I've already posted about this fun Valentine romp, which features two of Jane Austen's worst snobs ... And now I can share the news that it is done. Finished. Complete. Hooray! I am loving it! A true 30-day-wonder, this story is. I managed to write 23k words, start to finish, within a single month. Okay,… Continue reading Sir Walter Takes a Wife is now complete!
One of the great things about writing for an anthology is that I get to to play with ideas that simply wouldn't sell as a standalone novel. In other words, total fluff fiction. Such as this unlikely pair, mashed together (by moi) from two of Jane Austen's most popular novels, Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice.… Continue reading Go get your woman, Sir Walter!
It's Christmas in July today in Sally Britton's Facebook group. She has a lineup of eBook giveaways for you to enter. Ahh, book covers with ... snow. And people wearing coats and stuff. Embrace the cold! And at the same time, discover new sweet romance authors. Including yours truly. We'll be giving away two copies… Continue reading Christmas in July eBook Giveaway
And writing at home can get kind of tough. So many tasks around here are calling my name. Not that I want to do them. But when the writing gets tricky, even house chores look good. But housework does not get books written, and that's what my summers are about. So I've abandoned my shady… Continue reading Summertime is Writing Time!
Huzzah! It's time to put on the writer hat -- because summer is officially here. Or it will be, once I put the finishing touches on the report cards this afternoon. Thus a weary teacher is transformed into an intrepid writer. There isn't a moment to waste, not this summer! And speaking of writing ... ... here… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #13
Bring on the Beach Reads! It's the first day of my summer break. Some serious celebration going on here, oh yes. And not only because the school year is over... For the next four days, So Rough a Course is free. Yes, FREE. But wait, there's more! So Lively a Chase (Book 2) and The Lady Must Decide … Continue reading So Rough a Course is FREE!
Writing a book is kind of like riding a bike. It's all about forward momentum, keeping words and ideas flowing. If you stop, you fall over. Bam! It's May, and I'm a teacher. Right now I'm focused on survival ... yes, and finishing well. The school year first, and then the book. But this weekly blog… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #12
Word by word, sentence by sentence, we writers construct a story. Finally, at long last -- after WAY more work than we anticipated -- it is finished. Formatted, edited, proofread, with a cover and everything. A book, a real book. And then, sometimes, we encounter Book Selfies. Whether sent by readers or taken ourselves, how we linger… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #11
Coffee Cat and I begin our Saturday mornings together. And what a fine beginning it is! The house is quiet -- save for singing birds -- and I can think. Important for a writer, that thinking thing ... I treasure silence and having uncluttered thoughts as only a middle school teacher can! The time on the… Continue reading Saturdays with the Coffee Cat
A beguiling path beckons ... rather like an intriguing story premise. We follow, hesitantly at first. Just for a bit, just to see where the path might lead. Ah, but if the story is well-told, we are soon "all in" ... turning pages with delight and anticipation. Because we simply must know what is around the… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #10