Saturday, April 18, 2015

Winner of Camp NaNoWriMo!

Although winning doesn't officially begin until tomorrow, I finished my Camp NaNo novel rewrite on April 13, 2015. I've been pretty busy this week and not had a chance to blog about it until now! :) I feel like things are really starting to go well for me, writing wise! :) But I won't say anything else until I actually have something to tell.

I rewrote my NaNo novel from November and it's so much better now! I changed a major plot point while revising and couldn't salvage it without a rewrite. It still needs quite a bit of work, but hopefully I can get it off to my critique partners soon. :) Thackery and Ellie's story is much better than it was!

I'm sharing a little teaser with the you at the end of my novel as a funny to how writer's sometimes work when trying to make the word count:

Good luck to everyone still working on their Camp NaNo novels and the A to Z Blogging Challenge!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Doing It for Love - Cover Reveal

I almost forgot that today is the cover reveal for the incredible Cassie Mae's book, Doing It For Love. Sorry I'm late! I'll let Cassie take it away! :)

I used to have a cover reveal like, every month. Then there was a LONG break. So I'm a bit antsy to share this one :) 

Keeping with tradition with my other cover reveals, here is the GIF version of the book.

Once upon a time, there was this girl named Liz. 

And she was dating this guy named Landon.

And they are totally in love, so this guy gets down on one knee blurts out while in the shower that he wants to marry her. 

She's in love with him, so of course she says yes. 

And they get it on.

But they've been together for years, and the sex is a little... 

And Liz is determined to not turn into an old married couple before they're even married.

So she proposes a deal to Landon---no sex until the big day. Anticipation will bring the spark back!

Landon agrees because he doesn't think she'll make it.

Liz thinks Landon will be the one to cave first. 

And with their hearts set on different honeymoon locales, a bet is made. 

But with all the stress of wedding plans, an unexpected job change, and no way to relieve the tension, Liz and Landon start to wonder if they're ready for a relationship that means more than just the stuff in the bedroom. 

And now here's the cover for it!!!

The actual blurb is below, along with the stuff about me and all those purchase links and yadda :D 

I'm so stoked for this one! (Side-note... it's my most favorite book I've written to date :) )

DOING IT FOR LOVE comes out September 29th! 

Spell for the day:

Wingardium Leviosa! 

Cassie Mae’s charming, sexy new novel, perfect for fans of Emma Chase, puts a steamy twist on modern love as one bride-to-be tries to put the spark back in the bedroom—by any means necessary.

Elizabeth Fanning’s life looks pretty perfect, judging by the diamond ring on her finger. Her fiancĂ©, Landon, is sweet, handsome, and hilarious. The trouble is, before they’ve even tied the knot, their sex life has gone from mind-blowing to “meh”—and Liz isn’t ready to be part of an old married couple. After a cathartic call to her best friend, Liz comes up with a brilliant idea. She and Landon may never be able to re-create the magic of their first time, but how amazing would their wedding night be if everything below the neck was off-limits until then?

Liz thinks it’ll bring them closer together. Landon’s convinced she’ll cave first. So they raise the stakes: Whoever lasts longer gets to pick their honeymoon destination. With her heart set on the Bahamas and Landon fighting for snowbound Utah, Liz simply has to win. But pretty soon, her body is screaming for attention, and Landon’s never seemed so far away. Has Liz’s experiment backfired? Losing their little competition would be frustrating—but the one thing she can’t afford to lose is him.
Learn more about or order a copy of Doing It For Love by Cassie Mae, available September 29, 2015:
Buy at Amazon
Buy at B&N
Buy at iTunes

Or add to your Goodreads here:

Cassie Mae (who dons the name Becca Ann on occasion) is the author of a few hundred... okay, maybe not that many... books. Some of which became popular for their quirky titles, characters, and stories. She likes writing about nerds, geeks, the awkward, the fluffy, the short, the shy, the loud, the fun.
Since publishing her bestselling debut, Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend, she has published and sold books to Random House, Swoon Romance, and Tulip Romance. She has a favorite of all her babies, but no, she won't tell you what it is. (Mainly because it changes depending on the day.)
Along with writing, Cassie likes to binge watch Teen Wolf and The Big Bang Theory. She can quote Harry Potter lines quick as a whip. And she likes kissing her hubby, but only if his facial hair is trimmed. She also likes cheesecake to a very obsessive degree.
You can stalk, talk, or send pictures of Dylan O'Brien to her on her Facebook page:

Congratulations Cassie! It's an amazing cover and I can't wait to read it! :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Goals & IWSG: Rewrite

It's here! Today is the first day of the A-Z Blogging Challenge and the first day of Camp NaNoWriMo. I won't be participating in this year in the A-Z challenge because I'll be working on my Camp NaNo novel. I have a great cabin and I'm ready! I'll be rewriting the novel that I wrote during NaNo last November. I changed a major plot point in it and the whole second half of the book doesn't work anymore. So instead of attempting to tweak the ending over and over, I'm just rewriting it. :)

Since today is the Insecure Writer's Support Group (created by our Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh) meeting too, I will say that
I'm insecure about my rewrite of my novel this month. I'm hoping to get to 60,000 words this month. Whew! I have at least 20k I can save from the old draft, but most will be new words. I'm hoping it goes well!

Mock cover
Title: Nothing Left to Lose
Genre/Category: YA Contemporary
Word Count: 60,000
Pitch: Ellie is a cheerleader, who is terrified of heights, has the perfect quarterback boyfriend, and loves high school. Thackery is a male dancer, who doesn't care what other people think of him. When Thackery joins the squad, things become quite a bit complicated. Tragedy and lies keep them apart until they have to rely on each other or feel completely broken.

Also, today is the day where I update my monthly goals!

Here are my goals from March:
* Write to 10,000 words on new writing project
I actually made it to 11,000 words! It's going on the shelf for this month, but I will pick it up again soon!

* Finish writing Star Trek fanfiction, "Always"

* Buy "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies" on March 24th

Two out of three goals achieved! :) Since I'm trying to make this a short post - I did do some reading last month!

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins
Bring the Rain by Lizzy Charles
Summer Unplugged (Summer Unplugged #1) by Amy Sparling
Prove Me Wrong by Tessa Marie

Goals for April:
* Write to 60,000 words on Camp NaNo novel, "Nothing Left to Lose"

* Read "Ilsa and the Happily Ever After" by Stephanie Perkins

Good luck to everyone doing the A-Z Blogging Challenge and/or Camp NaNoWriMo! Have a fun month! I'll try to visit some of your fun A-Z posts! (Whew! Now I know how Alex feels - that was a lot of information to fit in one blog post!) I'm off to do some writing!