we love it so much in today's trip!

Holly

PS. Carry Her Heart is on sale, along with the 2nd book in the series, These Three Words.

And don't forget my new release Polished Off: A Maid in LA Mystery is out! Check out Quincy's newest adventure!



Join in the fun at:


As always, you can find my ebooks, paperbacks, hardbacks, audiobooks and available through Kindle Unlimited.  They're also available in a lot of other languages. I hope there's something for all of you!
Find my books at:




In Erie, you can find my books on the shelf at Werner Books! Stop in, check them out and tell them I said hi!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Trippin' with Holly and Susan—11





I live by the rule, "Family First." But it's hard to strike a balance between work and family when you work where you live...where they live. Find out how we've dealt with that balance.

Holly

PS. Carry Her Heart is on sale, along with the 2nd book in the series, These Three Words.

And don't forget my new release Polished Off: A Maid in LA Mystery is out! Check out Quincy's newest adventure!


Join in the fun at:


As always, you can find my ebooks, paperbacks, hardbacks, audiobooks and available through Kindle Unlimited.  They're also available in a lot of other languages. I hope there's something for all of you!
Find my books at:




In Erie, you can find my books on the shelf at Werner Books! Stop in, check them out and tell them I said hi!

Friday, July 06, 2018

Trippin' with Holly and Susan—10





Susan and I are talking about characters we love...both characters we read and characters we wrote. We talk about the difference between alpha and beta heroes. And shhh, don't tell Himself...I talk about my first crush.

How about you? Do you have a favorite character? One who made a difference in your life?

Holly

PS. I mentioned Carry Her Heart in the video...it's on sale, along with the 2nd book in the series, These Three Words.



And don't forget my new release Polished Off: A Maid in LA Mystery is out! Check out Quincy's newest adventure!
Join in the fun at:
Amazon
B&N


As always, you can find my ebooks, paperbacks, hardbacks, audiobooks and available through Kindle Unlimited.  They're also available in a lot of other languages. I hope there's something for all of you!

Find my books at:




In Erie, you can find my books on the shelf at Werner Books! Stop in, check them out and tell them I said hi!


Monday, July 02, 2018

Trippin' with Holly and Susan—9





Well, we finished our talk in Syracuse and we're on the way home. So climb in the backseat and come Trippin' with Holly and Susan all the way back to Erie.

I hope you all are enjoying the trip! We've appreciated everyone's comments during the first half of our journey. We've been discussing doing more Trippin' with Holly and Susan videos after these are done.  We could use your help...do you have anything you'd like us to discuss?  

Books, writing, families...we'd love to hear what you'd love to hear!!  Leave a comment here, or wherever you watch our videos.  Or send me an email at HollyJacobs1 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Holly




PS Have you picked up my new release, Polished Off: A Maid in LA Mystery?
Join in the fun at:
Amazon
B&N


As always, you can find my ebooks, paperbacks, hardbacks, audiobooks and available through Kindle Unlimited.  They're also available in a lot of other languages. I hope there's something for all of you!
Find my books at:




In Erie, you can find my books on the shelf at Werner Books! Stop in, check them out and tell them I said hi!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Trippin' with Holly and Susan—8





Today, we're talking about the changes in the publishing industry.  Oh, and you can see my Village People cover. Seriously, I didn't pick it, but it's a thing.

Holly




PS Have you picked up my new release, Polished Off: A Maid in LA Mystery?
Join in the fun at:
Amazon
B&N


As always, you can find my ebooks, paperbacks, hardbacks, audiobooks and available through Kindle Unlimited.  They're also available in a lot of other languages. I hope there's something for all of you!

Find my books at:




In Erie, you can find my books on the shelf at Werner Books! Stop in, check them out and tell them I said hi!