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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!
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
I didn't mean to. I mean, when I thought about my 2010 goals, I wasn't planning to write a novella at the beginning of the year. I was browsing the submission information online for an epub and saw the details on the calls for submission. BAM! An idea just popped into my head. It was simple, short and the whole thing just seemed to outline itself. It wouldn't let go, it was so compelling. So I wrote it. In 7 days. I was amazed at how easily the words flowed, the word count I managed each day and how - exciting it was! I could come up with an idea, outline and write it to completion within 2 weeks! It was a heady feeling. I usually labor through a full ms until I think everything is perfect, but there's a certain freedom that comes in writing a short story compared to a full ms. Plus, I had a 'deadline' to work to. It had to be done and submitted by a certain date so I had to let it go. I don't use a lot of detailed description in my writing. It's not my style. I like action and dialogue to tell the story rather than describing it to the reader. A short story kind of forces you to write this way because you only have so much room to move to introduce the characters, get the reader invested in them, get all the conflict right and tell the story! It was liberating, empowering and wholly satisfying. I'm not sure if it was any good yet, but I think the experience was educational and well - inspirational really to get me through the next full ms I plan to start this month. After this, I definitely think I'll be writing another one - probably sooner rather than later!
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.