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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Brace yourselves...a Tuesday Teaser

Brace yourselves, a quote from Hunting Angel, book 2 in the Divisa series...

 

If only he didn't live just inside my head.

Lots more to follow leading up to the release of Hunting Angel. There is so much going on that I don't even know what I am doing anymore ;)

XOXO

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Zoning out

Hiya!

So I have been in this writing phase lately. After a long day at my 9-5, I love to come home, lock myself away, boot up my computer, plug in my earbuds, and...

Blare an obscene amount Evanescence tracks on repeat.

I almost always listen to music while I zone out and write, lately its all about Evanescence.

I absolutely love the balance of her voice and the rock. It is darkly beautiful, poetic and inspires me. The words just seem to flow so much smoother with Amy Lee singing to me.

I love all of their songs, but my absolute fav is Bring Me to Life.




What do you guys zone-out to?


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Teaser Tuesday and a hot guy...


Teaser Tuesday ~

Here is a just little teaser for Hunting Angel.

I can finally almost taste the end and can't wait to get it out there. Though Hunting Angel is a long way ready for publication. So many edits, so many re-reads, Beta's, and not to mention I need to finish the story first.

I'm getting ahead of myself, but I am just so dang excited!

I will probably be putting together a book tour for the release date of Hunting Angel as well 0_o, so look for that coming in the next month or two.

More teasers to come in the weeks following up to the release.

XOXO

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Multiple POV's...yeah or nah?

Hmmm. Look at those lips.



Every blog post should start with a yummy guy, it's like having a bowl of Wheaties in the morning. My Wheaties would have to be Damon Salvatore.

Lately I have been mulling around with a new story - a Dystopian Romance. I've been playing with ideas here and there, trying to figure stuff out (stuff, I have such a way with words). I started out writing in 1st person, then I re-wrote in 3rd person, but what I think I really want to do is 1st person multiple POV's.

The two main characters are Zoeya and Dash, so I was thinking of alternating between the two of them.

Is this a good idea?
Do readers enjoy the swapping of POV's?

I personally enjoy them, but the few I have read didn't start the series out that way. It wasn't until the 4th or 5th book that the swapping of voices occurred.

Hmm... I just can't decided. I think when the time comes, I will post the intro in all three and take a poll. In the future. By future, I mean I have no idea when. I really need to keep my focus on Hunting Angel, but after that I might play around with the storyline. I am sure you will hear more about it.

If you have a preference or an opinion, let me know!

XOXO

Monday, April 1, 2013

A typical evening 0_o



Usually this is how an evening of writing works for me. It's like a science.


Boot-up laptop
Get bored and start playing Candy Crush on phone
Open Word document
Scroll through document
Reread paragraph trying to remember where I left off
Stare at Word, trying to remember all the great ideas I had while driving home from my 9-5
Type a sentence or two. Maybe more if I’m feeling saucy
Check out Facebook waiting to get inspired
Get inspired but not with writing – home d├ęcor
Stalk some decorating blogs
Follow some interesting ones
Then check out my blog
Scold myself for getting sidetrack. Write a paragraph, maybe a page, thinking, oh yeah on a roll
Candy Crush again. Finally pass that level I’ve been stuck on for a week. Give myself a silent high-five
Open YouTube and watch newest Yogscast video
Laugh butt off like an insane person. It can’t be helped.
Husband sticks head in to see what is so funny. “I thought you were writing.”
Busted. Quick close YouTube. “I am, right now.”
Get myself in the zone and write another paragraph
Find myself on Amazon reading people’s comments
Then over to Goodreads for some more lurking
Prowl on Twitter for awhile
Post a tweet, #hashtag like a madwoman
Yell at myself for being on Twitter
Pledge to writing at least 1,000 words without any interruptions
Halfway through realize I haven’t checked my emails in a few hours
Which then leads to more stalking numerous websites
Look at clock and groan. Realize I actually need to write if I am going to finish this book. Do that.
Get a new scene in my head. Stop writing what I’m writing and skip ahead to new scene
End night, ready for bed
Then all the good stuff hits. Look at laptop cooling and grab notebook
Jot down ideas for tomorrow

Hopefully I am not the only author with sporadic habits. *sighs*
Though somehow a few months later I end up with a manuscript draft. Pretty-freaking-unbelievable.