Novel Experiment Day 6 – What Was I Thinking?

My hands and wrists hurt. I don't give a shit what happens to the couple in Wallbanger. I pretty much hate this book I'm writing, too. Having no real foundation in the romance tropes and traditions I don't have a real voice. I'm trying to write like this or like that instead of sticking to... Continue Reading →

Novel Experiment Day 5 – Wallbanger and the Iliac Furrows

Day Five research went pretty well. I found something fun to read: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. The temperature is on the cool side i.e. I'm 40% in and the heroine hasn't gotten laid even once. But, it's a fun read and it's making me laugh. In a "that's funny" way, not a "I can't believe... Continue Reading →

Novel Experiment Day 4 – Own and Bone

So this post is actually combining two days. A research (non-writing) day and a work day. I'm lumping them both into "Day Four." For my research I started reading Little Black Book by Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea. I got to about 35% when I figured I'd read enough. For three reasons: 1) there are... Continue Reading →

Novel Experiment Day 3 – A miscalculation and a pleasant surprise

Day three was great for research. Not great for productivity. BECAUSE I guess I forgot that I can't write on weekends. Not because I'm lazy (which I am) but because I can't write with people around me. As in I am an unfathomable bitch if you interrupt me while I'm writing. So in order to... Continue Reading →

Novel Experiment Day 2 – The trouble with S and hella words

I decided "Hiatus Experiment" doesn't really make sense, ergo "Novel Experiment." Day Two research involved the book Rush by Maya Banks. In contrast to the Rafe MacKade book, the sex was not lukewarm. Nope, not at all. It was hot. Here's my Goodreads Review for Rush. "Pretty well-written. The author believes that manly men say... Continue Reading →

Hiatus Experiment Day 1 – Research, names, and outlining

Can I write a cheesy romance novel in two weeks? Here's what happened on Day One: In order to write a romance novel, some research is in order. So I read a Nora Roberts book: The Return of Rafe MacKade. Nora Roberts, if you don't know, is a zillion-selling romance author. She's written over 200... Continue Reading →

The Hiatus Experiment or Can I Write A Romance in 2 Weeks?

Yesterday I finished the first draft of Summer Wind. This is the book that was giving me fits just a month ago when at the half-way point I hated the book so much I wanted to burn it. I figured out the problem, fixed it, and the words just started to flow. The muse was... Continue Reading →

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