Monthly Archives: May 2014

Character creations

Call me crazy, but this author loves red hair. So, I have a set of quadruplets (I checked, it happened naturally even back in the late 1700s, but even if not – it’s fiction) and they have red hair in varying shades. So far, we have Helena with copper curls, Celina with strawberry blonde locks, and Isabella Jean with orange /red hair. Poor Cecily Anne, however, does not have a hair color yet. Despite being the firstborn, her story comes 4th so I haven’t quite gotten to know her.

ANYWAY… I’m stuck between a “fiery red” and mahogany. What do you think? I would LOVE opinions!

Also, I’m not sure I understand “pre-raphaelite” as a hair color. Can you explain it, please?

(I have to return to work for about 30 to 40 minutes. Look for a writing post after that. Love you!

Lazy Sundays….

So, if you have been following me on Facebook (you should be) then you know I’ve recently refocused on my writing. Specifically, what I am writing. I am, at heart, a fan of romance. Especially historical romance. That is what I wanted to write for a long time, but I allowed myself to get distracted.

Thanks, in large part, to my inspirational friend Anya (also a writer you should check out), I took a step back. I assessed what I was doing with my writing and I knew it wasn’t what I wanted. I had great ideas, but they weren’t romance focused and they were just fizzling out. It was frustrating.

So, I’ve refocused and I’m back in gear. I have some great stuff brewing in my head. Elixabeth is still hanging out, waiting for her time to shine.

Looking forward to the future!

Thank you…

I want to thank those of you who have stuck by me as I’m working my way down this road. In my last blog post, I mentioned that I think I have ADD, and I did it in a joking manner, but it wasn’t intended to make light of the condition, or those who have it. I just have a really bad/short attention span and get distracted very easily…

That said, I really am taking some time to myself right now to focus on the things that I want to write about rather than what is popular or cool or trendy…or what ever.

I have this great character – she’s strong, she’s feminine. And she deserves a strong story. One that is full of character, life, romance, and perhaps some suspense. Not something forced or contrived.

This does not mean that I have given up, nor does it mean that I am disappearing completely. But as any aspiring author knows – especially one with a full-time job and no writing education – writing is hard work. And like any other job, there are days I’m just not feeling it. Maybe I should force myself to work on the novel for at least 30 minutes every day? Some days, I’ll achieve more but on those days when I’m not feeling it, at least I’ll accomplish something.

What do you think? And remember, I do enjoy reading feedback and comments. And I’ll always respond.

Again, thank you.