My Writer’s Christmas List

shutterstock_236854057Today, I’m over at Girlfriends Book Club where I unveil my Christmas Wants List. You can check it out here.

This weekend, I plan to finish my Christmas shopping (wish me luck!)

Hope you have a good one!

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It’s a Wonderful Writing Life

jimmy stewart

Oh, Jimmy, you have no idea how much I love this picture of you! ;)   

I just finished the final revisions for book 2 of my upcoming Whispering Bay Romance trilogy. I absolutely love these books and I hope you do too! All three books will come out within 3 weeks of each other in Spring of 2015 and I hope to be able to share the covers soon. The books are all contemporary romances, and each features a different heroine and hero, as well as characters from my Bunco Babes novels.

Here’s the line up:

THAT THING YOU DO  April 28, 2015

THEN HE KISSED ME   May 12, 2015

THAT MAN OF MINE   June 2, 2015

The second bojimmy and donna kissingok in the series, THEN HE KISSED ME has a bit of a It’s a Wonderful Life theme going. It’s my favorite holiday movie and it’s my heroine’s favorite movie of all time and her absolute go-to comfort flic whenever she needs a  pick-me-up.  I have to admit, I decorate my Christmas tree while watching it to help get me in the mood. I think everyone has that special holiday movie that they absolutely have to see each Christmas, and this is without a doubt, my favorite. Plus, you know, there’s Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed and that awesome kiss they share while she’s talking to another guy on the phone. Sigh! Go, Jimmy!

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That Moment when your manuscript seems perfect

shutterstock_2572082Call it Nirvana. Call it Heaven. Or whatever else you want. But this picture sums up exactly how I feel right now. I’m about to shoot off the first manuscript in my Whispering Bay romance series to my crit partner and my agent. I’ve been working on this story for a LONG time. Longer than I’ve ever worked on any other story. Partly because while I’ve been writing it, I’ve also been writing and brainstorming parts of the other 2 books that will follow it. All 3 books will be released next year (at least, that’s the plan) and I’m thrilled.

So today I’m going to print the whole thing out (for the umpteenth time) and do one final edit. Hopefully, I won’t find anything that will make me cringe (although I know I probably will) and while I know the manuscript isn’t perfect and that there will be things I’ll need to edit again, right now, at this very moment it seems perfect to me.

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Sorry for the website issues

Ack! I’m having wordpress issues so none of my pages are working right now. My sidebar is okay, so if you’re here to visit, please click away. I promise, nothing will explode on you :)  Hopefully, my issue will be resolved very soon.

In the meantime, I’m going to play a little game in which I’ve been tagged. It’s called the game of 7’s (or something like that). Here’s how the game works: You go to your current work in progress to page 7, line 7 and write down the next 7 lines. No backstory, no nothing. This is from the 1st of my Whispering Bay Romance trilogy that will be released in late spring, 2015 and it’s current title is THAT THING YOU DO.

She waited a few minutes so that her vision adjusted to the darkness. Years ago, she’d been inside this building. Buela had brought her here after Allie had graduated high school, proud of the granddaughter about to go off to college that she’d raised almost single-handedly. Back then the senior center had been alive. Full of noise and energy. Now, the place just looked sad. Empty, with bits of scattered trash strewn on the floor.

Something small and dark scurried past her. Correction. Not exactly empty.

Cockroaches!

 

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What every writer needs to know

what does your character wantToday, it’s my day to blog over at the Girlfriends Book Club. I’m talking about plotting out your novel. Yep, I really am.

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Girlfriends Book Club

chefToday, it’s my turn to post over at Girlfriends Book Club so I decided to do a review of the movie, Chef. If you haven’t seen it yet, then I highly recommend it! Here’s my post.

Warning: Don’t go to the movie hungry!

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