Sunday, December 22, 2013

A writerish recap of 2013

I haven't been doing much as far as the weekly writing updates (or, well, ANY updates) but I thought I would give a little recap of what happened for me writing wise in 2013.

Back on January 1st, I said that 2013 was going to be my year. And while I didn't do a lot when it comes to writing, it was still a pretty amazing year. Why? I finished writing and editing my first full-length novel AND published it on October 27th. The journey of that novel, If Only We, has been a long one (longer than expected), but I'm very satisfied with how the story turned out in the end. And there have been so many wonderful people supporting and promoting If Only We, I feel so thankful and appreciate every single person, comment, and review. People are reading my book, and they are getting my book, which is an amazing feeling.

As far as what's next, well, that's another story. I managed to get 9427 words written during my unofficial NaNoWriMo writing spree. My goal was 15,000 words, but that wasn't happening with a new job and other craziness in November. The story I was writing, Not Until Tonight, hasn't been getting much work done on it since November ended. But I am still aiming to finish writing and possibly publish by the end of February. *crosses fingers*

That's pretty much everything! If you're interested in getting a copy of If Only We, you can purchase a copy on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. If Only We is available as an ebook AND as a paperback.

A huge thank you and big hugs to everyone who made 2013 a great writing year for me!

 Jessica Sankiewicz

Sunday, December 1, 2013

My Weekly Writing Update (47)

Because what's a writing blog without a writing update?

~ If Only We Blog Tour Complete ~
Now? Unofficial NaNoWriMo!
Current word count: 9427

Goal: 15,000+ words

Well, well. I didn't reach the goal for November, but I still think I did pretty darn good! And it was a very good thing for me to get myself moving on the novella because I really think I can get it written in December now. I've got most of the plot figured out, all I need to do is write it out now. So, now's the time to kick myself in the booty to get going on it!

Starting tomorrow will be my blog tour with YA Bound Blog Tours. I'm super excited and can't wait to see how it goes. ^_^

 Jessica Sankiewicz