Writing around the holidays
With the coming of fall, many people look ahead to the holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the big winter holidays. If you are a writer, or a budding writing, undoubtedly your thoughts are filled with NANOWRIMO this time of year. If you’re a writer who doesn’t wait to subject yourself to that torture, you’re probably thinking of releasing a Christmas tale (or already have), or how to use your writing to fill Christmas lists or what not.
For some writers, you might be struggling with how in the world to fit your writing in around all the family gatherings, the cooking, the celebrating. It shouldn’t be any surprise if you’re a writer, and one who has been doing it for a long time, this might be a concern. In my book, you have two ways to think about the holidays: Either they’ll push you to finish that book and get thinking about it as a new phase for the next year (ie. submitting after the holidays—which I’ve always found is probably best to wait to do; or getting ready to upload to Kindle Publishing/Nook, what-have-you).
(For instance, with my latest two releases, my New Adult Fantasy romance novel, CHANGELING’S CROWN and the short Gothic story “Sing a Mournful Melody”, I see by my files that, yes indeed, they were in editing mode all last November and December)
Either way, you’re probably thinking or at worst, obsessing about your manuscript--if you’re anything like me! Do you take time off, or do you write? Will your Muse walk out on you if you take time out? Will your family roll their eyes if you don’t? This is for you to decide, but for me and my muse, since we have quite a few works in various stages of completion, I know what we’ll be doing over the holidays and I guess you know what I’ll want in my Christmas stocking….coffee! ;) Merry Christmas to you all, and happy new writing!
If you’d like to check out my latest two releases here are their synopses:
Sing a Mournful Melody
Genre: Gothic, Short story; setting: circa 1901
At the turn of the 20th century, tragedy has left Maribelle grief-stricken. After her beloved husband is murdered, his body disappears from his crypt. Worse, ghostly voices call from the widow's Graphophone. Is she losing her mind, or does something wicked this way come?
If you’d like Sing a Mournful Melody for your Christmas Kindles, it’s available at: Amazon
Genre: New Adult Fantasy Romance; setting present day
When Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again. After a long suspension, she's finally been given a chance to redeem herself...but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.
Worse, she definitely doesn't need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.
Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he's been waiting for just the right moment to make his move. Despite the fact all hell's about to break loose on his watch, he can't resist the opportunity to insert himself into her earthly assignment. Can he convince Ianthe of her true calling and thereby win her heart? Or will his subterfuge ultimately cost him her love?
If you’d like to check it out, CHANGELING’S CROWN is available at:
Amazon | B&N | Smashwords | Paperback
I hope you enjoy them. :-) Thanks so much for having me here, Mia and to you, and your readers, happy holidays!
About the AuthorJuli D. Revezzo is a Florida girl with a love of speculative and romantic fiction and legend, and loves writing stories with all kinds of fantastical elements. Aside from her New Adult debut Changeling's Crown, she is the author of the Antique Magic paranormal mystery series and many short stories. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour. To learn more about her current and future releases, visit her at: http://julidrevezzo.com
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