Part of the first week of this month I spent developing/fleshing out characters for the next two books I’m working on. Two at once… yes, I tell no lies. Both books have the bones of their stories plotted from beginning to end. I’ve created a basic outline of each character, but now comes the time I dive into them. It’s getting into their heads and often it requires more than just a basic physical description and backstory. In the good, ol’ beginner days, I’d simply list the GMC (Goal, Motivation, Conflict), Physical description (Age, height, hair style/color, eye color, clothing preference), Name, Occupation, and Backstory.Read More →

Highly recommended. Landra approved. Part of being a writer is identifying your writing process. This isn’t something you do with the first book, the second one, or hell, even book seventeen. It’s a process you are always honing and fine-tuning as you work on each new book.  I’ve found myself struggling this year as parts of my process weren’t working. I’d dialed in on the plotting piece, but the actual writing was lacking. Then, the second week of November I attended the Readers and Ritas, in Dallas, TX, and I went in expecting a typical reader’s event. Then came the announcement, think bright, flashing lights:Read More →

Forgive me readers and friends, I’ve been a little absent as of late. I’ve been plotting up a storm and I’ve got lots of romance on the horizon. There’s some more of my Alternate History series, a contemporary series on the horizon, and my muse decided we weren’t done with erotic romance. With a ton of ideas brewing in this brain I’ll be busy for a bit. Plotting is a lot like exercising a muscle and with each repetition the idea firms and tones itself. In that way I’ve been doing a lot of repetitions to get to the final pieces of several puzzles. FromRead More →