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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Summer in Good Hope, a book I dearly love, is on sale through the end of September. This means the sale ends in four days.  I enjoy Facebook and Twitter and during the past month I’ve tweeted this fabulous deal as well as posted several fun memes on Facebook advising of this great price.

 

I know how it is to be super busy with life, to lose track of time and pull out a coupon only to find that it expired weeks ago.  I know what it’s like to plan to buy some packages of Keurig coffee pods on my favorite type of sale, the “2 for 1,” only to discover that particular pricing ended the day before. 🙁

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That’s why I’d really like to remind my readers, friends, strangers AGAIN that my book is on sale for $1.99 (less than a Starbucks cup of coffee) through September 30…but I don’t want to appear pushy.   I’ve never been one who likes the hard sell.  I figure people buy what they want to buy and that’s the way it is.

But then, I think of those expired coupons and the 2 for 1 sale that I missed and I wonder if one more reminder is really too much?

What do you think?  Have you ever been in a position when a “reminder” from a friend started to feel like a hard sell?

I had a friend whose daughter started selling those expensive knives…and she kept reminding me how fabulous they were and encouraging me to give her daughter a call.  When did it start feeling like a hard sell?  I’d say…after the second reminder…

 

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Thanks to everyone who commented and made Holly feel so welcome.

Congrats, Julie-ann!!  Please contact Holly at HollyJacobs1 (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize.

 

 

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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It is my pleasure to welcome Holly Jacobs to the Jaunty Quills!!

The View from Here by Holly Jacobs

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Most Mondays I post something on social media about my Monday Glee.

Now, let me be clear, I know that the majority of people don’t think of Monday as their happiest day of the week.  As a kid heading back to school, I don’t remember ever feeling gleeful on Mondays.  But as an adult with four kids and a husband, my point-of-view changed.

You see, my family is not quiet by nature.  That means my weekends are loud, chaotic…and yes, gleeful.  But years ago, I started to notice how quiet things got after they all packed up for school or work and left.  As someone who works from home, I crave that kind of quiet.  So despite how crazy in love I am with my family, on Monday mornings as the house got quiet, I felt glee.

That’s where my love of Mondays began.  Plus, Mondays are a rather unloved day of the week, so I like to think my Monday Glee makes them feel better about themselves.

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My point-of-view changed from school-aged-Holly to grown-up-Holly.  And a different point-of-view made all the difference.

As a writer, I have capitalized on that realization many times.  A prime example is in the second and third books in my newest Words of the Heart series.  I wrote the exact same scene in two different points-of-view.  Readers saw the scene through Addie’s eyes in These Three Words, then in Siobhan’s eyes in my new release, Hold Her Heart.

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It’s rare that readers spot when I repeat the same scene in different books (though I do occasionally hear from some who spots it).  Even editors have missed when I do it.  I think people miss it because though it’s the same scene in each book, it’s very different.  Why?  Because—I know you know the answer by now—the point-of-view makes all the difference.

Sometimes I employ that change of perspective with my writing.  Most days I work on my couch, but especially in the fall I move to the glider in the yard.  And this year, I’ve been heading to camp once a week and writing there.  Making those moves makes a difference in my writing.  It gives me a fresh perspective.

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And as you know, that different point-of-view can make all the difference!

A different point-of-view can make all the difference…what’s your view right now?  

Everyone who answers, will be entered into a drawing to win a signed copy of the first book in the series, Carry Her Heart!!

Check back on Sunday to see if you’re a winner!!

 

 

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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EVERYONE who posted prior to today on my gratitude blog has WON a Kindle copy of Summer in Good Hope!

Send me your email addy  and I’ll “gift” the book to you!

You can reach me at cindy@cindykirk.com

Just FYI- I’m going out of state on Wednesday for a week, so if I don’t hear from you by Tuesday, I’ll get it to you next week!

Thanks for all the comments!

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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In my Good Hope series, Ami (the heroine in Christmas in Good Hope) has a Gratitude jar on the counter. Each night she writes down something she’s grateful for on a scrap of paper and puts it into the jar.

Such concepts come up all the time, especially around Thanksgiving when posts on being thankful and grateful abound. I’ve even read articles that say you’ll sleep better if you list five things you’re grateful for before you go to bed!

That’s why I thought it might be fun to list ONE thing we’d each put into a gratitude jar.

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I’ll go first.  I’m grateful that my knee (which I injured in July) is on the mend!!

If you play along, you’ll be entered into a drawing (winners announced on Sunday) to win a Kindle copy of SUMMER IN GOOD HOPE.  Best of all, I’m feeling generous and will be drawing the names of FIVE winners!

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