June 28, 2020 – Lily Darling

So, I’m almost done with Chapter 18, and that pizza I mentioned a couple posts ago, definitely got wasted. That bit was so damn satisfying to write. I think of it as Lily’s Carrie Underwood moment.  Right now, my girl is well and truly pissed at Eli… and hurt. And by the time I finish […]

June 17, 2020 – Lily Darling

I’m halfway through Chapter 17 which introduces a group of musicians Eli works with at his studio. The band is called RMO, and I love this trio of characters (Ryder, Morgan, and Oscar) so much that I’m already writing spinoff material in my head for them.  Also, their music style was inspired by an indie-pop […]

May 21, 2020 – Lily Darling

Okay, so actual writing might be slow-going, but idea generation is kicking into over-drive. I woke up this morning with a flood of ideas for the second half of the book. I don’t know why, but I tend to have my most productive brainstorming sessions when I’m in this strange state of semi consciousness a […]

May 19, 2020 – Lily Darling

I’m currently working on one of the more eventful days in the story. So many things go down here, I think it will probably take me another five chapters to get through them all.  Good news is, when I’m done with this sequence, I should be at the halfway point in the manuscript. Here’s a […]

May 14, 2020 – Lily Darling

Just finished Chapter 15 which introduces Eli’s father, Scooter Park. Usually when I come up with a character, they spring 100% out of my own brain. But occasionally, I’ll take inspiration from an actual person. For the past few weeks, I’ve been watching actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan on Friday Night In With The Morgans, and […]

April 22, 2020 – Lily Darling

So normally I get most of my work done on my manuscripts when my kids are at school and I can write free of distraction. Needless to say, with my boys now being home twenty-four seven due to school closures resulting from a flipping pandemic, progress on book four is pretty damn slow. But I’m […]

March 18, 2020 – Lily Darling

42,000 words in and finishing up Chapter 14, “The Spark.” There’s some heated stuff going on in this one. And some dancing. I can’t seem to write a romance novel without throwing in a dancing scene. The truth behind the fiction on this one is that I can’t dance for shit and would secretly love […]

March 2, 2020 – Lily Darling

I’m halfway through Chapter 12, “The Marguerite.” Writing this one has been a nice change of pace for me because much of the action of the story so far has taken place at Eli’s apartment, and the scene I’m working on now in 12 finds Lily having lunch with her country singer mother at a […]