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December 3rd, 2014

A Week of Mondays – Week 12 (LAST WEEK!) #BehindTheBook

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This is it! The FINAL week of the first draft of A WEEK OF MONDAYS! I finished the draft this week and it was sent to my editor for her comments! I just want to say, this was SUCH a fun project–blogging my progress of writing a book. And if you’ve been following the posts, … Continue reading

November 22nd, 2014

A Week of Mondays – Week 11 #BehindTheBook

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YAY! I’m back to drafting! If you remember from a previous post, I’d stopped drafting and went back to start revising from the beginning. I feared that I was starting to lose the trail of the story and I needed to start fixing up the first 3/4 of the book before finishing the last 1/4. … Continue reading

November 12th, 2014

A Week of Mondays – Week 10 #BehindTheBook

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I hope everyone’s having a great NaNoWriMo! I’m busying revising away and trying to fill in the countless blanks in my manuscript. Sheehs, Past Jessica! You really left me some big work! Here’s a recap of what I did this week! WEEKLY SUMMARY: Date: 11/5/14 – 11/12/14 Word Count at the end of Last Week: … Continue reading

November 4th, 2014

A Week of Mondays – Week 9 #BehindTheBook

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This week is going to look a little different as I actually stopped drafting and went back to the beginning to start to revise. So the word count is not building, it’s actually getting smaller as I start to cut things and rearrange. So instead of giving you a day-by-day play-by-play, I’m going to sum … Continue reading

October 28th, 2014

A Week of Mondays – Week 6, 7, and 8 #BehindtheBook

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Okay, so this is technically week 8, but week 6 and 7 I got absolutely NO writing done because I was on tour. So I’ve combined all three weeks into this one! But really, there’s nothing to report for weeks 6 and 7! As always, below is my weekly summary (with chart!) and my daily … Continue reading

October 8th, 2014

Introducing…UNLEASHED! An Unremembered Novella!

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I’ve been keeping this secret under wraps for so long, I thought I might burst! I’m so excited to FINALLY announce that yes, there WILL be a second Unremembered novella! And yes, it WILL be from Kaelen’s point of view! HUZZAH! Introducing… UNLEASHED (Unremembered #2.5) This was my first ever experiencing writing from Kaelen’s perspective … Continue reading

October 7th, 2014

A Week of Mondays – Week 5 #BehindtheBook

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Wow! Week 5 was a surprisingly good week! As always, below is my weekly summary (with chart!) and my daily breakdowns in case you’re interested in the more day-to-day process of writing. Click on chart to see it bigger. WEEKLY SUMMARY: Date: 10/1/14 – 10/7/14 Weekly Words Written: 14,356 Total Words to Date: 57,993 Number … Continue reading

October 6th, 2014

The Complete Guide to Getting Published!

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Look everyone! I’ve released my very first ever non-fiction book! Introducing… THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO GETTING PUBLISHED! An author-to-author guide to selling your novel to a major publisher.   Here’s the thing. I love helping other authors. It’s why I teach writing workshops. But the question I get asked the most by authors is this: … Continue reading

October 2nd, 2014

YA Scavenger Hunt: Fall 2014 Edition

YA Scavenger Hunt

 UPDATE 10/6/14 – THIS HUNT IS OVER Welcome to the Fall 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book … Continue reading

October 1st, 2014

A Week of Mondays – Week 4 #BehindtheBook

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Week 4 and more than halfway through the rough (emphasis on ROUGH) draft! As always, below is my weekly summary (with chart!) and my daily breakdowns in case you’re interested in the more day-to-day process of writing. And notice the MASSIVE drop in mood this week! YIKES! Click on chart to see it bigger. WEEKLY … Continue reading