Melissa Stevens | New York Times Best Selling Author
Tomorrow is the start of Camp NaNo, and yes, I plan on participating. I’ve not yet set my goal, but I’m going to add to the book I worked on in November. I love the flexibility of camp. The ability to work on an already started project, to edit and rewrite instead of write, to go for short stories, and the ability to set your own goal really work for me.
In other news, I’m working on getting ready for Romance Novel Convention and my trip to Vegas in June. I’m also teaching a class on how to publish eBooks at one of our local libraries next month. Have I mentioned that last week Kid 1, who is 16, decided she was going to graduate high school in May? (We knew she would be eligible to graduate but the plan had been to stay in HS and use the dual enrollment to get a discount at the community college. Other things have come up that changed that.) I’m working on getting all the normal stuff you do all of senior year to get ready for graduation, in two months. Oh, have I also started a new part time job this week, and it’s spring break.
Busy? That’s an understatement.
The horse races are mostly over, that means no more weekly trips to Tucson, but Spring Break is upon us. I’ve got a week ahead with 4 kids at home. I’m prepared though, I’ve put together a list of chores I want done. When they get on my nerves too much, I’ll give them something else to do….
Meanwhile, I’ll be working on my next project, the content of which is currently top secret. I’m also working on the final details for Risking Alex.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in my house. I’ve got yet another cold, though I’m on the recovery side of it now. I’ve been making weekly trips to the racetrack in Tucson (3hrs away) for the last 5 weeks for racing (I’m a Paramutual teller, that means I sell the bets) and I have one week left. I am working on the edits for Risking Alex so I can get it out to my ARC readers, and that’s on top of kids, food, house, etc. that has to happen daily. I have more going on but a girl needs to have a few secrets….. What are you all up to?
I know you’ve been waiting for it. So here it is.
I know you’ve been waiting for it…And I’ve been teasing you, leading you on, but here it is… Finally.
Matt’s lost his wife and child and has spent the last two years existing. Moving from one day to the next without much interest in life. He had a hard time. Then he encountered Alex. She’s everything he’s not. Young, happy and full of life. She could also be his mate. Though he loved his wife, he’s never felt the draw of a mate before and he’s not sure he can resist it. But… what can he give her? He’s a widower more than ten years her senior, who’s heart is dried up and gone. Or is it? Should he take a risk on loving Alex or will she break his heart too?
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I’ve already said I’ll be going to RNC, but who wants to know what classes I’ll be teaching, what panels I’ll be in on? Here they are:
Writing Groups, What they are and why you need one.
How to use NaNoWriMo to Kickstart your Writing.
Is Self-Publishing Right for You? A Look at the Pros vs Cons
How to Hit the Bestseller’s Lists as an Indie Author
Panels I’m to participate in:
Publishing vs Self-Publishing
Otherworldly Creatures… More than just Vamps.
There is a lot more going on that week, go to the website and check it out!