Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shut up voice or I will poke you with a Q-tip

I have too many stories rolling around in my head. I am going insane because of it. Sitting at my computer to work is a difficult task right now because I’m not sure what to work on.
I have a running list of brainstorm ideas that is roughly three pages long. Anyone else have this issue?
If I was as prolific as my friend Saranna DeWylde, the Amazon goddess of doom, I most likely wouldn’t even think this was an issue. She can write 20K in a day. I can do about four when I have the time.
The Gods aren’t done. Pele isn’t done. Sam’s story is in pieces. I have six shorts started.
I’m a bad writer and planner.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Desert Living and Cactus love

It is no secret that I love my hometown of Las Vegas. I was not born here but spent most of my life here. I was a mere babe of ten we when first pulled up stakes and claimed Lost Wages as our new home.

I love living in the West, in the wide open spaces. That said, I think I could happily live anywhere. The skyscrapered skyline of NYC, the close cosy comfort of D.C., or the open plains of Kansas. But if I have to choose it is Vegas all the way.

All that Vegas love-in mush above leads into the idea I have for a new book. Cowboys and the NFR and country music. All this I love as much as I love the desert. As many of you know the NFR, or National Finals Rodeo is held in Las Vegas every winter. That means my little slice of heaven on Earth of a hometown is inundated with Wrangler butts and Stetsons. What more could a red-blooded American girl ask for? The situation makes for a great romance novel...I hope.

For the Blaze endeavor I also have a Secret Service book planned....but that's for another blog, as well as the Civil War Romance.

I have goals this years, ones I fully intended to actually accomplish. One of which is to sell a book to Harlequin for their Blaze line by the end of the year. I have decided to be proud and out loud about the fact that I write Romance. It is nothing to be ashamed of. And frankly, as your friend, If I tell you I write romance and you laugh, no matter how non-judgmental you mean it, my feelings will get hurt. So, just a word of warning, don't be a douche when asking me about my writing. Jane Austen wrote Romance. Charles Dickens wrote Romance in a way. Shakespeare wrote Romance. Do you laugh at them? Didn't think so.

I've been posting back on textnovel.com again. I need to get my work out there and I need to write daily. Being on textnovel helps force me to do that.

Well off for now my minions. I have tons to do today and not a plethora of time to accomplish it in. See you tomorrow!

Current tune-age: Arlington by Trace Atkins
Current book: Wild Rose: The True Story of Civil War Spy by Ann Blackman