The Good and The Bad

Let me start with the bad news first: This may be the last time I will be posting on this blog, or at least in this space.

There are a lot of things going on–novel revisions being one of them (and I’ll get to this later)–but the main thing is that I’ve decided on moving this blog to a new home. As of this writing, I am currently exploring my options for self-hosted websites while figuring out what to do next with my material on Blogger. It’s been something that’s been on the back of my mind for a long time, but given what this blog has become for me I’ve decided that an upgrade would be in order.

I’ll let you know when the new blog finally comes up; in the meantime, let’s hope for the best.

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So, then: NaNoWrimo–am I doing it?

Well, yes and no. In fact, this is my first year being a NaNo Rebel, because I will be revising Nine Years Away all of November. My goal is to clock in about 100 hours in one month, which I’m translating to an average of 500 words per hour. I’m currently combing through my critique-partner comments to figure out what else I could do to improve my story, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up finishing this before November ends. Will I win this? I don’t know. But I’m giving this one a fair shot, and if I play my cards right, I may have an editor-ready draft before the month is over. 🙂

Hope to see you all soon!

Love, Stella

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Stella Torres

is the author of the adult contemporary romances Save the Cake, Crushingly Close, and Nine Years Away, as well as the short story “Be Creative” in the anthology Kids These Days: Stories from Luna East Vol. 1.

In her previous life, she has worked in public relations, taught English as a second language, and even attended graduate school (twice!). She has lived in Indonesia, Honolulu, and Quezon City before moving back to her hometown of Los Banos, a few hours’ drive (with traffic) from the heart of Manila.

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