Every year, so many people out there make it a resolution to write a novel. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? You just have to have a plot line, a few characters, set backs, and ta da! You’re finished. Not quite. At least not for a romance author and definitely not me. First off, it takes me about nine months to draft a full length novel and that’s writing every day with nothing else to do for the two hours my kid is taking his nap. But today, I’m going into where the real writing happens: edits and revisions.
Earlier in the year, I wrote a blog post for the Entangled Publishing blog titled “Behind the Book with Nichole Severn.” It covered the basics of Her Fallen Protector’s journey from draft to release, but there was so much I hadn’t put into that timeline.
Well, today you get a behind the scenes look at what really goes into writing the romance novel and why it took so long for my editor and I to get this book ready for release. [Read more…]