Determined not to be a one novel wonder (well, one and a half, if you count my co-authored novel), I signed up for NaNoWriMo last November. Knowing my crazy brain the way I do, I figured if I signed up for an actual challenge, something that I could fail, then I’d be much more likely to see it through. I don’t work weekends, so that took my month straight down to twenty days, but the maths told me it was 2,500 words a day, every week day, for a month. It was perfectly doable.
Normally, my writing takes a back seat to everything else I do. I run my own business, Writer Marketing Services, which must take priority. I manage to squeeze my writing and self-promotion in around that, as well as the editing work I do. Somehow it works.
But in November, that all had to change. I couldn’t get through my to-do list and hope there was time and energy enough at the end of it to write. If I did that, some days I wouldn’t get any word count in, or a very low word count. Instead, urgent emails got answered and everything else took a back seat (I had, of course, let those that needed to know what was going on) until my 2.5k words were finished. This meant writing in the morning – something else I very rarely do, as I’m usually not awake until lunchtime. Once they were complete, I could get on with everything else.
It was weird, scary and damn challenging, but at the end of the month (a few days beforehand, actually), I had my completed 50k. This wasn’t the completed novel, though. Far from it. But I had, as they say, broken the back of it. And once I was that far into a project, there was no way I wasn’t going to see it through to the end. That and I was addicted to the characters, telling their story, and crafting a satisfactory ending. So I reverted back to my previous writing process (i.e. squeezing it in whenever possible) and powered through into the New Year, and ended up with a 90k+ manuscript. Wow.
And, even more excitingly, that manuscript will now see the light of day. The now-titled Pack of Lies (previously The Persecution of the Wolves) just released with Ellora’s Cave. Here’s the skinny:
Werewolf brothers Matthew and Isaac have lived in the peaceful village of Eyam all their lives. The villagers know what happens every full moon, and are happy to keep their secret. But their privacy comes at a cost—neither brother has taken a lover in almost four hundred years.
Then at the full moon, a sheep is slaughtered on Eyam Moor, by what could only be an animal. A large, vicious animal. Even the brothers’ staunchest supporters begin to have their doubts. Meanwhile Isaac is smitten by a handsome newcomer to the village, while a vivacious visitor is happy to offer Matthew her all.
As they indulge their lust, they must clear their names and convince their neighbours that they aren’t also letting their baser instincts out to play.
Inside Scoop: This book contains sizzling scenes of both M/M and M/F sex.
Check out an excerpt and buy links here: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/pack-of-lies/
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Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9