Today marks my 100-day anniversary on this incredible reading and writing platform that I can’t seem to stop gushing about. A fellow Wattpadder wrote about his first 100 days and inspired me to do the same. Continue reading “My First 100 Days on Wattpad”
When I started writing I didn’t have an end goal. I had a story that I needed to write. Once I was done, I had a story that I wanted others to read. The next stuff of trying to submit to agents and digital imprints was disheartening, to say the least.
Along the way, I’d gotten just enough validation that my story was pretty decent from people I trusted, including near strangers. I believed it was good, but I had no way to get it read. Continue reading “A Writer’s Delight”
As with most things, when I find something new, I tend to go all in (until mildly obsessed). Over time, my enthusiasm inevitably fizzles out. I pat myself on the back when I say my interest in writing hasn’t fizzled out whatsoever – big deal for me. That said, I’ve found my newest all-in venture – Wattpad! Continue reading “A Deep Dive into Wattpad”
If you’ve read as many romance novels as I have over the past couple years, you quickly find a number of themes repeated over and over (and over and over) again…. I’ll be honest, I don’t really get it. Continue reading “Why Romance Tropes?”
I love writing dialogue. I’m likely guilty of focusing too much on the dialogue between my characters and have been working on my characters’ internal dialogue to help propel the story more. Nonetheless, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite bits of dialogue and one-liners from On the Line and my work in progress, Crossing the Line.
I like to imagine that if someone were reading my books on their Kindle (or similar device) someday, these passages would be highlighted many times by many readers. Continue reading “Highlight-worthy”
I love the first kiss between the hero and heroine in romance novels. They are precisely what keeps me coming back. Writing the first kiss scene is equally addicting.
A first kiss can take many forms. I love the slow build-up, see it coming kiss as well as the unexpected turn of events first kiss. The chemistry is killing me first kisses are also great. All are wonderful and writing the first kisses between my characters has been so fun that I just have to share a few with you. Continue reading “The Ubiquitous First Kiss”
For Christmas, my family did a secret Santa book exchange. When sharing book ideas with one another, my only request was that I wanted to read something other than a romance. For over two years, I’ve read romance novels and only romance novels – call it market research. I’ve learned a great deal about a genre I hadn’t previously read extensively. I’ve enjoyed it, yet, I’ve sometimes longed to sink my teeth into a good literary novel. Which I recently did! Continue reading “Rare book review – My Absolute Darling”
I’m signing off for a few weeks. I plan to spend time with family and enjoy a bit of adventure this holiday season. I wish you and yours a wonderful, cozy holiday season. With any luck, you’ll get some time for rest and rejuvenation as well.
Thanks again to the beta readers who’ve already reached out to me. If anyone is still interested and able, please let me know. Perchance you’ll find yourself with some downtime and nothing to read… if so, let me know.
I am officially ready to share On the Line. I am looking for a handful of early readers willing to give me feedback about this story.
It is still in draft form, so be prepared, it’s had only one full edit. You are bound to find a few errors here and there. If you can overlook those (or gently point out any repeated errors) and mostly focus on the broader story, I’d be very happy to have you as a reader. Continue reading “Beta Readers Wanted”