Writing Stuff

I received a nice review from Night Owl Review for Madison Avenue Vampire. Here’s what Angibabi4 had to say about it.

What a great book, I couldn’t get enough of it. I finished it in one sitting. I loved the characters and the story. Totally awesome… Keep up the good work. The story flowed well. I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

She gave it five stars, which made it a Night Owl Top Pick!

Thanks, Angibabi4! πŸ™‚

Well, I’m in the middle of my three day weekend. Have to keep reminding myself I don’t have to go into work tomorrow.

I finished up final round of edits for Kiss of Honor, which is my erotic fantasy novel for Ellora’s Cave. I should be getting a release date soon.

I submitted a 12,000 word erotic contemporary the last day of August to EC, which I’m waiting to hear about. It’s for a holiday series they’re doing.

For September, have lots planned. For one, I’ve set a goal to submit something every month for the rest of 2010. I also plan to do NaNoWriMo this year. So far, I’ve not had luck with NaNoWriMo. The last time I actually “won” it was 2005. I didn’t participate at all in 2006 and 07, 08 and 09 I started but didn’t finish. But I’m determined this year to do it and finish it.

Especially since my son, (yes, my son who is usually totally dismissive of my “vampire porn” as he calls it–he’s in his twenties, by the way) gave me a great idea for a werewolf story.

I was totally flabbergasted as not only did he give me this pretty awesome idea, but because he’s also usually very critical of paranormal movies and books. As a result of his criticism of the genre, he gave me ideas as to how to make it not just any old werewolf story.

So, hey, I liked the idea and my son’s critiques of the werewolf genre, so I’m going to run with it come November. I need to do some world-building this month and next based on his suggestions, but I’m pretty excited about it. So, hey. What the hey? πŸ™‚

Of course, squeezing all this writing in while working a 40-hour week will prove verrrrrrry interesting. Especially since, once I get permission, I also plan to work some overtime at the J.O.B. We get time and a half and I desperately need a bit more money in order to catch up on some bills that accumulated while I was unemployed for so long. 😦

So, anyway, a busy, busy Fall ahead. But I love Fall. I always get more energized in the Fall. I also plan to start my walking regime. I sit ALL day at work in front of two (count ’em two!) computer monitors and then, when I’m at home, I sit when I’m writing. Not good. Not good at all!

I know I also need to lose weight (more than 20 pounds!) and all this sitting, sitting, sitting doesn’t help the situation. I do try to walk on my breaks at work (actually, it’s almost a necessity because I get so darn tired of sitting) but I’m also hoping to join a new gym that’s opening not too far from where I live. It’s going to be open 24/7 and maybe I can go to it after work (early mornings are for writing).

Ciao for now!

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4 Responses to Writing Stuff

  1. Digital Dame says:

    Yay! The good reviews keep coming! πŸ™‚

    I have to admit, I am on the fence about NaNo this year. On the one hand, it’s a great way to get the discipline I need to focus on writing every day. On the other hand, I have to ask myself if I need to start yet another novel before the others are finished? I’m not sure it’s the best use of my already limited writing
    time.

    My son actually asked to read the vampire novel I’m working on! I haven’t given it to him yet, still revising, but I never thought it would interest him.

    Oh, and I love your goal to submit something every month. Goal-setting helps me focus.

  2. Jenna Reynolds says:

    Thanks, DD! πŸ™‚

    As for NaNo, I always say I’m not going to do it and I always wind up doing it. I do have some projects I want to finish before the year ends, and I intend on completing them, but this werewolf story is like an itch in my brain and I at least want to get a draft done so I can work on it early in 2011.

    That’s where NaNoWriMo comes in handy because of that goal of completing 50,000 words in a month and just the energy of it, especially if there are people around me doing it and I know a couple of people who are planning on doing it this year. So I’m going for it! πŸ™‚

    Good luck with your vampire novel! πŸ™‚

  3. Congrats on the great review! Your hard work ethic is seriously a great inspiration.

    And I love how your son (who evidently scoffs at vamps) gave you an idea for a werewolf story. πŸ™‚

  4. Jenna Reynolds says:

    Thanks, GS! Glad to see you’re back in the blogsphere.

    Yeah, my son also scoffs at werewolves but that makes him a great help when it comes to brainstorming ideas.

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