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Behind the Scenes: Newbie Nerves

I’m still learning. In life, of course, but specifically in my writing career. I’ve spent a substantial amount of time researching the publishing industry. I read about the experiences of fellow authors and devour any tips an editor may post. I read about writing romance, about being a writer, about the entire publishing process. I Read More

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Ten Things I Will Laugh at When I’m a Best-Selling Author

1.       Assuming I’ll be a best-selling author 2.       Worrying about other authors’ opinions of me 3.       Worrying about whether my editor likes me – she probably does, right? (if not, add to contract) 4.       Social media (by now, I will have someone to guide me, and don’t have to worry about my posts getting no Read More

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Behind the Scenes of My Cover Reveal

If you’ve seen my Facebook or Twitter this week, you’ll know that I got the cover for my debut book, The Tycoon’s Reluctant Cinderella.   I knew that the cover design would be ready around this time, so for the past couple of weeks I’ve been refreshing my inbox every few minutes (sadly, this isn’t an exaggeration) in Read More

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Revisions

Hate is probably too strong a word here. But I don’t think there is a word to describe the anticipation and trepidation you feel when you expect revisions from your editor. You check your emails every day, relieved and disappointed when you don’t see a new mail in your inbox. If there is a new Read More

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A First Chapter Teaser

Today, I discovered a first chapter I’d written before I heard that I was going to be published. Because of that, I wasn’t considering any guidelines as I wrote it, which meant the chapter – and the plot – reflects a freedom that I think writers can sometimes forget. But reading this chapter brought the excitement Read More