Sunday, March 30, 2014

Love People




The more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people ~ Vincent Van Gogh

There are many different dream journeys out there that one could go after. The most fulfilling seem to be the ones that help the most people. Does your dream journey help to other people? Are you keenly aware of how your success not only depends on other but also helps others?

When I look at my writing history, it always seems I struggle when I forget to write enjoyable stories. When I stress out about characterization, plot, Act I inciting incidents, and other literary nonsense, that’s when it’s difficult to write. When I just focus on letting my characters stories unfold on the page (screen, LOL), that’s when my writing is the best and the easiest.

How is does your dream journey benefit the community? I’d love to hear!

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Smashwords!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from Smashwords!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Join the conversation, use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme on social media!




Saturday, March 29, 2014

Action has Magic




Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace, and power in it ~ Johann Wofgang von Goethe

The first quarter of 2014 ends on Monday. Have you started on your 2014 goals yet?

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from BookStrand!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from BookStrand!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Join the conversation, use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme on social media!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Do You Want it Desperately Enought?




You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world ~ Sheila Graham

Have you started working on your goals for this year yet? If no, do you have a plan in place? Maybe school doesn’t start until the May term? Maybe you have a fourth quarter sales goal that you’re working towards?

But what if, for whatever reason, you’ve given up on your goals? It’s sad, but easy to do. The best things for us are ususally the hardest to do, eating right, working out versus not working out. Going after dream goals is the same way. It’s so easy to stop after one or two days of less than desirable results and shelve any ideas we might have had. Believe me, it took four years to write the first draft of my first novel.

If you want to achieve your goals, you have to put forth the energy that created the world. You have to put yourself out there and make sacrifices. Many of the sacrifices might be temporary. If you have to get up early in the morning to work on your dream journey, or fore go television at night, that’s usually temporary. If you have a family, involve them in the goal, maybe they can take over household chores, temporarily, to help you meet your goal?

Do you want your goals desperately enough in 2014? Are you working on them now?

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Kobo !



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from Kobo!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Join the conversation, use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme on social media!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Defiance



Here’s to defiance when it leads to creative freedom ~ Jill Badonsky

I’ve been very defiant lately. I didn’t write the whole week after the time change to allow me time to adjust. Last week, instead of writing blog posts, I did nothing but promote other people’s stuff on my book blog.

On top of all that, I have a new plot bunny that will not go away. This one is about a ten year old girl during the depression. It totally doesn’t fit with my m/m romance genre, but it’s going to be one hilarious novel. It’s not a matter of it, it’s a matter of when.

The break from working on my second draft and the break from blogging has really helped me focus. The break from writing is worked into my submission schedule for the rest of the year. Although I didn’t write my own content last, week I still had content to consistently provide. All in all, it’s been a win-win for me.

When have you been defiantly creative lately?

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?

Purchase A Place to Call Their Own through iTunes for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod today!




Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

Purchase Disappear With Me through iTunes for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod today!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Join the conversation, use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme on social media!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: Nothing Special by A.E. Via



I am so excited to be hosting A.E. Via again. Her new book is #3 on Amazon this morning! Check us out...

Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: Nothing Special by A.E. Via: Nothing Special was released on Friday, check it out! Synopsis : Detective Cashel 'Cash' Godfrey is big, tattooed an...

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from OmniLit !



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from OmniLit!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme to mention on social media!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: The Cottage on Juniper Ridge by Sheila Roberts



I'm so excited to host my friend, Sheila Roberts, on my book review blog today! Come check us out!



Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: The Cottage on Juniper Ridge by Sheila Roberts: I just got done reading Sheila Robert’s latest novel, The Cottage on Juniper Ridge . Yet another story set in Icicle Falls, this time...

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from All Romance eBooks!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from All Romance eBooks!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme to mention on social media!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: Perfect Ride by Eva Lefoy and Shiloh Saddler



Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: Perfect Ride by Eva Lefoy and Shiloh Saddler: If you read and liked A Place to Call Their Own, you might like this modern day cowboy romance. Blurb: Professional bu...


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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Barnes and Noble!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from Barnes and Noble!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme to mention on social media!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: Stealing the Wind by Shira Anthony



Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: Stealing the Wind by Shira Anthony: Stealing the Wind (Mermen of Ea) is a novel set in the mythical land of Ea. Young Taren is first sold to pay for his master's debts...

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Amazon US!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from Amazon US!


Or, check out my author page on Amazon UK.

Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Use #APTCTO and #disappearwith me to mention on social media!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: Love and Salvage: Eli's Three Wishes by Matt Ortiz...



Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: Love and Salvage: Eli's Three Wishes by Matt Ortiz...: Eli's Three Wishes is the second book in the Love and Salvage series. It is the story of Elijah Gaither and his quest for love just ...

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Is it possible fora two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?
 
My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Musa Publishing!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from Musa Publishing!




Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme to discuss on social media!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: Interview With Jayson James



I'm hosting Jayson James on my Book Reviews, Rants, and Raves blog. Come check us out!

Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: Interview With Jayson James: Will Green: Tell us about your books that you have available. Click for Amazon page. Jayson James: I’ll start with “ T.E.D. ” my n...

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Kobo !



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from Kobo!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Join the conversation, use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme on social media!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Grass Grows by Itself



Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself ~ Zen proverb

The grass might grow by itself, but achieving your dream usually does not grow by itself.

How are your goals for 2014 coming along?  After a rocky start (the first two weeks in January were a bit sketchy) things are moving along just fine. I've had to make some adjustments, like getting up thirty minutes early in the drafting stage, but things are moving forward.

I also feel like I'm making more progress on the promotions front. I have a few more things in the works and I'm attending RainbowCon in April. My hope is to not only meet many of the wonderful people I've met on Facebook and Twitter but also find some new readers.

How are your goals for 2014 coming along?

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Smashwords!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from Smashwords!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Join the conversation, use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme on social media!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Your Best Self Makes Your Best Stuff



When you're settled and still, that's the best way to create because your best self makes your best stuff ~ Bobby McFerrin

I just made my rooming arrangements for Rainbow Con, for readers and writers of LGBT fiction. I was just telling my roommate that all I'm low-key and I just need a quiet place to read, write, and sleep. I plan on spending most of my time at the Con.

One thing I can't compromise on is the time of day that I do my writing. I have to write in the morning when I first wake up. That's when I am my best self for writing and that's the only time I can be productive. I have tried to do some in the morning and some in the evening after work, it's never as satisfying for me as getting up and getting it done.

Now I am taking a bit of a break this week because of the time change. I am sleeping in a bit and not worrying about my word count goals. I planned for the break this week in my over all time frame for finishing up The Higher Law.

What's one routine boundary you can't break yourself?

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from BookStrand!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from BookStrand!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Join the conversation, use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme on social media!




Sunday, March 9, 2014

There are No Rules



The only rule is that there are no rules ~ Del Close

This is the week I break all my rules in my routine and let my body adjust to the time change.  The last two time changes, I have just had a horrible time with it. I know, I know, I am getting old. That's why I'm adjusting my schedule this week.

The weird thing about is that the exhaustion doesn't show up for a week or two after the time change. So this time, I am just sleeping in for the next few days, then backing my wake up time. By next weekend, I should be back to my regular time and hopefully it will be enough for me to adjust.

If you're just starting a dream journey or just having some early success, I understand how you might be shocked that I would even admit this. I was there one time, too. I just worked through the exhaustion to meet my goals. And there are times when you have to do that. If I were working on edits for release deadline, I'd have to work through it.

It's just a temporary adjustment so I can be more productive overall.

Have you made any temporary adjustments to your dream journey routines lately?

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from All Romance eBooks!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from All Romance eBooks!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme to mention on social media!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Did you see the new updates?



Did you see the updates I made to the Home Page, About Me, and Books Sections of the website?


Dean Pace-Frech: Home: Welcome! With inspiration from historical tourism sites, the love of reading, and a desire to write a novel,   I started crafting my ...

Dean Pace-Frech: About Me: In 2006, a co-worker shared with me that a bucket list goal was to write a novel.  That brief comment awakened a desire in me that had ...

Dean Pace-Frech: Books: A Place to Call Their Own   Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from BookStrand!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from BookStrand!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Join the conversation, use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme on social media!





Friday, March 7, 2014

Musa Publishing: We Really See It All

I was on the Musa Blog yesterday - it's not too late to check us out!

Musa Publishing: We Really See It All: by L. Dean Pace-Frech "What drives the creative person is that we see it all" ~ Wanda Sykes Yes, we authors seem to see it al...


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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from OmniLit !



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from OmniLit!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme to mention on social media!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Erato: Afternoon Tea



I am on the Erato Blog again today...stop by and check us out!

Erato: There are few hours in life more agreeable than th...: There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea ~ Henry James What do you d...

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?

Purchase A Place to Call Their Own through iTunes for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod today!




Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

Purchase Disappear With Me through iTunes for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod today!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Join the conversation, use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme on social media!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I'm With You Kid



Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, "I'm with you kid, let's go!" ~ Maya Angelou

If you've been on your dream journey for a while and achieved some of your goals, I think you might understand what this quote is saying. I am in the midst of revising a third manuscript and trying to keep two published novels on the tops of readers minds.

I just had the busiest of month ever of promotions. I participated in a Valentine's Day blog hop, wrote three guest posts, and had three giveaways. It has been one of those months where every day I worked on my revisions. I didn't always get everything done, but then I reworked my plan. And after two days of working, I seem to be finding a balance between being productive, moving forward on edits, and all the social media interaction and promotion scheduling I need to do.

I'm busy, but it's a fun busy right now.

Do you like to work in a busy fashion?

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from OmniLit !



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural?

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from OmniLit!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme to mention on social media!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Most Dangerous Thing



The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps ~ David Lloyd George

How are your goals for 2014 going? I hope they are going well. Mine have been under constant revision. When I completed the first drafts of both A Place to Call Their Own and Disappear With Me, I was at a stand still as far as the editing was concerned.

First of all, it's hard for me to edit my own work. I know what it's supposed to say most of the time. I can't help it if my fingers don't type exactly what I meant or I was the victim of auto-correct in a typing session. But now, I have a new revision strategy that I employ.

I am retyping the entire ms from beginning to end. That helps me re-read the manuscript how it's written. It also helps me "hear" in my own head the awkward sentences. I amuse myself with the notes I wrote in the first draft to fix the second time around.

My challenge is wanting to do too much! I still work a full time job and promotion seems to be a full time job. So I have to adjust my boundaries and make sure I am taking time for me as well. But I think I finally got it figured out this week.

Have you had to readjust your boundaries or routines this year? I'd love to hear!

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from All Romance eBooks!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from All Romance eBooks!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme to mention on social media!