Attended the RWA’s con in Orlando, Florida this July, where I attended workshops, bonded with old friends and made some new ones, and danced like a lunatic at two different parties (at one point, I think I may have crawled across the dance floor like Madonna at the 1984 MTV Music Video awards. Did I mention there was an open bar?) Among the new friends I made: Farah Heron, Suzanne Brockmann (have been a fan for years but we’ve never actually sat down and talked before) and Summer Heacock, all of whom get quoted in this piece I did for The Mary Sue: https://www.themarysue.com/romance-writers-of-america-convention/
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Still waiting to see the cover, but very excited to be reading through the copyedits on my upcoming novel, which I like to describe as “Feminist Frankenstein Meets Grey’s Anatomy.” Copyedits always make me nervous, since a good copyeditor catches all kinds of holes and errors in story logic, and leaves me thinking ohgodohgod I screwed up, how can I fix this? This time, though, on the very last sentence of the last page I found this note: “Ed., I absolutely loved this engaging, well-written book. The characters are so vivid and well-drawn!” I’m considering it my first review. Thank you, copyeditor, for making my day.
Love to read romance novels? Want to write one? Come join McDaniel’s online class in Reading the Romance Novel and learn how to read like a writer! I’m teaching, it starts Monday, August 22. Here’s a link to learn more: http://www.mcdaniel.edu/graduate/your-plan/academic-programs/romantic-writing