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Oh my God! ALREADY? Read more... )
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So, Anasa is DONE!

*runs around the room screaming*

I'm really stoked about this book. I love the two characters, their banter is really some of the best I've written in a long time. I really happy how it turned out, but again, the ending is lacking. I hope to fix it once I get it back from the beta readers, but in the meantime, I'm happy with Anasa. 

I'll be putting down the paranormal for a bit and concentrating on two contemporary novellas. One is an MF for my new muse, Veronica and the other is an MM for Rawiya called Save Me. Save Me is actually a continuation of a story I wrote for my cousin who committed suicide in 2011. A lot of the parts were done in a short I did called Guardian Angel and an antho with the same title. I'm basically rewriting the whole book into one to give this book the happy ending I wanted for it in the beginning. I'm hoping to release that for Xmas. 

Teacher's Pet is my MF and I hope that will also come out in Nov/Dec. Those books, along with Calisto's Quest, which is Immortals 4 and my short Double Play for Minor League Alphas, will finish out the year for me as far as releases. I really wanted Immortals to be done by the end of the year but again,I have a series that will be carried into the following year. Thankfully, with only 2 books. Mercurio's Mating, book 5 and Book 6 for a character who has wormed her way into my heart, the kid Annerxa. We shall see what happens with that. 

So as far as WIP's, I have Teacher's Pet and Save Me on tap. Also edits on SMOKE which I got back from my content editor. This book might not be out this year, but we will see what happens. I might hold it back until January so I'll have something new to look forward to for the new year!

Thanks for listening

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Sooo... I'm done. You say with WHAT? PROTEKT 3 is done. Crossfire, yes that one!

YAY!!! 

*runs around the room screaming*

Believe me, I'm stoked to finally finish it. Not because I didn't like the story, but because it took so long to figure out exactly how I wanted everything to go. 

PLOTTING ANYONE?

Yeah, maybe I should've plotted it thoroughly, but when I wrote the synopsis, I knew exactly what I wanted to occur. I just didn't know the map to get there. GEEZ! Regardless, I wrote the ending and a per usual, I don't really like it. Meaning that last sentence. That last part that supposed to leave you with all the feels. 

UGH!

This one isn't giving me that, so I'm taking a break from it, then picking it back up in a couple of days to edit. I also need to find a beta or 2 for it before I turn it in so maybe the publisher might have it by September 20th!

WHICH IS... the same day I release Veronica's first book. Due to time and other issues, I won't be doing the short for her right now, but I will start her next novella that I will send to a publisher. Hopefully, you'll check out her first story. It's an interracial romance called Riding the Curve. It's a short, sexy erotica story for grownups.

*giggles* 

AHEM. 

I really hope you check that out. Then, BL's two shorts should be out shortly after that. UTG3's cover is in the works. Edits are done. Still waiting on edits for Hirah, so I hope to get them both out by the end of this month.

So what's next in WIP's? ANASA, of course. The poor man is chomping at the bit, so he'll finally get to start this weekend. Then, I'll follow with Rawiya's MM, and BL's short once Rawiya is finished. As always a bunch to do, but at least CROSSFIRE is in the books. 

Well, first draft anyway!

*pats myself on the back*

Do you know how hard it is to finish a book with so much doubt swirling in your brain? I'm sure you do, so cut me some slack!
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So, I am done with the baseball short. 

The dang thing ended up at around 22K.

*shakes fist at characters*

WHYYY! When I tried really hard to make it like 15K, but no, these two continued to talk. And in that 22K, I have like 4 sex scenes. 

JESUS!

There is a lot of banter between these two as well. Some great one liners. It's kind of like The Wretched but with athletes instead of rockstars. It won't be out until November, so we'll see if me and my betas can cut some of the filler.

So that leaves me with Crossfire. I really wanted this story to be done by end of August. Unless I write like 10-12K in the next 3 days, that won't happen, so I'm setting the goal to be done by September 4th. I actually need to be done by Saturday because I have a wedding to attend. That means no writing. Oh and the wedding is out of town so, yeah, probably not going to bother taking my laptop. I will take my Kindle though so we shall see what happens. 

To make that date happen, I will be putting off starting anything else new. Anasa is ready to go, but Crosssfire has to be finished. I wanted it in the editor's hands sooner than later, but due to RL and so many other things, I couldn't make that happen. 

Once I get that done, I'll start rewriting my stories Guardian Angel/Save me, combining them into one titled Save Me. It's the story I wanted to write for my cousin who committed suicide. I've wanted to finish a full book for him for a long time, and since I bought the cover, I'll be doing that. 

Also, I'll be doing Veronica's short, Rain Delay, and Anasa for Michael. Once any one of those are done, I intend to work on a couple of stories for BLMorticia. One is a novella I don't have a title for, but it's set in New Orleans and involves paranormal. The other is a short called Heat of The Night. I have a cover for that as well and I'll be probably giving it away as a freebie or charging 99 cents for it. We shall see how it goes. 

Wish me luck on finishing Crossfire by Sept 4th!

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So, I'm done with one of the shorts. I think it turned out really cute. This is the inspiration for the story and as per usual, it was good to write with Rawiya again. If she were a person in real life, she'd leave me because I seriously treat her badly.

*sighs*

Another issue with being the author of so many pennames. Mind you, I have 2 new secret ones along with Rawiya, BL, Michael, and Veronica. I also have RM Durand who is my vampire writer, my secret pen that does some taboo erotica, as well as Brooklyn Roberts who will be doing Lesbian fic and my fanfic penname Sahara Duran. 

YIKES! How many is that? 10? OMG that is TOO DAMN MANY. Oh and I do have a mainstream name I'd like to use someday. In other words, no romance. Sighs, I doubt that will happen soon, but whatevs, it's there. 

Ahem, back to Rawiya. she is the most seldom used muse, and very easy going. However, it was hard as heck to write this story. Why you ask? Because I wrote two very sweet characters. 

Yep, I wrote good guys. Nice, clean cut, the kind you want to bring home to momma, guys. Not the assholes I usually write. No snark as with BL or Michael. No demons or smartass cops as with Michael. Just, sweet, down home guys that you just wanna pinch their cute cheeks!

*groans* 

And actually, I had to stop writing my BL story to finish it, so now I'm going back to BL to finish the baseball short. I need that done so it will be ready to go soon. I have so many stories on my WIP list. Rewrites, new ones, old ideas like SMOKE which had been there for years. I'll never finish them all. 

And having so many DAMNMUSES  is one reason why.

Maybe I can get through half. Even that might be too much!

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So now I'm down to 2 WIP's, not counting the fanfic I haven't finished. *sighs* Crossfire and Double Play. I'd like to finish Crossfire by the end of August and sub it. Double Play I plan to finish this week. When I do, I'm going to start Anasa. FINALLY!

He is chomping at the bit to get started!



Smoke...

Aug. 16th, 2017 08:24 pm
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Greetings folks.

Well, I subbed Smoke and it was rejected. 

*cries*

I worked really hard on this story as I do with all of them, but 4-5 months of agonizing over it and it's all gone for naught. 

At least I tried. Unfortunately if you were looking for this book to come out in 2017 that is highly unlikely. The size of it permits me from self pubbing it. Why you ask? The edits. Right now, it isn't in the cards. So, I'll hang on to it until the end of the year. Maybe things will be better and I can do it. Never know, but for now I'm shelving it.

With that bad news, I'm trying to push forward with my current WIPs. I have 3 stories working right now. Crossfire, and my two shorts. I haven't started Immortals 3 yet because I truly wanted to finish one first before starting another. The shorts are both about 9k plus and I'm going for at least 11-13k on both. As we speak, I'm focusing on Crossfire because I hope to get it to my publisher before the end of the month. I have so much on the WIP list that I'm pretty sure some of those will not be published until next year. 

In the meantime, I need to focus. I banked on the pub liking this story and justifying the time I spent on it. I also wanted Michael to do something different. At this point, I might take the editor's suggestions and change the POV. I also might put it under BL because it is more of her kind of story anyway. A part of me just wants people to read it. When I looked at the reject letter I thought about just putting it in as freebies in my newsletter, but I can't. I'd really like it to get it's own cover and go on Amazon one day. It just won't be this year. 

*sighs*

So there it is. The trials of being an author. One of them spelled out for you. I'm not giving up hope for SMOKE though. I want this story to be loved and get some recognition for the complex plot. Perhaps down the line, things will change and i can come up with a better solution. 

Thanks for listening!


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Well, Under the Gun 3 is done for now. I finished it Thursday night. The muses wanted a wedding scene in the end, but I didn't have it in me and put it to the side. It ended up about 21k, which was 4 short of what I thought. Perhaps time away from it will put me in a better frame of mind.

The good news is, my BL muse is back. I started my MM short for my project and it's going well. I was afraid Michael had completely taken over my brain, but not yet. *grins* I still need to finish PROTEKT3 which I will, but I'm on deadline for the two shorts so they take precedence. 

This past week I got an email from my publisher. She asked my writing plans, and I just happened to go back and look at my answers. 

UGH!

I totally failed. I'm working on PROTEKT, but other than that, I haven't sent her anything I wanted to. It's a bummer. :( She was understanding and I told her she would at least have PROTEKT for sure. 

A part of me wants to write something dystopian. DAMN MUSE! *shakes fists at Michael* He always has to be so damn complicated. My pub is having a subcall, so that might be why. 

GRR. I really need to shut down the plot bunnies. My feeble brain cannot keep up with all the ideas. I have loads of them and yet, not enough hands or stamina. I can barely keep up with what I have. 

So as for WIP's? I'm still on PROTEKT3, but the MM shorts, one of which is for charity are on my mind first and foremost. BL is writing one and Rawiya the other. I also have my Veronica novella to start. When PROTEKT3 is done, I'll probably start on that, but BL has 2 stories she'd like done b4 the end of the year. DON'T THEY ALL?

UGH!

I will be tired as hell, but I'm hoping to get at least 2-3 more subs in my the end of the year!


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So, once again, I have been busy. 

I swear, I have. If you look at my Word Count tabulator for this year, you'll see I am over 300K for the year already, which hasn't happened in quite a while. And that's only fiction. It doesn't include any blogposts or articles I've been writing. Just fic. 

Anyways, its cool if you don't believe me. I wanted to write in to catch you up on things if you're still following. I really should be writing and as I post this, Crossfire PROTEKT3 is open on my laptop, but I got distracted. I made the mistake of starting UTG3, Crossfire, and Immortalitys Gift at once, thinking I could finish all three by the end of June. 

NOPE!

OhEmGEE, such a big mistake. My brain wasn't prepared with the overload. I was doing fine, until mid June stepped in. Nothing major in my personal life, just RL got in the way. Not only that, I'm probably suffering from a bit of burnout. After Smoke was done, I went directly into these 3 stories, thinking it would be a breeze. Immortalitys was fun and before I knew it, I spent the rest of June and part of July finishing it while the other two stories sat idle. 

UGH!

I didn't want that to happen, but it did, and now, I'm at about 16k with Crossfire and very anxious about how it goes from here on out. I'm just not feeling the story as of yet. I have gotten words down today, but I found out this story is a lot of banter so far. Unlike the other PROTEKT stories, there isn't much action yet. And it's a bit of a letdown. 

No worries though. I will keep chugging along. I wanted it to get done by end of this month, but its highly unlikely. Worrying about stories, sales, and RL issues has taken it's toll. So instead of stressing, I'm going to pace myself. I wanted it out this year, but it may not happen. We shall see. 

In the meantime, I don't want to start on anything new. I really want to complete these then move on, but other things are pulling away my attention.

***As always, more plot bunnies. I have another new story idea that crept up on me in the last 48 hours. BL is working with co-author again. We have a story done and 3 more to do as well as a secret project we're doing together. 
***Michael needs to start Immortals 3 as well as Gren. 
*** Rawiya is idle. 
*** Veronica is ready to go with her first story after being rejected by a pub, but I have other stories for her. 
*** The secret muses have books to do as well and I'm NOT READY!

Argh.

I'm confident I will get things done, however, reading through this journal made me realize a couple of things. You may ask what made you go through the pages? Well, Photobucket decided they wouldn't allow free 3rd party webhosting anymore so all the pics I had in here needed to be updated or deleted.

F*CKERS (Shakes Fists)

AHEM

Anyway, back to my dilemma. There are LOADS of stories that need revising and some that never saw the light of day with a publisher. Since I'm a different writer now, they all need to be redone. So many of those books were mentioned in several posts. If you look at the left side of my journal, you'll see tags for them.

African Sun, Wild Horses, Trois?

lol

Neither one of them ever made it to a publisher. Its disheartening, but I won't dwell on it too much. I only have 2 hands and one brain. I would love to begin revising, but newer plots take precedence. *sighs* Perhaps I need a ghost writer? LOL

Nope. I'm not James Patterson, so I'll have to slog through the best way I can. 

In the meantime, continue to check back with me for updates. Right now, I'm working on UTG3 and Crossfire exclusively. I'm hoping to start my short for Veronica in the coming days. 

Oh, and the muse is Nick Bateman who is my Bastien Desmarais from Crossfire. I really love him and need to finish his story!



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I have been busy That's the reason I haven't posted in a while. I'm working on three books right now, one of them is a book called Immortality's Gift. It's in my Immortals series and involves these three men. These are the twins from my Taboo series, Ryland and Ryder, with their human lover, Dale. Immortality's Gift will be my first MPreg. I've been wanting to do one for a while and since I don't want to give away spoilers that's all I'll say.

Michael and I are also working on Crossfire, PROTEKT 3 and it's also going well. I'm doing it without much plotting, which is different, but it seems to be okay so far. Although both books are my focus, I can't help but be excited about Immortality's Gift. Not only because I love MPreg, but because I love paranormal/fantasy. I adore vampires, demons, mages, just the weird stuff. lol I believe Michael loves it too which is why this book has more words the others. I'm working on this right now and I don't want to move from it. Despite this, I'm going to because the other books need my attention.

My goal was to get Immortalitys and UTG3, which I am also working on, done by the end of June. Not sure if that will happen, but I'll certainly try because I have a subcall to do that's due on 7/30. Oh and if you'd like to read Mon Trois and the other books, please follow this link! Ryland and Ryder Durand  
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Smoke I know, I know. It's been a while.

3 Weeks?

I've been hella busy. A lot has changed since I last wrote. The graphic for the book above is gone to a publisher. I've released Nola Nuptials, and Immortals One is going to an editor. I've also got 2 new plot bunnies, one of which decided, yeah, we're gonna wreck you until you write this story.

SOOO NOT HAPPENING! Damn muses! It's a sexy IR paranormal, dark, rom com. Hmm. I know, sounds great right? Welp, maybe I'll try writing it late summer, but for now I have a ton on my plate.

*PROTEKT 3 is next on the docket. I've been putting it off because I'm doing Veronica's stories.

*Veronica's MF I'm halfway done with one and I have another I'm subbing to a publisher.

*Immortals 2 Immortality's Gift is actually up next too because I'd like the 2nd one to come out like a week or 2 after the first. It is sort of a cliffhanger and i don't want readers to wait that long for book 2. So I might not release that until like 3rd week of June with book 2 to follow right after it.

*Subcalls I have 2 I'd like to do. Both due on July 30th

*Hirah and UTG I'd like both done and released by July. Hirah 3 will be out in June. It's done but I need to revise, edit, etc.

*Gren Gren has been pushed back. I hope to start on it sometime this year but I'm doing the subcalls so they have taken precedence.

*Coauthor work I have Tempo coming out and a Veronica short as well as Redux we are about to edit. We'll be working on the followup to Redux as well. Whew, okay, that's a bunch. So when I return here, we'll see where I'm at. I'm only working on Veronica and the fanfic now. As soon as I finish her first story, I'll be doing the second as well as working on Hirah. I hope to be finished with both Veronica tales within a month. That way I can concentrate on the 3 new muses and BL! Michael will always be working since I want all the Immortals books out by December. Wish me luck!
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Whew. He looks how I feel.

It's been a topsy turvy week that started promising and ended on kind of a sour note. RL, got in the way of me finishing Immortals 1 and Nola Nuptials on Monday, but I did just finish both first drafts and I'm pretty pleased. I also came to the conclusion I write better love scenes after I've had liquor. ITS TRUE! I actually do well with a lot of my writing when having libations. However, I know I can't do that all the time, so ... *shrugs* When I can't get booze, I'll have to make do. So that leaves me with these WIP's

Veronica *I've decided to pick up another project with co-author. We'll be doing shorts so Veronica will have two stories. Woot! Michael * With those two finished, I can concentrate on PROTEKT 3 and Gren Dumont. I also have Smoke edits and edits to come on Tempo.

BL * BL and I have plenty of things to work on. UTG3, Hirah 3, the follow up to Odd Couple, Wild Horses, and new stories that would like to see the light of day. *groans* Damn muse!

Rawiya * Poor Rawiya. I'd like to do at least one more book for her by the end of the year, but there are 4 other secret muses wanting work. Grr. I will try to get something done for this muse. I do adore her, and wish I had more hands. :D

I've also decided to add yet another muse to my list. If you follow Nola Exotica, you know about Ryland Durand. He is the author half of the twins. Well, once I finish Immortals, any vampire books I write will be authored under Ryland. It will be Michael writing as RM Durand. It won't be something I do all the time, but any MM vampire, will be under him.

<3

I have a couple of vamp stories on my WIP list, so no worries there. I'll find use for him. That is a lot right? Ugh! This is why I drink. #damnmuses.

Anyways, the muse at the top is Marcus Patrick. Whatever happened to him? Ta ta for now!  
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marco12 

The title of this post, is WRITING!

I know what you're saying. Shar isn't your blog, taboos and perversions about WRITING? It sure is, but I wanted to chat more about what I'm working on. 

For some reason I am feeling EXTREMELY chatty today. I've written three blog posts and this is the 4th. What can I say, I have a lot on my mind. 

Ahem

Okay, so I'm working on Nola Nuptials and Immortals One Demon be Mine. If I can stop blogging and get back to these stories, I should have both finished by Monday. Demon is at the point where the MCs want to jump in bed. They're diggin each other, blah blah. And Nola was a request from a reader to see a wedding. Frankie and Kajika's wedding since they've been through so much. They are my most beloved characters so I'm giving them their HEA.

Once I'm done with these two, I will start PROTEKT 3. I have the title, I wrote the synopsis. My editor likes it so she is waiting for me to send her the damn book. I'm also starting Veronica's first short story. It will be very simple, sexy, erotica MF to get her going before I start writing longer works. This is to get her out there and hope she grabs some people along the way. When I finish one of those, I'll be working on Our Father Gren DuMont which is the twins PREQUEL. I'm also doing a story for Rawiya. It looks to be Sugar Daddy and I'll be making it simpler instead of the complex plot I'd already done. 

By the time May is done, I'll be ready to pull on BL again and we'll start with UTG3 as well as Hirah 3. Hirah 3 is done first draft wise, but I plan on adding more and perhaps changing some things. BL and I also would like to do a new erotica series called Fender Benders which will be all metal erotica shorts. We'll see how that goes!

In this mosh of info, you're probably wondering what happened with Smoke. Well, Smoke is getting read by the betas and I already have 3 people who've gotten back to me. One wasn't okay with the 3 POV thing, so I separated it in chapters. When I get the others back, I'll begin going through chapter by chapter to see what can be cut or added. I'm sitting on 72 chapters. Some are long, some aren't. If I figure out that the chapter isn't needed it will get deleted. 

Tempo was actually accepted by Evernight which gives me and Michael our first contract of 2017! *throws confetti* the plan was to have 10 submissions this year. *grimaces* Right now I'd settle for five but we'll see what happens. I'm also self-pubbing books and as you know that takes time and money. I need covers and editing done on these books, so we shall so how it all goes!

That's the update for now. 

Oh and the muse? That is Mario Dapper. He is Veronica's first vic ... I mean, muse. *winks* A sexy MF IR with some heat. *winks*
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So here is the deal with SMOKE.

No, no, no, don't panic. I didn't add more words to the 117K that I'd already done.
 
*whew* You say.

No, I just wanted to talk more about it. Not in terms of plot or anything because, duh, you wouldn't read it if I did. 
Instead, I wanted to share how long it had been in the WIP box and how you should NEVER throw away ideas.
We writers are strange creatures. Yes, you knew this already right? We spend as many hours thinking of stories as we do writing them. 

It's TRUE! I swear! Ask any author if you don't want to ask me. 

*laughs*

Anyway, yes, when those glorious plot bunnies pop up in our heads we find anything, absolutely anything to get it down. Some of us have fantastic memories and we're able to remember. While others find anything to jot it down with. Lipstick, crayon, pen, pencil, and of course, any electronic device. 

I've never done the lipstick, but I have done the crayon before. I have a pretty good memory, but sometimes that brain won't be functioning correctly so it's always best to write it down or tap it into my phone.

As far as SMOKE is concerned, I'm not sure how it came about, just know it's been on my WIP list for almost four years.

Yes, that's right. 4!

The plot line was agonizing, because ... 
I'm not fucking telling you! 

*inserts maniacal laughter here*

Sorry, I can't. I'd give you the basis of it if I were self-pubbing. I'll tell you this much. It's a writer, a fireman, and a businessman. That's all. Oh and it's interracial, and angsty and that's all I'll say.

Anyway, SMOKE was an incomplete idea. I had a couple of scenes and because I'm more of a panster, I didn't have the plot set up for this story. I only knew who I wanted to "star" in the book. If you look back a few posts in this journal, you'll see the muses for the story. I started to put them on that graphic, but ... yeah, no. Those RF stock models will do. 

Back to the story. While letting it fester, I wrote a couple of shorts on it. I participated in a freebie sharing group called Wednesday Briefs and actually wrote 3 different scenes for SMOKE. None of those made it to the actual book, but I saved all three as a reminder for the story. 

When I started it last NANO, I had those small parts as well as the muses faces on the page. All I had was a basic idea, and seemingly the more I wrote on it, the more it started to flow through my fingers. Even when I took a break on the story, I was still able to pick up where I left off without an issue. Actually, I'm thinking the break was the best thing I could've done because it went so smoothly after that. Sure the characters took me on a rough ride, but hey, that's what makes a more intriguing book.

Now, I've often talked about how endings are an absolute bitch for me. They still are, and this book was no exception. I do believe that I ended the book correctly though. It had a nice epilogue that showed a beautiful scene. The characters seemed satisfied with it too, so I'll just have to see what the feedback will be from the betas. 

The moral to this story? NEVER throw any ideas away! Regardless of how bad that story sounds, how choppy, or whatever, it might turn into something big later on. SMOKE might have never been written if I didn't want to do something out of the ordinary. Well, at least out of the ordinary for Michael. 

Writing is like a journey that takes us on different paths each time. Some might stay on that same path, while others, like me decide to wander off onto a different one. Sure the road was bumpy and it did take me a long time to complete, but I'm glad I did. It was an excitingly frightening experience, as every book is. And it all started with 3 scenes and a half ass idea. 

Writers, don't concern yourself with how many ideas are in the WIP folder. Most likely, unless you write at the speed of wind, you'll never finish them all. All those half ass ideas and small notes, might end up being something bigger in the long run. Cherish them all in the notebook, on the laptop, on piece of paper in a box written in crayon. They're all valuable whether you write them or not.

Whew!

Okay so that ends this post. 

This is the WIP list now.

Or instead, why don't I let Michael tell you? Read his post here.

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Oh Em Gee, it's done!  I can't believe it. The monster I'd begun to call my story, Smoke, is FINISHED.

Well, okay, first draft is. Of course it's on to the betas and then a final read for me before it goes to the publisher. I'm so excited about the story. I believe once I went through it again and finagled with sentences it turned out great.

And no, it's NOT 130K, thank freaking goodness. It's 117. Before the cuts, it was 123 so I'd say I did a great job in cutting. I won't mind cutting more though. I'm sure the betas will have more suggestions about what isn't needed. Regardless I am happy as ever that I completed this story and can cross it off my to-do list. 

Now I can concentrate on my other things as well as my new stories. Then, the waiting begins once I send it off to the publisher.

Wish me luck!

* * * *

So with that news, the WIP list gets bigger. LMAO

You thought it went the other way?

Immortals 1
PROTEKT 3
DD Fanfic

I will start Nola Nuptials and my 2 het stories as well. Immortals is only in the beginning so it will be a while for that one. PROTEKT isn't even started and I need to rewrite the synopsis. So instead of crossing off, I'll be adding to the WIP list. Such is the life of a writer.
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YASS!

I finally got the reader's request done. I know, I know, it wasn't a big deal, but it was to me because I didn't want to start any more stories until I'd finished one. I'm letting this sit for a while before I let someone look over it and post it here as well as Wattpad.

I have some stories over there if you'd like to have a look. Most are racy. If you're game, go on and click this link

Oh and the cover I did myself. I used Canva since I am not proficient with photoshop. 

:)

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With another WIP done, I can focus on finishing Smoke. It is very close as I said in my last post. I also have Immortals 1 which is now being pushed back until May, but it does have words at least. The next story I'm starting is Nola Nuptials which is also a reader's story but I'm putting that on sale. Look for that next month. Also, PROTEKT 3 will be started. Once I get done with Smoke or Nola Nuptials, I'll start on Gren Dumont's story which will wrap up the Brothers Durand series. And I still have my DDFics to finish. The one I've been writing for like a year as well as a Dave/JT crossover. 

Oh and of course, I'll be doing a couple of het books for my new muses. I'll be starting one this week!

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Well, I've officially switched! DW let me know everything had been imported from LJ, so now I'll be closing down my LJ account.

DOWN WITH THE HOMOPHOBES!

Since I write gay romance, I can't be part of an organization that's based in a country that hates LGBTQ people. So, needless to say, I'll be closing it down immediately.

I'm happy to be part of the DW family.

Oh and the muse? That's Myles Greyson from my latest story, Smoke. I'm almost done! I wrote the synopsis and I might have about 20K to go in the story. There will be some cutting to be done as well as full scale edits so I can get it ready for a publisher.
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Yes, I am still working on Smoke.
Yes, it is still reving up my anxiety!
But, I love it. I love the story, it's characters, especially this big lug above. He is the muse for Jonas Sandbauck, the hotheaded fireman in this story. Now you know why smoke is in the title, right?

Heh!

Ahem, anyway, I've been writing like crazy on this story. I've written about 6k the last two days. Is it done, you ask?
Hells no! Not even close.

Right now the story is up to 78K plus. I have put the characters through one obstacle with like four more to go.

Yes, I am placing hurdle in their way to get them to where they need to be and I'm still worried about the end results. Will I satisfy the characters, will I tie up all the loose ends? I worry about that last one more than anything because that is what determines how much a reader will like a story.

Of course, number one audience is me, but there will be others who will read it. I hope. Regardless, I will need critical eyes on this one for sure and I'm hoping for the kind of feedback that will make the story as close to perfect as possible.

Damn muses. Complicated, unpredictable, and I love them!
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Argh!

The dang muses from my book Smoke have struck again. Since I was on vacation the last week of February, I'm catching up with these men and oh wow, they did have a lot to say.

Then there was the vision I had on Friday night for a scene to write in the book. I can't tell you about it because it would ruin the story. Let's just say it has to do with death and sex.

Um...

I know that doesn't give you a lot to go on and no, I'm not talking about a snuff scene or necrophilia. LOL It's involving two of the characters from the book. That's all I'll say. I know, I know, I'm a tease, but if I tell you, you won't read the dang book!

*laughs*

This reminds me about one of my earlier posts about this book. How the plotline makes me anxious. And this scene only adds to that anxiety. I'm wondering how readers will feel when they read the scenarios these three men have gone through.

All so they can build something lasting together. Yes, they gotta go through some shit because I believe it will bring them closer.

Okay, now I've said way too damn much. I should be writing instead of telling you. I will! I have the WIP open and now I will stop blabbing and go write it!

And yes, that man above is one of the muses. Boris is my muse for jerk ass, Myles Greyson. 
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So I left on February 26th and came back March 3rd from Mardi Gras.

I've made this trip for the last 6 years straight and this time, I took my 9 year old daughter with me and my husband.

It was a glorious trip. I didn't get much any writing done because we were out in the streets most of the day and not a lot of down time except at night. Of course, with my daughter there, we couldn't go on Bourbon and party on Fat Tuesday, and yes, it felt really odd! But still she had a great time and I'm glad I got to take her. With her being there, partying was limited, but we did do the touristy things.

She wanted to go to the cemetary, so we went on the cemetary tour because you can't go into one of the Louis cemetaries (there are 3) without a guide. Though it was pricey, it was well worth it. I learned a lot from our person, who btw, is named Daphne. She reallyw as hysterical and very knowledgable. We really enjoyed it.

We also visited the Louisiana State Museum on Thursday. And boy, did the plot bunnies snowball on me then! I mean, historicals, ideas for a couple of ghost stories. I've done cops in NOLA, and with a little help from a fmr cop friend in LA and lots of reading, I hope it did okay with trying to make the series believable.

Now, I want to do more paranormals, esp. with Michael, and more historicals. More books with Native Americans, books during the civil war, the slave trade. etc. There were so many little scenarios I thought about. And they're all in my brain. :P

Now I just need to write everything down.

EEK that's gonna be fun NOPE

and I have to catch up with my boys in SMOKE because believe you me, they are waiting.

Oh, and my muse? Well that's Nick Bateman. I have a story for him that BL will write and hopefully sub by the end of the year. We'll see what happens!

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So with no writing, I am still on the same WIPs.

SMOKE
Reader Request
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I haven't started Immortals yet, but I will this week. By the time i finish the reader's story, I should also do my 3rd book in the PROTEKT series. I hope to have that finished by June/July.

The first book in Immortals has to be released by late April for me to stay on Schedule. :)
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Lordy!

I've been writing on Smoke most of the day. These men are exhausting. This one, the muse for Jonas, might be the sanest out the bunch. And that's not saying alot!

GEEZ

Yes, these crazy characters took me through a range of emotions. I laughed, I cried, I had to get up and walk away from his book then come back to it just so I could see what I was writing.

Effin crazy!

I truly do not think there is a book like this that exists. There probably is, but I don't know of one. It's so complicated and controversial. Not taboo, but definitely difficult.

Ah!

I do love something complex, but this, by far is the most complex plot I've ever done. I wish I could tell you, but if I did, I'd ruin the book. I'm really trying hard to finish it. I haven't started on Immortals like I wanted because of the weekend with hubby and fam, so lets just say its on the backburner for now.

Writers, have you ever had characters you loved and hated? Seriously, with these I do. I love them and wonder why the hell I decided to put myself through this shit. What I want to do is try to make it right and believable. And then there's this I saw from one of my favorite authors.

Basically, she said, and I quote: "Fiction is escapism. Otherwise it would be non-fiction. I don't want to suspend belief. I want to believe that this could happen."

And that's the thing. This said plot I WANT TO BELIEVE IT COULD HAPPEN! *inhales deeply* I do, because dammit, it's fiction, but ... but ... it has to be believable right? It has to be real? Or else people will reject the book.

Okay so I have to do my best to make this story real to the reader and myself. I believe in lots of shit anyway. Vampires, unicorns, the power of real love. So I believe, my job is to make the readers believe as I do.

So, in closing. I have some work to do. I want to make this book believable, even though my fave author says FICTON IS ESCAPISM, I have a job. Even if the said plot has neva evah happened, I have to make the reader believe it could.

Lots of work on my end then.

But I'll put it away for now because truly, I am fucking exhausted!

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