Saturday, April 29, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Okay...I'm at this place where I really love the story. It's a scary place for me because I'm almost afraid to move on and mess something up. If writing had a tad less angst attached to it, it might be a more normal profession. But every author I talk to has their moments of fear, sometimes those moments last the entire process of writing the book. It's not even the readers I'm so worried about letting down, but my characters. I so want their story to come out right.
But first it has to come out, which means writing today despite this nerve wracking moment of paralysis. :) So...that's what I'm off to do. Hope you are all having a great day.
No sunshine here, but I imagine at least some of you are getting blue sky...so bask a little just for me, 'kay?
P.S. TEMPT ME made it onto Bookscan's 100 Top Selling Romances list and I'm totally thrilled. It's the first time a mass market single title of mine has done that. My HPs and Bravas pretty much always do, but this is a different market and I'm celebrating big time and want to say THANK YOU to every single reader who has bought the book or is planning to do so. :)
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
I'm so into this book, which is a very good place to be...I mean if you're writing or reading, you really want to be into the story, don't you? Not to mention that I may actually make deadline if I can write faster and writing faster always comes with this feeling of being into it. Happy sigh...but the deeper the emotions get, the more into the story I get. I love over the top emotion and wallow in intense conflict...between the pages of a book, or in a manuscript anyway. :)
Yesterday, I spent editing mostly ... and building a webpage for a friend of mine. It was fun. I can't seem to give up control of my own webpage. It's really content rich and it would cost me the earth to have a professional design company redesign and keep it up. It's a good thing I like that sort of thing, huh? But I get so many emails off the site from readers and booksellers who appreciate the content, I can't even think about cutting it back. I'm such a sucker sometimes. LOL
I'm off to write. Hope you're all having a great day!
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
I love Mondays. They feel so fresh and full of promise every week. Today, I am going to finish a love scene and hopefully move on to the next scene in this Brava. I'm really looking forward to it as my time with my characters is something to savor. I fall in love with them with every book. It's a strange phenomenon, but with each book I think each set of characters is more deeply embedded in my heart than the last.
Beth and Ethan are interesting people and I'm having an amazing time peeling back their layers as I get to know them better and they reveal themselves to one another. I just realized last week that Beth is still trying to accept her parents unique way of loving her and Ethan, for all his courage in facing Extreme Sports challenges, is definitely on the hesitant side when it comes to dealing with true emotion.
Up to this point, he's been pushing Beth past her comfort limits...but I think soon the roles are going to reverse. ;-)
Also...wanted to tell you that Stacy is hosting a really cool contest on her blog. You can win a copy of WILLING or MISTRESS IN TRAINING (your choice) and the contest itself is just plain fun. So, go have a look:
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Friday, April 07, 2006
Yay! I did get some writing done yesterday. It was late at night because there were some final family issues I had to help my mom with, but the resolution was positive. Which made us all happy. :) I'm just super pleased with the direction this book is going, but I'm a little concerned about how my editor is going to respond. I'm writing on the edge of her comfort zone right now and I'm hoping I can make it work. Funnily enough, I'm not worried about my readers. I know *they* are going to get it.
Dh just got home for lunch. Yum. His company brings me so much pleasure...so, I'm off. I'll let you know how the writing goes today, but we've got a birthday party tonight and my daughter is filling in this afternoon for my assistant (who has been really sick) which means I'll be answering a lot more questions than usual to get stuff done. If life were easy, it would be boring, right?
And just in case you missed it...TEMPT ME is out now!