Aug 31, 2010

Quick Question!

If I were to change my domain name....what would a good one be?

I mean I think would be a bit long?

And possibly is a bit confusing

I do have a

What do you think? Which site would you be most likely to visit????

Aug 29, 2010

I promis I'm still alive

I know I've been quite MIA lately...but things will change soon. I promise.

I'm almost done with my novel, I've recruited new authors for my new site and starting September 7th I will officially have 6 hours a day to myself!!!!

So it won't be much longer kids. Soon I will be back to reading your blogs and writing my own.

I really miss you guys!

Aug 22, 2010

Writing outside your comfort zone

So I'm in love again. This time I really think it's the real thing. But here's the problem...I'm kinda afraid to introduce my new love to my friends/family/the world.

Everything about my new book goes beyond my comfort zone. I've been pretty reserved in my last couple novels. Small kisses, light cursing (OMG I said $h!t...well probably not even that!) and for the most part non controversial plot lines. (though my first book did allude to some things that were a little less than saintly) But not much that I would be embarrassed to let my mom or dad read.

But this book ... *blushes* ... this beautiful little creature, it definitely pushes all the limits. (At least to the point of what is acceptable in YA throbbing members...I promise!) It's written from the voice of  sixteen year old. I went back in my journals from that age. I'm sorry, but my friends and I swore. We particularly liked four letter words. And though we may not have been having it, we sure spent a lot of time talking and thinking about sex. (*REALLY blushing now*) If I were to try to hold back on all of those things, I don't feel like it would be true to the voice of a teenager.

So I swear. I mention drugs. My characters go to a party and drink. (Though this is something I did NOT do in high school) They think about sex. The make out.

On the FLIP side...

They also care a lot about family and friends. My MC tries to keep her language clean if she can at all help it. She also spends a lot of time convincing herself that it's ok not to be having sex. And if she's going to drink, she refuses to drive.

All hope is not lost upon her. Actually, I absolutely love her.

Still, I'm scared. These are not the normal things that I write. And then I go and throw in mental illness and push topics in that rhelm that are bound to make people uncomfortable as well.

Have you ever writing outside your comfort zone? How did you get past the guilt, if you had any? In the end, were you still proud of your work?

I'm not really ashamed of what I've written. I wrote the truth. I didn't sugar coat it. And I've never been so in love with my words. Still, that little Catholic voice in my head says, "Tsk tsk shouldn't say those things!" UGH! I really need to reprogram that voice!

Aug 15, 2010

Working on a Blog Tour

I decided to do a blog tour to promote my new website. It starts this week and I will post the links for you guys. Also, if anyone would like to host me let me know!!!

Can't wait to get it started :)

Aug 4, 2010

A tease? Who, me? Noooooo.... ok maybe...

Just wanted to let ya'll know that I posted a little snippet from my current WIP on my website :)

Feel free to check it out!

Aug 2, 2010

Checking in...cuz I KNOW you've missed me!

Happiness comes in many my world, it comes in the form of 30,000 shiny new words sparkling in a Microsoft Word Doc! I get all tingly inside and start feeling like I'm the queen of the world.

And I know it's true...I'm in love.

My manuscript is coming along quite swimmingly. It's nearing the end so it's all a matter of organizing the final events then making sure it all comes together in a perfect little circle of doom happiness.

Where are you at with your WIP's? Is everyone getting pumped for WriteOnCon? I know I am!!!! Though I'm pretty sure my MS won't be ready and that makes me all sorts of sad. Sigh...

BUT after WriteOnCon I'll be back pestering you via Blogger. I bet that makes you all sorts of Happy!

So until then...I'm off to pump out another 20K in the next 5 days. (What? It's possible... #unrealisticgoals)

Oh and in SUPER MORE EXCITING NEWS! I'm working on a big fat new update to this site. It's going to be so explosive it will knock your socks off. So stay tuned...

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