Saturday, March 29, 2008
Where's the beef??? Thought I'd share a pic that I came across as I was looking for ahem..."inspiration" for my male character in the book I'm starting. I know I promised a blurb and a little info about it, but I'm still hacking away at it.
But, here's a few words that have been included in my hashing out of this new story.....(prepare yourself, lol)....slave, shades, shadows, vampire, harbinger, Tyr, Mythology, Norse, witch and Creole. Stunning, isn't it? And that covers maybe half of the descriptive words I could use, lol.
Now, I know (or hope) that when I finally work up the nerve to get past the second page and to give the plotting a rest, I'll be good to go. I finished Bayou Summons (which was 75,000 words) in a week. Because that's how it goes for me....if it takes me too long to write, I move on to something else, because I feel that if the concept doesn't grab me enough for me to obsess until I finish it, well, then I think it might not be such a great concept. If I, as the writer, am not completely engaged by it, then the reader won't be either.
I do think I have a pretty good concept and as long as I can flow the romance and antagonist in there smoothly, it might be something I'm quite proud of when I'm done. Fingers crossed, toes crossed and praying.................
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The cover above is one of my favorites that I've designed, and I think because even though it's simple, it hits home. There's something very striking about it. What is it that you look for in a cover? Beef and bronze? Sexy silhouettes? Clean and sophisticated?
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I'll give a hint of the one plot I'm seriously considering pursuing for my first query to the "big time"..... TYR. I hate to leave you hanging like that, but I haven't worked everything out yet!! I will share a short blurb once I get the plot fixed up and bandaged together. Tyr is a god from Norse mythology and I can't wait to use him for all he's worth, lol!
So, what do you do when you're stuck in a plot rut?
Monday, March 17, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Even though I created as a child and was more than mildly interested in art, I coveted books. They were held in high regard, where the best memories were made being lost inside the worlds the books created. I can remember the feel, the smell of them as I flipped the pages. Just as art is a form of an emotional outlet, books for me have always been my greatest escape. So, here I am making an affirmation to write. My goal is to be published by Harlequin's Silhouette Nocturne line, but for now, I will settle for just writing. It's good to be back.