October: Newsletter #2
Hello, everyone! First of all, I’d like to thank each of you for subscribing to my newsletter! It means a lot to me, and I hope you enjoy reading it, (if you haven’t signed up yet, HERE is the link).
It brings me great joy to say that I’ve finished writing my third draft of “Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop!” There has been a lot of blood, sweat, and tears with this book, but it’s been worth it. Now, comes the hard part, and that’s the editing. I handed it over to my editors on Tuesday, and am excited to start the next step in getting this book published.
(Maybe) Surprising News!
As authors do, they read while they write. Well, during my third draft of “Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop,” I started reading a few short erotica stories. I’ve read erotic novels before (my favorite one being “Broken” by Megan Hart), but reading short erotica stories is sometimes just what every woman needs; a cheap thrill. Anyway, now that my next release is out of the way (for now), it gives me time to write. Now, here comes something that might surprise you…I’ve started writing book one, of what will be a three book erotica series. Yes, I’m writing erotica! It’s going fairly well, and I’m having a lot of fun with it, too. I’ll be sharing more about this in the upcoming months.
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NaNoWriMo and The Pomodoro Technique
I can’t believe it’s almost that time year again, and National Novel Writing Month is upon us. Unfortunately, I won’t be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, but for those of you that are, I’ve written a blog post that might help. It’s about about how using the Pomodoro Tecnhnique can help you during NaNoWriMo, (click HERE to see that blog post). Those of you who haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, this is where you write a novel in a month (50,000 words). I’m proud to say that I have participated in it two times, and have accomplished writing two novels, “The Right Design,” and “Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop.”
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Recipe of the Month
AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: CAT LAVOIE
What do you like most about being an author? I love creating a little world where I’m the boss and whatever I say goes. (That makes me sound like a control freak, right?) Getting to know my characters—their backstories, their quirks, their hopes and dreams—is definitely one of the best parts of the job for me.
Which is your favorite book you’ve written, and why? That is such a tough question! I hate choosing between my book babies, but I’d have to say that my second novel, ZOEY & THE MOMENT OF ZEN, is my favorite. I was more confident as a writer when I was working on the book. And the scenes that took place at the Zen resort were so much fun to write.
What do you want your readers to take away from your books? Ultimately, I want readers to connect with my characters and their journey. Like most of us, my characters don’t always do or say the right thing. They make mistakes and mess up. But hopefully, by the end of the story, I’m able to bring these characters to a place where they’ve grown and learned from their mistakes. And if I can make someone laugh once or twice while they read my novels—I’m happy!