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November #InkRipples: Finishing That Book (Or Not!)

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 13, 2017 in Anecdote, Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Ink Ripples, WIP, Writing |

It’s no secret here on the Observation Desk that I’m a notoriously slow writer. I’ve expressed how I feel about prolific authors (see Confessions of an Author: Prolific Writers). More recently, I blogged about Why Is It Taking Me So Long To Write The Second Elixir Book. It took almost ten years from when I […]

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Why Is It Taking Me So Long To Write The Second Elixir Book?

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 24, 2017 in Anecdote, Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Family, Kylene, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

It’s been over four years since the ebook version of ELIXIR BOUND came out and over three years since the paperback version released (so forever in terms of publishing a companion novel). I’m sad to report that I’m only about 2/3 finished with the draft of the companion novel ELIXIR SAVED. And even once the draft is […]

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NaNoWriMo and ELIXIR SAVED Sneak Peek

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 21, 2016 in Books, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Fantasy, NaNoWriMo, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

NaNoWriMo is in full swing! As I’ve mentioned, the book I’ve been working on is ELIXIR SAVED, a companion novel to my published YA fantasy ELIXIR BOUND. I thought as little treat, I’d share the working blurb (i.e. jacket copy) for the second Elixir book. The Elixir has a way of entwining the lives of […]

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Gearing up for National Novel Writing Month 2016

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 31, 2016 in Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Kylene, NaNoWriMo, News, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo). The idea is that crazy writers set aside the month of November in an attempt to draft 50,000 words of a novel. That’s approximately 1,667 words a day, including weekends and holidays. Before I had kids I actually did NaNoWriMo one year, the whole 50,000 words. […]

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Barnes & Noble Teen Book Festival Wrap-Up

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 15, 2016 in Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Events, Family, Writing, Young Adult |

The Barnes & Noble B-Fest Teen Book Festival this past weekend was such a great event! So many authors I know and many of my favorites who I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting in person participated in B&N locations all across the country. I was lucky enough to be a part of the event […]

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