Hello readers and friends. I have so much to share. First, and most exciting…I’ve finished a new book! This Young Adult Romance with Mystery has me super energized. I shared a bit about WINGING IT a while back when I wrote about a discovery in my writing process while working on its revision. Writing Process Breakthrough and a Contest Finalist. I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s worth repeating, contests can be an wonderful source for feedback and exposure of your material. The feedback I received from the Music City Romance Writers and Florida Romance Writers first and final round judges really helped me shape my final draft. Beyond that, WINGING IT received two full requests from the final round editors. Between feedback from the contests, comments from an amazing critique partner, an awesome beta reader, and my mom’s teacher’s pen, I polished WINGING IT and sent out the door to the requesting editors. Now the hard part begins in the form of waiting.
Since waiting is not my strong suit, I’ve decided to keep busy and not spend too much time on it. I’ve started a new story about a secondary character from WINGING IT. In addition, those of you who are fans of my already published humorous contemporary romances might be interested to know I’ve been working steadily on a new series set in upstate New York. I don’t want fans of the Brothers of Audubon Springs series to think I’m ignoring your requests for a book for Mia in that series. I promise, nearly half of Mia’s story is written, so hang tight. The publishing industry moves slow, but I do have plans to get that story to you eventually.
To give you a bit of an update regarding my plans for 2015, here is the link to my recent post at The Violet Femmes group blog. It’s all about Making Your Own Luck, something I’m hoping to do in 2015.
In the event you missed other posts over at The Violet Femmes, I executed a Femme Stalking back in November. Pretty much this means I went FAN GIRL on Virginia Kantra, and she was gracious enough to let me. I’ve admired her and her writing for a number of years. I really enjoyed getting to know her better. Here is the link to our interview. Femme Stalking Virginia Kantra. As you can see, I highly recommend her Dare Island series! I also shared my thoughts on The Power of Perseverance after seeing the hard work of one of my old theatre buddies result in a huge milestone achievement.
More to come on the current works in progress in the next few weeks. In the meantime, THANK YOU lovely readers for the continued positive reviews for The Brothers of Audubon Springs series!
See you soon!