Ten Years: Look Back, Look Ahead and Giveaway!
It’s Ten Years!!! Since Day One of My Loyalist Trilogy Writing Journey.
The time seems to have sprouted little white wings and just flown. From that day when my son said to me “If not now, when?” and gave me the oomph I needed to start writing the trilogy, I’ve never had to wonder what to do next. Always more ideas of my own and more suggestions from others made my days way too short to get it all done.
Please join with me and celebrate!
Over that ten years a trilogy came to life, one that touches the history of my family and the families of other Loyalists here in Canada. The books are in print format, e-book format, and even an audio book of the first one is almost ready to made its debut. I learned how to do so many things connected with writing and publishing, all of it fun and all of it from really helpful and knowledgeable people. I am so grateful for all those along the way, many of whom are still in my Contact list, thank goodness. A special thanks to all those who’ve invited me to speak at events where I could sell my books. You are the best!
Everyone has been wondering what is in the works for me now and I’ve been a little cagey about my answer. I could write more about the Loyalists, perhaps down East either where my husband’s family originated or further East in the Atlantic provinces where most of the Loyalists escaping during the American Revolution landed. I will be getting my audio book of The Loyalist’s Wife, 2nd ed., out very soon. I am currently learning more about writing a screen treatment and script for my Loyalist trilogy. (Wouldn’t it be fun to see John and Lucy on the big screen?) And I am definitely exploring writing a book about my writing journey with a view to helping other writers. I have in mind that this will be an e-book only, at this point, but you never know.
The really big news? I’m currently working with a coach to extend my reach as a writer and speaker beyond where I have taken these things on my own. This is huge and I had to do a lot of soul-searching before shelling out the money.
To thank my readers, today I am offering a free e-copy of the second edition of The Loyalist’s Wife, complete with new cover and a few changes, to all who comment below. I’ll contact you and ask for your email. Then I’ll send you the epub or pdf copy of that beautiful book. You can read it on your computer, your iPad or perhaps other reader (not sure about that). So make sure you write a nice comment below!
Also I’ve reduced the price of that book in e-book format on Amazon where you can order it for $2.99 and it will go right to your Kindle. Their rules wouldn’t let me put the price any lower. Sorry.
Both of these specials are only available until April 5 when my next post goes up. Take action! Send your friends to my site. This is a limited time offer. Afterwards it’ll be back to $4.99 US$ on Amazon.
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Thank you so much for joining me on this journey. My writing friends, my beta readers, my lifelong friends and family–all of you are part of what makes me who I am so that I can write. You are a joy which touches my very soul.
Okay. Now the mushy stuff is over!
So after somewhere around 3650 days of writing professionally and this small celebration, I’m still moving forward and I hope you’ll all come with me. Don’t forget to write a comment and win a free e-book!
The Loyalist’s Wife, The Loyalist’s Luck, The Loyalist Legacy
by Elaine Cougler
Available at Amazon.com and many other places.
March 29, 2017 @ 8:41 am
Congratulations, Elaine! Such wonderful accomplishments. You’ve always been a pioneer in this writing journey. I’m excited to see where the next 10 years takes you. Wishing you all the very best of luck! (I have your book already, so no need to send it)
March 29, 2017 @ 9:47 am
I am so thankful for your help and companionship along this journey for all these years, Sharon. Thanks so very much!
March 29, 2017 @ 8:59 am
Congratulations, Elaine. What a fabulous accomplishment. And it seems that you are bubbling with new ideas and future plans. I wish you great success as you continue the journey. Warm wishes from your friend and fellow author M.K. (Mary) Tod
March 29, 2017 @ 9:44 am
And the same back at you, Mary. It’s quite a journey, isn’t it?
March 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Thank you so much for this giveaway. I have been wanting to read this trilogy so badly.
March 29, 2017 @ 9:43 am
My pleasure, Kelly. Send your email to elainecougler (at) rogers (dot) com and I’ll connect with you there!
March 29, 2017 @ 10:42 am
Congratulations. It’s been fun being on this journey with you. It’s quite the milestone.
March 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Yes, it is, Kristina. How many years is it for you since you were first published?
March 29, 2017 @ 11:07 pm
You should check out today’s post on Quick Brown Fox.
March 30, 2017 @ 8:48 am
Thanks so much, Brian! I posted it on my Facebook page and my FB personal page as well. All the best, Elaine.
Mary Lou McRae
March 30, 2017 @ 10:20 am
I’m a day late, adding good wishes to your 10 year journey as a writer. Well done! I enjoyed your first 2 books and looking forward to reading # 3.
You are an inspiration to fellow writers and to seniors in general.
Way to go and keep writing.
March 31, 2017 @ 10:58 am
Thanks so much, Mary Lou. It doesn’t matter which day! Thanks for visiting and putting in your lovely message. Hugs, Elaine.
April 18, 2017 @ 10:18 am
Good post, keep
April 19, 2017 @ 8:55 am