On Deadlines, the News, and Why Romance Still Matters

I have a book due in twelve days. I’m on my fifth revision, and I’m not finished yet. I’ve thrown my back out from being hunched over the computer ten hours a day, had more panic attacks, and eaten more chocolate than I care to admit. And all that seems so meaningless, so trivial, when […]

Why I Became an Erotic Romance Writer

The fabulous online magazine The Red Typewriter was gracious enough to feature me! I’m so honored, and excited, to share the article with you.

Offering my story to the world

My husband was very nervous when he asked me to marry him. He got down on one knee, presented the ring and said, “So I got this for you, and I hope you like it.” Then he stood up. It took a good couple of seconds for him to realize he’d never actually asked me […]

The Writing Process Blog Hop of 2014

Welcome to my post in The Writing Process Blog Hop of 2014! I’d like to thank Madi Merek for tagging me in her post. Madi is a literary fiction novelist whose breakthough novella, Hello LAlaland is due to be released on April 1, 2014! Congrats Madi! So, here’s the deal: I answer the same four […]

Hey, story: it’s not me. It’s you.

Last month, I decided I wanted to write something cheerful. Something with a holiday feel. I’d just finished the two manuscripts I spent the better part of the last year and a half on. It was the a week before Christmas, sparkle and cheer were everywhere, and I wanted to write a feelgood story. So I sat […]

Social Media Overload, and My Version of #NaNoWriMo

Recently I’ve hit a bit of a social media overload. Don’t get me wrong. I know it’s important. And most of the time I love it–the instant connection, the community built across hundreds or even thousands of miles. I love sharing opinions of books on Goodreads and sometimes I wish that I could live in […]

On Deadlines, Real Life, and Being Overwhelmed

Suddenly, I’m insanely busy.  Ridiculous, frantic, to-do-list-carrying, don’t-have-a-free-weekend-until-next-month kind of busy. Between my three part-time jobs, real life obligations and a kind of necessary dedication to sleep every once in a while, I don’t have the time I want to spend writing. And with the deadlines I have for that as well (albeit some self-imposed), […]

Where I Write

The lovely ladies at Wonk-o-Mance put together a post on our writing spaces. It’s so nice to see where other authors dream up their characters, and, it also gave me an excuse to clean my desk! Mine ended up being first–hooray for being at the beginning of the alphabet, lol 😉  

On Balance, #RWA13, and Lost Mojo

I’ve spent the six weeks since I’ve been on summer break doing one thing: preparing for the Romance Writer’s of America national conference in Atlanta. And, by preparing, I mean that every single day has included one of the following: Frantically revising my just-finished-manuscript in case someone asks for it. Preparing my pitch for said […]

I’m a Bad Girl! (But, just for a day.)

The lovely ladies at the Bag Girlz Write blog offered me the chance to be a Bad Girl for a day. Who could resist that? Wanting to join their hallowed halls, erm, posts of excellent writerly advice, I put together a little snippet about the benefits of flash fiction, and of course, pimped out the […]