Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What's in store for stories?

Alright, so I've been asked what kind of stuff can you guys expect from me if I do become a published Author. Well, here are some ideas that I haven't started working on...Remember they are ROUGH.

I-N-P(ideas in progress)

A ROM/Com series: this is kind of on my life. Children, daycare and the paranormal. So far I've got it planned for a 3 book set, but it could be longer.

A Paranormal/Fantasy: this may not be a romance, but it will have some in it. I'm thinking it's going to be a 3-5 book series and it will have the same feel of Jeannie Frost's Grave books... one hero/heroine love match that take longer than 1 book to hook up.

Pimping pride-this is set up as a 5 book arch. It's something I came up with at ConEstoga and I've been doing some plotting on. It's a cute idea, and will have lots of the paranormal in it.

Witches on Vacation-this is the idea of my friend being the characters. I've gotten them worked up now I'm plotting it out. So it will be 5 books, all on a new couple, where the others will still be there.

So there you have it, those are the ones I can think of... but there are notebooks more. I've just got to pick a couple out to start looking more into them...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Role Playing=plotting

Wow, this is the newest to me and I love how it gives me a way to write and plot that I never thought about. I find myself getting deeper into the mind of my characters, getting to know them better and making them more real not only to me, but to those reading it.

I am still slowly working on Emerald; new revisions to Sapphire; Plotting Onyx and Amethyst, All of this is the one series.

I do have a couple new ideas coming from the role playing, and just life in general. Thanksgiving is coming soon, time for family and friends. I am headed out to a family friends house and we are having Deep Fried Turkey, yummy yummy! Well, that comes soon enough, see you soon.

Monday, September 15, 2008

What the heck... we doing this or not!

Alright. I'm working hard, but you know it's hard work! I love writing... the best is getting to know who you are writing about. I've got 5 profiles working for a new series. Lots of new concepts and things going with that.
Emerald is on a fast track right now... I'm almost done! Well, with the rough draft.

Some personal stuff...
I've been doing a diet with some of the girls online that I talk to... I don't know how much I've lost b/c well, I don't like scales, but I'm doing good. I'm feeling better, I don't have more energy yet, but I'm not sleeping better either. I started useing my machine again everynight... it's still hard to go to sleep with out the pills, but I'm getting better.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ya know what!

Nothing! It's a quite day. We have the windows/doors open because it's so nice, it's rare to do this in Texas. All the kids are being great today, I didn't sleep so that helps. I've started charecter building for my new book.
I'm trying something new. I'm letting friends of mine be the chareters... not straight out. I'll have input on who they are and stuff...but they will have input on looks, attitude and back grounds. I'm even going to let them help with the males too. I'm taking my direction a little diffrent this time. I think it's something new and it might be more fun for both me and any readers.
Speaking of readers, I have several people reading Sapphire right now. I've already gotten a couple of things back from them.!! I hear good things, and some ok things. I even had someone be honest and tell me they didn't like how it started! I'm working on that now. (we talked about it and are trying a new start and so far so good)
Well, I'm off to make lunch for kids and do more work. I'll be around...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

So, let's get this thing moving!

Alright. It's the start of a new month, week and life!
It's also the start of a new book! That's right... I am done doing reaserch for a new book idea that I have not told you about at all. Why? Because I liked it so much I didn't want to let anyone know about. I still have one person to talk to before I put hands to keys, but I think she will like it and I HOPE that she will help me on it.
It's a totaly new idea for me, well, kinda... yes it has vampires in it... but I've had this idea blooming for the last couple months and I have been digging into my own past and with everything that's happening I figured why not add it to the mix too.
Other things that are happening are that I'm working on Emerald again! I wrote about 1000 words last night, not much, but heck, Christian's off the plane so we are good now! I'm taking this a new direction and going to have to change something that happened early on to make it work, but I'm ok with it for this second, it's only a rough draft.

I am working VERY hard on my tag line for my Querry letter! I think I got it... tell me what you think
When Isabella Kinsley gets on with her life after her accident she finds that her dreams can come ture in the form of Aiden O'Quinn. Now she just needs to make her choice of path in life, to bad they all lead to blood.
So what do you think? It would be the first thing a agent would read in my querry letter... I am also working on a synopsis.. this is my weak point... I can't sum anything up... no long stories made short for me... they are all long! I'm trying! So if you have read my manuscript (there are are few of you who have) give me your ideas of a over all cation of the book?!
I'm off, lunch time for the kiddos and I might eat something too... more then coffee!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Great work!

Ok, so it's been a long week. I will update the wiggy thing with Emeralds progress this weekend. Yes I know I only have 10more days of my goal. Do I think I'll make it? Heck no! I'm not where I wanted to be, but I will get some time to work on it when hubby is gone to Vegas for the next week.
This weekend is Tax Free weekend here, I love this weekend! The stores do big sales and you know what... it's also back to school shopping. Autumn is so excited because she wants to go to the big girl stores (Limited 2). She is too tall for 5T's that still fit (heck she can wear her brother's 3T shorts.. if they were not like Daisy Dukes!) So we will be getting a whole new set for this year. I was even thinking of getting myself something new.. who knows!
The suburn is gone, I was red on Monday, but by Tuesday morning I was brown. My nose is the only thing on my face that peeled, so I'm good. I have a nice golden tan to me now, LOVE IT!

Some good news too. Jaci Burton had a contest for her newest book "The Darkest Touch" that will come out the end of Oct. She was giving several readers the chance to do her book reviews. I was luckily choosen, so I will read it and write a review for it and post it here in Oct. (I will read the book WELL before then, but I'll re-read for the review.)
I'm going to be working on posting links to the blogs and websites I visit the most so look for that sometime next week too.
You guys have a good weekend, and I'll see you soon.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Have a good weekend

I am working on Emerald as I sit here. Ok, maybe not this second because I'm blogging, but I was working on it just a second ago.
I'm also putting together a set of blogs I read daily, or weekly, depending on the Author. I will hope to have them on Monday.
Well, I'm off! Have a good one!
the sticky link was kidnapped from Lynn Viehl's site!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ok, here it goes

Wow, I didn't get much done yesterday on the writing. But for plot, descriptions and planning I get an A, maybe even an A+! I got some planning done for Emerald (the one who I now only have 13 days left to finish) and did some minor work on the newest idea.

My day's normaly look like this:
6am wake up, start coffee and read for a bit.
6:30 first daycare kid arrives. I have to feed him then put him to bed. He's only 4months old
7:30 second daycare kid arrives and she get's fed and put to bed, agian she's 5 months old
8am Autumn, Zachary and one of the daycare kids (who just got here) eat breakfast
Durring which I finish feeding the baby and laying down.

Some time between 8:30 and 10am I get to boot up the computer, I might even get to sit down at it!
That's when the babies start needing to be fed agian. (it takes 45 min to feed each, so that's 2 hours of time.) I do have it down to a fine art. See the oldest one gets fed first. When she's done she gets her tummy time when I'm feeding the other one. When he is done he get's his tummy time and she goes to diapers/bed time. He only can handle about 20 min, so he gets diaper/bed time too.
At this time I've already started/finished lunch
11:30-12 the kids will eat lunch
When they are finished they all go and laydown. (ages are 3,4,5,7,7) Everyone knows where to go and what to do. Once I read a short story, check on babies I hit the dishes then the computer.
By now it's almost 1pm. I get a Mt.Dew and hit the emails. After which I take the time to read my boards, post, read some blogs and then post one.
At 2 or 3(when lucky) the kids get up the babies get up and it's time to get back to it. Durring the internet time I hope I got some reaserch done, and maybe even some writing(normaly not).
Between 3 and 6 I am feeding babies, changing diapers, playing in the daycare rooms and getting dinner out and started.
By 6:30 all daycare kids are gone, Dinner is cooking and it's time for a little one on one with my OWN kids! I will read a chapter with Autumn, watch a cartoon with Zachary and then yell outside for hubby to come in and eat.
At 8pm it's bath time (durring the summer it's 8:30) then it's good night kiddos!
So around 9pm(9:30 summer) I get to get back to the computer and start writing. I can't do this every day. I need family time too, so I take some time to watch a family movie with the kids, or just me and hubby will.

I get to read when I'm feeding a baby, or when I'm stuck and can't figure out what to do, or if I'm over loaded and need a brake.

So what does this say? I love writing enough to loose sleep, freedom and everything else, but I will not sacrifice my family for it.

Monday, August 4, 2008

So let it start already.

Well, Good Morning.

It's a new day and the start of a new week. I've made up my mind that I'm going to finish Emeralds rough draft in three weeks. 21days is all I am giving myself to take the first half and finish it. Not long, but I don't like long goals. I think if I push myself with a short goal I have a shot of getting it done.
See when I set out to write Sapphire I put a goal of the end of the year. Mind you I set this goal on November 15th, 2007. I had the rough draft and spellcheck done by December 15th, and then had a full first revision done by the 27th. I took three days to make minor changes (the formating I did was wrong so it took a bit of work to take all of my Italics and underline). On the 31st I celebrated a complete 80,000 word manuscript.
Since then I've edited it, changed it and it is now around 100,000 words. (give or take a 1000) Emerald is Sapphire's second. Right now it's around 45,000 words and about half way there. So I gess my word goal would be 90,000 for Emerald. I'll find one of those tracking things to add latter.

I have had a crative bug biting me for the last two weeks on an idea I got from a board I frequent. The idea came from two words in diffrent sentences and I just looped them together and walla IDEA! What are the two words? Vegas........escorts. See, not the kind of thing to give to much away. But alas my idea is born and blooming.
I can't give to much away right now but here are the two words I'm using right now "Paranormal" and "Pimpping".
Don't laugh, it's a good idea and it's not a comedy! (I can't seem to be funny) Well, for now I'm just looking into it. I'm going to finish Emerald then work more on Elements of Passion (my Fae story) then start writing the 'idea'. I have reaserch to do first on it, so I'm nost sure where to start.
I'm off to start for the day... Well, I have kids asleep and the big ones are in the back yard where I can see them from the computer! I love my sun room!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The First Fits of my crazyness

OK, so here it is. Official, my first ever blog. Why do I blog, or want to blog? That is easy. I want a way to put it out there that I'm trying. OK, so trying isn't the word I needed, I AM writing. Writing gives me a way to let go of the here and work on the where.
Oh, well that sounds nice huh. As a good friend of mine, Bev. Hale said if you can live with out writing do it and turn around now and RUN, RUN fast and far, But if you can't, then stick it out. She also told me it's a long, hard, bumpy road. (I told her to tell me something I didn't know)
As this is my first blog I will tell you a little about myself. I'm simple, hard, confusing and well all-together crazy. See not difficult at all am I? Well, besides that I'm a mommy of two. That's right I have two people whose every thing in life is because of me (lord help them). I have a daughter who just turned 7, and is going on 16 (why me?), and a son who is 4 almost 5 (and still potty training). On top of my own two I run a in home childcare, in a small town.
Now, you know why I'm crazy. I have anywhere between 7-9 EXTRA kids in my house almost every day. See why I said that writing helps me escape to the where and not worry about the here.
Now that you know that I'm writing, a little about me I'll tell you about my writing. I am embarking on the lovely world of romance writing. That's right guys that yucky stack of books you avoid like the plague! I have always had this dark love for the things that go bump in the night, so well, I'm working on paranormal romances. So what is a "paranormal romance". You know I've watched many authors talk about this topic, and still have no direct awnser. In my humble, unpaid for opinion it's a romance just like any other, except it involves things that we, on earth, call paranormal. This could be anything from physic, vampires, shape-shifters, demons, angels, witches, Fae and the list just keeps going.
My first manuscript is a vampire paranormal romance series. It's not the only thing I'm working on (you know the saying don't put all your eggs in one basket), but it is the only one I have shinned up and ready to start asking people to read. (more on that later)
For now I'm off. I think for a first post I should leave you with questions. Post them, I'll get to them Promise!
Thanks for reading and taking time out for me, I love to hear back!