Man Monday … David Tennant

I’m writing this Sunday Night, knowing I won’t type it till tomorrow because I’m experimenting with writing long-hand again. Prior to the internet, prior to the rise of computers I had fairly decent handwriting. I could construct sentences without needing to use 8 fingers and 2 thumbs, and I wasn’t always looking back to edit my previous words. These days my hand writing seems messy – simply because the muscles I use for handwriting have lost their zing. Don’t laugh about my saggy hand muscles. I’ll whip them back into shape in no time.

It’s been a nice week since Mother’s Day. I’ve written a blog for this Tuesday’s Lady Scribes post, a piece about grave robbers, I got my very first royalty statement for One Wicked Night, and I’m 2/3rds through the synopsis for Broken.

I’m also writing another short-story long hand. I know, this was supposed to be my quiet month, but if I don’t write I fear I might actually go crazy. Tinkering with a short story, novella length, in much shorter burst of time is a process I’m really enjoying. I do have an outline, but because the writing is going so much slower than when I type I’ve had the time to change direction, ponder reactions before I write them, throw a spanner in the works during the love scene instead of letting them get straight to the action.

Wow, I’m watching TV while I’m writing (Bones & Castle) and I’ve just caught the second Prince (or the artist formerly known as) reference of the night. I’ve loved Prince my whole life, and I’m still impressed that my mum shrugged off my music taste and never noticed the high sexual content of his lyrics. Ah hah! Maybe thats why I like lots of detail in love scenes. I conditioned myself from a young age. Oh dear. *giggle* It’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for.

I hope everyone has a great week, but I’ll leave you with some pic’s of my favorite DR WHO. I’ve really missed David Tennant this season. Take care.


E-book giveaway

First up … the freebie

I’m blogging Tuesday (posts 9pm Australian EST or 6am American Central Time) at the Lady Scribes ~ Shh, I’m Writing a Romance ~ Blog and giving away a free copy of my One Wicked Night novella. All you have to do to win is leave a comment at the Lady Scribes blog to describe the preparations you would make to create one wicked night for you and your partner.  Keep everything G-Rated and I’ll announce the winner on both sites late tomorrow .

Good luck!

In Other News

I completed edits on my second regency manuscript, working title Broken,  in April with just 30 minutes to spare. I find setting personal deadlines really works well for me and it was such a relief to cross the line and say, yay – I’ve put my couple to bed. Giles and Lilly are pretty happy where I left them, kissing under the sheets while others ran off to arrange their wedding. My bad boy is getting hitched. So happy!

I’ve worked pretty flat out so far this year and I’m going to take things a bit easy for the month of May.  But I have a query blurb to write and a synopsis to finalise then I’ll plot which agent inboxes to fill up with queries for both Lover in Waiting and Broken.

I also need to finish an online class I never really started. Back in March I signed up for Nicole North’s Turn Up The Heat workshop, but because of other committments I had to let my participation slide. However, one of the great things about a Nicole North class is that her handouts are so professional. I’ve taken a class of hers before, Take Your Writing to the Next Level, so I knew could work from the notes alone and still get my money’s worth without the feedback. There is always so much to learn.

Oh, and of course there is always my wonderful writing partners work to critique and with luck, and Australia Posts co-operation, I’ll have a new Lydia Dare regency novel, Tall Dark & Wolfish, delivered soon. (Foot is tapping – it should be here by now) And I’d like to get out just a little more this month. Writing requires a fair degree of isolation to get the words on the screen, but there are days when I miss necessity of heading off each day to a workplace.

You know now that I’ve written that all down its not really an easy month is it? LOL.

Never mind – I’ll cope. So I hope you all have a great week and if you’re a mum, I hope your Mothers Day this Sunday turns out the way you want it to.