As most of you know by this point, I am writing a romance novel, and I’m hoping to finish the writing of it today. Because GUEST WHAT!? I finished NaNoWriMo on Monday! w00t! w00t! anyway…I’ve come to a dilemma in this. I usually use one person for beta reading, but well, I’m overtaxing her. My apologies, you know who you are, and so I’m looking for a few new beta’s to give my regular beta a break. I need some peeps who want to read a lesbian romance novel who are okay with a May-December age gap (if you don’t know what that means, it means there’s 31 years between my characters).
If you’re interested in being a beta, please find me on facebook and message me, or send me an email with “beta for MILF” in the subject line (email@example.com). I really need at least 1-2 people who are good and decently quick about it. So please, oh please, help a girl out. Thanks!
I’ll do ROW80 update first.
1. Write 1667 words a day.
2. keep up with all blog posts ROW80, WIPpet, Open When and add in 1 extra post a week
All blog posts have gone up so far this week. I do need to come up with one extra post for this week, but I have a store of topics somewhere on my computer.
3. Edit at least one chapter a week on something.
Did 50 pages on the copy-edit for Mara White last night (plan on doing 50 pgs a day until done)
Did 1 chapter copy-edit for S. K. Hart last night (plan on doing 1 chap a day until done)
Did 1 chapter for PTB last night…will do more when they send me more (thought I’d add this since it was in the other ones)
I’m expecting a new copy edit at the end of this week, so I really need to finish one of the two I already have. *has a lot of work to do in November*
4. crochet one round of border a week
I didn’t do this yet, but thank you so much for yelling at me! Definitely going to try and get it done this week. Maybe now that NaNo is done…=P
Now for WIPpet Wednesday!
It’s hard for me to decide which snippets to give since this really is supposed to be a “super secret” novel, when it’s really not. Everyone knows it’s a lesbian romance by this point, and I’ve given out a few snippets already. I did decide what to name it this week, which I’m exited about. I can stop calling it “the MILFy thing”.
The title, you ask? Why sure, I’ll tell you. The title is…… Memoir in the Making
Which will make sense if you read the book. It’s not a memoir novel at all, thankfully. No one wants to see what goes on in my head. So here we go. WIPpet Wednesday is where writers share snippets of their writings with a whole bunch of other writers and then we go comment on them! w00t! The only hardfast rule is that your post must in some way relate to the date.
So for this week, I give you 15 sentences from ch 12. the 15 comes from (14 + 1) x 1… the 12 comes from the day.
This probably my favorite scene thus far in the whole novel. No joke.
Ainsley grabbed her jacket from the hook and swung it over her shoulders and arms. She buttoned it up and was just about to tie it, but Meredith stuck her hand out and stopped her. Instead of saying something or letting go like she intended, Meredith kept her hand on Ainsley’s. She rubbed her thumb against the back of Ainsley’s hand, reveling in how soft her skin was.
Everything slowed down. Meredith felt her chest rise and fall with each breath and heard Ainsley’s in response. Her heart thrummed along in her chest, and she licked her lips as they were suddenly dry. Meredith finally raised her gaze and looked at Ainsley, a blush on Ainsley’s cheeks.
“I could get fired for this, you know.”
Meredith’s breathing quickened. She wasn’t quite sure what to say anymore. Words had escaped her for the first time in her long life, and she was at a loss. Ainsley reached up, cupping Meredith’s chin and forcing their faces closer.
“I don’t care,” Meredith murmured before their lips pressed together.
And there you have it folks. If you want to join in, feel free. This is open to all. Just type up your blog post, and link it here.
Remember, if you want to beta read this novel, please oh please let me know. Thanks!
31 thoughts on “A romance and a request … #WIPpetWednesday & #ROW80”
Nice steamy scene there. Throwing caution to the wind and giving in to desire…that’s a risky venture. But I’m sure it will work out in the end.
If you still find yourself in need of a beta at the end of the month, let me know. Until then I’m a bit booked up. No pun intended. ;)
It still hasn’t quite worked out for them yet but it’s close. Only two chapters left to write for the novel!
Ill let you know. It’ll take me a bit to do the self-edits so I don’t anticipate having it ready for beta reading until the end of the month anyway
Wow! Congratulations on finishing Nano early!
Thanks so much! It feels really good. =D
What energy! Wow and congratulations! NaNoWriMo gives us a kind of ‘play area’ to challenge ourselves to tell that story. And you’re done? Phew! The snippet has tension and heat, that moment of not knowing if the other person reciprocates. Well done. May the rest of the month bring you equally heady success!
Thanks! Definitely feels good to have accomplished so much this month.
That’s a really interesting dynamic between the two MCs. What I mean is just how well they’re relating to each other in this scene, how the age difference doesn’t matter, they’re just two people who are in love.
And that is what i absolutely love about these two characters in a nutshell
Oh and well done on your hard work writing! I wish I could be as prolific. :)
Hooray for finishing NaNo! Want to lend me some words?
Wait… yours might not fit into mine. Never mind. :)
My other words might! =P
Yipes! What are you trying to do? Give the rest of us inferiority complexes? :-P Congratulations on finishing Nano.
So, I take it one is management and one is not? Is that the idea?
Nope. Not management =P
Hmm… And I’m guessing you’re not going to tell me why she’d get fired, then, are you?
Meredith is an English prof. Ainsley is her student.
Oooooohhh… Yeah. That would do it alright.
Wow. Great word counts. Congrats!
A nice, steamy snippet. I enjoyed it.
Thanks and thanks!
I immediately imagined the prof, but then, I originally come from academia. :)
Congrats on finishing Nano so early! It’s been fun watching this grow in the word sprints. Nice scene here too, full of tension and attraction.
Yeah just depends who people are attached to i guess.
Thanks! Im glad to have made so much progress
I’m still dying of jealousy over your word counts over here. ;) Great job! And that snippet? You feel the will they, won’t they tension of crossing that line. Very awesome!
Haha yeah. Ill be jealous of my own word counts tomorrow too when im done with the book! Thanks so much. I definitely wanted to convey that tension. They are both definitely holding back but this is the breaking point
Congrats on finishing NaNo early!! :D
Great snippet, so much tension and promise! I’d love to beta read for you but I think I might have already taken on too much to make me of any use… :(
Thanks! Loads of promise for these too. I really like them a lot.
Ah, I love the kissy parts. Those are my favorite scenes both to read and write! :)
I really just love this scene
Wow, I’d love to be so prolific my betas need a vacation!! Congrats on finishing nano too!
You finished NaNoWriMo already??? Holy crap woman you’re amazing. I located a great resource for finding beta readers on this post by a lesbian author (some lesbian-specific resources here) https://jaefiction.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/15-ways-to-find-a-beta-reader-or-critique-partner/, This post also has some great resources http://jamigold.com/2014/01/ask-jami-where-to-find-beta-readers/
If you still need a reader afterward give me a buzz at xuwriter at gmail dot com.
The snippet is very sweet, It’s got a gentleness about it that I like. And I got a professorial vibe from it as well. :-)
Not sure about the title as it might misrepresent your story’s contents if it attracts people who think they’ll be reading a memoir?
You and one other personnare all who’s volunteered to bet read. You might be stuck with me =P
Im glad you got tge professorial vibe in thus. Its definitely clear in the oiece as a whole with context and everything.
The title concerns me for that very reason but I also really, really like it. And memoir is a huge part of the novel so it does make sense in that context. I’m still thinking on it, but i would have to come up with domething really good to replace it