Pieces of it All

Revise, Revise, Revise

Those three words have been my focus for the past few weeks. I’ve been spending a lot of time at Starbucks, locked up in my bedroom, or in the library. (I was at the library until it closed today!) My critique partner sent her final thoughts on every chapter a few weeks ago. I’ve been working like crazy to finish Pieces of it All and have all the confidence in the world I’ll finish it! 

When I first received the file back from my crit partner, I’ll admit wanting to break down and cry as I saw all the yellow bubbles indicating notes. Crap. She didn’t like a thing and I had a lot of work ahead of me. As I hovered my mouse over the notes, there was consistency in two spots, and lucky for me, they weren’t plot line issues. In the draft seven beta readers read, many had issues with two items in the story. I ended up changing an entire plot line and adding a character. In the newest draft, the two issues were easily fixed.

A week into these revisions, I am about half way through. I’ve been on a roll, and have been finding the voice lost in one of the characters. After I complete this, I have to run the book through AutoCrit and tighten up the writing. That promises to be a job within itself. 

This whole process has been fun and scary. It’s been filled with confidence and self-doubt, excitement and worry. And it’s not even over yet. 

On Tuesday, April 1st, I’ll announce the release date for the e-book. The paperback will follow about a month or so after. Also, I’ll share my very first teaser image! I’m excited to jump into Teaser Tuesdays 🙂

Thank you for following me on this journey as I publish my new book. Now I must go REVISE! 🙂

PIECES OF IT ALL: Cover Reveal

It’s hard to believe the cover reveal for Pieces of it All is already here! I’ve been anxious to show everyone the cover. I must have reviewed hundreds of stock photos before finding what I was looking for. Soft color and something a little less traditional was my goal. My awesome author friend, S.J. Pajonas, offered to design the cover for me. I love the simplicity of what she did.

Here is the cover. I hope you love it!

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The book has a May 2014 release date. When I have an exact date, I’ll be sure to let you know!

Book: Pieces of it All by Tracy Krimmer 
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance / Women’s Fiction

BLURB:

An alcoholic. A scarred man. A thief.

Harvey, a twenty-two-year-old high school drop-out arrives home, a brief stint in rehab behind him and ready to start his life again. Then he meets Beth and her innocence and her desire to have it all capture him completely.

A girl on the cusp of womanhood. Determined. A bright future.

Beth, a recent high school graduate among the top in her class, can’t wait to get to college and fulfill her dreams. Then she meets Harvey and with his mysterious past, he stirs feelings in her she can’t ignore.

The chemistry between them is unmistakable but Harvey doesn’t trust easily and refuses to divulge his past to Beth though she wants to be a part of his future.

The pieces of their lives lie broken all around them, but can Harvey put his life back together and win Beth over before she begins her new life without him? And can Beth find the strength to become the woman she wants to be without sacrificing her integrity?

Queue PIECES OF IT ALL on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20882169-pieces-of-it-all 

I’d like to thank all of those that signed up and are helping with my cover reveal! Links to their blogs are below.

Bloggers:

Aria Kane
Author Becky Monson
BA Wilson Writes
Books and Stilettos
Chanel Cleeton
Jayne Denker
Juliana Haygert
Lex Martin Writes
Ophelia London
Romantic Escapes
S.J. Pajonas
SK Wills
These Pretty Words
Vincent Morrone

Pieces of it All: Update and blurb

Sorry I have not posted anything for awhile. I’ve been hard at work editing Pieces of it All. I don’t have a release date yet, but it will be in May. With the help of author friends, I have a blurb available and you can add it to your Goodreads TBR list! Also, in March I will have the cover reveal! If you host a book blog and are interested in helping me out with the reveal, please leave a comment and let me know!

You can view the blurb for Pieces of it All on Goodreads here : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20882169-pieces-of-it-all