Monday, January 15, 2018

#writerslife #survey - Do you have the music in you?

Time for another survey to start off the year!

But first, I have a special TIMELY Cover Reveal...


So super excited to be a part of this anthology. And I can tell this cover depicts our lead author, Gwen Gardner's specialty - Ghosts!

TICK TOCK: A STITCH IN CRIME
IWSG Anthology #3
Release Date: May 1, 2018

The clock is ticking...

Can a dead child’s cross-stitch pendant find a missing nun? Is revenge possible in just 48 minutes? Can a killer be stopped before the rescuers are engulfed by a city ablaze? Who killed what the tide brought in? Can a soliloquizing gumshoe stay out of jail?

Exploring the facets of time, eleven authors delve into mysteries and crimes that linger in both dark corners and plain sight. Featuring the talents of Gwen Gardner, Rebecca M. Douglass, Tara Tyler, S. R. Betler, C.D. Gallant-King, Jemi Fraser, J. R. Ferguson, Yolanda Renée, C. Lee McKenzie, Christine Clemetson, and Mary Aalgaard.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these eleven tales will take you on a thrilling ride into jeopardy and secrecy. Trail along, find the clues, and stay out of danger. Can't wait! Anticipation is a killer! (See bottom of post for my story's graphic)


And now, for my first Writer's Life Survey of 2018... Music that Moves You




Lastly, as promised, here's a teaser about my story in the IWSG Anthology...



RESET by Tara Tyler

Twelve-year-old Casey has no time for her quirky family. Mr. Zander has been searching for the perfect specimen to save his. When Casey walks into Mr. Zander's clock repair shop, he sees her as a prime contender and coerces her to help him. Hopefully, the machine will work this time.

So excited!


And thanks for playing.
Results will be posted Feb 7.

17 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm glad you like the cover.

That was a fun survey. My "sort of" answer for writing a song refers to lyrics only though. No idea how to write music.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The cover rocks. Congratulations on being one of the authors.

The Cynical Sailor said...

I love the cover! Can't wait to read your story, along with everyone else's.

Cheers - Ellen | https://ellenjacobsonauthor.wordpress.com/blog/

Chrys Fey said...

Fun and cute cover for Tick Tock!

I’m glad I was able to do your first survey for 2018 and that it was about music, because I consider music to be my muse. I wrote about a dozen songs for my unpublished series.

cleemckenzie said...

Congratulations to #IWSG! Another accomplishment.

Juneta Key said...

Congrats all. Great Cover. WTG!

Sarah Foster said...

Congrats on the cover! Can't wait to read all the stories!

Yolanda Renée said...

Love the cover!!!

Love the survey!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Congratulations!! So glad to see you did get the story finished. I told ya you could do it. :)

Patricia Lynne said...

Fun survey. (For some reason, I can never spell survey right on the first try.)

Crystal Collier said...

Awesome. I'm super excited about the anthology.

It used to be I couldn't decide which I loved more, writing music, or stories. That season is long past and the stories won, but one day I will get back into composing. For now, regular vocal performances will have to fill the musical void.

Rhonda Albom said...

Cool cover. Congrats again. I look forward to reading your story, and the rest. Fun survey. I listen to any music that I know well, otherwise, I find it distracting. I use it to block out family sounds.

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

I love your surveys! I get too distracted if I listen to music while writing. So, I listen to "waves" or "rain", etc. :)

The Silver Fox said...

Sounds like fun! And I love that cover.

Heather R. Holden said...

How exciting about the anthology! "Reset" sounds like a lot of fun. (I already feel worried for Casey!) And music has been pretty influential for some of my comics, so I really love the theme of your latest survey! ^_^

Chemist Ken said...

I've learned I can't listen to music when I write. I need some kind of ambient noise, like fire crackling or a rainstorm. Anything else and I'm distracted.

Gwen Gardner said...

I don’t listen to music when I write, but sometimes I’ll listen to the rainy mood website/ app for a little atmosphere. Congrats on making it into the anthology! Can’t wait to read your story. Are there any ghosties in your story? I do love my ghosties ;)