Contest, On Writing, Works in Progress

Nocturne Bites pitch contest

It’s hard to believe that I’ve only been writing for just over a year now. Every day, every publisher, every editor is a lesson for me and I cherish them all. Lately, I’ve been working on how to write better blurbs for my stories (next up, better titles). When Dark Forest Nights became a best-seller at eXcessica, I realized how important the excerpt and blurb are to the success of a story. Some of my other stories aren’t doing as well as they could be and I blame that on myself. The blurbs just aren’t where they need to be. So you might have noticed on my Bookshelf that blurbs have changed…and hopefully for the better.

All that being said, I almost decided not to enter this year’s Nocturne Bites pitch contest. I mean, face it, I was just saying that my blurbs blow. In the end – on a whim, as I am wont do – I wrote a blurb for my WIP, COLD BLOODED. I sent it off and now wait with bated breath for April 10th to roll around and find out if it was one of the top five. Wish me luck. If I end up being one of the five chosen, I’ll get an online pitch session with the editor and try to sell her on my story. Could possibly end up with a contract after that. We’ll see!

If you want a hint, this story is a distant cousin to my Craft of the Wise series. Except in this book, a demon is the heroine. Since I don’t want to jinx things, I’m going to leave you with the mini blurb on my In Progress page and not post what I’ve sent to Harlequin. Not yet, at least. πŸ˜‰

Cold Blooded

Demons don’t fall in love with humans. Ever.

Now that she has, what in hell is she gonna do about it?