Today, I'm happy to have Pia Valeno on the bloh with a guestpost. She's also offering a choice of one of her books to a lucky commenter which I'll talk more about when she's done.
Please give her your undivided attention!
Recently a friend tagged me in one of those chain letters for blog posts. At first, I rejected the idea. After I walked away from the computer, I started thinking about it. Not about participating, but the prompt: Writing Is.
Well, yeah, writing is storytelling. Right? But, that’s not the point and, to be honest, it’s like calling a Jehovah’s Witness pamphlet tucked under your windshield wiper the next epic bestseller. Writing is so much more than words, or even a tale to tell. Any writer will tell you that.
Writing is more than making a buck (which is about all there is when someone buys an ebook). Writing is something I can’t help but do. If no one bought my books, if the trolls got their way, if Silver Publishing and Loose Id never said YES, I’d still be writing.
Why? Because writing is passion. Writing is a breath of life. Writing is a cathartic meditation of reality, desires, and imagination. After a long day, whether it be a family holiday full of bickering or a day at the office catering to men who make more in a day than I’ll see in a year, sitting down with a world that I create, control, mold, and love is healing.
Writing is what I do when I don’t have a release due out for two more months, and my last one was three months previous, yet I’m guest blogging. I’m not promoting anything. I’m just writing.
Hi, I’m Pia Veleno, and I’m addicted to writing. I have three stories with Silver Publishing, and one in the works with Loose Id. There are two more first drafts waiting for attention and a houseful of hastily scribbled notes on scraps of paper waiting to become a Happily Ever After. I’m taking a break from formatting a free short story set to appear on GoodReads.com’s M/M Romance group page in July to write this blog post. Translation: I’m hiding from the need to format HTML into the Word doc. Oh please, don’t make me fiddle with HTML!
Since I’m not here for shameless self-promotion (and because I know there are naysayers who might doubt it) I’m not going to share an excerpt or buy links. Instead, I’m going to tell you about my weekly free reads. Yes, FREE. Good deal, huh?
Crandall “Crank” Jacobsen and Mike Vranken are roommates, lovers, bandmates, and vampire hunters. Busy? Hell yeah. Happy? Mostly. Neither one of them wanted to be a hunter, but it’s in their blood. Literally. One bite from a vampire, and inherent abilities surface. Oh, and didn’t I tell you? So does some unknown that makes them a living beacon to any fanged beast in the area. Yeah, no way out of it, fellas.
You can read CRANK from the beginning here: http://www.thecrank.wordpress.com/about
New installments are posted every Sunday evening.
Thanks for visiting. Drop by and visit me anytime. You can find me on Facebook (http://on.fb.me/piaveleno), Twitter (http://twitter.com/piaveleno) and my website (http://piaveleno.com)
"Oh, um, hi again. MM has just reminded me I promised a giveaway. Right. I really should write these things down. So, last minute as it is, let's keep it simple. Pick your prize. Comment here with which of my releases you'd like to read. You can see cover art, blurbs, and chapter one excerpts by clicking HERE.
Yes, I definitely have to write this stuff down. I could've blogged about the Tootsie Pops instead. That wouldn't have sounded hypocritical with a giveaway at the end. ;-)"
What a great blog! I couldn't agree more.
Writing is my passion as well. It's what drives me to the point of insanity and makes me forget about my cares at times.
I love getting lost in my characters and their worlds.
Writing is definitely in my top three and I hope it shows in what I create.
Thx for the blogpost Pia!
So today, Pia is giving away a choice of one of two of her books. Manwhore, which is pictured in the top left or Fallen. Please comment on a chance to win one of the two.
Winners will be picked and announced Sat!
Hope you enjoyed the post.
Join us tomorrow for another Story Orgy author and one of my faves, Lee Brazil.