Welcome to my Work In Progress Blog! This is where you get the scoop on my next book. More specifically, I will take you behind the scenes as I am drafting it. The following blog posts are excerpts from my writing journal. Be advised, they may contain swear bombs, grammatical inconsistencies, and heavy doses of sarcasm.
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 […]
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 […]
Sometimes I get stuck on a paragraph. Sometimes I rewrite a chapter three times. Sometimes I rub the shit out of my eyebrows. Sometimes I get confused about which path to take. Sometimes the words come out sounding right but feeling wrong. Sometimes, a lot of times, I read books that are so much […]
At first there was only rocking, the gentle swaying of a ship. Then he took her hand, and there was magic in his grip. But tricky fate divided what was once a bonded pair. So, the father sent her an angel with his answer to a prayer.
22,000 words in. Just finished Chapter 7, and chronologically, Day 1 in the novel. Thank fuck. Eli and Lilys’ arrangement is supposed to last three weeks, so I better move the plot along or this book is going to start looking like a George R.R. Martin novel. Problem is Day 2 is Christmas. How can […]
And another underwear thing… I spent ten minutes today trying to figure out whether a man would typically wear them under skinny jeans. The consensus on various web forums is generally no. Thank you to the anonymous few who’ve already posed these questions to the internet, making it possible for me to sleep tight knowing […]
Noticed a pattern with my female character profiles. Not sure what it says about me. Character Mythical Creature Scent Undies Kory Wilkes (Bks 1 & 2) Fairy Peaches Hipsters PJ Bruister (Bk 3) Mermaid Margarita Boyshorts Lily Browning (Bk 4) Unicorn Strawberries Thong
Struggled today. Grrrrr! Too many ideas. On a positive note, I’m quite amused by my chapter titles this time around. I might actually publish with ‘em. Here’s a sample: Chapter 1: The Unicorn Club Chapter 2: The Gods of Rock Chapter 3: The Shit Show Chapter 4: The Deets On another positive note, I listened […]
Just hit my first 10,000 words on Book 4, and I’m about three-quarters of the way through Chapter 3. I wrapped up before a pivotal moment today, a moment where Lily is about to do something impulsive and kind of crazy, but I think I’ve built up enough tension in the scene for it to […]
Finally finished Chapter 2. I was blocked for days. Days, damn it! Usually when I’m struggling, it’s because I’m either starting a new chapter and didn’t give myself an easy hook into it from the chapter that came before, or because I’m overwhelmed by all the things I want to accomplish in the new chapter. […]