Sunday, September 27, 2015

Process Project Update - Preview on what's to come!

Hi, guys! I just wanted to let you know we're still working on getting things together for the revamped Process Project. Just wait until you see some of the interviews coming up. We have a slew of wonderful writers, published and unpublished. If you think you might have any interest in participating in the project, please send me a tweet (@jacquelinebach) and we can talk!

As a teaser, here are just a few of some of the many great authors we have lined up....
(meaning....this is not even close to all of the AMAZING interviews I have sitting in my inbox!)

Kelly Ann Jacobson, Published Poet and Author of both Adult and Young Adult novels.

Ami Hendrickson, Writes children's books, novels for adults, screenplays, poetry, songs, manuals and to-do lists, as well as books for famous horse people!

Joanna Ruth Meyer, Writes Young Adult Literary Fantasy and also is a pianist! 

Nicole S. Chung, Managing editor at The Toast, featured in several magazines including Slate, Salon, TheAtlantic.com, Bitch Magazine, and The New York Times 

Mark Farrington, Assistant Director and Fiction Advisor in the Johns Hopkins M.A. in Writing program and award winning author with stories that have been anthologized in several anthologies. 

And FYI -- We're also looking at possibly adding a new video feature, more on that to come. 

I can't wait to get things rolling...please tune back in soon!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Vanessa Kinzey's "Home is Where the Horse Is"

Sierra after her bath!

So the lovely Vanessa Kinzey, blog owner of On The Jazz, shared a very heart warming story about my pony, Sierra! I just wanted to re-post this here and send you guys that way! Just click the link below, and thanks for reading!

Check Out: 
On The Jazz: Home is Where the Horse Is, by Vanessa Kinzey

Saturday, September 5, 2015

I'm finally doing the 7/7/7 Challenge!

I have been nominated a few times, thank you to these three lovely ladies who nominated me!

Michelle Guerrero -- Whose 7/7/7 reminds us that the Internet knows all.
Andrea Contos -- Whose 7/7/7 makes me want to know so much more about Dreaming.
and Linda Simoni-Wastila -- Whose 7/7/7 is quite intense!

First of all, I wanted to tag twenty-one people, because ...don't I get to do that if I was nominated three times? Right? ....I guess not.....but a lot of my nominees have already been scooped up. Though, I still can't fit everyone in just seven *cry.* So, I hope those I've tagged can all play along :)

So, what is this 7/7/7 challenge, you ask? (Or don't ask, because you've already been tagged a bunch of times and done it, and you're like, c'mon, Jackie, get with the program...you shoulda done this a week ago...!)

When you're tagged you do the following.

1) Go to page seven on a WIP*
2) Go to line seven on that page.
3) Copy the next seven lines and paste them onto a blog entry.
4) Then tag seven more people!

Easy right? So here it goes!

*(I say "a WIP" because I am not sure how this works, but if your current WIP is agented and you can't post from it -- maybe post something else you have in the works!)

....

Actually, I am okay with what this landed on, and I was very nervous about sharing anything from my book.. But it's sort of the heart of the opening that people would know from the get-go, well, in terms of plot at least. P.S. Note, I changed one word (him to dad) in order to give it context for you guys!

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If she continued to protest, Tim would use it as an excuse to call her a drama-queen  She dropped her hands into her lap and sighed. “Fine.”
“This man told me he knew a way we would be able to save dad.” He paused. “He said there’s a way to travel in time.”

Daisy laughed.

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And, in words stolen from Michelle Guerrero....I throw down the gauntlet to.....

1) Casie Bazay - My new awesome CP! Thanks #Pitchwars!
2) Michelle Madow - A great listener when I need to vent about writing problems.
3) Joanna Meyer - A twitter friend who I just LOVE and she sent me an awesome interview for the Process Project, coming soon!
4) Brighton Walsh - Quite possibly THE most entertaining and funny #Pitchwars twitter feed alive.
5) Sara Mariah - One of my new writer-horsie-twitter friends!
6) Virginia McClain - Because we bonded over her name and chow-mixes :)
7) and last, but not least, Monica M. Hoffman -- because she is now a mentee and she's also awesome!

Alright, go forth and post and please let me know when you do so that I can read!


---Also, I decided because *technically* I should have 21...I want some alternates....one for each of my nominations....:-P Sorry, this is just fun.
1) Ashlynn
2) Karen Y Bynum
3) Gareth S. Young

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