Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Red Pens

On Thursday, April 1st (only now as I type that date does it give me pause...), Emily Bryan will critique the first two pages of my second manuscript, To Tempt A Wicked Kiss.  She's been doing these public Red Pencil Thursday critiques for a couple of weeks, and I'm honored and grateful she's taken the time to look over my work. I'm also looking forward to any comments her readers would care to share. Like "I don't understand." Or "Hey, you used the word 'rather' seven times!" Or "I don't understand."

I rather hope my future readers understand my story. :)

Emily Bryan has penned a wealth of Regency works.I love Vexing the Viscount, but I might have a new favorite once Stroke of Genius hits the stands May 25. (And my day job in the schools will just be wrapping up. A coincidence? I think not.) She's also posted a sexy, free novella on her website-A Duke For All Seasons--go catch up here.   The link to her blog has been on my sidebar for a while now. Emily's a font of information concerning all things Regency, Georgian, and romance writing, and generously shares that knowledge with all of us. So if you have a moment, please stop by!

Love critiques? Hate them? What about the benefits of an anonymous judge's opinion vs a treasured critique partner?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Regency, Interrupted

You know when you know how something is going to turn out, and so you go ahead and eat a candy bar, even thought you've been cutting out sugar for a few weeks, but it's rainy and cold and you didn't final in the Golden Heart--- so you go ahead and eat that chocolate?

And then they call you and tell you that you've finaled?

And you say, "But I already ate my 'I didn't final' candy bar!"

Yes. That's the kind of calm, collected, sophisticate that I am.

Now I have to go calm down so I can drive to school and pick up my kids. I'm pretty certain the police won't be impressed by a GH final.

Huge congratulations to the other GH and Rita finalists! :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Inspiration....sometimes the plot grabs you. The crisis. The impossible choice. The midnight rendezvous, hidden treasure, long lost love.

And sometimes, all you need is a really good hero.
So who inspires you?

Oh, and check out the addition....good call, Kate! Who else am I missing? Feel free to call them out.