I’m so pleased to host dynamic duo Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey once again as they dish on deadlines and Hot Beach Romance!
The Dreaded Deadlines
Deadlines are fun, said no author ever! While I agree that they are not fun, they can act as driving tools to get the job done.
For the last two years, Cecilia and I have been trying really hard to complete our most complex novel to date. Alternate Connection, the next novel in the Countermeasure series will be the starting point of a spin-off series and for that to work seamlessly, and also fit in the overall plot of the series, we need to make sure all connections are correct. There is no room for plot holes.
Due to the sheer need of research and caution, we’ve procrastinated on finishing Alternate Connection. Although we’re proud of the other work we’ve released during this time and the effort we put into promotion (because it meant meeting lots of great people, both readers and writers alike), we’re not proud of not having finished our biggest challenge.
Many of our readers have been chomping at the bit for the next installment, the one that will push the series into the mystery’s climax, and will most likely shock a few. With them in mind, we’ve decided to establish hard deadlines for the rest of the year and that means less presence online, less interaction on social media, but it also means we will push that baby out on its due date.
Cecilia and I have achieved a lot in just one week and we hope to make, not only Alternate Connection, but many other titles a reality this year solely because of the dreaded deadline regime.
So here’s to full steam ahead!
How about you? How do you deal with tight deadlines?
About CHRIS ALMEIDA and CECILIA AUBREY
Writing had touched Chris Almeida’s and Cecilia Aubrey’s lives in different ways through the years but had never taken flight. It was in 2010 when Chris and Cecilia met and began role-playing online as a hobby, that writing placed itself front and center in their lives.
Chris and Cecilia have since chosen to release all their titles independently. They have several short stories and two novels published under their own label, Éire Publishing, and are vocal supporters of independent publishing done right. They are currently working on the third novel in their series (and too many other projects). Through all the chaos and laughter, they still hold true to their roots, bringing their favorite role-play characters and stories to life.
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Chris and Cecilia have one of their titles in the upcoming Summer bundle Hot Beach Romance.
15 Contemporary Romance Stories by Best-Selling and Award-Winning Authors.
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