Monday, September 20, 2010

Good Ole Monday Morning....

After a fantastic weekend spent with family, and celebrating my sweet nephew's first birthday, it's now back to the grind. Instead of sitting at my laptop, or even walking around the neighborhood, I find myself at the computer, playing on the internet.
It's not that I don't want to write, really it isn't, I'm just tired of the same thing, in the same location, every single day. Laundry is backed up, dust is beginning to party on shelves, and my bed needs to be made....don't feel like doing any of it.
As writers, we tend to spend so much time alone, yet it's the life we signed up for. I've heard many say they go to the park, or Starbuck's to write, but I feel guilty even thinking about it. Being that I stay home all day, not having an outside job, I feel obligated to stay here and make sure the house is in some semblance of controlled chaos. I long for the day when I can actually hire a housekeeper to handle the tedious, day to day things, so I can just focus on the characters begging to get out of my head!
On a good note, my short story titled The Headline will be published in next month's issue of the e-zine The Momo Reader. Keep your eyes open, and I'll be sure to post the link when it's out.
Enjoy the beautiful weather, ya'll, and don't forget to check out the revised first chapter of The Reluctant King Reece over at

Friday, September 10, 2010

Almost done....

I'm nearly done with revising and editing The Reluctant King Reece. It has grown from the original 62,000 words to 72,000, and I still have about 10 chapters to go. I will post the revised first chapter on my website soon.
After working for hours yesterday, someone asked how I could be tired from typing all day. Tell me, have you ever sat and read a book, word for word, and revised it? It's a tedious, mind blowing, labor of love. I've never been one able to sit around for more than a few minutes at a time, so for me to sit for hours, staring at a computer screen is absolutely exhausting.
Though it wears me out, I can't imagine doing anything else all day long. I truly love creating my characters and their world, but I must say, I love writing the sex scenes even more!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sorry for the Absence...

After a great weekend spent with out of town family, I'm back to the grind. I'm hoping to finish with the initial revisions and rewrites on both The Reluctant King Reece and Repeated Life by the end of this week. The editing after that should only take a week or so....I hope. As long as I don't get distracted, I should be able to get a lot written this week. Anyone want to volunteer to stand behind me and poke me with a stick?