Saturday, November 10, 2012

Writing Full Time

I'm a little late getting my post up today because I actually took a break from writing. In the middle of October I lost my job. That's the bad news and it definitely sucks. But the silver lining for this particular cloud is that while I search for another job, I can write full time. And I've been doing just that.

In the last two weeks I've written 20-25K words. In the past, that never happened. But I'm approaching my writing as not just my part time job, but as my full time career. And the alteration of my mindset has made a HUGE change for me. I'm enthusiastic about writing. My creative juices are flowing. And that writing allowed me to complete a work in progress that's been sitting on my computer for at least two years. As soon as my crit partner gets through it I'm going to whip through it again and submit it to my EC editor. I'm really excited about it. I also feel such a major sense of accomplishment. And it feels good.

Not only did I finish a new story, but in early October, EC contracted a shapeshifter novel. It's the sequel to Alpha vs. Alpha and it's called Leader of the Pack. I don't have a cover for it yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed and I'm on pins and needles about it!

Here's the blurb:

Surgeon Dr. Per Goldwolf needs a mate to make partner in a prestigious practice.  Predator-Match.com—a matchmaking service for shapeshifters—not only finds him a mate, they match him with his True Mate. Yohana’s long legs and fair flesh make him lick his lips and her scent makes him rock hard.

New packleader Yohana Whitewolf’s life goal is to follow in her sire’s pawprints and lead her pack. Leadership demands sacrifices. To calm her people, Yohana needs a mate. But finding an Alpha male who won’t take over is a tall order. Yohana didn’t want the complication of a True Mate, but Per is a sexy, intelligent Alpha male and she wants to shred his clothes every time she touches him. 

Everything should be perfect—except she’s a packleader— and the Whitewolf pack is nervous. 

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I'm so excited about my writing now. I'll be sure to keep you posted about the release date for Leader of the Pack!


Tina Donahue said...

So sorry to hear about your job, Francesca. This economy is just awful. They keep firing people from the place where I work. Right now only two of us are left from the original 30 or so. Very scary.

But at least you have more time to write. Always a good thing.

Fiona McGier said...

Sorry about the job loss. I'm tap-dancing my way through multiple jobs myself, and even though they are minimum wage jobs, it's all I can find these days. It's a great time to be a rich person. For the rest of us...not so great.

Good luck with the shifter novels. Paranormal is still hot, especially when it's well-written...as yours sound like they are!