Guest Post and Giveaways

I’m visiting over at Tynga’s Reviews today and wanted to invite you over to Paranormal Summer Fest! Tynga’s featuring a guest post by yours truly PLUS a giveaway of Promise and bookmarks. (There are lots of other giveaways going on there, too, so check it all out while you’re there.)
And, while we’re on the subject of freebies, there’s only one week left in the Goodreads giveaway, with 3 signed ARCs up for grabs. I just ask that if you win, please post a review on Goodreads. *grin*
OK, back to working in Purpose. It’s coming along nicely, by the way. Of course, I’m creating shiny new words (that really aren’t shiny – but they will be once they’re polished), and I love this part. It’s the figuring out how to weave them into the existing story that will be painful.
Have you ever had a book that came up so short on word count that you had to create all kinds of new plot twists and sub-plots? What did you do – add new chapters or weave it into and around the existing structure? How did it work for you?
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3 Responses to Guest Post and Giveaways

  1. I’m dealing the opposite situation. My YA novel has gone past 80 K even though I’ve cut several scenes. My goal for my new wip is 60-65 K. 🙂

  2. Dawn Embers says:

    You have an award on my blog.

    The first draft of my YA mutant novel ended up at 23k. Way too short. I’m doing the rewrite now, trying to double the count at least. It’s going good so far and the big change has been switching from first person to third. That has really helped.

  3. I did have a novel come up way short… I did add another plot element and a new couple characters… 🙂 It worked!

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