Friday, March 29, 2013

Doubting Yourself

I don't know if it's "cool" or not to talk about your insecurities. Probably not. I never said I was cool. Simply AWESOME. Or maybe I'm cool by NOT being cool? Enough rambling. Onward!

So I feel the need to write, but I need a break from my novel, so...here I am. Whining. To you. Whoever you may be. Maybe no one will read this and I'll be whining merely to myself. I do that.

My doubts: Sometimes I wonder if it's worth it, if it's going to go anywhere, if I'm wasting my time. Maybe I'm really not that great of a writer. Maybe people just say I am 'cause, I don't know, they're super nice? Whether I make it big or not, I will continue to write, but that naughty voice inside my head (isn't that my BRAIN?) sometimes tells me I'm NOT going to make it big. It also tells me I'm not Gerald Butler's wife, so I don't know how truthful it really is, since, ya know, I'm his wife and all.

My goal, my dream, is to be a New York Times Bestselling Author. I want to write full-time, make a career out of it. It's what I love to do. It's part of me. Who I am. I MUST WRITE.

So, yeah, I don't know why I"m blathering on about this. It's not like anyone cares. And anyway, regardless of what happens, I'll continue to pour my heart and soul onto the pages of a book and if it means something to ONE person, then I guess I'm doing what I should be doing, even if that one person is me. Even if I'm the only one that reads it. But I won't be, in either instances. So...back to the book.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ultimate Swag Pack Winner

Random.org chose the number 34 and Ashley MacDermott was the 34th person to enter the contest. She won the following: 1 signed print copy of Charmed Again, 2 signed bookmarks, 1 magnet, and a Charmed tote. Please email me your address, Ashley. Congratulations! lindymzart@aol.com

Final Giveaway Winners

Five people that won from the final giveaway are: Valari Roberts, Christine Domingue LaCombe, Dawn Dow, Helena Ferrell, and Lisa Smith Grimes. You've won a signed bookmark from me. Please email me your home addresses: lindymzart@aol.com

Contest Winner #18

Nancy Engle Evers won Contest #18 and the prize is an ebook copy of Love You More by M.L. Stephens. Email me: lindymzart@aol.com

Contest Winner #17

Kerry Erickson was the 12th person to post and random.org generated a 12. Their prize is an ebook copy of Mohawk Moon and Mohawk Sunrise by N. Kuhn. Email me: lindymzart@aol.com

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Contest Winner #16

Donna Dearing Harms won contest #16. Random.org picked the number 6 and she was the 6th person to post. Prize is an ebook copy of Torn by K.A. Robinson. Email me: lindymzart@aol.com

Contest winner #10

Jill Prandstatter won for contest #10. Random.org picked the number 11 and she had the 11th post. Prize is an ebook copy of Riverbend by Andrea Goodson and a signed bookmark from me. Email me: lindymzart@aol.com

Contest #9 Winner

Amanda Lawrence is the winner of Contest #9 'cause, really, that pic is probably SO what the kid was thinking! Prize is an ebook copy of Mohawk Moon and Mohawk Sunrise by N. Kuhn. Email me: lindymzart@aol.com

Contest #8 Winner

Fran Swarts is the winner for contest #8. Random.org chose #27 and she had the 27th post. Prize is an ebook copy of Tasting Never by C.M. Stunich and a signed bookmark from E.J. Rycer. Please email me: lindymzart@aol.com

Friday, March 22, 2013

Contest #7 Winner

Michele Smith Queen was the 24th poster and random.org gave me the # 24. The prize is an ebook of A Life In After World: Roe and a signed bookmark of mine. Message me: lindymzart@aol.com

Winner Contest #6

Kristen Heyl is the winner of contest #6. Random.org picked #6 for the number and she was the 6th person to post. Prize is ebook of Lost: One Pair of Rose Colored Glasses by Shay Ray Stevens and 1 signed bookmark from M.L. Stephens. Email me: lindymzart@aol.com

Contest Winner #5

Donna Dearing Harms is the winner of contest #5. Random.org picked #2 and she was the second one to post. Prize is one ebook copy of Delta Project: Hide! by Jessica Jaster and 1 handmade bookmark from E.J. Rycer. Email me: lindymzart@aol.com

Contest Winner #4

Lisa Smith Grimes won an ebook copy of Party Crasher by Milly Taiden/April Angel and 1 signed bookmark from yours truly (me). The number generated by random.org was 54 and she was the 54th person to post in the contest. Please message me: lindymzart@aol.com

Contest Winner #3

Random.org generated #14 and Kim Brass Brooks was the 14th post. You won an ebook copy of Legend of The Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day. Please email me: lindymzart@aol.com

Contest Winner #2

Random.org chose #1 and Andrew T. Kuligowski had the first post. You win 1 signed bookmark of M.L. Stephen's and 1 ebook of mine. Your choice. Please email me: lindymzart@aol.com

Contest #1 Winner

Contest #1 Winner is Tiffany Cooley Alfson. Random.org produced #29 and your post was the 29th. You won the following ebooks from the Mobster Series by Amy Rachiele: Mobster's Girl, Awakening the Mobster, and The Mobster's Vendetta. Contact me here: lindymzart@aol.com

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Get Safe and Sound for $1.50

Use this coupon code through www.smashwords.com to get an ebook copy of Safe and Sound for $1.50: ZE72R

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Five Charmed Facts

Fact #1: Charmed was written with the intent of being a stand alone. I had no desire to make it into a series. My readers made me do it.

Fact #2: "Manang" is Man + Angel = Manang

Fact #3: I wrote Charmed over four years ago and went back less than a year ago and REwrote most of it.

Fact #4: I found all the names of the Manangs in a baby name book. I also found Urian in a book, but I don't remember which one.

Fact #5: The original ending was much different than the current. Creed died by taking a Sacrificial Oath to give his life essence to Luke, who was also dying. Taryn would have lost them both if he hadn't. Always selfless, that was Creed. By doing that, Luke lived and also had a part of Creed with him. Taryn never had to choose; she got to have a piece of both of them.

Tribute to Bridget Zinn

This is a lady who had a dream to have her work published. Her dream has come true, but she is no longer with us to see it happen. Bloggers are spreading the word today as a tribute to her work and her memory. I am honored to be a part of this.

We're talking about "firsts" today along with "dreams". I've been writing since I was twelve (roughly) and I remember how I felt the first time I put a pencil to paper and wrote a poem. It's an amazing feeling to create something; there's a rightness, a sense of peace, about it. Be proud of every word you write; it's uniquely yours.

Lindy
 


Poison

 

Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she's the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom's future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart…misses.

 

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king's army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she's not alone. She's armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can't stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she's certainly no damsel-in-distress—she's the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.

 

Purchase your copy

 


 


 

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About Bridget Zinn

 

Bridget grew up in Wisconsin. She went to the county fair where she met the love of her life, Barrett Dowell. They got married right before she went in for exploratory surgery which revealed she had colon cancer. They christened that summer the "summer of love" and the two celebrated with several more weddings. Bridget continued to read and write until the day she died. Her last tweet was "Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect."

 

Bridget wanted to make people laugh and hoped readers would enjoy spending time with the characters she created. As a librarian/writer she loved books with strong young women with aspirations. She also felt teens needed more humorous reads. She really wanted to write a book with pockets of warmth and happiness and hoped that her readers' copies would show the watermarks of many bath time reads.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Formerly Known As Lily

Since I published my recent books, interest has been drawn to the infamous book titled Lily; the one that shall not be named. At least, not in my presence. The reason for this: Lily was written close to seven years ago, was published five years ago, and it shouldn't have been. My writing has improved SO MUCH since it was published that it is an embarrassment to me to have others read it. So I warn anyone and everyone away.

Little backstory on publisher: Though the publisher shall remain nameless, I will say this...I was led to believe my work was chosen because it was GOOD and was unaware that the publisher put anything submitted to them into print. The royalty amount is basically nil and the editing really can't be classified as "editing". Also, it is not a traditional publisher as listed; more of a print-on-demand.

NOTE: Research these things before you publish. Don't be a Lindy. (I learned my lesson. I research now. So even though I'm still Lindy, I'm not A Lindy. You understand.)

So back to why I'm writing this post in the first place: Lily is going to be renamed, rewritten, and republished. Complete is the new name. Here is the new book cover. It will be available as an ebook until the rights for the print edition are returned to me and then it will be available in print as well. Roughly two years to go on that yet. 

Now you know the 411.




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