I was challenged a few weeks ago by several of my author friends, to write a book in thirty days. I love a good challenge. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for 2018 begins November 1, 2018 and carries on to the end of the month, an annual writing contest. I accepted the challenge, entered the contest, and as of today, I’m a week ahead of schedule with my preparations. The book is outlined, characters defined, plot and sub-plot laid out, social media images created and applied, book cover and video trailer created, and I’m set, ready to rock and roll. I have exactly 30 days to write this book, and hand in the rough draft of a minimum of 50K words. I believe I can do it, if the phone does not ringing to beckon my attention, nobody knocks on the door, my chores are done, meals prepared in the fridge or freezer, and my husband agrees to hand me food and coffee for the entire month of November.
You can find me on the NaNoWriMo website by searching for my ‘handle’ which is simple enough, considering I’ve used my full name with no spaces … or, you can click my name here and send me a writing buddy request … LailaDoncaster.
Below is a short blurb about this new book, the cover image, and the book trailer as well … yes, I’ve been a busy bee, and I am pumped!
Cover Image for “Sing Me Home”
Book Description for “Sing Me Home”
“Passion for music put him in the wrong bar, on the wrong night. Murder. A life sentence for an innocent man. His guitar sang death row to their doom. Free in a world he knows nothing of, musical memories haunt him. A cowboy’s song was all he needed to give up the ghost. Sing Me Home, was his last request.”
Book Trailer for “Sing Me Home”
This project is scheduled to commence Nov 1/18 during #NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and will release to the public upon completion of the contest, as well as the editing, polishing, proofreading, formatting, and publishing processes.
Available now at your local Library, through Hoopla Digital!
It is truly an honor and privilege to announce the arrival of “Cocooning The Butterfly” book/novel to all major online or brick & mortar Libraries, around the globe! For those of you who spend countless hours, a once a week trip, or slide in through the electronic doors of your local library, I do hope you will pop by my website and let me know what you think of the book. I’d love to hear what you have to say about the book, and reviews are so very important to any author. Should your local library not have a copy, please ask them and they will make it available to borrow.
MAGNIFICENT narrative with the touch of excellence
“Very quickly I became caught up in the narrative and was trapped irrevocably with this delicious heroine who was orphaned at a very young age and left alone to cope for her self and not surprisingly made bad decisions that really hurt. Then suffering horrible consequences, she takes control of her life. It is an adrenaline pumping experience where I was loudly cheering her on as SHE began to turn her life around. This is the stuff of Gabriel Garcia Marquez where — carefully crafted and beautifully constructed fiction is irreversibly captivating. This extraordinary and remarkably fabulous narrative has a way of trapping the reader at the edge of his or her seat. To say I could not put the book down is the truth. This is a great experience. I COMPLETELY RECOMMEND THIS FIRST BOOK!” Amazon Review by C. Michael Bennis, Author & Speaker ~ Tucson, Arizona USA
Thank you Mr Bennis for your kind words, encouragement and praise. To be compared to such a writer as Gabriel Garcia Marquez (learn more about Mr Marquez on his IMDb Profile) is to be honored with the highest regard for my writing, and I accept this as not only an honor, but a privilege. You have given me the courage to continue writing, and I thank you, from the bottom of my heart. And, I am so very happy that you enjoyed the book.
Delilah Cordova of Smart Marketing for Authors interviewed me recently, and what a lovely and professional woman she is. Thank you, Delilah, for the opportunity to chat with you about my book, ‘Cocooning The Butterfly’. You can read the entire interview HERE.
Introducing my Logo – this Trademark, Watermark, and Copyright image is owned by Laila Doncaster, Author. All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2018.
I have used the black motorcycle to depict the biker genre of my book(s), and to represent the Knight Riders and the Demons Den bikers as described in my stories. The wings give a sense of freedom, but also a flavor of angelic existence, as the Knight Riders are the shelter and protection of the main characters; Halya (The Butterfly) and Joseph (The Buffalo) – princess and prince of the Knight Riders. The pink butterfly image represents the main character in my book(s), “Cocooning The Butterfly“, Halya, as she is soft, kind, feminine and filled with love. The gold coloring represents the quantity of money involved with my stories.
Future Books will carry similar Logos as described below.
“Cocooning The Butterfly” is available worldwide, at every major online bookstore.
Future books – to expand on the sage – include the following titles (not listed in any specific order).
Keepers Of The Monarch
Keepers Of The Promise
Knight Riders Law
The Buffalo Whisperer
The Circle B Ranch
I am pleased with the final Logo and offer my thanks and gratitude to DesignEVO .