I have recently adopted a writing technique employed by my friend Katalina Leon called ‘The Carousel of Chaos’. This is a collection of WIPs that I rotate through as the mood strikes me. It prevents things becoming stale and I have discovered it is easier than sticking to one manuscript at a time.
Tonight I finished a brand new Quickie. THIS in addition to the novella I finished on Saturday! I am feeling super productive!
This naughty little number features a hot French man, an art studio and a female critic – all three come together with explosive results. I can say with certainty that this story is the hottest I have ever written – and I enjoyed the journey. Hopefully my lovely editor will enjoy it too and, along with my novella, you might see it coming soon!
I will keep you all updated!
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I found myself lying on my bed yesterday, doing nothing besides scrolling through my phone (for the millionth time) checking Facebook statuses. I was disheartened, demotivated and discouraged. Out of the blue, one of my friends posted a comment on my profile asking why I had not written any motivational status updates in a while. (In early January I was feeling the New Year love and was especially productive!)
I was encouraged by her small words, and immediately got off my bed, made a cup of tea and started writing. Four thousand words later, I was finally finished a story I had been working on for a good while. With the radio on in the background, playing an array of my favourite love songs, I was suddenly inspired.
Today I am beginning my first edits on the piece, will give it a proper title, write a synopsis and will submit it to my editor!
My fellow Ellora’s Cave author has just had her first release — Down to Business for the Branded line of erotica. To celebrate her fabulous new release, I decided to do a quick Q&A with the lady herself, to get to know her a little better! Don’t forget, when you finish reading this you should skip over to Ellora’s Cave immediately to pick up a copy! If that hunky topless man to the left isn’t enough to convince you, here’s a wee peek at the blurb!
Leigh and John Templeton have plans for the upcoming weekend. Unfortunately, looming deadlines may prevent John from being able to get away. In particular, one very long and dull contract review.
When Leigh delivers dinner to John at his office, she makes him a deal to spice up the contract review process—for every page he completes, she’ll remove an item of clothing…until she’s naked and waiting for him to claim his reward.
What inspires you?
I get inspiration from a lot of different things – conversations with friends, magazine or newspaper articles, news reports and even rumors! Rumors are especially fun because your imagination can go wild guessing how people got into the situation and the reasons why.
What makes a hero sexy for you?
It’s that hero that is deeply and truly in love with the heroine. One that may fight the good fight but in the end realizes he is a better person for loving and being loved by the heroine. But let’s face it – there is nothing sexier than a strong, alpha male loosing the reins of his control because of his need and desire for his woman?
Gives me goose bumps just thinking about it!
What are you currently reading?
LOL – I’m reading The Hunger Games because my oldest son loved it so much. When a pre-teen gets excited about not just one book, but the whole series, it’s got to be good. I have to admit – I’m more than half way through it and it’s got me hooked!
What is your favorite thing about being a writer?
Just like reading, writing is a form of escape for me. It’s a chance to live in someone else’slife for bit. Only with a bit more control over the way things end. Well… mostly anyway. I think most writers will tell you that sometimes their characters and stories will take them down a path they didn’t see coming.
And your least favorite?
I constantly fight with my internal editor. It’s very hard to turn off the criticism and doubt as I write so that I can at least get the first draft down on paper. I have to keep reminding myself that I can go back later and change things.
What’s next for you?
I have two new works in progress and in between, I’m also working on revisions to two stories I wrote last year. One of the new WIP’s is a paranormal contemporary set in Ireland. I’m very excited about writing it. The characters are just yammering around in my head wanting to get out and on the paper. The other WIP is another story aimed at the Branded line at Ellora’s Cave.
Thanks a million to Dena for taking part in my little Q&A session! Many congratulations on your first release!