If you read my last personal blog post, you'll know that I had some big news. I released it to my newsletter yesterday, and now I'm sharing it with everyone:
Title: The Belgrave Legacy
Author: Zara Hoffman
Genre: Upper YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: ZH Press
Publication Date: October 31, 2016
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A Reluctant Heroine. A Snarky Angel. A Big Mess.
Fawn doesn't believe in magic. But it is very real, and has made her a vulnerable target.
Caleb is sick of Hell. When the Devil offers him a way out, he immediately says yes.
Can this young witch trust the dark angel assigned to romance and seduce her? Or will his betrayal tear them apart forever?
The Belgrave Legacy is an upper-young adult paranormal romance. Filled with magic, witches, angels, and demons, this story will keep you turning the pages until the very end. Buy the book now, and discover a world hiding in our own.
Happy Valentine's Day! Congratulations to all you happy couples out there.
To all the singletons like me: I'll be honest, today is just another school day for me. Nothing too exciting. But it almost was something more. And before you assume I'm talking about my personal love life—I assure you, it's still non-existent.
Today was the day The Matchmakers was supposed to be released into the world in all its edited glory. Unfortunately, school, work, and some good old procrastination (if I'm being 100% honest) have prevented me from finishing this book on my projected schedule.
I seem to have run into a creative writing rut, and although it's highly recommended against, I have decided to go back to the start and edit what's there to reignite my fire about this project, start fixing some major issues I already know will be changed, and will then plow ahead to the end, editing, and eventually publication.
Thank you for understanding. In the meantime, you can start reading The Matchmakers on Wattpad, and add it on Goodreads.
Brought to you by Cait from Paper Fury and Sky of Further Up and Further In. You may remember my Beautiful Books 2016 post (and the update) from October 2016, and I found that I really like this link-up (I might be biased since they're both my friends online), so I'm bringing it into the new year with me.
This time, the topic is 2017 Writing Goals. We're already into the 2nd week of 2017, and I have done no writing for The Matchmakers whatsoever (*shields face from being pelted with rotten tomatoes and eggs). I know, I know—I'm a bad author. I've been busy finishing work for an internship, sleeping as much as I can, and preparing to start over at a new school (no biggie) in the middle of the school year (what was I thinking?!). In addition to being late on resuming writing on that, I'm also late on joining this link up, but my philosophy is "better late than never"!
Anyway, read the questions and answers below & feel free to comment some of your own answers, or make your own blog post & join the link up.
Anyone who knows me can tell you that I'm always busy. In middle school, I spent most of my free time coming up with ideas for Our Hope Is Here. It wasn't until right before high school that I really started writing (The Belgrave Daughter—now The Belgrave Legacy). In high school, I had a lot less free time, but I somehow squeezed in writing all 3 novels in The Belgrave Legacy trilogy (before it became 1 book) and starting The Matchmakers.
Now that I'm in college, I've barely written a new word since last January (when I revised and edited The Belgrave Legacy for the last time before putting it on preorder). I sadly haven't touched The Matchmakers in way too long, despite my best intentions to finish it two summers ago... then last summer... and then this November for NaNoWriMo. The truth is I definitely haven't prioritized it like I should, but I've been giving myself the mental breaks I didn't give myself last year (which led to a not-so-minor breakdown).
You may be wondering at this point: What's with the Hamilton-reference title if you're saying you haven't written a novel in a while?
My answer: just because I haven't been writing my books, doesn't mean I haven't been writing.
I'm a self-published author (because being a college student wasn't hard enough!) and spend most of my time doing homework. I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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