These shoes gave me a needed inspirational boost during my annual, mid-winter February Doldrums. I live on an island. I like this island. But sometimes the need to get off this island becomes a burning, thrumming compulsion. Plus, I wanted a shoe fix and when I opened the door to Fluevog Shoes in Victoria, BC, I was...I … Continue reading Writing Motivation
I LOVE writing ‘seasoned’ heroines. Looks to me like more and more readers–and writers–are looking for them, too!
It’s coming up on two years since I put out my plea for your help. Back in February of 2016, I penned a post titled A Little Help From My Romance Reading Friends. Once again, I come to you, Dear Reader, you with your finger on the pulse of romance, your eyes on the words and covers and spines of books of paper, screen, and audio. I come to you asking for your help, asking you to tell me about the Romance novels you have read where the heroine is aged OVER 40. That is, the heroine is 40, 50, 60 and beyond. It’s time to update my list and I need YOU to do this because I am only one tiny woman with a TBR pile and books to edit and books to write so I can add to this list of mine.
I’m very specific here. I…
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Today's assignment: Generate titles for two books and other such stuff. Any opportunity to take over my living room floor with paper and pens makes me happy. Loki, my one-time street cat--now spoiled rotten--loves the feel of crisp paper underneath his rain-damp paws.
I'm editing a novelette, a demure piece that's running about 15K words. I popped it into one of those word cloud generators this morning, prior to beginning edits. Fun!
In 2017, I participated in #RevPit, a Twitter contest run by a group of independent editors. I didn't *win* one of the offered prizes. Instead, I won a group of fellow romance writer/author cohorts. We're in daily contact via group chats. We beta and CP for each other. We know each other's pets' names, kids' … Continue reading A writer’s little helpers