Can you believe that we are cruising through October already? It won’t be long and we will be getting ready for Christmas! I’m determined to start my shopping early this year. I tend to procrastinate and wait to the last minute.
Today, I’m excited to have author Julie Arduini with us, sharing her favorite writing tips and her novel Restoring Christmas, which is part of a Christmas box set.
Name: Julie Arduini
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Latest Novel: Restoring Christmas, part of the A Christmas to Remember Boxed Set
I have many, but I think as an indie author, the standout is to set deadlines and stick to them. I find when I’m general about when I want a book available, I procrastinate until the date looms and rush. When I set specific word count and chapter deadlines, I force myself to stay on schedule with minimal stress.
I think joining ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and participating in the critique group is wisdom. I started in the large group, and then branched off into two smaller groups. I’ve learned so much from critique groups. They challenge me to be a better writer and one group also shares prayer requests and has brainstorming sessions. It’s an amazing experience.
Laugh, cry, and fall in love as you savor these brand-new Christmas romances from some of your favorite authors. Pair with a peppermint chai, hot chocolate, or your favorite wintry flavors, then snuggle down in front of the fireplace with a quilt over your lap… and maybe a purring cat!
Eight authors have joined together in this Christian romance collection that will leave you celebrating the gift of Christmas.
Restoring Christmas by Julie Arduini
Filled with grief and regret, Holly Christmas returns to Geneseo Valley and the family business, The Christmas Mansion. Can Kevin Holt restore her love for the season and the memories she left behind?
Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to surrender the good, the bad, and —maybe one day—the chocolate. She’s the author of ENTRUSTED: Surrendering the Present, ENTANGLED: Surrendering the Past, and ENGAGED: Surrendering the Future. She also shares her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY. Her latest releases, YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL, is a book for girls ages 10-100, written with her teenaged daughter, Hannah, and A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER is a boxed set featuring Julie and some of the authors from the Inspy Romance She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read, as well as monthly with Inspy Romance. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at http://juliearduini.com, where she invites readers to subscribe to her monthly newsletter full of resources and giveaway opportunities.
Thank you, Julie, for joining us today and sharing your tips on setting deadlines and finding a critique group.
Make sure you check out Jule’s newest release, Restoring Christmas and connect with her on social media.
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