Elizabeth Barone's Blog
July 18, 2014
Will Jett crack from the pressure of hiding her relationship with Koty and hiding his involvement withPerpetual Smile from the media?
Fugue is the 5th book in theESX series.
Sunlight slanted in through the large window. Squeezing her eyes tighter against the light seeping in through her lids, Jett felt a headache coming on. She hadn’t meant to drink so much the night before, but Koty had ordered them a bottle of wine and it had actually been good. She wasn’t...
July 17, 2014
Once in a while, I do some “spring cleaning” around my website.While tidying up the Events page, I realized it’s been some time since I did a live event. A couple of days later Robin, one of the managers at my Barnes & Noble, emailed me and asked if I’d like to do a reading as part of their Get Pop Cultured event. Robin and everyone else at BN have been so good to me these last couple of years. Brick and mortar stores get a lot of flogging, but these guys work hard to connect their customers...
July 10, 2014
While I’m not vomiting full-length novels, I am able to producework pretty quickly. I can write a novella in a couple of weeks and have written a novel in under a month. It’s taken me some time, but I’ve pretty much fine-tuned my writing process. Since a few people have asked recently, I figured I’d do a quick post.
Before I start writing anything, I figure out what my plot is and who my characters are. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail here, because this process varies for m...
July 9, 2014
I am lucky to have several people in my life who I can consider my best friends. There’s Mike, my husband. With his zany sense of humor and warm patience, he is literally the light in my life. Then I have my mother, sister, and Noni. I also have Sandy, whose strength and open door never cease to amaze me. I also count my tiny cat, Squirt, as one of my best friends; at the end of the day, she is always there, waiting for me. In the face of the loss of another wonderful friend, Sean, I’ve grown...
July 7, 2014
A fugue is, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
a piece of music in which tunes are repeated in complex patterns
a disturbed state of consciousness in which the one affected seems to perform acts in full awareness but upon recovery cannot recollect the acts performed
There was no better title for this installment of ESX.
Unsure of what, exactly, they are or what their relationship will do to their careers, Koty and Jett start meeting in secret. Under growing pressure from their t...
July 5, 2014
Note: The following dates are subject to change. I will do my best to meet them. So far, I’ve managed to publish one new title every month since November 2013! Let’s keep this going! ♥EB
Natalie has set her sights on the hot DJ at the bar, but is she ready forwhat Rohan really thinks about her?Second book in theBecoming Natalie trilogy. New Adult. Drama. Family Saga. Novella.
July 3, 2014
I don’t usually writeabout the publishing industry because it changes too often. I’d rather write books for you. But I’ve noticed some ridiculous behavior lately and I’m getting fed up.
The publishing industry is constantly changing. The one thing that hasn’t changed is that readers are still free to buy whatever books they want. You should be, anyway. Every time there is turmoil in the publishing industry, though, it’s the readers that suffer. Everyone gets up in arms: publishing companies, r...
July 2, 2014
My life is so weird these days. I seriously don’t recognize it anymore—and that’s not really a bad thing. I’m now one ofthose people: the ones who do yoga, meditate, subscribe to healthy snack deliveries, work from home, use coconut oil in theirhair, and feed their cat all-natural baby food.
Yep, baby food.
So, for the last few days, my cat has been vomiting. Constantly. She also stopped eating. When shedid eat, it came right back up. It worried me right away because Squirt is normally a good e...
I love so much music and so many different kinds, it’s hard to pick a favorite. Can they all be my favorites? I like the fluid, aquatic sound and R&B vocals of Banks. I like the easy, breezy style and simple yet soothing harmonies of the Eagles. I like the melodic and thrashy sound of Killer Be Killed. My taste in music is literally all over the place.
I tend to move in phases. I’ll go through binges, where I’ll listen to everything a particular artist has put out, or solely one type of music....
July 1, 2014
Welcome to July!
Every month, I set new goals for myself and my writing. Even if things don’t go well one month, there’s always next month. It’s a comforting thought, especially when things are going as badly as they did in June.
June wasn’t my worst month (that was February), but something went horribly, horribly wrong. I’m still not 100% sure why my sales tanked. It could be the dreaded summer slump, the pricing changes I made, or deleting my Wattpad account. First I panicked, because this wr...