Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Website!

I've decided to create a new website. I will slowly transfer some of this blog over there, but for the most part I'll be working from the new site and will keep this around for "archiving" purposes.

Be sure to check me out and bookmark my new page:

More updates to come!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

First Drafts

I'm going strong with this 1-page a day resolution (I'm already 20 pages in). As I work on AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT I realize how patchy my first drafts are. I find myself thinking "I'll make that better later" a lot. I'm a huge fan of write the first draft with your heart and edit with your brain, which I'm pretty sure I've mentioned here before. Sometimes the holes are pretty big and it take a long time to fill them, but it's still fun.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Wow, it's been quite a while since I last blogged. Needless to say, I haven't been writing much either, but one of my resolutions for 2015 is to write at least 1 page a day. It's also my goal to release a new novel this year. It will likely be AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT and not KM6, unless Estela and Moo start talking louder. I feel like I need a good, solid idea for KM6 to really fly and right now it's weak. So, here's to a year of more writing, blogging, exercising, and living 100%. Cheers!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ASB Now for Sale

A STARTER BOYFRIEND is now up for sale on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Nobel. :)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

ASB: Blurb

Here's the blurb for A STARTER BOYFRIEND. 

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The duty of a starter boyfriend is not to fall in love.

Zoe Rayne is happy. She’s making a name for herself at work, has found peace and acceptance of her body, and has become a role model for Paige, a girl she was paired with in the Big Sister, Little Sister program. Although some people think she’d be happier if she were dating, Zoe is determined to stand by her belief that you don’t need a man to complete your life.

Kissing, cuddling, and engaging in other sexual activities must be consensual.
When Colton Philips is presented with the starter boyfriend contract, he doesn’t think much of it. As he sees it, the agreement along with his thriving landscaping business are just the distractions he needs while waiting for his ex-fiancĂ©e to return and marry him. Never mind that it’s been two years since she left him at the altar and ran away to Paris with their dog.

The starter boyfriend will consider kissing Ms. Rayne should he feel so inclined.

For both Zoe and Colton, the contract is just one big, laughable joke. The whimsy of a twelve-year-old and a sister eager to see the people they care for most find love. They can’t deny it when sparks begin to fly, but is Colton in a place to accept new love and how long is Zoe willing to wait?

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Feedback is welcome.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Picking up on "Around the World Tonight"

Now that A STARTER BOYFRIEND is finished (I'm still planning on an early August release), I've been focusing on AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT, which I started several months ago. To refresh myself with this story, I've decided to edit the first 126 pages that I wrote. So far, I'm pleased! Haha. It's always nice to return to something and think "hey, this doesn't suck after all!" So, my goal is to finish the first draft of this novel by the end of the year (if not before) so that I can hopefully haven't something new out next year.

Here's the updated cover for ASB. I'm definitely going with the picture (sorry non fans!). I'm still not 100% in love with
the font, but I think it's getting better. I still need to work on the blurb. I kinda wish I had the old one from my Fiction Press days! Because the cover's not as "romantic," I'll need to spice up the blurb a little.

Now, I know what some of you are wondering... what about KM6? Well, the idea is still there but the drive to write is not. Instead of forcing the story out, I'm going to let it marinate a little longer. Hopefully I'll feel ready to work on it after I complete the draft of this new novel. It's probably good for me to work on new things. Sometimes I wonder if it's a mistake to even extend the Estela and Moo series with more books. I've said to myself from the beginning that I wouldn't do it unless I had a solid story arch. In the beginning I did feel like I had something, but not so much any more. Plus, I do want to finish the supernatural YA trilogy that I have planned (book 1 is finished, but needs massive editing).

Oh yeah... I have been seriously thinking about offering the KM series in paperback format. A lot of work needs to happen before I take this plunge, but I think it will be the next step for Estela and Moo. (It will likely happen much faster than KM6 getting finished.)

The good news in all of this is that at least I'm working again. I'm hoping that means that life is balancing out and I'm on the upswing. Although, I do still need to find my own place to live. One monstrous task at a time.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Draft Cover: ASB

I'm in that fun excited phase where I'm getting close to releasing another book. I managed to complete my Nook edits for A Starter Boyfriend and I'm now plugging them into the computer before I lose them again. I've also been playing around with the cover. I'm pretty sure this is it, but for now it's just a draft (I'm not sure about the font).

Let me know your thoughts! A blurb is coming soon. My goal is to have this one out by August.