Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Looking for advice and help

I am working on a short story titled, "Sweet Surrender", and there is a sexual encounter between the two characters. I want it to be tasteful, somewhat romantic and not just a couple who are hot for each other.
In a word, I want it to be unforgettable.

I am appealing to anyone who has written any type of sexual encounters into their books, how you may have made it seem less "dirty", as it were, and more memorable.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Adventures In Writing

3-26-10

I have decided to chronicle every step of my writing process---from character development, plot, outline---and ending with the submission. And I would like for you, my readers to join me on the ride.

I welcome all of your feedback, and would love to hear what you think about some of the projects I have cooking.

Today I am working on the re-write of my short story, "Scandalous". While I like the plot of the story, I want to make my main character, Hailey Michaels, a little stronger in her personality and more independent.

I am also going back and forth between this and the outline for a mini novel titled, "Backstage Pass"; this piece is going to give the readers an inside look at what it is like to be part of the inner circle of a rock band---as seen through the eyes of one young woman who dated the lead singer.

This is a look into their lives, from their first date in 1984, until they went their seperate ways in 1989.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Inspiration....

Have you ever listened to the words of a song, and been inspired to write because of them?
Well, that has happened to me. I was listening to Shawn Colvin's, "Sonny Came Home", and the idea for a book just started to dance around my head! I have never been inspired like this!
Maybe my Muse has finally settled down long enough to enjoy the snack I have left for her; yes...my muse is a female. But then again, that is the only sex I have seen....
Anyway, I think she may have gotten bored with all the hype and hooplah going on in Miami, and helping our boys in black and gold to their first Superbowl win, and decided it was time to come back home and inspire me again.
Maybe she is trying to appease me because she has been gone so long; all I know, I have a treasure trove of ideas floating around in my head, screaming to be let out of the box, and put on my computer screen in the form of best-selling novels and short story collections.
Only time will tell....that, and if I can keep my Muse from getting caught up in all of the hype and revelery that comes along with Mardi Gras. Which means I need to get cracking; Fat Tuesday is only a week away.....
Stay tuned for further updates.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The first chapter of my book

I am going to be posting the first chapter of my mystery/romance novel, "Playing With Fire", and I would appreciate all the feedback I can get, as long as it is sincere.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dark and Dangerous.....

Ok, it's almost 3:30am, and I know I should be asleep, but when the creative juices are flowing, there's no stopping them. I know I wouldn't be able to sleep with the shadow of a short story invading my dreams.
Now here's the scenario: it's a paranormal erotic romance that takes place in the 1700's----tentatively. And it's also going to be tentatively titled "Dark and Dangerous".
When I have the details ironed out, it will be posted here, along with the other short story synopses I am working on.

Friday, January 15, 2010

What I am up to.....

I am off of work today----I don't go back until Tuesday. I figure now would be a great time to get some writing done. I am going to enter my short story, 'Scandalous', in a micro fiction contest, and hopefully win.
Well, only time will tell.....