Thursday, March 10, 2016

New Contract, New Opportunities #HistoricalRomance #WIP

I'm super excited to announce that I've recently signed a new contract with The Wild RosePress to publish my historical romance tentatively titled, The Pirate's Lady.

This is a step in a new direction for me.

My books are primarily paranormal romances, however The Pirate's Lady will be straight historical romance without even a hint of supernatural goings-on!

Shocking, I know!

My readers and friends know that I am a huge paranormal lover, so what's with the change of scenery?

Well, it's exactly that. A change of scenery. A chance to let my writing muscles grow and perhaps to reach a new audience. I'm avidly interested in history. I've done immense amounts of research into many time periods that I've yet to dip my publishing toe into. I have several works-in-progress stories set in various time periods and locales. This just happens to be another one.

And pirates are fun! 

This is also an amazing opportunity for me to work with a new (to me!) editor, one who works in the historical department of TWRP. I hear those ladies are very serious about historical accuracy! I'm eagerly looking forward to learning more!

But, that doesn't mean that my paranormal romance editor won't be busy anymore. I have two more romances in the works with supernatural elements that I hope to send her soon. Despite branching into a new genre, that doesn't mean I'll abandon my first love!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

#BookReview: Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist by Laura Roberts #nonfiction #amwriting #NaNoWriMo

Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist by Laura  Roberts

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Want to write your books faster? Learn the tricks that bestselling authors use to succeed!

In 2011 author Laura Roberts wrote an entire book in just 72 hours, as part of the 3-Day Novel Contest. Upon completing the challenge successfully, she knew she'd found a great new way to write books quickly, and wanted to share her secrets with the world.

In this book you'll learn:
* How to write an entire book, from start to finish, in just three days;
* How to outline your story to achieve success;
* What you'll need to write your book in just 72 hours;

Plus plenty of tricks and tips for writing faster, smarter, and harder.

Use the methods that bestselling authors have used to achieve their success. Learn how to finish your books quickly to get them delivered to readers and build your fan base.

What are you waiting for? Grab a copy to start writing faster today.
ebook, 31 pages
Published November 13th 2014 by Buttontapper Press

My Review:

I've been writing for years and years, but I still enjoy reading the how-to books for writing. In this book, the author claims you can learn to write a novel in 3 days. I believe it. I wrote a novel in a week when I was 15, then again just last year. Three days would be quite a record, and I am definitely up for that challenge!

In this short book, you'll find a list of things you need to accomplish writing a novel in 3 days. The author includes her method as well as some tips and suggestions. For a new writer, this is a very informative book that will aid you in achieving your goal. The method she uses is an excellent way to get that first draft written quickly. I especially liked her ideas for outlining and the caretaker. For a more advanced writer, one who has studied the craft and read many books on the subject, there's really not anything new. However, I did enjoy reading it anyway. Ms. Roberts has an engaging voice and a clear sense of humor which made the book a quick and entertaining read.

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