If you heard about Nor'easter Riley (ironically, the same name of my dog who hates the rain), you may have guessed that I planned to be super productive this past weekend. And I was, just not in writing: but in cleaning the home in preparation for our Oscar's viewing party with friends.
Friday was a lazy day (the weather sucked and it had me in a very tired mood), Saturday somehow got filled with lots of errands I hadn't even planned, and the same for Sunday (before all my family friends showed up and I stayed up way too late considering I had jury duty today).
Oh, yeah: Jury Duty. I guess you would say my March came "in like a lion," just not the way I had planned. But I am making progress on the new Chapter 8 and if you're a beta reader for Unmoored, I've posted the Prologue and Chapters 1-5 on BetaBooks. Now, I can focus on that (plus figure out what I'm doing for my 21st birthday).
What do you have planned this month?
As you can tell from the title, I am writing a new chapter in the middle of revising Unmoored because I condensed the first 10 chapters into 7 (don’t ask me how—it just happened—I was trying to expand them, but that obviously didn’t happen). The new chapter is Chapter 8 (which you can see below) and I'm excited to delve a little more into Ivy and Alec's individual college lives before their supernatural problems take center stage.
As you can see from the title of this blog post, I have finally learned how to use InDesign. If you're wondering what finally made me bite the bullet, I'll tell you: the new Word update didn't read the main fonts I was using to format The Belgrave Legacy, Unmoored, and all my other books. So, rather than having to outsource all my book formatting in the future, I finally learned InDesign (with the help of this amazing Skillshare course).
And in order for there to be consistency for the whole series, I also had to reformat The Belgrave Legacy (although I have yet to publish this because my cover artist has gotten so booked—which is amazing for her, but a bit tough for me). I learned it in the past 2 days and am now finally getting back to revising Unmoored. And I'm super proud that I learned how to do it quickly and am now able to continue format all my own books.
What's a skill you've been wanting to learn? Comment below!
Title: Kiss Collector
Author: Wendy Higgins
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 18, 2018
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When seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe gets cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved, then watches her parents' marriage crumble, she decides to forget about relationships and turn the tables on the boys of the world. It’s time to take what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Athletes, musicians, poets, and bad boys—their lips are all on her agenda, and it's time to collect.
Zae proposes a contest with her friends to see who can kiss the most boys during spring break. But what starts as a harmless competition leads to a downward spiral she can’t seem to break free of. As family, academic, friend, and guy drama come to a head, Zae is forced to face the reasons behind her boy angst, and starts to wonder if she was wrong about the male race...or at least some of them.
The cover is finally here! I'm still working on revising Unmoored (my personal life got a little nuts this month but it's settling down). You may remember me saying that I loved it upon first seeing it, and it still makes me grin from ear to ear whenever I look at it.
I hope you're going to love as much as I do. And here it is. Enjoy!
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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