This is my favorite time of the year—the warm, fuzzy afterglow that comes after winning National Novel Writing Month. (You thought I was going to say something about Christmas, huh?)
I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo every year since 2006, and every November has been an adventure since. NaNoWriMo is thirty days and fifty thousand words, with the additional challenge of crossing the finish line with the challenge of writing over the Thanksgiving holiday. This year I was fortunate to have the additional support of the Chicago-North RWA chapter, who word warred with neighboring chapter Windy City RWA.
It’s always a little easier knowing that other authors are struggling beside you, toiling away at their own novels. Writing is usually a solitary thing—it’s you, the keyboard, and if you’re lucky your muse shows up too. But NaNoWriMo lets us toil together, united in our struggle to defeat the dreaded Word Count.
I have four published NaNo novels now. My 2013 novel Sunsinger is my next release, out December 23rd. It’s sort of mindboggling how last year’s NaNo is now a real, full-fledged book. (With an awesome cover, no less. Kanaxa always does fabulous work!)
So this December, while visions of sugarplums dance in the heads of most people, revisions and edits will be in the minds of NaNoWriMo authors. And since Santa is bringing me a new book release this year, I hope that he brings one to all those good NaNoers next year, too.
Her desire unites them. Her secret could destroy them all.
The sole survivor of the Sunsinger massacre, Lord Degalen Fairren spends his days reading tales of the family he never knew. When a rival house threatens to enslave Cyprena, Galen is forced to pull his nose out of his books and enter into an alliance with House Morningstar, and a dangerous mission to save his world.
Lady Andelynn Harrow isn’t House Morningstar’s eldest or prettiest daughter, but she is the deadliest. After her father’s murder, Andee must defend her new house and mate—the shy, reluctant Galen—but every battle risks revealing her terrible secret.
Malcolm gets his first taste of freedom when the Cy’ren recruit him to locate the cure to a deadly virus—and feels the burn of desire for Galen, the lord he can never have, and for Andee, who awakens memories of a long-lost first love.
The danger they face fuels the heat between them, but with Cyprena’s fate hanging in the balance, the race to find the cure could come with devastating costs.
Warning: Contains a blushing, virgin lord, a sexy geek, and an empathic assassin who always brings lube on a mission.