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A Guy and A Girl, by Victoria Adams
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
An ugly past forces Hunter Connolly to escape to Europe. Now the talented hockey player is back, determined to turn professional. But he can’t hide from his past, especially when classmate, Chelsea, forces him to reexamine his life. Soon, hockey isn’t his first priority.
Chelsea Henderson is training to be a dancer. She forms a friendship with one of her father’s recruits. There’s just one small problem. He doesn’t know she’s his coach’s daughter.
Amid the deceptions, danger lurks closer than they could ever imagine. Will fate contrive to rip the young lovers apart? Or will Hunter and Chelsea have their shot at love?
What was the first thing you thought when you saw your published book the first time?
“Oh wow – how cool is that.” Then I think I giggled.
When did you first decide to call yourself a writer? What prompted the decision?
I don’t think I realized I was writer until my second or third book was published. Took me a bit of time to figure that one out.
What is your best advice for someone just starting their first manuscript? Halfway through? Just finished?
Just starting – write it your way. You can only write like you. An awful lot of people are going to tell you – you can’t write like that – you have to do it this way. Others will rewrite your work to how they think it should sound. Stand firm. Yes, there are things you have to learn, but if you let them, critique partners, betas and editors will write your voice out of your book. No one speaks the same. Different regions say things differently. Yet all are using English.
Halfway through – don’t give up. The beginning is easy – the characters meet, the goals and motivation are identified. The end is easy – if it’s a romance – they fall in love. If it’s a murder mystery – the crime is solved. The middle – that’s where the work is. Just keep putting your fingers on the keyboard and pound out the words. The rough draft doesn’t have to be perfect. It just needs to get written.
Just finished – Congratulations. Celebrate. Revel in the moment. Then take a deep breath because what comes next is mind-boggling.
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About the Author
Victoria Adams lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband. She likes to garden, cook and study Raqs Sharqi (Egyptian belly dance).