Archive for April, 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Very Unproductive Day

I spent a very unproductive day yesterday at the coffee shop. I went with the intention of looking over the urban fantasy romance partial I started several months back. I reviewed my notes, which were fine, then moved onto the manuscript. By page three, I realized there was a problem. I’d started mentally writing the book one way and apparently physically wrote it another. This wouldn’t be a big deal, but it happens to change all the characters’ motivations. You know, just a little thing. Sigh. I sat there for two hours stumped, drinking chai tea, then eventually gave up and came home. I’m really not sure what to do. On top of the story issues, I seem to have snippets of different ideas popping into my head. Normally when that happens, it’s for one specific story, but not this time. The snippets do not seem to be tied together in ANY way. I’m seriously considering just putting the new stuff aside and editing Atlantean’s Quest Book Two: Exodus, while my brain decides what it wants to concentrate on. 🙁

On the plus side (pun intended), I finally broke through the weight loss plateau I’ve beens surfing for the past two weeks. (You were right, Bernard. They do strike when you least expect them.) I’ve officially lost eleven pounds. I still have a long way to go, but it’s easier now that I’m concentrating on ten at a time. I was watching the show HEAVY the other day. I find it inspirational, even though I’m not in the same boat as those poor folks. The doctor said something to the patient that I didn’t know. He said if you can lose 15% of your body weight that it can significantly improve your health. (ie joints, cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc.) Obviously 15% amounts to a different weight for everyone, but I never realized such a ‘small’ change could make such a big difference. It really put things into perspective for me. It made me stop looking at the larger goal and focus on the shorter one again. I have 19 lbs. to go before I hit that 15%. Will I have reached my goal weight when I lose that 19 lbs.? No, but I’ll be in much better shape to do so. 🙂

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
RT Quiet

Now that everybody and their brother is at RT the lists have quieted down significantly. It’s odd, but a nice change. I’ve decided to take advantage of the ‘silence’ and go to the coffee shop this afternoon to work/study. I’m taking my urban fantasy romance partial and a couple of books, Save the Cat by the late, great Blake Snyder and Writing for Emotional Impact by Karl Iglesias. Hopefully I’ll be able to get more of the book charted out and chapter two finished. Ambitious, I know. Now I’m off to have some breakfast (I eat late.) and workout. (I missed my workout yesterday because I got my hair done.) Priorities. 🙂

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
Rose’s Rapture: Lords of the Night Book Two

Rose’s Rapture has finally been set free. It’s now available at Smashwords. Should be up and running on Kindle, Nook, & all the rest soon. I am praying to the formatting and typo gods that I FINALLY caught everything. Please, please, PLEASE typo god have mercy. I’ve included blurb for those who are curious. I know I don’t have a page for Rose’s Rapture yet. I do apologize. I will do my very best to get one up as soon as possible. Now to the blurb:

Lady Rose Carlson has spent the last ten years of her life working in a brothel. Thanks to her friend and benefactor, Lord Lyon, she is finally free to live as she pleases. Rose plans to spend the rest of her life living quietly in Scotland, but her new neighbors and her past won’t let her be.

Laird Hamish Colin MacDougall has no intention of ever falling in love again. He’s already lost the love of his life. He’s not about to lose another. When his friend and fellow vampyre, Lord Lyon asks for a favor, Hamish cannot refuse. He owes the man his life and then some. One look at Rose and he knows he’s in trouble. When their lives are threatened, Hamish has to make a choice: Kill the woman he loves to save himself or die so that she may live.

Warning: This book contains graphic wild monkey sex, strong language, blood, and vampires. Not necessarily in that order. Also contains persuasive seduction, which may offend some readers. ***No monkeys were harmed in the writing of this novel.