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 →

There I said it. Out loud and proud, too. A while ago a couple friends shared a blog post with me by Kristen Lamb. It was a great post, and hell, here’s a link. I’ll wait while you go read it. The post said a bunch of great things. Including: tooting your own horn (a personal favorite of mine), own who you are and what you do, don’t be afraid to fail, and the biggest ‘go after your dream’. I want to expand on that post and say that you can go after your dream all you want but without structure, short term goals, andRead More →

Starting today I’m going to be turning over my Writing Wednesday posts from time to time to guests. What do you have for us Merryn: As a relative new comer to this writing game, it’s hard to know which advice to follow from the myriad resources available. My key tip would be to try a bit of everything. Try timed sprinting, try setting a daily schedule, find music that inspires you. Write by hand, write on your phone, write notes. Outlines, detailed plotting, chapter bullet points you want to hit. There are so many different ways to do this and not all will work forRead More →