Writing Advice #21: The Path to Publication (Part 3)

OK, we’re back!

If our discussion on luck last week taught you anything, it should have taught you this: There are aspects to your writing career that are completely and totally out of your control.

Don’t feel bad about this. This just means FEWER things for you to stress over.

Here are some things new writers stress over: [Read more…]

Writing Advice #20: The Path to Publication (Part 2)

I want to tell you two stories this week. [Read more…]

Buy Goth Girl Rising, Get a Minimate!

UPDATE (9/24): The book is shipping now from online sellers, which means it’s either already in stores or will be showing up soon. The rules below still apply: Buy the book from your preferred source, send the proof of purchase, and you’re entered.

Want a Goth Girl minimate? Well, if you do (and who wouldn’t — she’s so cute…in a totally kick-ass way, of course), then odds are you also want to read Goth Girl Rising. So I’m here to show you how you can kill two birds with one stone.

This idea was inspired by bestselling author Joe Finder, who was kind enough to grant me permission to steal his idea and make some modifications to it. It’s pretty simple…

  1. Between now and midnight on October 19 (the official publication date for Goth Girl Rising), preorder a copy of Goth Girl Rising. You can do this from Amazon.comBN.com, or your local independent bookseller.
  2. If you actually see Goth Girl Rising on sale in a store, go ahead and buy it. (You know you want to…) Similarly, if you go to pre-order the book online and it’s ready to ship, that’s cool, too.
  3. E-mail a PDF or a JPG file of the preorder form or the receipt from step 1 or 2 to this special e-mail address: minimate@barrylyga.com. Be sure to include your full mailing address! This e-mail address is ONLY for this promotion! No one will be answering questions sent there, so if you have questions, ask them in the comments below or use the contact form.
  4. The first 100 people who e-mail their receipt/preorder form will get a Goth Girl minimate!
  5. From everyone else who sends in their information, we will randomly pick another 100 people to get a Goth Girl minimate!

If you don’t know how to to make a PDF or a JPG from something on your screen…

If you buy the book at a brick-and-mortar store and you don’t own a scanner, you can have your receipt scanned at places like Kinko’s and similar office supply/services stores.

You CANNOT just forward or e-mail a text confirmation or e-mail confirmation from an online store! It needs to be a file showing the web site’s confirmation screen or a scan of a paper receipt from a store!

Sorry, but this offer is for U.S. readers only.

Whew! There you go! Have fun! 🙂

Tweeting Goth Girl!

In preparation for the launch of Goth Girl Rising, I am excerpting the book each day on Twitter! Every day between now and the book’s launch, I’ll be posting a brief excerpt on Twitter. If you’d like to follow me on Twitter, do so at http://twitter.com/barrylyga .

If you don’t want to bother with Twitter, I’ll be automagically reposting the tweets on this page, so bookmark it and come back each day! Or use the subscribe link below to have the tweets delivered to your RSS feed! (Isn’t it great to live in the future?)

  • It’s a pudgy little baby-thing. Why do people think babies are cute?
  • What would Fanboy do if he saw me like this?
  • I went into the kitchen and got the big knife.
  • Late night shopping runs are a BONANZA for car thieves.
  • I want him to kiss me. I realize it, and it’s so hard and fast that it hurts.
  • I think maybe that’s the secret that suicides know.
  • I think I’d rather have my revenge than be healthy.
  • I wish I’d known that YEARS ago! I would have been calling teachers sluts back in middle school!
  • I toss her CDs in the trash. Trust me, I’m doing her a favor.
  • “Don’t worry – the Spermling can’t find his dick under all the rolls of fat. Your virtue is intact.”
  • And his hands become fists and I’m pretty sure he’s gonna hit me, but I don’t care.
  • “You have to tell me something.”
    “The third thing. Your third thing.”
  • I’m so pissed I can’t even think straight!
  • I’m trying to imagine how someone could kill herself with a Schick Silk Effects.
  • “I thought…we don’t want people to know…right?”
  • “Don’t sling the bullshit my way, Fanboy. I look like a freak.”
  • Go ahead, lung cancer. Kill me. I dare you.
  • And Morpheus is in trouble because the Kindly Ones are coming to kill him.
  • “OK, well, in that case, you should totally have sex with Cal.”
  • “Chill out, Fanboy. You act like you’re gonna get some.”
  • the room the room the room is rosevomit because
  • “I need you to fire up your bitchiest bitch parts.”
  • “This has got to be a record, Miss Sellers,” the Spermling wheezes. “Even for you.”
  • What would it be like? To kiss him? To be with him? To have him as my boyfriend?
  • “Not that! Your head! Your goddamn head!” He’s shaking.
  • It’s strange to sit and talk to a boy who’s seen your boobs.

Goth Girl Rising is Real!

An early copy of Goth Girl Rising came to my via UPS. And my God, people — this cover is so freakin’ gorgeous in person I just had to take a picture of it for you. Along with a Kyra minimate standing in front of it like George C. Scott, of course!

Check it out! And click for a larger image.


Kyra with GGR cover