Juliana Haygert - Sunday Summary

This week was slow, so I don’t have much to report …

 

READING:

I’ve read How I Sold 30,000 on Amazon’s Kindle by Martin Crosbie, Soul Taken by Katlyn Duncan, and The Opposite of Nothing by Shari Slade.

 

WRITING:

I finished the first set of revisions of Breaking Fences yesterday and sent it to my editor this morning *happy dance*

 

WHATELSE:

I had my monthly write-in with my girls (Cris, Katlyn, Jessica, and Ginger. Unfortunately, Ghenet couldn’t make it) yesterday!

Ginger took a photo of me, Katlyn, an Jessica while working:

Write-in

 

ON MY BLOG:

- My Writing Process Blog Tour

- Cover Love: One Lucky Night

 

Tell me about you? Anything new? Writing or reading a lot? Any inspirational posts out there you want to share?

Cheers,

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One night can change everything…

The crew at Boston’s Brazen Head Pub hasn’t been very lucky in love. Can a mysterious visitor inspire them to look past old hurts and misconceptions and give romance a chance? One Lucky Night is a collection of five sexy interwoven novelettes by Aria Kane, Grace Teague, Ana Blaze, Constance Phillips, and Melinda Dozier.

Lucky Break by Aria Kane

Four years ago, chef Derek Chase walked out of Andrea Rivera’s life after a tragedy neither of them were prepared to deal with. When she’s called to the Brazen Head to repair a dishwasher, old sparks ignite buried feelings.

Lucky Star by Grace Teague

When her life is threatened by a mugger, Charlotte Price realizes she’s in love with her best friend, Tommy Leung. The Brazen Head seems like the perfect neutral place to confess her feelings, but nothing goes according to plan.

A New Tune by Ana Blaze

When it comes to dating, Holly Hall has one unbreakable rule: no musicians. Not even gorgeous ones. Especially not gorgeous ones. Dating them only leads to heartbreak. So why did she let singer-songwriter Cian O’Neill kiss her? And why is she thinking about doing it again?

Lexi’s Chance by Constance Phillips

As a bartender, Sean Whalen meets all kinds of women every night, but none turn his head the way that Lexi has. She’s been playing cat and mouse with him for weeks. Tonight, Sean’s determined to get Lexi to quit teasing and take a real chance on him.

Drink or Dare by Melinda Dozier

A bachelorette party Drink or Dare game pairs paramedic students, Rachel Robertson and Killian Whelan, in a flirting match. Soon, the dares threaten to turn their academic rivalry into something much more.

One Lucky Night will be available in print and at all major ebook retailers on May 7th. For now, you can add it to Goodreads!

 

 

About the Authors

Aria Kane is a recovering mechanical engineer and romance writer. As a military brat, she grew up all over the country, but now lives in sunny Florida with a 60 lb mutt who thinks he’s a chihuahua.

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Grace Teague lives in Pittsburgh with her spouse, children and a cat named Mr. Sushi.

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Ana Blaze lives near Washington DC with her charming husband and three cats who firmly believe they are royalty. Ana is a member of Romance Writers of America.

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Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, two ready-to-leave-the-nest children, and four canine kids. Her perfect fantasy vacation would involve hunting Dracula across Europe with her daughter, who also digs that kind of stuff.

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Melinda Dozier teaches English to middle schoolers by day and writes at night. She lives in Guatemala, Central America with her college sweetheart and three sons.

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Giveaway

The authors are giving away four print copies of One Lucky Night before you can buy it! 

Enter here.

 

Cheers,

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I was invited to be part of this fun game, My Writing Process Blog Tour, by the lovely Elodie. She will be releasing her first book,  One, Two, Three, in June and I can’t wait to read it! You can (should) follow her on twitter and on her blog!

Now, on with the game: 

 

What am I working on?
I’m revising Breaking Fences, and I’m plotting The Everlasting Circle (The Everlast Trilogy, #3) so I can start writing it in a couple of weeks.
I’m also thinking about a *secret project* that I want to tackle soon. I never had a secret project before and this is exciting!

 

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Well, I think everyone’s  work is different, because it’s their voice, their characters the way they created them, their story, their view of it. And my work is no different. A little of my soul and blood goes with each one of my stories …
Also, I write in more than one genre within New Adult, so my readers can find every flavor in my books: sweet romance, angsty romance, some fantasy and paranormal.

 

Why do I write what I do?
I’ve started writing New Adult way back when … it was when I was in my early 20s, actually (around 2004-2007). So, I’m proud to say that I was writing New Adult way before it was a thing! But it wasn’t a conscious thing, you know. I just wrote it because I felt comfortable with it. I was writing about characters who were my age … nothing felt more natural.
And, like I said above, I write in many genres within NA and I usually switch with my mood. However, all my stories have plenty of romance, because come on! Who doesn’t like a bit of romance?

 

How does your writing process work?
It depends on the book. But usually, it begins with a simple idea (a song, a music video, something someone said, a feeling …). I write this idea in one of my many notebooks and let it simmer. Each time this new idea expands, or scenes and characters come to me, I write on the notebook. I don’t try to force it out. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.
Let’s not forget about Pinterest! I create a new board for the new story (usually keep it hidden while it’s in the plotting stage *wink wink*) and add images that remind me of my story. I spend many, many hours pinning! It’s great to get a feeling of setting, characters, mood, etc …
After that, I open scrivener and work on an outline to follow. Even if I don’t know every step, I usually know the middle and the end, and I can fill in the blanks as I go. But, when I end a scene, I plot the next 2 or 3, so I know where I’m going …
When the first draft is done, I revise it using an outline – I make changes on the outline (using colors!) and then follow it for the revision. Hopefully, after that detailed revision, the manuscript is ready to be read by my editor or my beta-readers.
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My plotting notebooks!

 

My turn to pass the torch! The next three writers to tell us about their writing process are:  
E.J., Carrie, and Summer!

 

Carrie Butler daydreamed her way through college—until they thrust a marketing degree into her hands, slapped a summa cum laude seal on the corner, and booted her out into a less-than-stellar job market. Instead of panicking at the prospect of unemployment, she used her Midwestern logic to steer into the skid and point her life in the direction she really wanted to go: writing out those daydreams. Her Mark of Nexus series has appeared on Amazon bestselling, top-rated, and hot new release lists in various genres.

 

Summer Lane is the author of the national bestselling YA/NA Romantic Adventure novels, State of Emergency, State of Chaos, and State of Rebellion, the first three installments in The Collapse Series. She is a freelance writer, publicist and lover of all things feline. Summer began writing when she was 13 years old, due to the fact that the long afternoons after school were somewhat boring, and writing stories seemed to make the time pass a little quicker. Since then she has written many books about jungle cats, secret agents, princesses and spaceships. She is also a non-fiction writer, but her debut novels of The Collapse Series are her favorite books yet.

 

E.J. Wesley resides in South Texas. He holds degrees in psychology and counseling, but prefers to examine the heads of fictional characters over the living ones. He likes his food and his stories spicy, and tries to give a little extra ‘kick’ to paranormal, horror, and the other genres he writes. In true Texas fashion, he is very neighborly, and enjoys chatting about books, movies, music, and family.

 

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Juliana Haygert - Sunday Summary

This week was slow, so I don’t have much to report …

 

READING:

I’ve read Writing the Bestseller: Romantic and Commercial Fiction by Jane Porter,  Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Kiss Me at Midnight by Diane Alberts.

 

WRITING:

I’m revising Breaking Fences and, since revising is my least favorite part of the whole writing/publishing thing, it’s going slooooooow.

And, on the back of my mind, I’ve been plotting The Everlasting Circle (The Everlast Trilogy #3) and also a secret project ;)

 

WHATELSE:

Nothing much. The kid didn’t have school this Friday, so I haven’t done anything writing/revising related since Thursday!

I’ve been very absent on social media this past week and I feel bad about it. But at the same time, I don’t feel like trying to catch up.

Meanwhile, Xpresso Book Tours posted the sign-up for the review-only blog tour of Breaking Fences! If yo’re a blogger and/or a reviewer and would like to participate, you can click here!

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ON MY BLOG:

- Release Day: 8 Weeks by Bethany Lopez

- Release Day: If Only by A.J. Pine

 

Tell me about you? Anything new? Writing or reading a lot? Any inspirational posts out there you want to share?

Cheers,

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