Books

#ROW80 Update and Bookish Things

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Today the Red launch blog tour continues with an interview by the fabulous Holmes and Bayard, which was possibly the most fun I’ve had in an interview ever. So I guess it’s time for my mid-week ROW80 update.  The first proper one I’ve done in a while.  My revised goal, if you will remember, is […]

Musings

J.R. Ward’s Books Are Crack

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It all started with the Black Dagger Brotherhood, which I discovered a couple of years ago, right around the time that the 6th book came out.  I picked up the first one, recommended to me by a friend, did a lot of snorting at the ridiculous name spellings and gansta speak.  And 80 pages in […]

Musings

Opposite Sex Character Attraction

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Among the writers I know (all of whom are women and write romance in some form or other), there are quite a few of us who are guilty of falling in love with hero stories.  By which I mean that we very often come up with stories that have the hero and heroine and the […]

Craft

Where To Start?

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After some massive and intense brainstorming with Pot yesterday, I think we’ve finally hit on a setup that works for me.  There are still a whole bunch of holes, but I can work on filling those in.  Today’s project is to begin the outline.  I haven’t decided whether I want to use yWriter or StoryBook […]

Books

Fess Up Friday

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Well I set myself the goal of 5k this week.  As of last night, I’m on the nose at 3k with today, tomorrow, and Sunday left to go.  I don’t have much hope of getting a whole lot done today, as it’s Halloween, my boss is back from Chicago, and I have actual paying work […]

Books

Ready To Sweat!

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It’s that time again!  The 4th round of the 70 Days of Sweat.  I am psyched.  I really really love this challenge.  It’s a brisk but managable pace.  One where I’m more apt to produce a manuscript that doesn’t require an entire overhaul (unlike NaNo).  The idea is that you write 60-100k in 70 days.  […]