Kate Rivet

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Wow, two posts in two days!  This must be some new record for me 😉
I just wanted to post a quick message to say that I’ve added a page at the top of this one — it’s called Extras, and is my little page full of Easter eggs about my just-published novel!  Eventually, I’ll probably make a page talking about my writing and editing process, and at some point I’ll begin to chronicle my adventures in attempting to actually find an agent and get published by a real publishing house.

As always, if there are any questions about anything at all, whether it be my process or my characters’ inspirations or anything at all, feel free to e-mail me 🙂

Until next time,

Today is an important day in the Kate Rivet author world!  Why, you ask?  Well, after the past two months of blood, sweat, tears, and much profanity while thinking about chucking my laptop out of the window, I am OFFICIALLY a self-published author!

Here are some links that I want to share in one place, since I can’t seem to do it on any of the Facebook posts I’ve made:

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/author/katerivet

Amazon book page: http://www.bit.ly/KateRivet1 (I made it a shortened link to make it easier!)

Facebook author page: http://www.bit.ly/KateRivetFB (also shortened for ease of use!)

Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/11121238.Kate_Rivet

I’d say more, but I’m too busy letting everybody know that Roads To Love, my 2014 NaNoWriMo book, is now available for sale on Amazon Kindle!  I did the 90 day exclusivity deal on Amazon, but after those 90 days are up, I’ll work on getting the book up on iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and other eBook platforms!  Now, I’m off to do some more promoting, holiday baking, and kicking back watching my grandma read my book in which she’s on the dedications page!

Until next time,

You know, I went to my local NaNoWriMo 2014 “Thank God It’s Over!” dinner last night, and my ML (who is a great girl and a friend!) and I both got to saying how we’re just really bad at blogging.  I decided I was going to update this thing, even though I do it sporadically.

On October 26, 2014, I finished writing my 7th novel, A Recipe for Love.  6 days later, I was busy working on my NaNoWriMo book! 🙂  15 days after THAT, my first draft of Roads To Love was done!  For the past two days, I’ve been working on edits to Roads To Love, because I plan on putting it up on Amazon’s Kindle page as soon as I have it to my liking!  I’ve read some not-so-great free or almost-free books lately, and I figure that my stuff is at LEAST half as good as those, plus those were supposed “bestselling authors”, so what do I have to lose?

I’ve been really excited about this endeavor with RTL.  See, I decided to do a four story compilation about best friends, and I went into my writing notes and picked four ideas that I’d never been able to completely flesh out.  With each story in the book coming in at approximately 12,500 words, it was perfect to get out smaller versions of the originally envisioned tales.  I also have a clear idea of what I want the cover to be, and I can photoshop it myself or use the Amazon cover creator when I’m ready to go.  Eventually I’ll have to figure out how to put it onto iBooks and the other platforms, but I’m okay with it being Kindle-only to start!

Other than that, I’ve really enjoyed the company I’ve shared over the past month.  I’ve been going to the write-ins near me like I did last year, but this year our group felt very tight-knit and we all really got along well.  There were some old faces and some new, and together we got a lot of work done!  At least 4 of the people who I know went to the write-ins I was at joined me in the winners’ circle, and that feels great to have others succeed with me.  As I said, I also went to the “TGIO” dinner last night, and everybody had something really interesting to read over our Italian dinners at the Spaghetti Warehouse!  It has been almost 10 years since I’ve been there, and I was pleased to see they now offer gluten-free pasta, which I heartily enjoyed.

Things are also beginning to look up at my “real” job, though I haven’t been there since the 18th of November; I spent the 19th through the 28th traveling over to London and Cardiff!  It was my first time in Cardiff, and it was a beautiful city!  I got really inspired over this trip, and I’m hoping that my next book will be set either in the London neighborhood where I stay during my visits, or maybe even in Cardiff in the area I walked through on my way back from the Bay to the Cardiff Central rail station.

I hope you all have also been having as good of times as I seem to be having after my gorgeous vacation, and I really hope I will remember to write here again soon!

Until next time,

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