CRAFT BITES: Inspiration

CRAFT BITES: Inspiration

So…Television is one of my favorite mediums for inspiration. I think visually, so it suits me best. Even with all the hubaloo on line about images and the internet, I still need my pinterest board. This week–it’s been all about the bro-love on Supernatural. Especially… Yeeesh. The boy makes my poor brain spin. Jensen does such an amazing job with the character, Dean Winchester. Childlike hurts in his eyes, gutter humor, loyalty to his family, sex appeal out the freaking wazzoo, and a sense of humor that rivals my own. The man is born for a romance book. And yet, the show rarely hits on the romantic overtones. They keep the show simple. Save the world. Save your family. And it works. Doesn’t mean I won’t borrow him for a book tho....
CampNaNo: Day 1 and 2

CampNaNo: Day 1 and 2

Soo…it’s that time of year again. I’m working on a new project that’s super smexy. Probably the sexiest I’ve ever done to be honest. And to get over the terror of writing this many lurve scenes I’m diving head first into the NaNo madness. Nano has gained quite the following. So much so that they decided to do a few of them over the summer for those of us that have a little extra time. Personally, these months work for me much better than November. But I will be doing both Nano’s. Tentative title: The Minute You Hold Me In Pinterest Storyboard: HERE It’s probably a little long for a title. And as usual, my titles get changed 90% of the time. But it suits me. Behind the scenes it has a bit of a more…tongue in cheek name. FAA is the acronym. It’s a cross country road trip. Let’s see if you can guess the name? *snicker* Well…anyway. CHECKLIST: [note align=”center” width=”350″] Plot board: CHECK Notebook: CHECK Sticky notes everywhere: CHECK Playlist: STARTED (level 1 check) 5hr Energy: CHECK[/note]   Let the madness...

CRAFT BITES: Crit Partners

Crit partners are invaluable. I’ve been lucky enough to find a few new ones to help out. My main girl…poor Cari Quinn…has been inundated with edits and contracts. Yeah-that’s the end game, but man…she’s had a lot on her plate the last few months. And of course she’s still in on the freak-show that is me and a Manuscript, but I have let a few more people into my circle. It’s always been my fear to let someone rip into my work. Thankfully, I’ve been mostly lucky. And thanks to a request for a full on a novella I sub’d to Entangled…(*insert roaring crowd*) YAYYYYY…ahem…the quick hits read really worked out in my favor. And that’s because of a few wonderful romance-landia natives. They picked out the problem children that I couldn’t see and made me think about a few other things in my MS. I want it to be the very best it can be before the editor takes a look at it. How does anyone else feel about critique...

NaNo: Day 28

Insert nap. Insert the END! YAY! Novella finshed. Original plan 23k…ending plan–um, 32k. LOL Whoops. Evidently Tessa and Royal had more to say. Edits to follow, but I need a break from them for a few days to let all the crap settle. NaNo numbers at 38,393 for the month so far. I’m hoping to supplement the remaining 12k that I owe with the short story I’m writing. We’ll see how it goes....

NaNo: Day 25

It’s been a crazy month, but a really good writerly month in all honesty. I totally rocked the wordcount for a novella and am probably going to finish it up tonight. I don’t think I’ll be making it to 50k, but I am happy with a finished novella for the month. More than I have been doing that’s for sure. And…of course…I totally figured out a spin off book from this one. Man, I just can’t write a single story. LOL Tessa and Royal are a really good set of characters and Mercy and Alaric feel like they’re going to be just the same. Now to figure out just what I’m going to do...

Nano: Day 13

yeah, yeah…I know. It’s really the 14th. Sue me. I haven’t slept yet. So…Nano has become more like get-this-short-outta-my-head time. So, who am I to complain. I rarely have a short that wants to tell its story to the little muse guy that lives in my brain. It’s usually a much more developed story that requires at least 50,000 words to get to the meat of things….if not more. So, I’m taking the bull by the horns for this novella and writing it...

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