Archive for the 'Thoughts on Writing' Category

Oct
30
2006
10,000 Words to go

I’m at the end. The last big rush. The dark moment to the end of a very complicated book. I’m beginning to think that’s my author structure, to write very complicated. See, I’ve heard so often over the years: make sure your conflict will last an entire book. Don’t be afraid to heap misfortune on your characters.

I’ve seen often … Read More »

Oct
26
2006
Almost there!

I am so close to the end of Cinderella’s Shoe, I can taste it!  It’s like riding the very fine edge of an orgasm.  Feels wonderful, but if it keeps taking so freakin’ long things are going to get really painful.  How many times can a person say, “Just a little more time, I need just a little more time!”… Read More »

Oct
17
2006
Dark Protector by Alexis Morgan

I just got through reading this and it was very cool. :) I like the premise with the Paladins and can’t wait to see what she’ll do with the Others. I especially want to learn more about Barak. And since no one who hasn’t read it won’t know what it’s about, or who these characters are so just go buy it … Read More »

Oct
8
2006
Answered prayers…

are wonderful!  I didn’t wake up with THE PERFECT SCENE in mind.  Even better.  I woke up with the desire to sit and type and see what popped up on the screen.  Is it any good?  We’ll see later.  It was a bit unexpected, but I think it will do well.  It’s not totally finished, but I wrote over 1000 … Read More »

Oct
8
2006
10 Reasons to Avoid Writing

Okay, I know the theory that most “reasons” are really stinky excuses dressing up in tantalizing perfumes, but I thought this might be kinda fun and jog me loose. See, I love those days when the muse sings and my hand can’t move fast enough to keep up. But, right now my muse, the spoiled bitch, is holding out for … Read More »

Aug
29
2006
TOR Paranormal Romance Catalogs

Last night, I received ten of the most gorgeous catalogs ever. :) Dark and mysterious, beautifully glossy, it shows the TOR books coming out January 2007 – August 2007 and I’m on it! This is so cool. Like tangible proof I’m about to be published. :) And TOR has such a wonderfel set of books coming out next year. More of the … Read More »

Aug
23
2006
I’m a writer again!

It’s amazing how great that can feel sometimes. Like a release of pressure, of tension. Suddenly I feel a bit calmer and more at peace. I can think again. And no, it wasn’t an orgasm. LOL Didn’t mean for that metaphor to creep up on me.

Sometimes it seems like I’m rushing around and accomplishing a million small things, revisions … Read More »

Jun
18
2006
Sample Synopsis and Query Letter

Charlotte Dillon has excellent resources on her website, www.charlottedillon.com.  Two of her pages are wonderfully informational.  To view a bunch of Query Letters that have garnered the interest of editors and/or agents, go to http://www.charlottedillon.com/QuerySamples.html  For Samples of a winning Synopsis, check out http://www.charlottedillon.com/SynopsisSamples.html 

And yes, mine are also on there.  Not sure if they’ll help anyone, but there … Read More »

Jun
15
2006
Honesty

Honesty.  I think that’s one of the things I like most about writing.  Weird, I know, since I write fiction.  But just think, I can make my characters be brutally honest.  I mean, lies are usually told to smooth troubled waters.  Either because the liar doesn’t want to upset someone else, or get in trouble, or to manipulate and get Read More »

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