Falling to Pieces – Blog Tour wrap-up – Whats next for L.T. Kelly

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The Blog Tour for ‘Falling to Pieces’ has come to an end today.

The giveaway winners have been selected and announced on my FaceBook page.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the bloggers for their participation. I’d also like to thank everyone who’s supported me and helped me get this far. Without all of you I wouldn’t have succeeded. 

It’s been a very difficult few weeks for me, I’ve started ‘Falling Apart’, but I’ve found it very difficult to promote and write at the same time. So, You’ll be glad to know that I’m giving the promotion a rest in order to concentrate on my writing. I know those of you out there that love ‘Falling to Pieces’ will spread the word for me.

I’ve done so very well, and I’m over the moon that so many people love my characters and my writing. I’ve had very few negative comments and didn’t pick up anything less than 3* reviews throughout the tour. I’m also lucky enough to have an average rating of 4.60 on Goodreads! That is totally amazing and I’m over the moon. Amazon.com and co.uk hosts only 5* reviews. I’m a lucky girl!

Of course, not everyone will love ‘Falling to Pieces’. It’s been compared to ‘Twilight’ which was a bit stingy. Not because I don’t love ‘Twilight’, I actually do, but I can’t see the likeness personally. I spoke to a friend about it to get her opinion, she helpfully said “What! Twilight? Are they mad? It’s much more like ‘True Blood'” at which point I went outside and banged my head off the brick wall! I think ‘Falling to Pieces’ is like, well…’Falling to Pieces’. :D.

So whats next…

I’m currently writing Chapter Three of ‘Falling Apart’. I’ll be getting my head down on that one now the tour has finished. If you see me on FaceBook for lengthy periods feel free to shout at me “SHOULDN’T YOU BE WRITING!?” That will jolt me out of my stupor. Hopefully.

Theres a lot going on next week, I’ll be interviewing my favourite author Christopher Buecheler on this very blog. They’ll also be an amazing joint giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

On the 5th of September I’m doing my first ever book signing! In addition to that my baby boy is starting school! It’s going to be an emotional day.

On the 11th of September I’m appearing on a radio show called ‘Freshly Booked’ hosted by the lovely Tricia Anderson. The show is part of the Writers Online Network, and can be found at Blog Talk Radio. It will be aired at an earlier time because I need my beauty sleep! 1700 CST or 2300 GMT.

In October I start a BA (Hons) in Humanities with a pathway to creative writing. It’s my dream to teach people, so it must be done. This is why I expect ‘Falling Apart’ to take me a little longer to write.

You guys are amazing and I love anyone who supports me in any way shape or form. Thanks from the bottom of my heart <3.

Lucy 

Blog Tour – Falling to Pieces by L.T. Kelly

Day two of the Blog Tour – A guest post on how I came up with the plot for ‘Falling to Pieces’.

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Firstly, thanks to Jake for hosting me on your blog, I really appreciate it.

 

This is the first guest post of the ‘Falling to Pieces’ Blog Tour so I thought I’d tell you about how I came to write it.

 

A friend asked me if I wanted him to be honest about my writing.

This was a friend I’d made online, I didn’t know him that well, but I suppose it was better that he told me online so that I could cry without him seeing such a pathetic reaction. I told him to go ahead, winced and waited for the bad news.

 

He told me that I was a great writer BUT I needed to write something that I really wanted to write. He concluded that I really needed to write a vampire story, because that’s usually what I enjoy reading the most.

 

I told him…

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An Interview With L.T. Kelly

Day one of the blog tour with the amazing author R.W. Foster. Thanks for a great interview!

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Today we’re doing an interview with the grand author, L.T. Kelly. Her first novel officially launched yesterday, and I must say it is a simply smashing read. However, there was a slight problem with the bloody thing: It ended! Damn it, I wanted to keep reading! Bollocks. Oh well, enough from me, let’s get to the interview, eh?

RwFoster: Okay, first Let me say, “No fair writing, editing, revising, and publishing your novel before I did mine. 😉

L.T. Kelly: Well, Mr. Foster, all I can say is that you’re writing an epic fantasy, that means it has a lot less words, it’s round 58500 words. That may help you. Plus, you know I have a lot to say for myself. :p

RwF: Cheeky wench. Seriously, though, how does it feel to have your book published?

L.T.: Seriously. Just a little weird. I never actually thought I’d do it. I gave…

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Just getting something off my chest.

On Saturday night I foolishly became embroiled in an argument on Facebook in regard to an argument about the blog post “Why indie authors still suck.”

The person who posted it saying she got his point. She is, of course, entitled to her opinion.

I will admit I could see his underlying point. However, it was doused with sweeping statements, offensiveness, diatribe and negativity. That was my issue and I made that clear.

Unfortunately, the best form of defence is attack, and thats what happened. The people this article was aimed at would have completely shut their eyes and brain off to what the blogger said. This was the point I was trying to make on the Facebook thread.

I made the point that the blog was about as effective as a badly written indie book. The post was as badly written as the aforementioned as well.

Just to clarify. I understand what the blogger was saying. As a bottom line he was saying he is fed up of bad writing. He’s annoyed that people are producing badly composed stories and hitting ‘publish’ and blindly believing that MS’s Word spelling and grammar check is editing.

I totally agree, but, those books soon get found out for what they are. They are revealed for what they are rather quickly by reviews. The purchaser can usually tell by the sample, or they can return the book for a full refund. Who has lost? No-one. Yes, I agree that it brings the name of indie authors down. Having said that, most sensible people will see the work for what it is and pay little attention to it, other than maybe complain about it via social media.

The absolute bottom line of it was that indie authors should be attempting to be as professional as their publishing house counterparts. I agree every author should have an editor and a cover designer at the very least. Thats my personal opinion and I wouldn’t force it down anyones throat. Why? Because, frankly my dear I don’t give a damn. If someone doesn’t want my advice, thats fine. Who am I to give it anyway?

I was accused by someone on that Facebook thread of not understanding what the blogger was saying. As you can see I did understand it. Did I want it sugarcoated? No. I did what was advised in that post. Do I think it was a pathetic, offensive and useless rant. Yes.

However, the person on that thread, who is apparently a traditionally published author told me that I was ‘mentally challenged’. I told her she was being personal and she came back at me ‘Enjoy wearing your helmet and licking windows.’ or words to that effect.

The original poster of the comment then wrote a blog post which basically said that she was shocked by an indie authors attack of the blogger and the way the indie author acted was embarrassing and unprofessional.

I’d just like to say, I think the fact that you support such ineffective diatribe is embarrassing. I also think to call me unprofessional is a low blow considering the abuse I took from your ‘friend’ who I found to be unprofessional. At no point was I personal at all.

I was trying to make a point, so was she. All I was trying to say was…’what was the point of that?’ If the point was to seriously annoy people then the blogger succeeded.

Glad to get that off my chest.

An open letter to a frightened man

Some sense after last nights events.

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This is in response to “Why Indie Authors Still Suck” on So You Think You’re An Author by someone who calls himself “anonnymouse13”.

Now, I won’t address the obscenity, profanity, and random personal attacks liberally sprinkled through this post.  Seventh grade was a lot of years ago for me, and that stuff stopped either shocking or amusing me years ago.

Looking at the forty percent or so of the post that actually says something, he has written a rather passionate defense of traditional publishing.  Passionate, yes, reasonable, not so much.

Basically, he has one good point to make. Books require editing.  That happens to be quite true.  It is true for Indie authors and it is true for traditionally published authors.  Quite frankly, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t agree with that.  So I’ll just admit the obvious and agree with him.

Books require editing.

However, from that fact he…

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‘Falling to Pieces’ Blog tour stops.

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I’m pleased to announce the dates and details of the ‘Falling to Pieces’ blog tour.
I’d also like to take this oppurtunity to thank each and every blogger for featuring me on their blog.
The tour will be running from the 16th – 31st of August 2013.
16th – Beginnings in Writing – Author interview – http://beginingsinwriting.wordpress.com/
17th – Jake Bonsignore – Guest post – http://jakebonsignore.wordpress.com/
18th – Fiction’s Our Addiction – Review – http://fictionsouraddiction.wordpress.com/
19th – Rose & Beps Blog – Guest post –  http://rosebeps.blogspot.co.uk/
20th – Adventures in Reading – Excerpt – http://adventuresinreading16.blogspot.co.uk/
21st – M’s Sinful Reviews – Review – http://mssinfulreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
22nd – Just One More Romance Novel – Excerpt – http://justonemoreromance.blogspot.com/
23rd – She Reads New Adult – Review – http://www.shereadsnewadult.com
24th – Little Read Riding Hood – Review – http://littlereadridinghood.com/
25th – Tabby’s Tantilizing Reviews – Excerpt – http://tabbystantalizingreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
26th – Mousiey Books – Review – http://mousiey.blogspot.co.uk/?zx=6eadd5933db25ba8
27th – Beginnings in Writing – Excerpt –  http://beginingsinwriting.wordpress.com/
28th – Babu’s Bookshelf – Author Interview – http://babusbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk/
29th – The AKA Book Harlots Review – Review – https://www.facebook.com/AkaTheBookHarlotsReview
31st – My Book Opolis – Review – http://mybookopolis.com
           Babu’s Bookshelf – Review – http://babusbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk/
It would be great if you followed these blogs, then you won’t miss a thing. I am writing different posts and choosing different excerpts for each blog, so no two will be the same. 🙂