Guest Author: L.A. Remenicky

Please welcome romance author L.A. Remenicky to the blog today! Read further to learn more about her writing experiences, including one very good tip about editing.

Also, her contemporary paranormal romance novel, Saving Cassie, is on sale for .99 Dec 15-18!

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L.A. Remenicky

  1. Lori 2Tell us your name, and a link to where we can find you (blog, Facebook, etc).

L.A. Remenicky

www.facebook.com/laremenicky

www.laremenicky.blogspot.com

https://twitter.com/Remenickywrites

https://plus.google.com/u/0/110501441515440616145/posts/p/pub

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7191202.L_A_Remenicky

https://www.amazon.com/author/laremenicky

  1. How many books have you written? This can include both published and unpublished works. Describe each of them in 1-2 sentences apiece (if published, feel free to include the links as well).

My first book, Saving Cassie (Fairfield Corners), is a contemporary/paranormal romance that takes place in a fictional town in Indiana. It is a different paranormal romance that does not contain any vampires or werewolves.

Saving Cassie is available on Amazon and will be released to other retailers beginning in February 2014.

Amazon US http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FNQTYAS

Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FNQTYAS

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Saving-Cassie-Fairfield-Corners-1/dp/1492865230/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383171355&sr=1-1&keywords=saving+cassie

My seconds book, Invisible, will be released late January 2014. It is a contemporary romance – no paranormal elements this time.

  1. Tell me a little bit about your current WIP.

I am currently working on Book 2 in my Fairfield Corners series, Ragan’s Song. All books in the series will be stand-alone but will all take place in the same town and have paranormal elements. Ragan’s Song tells the story of characters that we were first introduced to in Saving Cassie.

  1. Saving Cassie Ebook CoverWhat does writing preparation look like for you? Do you do full outlines and character profiles, or do you just start with a general idea and write?

Writing prep for me is basically figuring out the basic storyline in my head and then attempting to put the story down on paper. Sometimes I write the story out of order, for example, I was about ½ way through writing Saving Cassie when the ending came to me. I wrote the ending and then figured out how to get there. Writing Invisible was more linear – I wrote the story as it unfolded in order.

  1. Editing is a challenge for many writers. Give us some of your tips for editing efficiently and well.

Editing is so important. For me, editing is easier when I am reading my story in a different form than when I wrote it. I usually write on my computer and then I either print out my work or send the file to my Kindle – reading it in a different format seems to help me see errors. And I can’t stress how important it is to have your writing edited by someone else. Before I released Saving Cassie I found an editor willing to do a free final edit. I am going in a different direction with Invisible and I am paying for a full edit by a professional editor. It can be pricey so finding the right editor for you is important.

  1. Research is another challenge writers face, but is an important part of the writing process. What are some of your research tips?

For research, Google is my friend! You just need to make sure you are looking at reputable information.

  1. if you have been published (self or traditionally), what type of marketing did you find worked the best for you? What was the least helpful?

I am self-published and I am still trying to find that magic combination of marketing that will work for me. Currently I am using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) and I have found some free sites for posting my book. I will be having a four week blog tour for Invisible in February.

  1. What genre do you write in? What are some of the challenges to writing this particular genre well?

Currently all of my story ideas have been romance. Romance is a challenge just because of the sheer numbers of romance authors out there both self-published and traditionally-published. Everyone is trying to find that new niche.

  1. What advice would you give to a writer who is starting out?

The most important thing is to sit down and write. The more you write the better you will get. Join critique groups and try to find a local writer’s group – they are a great resource.

  1. Invisible ebook coverWhat are your writing, editing, marketing, and research goals for 2013?

My 2013 goal was to publish Saving Cassie so I accomplished that one. For 2014 my goal is to just keep writing and publishing – I would love to see my books on the best seller lists, but my ultimate goal is to entertain readers.

  1. Pretend I am from a publishing house and you are looking for me to take on one of your books. Pitch it to me in 1-2 paragraphs.

Everyone has secrets.  Sometimes secrets can get you killed.

After ten years in the big city, Cassie Holt is moving back to her hometown to take over the bookstore left to her by her beloved Gram, vowing to live her life alone.  To her best friend, Sheriff James Marsten, Cassie seems to be the same girl that left Fairfield Corners to go to college but Cassie has secrets and one of those secrets could get her killed.  When one of her secrets becomes a threat to her life, James turns to his new deputy to help him keep Cassie safe.

Deputy Logan Miller has been burned by love and is not looking to get involved with anyone anytime soon.  When he is thrown into close quarters with Cassie, the sparks begin to fly and he begins to see through the walls Cassie has built around her heart.  As the threat gets closer, can Logan protect Cassie and protect his heart?

 

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