Today's guest post is from sisters Morrigan Michele and Misty Carmody, authors of Betrayed, first in the Blood and Magick series. Let's hear from Morrigan -- then I'll close with more information about Betrayed.
What would I tell a new author?
by Morrigan Michele
I know how hard it is to be a new up and coming author. It's exciting and tough all at the same time. Trying to balance writing and marketing; not to mention work and family life as well. My advice is to keep writing. Try and make time each day to write. I know it's easier said than done.
To be honest, sometimes I have to step back and take a break from it all. If you're having a frazzled day and your heart and mind aren't in it...don't write. When I do, I end up scrapping my work later because it just isn't right. Pick a day that is set aside just for writing. Turn off the phone and t.v., put on your writing music (you know what I'm talking about) grab your drink and whatever "must haves" you need to set a while and write. I do aroma therapy when I write. Then just let it flow.
It also helps if you have someone you can call to run scenes by, especially if you're in a block situation. I call my sister Misty (the co-author) and she helps me get back on track. If you're not pressed for time, take a few days off and do something else; then come back later and write. I have found that it really helps my writing.
About Betrayed: Love. Lies. Magick. Betrayal.
Alexis Allcroft is used to being different, but nothing could have prepared her for the buried secrets about to be revealed. With her seventeenth birthday approaching the only thing on Alexis Allcroft's mind other than her birthday party is Sebastian Valto, the hot new guy in school. Things suddenly take a strange twist, and in an effort to take the spotlight off herself, a spell backfires and her secrets are revealed as well; secrets she didn't know existed. With her world quickly spinning out of control, Alexis realizes no one is what they appear to be, not even herself! Alexis will soon learn that family secrets run deep, blood deep....
You will find many more intriguing tidbits about the book, Morrigan and Misty at the Blood and Magick site.