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
I was thinking this week about why it was that I hadn't completed my revisions yet. I mean, yes they would require some rearranging of my ms, but they're not major by any means. I should have finished by now, even with all the other stuff that's going on in my real life. I know I've been paralyzed by fear - fear that it will be off the mark, fear that I'll make it worse, fear that she'll hate it, fear that she won't give me another chance, fear that it'll result in a rejection. For writers and aspiring writers, you all know what I mean, right? Everything we do is facing and overcoming some form of fear. Forget about actually sending something we've bled and sweated off to an unknown editor or agent, just putting our words down on a page can be tough. I know all that and accept rejection as part of this journey and still I've been hesitating. Why? WHY? This morning it struck me. I'm also facing the fear of success. Yeah, success. You'll probably think I'm crazy, but what if she likes it, what if they offer to publish it? It's what I want, it's what I've been working towards, it's what I've been focused on, but it's a scary prospect because expectations will be built that I will have to live up to, and in reality, exceed from here on out. Do I really have what it takes? Can I really do it - not just this one, but the one after that, and the next and the next? Now, I feel like I understand my real fear. And these fears? All of them? They aren't going anywhere anytime soon, so I better deal with it and get on with it, because I do want to be a published author - bad.
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.