To edit or not to edit…

When I have time to write, I’m always torn between wanting to write new chapters or edit previous ones. I have written 18 chapters so far and haven’t sat down to read the whole thing all at once yet. I still have roughly 10 chapters to write, with perhaps more …

Continue reading

Expert advice

I just spent the last couple of hours helping a colleague write a scene that is related to my day-job, specifically, therapy. It was a refreshing change from asking other people’s advice for so many things. I have a few experts on my panel that I can go to for …

Continue reading

Historical versus contemporary romance

I write in historical time periods for one major reason–societal rules and values. I like the 19th century because those values, although based in religion, were more social in nature (as opposed to medieval times, when a priest laid down all the laws…for some reason I rebel against that). I …

Continue reading

Character inspiration in the form of a…fish?

I went to the Georgia Aquarium this past weekend and experienced another form of inspiration. The giant fishtank that holds all the whale sharks also hold some of the other larger fish. I can’t remember what the guide called these three, but it was absolutely fascinating to watch them staring …

Continue reading

Soundtracks for writing

When you write, do you feel the need to listen to music? I do. I like to listen to music with almost any activity. But the music changes depending on my mood and the activity itself. For example, when I’m doing housework, I need current, dance-type music of the Top-40 …

Continue reading

Hi!

Well, I must say, I never thought I’d have a blog. Anytime I saw friends blogging, I’d wonder: Who would care what I have to say? And then I decided I didn’t care, so here I am. Around the end of May, 2009, an idea for a romance story grabbed …

Continue reading