Nano update + My upcoming novel

For those of you who don’t know, I decided to participate in Nanowrimo this year. And I have made some headway but I’m a little bit behind on my word count.

But so long as I’m working at it, that’s what matters. Maybe I’ll get caught back up. Maybe not. But that doesn’t matter so long as I’m writing, right?

I also did a thing today! I finally made my first fiction book available for preorder on amazon!

And just like I promised, here’s the first look at my book cover.

You can reserve your copy here.

Mallory Delour would do anything for her little sister Stephanie. But with a genetic disease eating away at her sister’s body Mallory is left with only two options.
She could go into crippling medical debt to delay the inevitable or become an alien’s bride with the assurance that Stephanie would receive life-altering gene therapy.
For Mallory the choice was easy….
But for Alek’dar it wasn’t.
When the humans approached him, he’d been wary. But, by taking them up on their offer he could kill two birds with one stone—a bride for him and an alliance with the humans.
Happiness hadn’t been factored into their decision but that doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t find it.
Unless someone or something stands in their way.

10-30-19

So, I’ve definitely decided to participate in Nanowrimo this year. For those of you who don’t know, Nanowrimo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Your goal: 50k words in the month of November. It’s not easy, but with determination I’m hoping I can achieve it again this year.

If anyone else reading this is participating, feel free to add me as a buddy.

I’ll try to keep you all updated every few days with my progress. I’m going to be working on the second book in a scifi romance series that I’ve been working on the last few weeks. My hopes are that once my word count for the day is reached, I get back to work on the first book but we’ll see.

As for the first book, it has a over 20k so far and is going well. I can’t wait to finally publish it and for you all to be able to read it. When I get closer to publishing it, I’ll even do a cover reveal for you all so you’ll be some of the first ones to see it before it’s live.

 

Update

“Kara?” At the inquisitive voice of her roommate, Waverly, Kara pocketed her black gloves. She took a moment to hang up her coat and keys, brushing the loose chestnut locks of her hair behind her ear. She uttered a brief curse under her breath at the thought  that it was a good idea to wear a dress today with a cold front coming in.

“Yeah, it’s me,” she called back in response, her voice taking a light teasing tone as she asked, “Were you expecting anyone else?”

“No, no.”  With a snort, Kara followed the sound of her roommate’s voice into the kitchen, spotting the kindergarten teacher immediately at the island.

 

TGIFO

Camp is officially over and I’m glad to say that I hit the mark I was aiming for! It wasn’t easy writing every day because I was quite rusty from slacking off for so long, but I made it. And that’s what matters.

Camp-2017-Winner-Profile-Photo

So my plan for the upcoming months is to work on an old draft I’d finished forever ago and hopefully get it ready for publication by the end of October… maybe early November. The work is called Plunge (though that is subject to change) and it’s a romance novel (of course). I’m currently working out the kinks of the plot and then I’ll be doing some extensive rewriting. I’ll definitely keep you guys updated on the progress of it. Wish me luck!

Camp Nanowrimo: Day 16

So, I got a little off track here the last few days. I was completely unable to do much of anything, but with a change of venue, I was able to get back into the flow of things. In a way, I feel guilty because I hadn’t been meeting my daily goals, but I have to learn to let go and forgive myself. It’s better to just take a few days off for a breather rather than a couple of years like I’ve done before.

Well, we’ve officially passed the midway point of camp. How is everyone else coming along?

WIP Wednesday/Camp Nanowrimo Day 12

Rhea could barely contain the scream of frustration that was building up. The smiley face on the test confirmed her fears. She was pregnant.

She ran her fingers through her hair as she tossed the test, heaving a sigh. She really had no idea what she was going to do with this new knowledge. She already knew she would be bringing the child into this world, there was no question about that. She just couldn’t even fathom the thought of not doing so. First of all, it was deeply ingrained in her being that it was wrong. Rhea considered herself pro-choice, but it wasn’t for her.

Fuck.

The thought of having to break the news to that asshole didn’t sit quite well with her. She already knew how he was going to react. But for now, he was going to be put on the back burner because she really didn’t want to deal with his crap. Not today.

Camp Nanowrimo: Day 10

“Right. I’m so envious of Kat right now,” Rhea griped, laying her head down against the counter, fighting off the last dregs of sleep.

“It’s the pregnancy. It drains you of energy,” Zola informed her, taking a spatula and stacking the finished pastries on a plate.  “And calcium. Make sure you’re taking your vitamins every day now.”

Rhea narrowed her eyes on the dark skinned beauty she considered her best friend, huffing a sigh in defeat, “Please tell me you didn’t buy a pregnancy book?”

She hesitated for a moment, before responding with, “…I only borrowed it from the library.”

“Zola!”

“What?” She feigned innocence, taking a seat across from Rhea, settling the stack of pastries in between them. “I’m going through this too, you know. I’d like to know of all the symptoms and how our little nugget is growing in there.”

Camp Nanowrimo: Day 9

So, I’m little bit at a standstill at the moment. I’ve run into some issues with my fantasy and the plot that have me completely side-eyeing it, so I’m going to put it onto the back burner at the moment and I’ve started working on a collaboration piece with Tesia. She and I are writing a series of novellas together, each writing about two characters.

My two are Zola and Rhea. The more she was writing for hers, the more inspired I became for mine, so I’m going to take a break from The Princess and the Dragon. I might work on it a bit, because the plotting is what’s throwing me off so at this time it’s secondary to my other work.

But I’m not going to give up on it. I’m so tired of not finishing things. I did get about 8500 words done so far for it, so there is that.