Wednesday, July 3, 2013

SEBASTIAN FALLS AND IWSG

I am really happy to have author and fellow blogger, Celeste Holloway from Words Done Write guest posting on my blog today.


Hello, and thanks for saving me a spot on your blog!

If I had to dish on Sebastian Falls, I’d say it pulled me out of the depths. While writing SF, I was smack in the middle of a crisis, and sorrow transformed into productivity. Instead of taking my frustrations out on the world, I poured them into my characters. Now, I’m a true believer in the saying, “Something good always comes out of something bad.” No matter what happens, I’ll always be grateful for the things I don’t understand and how they serve a greater purpose in my life than what is visible.

About Sebastian Falls
A year after her parents’ death, seventeen-year-old, Meadow Parker is close to having a grave of her own.

Beyond her shrink’s false diagnosis of PTSD, there’s no medical reason for her failing health. Only she knows the cause. But if Meadow told the truth—told them what comes for her at night—they’d lock her in a padded cell.

Grasping to help her find closure, Meadow’s best friend, Casey Somner, drags her to the place her parents were obsessed with—the historical landmark that fuels Meadow’s fears and nightmares.

Once Meadow steps foot on the hallowed ground, she has a supernatural encounter that leaves her stricken with terror, but charged with power, fulfilling the legendary prophesy about the coming of The Keeper.

Both the holy and the unholy have waited over a hundred years for a new Keeper to resurface. Like it or not, Meadow’s destiny as Keeper is sealed, and the battle for her soul begins. A sharp double-edged sword, she will either save the world from Armageddon or fast track its annihilation.

You can purchase your copy of Sebastian Falls Here 
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IWSG
Writing has always been my way to vent and to express myself. I might not always have written novels, but I have always been writing in one way or another. I have this strange habit of not writing when I feel sad or upset, which is ironic, as it is the best opportunity to get rid of those unpleasant feelings.  I can definitely not imagine my life without writing. I guess it has become part of me and in some way it defines me.  Yet, whenever I talk about my writing to anyone else, I am shy and I wonder if I should change the subject, before they ask me whether I am any good and whether I am published.  

The Insecure Writers Support Group was created by the wonderful and talented author and blogger, Alex J. Cavanaugh. You guys can visit Alex over at http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com. 

21 comments :

  1. i literally heart celeste!! so glad you go to promo her. her book is awesome sauce in a bottle...well in a book, really...

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  2. Yay for Celeste.

    I have no problems talking about my writing. But you only need to tell people what you're comfortable with them knowing. If you want to keep it to yourself, feel free to do that.

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  3. I feel the same.

    New to IWSG. Hi!

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  4. The book sounds awesome!!

    I feel the same way. Until I have something where I can say, "Check it out suckka's" I'm going to withhold because I don't know how to respond to THOSE questions.

    It is insecurity on my part, something that I'm working on.

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  5. Tammy - I tried my best to help.

    Annalisa - I am rather proud to be a writer. It is just that people can be so judgemental.

    Molly - It is very nice to meet you! Thank you for the visit.

    Jai - It is so tough being a writer. I like the part about "check it out suckka's".

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  6. The book sounds great!

    I feel the same when it comes to talking about my writing. It doesn't help that if I do get brave enough to mention it some of my family changes the subject for me. I don't bring it up around them anymore. Maybe some day they will be in a bookstore and see for themselves what I've been working on :)

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  7. Sarah - I can relate to your experience. My family has reached the point where they just ignore me when I start talking about my writing. I like what you said, about how their views may change once they see our books in the bookstore. At least we will know what it was all for, right? But some support from the family would be nice.

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  8. I agree with Annalisa. Talk about it when you want. You don't have to share everything.

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  9. Good to meet Celeste - Sebastian Falls sounds intriguing. As for your IWSG post - yeah, I feel nervous talking about my writing! I feel as if I'm boring people and only talk about it if invited! Don't really know why, as I'm published and have nothing to feel a fraud about. Doesn't stop me feeling like one, somehow!

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  10. I keep it to myself, most of the time. I can let it all out on my blog and here at IWSG, where I feel comfortable.
    I've already purchased Celeste's book. It sounds great and I can't wait to read it.

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  11. I tend to find it can be a good idea to pour my heart out into a seperate file/notebook/diary when I'm in an emotional mood, which makes it easier to come back later and decide whether that emotional state is the right kind for the story I'm writing.

    I'm the same when talking about my writing - I feel like I'd be weird talking about my imaginary friends with other people.
    You could always use people's questions about your writing to talk about the stories you like/dislike that inspired me - for instance I've been working on a medieval/fantasy thing that started off with me thinking about some of the things I like and don't like about Game of Thrones.

    Admittedly I don't really follow my own advice that often in this case...

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  12. Me too, Murees!!!! I can write like nobody's biz when I'm sad. Thanks so much for having me. You're a sweetheart. :)

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  13. It's funny, I enjoy talking about what I writing - the story, characters, etc. - but not so much about the act of writing or how I feel about being a writer. Not sure why.

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  14. The book sounds so cool!

    And don't worry, you're not alone in how you feel when people learn you're a writer. I change the subject as fast as possible!!

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  15. Talk to other writers about your writing - we understand you!
    And congratulations, Celeste. That's a really cool cover.

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  16. Wow! That book sounds intense. Just remember- you always have writing friends that love you!

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  17. Tonja - Thanks. Maybe I should just learn to shut up or change the subject in a hurry.

    Linda - You should be so proud! But I guess the writing subject is really personal to all of us. Thank you for sharing.

    Noonebutabloghead - This is great advice, thank you! There are a few books that I loved for certain reasons and maybe I can think why and use it, thank you.

    Celeste - You are so welcome! Emotions can be a strong inspirational tool, as I have just found out.

    LD Masterson - I agree! Talking about being a writer is just so scary. Thanks for sharing this with me.

    Julie - I should learn to change the subject, instead of feeling the need to explain. Thank you so much for the visit and the kind words.

    Alex - Thank you for the great advice, as it is always welcome.

    Katie - Thank you! That is just so heart warming.



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  18. Two great, heartfelt & honest posts in one! I'm so happy Celeste got to see the good that came from the bad.

    It's funny to me how some people are so blatant in their questions about writing. I guess if they don't write they just don't understand that it's more about the act of writing than the awards and publishing and sales. And trust me, once you get published, there will be a whole new set of uncomfortable questions they'll start asking - so it's good practice to build up that thick skin now. ;)

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  19. Nicki - Thank you. I think you are so right and I could always do with some thicker skin, metaphorically speaking of course.

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  20. I have a hard time talking about my writing with non-writers, too. Maybe some day we'll get over it and learn to talk about it with confidence. :)

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  21. Rachel - I so agree. I hope that kind of confidence comes with time. Thank you so much for the visit.

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