Free Falling………..

Been in a tailspin the past few weeks but think I’ve managed to right the ship.  Looking forward to getting back to the business of writing.  I’ve actually missed my characters and somehow hope they’ve miraculously gotten themselves out of the web they’ve spun, but somehow I doubt it.  They are going to need my help and I’m up for the challenge.

This roller coaster continues and I’m glad to be back on the ride!!!!

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Switching Gears…………….

Time to switch gears and shift back to ‘writing’ mode.  The past two weeks have been filled with life, life  and oh yeah, life.  Hate when that gets in the way.

I began writing my novel in March and started blogging about my journey in May.

I would like to personally thank the 36 BRILLIANT and BEAUTIFUL  people who actually read this crazy blog.  I’m sure no-one cares that I am experiencing the same turmoil, frustration and head banging sessions that everyone else does.  I can offer no valuable advice on how to overcome these obstacles or give direction.

I like to write.  I like to dream up stories.  I like to challenge myself………that’s it in a nutshell.

I am not qualified to review or critique anybody else’s work, because who really cares if I LIKE OR DISLIKE it.

Getting ready to shift into high gear and get back to the task at hand.  Thanks for the rant session.  Work begins bright and early tomorrow where I will have to face beast and push on through.

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This thing has grown legs…….

Characters, plots, twists, conflict, love, harmony and oh yeah, drama.

Never would I have believed that a simple love story could have become so complicated. Real life is tough enough, hoping it also comes with a “Happily Ever After.”

Maybe one day, my creepy crawly will be a beautiful butterfly.

Now that’s happily ever after!

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A Writers Silence……….

Silence coming from my blog is actually progress being made on my novel.  I have been working through a very tough scene and I think it’s time to walk away from it for a few days.  Revision after revision after revision has left me back with my original words. I am looking for a way to just move forward without stalling on details that I know will get edited as part of the bigger picture.

I tried skipping to another scene that I have pretty well thought out in my head, thinking it would be easy to get it out and onto the paper.  No such luck.  Back I go, lost in the minutia.

Any suggestions on how to get past this?

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A Romance Writers Perfect Fourth of July………

Wishing all of the aspiring writers out there a very happy Independence Day.  How will you celebrate the Red, White and Blue?!?!?!?!? (Click for more photos)

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When Writing A Romance Novel Feels Like Cheating…….

I have spent the past couple of days reading many blogs and articles about the actual art of writing a sex scene.  Placing yourself in the bodies of your characters, you need emotion and all your senses to fuel the scene.  Although the scene is meant to be hot and fast, it takes forever to explain how a simple touch can ignite a physical reaction.

I’ve spent the morning with my characters whom up until this morning had not engaged in their first sexual encounter.  The deed is done.

I’m exhausted.

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Romance Novels and Billionaires……….

What is it about romance novels that demand the main character be a bazillionaire?  Mind blowing sex and deep meaningful relationships don’t need expensive hotel rooms, penthouse apartments or even private islands to make them great.   Great sex is just as great in the backseat of a car and a beautiful sunset can be enjoyed together while stuck in commuter traffic.

Why do we fantasize about taking ourselves away from our reality?  Can’t we make our reality a fantasy?

So next time you’re stuck in a situation with only your own thoughts, think about how your fantasy man or woman would change your reality if he/she showed up at that exact moment.  I bet he /she would rock your commute!!!!

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