Wednesday, October 6, 2021

@TheIWSG #IWSG #CathrinaConstantine #WriterSupportGroup #WritingCommunity #WritersLife

 
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.


October's question: In your writing, where to you draw the line, with either topics or language?

This is a good question. I write young adult novels that crossover for adult entertainment, which means I write lots of angst, emotion, feels, and kissing, and hopefully a good story to go along with those emotions. If it goes any further, which it has in a couple of my books, I don't get into specifics. I have read many YA books which have scenes that curl my toes, and we'd be ignorant not to believe, young adults are not having sex. Though, I am remiss to get into those details in my writings.

I do have swearing. The big F-word and others ~~ because if I'm being real, and being a teenager myself, many, many moons ago, teenagers swear. As an adult you are fooling yourself if you think young adults don't throw vile language around on a daily or weekly basis. I have toned it down because, personally, I rarely cuss.

Where do you draw the line?






Wednesday, September 1, 2021

#IWSG @TheIWSG #NewRelease #Relaunch #DontForgetToBreathe #SALE #WriterSupportGroup


 




Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! 

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG 

How do you define success as a writer? Is it holding your book in your hand? Having a short story published? Making a certain amount of income from your writing? 

After a boatload of rejections, and then, when that 1 publisher says, "Yes!" That's a Happy Dance moment!!

Lately though, A successful writing journey, for me, comes with those 2 words ~ The End.  And then, after all the drafts, revisions, editing, polishing, and finally holding the book in my hands, that's success. It feels amazing! 

Today is Launch Day for 
Don't Forget To Breathe


Leocadia arrives home from school to find her mom’s body. Unaware that the killer still lingers, she rushes to her mother’s side, only to be grabbed from behind. And everything fades to black.

Leo has been battling personal demons after a year of retrograde amnesia. She’s been having vivid dreams of that day. And her dreams are getting worse—she’s starting to remember. Two more bodies are discovered and they are oddly linked to her mom’s unsolved homicide.

Leo befriends her new neighbor. He’s eager to visit Star Hallow’s notorious haunted mansion. It’s located on a deserted cul-de-sac where she once lived and where her mom was murdered. But it’s the Lucien Estate, the mansion next door to her old home, where they happen upon misty ghosts, ghosts that just might help to unravel the homicides.

Will Leo's memories send her reeling into a relapse, or will she be able to overcome her demons to find her mother’s killer – only to become the next victim? 

It will be on SALE for $0.99 cents for 3 days only!!!


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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

@TheIWSG #IWSG #WritersSupportGroup #WritingCommunity

 




Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! 

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG 


I don't have any writing craft books that I refer to. Although, my daughter has many because she is an English Creative Writing Teacher. We discuss writing on occasion which is nice. I gave my daughter's the first 3 chapters of my newest manuscript, asking for their input. Both of them gave me good advice. 

I had to chuckle when I disagreed with something, and one of them said, "Well, I read extensively and....blah, blah, blah...

Not to sound uppity, I returned, "I kind of read a lot too." Though, I didn't mention that I had also published 9 books, which they are well aware of. 

Everyday, for me, as a writer, I learn something new...



On a side note: I am re-launching Don't Forget To Breathe on September 1st. If anyone is interested in hosting me on their blog, please comment below or send me an email at cathrinaconstantine@gmail.com.



Saturday, July 24, 2021

#CoverReveal #DontForgetToBreathe #PsychologicalThriller #Mystery #Novel #ReLaunch

 FIND THE KILLER ~~~~  BECOME A VICTIM


Leocadia arrives home from school to find her mom's body. Unaware that the killer still lingers, she rushes to her mother's side, only to be grabbed from behind. And everything fades to black.

Leo has been battling personal demons after a year of retrograde amnesia. She's been having vivid dreams of that day. And her dreams are getting worse-- she's starting to remember. Two more bodies are discovered and they are oddly linked to her mom's homicide.

Leo befriends her new neighbor. He's eager to visit Star Hallow's notorious haunted mansion. It's located on a deserted cul-de-sac where she once lived and where her mom was murdered. But it's the Lucien Estate, the mansion next door to her old home, where they happen upon misty ghosts, ghosts that just might help to unravel the homicides.

Will Leo's memories send her reeling into a relapse, or will she be able to overcome her demons to find her mother's killer -- only to become the next victim?

Re-Release Date: September 1, 2021