Writing

What’s Coming In 2015

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I can hardly believe it’s already January.  I think I missed most of December.  Mentally, I’m starting to make the shift from vacation mode to back to work.  That’s Monday.  I’ve got big plans for this year, lots that I hope to accomplish.  I’d love to give a bit firmer declaration than “hope” but there […]

Musings

Resurrection

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It is fitting that this weekend is Easter and all about resurrection–in a good way, not a creepy zombie that wants to eat your brains kind of way.  Which reminds me, I think it’s time to harvest the garden zombie I planted the other day…  Yes, I have a shameful addiction to Zombie Farm.  Don’t […]

Musings

More On Paranormal Romance Vs. Urban Fantasy

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This is a big question for me lately, so I’ve been trolling the internet looking for a definitive definition trying to decide where I fit in. In one post I read (which, sadly, I forgot to bookmark so I could share) describes the role of setting in urban fanasy.  It was an interesting idea that […]

Musings

Am I Paranormal Romance Or Urban Fantasy?

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I’ve been having a bit of a genre–well I was going to say crisis, but it’s not that severe–thing lately.  Now here’s the thing–as an adult writer, everything I’ve done has in some way, shape, or form, fit into the romance genre.  Mostly romantic suspense.  But it’s always about a relationship.   A hero and heroine […]

Musings

Not So Sekrit Project…Maybe

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So during a conversation with my friend Cyndi yesterday, she happened to mention that she was working on a Nocturne Bite. A what? She was kind enough to educate me that this is a division of Harlequin, really short paranormals (10-15k), intended for epub.  I immediately said that I’d never be able to tell a […]

Musings

Hero Preferences

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This week my MIL and I watched Lifetime’s version of Nora’s High Noon.  In general, I haven’t been as upset this go round with the liberties the movie people took with the books. But that’s not what I want to talk about.  I’ve been thinking about Duncan Swift, the hero of that particular book.  He’s […]

Books

In Search Of Good Novellas

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I’ve been trying to get some reading done lately.  I’ve been dipping into Kelley Armstrong’s Stolen, which I’m enjoying, but haven’t gotten far in because I don’t have much time to really read.  And I was listening to Christine Feehan’s Dark Prince on audio book, but I got bored with the lengthy and redundant descriptions […]

Musings

Fess Up Friday

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Well it’s Friday, thank God.  Not that it’s been a bad week by any means.  It’s actually gone by pretty quickly and very well.  I set a minimal goal of 2000 words this week, with the stipulation that I write something every day.  Starting with Act 2 instead of at the very beginning, so far […]

Musings

A Face And A Title For The Prequel Novella

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DH and I watched August Rush again the other night.  It’s one of my all time favorite movies.  The music is amazing and it’s a real feel good story.  And hey, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is pretty to look at and listen to.  Wish he’d do an album.  He’s got such a great, gritty sort of voice.  […]

Craft

Getting To Know You: Unstructured Character Interviews

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As many of you know, my background is in clinical psychology.  After a brief stint doing therapy, I now occupy the paid portion of my days with research and teaching.  When Joely suggested a Character Clinic last week, I immediately knew that I wanted to talk about character interviews.   This has been my latest obsession, […]