First Kiss(es)

It only takes a few words to make my day…

It only takes a few words to make my day…

From a First Kiss(es) reader on Scribophile: From a reader on Scribophile: I just read all 9 chapters. I was so dissapointed there weren’t more! I really like your characters, but the mystery of what is going on is killing me! Of course I’ve offered […]

Words of praise make my day

Words of praise make my day

Beta reading is sort of a hard thing to do. You have an unprinted manuscript by an author you might, or might not like, and a story that isn’t published, so who knows if it’s really any good. So you put it off, hoping you’ll […]

There is always something else to do…

There is always something else to do…

After Dark has been sitting, quite unfortunately, waiting for my attention for the last ::cough:: week because I spent quite a bit of time writing the First Kiss(es) synopsis and query letter. Now that one is ‘done’ (meaning in a draft form that is worth […]

Beta readers: You love to…

Beta readers: You love to…

love ’em. 🙂 My son is beta reading First Kiss(es), so yeah … I gotta love him … but this little conversation made the push and shove, beg and plead for him to read this manuscript alllll worth it. Yes, it’s a romance and yes […]

The best three words ever from a beta reader …

The best three words ever from a beta reader …

I completely, totally and absolutely understand that it’s hard to give others feedback. It is. It just is. Especially to writers. Who wants to say ‘your story sucks’ or ‘I loved it’ without being able to give details? And who wants to say that when […]

First Kiss(es) … ‘the end’ … just as planned

First Kiss(es) … ‘the end’ … just as planned

When I started writing First Kiss(es) … I had an idea, a character, a problem and an ending. Oh yes, i had the ending. The question became though … as I wrote the beginning, the middle and ‘the end’ would the real ‘the end’ include […]

50,000 words in first person … tada!

50,000 words in first person … tada!

Actually … 64,000 words so far … and counting … and climbing … to be edited, etc. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to write a YA romance for a while, but not under my more explicit pen name of Aimee Laine. So I came up with […]

Nano ‘Tuesday Teaser’ : First Kiss(es)

Nano ‘Tuesday Teaser’ : First Kiss(es)

Okay … I’ve been asked a couple times and since I just re-read my opening and well … it still grosses me out (yes, yes, weird, I know) … I figured I’d throw it out there to you to decide or wonder or go … […]

The challenge of writing first person

The challenge of writing first person

Most would think being able to tell a story using the word ‘I’ would be easy. I’m here to tell you it’s by far a greater challenge (to me) than writing 3rd person. For the last 4 days I have spent an hour or 2 […]

1st, 2nd or 3rd? Nov 1, 2010 = 1st

1st, 2nd or 3rd? Nov 1, 2010 = 1st

No, that wasn’t hard math. 🙂 That was me, saying, which ‘person’ shall I write in? Well … most (not all, but most) Young Adult (YA) novels are written in the 1st person (that means that the narrator can say ‘I’ or ‘Me’). As Aimee […]

My writing process … what’s yours?

My writing process … what’s yours?

As NaNoWriMo looms, you’ve already seen what my story will be about … but how did I come up with it? How will I write it? Those are questions that come up in every writer’s life and are asked by those wanting to write. Some […]

Novel Synopsis: First Kiss(es)

Novel Synopsis: First Kiss(es)

This is a quick peek into my mind in the planning and preparation for writing First Kiss(es) which will begin on the dot, November 1, 2010 and end November 30, 2010 during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in which I am participating as my other […]