Daily Archives: May 14, 2009

Now on Sale!

This last Saturday I uploaded the thirteenth and final chapter of "A Reason to Hope." Sunday I drew the winner of the contest.

As I packaged up the book to send off, I pondered the other copies sitting in the box they came in and thought, "It’s time for another sale."

Whether you participated in the project or not, no matter.

From now until May 31st I’m offering "A Reason to Hope" at a 25% discount.

You can find out more at www.almarquardt.com/sale.

Forgive my lax in writing entries and visiting you. I’ve been concentrating on my reading and writing. After going through the comments Andrea from www.povbootcamp.com gave me, and reading Donald Maass’s book, "Writing the Breakout Novel," I’m not just editing my novel, but rewriting it. Much of the story won’t change except the beginning, but sometimes writing it from scratch instead of cutting and pasting gives me a fresher perspective.

Plus my husband’s uncle passed away on Tuesday (he’d been sick for a while, so it’s more a relief than anything. I like to believe he’s fishing with Jesus right now), and we have to prepare for family before the funeral on the 23rd. Considering I’m a total slob, it’ll take a lot of work to whip this house into shape.  I’m glad the funeral is so far away, because I have time to clean, and so family and friends spread all throughout the United States have time to make the trip.

Anyway, I’ll try to stop by when I can steal a moment (or procrastinate further in cleaning), and if you buy a book, I promise to toss it in the mail the next day.

Thanks muchly, and I’ll see you when I see you!