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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Woods

Great news! I am getting The Woods back from my beta readers and the feedback has been awesome. Now to do my final edit/polish and it will be good to go (except for the cover)!

If you are interested in beta reading for me on any of my other projects, please shoot me an email! joanna {dot} peterson {at} outlook {dot} com. Put BETA READING in the subject line. Thanks guys!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Sector and Camp NaNo

I just finished my second edit of The Sector. I am so excited about this.

What does this mean?

Well, it needs to be read through again once more. Then another quick edit, cover art, formatting for ebook, and I should be able to publish it.

Guys, I am seriously so excited about this!

And, I just signed up to participate in Camp NaNo. It's like NaNoWriMo only in April (and another one in July). 50,000 words in one month? Brand new project? Yes please! And I already know what I'm going to work on: The Colony. It's the sequel to The Sector. And I'm honestly almost more excited about it than I was about finishing The Sector.

It's going to be a long month of trying not to write it. Luckily I have the sequel to my untitled project to edit, so hopefully I don't go too crazy waiting for April!

Monday, March 4, 2013

"The Sector" and a Project in Need of a Title

I swear I have been writing like a mad fool for the past two months.

I don't know what it is about this year. Maybe it's the push from my husband to actually do something with what I've written that's making me buckle down and get things finished up. Maybe there's just a weird writing bug in the air here. Either way, I'm getting a lot done.

First of all, I've finished my 2009 NaNo draft, The Sector. Finally. It's only taken me 3 1/2 years! I've written the first draft and had it out to my beta readers already. Now I'm reworking some things, fixing it up a little bit, and I'll have it back out to the beta readers hopefully in a few weeks. It's the first in a trilogy, and I cannot wait to write the next two books!

Secondly, I finished my 2010 NaNo draft. About a year and a half ago I started rewriting it. I had the whole thing mapped out. What needed to change, what needed to go away, what needed to be added, etc. And then I put it away and didn't think about it much until recently. I actually pulled it out because I was mid-edit of the 2009 project (which was out to beta readers at the time) and I didn't want to edit something that was possibly going to change. Instead I thought, "Hey, why not work on that one project that was almost finished?" I am so glad that I did! It's out to beta readers right now, and hopefully will be going through its second edit by the end of the month.

I'm still looking for a title for that one. Any suggestions? I'd love to hear them! Here's the plot in a nutshell:

"Jamie Lynn Turner has always led a sheltered life. Ever since the deaths of her older siblings, her parents have been seriously over-protective of her. But when they go out of town for Spring Break and leave Jamie Lynn home along for the first time in her life, everything goes wrong.

Kidnapped in broad daylight with two of her friends, Jamie Lynn is determined to survive. But when one of her captors offers her help, she must decide whether she can trust him or not. And if she does, can she keep her head and her heart from disagreeing on the path she must take?

Joel Wellington is the son of a well-known criminal. He's managed to avoid his father's influence for years, until one day he receives a summons. Drawn into a crazy scheme of his father's twelve years in the making, Joel fights to maintain his morals.

When he meets the girl he helped kidnap, his morals are put to the test. Full of fight and spirit, something about her draws him in. Maybe, just maybe if he can help her escape he can win her heart. But she has a boyfriend waiting at home. Torn between doing what is right and what he wants, Joel must make the hardest decision of his life."

And there you have it. So, any title ideas? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? hahahaha

Seriously though, I'd love to hear your ideas. I'm so stumped on this one. I haven't had any problems naming any of my other projects, but for some reason this one baffles me.

Leave me a comment or drop me an email: if you have any suggestions for me. :)