You know what I mean? The guys who go beyond rubbing you the wrong way. The guys you want to kick or punch just for being an ass. The ones, as I asked, who make your teeth itch to bite them, and not in the sexy good way. Continue reading What Kind of Heroes Make Your Teeth Itch?
Since I’m considering my self-pub options now that Loose Id is closing its doors, I decided I should reread some of them. After all, in the case of Dark Elves 1, I wrote that about 13 years ago (2005). So, yeah, I may have written it but I don’t remember all the details because I haven’t actually read it for years.
Valentine’s Day is coming up. It’s also my anniversary with the man in my life. 22 years. Doesn’t seem possible. I love you, honey!
But, even though I’ve got my own hero, I write romance so I’ve naturally considered, analyzed and fantasized about many different heroes. Through 30+ published stories, I’ve shared a number with my readers.
And I’ve come to the conclusion that I like my heroes flawed. Continue reading The Flawed Hero
So here’s the deal. It didn’t decide to write the Rose Family Chronicles on a whim. To be honest, I didn’t particularly want to write it. While I’ve read them, historicals aren’t my favorite. Too many rules. Too many things that have to happen to match up to reality. Those of you who’ve read my books might have gotten the hint that I’m not all that fond of reality. I’m big on escapism. Continue reading Historical writing is hard!
Yes, indeed, I have been writing. Surprise surprise!
First, I’ve turned in Indigo Knights 4: Noble. It’s actually due out in September from Loose Id. It’s even got a page in the Coming Soon already. So that’s cool. Updates on that should be coming in soon.
I’m currently writing book three in the Reindeer Games series. Because now that there’ll be three books, it’s a series.
So I am working, dear readers. I wholeheartedly apologize for the long wait between books lately. Real Life is a bitch. I will try and beat it down some more in the future.
Silly little post at Fiction with Friction.
Still shooting for the end of the year for IK3 but some pretty substantial edits are necessary — more than I usually get and nothing I didn’t pretty much agree with — so that might delay things. Can’t schedule until I get it fixed. So, keep sending encouragement to my muse to send me ideas so I can get them done quickly. Should make for a better story, right?
Cue Julie Andrews singing ‘Raindrops on rose and whiskers on kittens…’
OK, it’s not all like that, but it’s similar. Every writer has tools, whether they think of them as such or not. I’ve definitely developed a software toolkit that I use faithfully, so I thought I’d share.
me: That was so much fun!
Luc: (strolls up, clapping) Brava.
me: (hugs him, excited) I haven’t had a day of writing like that for a long time. I miss world building.
Luc: It is what you seem to like best.
me: True. Contemporaries are so… confining. I get to make up all the rules in a fantasy world.
Luc: (chuckles) Whatever you say.
me: What are you wearing?
Luc: I’m not sure? Is this Victorian or western?
He’s wearing a blousey white shirt with long buttoned cuffs, a fitted, cream waistcoat (i.e. vest) and snug denim jeans that disappear into knee high black boots. The auburn hair is a little longer than normal, pulled back in a queue that dangles a third of the way down his back with plenty of lovely tendrils that have escaped to frame his face. At least one knife is visible, a nasty one in a sheath strapped to his right thigh.
Reese: (seated with legs crossed on a table nearby) Whatever it is, you look good. Continue reading Discussion with my Muses
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