Monday, January 31, 2011

February 2011 Contest!!!!!!!

I have a contest for February, everyone!

Download a copy of Imperfect and read it! Pick one word to describe the book and why you're choosing that word. For example, I'll choose the word universal. "Imperfect is universal. It is a universal story and touches everyone regardless of race, gender, orientation or politics. This is a great book with a universal theme." Please do not use this in your e-mails. I DO read them, folks. I want REAL answers...from YOU! :)

My e-mail is

You can purchase your copies at:

One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win either $10 amazon card or $10 i-tunes card! :)

Happy reading!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Words for a Waning Moon

Hello, everyone. It is Thursday afternoon here in the Tundra. Hopefully it's a bit warmer where you are! ;)

Let's see...there's so much to say, and yet almost nothing to say. Quite a kunundrum, eh?

First off, if for some reason you've missed my blabs, yours truly is getting hitched. Tying the knot, and all that jazz. The Mrs-to-be proposed on December 7, and we have a tentative date of August 25, 2012. Hope you all can make it! ;) Needless to say, my political side has been revved up even more than normal because of this. I have had to hold myself back from writing COUNTLESS political blogs. Things have been said to my face and behind my back. And I'm not one to keep quiet when such things occur. ;) LOL. But, I have been a good girl and watched my words VERY carefully!

In other news, I have submitted Impeccable to my publisher. Insert high-pitched squeal here. I am so excited. I hope she likes it as much as I do! LOL. More over, I hope all of you like it as much as I do. I've been getting incredible feedback from readers about Imperfect, so I really hope you guys like Impeccable just as much! :)

Yours truly is on the hunt for a decent full-time job until I can become the NY Times best-seller I know I will be and Matt Lauer comes to visit us. :) LOL. Until that day comes, if you're hiring, I'm applying! ;)

Also, the Mrs-to-be and I are finalists for something uber-cool! I'll keep y'all posted on it. Just be sure to keep your eyes open for us as our picture may be found all over! ;)

I think that covers all the bases. There will be more, of course. There always is. For now, I hope you all have a great book like Imperfect to read this weekend! If you've read it or are going to read it & you like it, don't forget to show me some love on Amazon, k? ;)

Happy reading, everyone!!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

My New Year's Resolution

Howdy y'all!

Here we are one week into 2011. How's it been for ya? I sure do hope this new year has treated you well.

In all the busyness of life, I realized yesterday that I hadn't made any steadfast new year's resolutions.

Is that wrong? I have goals, mind you. Just nothing concrete.

In my various writer forums I keep seeing people ask and talk about their writing resolutions. Honestly, that's a bit of a turn off to me.

You see, I don't think we should make (as writers) resolutions about the number of words per day that we'll write or the number of books we hope to churn out in a year. That promotes quantity, not quality.

Yeah, I'm a stickler for quality.

So, that's actualy my new year's resolution as a writer. Focus on writing well. Write things that are poignant, emotional, important, creative and simply well done. As well as I can do, anyway. I don't want to focus on numbers. That's a scary game that can often have you trapped and detract greatly from your work. Whether I have one book published this year or ten, I want them all to be the best stories they can possibly be. I want to continually grow and improve as a writer. I want both my work and myself to be the best that they can possibly be. I think that's a good goal. It creates a better product. Don't you as a reader want the best book out there and not some sloppy, poorly-put-together junk?

Yeah, that's what I thought. ;)

So, fellow book-lovers, this is my official new year's resolution. Out here on the internet for all the world to see. I, L. E. Harvey, hope to improve my writing and will focus on writing quality stories rather than quantity.

Hope you are all kicking some serious arse on your new year's resolutions!

Happy new year and happy reading!