Posted in Contemporary Romance, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Uncategorized, Update, Writing In Progress

The Hell That Is Editing

I finished book #6 and am now editing book 2, so I can get it to the editor. Yes, editing to send it to the editor. I don’t want her jumping ship because it’s that bad. But I must say, re-reading book 2, I find myself just as in love with it as when I wrote it. I hope everyone else loves it too. This one is the single dad romance.

Other then that, Be My Light is doing well, even if the lack of reviews frustrates me. It’s weird to see people reading your book (through sales and seeing how many pages are read with Kindle Unlimited), but not seeing reviews or what they thought about it. But I guess on the flip side of that is no reviews also means no bad reviews.

I plan to finish editing book 2 this week and then getting started on book #7, which was inspired by a book cover design I saw. I had it plotted out within hours of seeing the cover. It’s that beautiful.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari Reavis

Posted in Contemporary Romance, ebook sale, Fake Marriage Romance, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Uncategorized, Update, Writing In Progress

Shh

Wanna know a secret?

Be My Light will be on sale for $0.99 on 11/15-11/16 to celebrate the one month anniversary of it’s release. If you’ve been waiting to buy it, that will be your chance to get it at a lower price. I’ll post again on that day as a reminder.

In other news, I finished book #5 today. Yay! I already have a title for it and a blurb, but I’ll probably do quite a bit of revising on the blurb. I just wanted to write a rough draft of it while the story was still fresh in my mind.

Now that I’ll be taking a little break from writing (or at least trying to hehe), I’ll be doing a read through of book #2 (single dad romance) in preparation of it going to the editor to start on the road to publishing it. I finally found a cover for it and just need to work on the blurb for it now.

I have book #6 all plotted out and although I’m inching to start it, I’m trying to give myself a little break. But I also upped my daily writing goal as of 11/1, which in turn upped my monthly writing goal to 35k, so I can’t take too much of a break or I won’t meet it.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Romance, Uncategorized, Update, Writing In Progress

New Ideas

Be My Light has been out for a little over a week. Boy, is self- publishing hard. There’s so much I didn’t know, but will pack away to keep in my mind for my next book. But it’s also been really fun, hearing what people think about my book, getting feedback about it and really just seeing my book on freaking Amazon everyday.

On to other things in the works, I’m over 35k words into my fifth book and have even figured out the title for that one. If only I could think of one for book #3. Grrr. I’m looking for a cover for book #3, some bearded guy to draw people in. I’ve seen a few good ones lately. I’ve plotted out a sixth book, which so far is looking like it’ll be the closest to my first book, in terms of the level of angst.

That’s all for now. Gotta get started on my writing day.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari

Posted in Playlist, Romance, Uncategorized, Update

ONE MORE DAY!

Just one more day until Be My Light releases. I am so excited and nervous. One of the people I sent a signed paperback to read it in one sitting, and by sitting I mean she told me she started reading at 2 pm and emailed me at 4 am saying she’d finished it and absolutely loved it. That was the best email ever to wake up to. I’m hoping everyone else loves it just as much.

The cover for the paperback got so much love that I made it the cover for the ebook as well. The paperback will be available to order tomorrow, October 15th. When my proof copy arrived, I shrieked so loud I’m pretty sure the whole neighborhood heard me. To hold a book I wrote in my hands for the first time is a feeling I will never forget. Amazing.

Here’s the link again and it will be available on Kindle Unlimited.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari Reavis

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Fake Marriage Romance, New Adult Romance, Playlist, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Uncategorized, Update, Writing In Progress

Another Ending and New Beginnings

I’ve finished book 3, a fake fiance romance. I have yet to figure out a title for it, but I’m so happy with the way it turned out. Once again, I had to convince myself that any other book I write doesn’t have to be as long as book 1. When the story is done, it’s done.

I finally found a cover for book 2, the singe dad romance. I was really heartbroken when the covered I was dying for got sold, but the new one is beautiful and I’m fits the title better anyway.

Just a reminder that Be My Light is up for pre-order and going live on Oct. 15th. Here’s the link.

I’ve started book 4 and have about 17k words written for that one so far, but because the words weren’t coming to me as naturally as they have with the other books, I switched it up and started book 5 last night. So far, I have over 1,800 words written for that one. I think I’ll stick with this one and go back to book 4 later. We’ll see.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari Reavis

Posted in Fake Marriage Romance, New Adult Romance, Playlist, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Uncategorized, Update, Writing In Progress

Big Things Are Happening

So much has been going on. Most importantly, I’m well on my way to putting my first book, Be My Light, up for pre-order on Amazon. I can’t even believe it’s happening. The final round of editing has been sent back to my editor and then I have to read over it one more time and that’s it! The blurb was a test of my sanity, but luckily for me, I had an incredible friend (who’s also an author) help me out GREATLY and we ended up with a good one. Just picking what options you want on Amazon and entering all the info to publish is both exciting and daunting.

It will officially release on Oct. 15th. There’s 2 playlists that go with the book that I will be posting a link for in a few days. I hope anyone reading this will check it out and think about buying it.

On to my second book (the single dad romance), I have a title, and am looking at covers. That one will be going to the editor after I publish the first book.

I’m currently working on book three and hit my goal of writing 50k for this month. I have no idea what the title will be yet, but it’s another romance (obviously). A fake fiancee romance. I love it and it’s required so much research.

I’ve plotted out two more books and now I can’t decide which book I want to start after I’m done with book 3.

Of course, when I put Be My Light up for pre-order, I’ll post the link in a new post.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari Reavis

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Fake Marriage Romance, New Adult Romance, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Uncategorized, Update, Writing In Progress

Sorry It’s Been So Long

I apologize for not posting in so long, but I have been putting the time to good use. I’ll go in order of books to tell you what’s been going on.

Book 1 (Be My Light):

It is currently in the hands of a professional editor. Yayyy. Just getting back the first 10 pages (the sample edit to see if I liked her style of editing) was both excited and daunting. Excited because, omg this is the first step towards really seeing my book published and out in the world. Daunting because there were so many edits in just those 10 pages, so much to think about, so much to change, wrong punctuation, and so on. Anyway the edits are due back soon and I can’t wait to get started. Plus my editor is great.

Book 2 (Single dad romance):

As you know, if you read the previous post, I’m done with it and it will be getting edited next. I have a cover for it and a title that I absolutely love. I will be self-editing this soon before I send it off to the professional.

Book 3 (Fake marriage romance):

YES, I’VE STARTED BOOK 3. So far, I have six chapters and am trying to write at least 1,000 words a day on it. Like it says above, it’s a fake marriage romance, woman in need of a fiancee stat. It’s gonna have a little more humor in it than the other 2 books.

Welp, I also just had a baby so writing will be a little slower these days, but I’m hoping by the time I get the edits back, I’ll have a little more time on my hands. We’ll see.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari

Posted in Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Uncategorized, Update

Single Dad Romance In The Bag

As you can obviously see from the headline, my second book is done. At 71k words (before editing), it’s a beauty. I love this love story so much and I hope everyone else who reads it does too. I’m almost done with editing it. I have about 40 pages left to go through.

On the 1st book front, I’m waiting for the professional editing, but I have a cover picked out that I absolutely LOVE. My husband is reading it right now, and that man does not read, so him already being half way through it is a really good sign. He’s all ‘I can really picture what you’re writing.’ yayyy.

I already have the cover for book 2. A friend of mine made it for me before I was even finished writing it.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari