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May 10, 2023 - - No comments


1. I WROTE A BOOK! First Time for Everything, my work-in-progress, is officially a finished draft. I had been writing a different book for a while, and shelved the idea for this as something for book 2…and then this story dropped itself into my head as an almost complete thing, to the point that I was thinking about it daily and telling myself to write those ideas down so I don’t lose them…so I had to start it. I’ve been writing this bit by bit on my #KiligCafe writing sprint livestream every week and I love that I got to actually finish writing this. I have not been able to write something past 30K words in two years. But the words came back. 🙂

First Time for Everything is about Sabrina, 41, who upon getting laid off early into the pandemic, has poured all of her savings into reviving an old dream of putting up her own little cafe. Like the beloved but short-lived coffee shop her parents had a long time ago. The romance here is with Victor, also 41, who used to deliver sandwiches and cakes to the family coffee shop when they were in college, and is running his family’s food business today. Read a preview on Wattpad. This will go into revisions soon, then editing, then will be published. I am enjoying my tita/tito romance era, as in.

2. This week is the anniversary of an election that we lost, but I’ve since decided on the work I will continue to do and who I want to do that with.

3. If you happen to want to buy my books but also don’t want to buy from That Place (Am/zon), may I suggest Ko-Fi? PayPal is its main method of payment, it’s creator friendly, and you get epub files that you own + access to future new editions. Visit: You can also buy direct from me, or search “Mina V. Esguerra” using your preferred retail site.

4. Our RomanceClass Pawfect For You charity anthology is available and accepting your donations until June 29! We’ve sent our beneficiary organization Pawssion Project P14,000+ so far! Get it on Gumroad: (PayPal and cards) and Snack: (Gcash/Maya/Grabpay + PayPal and cards)

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Mina V. Esguerra writes and publishes romance novels. She founded #RomanceClass, a community of Filipino authors of romance in English.
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