• Contests,  RWA

    Wow! I’m a 2016 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Finalist!

    OMG. I’m so excited. My paranormal romance, Kissed at Midnight, is an RWA Golden Heart Finalist! I got the call on Friday, March 25th. My family was home together due to the holiday. I had been following #RITAGH updates on twitter, my cell phone at my side just in case. When my landline rang, I thought it was someone doing surveys. But when the person on the other end of the line asked for Ainsley, I started shaking. No one calls me Ainsley but my husband. (He does it out of encouragement of my writing. Such a sweetie!) This was the call! I squeaked and burst into tears while the…

  • Contests,  NaNoWriMo,  Plotting,  wordcount,  Writing

    Another NaNo Victory!

    Last weekend I completed and won my third NaNoWriMo! This year was a bit (*cough, LOT) more of a roller-coaster than I remember the last two years being. I had a few zero wordcount writing days as well as two of my highest wordcount days ever–7300 and almost 9000 words. Whew! Yeah. I’m looking forward to finishing this novel, that has a working title of A Kingdom Between Us. It’s about a returning prince who is reclaiming his throne. He falls in love with…a maid. So, I’ve tried to add several twists to a couple of old tropes. I’m really excited about this story and so happy to be just…