Wednesday 26 October 2022

The Christmas Cupid: Writing A Book In Pics

The Christmas Cupid | Jennifer Joyce

The Christmas Cupid is out now and I thought I'd share my writing process through the pics I posted on Instagram

Getting ready to start the book:

Plotting | Want to have YOUR name used in my book? | Chapter One - let's go!

Post-it note progress:

Etch-a-sketch post-it notes with writing milestones

Fuelled by tea:

Mugs of tea

Mentioned Agatha Christie's festive book, Hercule Poirot's Christmas. Had to buy myself a copy:

More post-it note progress:

70,000 words | 80,000 words | The End

Fast-forward 2 years:

My two-book deal was announced, including The Christmas Cupid.

And then:

Cover Reveal!

Ebook and audio Publication Day arrived...

Ebook Publication Day | The Christmas Cupid

... with gorgeous flowers from my publisher

Bloom & Wild bouquet

The paperback wasn't out until 8th December, but I had a surprise box delivered on ebook publication day!

The Christmas Cupid paperback

After 13 books, I finally got an orange bestseller flag on Amazon:

The book was partly inspired by my local town's annual reindeer parade, so I had to take a copy along for a photo with the star of the parade:

The Christmas Cupid by Jennifer Joyce with Santa

And I also took along a few extra copies to leave around town.
I numbered the copies 1-6 in a heart (if you've read the book you'll get the reference) and left a message inside:
'This is one of 6 copies of The Christmas Cupid left out during the 2022 Oldham Reindeer Parade. I hope you enjoy Zoey's story :)'

This is one of 6 copies of The Christmas Cupid left out during the 2022 Oldham Reindeer Parade. I hope you enjoy Zoey's story :)

I felt like a Christmas elf as I dropped the books off around town, hoping whoever found them would enjoy the story

Free | The Christmas Cupid by Jennifer Joyce

And then it was paperback publication day so I ran a celebratory giveaway for my newsletter subscribers!

Publication Day Giveaway | The Christmas Cupid by Jennifer Joyce

Find out more about the book:

The Christmas Cupid | Jennifer Joyce

‘Laugh-out-loud funny… Everything you want in a Christmas book and more!’ Jaimie Admans

One Day in December meets Groundhog Day in this hilarious Christmas rom com!

Zoey Beake is having a bad December. She might be an elf in the local toy shop’s Christmas department, but it’s hard to stay festive when you’ve just been dumped, you’ve had an extremely unfortunate haircut, and your boss volunteers you to walk on stilts in the toy shop’s Christmas parade.

But then something incredible happens.

Zoey is sent back to the start of December, with the chance to live the whole month again. The catch? She has to match six true-love couples by Christmas Eve. Now it’s not just her own love life she needs to fix… Grab the mistletoe, the Christmas Cupid is ready to matchmake!

A funny and uplifting Christmas romantic comedy for fans of Holiday RomanceOne Day in December and Santa, Please Bring Me a Boyfriend!

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