NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNo16

NaNoWriMo 2016 is fast approaching and I’m proud to say that I’m taking part for the second straight year.   Yes, it means I’m committing to writing 50,000 words in a month at a required rate of 1,667 per day, while promoting Perfect Timing AND working with my narrator/ producer Beizo Tierno on the audiobook.

There’s no need to tell me I’m crazy… I already know!

NaNoWriMo 2015

Before I say anything about NaNoWriMo 2016, let’s recap last year’s event.  My freshman NaNo project was in fact Perfect Timing; the 67,500 word romance novel that you can pre-order now.

You can’t possibly have written so many words in 30 days?  You’re right.  A considerable portion of the story was already written, but I included them in my 2015 NaNo total, because I went against advice and let my inner editor lose on the pre-written sections during November, as they fitted into the story.  And by the end of the month I had full the finished draft.

Nanites fit into one of three categories…

Planner – someone who has a detailed outline of their story, perhaps including scenes they’ve already written.  This was me in 2015.

Pantser – someone who starts the month with a literal blank page and aims to write 50,000 in 30 days without any prior planning, therefore flying by the seat of their pants.

Plantser – someone who fits between the two, only doing minimal planning.

So what about NaNoWriMo 2016?

 

My project this year is perhaps unsurprisingly the second book of the Distant Shores series; Perfect Timing being the first.

As of right now, with EIGHT days to go before the event starts, I only have a bullet pointed outline for this one.  I will be working on a more detailed outline this week, and by November 1st I’m hoping I’ll have a few scenes, or at least sections of dialog drafted.

Will I include those words, however many I write, in my NaNo word count? You bet I will, as long as they make it into the draft. I will NOT be editing as I go this year, so it truly will be a rough draft, as first drafts should be.

Although my current planning state might put me into the Plantser category, in truth I consider myself a Planner.  I already know both my characters well having already written about them in Perfect Timing, and I also have a good idea of where I want them to go, because this won’t be Will and Lou’s last book!

What if you don’t finish the draft by November 30?

Let’s face it, while 50,000 words can seem a lot on one hand, it’s a relatively small total in novel writing terms.  Even Perfect Timing’s 67,500 words is on the shorter side.

If Distant Shores II isn’t finished by the end of the month, I’ll continue, NaNo style, into December.  Last year I cleared a couple weeks at the beginning of December as a contingency, and have done the same this year.  Ideally, I’ll finish the draft by the end of the first week of December.

Once it’s finished, I’ll not look at it until at least mid-February, when I’ll have another window in my schedule, and a clear head to work through the first edit.

You can read more about my writing process in this post from March this year.

Are you doing NaNoWriMo 2016?

If so, leave me a comment with your user name and I’ll buddy you.  Mine is Bex80.  Regardless of whether you’re a Nanite, do you have any advice for me?  I’d love to chat!

Apparitions Paperback is Available Now

Today marks the inaugural Indie Author Day.  And is the perfect day to announce that the Apparitions paperback is available now, and that you can win prizes!

Apparitions

The release of the paperback completes the Apparitions “family,” alongside the ebook and recently released audiobook.

What they are saying about Apparitions

Jillian gave it a 5 star rating on Goodreads, and said this…

“Fabulous story and so well written.  If you haven’t read it yet then you need to, you won’t be disappointed.”

Buy Now

Click here to be taken to the Apparitions paperback in your market

 

 

What’s your favorite romantic gesture?

Let me know by leaving a comment.  I’d love to hear from you.

Pre-order Perfect Timing Now & Get Rewarded

Perfect Timing, my first full length novel, is due for release in all formats exclusively across Amazon’s global markets on November 28, 2016.  Please read on to see how you can pre-order the ebook version of Perfect Timing now and get rewarded.  But first here’s a reminder of the book’s synopsis and ebook cover…

Perfect TimingFriendship. Desire. Romance. Lou’s life changes forever the first moment she encounters Will online during a brief break from work. Enlarging his photo on the social network, she is immediately captivated by his dazzling smile and azure blue eyes. Reluctantly refocusing on her work, she is frequently distracted as the image floods her thoughts. Who is that guy?

Later that evening while gazing in wonder at his photo albums, she is startled by an instant message from him. Hours fly by as they chat easily, discovering shared interests and passions.

Passions of a different kind are soon ignited as she feels her now best friend’s embrace across the miles. They have shared so many secrets, but her desire for the man who she openly admits adoring is one she dare not share. Not now. Not ever?

Perfect Timing is an enchanting story of romance in today’s technology driven world. It is the perfect example of how physical distance is no barrier to deep, all encompassing, all consuming love.

Buy Perfect Timing now to enter into Lou and Will’s sensual, erotic, romantic world.

Available Now at Amazon

Click here to be taken directly to the Perfect Timing page for your country.

 

Pre-order Perfect Timing Now & Get Rewarded

 

Once you pre-order Perfect Timing, Tweet me or email me at rebekah.s.fiore@gmail.com with a SCREENSHOT of your Amazon receipt and I’ll send you a link to claim a FREE ebook copy of Apparitions as a thank you.

Apparitions Audiobook is Available Now

I’m honored to announce that following very speedy production by narrator Beizo Tierno, the Apparitions audiobook is available now.  Many, many thanks to Beizo for such great work and prompt service!

Apparitions Audio

Adoration.  Desire.  Passion.  Apparitions explores something everyone is familiar with.  Dreams.  We all have them.

Written from a unique, anonymous, perspective, the narrator takes you on a journey through time and consciousness.  And the multitude of physical and emotional responses experienced when you are attracted to someone.

Do they feel the same way?  What should be done or said in their company?

Affection and love are the greatest gifts one can give another.  No matter how old you are, love makes you young again.  It is all encompassing, involving body, mind and soul.

Apparitions is a very emotionally driven story.  One that will arouse, excite and delight the senses.

Buy Apparitions now to enter into a sensual, romantic, dreamy world.

Apparitions Audiobook is Available Now

Please here to be taken to the relevant store

 

What They Are Saying About Apparitions

Here’s what one reviewer, Jillian, said about the Apparitions ebook on Goodreads, after giving it a 5 star rating…

“Fabulous story and so well written. If you haven’t read it yet then you need to, you won’t be disappointed.”

No Giveaway?  No Problem!

Regular readers will know that I usually run a giveaway when each book launch is announced.  While I’m not yet ready to announce the main giveaway, I am ready to make a further announcement…

Apparitions Will Soon be in Paperback!

I’ll bring you that cover reveal next week.  In the meantime, to celebrate the audiobook launch and build up to the paperback launch, please join me at the Facebook Launch Event.

Please consider subscribing to my blog or following me on Twitter for further updates.  Thank you!

Perfect Timing Covers Reveal

Amid all the excitement involving the Apparitions audiobook production, I am equally excited to announce that my first full length novel, Perfect Timing, will be simultaneously released in Kindle, audiobook and print format at the end of November 2016.  Therefore I am honored to bring you the Perfect Timing covers reveal.  But before I do, here’s a look at the book’s blurb…

Friendship.  Desire.  Romance.  Lou’s life changes forever the first moment she encounters Will online during a brief break from work.  Enlarging his photo on the social network, she is immediately captivated by his dazzling smile and azure blue eyes.  Reluctantly refocusing on her work, she is frequently distracted as the image floods her thoughts.  Who is that guy?

Later that evening while gazing in wonder at his photo albums, she is startled by an instant message from him.  Hours fly by as they chat easily, discovering shared interests and passions.

Passions of a different kind are soon ignited as she feels her now best friend’s embrace across the miles.  They have shared so many secrets, but her desire for the man who she openly admits adoring is one she dare not share.  Not now.  Not ever?

Perfect Timing is an enchanting story of romance in today’s technology driven world.  It is the perfect example of how physical distance is no barrier to deep, all encompassing, all consuming love.

Buy Perfect Timing now to enter into Lou and Will’s sensual, erotic, romantic world.

Perfect Timing Covers Reveal

Perfect Timing
Kindle and paperback
Perfect Timing Audio
Audiobook

Further information, including the first chapter and pre-order information will be announced soon.  In the meantime, please consider subscribing to my blog or following me on Twitter to receive the latest updates on all my titles.  Thank you!

Apparitions Audiobook Cover Reveal

I’m delighted to share with you the Apparitions audiobook cover reveal…

Apparitions Audio

Apparitions Audiobook coming soon

While no exact launch date has yet been set, it is hoped the audiobook version of Apparitions will be available for download on Audible, Amazon and iTunes by the end of September 2016.

As soon as a date is known, I’ll update this post.  In the meantime, please consider subscribing to my blog or following me on Twitter so you don’t miss any updates.  Thank you.

 

Quick Update

Hello!  It’s been a while since I posted, but I can assure you that I’ve been very busy so today’s post is, as it says, a quick update.

If you follow me on social media, particularly Twitter, you might be aware of some of what I’ve been up to.  But if not, I won’t keep you hanging on any longer…

I’m currently doing the final edit for my first full length erotic romance novel!  And I can now reveal the title will be…

Perfect Timing

While the exact release date is yet to be confirmed, it will be released either late fall or early winter this year.  Yep, you’ll have it in plenty of time for Christmas!

In addition to editing Perfect Timing, I’ve also made one visible change here on the website.  Both pages for my previous releases, Serendipity and Apparitions, can now be found under the “My Books” page on the navigation menu at the top of pages.  If you’ve previously bookmarked their links, or have shared them anywhere, they will automatically redirect, so no need to do anything.  And I’ll soon be adding the Perfect Timing page to that tab too.

To keep up with my latest news and updates, if you’ve not already done so, please consider subscribing to the blog, or following me on social media, including Facebook, and my Amazon Author page.

Do you have any advice for me as I complete the edit?  Please leave a comment and let me know.  I look forward to chatting with you.

Thanks!