Friday, 28 February 2014

Feel The Fear - Face Up To It by Caroline Fardig

I’m not just feeling the fear—I’m living the fear!  My debut novel, IT’S JUST A LITTLE CRUSH, and the yet-to-be-released follow-up, THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC, are both currently “out for sale” at several publishing houses.  My agent had me get both manuscripts polished and ready, plus a synopsis for Books 3 and 4 in the series, and he sent my poor little babies out into the dog-eat-dog world of publishing.  Talk about fear! 

There wasn’t much more I could do with my fear besides face up to it.  Publishers are either going to like my work or they’re not, and I finally had to come to terms with the fact that without risk, there can’t be success.  Maybe they’ll like me, maybe they won’t, but it’s an instant failure if I refuse to try.

The process of finding a publisher is much like the process of finding an agent.  Queries are sent, and rejections or (hopefully) offers are sent back.  The good thing this time is that I have an agent who knows the business on my side, which does wonders to quell my fear about the whole endeavor. 

I guess controlling my fear really comes down to support.  I have a fantastic support group to lean on—my family, my agent, my friends, and my fellow writers.  Anytime I’m “feeling the fear”, I know I can go to one of them and discuss my feelings, and every one of them will have a different take on the situation and a different idea on how to deal with it.  In my case, when I’m feeling the fear, I get by with a little help from my friends.

IT’S JUST A LITTLE CRUSH by Caroline Fardig is a #1 Bestseller on Barnes & Noble’s Humor and Women Detectives lists! Get your copy today!

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The sleepy town of Liberty hasn’t seen murder in…well…ever. Residents are stunned when the body of a young woman is found strangled, and reporters at the Liberty Chronicle are thrilled, rather disturbingly, over the biggest news story to hit town this century. 

Lizzie Hart has even bigger problems. Lately, she can’t seem to concentrate on her job as copy editor at the Chronicle with the new hunky investigative reporter, Blake Morgan, swaggering around the office. How can a girl work when she’s using all of her energy combating Blake-induced hot flashes and struggling to repress the giggly inner schoolgirl that’s constantly rearing her dorky head? It’s a good thing that Blake barely knows Lizzie exists. 

After an odd string of events, however, Lizzie begins to wonder if Blake is really as fabulous as she has fantasized. When Lizzie and Blake find a co-worker dead, Blake’s personality changes completely—and not in a good way. Even though the police rule the death as an accident, Lizzie immediately suspects foul play and senses a connection to the recent murder. She is determined to bring the killer to justice, but is having some trouble getting her Nancy Drew on thanks to the pesky stalker she’s picked up—Blake Morgan. Wait, didn’t she want him to follow her around and pay attention to her? Not like this. Blake has turned from cool and smooth to cold and downright scary, making Lizzie wonder if he should be next on her suspect list.

About the Author:

CAROLINE FARDIG was born and raised in a small town in Indiana. Her working career has been rather eclectic thus far, with occupations including schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom. Finally realizing that she wants to be a writer when she grows up, Caroline has released her debut novel, IT'S JUST A LITTLE CRUSH, now a #1 Bestseller. She is currently hard at work churning out a second novel in the LIZZIE HART MYSTERIES series. She still lives in that same small town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for having me on your blog, Zanna. Great idea for a series of guest posts!


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