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Goodbye 2019

I stayed up into 2020, working on my current book, not even knowing it was midnight until I heard the fireworks going off outside my window. But here we are, a new decade. And I’m so excited to see what this year, and decade, brings.

But as for 2019, well:

I published three books.

Wrote eight books, 560,422 words, give or take. (Definitely more give lol)

Got much better at making edits.

Designed all the covers for my books in the foreseeable future.

And when I consider the fact that I somehow got all this done with a husband and five kids and everything else going on in my life, I definitely pat myself on the back. Because some months I wrote less words than others and I’d start to feel like I’m wasn’t doing enough, wasn’t working hard enough. I felt bad when I took a day off, when I read books and told myself if I have time for that, then I had time to work on my own. Gonna try and do better with that this year. Letting myself feel okay about taking the time away from writing when I need to. But in other ways, writing is my therapy. Writing is what makes my day, makes me happy and relaxed, so it’s a slippery, weird slope.

Anywho, in 2020 I plan to release 4 books, 3 contemporary romances and a fantasy romance, if all goes according to plan. Still working on book #15, about half way through, and just got done editing book #6 last night.

And bonus for last night, to leave 2019 on a super high note, Be My Light made it onto a reader I absolutely love’s fav reads list. So seeing that really just made my night, and really I’m still flying high off that today.

Hope everyone has a wonderful year and goes for what makes them happy.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari.

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Enemies to lover romance, Fake Marriage Romance, love triangle romance, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Uncategorized, Update, Writing In Progress

Another Book Down

Book #8 is finished!!!!! If anyone had ever told me I’d enjoyed writing a love triangle so much, I would’ve thought they were lying, but… I loved it. Being able to write two guys and show the differences between them, the differences in the way the heroine felt for them and how they treated her. And of course, who she chose in the end.

In other news, All The Pieces of You have been out for a week and doing really well. I’m getting ready to send book #3 (fake marriage romance) over to the editor in the hopes of publishing that one in June. If only I could choose a title for it. I’m stuck between three that I like.

I’m almost done with book #9. I was working on 8 and 9 at the same time, so I think I have about two chapters left for that one. That one is an enemies to lover romance.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Release Day, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Uncategorized, Update

It’s Almost Here

All The Pieces Of You is now available for pre-order. Releasing on March 25, 2019.

And you can add it on Goodreads here:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43684037-all-the-pieces-of-you

Blurb:

Life is about all the pieces coming together…if they fit.
Cassidy knows the ugly side of love all too well, and isn’t interested in allowing it into her own life. So, why does the man at the gym make her question that?
Lucas is too busy raising his young daughter to look for love, but life has already shown him just how quickly things can change. Maybe that’s why the woman doing sit-ups has him doing a doubletake.
When the pieces of two people fit, falling in love should be easy. Except there’s always something in the way of happily ever after.
And just because two people fit, doesn’t always mean they match.

This is a standalone romance.

 

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

The Year’s All Planned Out

Hello in 2019.

First and foremost… Book 2 in up for pre-order, but lucky you (whoever reads this) because you’re the only ones I’m telling for now. I put it up extra early, for reasons I won’t go into, so it’s available for pre-order now and releasing March 25. I’m super, super excited to say the least. I had to look for the cover for so long (and you would not believe how hard it is to find a cover with an interracial couple) and finally found one I liked. The title is All The Pieces Of You and here’s the blurb:

Life is about all the pieces coming together…if they fit.
Cassidy knows the ugly side of love all too well, and isn’t interested in allowing it into her own life. So, why does the man at the gym make her question that?
Lucas is too busy raising his young daughter to look for love, but life has already shown him just how quickly things can change. Maybe that’s why the woman doing sit-ups has him doing a doubletake.
When the pieces of two people fit, falling in love should be easy. Except there’s always something in the way of happily ever after.
And just because two people fit, doesn’t always mean they match.

This is a standalone romance.

I’ll put the link at the bottom if you want to go over to Amazon and have a look (and see the cover before anyone else).

In other news, I’m working on book #7 right now, about 25k words in and loving it. I’ve plotted out a love triangle book and am working on the plot for a hater to lover book after that.

Like the title of this post says, I’ve got the year all planned out, or at least the way I hope it goes. That means me publishing four of my books, each one three months apart and writing three more, but since I’m already ahead with the writing, hopefully I’ll get more done than that.

Pre-order link:

All The Pieces Of You

Write soon. Bye.

Ari

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

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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