Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Balancing Act

So we had the CNY RW meeting yesterday. It was great. I went up for critique at the last minute. It was pretty good. I read the sixth chapter of Jaded Hope (working title). I got some great feedback from the group. I need to make Domino come off as more Alpha and I need to be a bit more consistent with Jade's character. I've gotten through the first five chapters of revisions. My goal is to revise the rest of it by January!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGH. In the meantime, i'm still working at the office in the morning, teaching in the afternoons, and maintaining full-time student status. I've written a few more pages on the romantic suspense. I think we're going with a working title of Los Diablos. I need to carve out more solid writing time in the next three weeks. I think I'm going to spend another day in Cortland's Library or Corey. Seemed to work well to finish the first draft, perhaps it will help with revisions. No distractions. :-)

Not much else to report at this point, just some SSDD goin on. Finished the draft of my romance reading class. The thesis: that the romance genre has a formula and it's not to blame for shitty storylines, lame characters, and cliches! It's a bit longer than it should be, but I'll work on that. Gotta read my book for residency, which is only a month away (can't believe it's come so soon). It feels like I was just in PA a month or two ago. It's been six! I'll be really happy to see all my other Troublemakers.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Been a While

so it's been entirely too long since I posted, and even though I have a lot to update, it's just not going to happen tonight.

So I've started revisions on the first book. I'm working through them on paper first and then will be typing them up. And I began another novel, a Romantic Suspense about an undercover cop and a reporter. Wrote the first ten pages. Seems to be coming along nicely. Can't wait to get back to it, it'll be a few days though.
Cut and dry, but there it is. Next time will be more.