Love Illusion Happenings and Current Read

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Last weekend I had my first interview about Love Illusion, including a little about  me on Fiction Dreams. It was a great experience and I explained what  inspired Love Illusion and some of the places in the book. Check out the interview to learn more.

This week I started writing some guest posts in preparation for the book blog tour for Love Illusion that will start in April. I have a few more to write until I am finished with the prep work. I have already completed all of the interviews. There will be giveaways, interviews, guest posts, and book reviews. I will post the blog tour schedule the closer that the time comes.  I am looking forward to receiving some great feedback during the book blog tour.

 

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I am currently reading Revenge Wears Prada and hope to finish it over the weekend. I just finished reading The Devil Wears Prada  and I am enjoying the continuation of Andy’s journey. I can see the growth of Andy as a character in the sequel. The Plunge seems like a very realistic magazine in today’s society and something that I would like to read.

Happy Reading and Writing,

Chineka

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Love Illusion Happenings and Book 2 Preparations

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I am getting ready for  Love Illusion’s book blog tour to start next month with Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours. On the tour will be reviews, excerpts, interviews, guest posts, and even a giveaway. I just started working on answering the interview questions today and am having a lot of fun answering them. Love Illusion has been received well and it can only get better from here.

To learn more about Love Illusion visit my Pinterest board, which is dedicated to it.

Love Illusion can be bought on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I am planning for it to be available for order in paperback in May. My author cards arrived the other day and I plan to hand these out to those who are interested in learning more about my writings as an author. I designed them myself and I am pleased with the quality of the cards.

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I started the preliminary notes for book 2 over the weekend. I don’t have all of the story just yet, but I am researching what I do know. Italy will be one of the main settings of the story. I am excited about this because I am fascinated with the beauty of Italy and hope to visit there myself one day.

For the preliminary notes and location notes I am using Evernote so they will be accessible on all of my devices at any time. If I am in the grocery store all I have to do is open up Evernote on my phone and start typing away. It will automatically be synced with all of my other devices. This way I have no worries about losing my notes  and it is effortless.

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I hope that you are all having a great week so far. I am enjoying reading the book that resulted in a movie, The Devil Wears Prada. I will post my thoughts on it at a later date. It is definitely an entertaining read.

Happy Reading and Writing,

Chineka

WIP (Completed!) Update #3

Christmas will be here in two days and it is almost 2014. This year has flown by so fast. I remember it just being February. With the end of the year approaching quickly, I bring you a short update number 3 for my work in progress.

I am happy to say that I  have finally completed all of my work in progress, which was my goal for this month. It did not come easy as I had health setback.

It felt great to finally type “The End” after months of writing, editing, and organizing my manuscript.  I actually already have the plot for my next novel. I am anxious to get started on writing it after I publish my debut novel.

It was a good thing that I was actually way ahead of my writing schedule because I have been sick all December with a kidney infection. This month has really been trying for me as I was in severe pain for most of it. The last thing to do before publishing is to get my manuscript proofread. I will be finding a proofreader at the beginning of 2014.

I have not written down my writing goals for 2014 yet, but I will get to that soon enough and post it on here. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I will see you all in 2014.

Happy Reading and Writing,

Chineka

NaNoWriMo- Days 6-11 & WIP Update #2

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The first full week of NaNoWriMo proved a little challenging for me. Not because I didn’t want to write, but because I was sick over the weekend. Luckily I wrote above the recommended word count on some days. Towards the middle of the week I only wrote about 500 words per day.

On Friday I participated in a few word sprints with Friday Night Writes on Twitter. Those are always so fun. It’s amazing to know how many words are written around the world during those.

Along with scheduling time to write I think that I did pretty well. I am enjoying all of the NaNoWriMo support and the writing community on twitter. If you would like to follow me I  can be found here on twitter . I appreciate all of my followers.

As far as my work in progress is concerned with the help of NaNoWriMo my word count has increased. It is my goal to use NaNoWriMo to further my WIP not to write 50,000 words. Right now I am at a little over 43,000 words of a solid plot written.

I feel like the characters in my book are some of my best friends because I have spent so much time with them through writing. I think that those who read the book will love how different the characters are.

I am going to start posting Love Illusion Facts on twitter, which will provide little sneak peaks of what the book is about. My first one was posted today.

I am in the process as of today to organize a book cover reveal on several blogs to start hopefully next month.

How are you doing in NaNoWriMo? Have a great week.

Happy Reading and Writing,

Chineka

Update #1: My WIP

I wanted to give you all an update on my work in progress. I honestly have to say that I am proud of where I am as far as the writing is concerned. I’m more than half way through and I am actually ahead of schedule. I owe this to my calendar which I plan out monthly for writing, editing, and outlining. It helps me stay on track or be even further than I anticipated in this project.

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My writing space is in the corner of my living space. I have made a make shift window seat using an ottoman with huge pillows and a soft blanket. If I am not at Starbucks, I am sitting in this space comfortably for two hours. I like that I can look outside the window to escape for a little bit.

Everytime that I write my aim is to write over 1,000 words. Most of the time I achieve this goal, but on days that I don’t I just pick up where I left off.

The writing program that I use is Scrivener. I love that it is a one stop shop for authors. Almost everything that I need for writing my novel is here is this program.

I like listening to classical jazz when I am outlining or editing. I have to have complete silence in order to write and think about how everything flows.

This week I got my final book cover design and I am so happy with it. I am not ready to share the book cover just yet, since my novel isn’t coming out until February 2014. My book cover designer is Scarlett Rugers of Chick Lit Book Covers. If you are writing in the genres of women’s fiction and chick lit this is the book cover designer for you.

I have checked a few things off of my list as far as my novel is concerned and I can’t wait for it’s release in February. The release date that I chose has a special meaning to me, but that’s another blog post.

I hope that you all are having a great week.

Happy Reading and Writing,

Chineka