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Monday is the first day of National Novel Written in  a Month, month haha!  Are you participating? As usual, I stick to my guns that real writers don’t bother with this event because we’re mostly already on deadline and adding one more deadline with no guaranteed results is pointless. Most of the authors I’ve talked to already are stressed but on massive deadlines with projects that will keep them working close to the end of the year.

But for those who are participating there could be some redemption or benefit, right?  If you’re going to try this career, you’ll need to develop discipline and NaNo will do that.  If you’re forced to write every day, even just for fun it will give you an idea of what career authors do.  It will potentially teach you to plot fast, write faster and not worry about the fears that hold you back from publication.

My main goal is to finish “Surrender to Love” my story about Livia, the artist who lacks world experiences and at the suggestion of her therapist, moves to Las Vegas and engages in a one night stand.  Only when Bruce shows up at her door, he’s the opposite of his appearance.  Large, looming, powerful, Bruce could have any woman he wants.  But due to a troubled past and the things he wanted in a mate, Bruce had difficulty in moving on until his previous mentor taught him a different way to live.  Can  he convince Livia that submission to her could be the key to experiencing an entirely different life if she’d simply surrender to love?

Aimed at Decadent Publishing’s 1NS line.

Newest Release by Sascha Illyvich, erotic romance author at Decadent Publishing

Until then, enjoy the cover for

my upcoming release “The Playground!

8 Responses

  1. Great cover! I don’t do the challenge either, but I see the benefit for creating a disciplined writing schedule. I’ve never really had that problem, though. I enjoy the time creating and have more trouble pulling myself away from it to do anything else.

    1. That’s not a bad thing *g* Basically That’s what we should be focusing on, as we ARE the product! Thanks for the cover comment. I’m pretty pleased. First new release of 2012! I can’t wait to see what they do with the second cover when I send in this other submission.

  2. I *use* NaNo to get a jump-start on whatever project I’m working on. While I don’t “win” with a completed 50,000 novel, I get the support and focus on the WIP. This month, I’m working on a Christmas novella that’s due Dec. 1.

    Good luck with your tale!

  3. Louisa, I had that thought when I was writing this post too but I’m still such a business oriented author that I plan a lot more of the novel before I even write word one. Good on you though 🙂 I’m looking forward to a novel or story from you soon!

  4. I am doing NaNo for the first time this year, but it is just a jump start to what I am already working on – NaNo “forces” me to make that word count every day. Plus you get the support!

    Good luck to everyone who is participating.


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