I don’t have to tell you that a great writing buddy or critique partner is an invaluable relationship for every author.
Kate and I have a great writing relationship, but I realize that finding someone who will read your work and apply genre-specific knowledge to their critique is hard to find.
That’s why I came up with the 1 Hour Book Chat!
1-HOUR BOOK CHAT|$50
This is designed for those times when you just need to talk through difficult plot points. In the mini-coaching you will get a 1-hour video chat or phone call that will cover:
• overall readability, including tropes and genre expectations
• In-depth character dissection using archetypes and GMC (goal, motivation, conflict), dialogue, and if requested, cultural sensitivity
• Three-act plot structure to make sure your story begins at the right point in your timeline, doesn’t sag in the middle, or fail to reach a satisfying ending
• Scheduled copyedit for your completed manuscript at a 30% discounted price!
Think of this service as a book chat with your new favorite writing buddy.
My goal in this final quarter of 2018 is to work with as many romance & erotica authors as possible.
For me, that means sharing what I know about the craft of #writing in things like The Basic Character Creation Workbook & #editing as many projects as I can at price points that don’t break the bank!
The new flat copyedit rate for novellas between 15k to 50k words long is $299 and $199 for the full detailed critique.
YES, I offer sample edits.
The easiest way to decide if we will have a good working relationship is to do a sample edit. Send me your first 5 pages and I’ll give you a rate quote for your manuscript.
What do I edit?
Contemporary romance, erotica, erotic romance, romantic suspense, paranormal and paranormal romance and light sci-fi with romantic elements. If you have some filthy fiction that needs a critical eye, I’m your gal.
I will edit any manuscript 15,000 words and up. I do not edit short stories, but I do edit short story anthologies with a total word count that falls within that range. I also offer split payment plans! Drop me a line so that we can talk about making your manuscript ready for publication!
I’ve neglected the blog but for good reason. I’ve been writing my little bum off.
Okay, my bum is not little but I have been writing.
In the midst of all this writing I have discovered something about myself–I am an indecisive writer. I’m wishy-washy. I constantly vacillate between self-pub and traditional once a story is finished and it’s damned exhausting. A perfect example of this is In Her Closet. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve edited that freakin’ book and I’m about to edit/rewrite it again. Having it Both Ways has also been put on hold. I’m waiting for some publishing news that will hopefully effect both books (and many more to come *fingers crossed) and it kind of has me at a stand-still in that regard. The same goes for writing short stories. I know I should write more of them but, they take me so long to finish that I feel the time could be better dedicated to something longer. Needless to say, I find this quality irritating and time consuming and I hope that I grow out of it.
I have been working on another trilogy of books that I plan to submit to Carina–a series of novellas. I just finished book two last week and after a short break I plan to start on book three. I read somewhere that an author shouldn’t submit a series to a publisher if they haven’t written a standalone with them first. I can understand the logic in that. I also don’t give a damn. Rulez smulez. I think this story fits a category that’s currently underrepresented. I plan to have these edited and submitted by the end of June.
Also while I’ve been away writing, a few things have happened in the publishing world. Fifty Shades of Grey has become the next new “thing”. There’s always one isn’t there? That break out book/series that everyone is dying to read. I read Fifty Shades–the first two in the trilogy anyway–and while I have major issues with the book, I like the dialogue that it has stirred up. I also like the fact that it is bringing more interest to erotic writing and in particular, the books I like to read and write. So I’ve decided that Fifty Shades Fever isn’t all bad. I still don’t understand the gushing reviews but, maybe it’s not for me to understand. Hopefully those of us on the edge of the spotlight will eventually get some love.
I have caught up on some reading during my self-imposed, week-long hiatus. Two books were standouts on this front–The Siren by Tiffany Reisz and Let Me In by Callie Croix. I highly recommend The Siren as well as Seven-day loan by Tiffany. Let Me In was a little on the sweet side for me but it had some plot elements that were very interesting. I’ll definitely read more from Callie Croix.