This week I’m participating in a massive Blog Hop, but it’s more than a hop -it’s a hunt. There’s tons of prizes up for grabs for those playing along! Read on to get your clue! Continue reading
This week I’m participating in a massive Blog Hop, but it’s more than a hop -it’s a hunt. There’s tons of prizes up for grabs for those playing along! Read on to get your clue! Continue reading →
To celebrate the new season, along with the release of the second book in The Pleasure Hound series, I’m participating in the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop. This is a chance for readers to win giveaways, prizes and find new authors. On my site, you’ll have the opportunity to win a free copy of “The Loyal Steed: a Pleasure Hound novel.” Read on to learn how! Continue reading →
Its time to celebrate LOVE and WINTER with the Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop sponsored by www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com
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To enter the Hops With Heart Rafflecopter giveaway, simply click this link and you could win the Grand Prize of a $75 Amazon Gift Card!
But wait, there’s more! You could also win a free copy of The Pleasure Hound Part I and Part II. Read on to learn how.
I’m not a fan of the cold. Winter means writing time for me. I stay inside, light scented candles that remind me of spring, and burn frankincense on coals.
This winter I’m working on the third full-length novel in my bestselling Pleasure Hounds series. As you read this, I’m fast drafting Act One. Here’s how my writing process goes.
The first time I tried to write a book it took me one year to write the first three chapters because I agonized over each word choice. Now, I believe in fast drafting. Vomit the story onto the page without a care for comma placement. All told, it takes me about six months from the first drafted word to the final polished manuscript.
I take three to four weeks for the first draft, which I call The Dirty. I let The Dirty breath for as long as I am able to be parted with it -usually a week or two. Then I come back and Sweep up the grammar, spelling and plot holes, which usually takes another three to four weeks.
Next, I send The Swept draft out to my trusted critique partners. When it comes back I Clean it up for another three weeks focusing on my weaknesses which is setting. I’m a screenwriter, and so for years, setting only consisted of a Scene Slug. For example:
INT. BEDROOM -DAY
The Director would take it from there. But fiction readers seem to like more details, so I’m constantly working on giving them more setting description.
Finally, I send The Clean manuscript off to the copy editor for two to three weeks. When it comes back I Polish up all the commas and rethink my overused words. Then I hit publish, and start all over again!
If you’re interested in seeing the fruits of my labors, post a comment. I’ll pick a random commenter and send them a free copy of The Pleasure Hound: Part One as well as a free copy of The Pleasure Hound: Part Two.
In the comments, tell me: What book is keeping you warm this Winter? I’ll announce the winner on December 22nd.
[update: December 22, 2014] Contest is closed. The winner has been announced! Please sign up for the mailing list to learn about future giveaways!
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Dec 14th Guest Blog on Romance Junkies
Dec 15th Interview & Guest Blog on KRB’s Naughty Blog
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I’m celebrating love in all its beautiful shades as apart of the Color of Love Blog Hop hosted by Love Bites and Silk in conjunction with Nana Prah, Empi Baryeh and Kiru Taye. This hop runs from Dec 4 to Dec 8, 2014.