Tuesday Guest Blogger-Jill Piscitello

Say hello to today’s Tuesday guest blogger, Jill Piscitello…

When did you begin writing?

As a child, I loved creating stories.  Since then, I’ve accumulated a long list of children’s books and novels that are still in draft format.  The summer of 2019, I rewrote one of the drafts and the final version resulted in a sweet holiday romance.  I was thrilled to have my manuscript accepted by Melange Books!

What’s been your biggest challenge?

Finding the time to write has been the biggest challenge.  I’m a teacher, a wife, and a mother and value each of those roles.  During the school year, few hours remain at the end of the day.  As a result, most of my writing takes place on weekends, school breaks, and during summer vacation. 

Why did you choose your genre?

As a reader, I bounce across a variety of genres.  As a writer, I favor happy endings, hope, and small towns.  Sweet romance and cozy mysteries deliver all.

What writing tips would you like to share?

Make writing a priority.  I know the rule of thumb is to write something, anything, every single day.  For many people, that’s not practical.  My advice is to aim for a minimum of several days per week.  Mark them on a calendar as you would any appointment. 

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently writing a sequel to my new release.  I have to admit that it’s been a struggle.  There are two versions because I can’t decide if I should go with a continuation of the stories focused on the original main characters or if I should write a stand-alone focused on two secondary characters.  I am also almost finished with the first draft of a cozy mystery.

What would you like to promote today?

“Homemakers’ Christmas” was released October 20th.  Looking for a heartwarming Christmas romance to get you in the holiday spirit? Grab a cup of tea and cozy up with the ladies of Lamplight Lane for an uplifting story of love with a sprinkle of secrets. They don’t favor day dresses and aprons, but they know how to make a house feel like home at Christmas.

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