I'm really excited to welcome my good friend, fellow MVRWA member and Rick Springfield lover Constance Phillips to my blog today! Constance's debut paranormal romance Fairyproof was released through Crescent Moon Press this past Tuesday, September 4th, and I couldn't be more thrilled for her!
The Best Friend a Writer Can Have…Accountability Partner
Since Jayne is a member of my prison crew (a writing accountability group that was developed within our Romance Writers of America [RWA] chapter) I thought I would talk about the importance of writing buddies. For those of us who are lucky enough to have one (or more) the value is immeasurable.
Being accountable to another soul for your daily word or page count can help you keep on track. If you are in close enough proximity to actually meet in a central location to write, a wagging finger of a close friend is a wonder-tool for keeping a nose to the grindstone. Lest you think it’s all about being a warden to each other, no one understands the trials, tribulations, and heartache of an uncooperative character or a troublesome plot point like another writer.
In a little over a week, members of our chapter (Some part of the prison crew, some not) will go on our annual treat. For several years now we have taken the last weekend in September to come together, support each other, and help each other plot books for the next writing year. (I believe one year almost forty books were plotted). Don’t think we’re all work and no play. Even though it’s a working weekend, we eat a lot wonderful food, drink a little, and laugh until our sides hurt.
As I said, for those who already have one, you know the value of a writing buddy. If you’re just getting started in writing, I would suggest you look to your local writing groups. They are not only a wealth of knowledge but a rock of support.
Do you have an accountability partner? Or a support group that helps keep you on track with your writing or another task How have they helped you?
When Monique finds out her brother, Kieran, is planning her future with the one fairy she wants nothing to do with, she seeks refuge in the human world. Now Kieran fears she will be the next victim in a string of murdered fairies and is determined to bring her home.
Hiding should be a breeze. She can control any human with a flirtatious smile and an attraction spell. Until she meets Daniel Elliot, the only human who's immune to both.
A year ago, Daniel's fiancée disappeared with the engagement ring, an Elliot family heirloom. He's ready to move forward with his life, but his mother's obsession with retrieving the ring makes that impossible. Then Monique walks into his office to apply for a job.
Daniel and Monique can't deny their attraction, but will the reason he's Fairyproof be too much to overcome?
Available now at:
Amazon: (paperback) http://www.amazon.com/Fairyproof-Constance-Phillips/dp/1937254755/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346156606&sr=8-1&keywords=fairyproof
Barnes and Noble: (paperback) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fairyproof-constance-phillips/1112616674?ean=9781937254759
Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, two ready-to-leave-the-nest children, and four canine kids. Her perfect fantasy vacation would involve hunting Dracula across Europe with her daughter, who also digs that kind of stuff. When she's not writing about fairies, shifters, vamps, and guardian angels, she's working side-by-side with her husband in their hardwood flooring business.
Constance is actively involved in her local Romance Writers of America chapter (MVRWA) and the Southeast Michigan chapter of the United States Pony Club. When not writing or enjoying the outdoors, she loves reality television or can be found at a Rick Springfield concert (just look for the pink Converse high tops).
Constance blogs regularly at www.constancephillips.com. You can also follow her on Twitter or friend her on Facebook.
Facebook: (author page) http://www.facebook.com/ConstancePhillipsRomanceAuthor?ref=hl4