Six Sentence Sunday #21: In the Widow’s Bed

Ah, Mother’s Day. A day to be spoiled and to spoil those who raised you. I’m currently faffing in bed, watching Season 3 of Castle after a yummy breakfast prepared by my family. Later, I’ll go visit my mum. For those mother’s dropping by, I hope you have a perfect day. Here’s my six for your reading pleasure.

Happy Mother’s Day.

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Luckily, Selwood had no idea how she struggled to keep her composure around him. It simply could not be decent for a woman her age to stir with lust for a man so many years younger.

“Secrecy makes your desire a little harder to accommodate. But not impossible.” Selwood glanced about them. “There is one particular gentleman who should be agreeable and willing to meet with you. I assume you’d like something arranged for this evening?”

Yeah, you can bet that isn’t all he’s planning. LOL

TGIF – Making changes

TGIF!! Sometimes, things take longer than expected. A few weeks ago I decided to streamline my writing life and weed out the time wasters. Of course I made a list, decided what was important and diligently got to work. Ok,  maybe not so diligently. Lots happened in the past two weeks that have had nothing to do with writing. LOL

But I have made some progress:

  • recording sales numbers by book and by third party sites DONE That one was relatively straightforward and I’ve set a follow-up date for each month 🙂
  • accounting – invoices & income for tax return DELEGATED MYOB may be overkill for my accounting needs right now but hubby is a whiz and is on the job
  • recording my writing progress If I hadn’t been keeping track I wouldn’t know I’d written 14K in the last two very busy weeks. YAY ME
  • storing research materials NOT DONE
  • printed copies of my stories STILL TO DO
  • reminder systems – STILL SETTING UP

So, not perfect but not bad overall.

In considering my reminder systems, I also got thinking about streamlining my web presence and the time involved. For a long time I’ve had both a blog and a website, with the website created through Web Page Maker (its a WYSIWYG program). Originally, I started with just a wordpress blog.

While I’ve loved Web Page Maker for creating my website, I’ve not been able to do some of the things there that I want to. Long story short, wordpress has never let me down and it’s better for interracting with visitors. So, on top of the above list, I’m also moving my website pages back to wordpress and plan to expand. Not a small job. But like my life, it’s a work in progress.

If you’re a wordpress blogger, what’s the one feature (widget or other) on your site that rocks?

Hump day hottie: Jake Gyllenhaal

20120509-173428.jpgI’m supposed to be bunkered down writing Forsaking the Prize this week but I thought I’d share my inspiration for my current hero, Tobias Randall. When I watched Jake in Love and other Drugs I loved the character’s casual attitude to sex and relationships at the beginning of the story. Very much Tobias Randall. He’s lived his whole adult life expecting each day to be his last and the only plan he had was revenge. When that’s taken away from him, he’s just a little lost.

Tobias is tall and lanky like Jake too, brown eyes instead of blue, sun bleached hair instead of brown. An altogether yummy hero to spend my days with.

Back to writing for me. Have a great Wednesday.

Six Sentence Sunday #20: In the Widow’s Bed

Hello again. I’m back with a new story for Six Sentence Sunday this month. This excerpt is from my first indie release, In the Widow’s Bed. My first (and so far only) cougar romance set in he regency period. In this short excerpt, widowed Lady Warminster has just confessed she’s looking for a lover. Jonathan is her step-sons friend and he’s smitten with her. Enjoy.

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At Lady Warminster’s shocked gasp, Jonathan drew her out onto the terrace where darkness hid her embarrassment from any witnesses. “Or would you prefer the comfort of darkness for your daring escapade?”

He drew closer, slid the tips of his fingers along her arm, over the thin strip of skin exposed to the night between her glove and gown to gauge her reaction. Lady Warminster shuddered, her hitched breath loud in the dark night. Unfortunately, his body reacted, too. Her velvet skin stirred a hunger in him that he strove to control.

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