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Mina V. Esguerra

Publishing in Pajamas

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Mina writes contemporary romance, young adult, and new adult novellas. Through her blog Publishing in Pajamas (minavesguerra.com), she documents her experiments in publishing.

Trainer


Mina is a resource speaker for the workshop series "Author at Once" for writers and publishers, and teaches #romanceclass for aspiring romance writers.

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A new (little) book from me in 2021, after all!


So the writing sprints with friends, and eventually with strangers via a Twitch stream…seem to have worked? I finished the first draft of my new novelette Your Place Next Year. Yay!  I wrote a lot of this via a weekly […]

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September 17, 2021 - - No comments

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#RomanceClass: The guidelines, an intro, a 2021 video lecture


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It’s August 2021 and as of right now I know that we won’t be doing #RomanceClass anytime soon. But the guidelines “textbook” that I give to the class (that I use to write my own books still) is available, and […]

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August 19, 2021 - - No comments

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January to June #MinaReadThisIn2021


Even though I’ve been sharing my reading year for several years now, I think this is the first time that I looked at it in terms of months. And whoa, I’m really seeing which months I had the energy to […]

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August 13, 2021 - - No comments

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#KiligCafe Aug 11 – Thinking about word counts


I did another #KiligCafe writing sprint today and look — it seems to work for me. I am always more ready to write when I share my schedule with people. I also explained why Wednesday 9 AM is my preferred […]

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August 11, 2021 - - No comments

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Writing regularly (I hope) with #KiligCafe sprints


I’m writing again! And if you want to write along with me, I’ll be live-streaming my writing sprints once a week. Go follow RomanceClass on Twitch at kilig.pub/twitch so you’ll be notified when we’re doing live streams. I happen to […]

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August 3, 2021 - - No comments

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Pleasure to Meet You [short story]


As a favor to her sister (producer of cable dating show A Pleasure To Meet You), Natasha agrees to appear on an episode and discovers she’s going on a date with the creator of her favorite amateur pottery channel on […]

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July 17, 2021 - - No comments

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Interim Goddess of Love 2021 edition


Update, June 30: The illustrated edition is now available on Gumroad at gum.co/igol2021! Content Notes 2021 On HEA/HFN: This book is a young adult coming-of-age trilogy and establishes several possible love interests for main character Hannah. There is a Happy […]

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June 15, 2021 - - No comments

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Heat Levels (where we are in 2021)


We’re doing a #RomanceClass lecture on Heat Levels on Saturday, and I’d like to share a timeline of how we’ve started writing sex scenes. Just to illustrate that it’s good to constantly evaluate our position and advice on this and […]

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#RomBkLove 2021 Day 19: Traveling Together


Yes, I do realize that “traveling together” is a plot device that’s used often enough in books and movies and series, possibly to the point that some people are tired of it, but I do love it.  By “traveling together” […]

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May 19, 2021 - - No comments

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Totally Engaged (Six 32 Central #4)


Here is the cover and the buy links for my next book! Book description: Rose Alban, 41, has been happily living alone and single in Manila. When her entire family moved to the US she became responsible for their house […]

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April 24, 2021 - - No comments

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Reflecting on Hello, Ever After


Writing about tragedy is not my lane. I may have tried it once or twice as a younger writer, but when deciding on a writing career, I chose—and stayed—in the romance lane. It’s a misconception that these books are all […]

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April 23, 2021 - - No comments

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Better at Weddings Than You – audiobook edition


June 22 update: Better at Weddings Than You on audio starts releasing tomorrow, June 23! “Starts” because it’ll definitely be available on Gumroad by noon PHT, but other retailers will take a while and I’ll update this page with links […]

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April 15, 2021 - - No comments

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