It’s finally here! One Night in Buenos Aires is available at all major etailers!
As a reward for a hard-won contract, best friends Drea and Joe head to Buenos Aires for sun, wine, and the tango. But their week of relaxation is off to an ominous start when a reservation mix-up leaves them with only one option: one room…and one bed.
Exhausted from travel, the two friends figure it won’t be a big deal to share a bed for one night—right up until they wake wrapped around each other and seconds away from, well, you know.
When the two decide to follow through on their impulse, they protect their friendship by agreeing that when the vacation’s over, the fling’s over. While Drea’s convinced it’s nothing more than a mutual itch, Joe discovers Drea might be everything he’s ever wanted. Now all he has to do is convince her that what happens in Buenos Aires doesn’t always have to stay in Buenos Aires.
Did I mention it’s only 99 cents? No? Well, it’s only 99 cents 🙂
Because this is my blog, and I like to be transparent about my writing process when I can, I thought I’d share a few things about the writing of ONiBA.
I write fast (I’ve been known to knock out a 65,000 word draft in three weeks) and this story was no exception. One Night in Buenos Aires went from first draft to submission in five weeks. That’s a super short time, even for me. I did three rounds of revision (which is typical) and still managed to get it in under my self-imposed deadline of May 31st, 2013.
The reason for that brings me to thing two: this is the only story that was not vetted first by at least one of my critique partners. I am a big proponent of having other eyes (besides your editor’s) on your work. But with my compressed time frame, there simply wasn’t time for my CPs to look at it. So I sent it off without their feedback. But that’s not your cue to stop using beta readers and critique partners. It’s because of them I was able to find the flaws in my own story and rework them to the point the story was bought. It’s also not something I’ll do again if I can help it; I value their feedback too much.
And what’s next? There’s a lot up in the air right now. What I can say for certain is besides Hidden Scars and Fracture releasing next year, you’ll likely find a free short story here before the end of the year (and it will be smutty. Veddy smutty.)
Now go forth and read, my lovelies.