about me, books, work in progress

Checking In.

This post is brought to you by Cesc Fabregas, because I have terrible taste in futbol boyfriends and I still haven’t forgiven Spain for getting themselves eliminated in the first round of the World Cup. Okay, so the teeth are the deal-breaker here. But still! The eyes! The hair! Don’t laugh at me!  I promised that I would start blogging…

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fiction, good advice, save the cake, this is how I write, work in progress

That Cake: Lessons in Writing a Contemporary Romance Novella

So: Save the Cake. I’m finally finished with the full Draft 1 for Mina V. Esguerra’s contemporary-romance writing class, though it feels more like Draft 0.5 because it’s still kind of raw around the edges (and could use some copy-editing, besides) – at around 37,000 words, it’s still a monster that could use a little bit of trimming. A part of…

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publishing, retro, work in progress

Let’s Do This Again

A frustrated cake baker, desperate to be taken seriously. Source: anna-mavritta.blogspot.com.au via Sarah on Pinterest A talented videographer, yearning for stability. Source: Uploaded by user via Kyleigh on Pinterest A wedding designed as a beautiful fairy tale… Source: Uploaded by user via Kevin on Pinterest …and destined to descend into epic chaos. Source: Uploaded by user via Lilly on Pinterest…

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NaNoWriMo, novel, screenplay, Script Frenzy, work in progress

WIP Week 2013, Dispatch #3: The Celeste Ballesteros Mysteries (Series)

And now, for the last entry of WIP Week 2013: A spin-off from Cada Veces starring the book’s original “leading lady,” Dra. Celeste Ballesteros. Series Title: The Celeste Ballesteros Mysteries  Elmore Leonard’s Rules of Writing, condensed.. Proposed Installments: Stunt (Script Frenzy 2013); Seven Funerals (NaNoWriMo 2013, assuming that none of my previous WIPs will require me to rebel) Premise: After…

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NaNoWriMo, novel, work in progress

WIP Week 2013, Dispatch #2: Cada Veces (NaNoWriMo Winner, 2012)

Welcome again to the second installment of WIP Week, where we discuss the projects (and would-be projects) that I have on my slate for 2013. Today we shall cover this year’s NaNoWriMo winner: a story that, in my words, had started with good intentions, only to become something else altogether.  ***** Title: Cada Veces  Abstract (as of this writing): Sabrina Mojica…

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about me, squee, this is how I write, words of wisdom, work in progress, writing

The Great Big Anniversary

I know, I  know, you’re probably wondering: The first real post on this blog happened on January 3, and I didn’t post again until the first “official” entry on January 17. Why, then, would the “anniversary” of The Great Big Jump fall on January 7? Simple: Because THIS HAPPENED. Matty D, you’re next. (Flat Jeremy was a Christmas gift from my…

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