Time for the weekend update on The Romance Novel Project. Since I missed my Thursday post due to work-induced exhaustion, I'm going to combine them in this one. The short and sweet of it is that I believe I've figured out how to fix my conundrum of fearing that I need to switch the roles … Continue reading Romance Update: Edit as I Go
A serious thunderstorm is heading our way. As a result, school has gone virtual. I've given my students activities to complete, and I check email periodically. As the rain nears, the barometric pressure drops, and a gentle, cool calm fills the air. I know the storm will be a beast, as heavy rainfall and tornadoes … Continue reading Rainy Day Writing
I do apologize for the melodramatic title, but that sums up my feelings at present. I've moved beyond the "Adhesion" beat, and we're moving through the blossoming of romance that ends with the next pinch point/plot twist. That sounds great. I'm about 60% through the first draft. That also sounds great. So why am I … Continue reading Romance Update: AAAARGH!
So, as I work on The Unnamed Romance Novel Project, I realized that as a writer, I have tropes that are always going to show up in my books, regardless of genre. And one of those tropes, probably the one I use most consistently, is the "Uncomfortable Dinner Conversation." We all have some image already … Continue reading Trope Talk: Uncomfortable Dinner Conversations
Monday was a struggle. Today wasn't much better. Now, I'm sprawled on the sofa with my calico cat Zuzu curled up, purring, and drooling on my leg. I've got a glass of bourbon in my hand as I scroll my social media feeds. The windows are open, allowing the crisp, cool March air and the … Continue reading Why Do I Write?