Crissi Langwell

Crissi Langwell writes romance, women's fiction, young adult novels, and more. Her passion is the story of the underdog, and her stories include ones of determined heroines, family issues, free spirits and more. Beyond writing, Crissi is an avid bookworm, loves to meditate, and has tiny muscles from weight lifting. You have to look closely. She pulls her inspiration from the ocean, and breathes freely among redwoods. Crissi and her husband are both Northern California authors with day jobs. Currently they are kicking their kids out the nest (2 down, 1 to go!), and can't help spoiling their beautiful, bratty Maine Coon cat.

Almost there…

I got the book back from my mom a week or so ago. And despite her insistence that I would hate her for all the comments she made in the margins, her editing was no different than any other editor. She caught a lot of details I didn’t catch on my first couple of read-throughs, …

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What if it sucks?

I officially booked my editor yesterday for the novel.  I am both excited beyond belief, and scared witless.  My mother is finishing up her own editing adventure with the story, and has both constructive criticism and not very constructive criticism for it.  I’m just anxious to get it back from her so I can fix …

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Still in rough draft mode

My book is in its second phase of edits, which basically means I have passed it on to my mother to give it a thorough read through before I correct any lingering mistakes and hand it off to the professional editor before I publish it. Which means I basically cannot speak to my mother until …

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The birth of a book

I’ve spent the past 24 hours setting up my Facebook page and Twitter account, and tweaking my website a bit more. I feel like I’m cleaning house in preparation for this new novel. Currently, my husband is taking the first read-through of it, viewing it from a reader’s perspective so that I know where to …

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New beginnings

With one book ready to be edited and another 1/4 of the way done in its rough draft stages, I am closing in on being an actual published author.  Of course, these things take time – mostly wasted time as I have trudged through the muck of fear and hesitation.  Fear of what?  I’m not …

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