Have a wonderful and safe holiday!
Monday, June 30, 2014
So far, we've finished Harry Potter week, caught up on our Dr. Who, rewatched season one of Under the Dome...in preperation for tonight's season two premiere(a must really), we're also trying to catch up on our reading. DD has chosen to read The Hobbit and I'm digging into my, seriously long, TBR list.
Each of us is working on our separate ventures as well. DD is focusing on her music (guitar, piano, flute and composing) while I should be writing, I've actually been working on my group blog, Shapeshifter Seductions, newsletter ~ Join Here ~
I've also been reviewing a contract I hope to sign soon for a short erotica I've had tucked away for a while...more on that good news later. :)
So it's time to add writing back into my daily to do list, I guess I need to pick out a story to finish. So many to choose from and such indecision. But first, my July 4th blog post on the group blog for the upcoming hop.
Oh, by the way, check out the picture up top. Totally cute, right. It was gifted to me, recently and I just love it! I've got the perfect picture to put in it of my bff on a certain trip to Dallas. :)
Have a great week, ya'll!
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
So I found myself waiting for a really slow train this morning, first in line - no less, which I have totally mixed feelings about. On the one hand, being first means I have a really sweet view of all the graffiti, which I like. On the other hand, if that sucker derails, well bye-bye, Serena. That I don't like so much. Lucky for me it was moving so slow thereby lessening my chance of death by train car.
It did give me a chance to ponder my Friday post over at Shapeshifter Seductions. Now I just need to get it written. Ass in seat, Serena, ass in seat is where to begin. :)
Have a good one, ya'll!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Is what I would be saying if there were any sun to be seen today, the day I'm climbing - pasty pale with bloody fingertips and bloodshot eyes - out of my self-imposed hole. Alas, it is cloudy and on the verge of rain in my neck of the woods, but I'm still grinning.
Why? Why would I be grinning and happy even on a cool, wet day? Well let me tell ya...
I'm done with my Spring semester college classes! ~happy dance~ I'm exhausted and my brain is still a bit soft from all of the information I forced into it this semester, but now I have the summer to get back to normal and prepare for the fall. Thank Lupa!
I'm at a crossroads though...
What should I be doing? I definitely need to get back on the roll of blogging, both here and over at Shapeshifter Seductions. I need to write...but what? Mz. Muse is spinning in circles trying to decide what she wants to work on, but she's also chomping at the bit for some reading stimulus. What to do? What to do?
For the time being I think I'll indulge our reading needs, while jotting down story and blog post ideas. One of the ideas will grab Mz. Muse and ignite her passion. And then the writing will begin!
So, does anyone have a book recommendation for us? These inquiring minds want to know.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
The lovely Cristal Ryder offered me the next slotted Monday after her on the My Writing Process - Blog Hop. Many thanks, my dear!
1) What am I working on?
Let's see, lately I've been working on mapping out exactly what the backs of my eyelids look like, ignoring my Muse's snide comments about my inability to choose just one story to work on and determined to prove to her my way of fleshing out the top three stories she's presented me really does work best.
I've aced the first one, 'cause let's be honest, who doesn't like to map the backs of their eyelids? Most of us like it so much we work extra hard to find perfection.
The second task is harder as Mz. Muse is really good at digging into my psyche and rooting around for all of the most painful things she can find. I almost envy those authors with nice helpful Muses, but then I remind myself that I would probably run roughshod over a nice muse. I definitely need a hard-ass on my case.
The third task I'm doing pretty well with. Between promo and school work, I've been jotting down info on three different story ideas. I'm giving myself about a month to lay down everything I have in my head related to each of these stories:
1) The third story in my Northwood Jags series, The Release.
2) The second story in my erotica shorts series.
3) And a total surprise to me, a story I would self-pub from a world grown in my group blog Shapeshifter Seductions, Reetha and Rafe's story.
When I've reached the end of my month, I'll be choosing the story I have the most info on and letting Mz. Muse have her way with it and me. I haven't told her that, of course, she would take advantage.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Wow, that's a tough question. I think all works out there differ because of the authors voice. I mean, I have a book about shape shifters...do they go through a change? Yes. Is is a magical change or a physical one? Definately physical...bloody and painful. Mz. Muse is not just mean to me, but mean to the characters as well. :D
One difference I think is location, location, location. Mz. Muse and I have placed our big cats not in the warm southern jungles, but in the cold north woods of Minnesota. Not your typical home for a jaguar.
3) Why do I write what I do?
Because Mz. Muse makes me! LOL Okay, not exactly true. Mz. Muse does play a role in why I write what I do. She whispers in my inner ear, nudges at my gray matter and lets the voices in my head come to the forefront to play. Most of those characters tend to be supernatural in some way...I do love the idea of a paranormal world. So much so Mz. Muse and I like to make our own.
4) How does your writing process work?
There's suppose to be a process? Oh, you mean how does it go from my head to the paper. Well, I'm a slow writer and a partial plotter, so I guess it all starts with that voice in my head that says...what if? Mz. Muse adores music so most of the time the what if comes from hearing a certain song. Right now, we're brewing a story that started from the song Hollywood Nights by Bob Seger. MM heard it and asked me...
"What if a shapeshifting wolf got tired of the big city nights and diamonds & thrills?"
From there we go back and forth on the characters, plot and location while jotting down flash scenes and dialog. Somewhere along the way everything is pulled together and the editing (and the bulk of the rewriting) begins.
Thanks for taking a moment to read about My Writing Process. Next week check out Shay MacLean and Solara Gordon on March 24th and see how they take their wonderful stories from start to finish.
Shay MacLean has been writing in one format or another most of her life finally settling into the erotic romance genre due to the urging of her wicked muse, Lucien and equally naughty characters.
Solara lives in the Metro DC area creating her next fascinating alternative lifestyles romance thanks to a vivid imagination.
Have a great week, ya'll!
Monday, March 3, 2014
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See ya on the road!
Friday, February 14, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Come on over to Shapeshifter Seductions 2/10/14 to 2/16/14 and join us for some Valentine's Flashes! Tell us about your best or worst V-day surprise and be entered into a daily drawing for a book give-a-way.
See you there!