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December 1-3 Special sale offer: Time to cozy up with some fun mysteries by Debbie De Louise!

Debbie says:

The Cobble Cove mystery series is on sale for 99 cents per book. Don’t miss this holiday special running December 1, 2, and 3.  Purchase them all for less than $3. Great to give as gifts, too.

 

The Cobble Cove mystery series is on sale for 99 cents per book. Don’t miss this holiday special running December 1, 2, and 3.  Purchase them all for less than $3. Great to give as gifts, too.

BOOK 1: A STONE’S THROW

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The first book of the series featuring librarian Alicia Fairmont who travels to the small town of Cobble Cove, New York in search of answers about her dead husband’s family and the mysterious hit and run accident that killed him . . . or was it actually murder?

BOOK TWO: BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

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It’s holiday time in the small town of Cobble Cove, New York, but the mood is anything but merry because three crimes have hit the town including the kidnapping of baby twins.

BOOK THREE: WRITTEN IN STONE Written In Stone-001

A dead body in the library’s mystery section . . . . A missing cat . . . . A strange, beautiful woman who has returned from Alicia’s husband’s past. How are these all connected? Find out in Book 3 of the Cobble Cove mystery series.

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Happy Reading! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 


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On Word Count Writing Contests

Yeah, ok. I have a peeve with these. Just so’s you know. Why?

Because every time someone mentions one to me, I have flashbacks to that horrifying scene in The Shining (the movie), where Wendy comes down the stairs, sees Jack’s not around, goes to his writing table and thumbs through a box of what she expects is a manuscript for a novel.

It’s not.

It’s pages and pages of the same words, over and over, typed different ways, but always the same words, in the same order. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

As Jack asks, “Like it?”

Scariest scene in the entire movie. Aka “Jack doesn’t live here any more.”

I know successful authors who do these as a personal challenge, just to see if they can. After MUCH reworking, something good sometimes falls out of it, but I’ve never heard of anyone doing this sort of megawriting contest and taking their results straight into publication, unless they do self-publishing. They do not, in any case, submit the raw manuscript they started with.

The average publisher doesn’t care if you got the word count before the deadline. They will  ALWAYS favor quality over quantity.

If you want to challenge yourself by trying one of these, that’s awesome. I’m sincere about that. I could never try one of these things because my brain simply does not work that way. If you have the focus, intent, and speed, chances are you’ll meet your goal.

Just please do not consider your completion of that goal an automatic step to publication.