I recently wrote the first kiss scene in my current WIP, and as usual, it was my favorite scene to write. A good sexy kiss will have the writer squirming in her seat just as much as her readers if all the stars are aligned and she’s done her best work. It’s a matter of… Continue reading It’s in the Kiss
I trekked northward for a visit with the family recently. It’s a long, boring drive made particularly arduous by the fact that I suffer motion sickness, which makes it impossible for me to read or write in the car. That means I lose over eighteen hours of productivity to the drone of the highway. I… Continue reading I saw a sign!
In the past month, we’ve had a lot of talk about writing goals on this blog. I babbled about the challenges I face in trying to juggle regular writing time into my day, Megan recapped the inspiration we found at our writer’s retreat at a gorgeous lodge in the Ozarks, and Cyndi explored the concept… Continue reading Pushing it
I don’t know why I find edits so draining. Writing is invigorating. I can go a full day of feverish typing and never feel tired, but when editing time comes, just an hour of work and it’s like someone siphoned off all my strength. Seriously. Shoot me now. This is the reason I edit as… Continue reading Exhausting Edits
I am a fairly new writer, at least I consider myself one. After three years of learning the craft, though, perhaps I should change my self concept. I still can’t see myself as growing up just yet. Anyway, with that mindset, I continue to write, write, write as if my life depended on it and… Continue reading Authors of Influence