Refer a Friend!

Little known fact: I don’t just write words, I also edit them. Last year I decided to supplement my writing income by offering editing services. It was actually kind of a terrifying step to take. What if people don’t like my work? What if no one hires me? What if I make someone cry? But what’s life without risk? Pushing my fears aside, I jumped off the editing cliff and a year later, I’m so happy I did. Over the past 12 months, I’ve built some incredible relationships with clients and read some manuscripts that are so amazing, I’m just honored to be a part of their creation.

Do YOU know anyone that needs an edit? As the school year rapidly approaches (only one week to go for my kids!) I’m anticipating a slightly more generous work schedule. To celebrate, I’m running a promotion offering a $20 credit for every friend you send my way. The coolest part? Credits are cumulative. Refer five friends? That’s $100 off your next edit.

Refer a Friend!

(tiny terms and conditions: referrals must be new clients, must book an edit and pay a deposit, and must mention your name when scheduling services. There is no limit on number of credits received. Credits do not expire and may be applied to any level edit.)

For more information about pricing and what levels of edits I offer, please click over to my editing services page, or navigate straight there by clicking on the below link.

Jenny Proctor Editing Services

Questions? Thoughts? Concerns?

You can reach me here. 

Sign up to Win – Contest through 8/8/18

Just dropping by the blog to let you all know that I’m still alive, and still writing. Even though I presently have NOTHING to show for my efforts. Except, you know, six children that are still alive and well. I’m counting them double this year. New books? NOPE. But the oldest is starting his senior year and the baby is starting the first grade and we moved from North Carolina to South Carolina and settled into a new neighborhood and new church family and new school community and good grief has it been a lot of work. So I’m not apologizing, I guess. I’ve been busy! I DO have a couple of projects in the work though, and I hope to have news that I can share with you very, very soon.

In the meantime, want to win some free books? I’ve recently partnered with five other romance authors to bring you the chance to win SIX different prizes. The contest only runs through August 8th, so don’t miss out! All you have to do is sign up for a few newsletters and you’ll be entered to win. (I know. Newsletters can feel invasive and spammy. I promise none of these authors are of the “I will write you everyday” variety. I think I just sent out my first newsletter in more than a year. I’m not proud. Or maybe I AM that I finally sent one!) I wouldn’t recommend these authors if I didn’t love and have complete faith in the quality of the books up for grabs. Find the giveaway on Rafflecopter through the link below!

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Whitney Finalists and other Happenings

Wrong for You - more comps3What’s New? Back at the beginning of February, the 2017 Whitney Award Finalists were announced. I’m so happy that Wrong For You was selected as a finalist in the Romance Category. Love at First Note was the winner in 2016, so it was extra exciting to make the cut for a second year in a row. I really love Lane and Simon and the other characters in Wrong For You and am so happy that the book is getting a little bit of love. You can see all the finalists in all ten categories here.

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Winners will be announced at the Whitney Award Gala in Provo, UT on May 5, 2018. I’ll be there, exhausted from a weekend of networking and learning at the 2018 Storymakers Conference, but I’m sure I’ll still be smiling. Because that’s what Storymakers makes me do. The conference is sold out this year, but if you’ve EVER considered attending a writing conference, this is the perfect one to start with. It’s welcoming and inclusive and inexpensive and the quality of instruction blows me away every single year.

I’m throwing my own class into the mix this year–about conflict in Romance and keeping your characters apart in just the right way. If your characters could solve all their problems in one five minute conversation of truth telling? Yeah. That doesn’t cut it.

story geniusWhat am I reading? I’m plowing through (and enjoying!) fellow Whitney finalists. In progress: Sarah M. Eden’s Love Remains. Next on deck: Jeff Zentner’s Goodbye Days. In addition, I’m working on my novel writing with Lisa Cron’s Story Genius. With a tagline that reads: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before you waste three years writing 327 pages that go nowhere) I figured this was a book I could benefit from. My productivity has taken a hit lately, what with moving and . . . moving. So I’m hoping this will jump start and inspire me back into actually making some progress.

What am I loving? This is not book related. But I’m sharing anyway because I love it that much. DHC Lip Cream. It makes my lips very happy. Keeps them moisturized and DHC lip creamsuper soft and I promise even though it seems expensive, it is so worth it. Treat your lips. You’ll thank me later. And it comes in a two pack, so you can keep one for you, and give one to a friend. I actually made this a part of my Christmas presents this year. It’s just. that. good.

 

What am I eating? This recipe for Pork Tenderloin Sliders from my lovely friend, Randi, as frequently as possible. And Kale Salad made with White Peach Balsamic Vinegar from Spice It Up. Also. I finally made it down to Sweet Belgium (a Belgian waffle bakery that landed on my to-do list fourteen seconds after moving to Charleston) and OH was it worth it.

What am I listening to? 

Leslie Odom Jr.’s soulful Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down and Out) 

Sara Bareilles singing She Used to Be Mine from the Broadway musical Waitress.

Imagine Dragons covering Taylor Swift’s Blank Space

James Arthur singing Say You Won’t Let Go

What am I working on? A YA Contemporary called The Summer of Nell, with another contemporary romance for Covenant simmering on the back burner. And! Starting this month, a collaboration with three of my FAVORITE fellow authors. More about that coming soon!