Today I got a great review for Way Out of Line from Ruth Ann Hixson:
I’m almost done designing my book trailer for Way Out of Line, which is scheduled for release in May.
I used Power Point and royalty-free pictures from Creative Commons websites, and a royalty-free Power Point music download from a Creative Commons music site. I really wanted African music, but I couldn’t find anything I liked within my budget.
The romance genre is categorized in a wide array of sub-genres, which help readers choose stories that best suit their personal interests and comfort zone. Romance sub-genres include Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Medieval Romance, Futuristic Romance, and Romantic Suspense. Many of these sub-genres have their own sub-genres: Western Romance, and Regency Romance both fall under the Historical Romance category.
I’m really happy to have completed my next novel, “Kick Assitude”, the sequel to “Redneck P.I.”.
I wrote the first draft as soon as Redneck P.I. had been accepted because I didn’t want to lose my protagonist Twila’s voice, so I figured I should write while it was still fresh in my mind.
After that, I started working on “Way Out of Line”, and did not get to look at the Kick Assitude draft for almost a year. When I did get back to it, I loved the story. I had forgotten a lot of what took place and I was really excited when I read it. It’s a great story–fast-paced, terrifying, and sizzling hot!
When I first submitted Redneck P.I., Jude said it sagged in the middle–which meant it got boring. She helped me to get it right.
There’s definitely no sagging anywhere in this story.
So I set about adding texture and getting the timeline right, and verifying facts that needed to be correct. It took a couple of months, but yesterday I sent it to my editor, Jude at Uncial Press. Yes!!
It was somewhere around 58,000 words in draft form, and it is now just over 71,000 words, which is about my most comfortable length.
Now I wait to hear from Jude She is really backed up and probably won’t get to reading it until he end of April, she told me. The readers have to look at it too, and if they all agree on it, Jude will let me know they have accepted it for publication.
I know it’s a great story, so I am confident they will accept it.
Now I have to get onto getting reviews for Way Out of Line. The more (good) reviews I have, the better.
While waiting for the corrected ARC (Author’s Review Copy) for Way Out of Line from my editor, Jude, I’m working on my next novel, Kick Assitude.
This is the sequel to Redneck P.I.
I wrote the first draft in 2010, after I had completed the review process of Redneck P.I. and it sat in my computer unread until I went back to take a look a couple of weeks ago.
Now that I have done several edits I LOVE it. I can’t believe how wonderfully it has come together, and I can’t wait for Jude’s comments once she’s read it. It’ll be a while before it’s ready for submission, though.