Jeanne, it sounds like you have a wonderful beta reader! I’m so glad that’s going well for you. I don’t write strictly romance, either. My books are urban fantasy with romance. I found that was just how I naturally wrote. Once I stopped trying to force myself to write a certain way and relaxed into my style, the writing went better. 🙂
Kathy, CONGRATS on winning NaNo! Woohoo! 🎉 Awesome!
Mary, thank you so much for voting. Aww, nice to hear you’re making progress on your Christmas story! It’s probably more fun to write it now when you’re in the holiday mood. 🙂
I sent off my story yesterday, beating my deadline by a day. Fingers crossed I finally nailed it. I feel better all around about it. It clocked in at 84,000 words, which is short for me, but I’m trying out a shorter length.
This week I’m finishing up a reader magnet story and starting the next book.