December 6th, 2011

Public Shame Writing Challenge day 5

I said I would figure out the revision of SUCH A RUSH yesterday, and I did! Today I will write 2000 words. Yes I will. I will NOT watch the sales rank for The One That I Want on Amazon. That is so last year.


How about you? Get fired up, people! We're not in the holidays yet!

1. Who you are
2. What sort of book you're writing
3. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART, because this is a writing community: cheers and well wishes for the person who posted right above you
4. How many words you said you would write on day 5
5. How many words you actually wrote on day 5 (NO EXCUSES--you did or you didn't)
6. How many words you're going to write on day 6

THE ONE THAT I WANT e-book is out today!

You can download it right now! The paperback will be in stores on February 7.

It is completely coincidental but very fitting that my book shares its birthday with a special person. Gemma, the heroine of this book, is a majorette in the marching band. When I told my friends Jessica and Amy, who were majorettes in my marching band, that I needed their help writing a book, they knew exactly where their batons were and gave me a demonstration on Amy's lawn. Jessica is turning 21 for the umpteenth time today, and Amy (to whom The Ex Games is also dedicated--I pretty much mine Amy's life for my books) is turning 21 for the umpteenth time on Sunday. Happy birthday to my dear friends, and thank you.


It's so wrong when your best friend catches your Mr. Right!

Gemma can’t believe her luck when the star football player starts flirting with her. Max is totally swoon-worthy, and even gets her quirky sense of humor. So when he asks out her so-called best friend Addison, Gemma’s heartbroken.

Then Addison pressures Gemma to join the date with one of Max’s friends. But the more time they all spend together, the harder Gemma falls for Max. She can’t help thinking that Max likes her back—it’s just too bad he’s already dating Addison. How can Gemma get the guy she wants without going after her best friend’s boyfriend?

Published by Simon Pulse, a division of Simon & Schuster.

E-book on sale now! Download from iTunes, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

ISBN-10: 1442441933; ISBN-13: 9781442441934.

Paperback in stores February 7! Pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Books-A-Million.

ISBN-10: 1442452366; ISBN-13: 9781442452367.

If you're looking for the Public Shame Writing Challenge--no, I haven't forgotten!--scroll down...)