Opportunity Abounds for Romance Writers

I was doing research for work, and found myself going down the romance rabbit hole. Publishers seem to be proliferating. It’s great that there are so many avenues to becoming a published author, but it’s also kind of intimidating. There’s just so much to take in. In any case, I thought I’d share some of the resources I found.

Chapter 1: Take 2

tu_fcrukljq-renata-tupynambaAs I mentioned in my last post (which was way too long ago), I started over. I had a timeline problem. I got a bit over zealous trying to correct that problem and created a few more for myself. So I’ve already decided to scrap this new version, but in the interest of transparency, I figured I’d share it anyway.

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Starting Over


I once read somewhere–most likely in Stephen King’s On Writing–that if you get stuck, the problem is probably at the beginning. And boy did I get stuck…

I was having a timeline problem, and I knew I needed to start over and push everything back. So I did. And for a while, I thought that it was working. Then I realized I’d written myself into an entirely different corner.¬† Continue reading

A NaNoWriMo Update

I am not going to win NaNoWriMo. Sad, I know, but the truth nonetheless. Here’s where I currently stand:

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Not exactly an impressive word count when you consider that I’d already been writing for quite a while before NaNoWriMo began. If I’d actually started from scratch on Novmber 1st, I’d say this was a valiant effort…but, well, you get the picture. Continue reading

Regrouping for NaNoWriMo

Shield-Nano-Blue-Brown-RGB-HiResI’ve been struggling. But I already told you that. As I was¬†twiddling my thumbs over my keyboard this month, I made a decision: I was going to give myself permission to focus on other ideas until November, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

I’ve been taking some time to think about where the story is going. What will be the catalyst to get Caleb and Audra together? Well, I got a little bit of inspiration from the weather. Continue reading