Billable Hours – A Writer’s Day

Okay, novelists don't really have billable hours. I worked in a PR agency for a brief, miserable period and keeping track of how much time I spent on every little thing was a massive pain in my ass. That 15 minute chunk of time when I was staring out the window watching pigeons have sex... 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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