Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Guest Post by McKayla Schutt, author of Imprinted: The Series

Make NANO work for you!

Alright, as many authors know NANO or National Novel Month is coming up soon. I want to be here to tell everyone to calm down, take a breath and that it will be alright. What I have learned from only doing NANO for the past two years, this year will be my third, is that you have to make it work for you and what you do.

If you are doing it to challenge yourself then good for you or if you are using it as a way to get your story finished then do it. Even if you get stuck at the beginning of the month that is ok just keep pushing yourself. That shinny 50k is so great to see for most and last year I got to 47k at midnight on December 1st. But I used my stories after NANO was over.

Most authors think that their draft is so horrible that it’s not worth using after that. I am here to tell you that if you find yourself saying this year after year then focus on the story more than your word count. Use the time you spend trying to get to that 50k on where you want your story to go.

Once you are able to focus on that then you will be able to believe in yourself more. Last year I wrote 3 short stories instead of 1 long one. I made it work for me, not the other way around. One of them is actually now a part of an anthology. Some may say your cheating but to me I say who cares on that front if you can make it work where you can use the story later then do it that way. Then you aren’t wasting an entire month for nothing.

I hope you find my tips on NANO inspirational. *giggle*

Imprinted: The Series
McKayla Schutt

Paranormal Romance/ Erotica
Author Bio
McKayla loves to write books about sexy werewolves. She is a stay at home mom of two in the state of Wyoming. Born in California, she misses the hot weather all of the time. Her goals for the year was to publish all three books in the Imprinted Series, which she has achieved. Her other goal is to work on two books for next year. Mom of two little ones can take time but she is pushing to finish her work to get more books out for her lovely fans.
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Imprinted: A bond between a werewolf and another person that can't be broken. If one tries to break the bond it is painful for both parties.
Kindra is about to imprint with a sexy werewolf named Judden. Kindra must find her place in the pack and help Judden deal with what is to come. The pack north wants a war but all Judden wants is peace with his brothers and his mate.
Will Kindra finally feel like she belongs? Will Judden step up when his pack needs him to? Find out in the Imprinted: The Series.

“Did you…” She didn’t know what to say. He leaned into her and placed his lips on hers. Her body woke up to his touch, making her lean into him, trying to let her body touch him more. He broke off, breathing heavily, his hot breath turning Kindra on even more. She could smell him, an earthy tone with a hint of soap. She felt her heat getting ready for him, a coil tightened around her that only he could release.
“I didn’t know that was going to happen. But I’m glad it did.” Judden’s face was inches away from Kindra’s.
“What do you mean? What was that you shocked me with?” Kindra was baffled.
“Well that’s hard to explain, but I’m glad I found you.”
“You’re scaring me a little.” Her body went rigid in his cage of human flesh. He smiled at her.
“Don’t be scared.” A wave of relaxation came with Judden’s words. She felt safer around him than she should. There was a calming warmth that wrapped around her, soothing her heart rate a little. The door swung open and everyone came out clapping. She felt like an ant under a microscope making her feel uncomfortable.
 “Why are they clapping?” Kindra bit her lower lip, she hated being on the outside of the joke.
Judden sighed. “I wish you guys were patient.” He turned to glare at them.
“Come on, explain what happened.” Brad’s voice sounded like he was enjoying this. Another sigh escaped Judden’s lips.
“Fine.” He turned his head back to Kindra. “Please don’t freak out but that was an imprint.”
Kindra racked her brain to remember why that word sounded familiar. She let her mind spin around, searching for the correlation with imprinting.  It clicked: Oh my gosh, werewolves imprinted on women. Her eyes widened at the conclusion of her life changing the moment she touched him. She had heard rumors of werewolves finding mates in humans, but in California it was a rare occurrence especially where she lived in the hot desert.
“You mean…” She paused, her voice shaking. She took a deep breath then tried again. “What you’re saying is…” Nope she couldn’t bring herself to say anything else. Every thought raced through her head from what her family was going to say to what she was going to do. Judden waited patiently for her to process, like he understood she needed a moment.