WIP it Wednesday Each (or every other) Wednesday I'll share a snippet from my current WIP. Unedited, of course :), so don't shoot me!
Just Published Monthly, I'll drill down with newly published authors about how they did it, what worked, what didn't, and get them to share their pearls of wisdom.
How I Write New! Each month I'll do a post about writing-sometimes craft, sometimes promotion, hopefully useful!
Ask a Writer New! Randomly, I'll do a post and invite you guys to ask me anything. Well, not anything, but anything to do with writing and being an author. Not sure how this will work because there are a lot of lurkers (yeah, you!), but I'd love to see your questions!
Perfume I'm loving right now...
Writing Goals for June
1.Get those edits turned in! 2.Get those edits turned in! 3.Get those edits turned in!
Pony Up - follow-up to PAY UP (novella) - NEW!
Book 2, Vadim Series - Micah & Eve - NEW!
Book 3, Vadim Series - Christian & Remy - NEW!
Wet Abandon - Callan & Mia (full) - NEW (re-write old ms)!
Wet Delight - Beckett & Cameron (full ms) - NEW!
Pin Down - Nash & Lexi (Novella) - NEW!
I'm currently reading
One Wrong Move
Last 10 books I've Read
Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis Just One Night by Chloe Cole Lover Reborn by JR Ward When You Dare by Lori Foster Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh Lover Unleashed by J R Ward Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis Shadow Fever by Karen Marie Moning Double Play by Joanne Rock The Heat is On by Jill Shalvis
A couple of weeks out now from the RWA conference held in D.C. and my thoughts keep drifting to the pitch meeting I had with an editor. It lasted for all of 10 minutes and I had to impress her enough such that she would request my manuscript. In my prior life I had delivered many presentations (sometimes to hundreds of people), I had conducted training sessions and had attended many conferences over a 15 year period, but for the pitch meeting I wasn't just nervous, but TERRIFIED. Perhaps because it meant so much to me; before, it was important of course as I considered my career seriously but it was just business. This was just too close to my heart and soul. I prepared meticulously, writing out and discarding a multitude of index cards to assist with the delivery of my 'pitch'. I believe I did OK in the meeting considering I had never ever ever told a single soul anything about what I have written. Did I say EVER? And I had to say it out loud. It probably helped that it was a stranger, a stranger that had heard a lot of strange stuff before I bet. She did ask for my first three chapters after all, but I still wonder if there was something I could have done better or what she really thought of my delivery and style. As I finish the revision of those chapters and prepare to send them off, I look back on the meeting. It could be an invaluable experience that I can file away and which could benefit me for the future pursuit of publication OR it could be an instrumental turning point in the realization of a dream!
I write about unconventional (contemporary) heroes; knights in not so shiny armor and heroines who wouldn't choose to ask for help in a million years (maybe they don't even know they need help). Yeah…I write romance. Leaning more to the hot & scorching. Contemporary for now but I see myself heading towards paranormal as well at some point. I never would have thought I would end up doing this, but now that I am, it just feels…right.