Seventy Days of Sweat update #1

•July 12, 2007 • Leave a Comment

As of Tuesday night, I was at 10250 words. The challenge is really working for me, since summertime when the kids are home it’s hard for me to find the time to get on the computer. Having a daily goal to work toward has forced me to find other ways to write, and I’ve been sitting on the couch with a notebook every morning for a few hours, while I watch the news.

I finished a short story on Tuesday night and submitted it…and Total-E-Bound has offered me a contract. 🙂 This is a story I was originally writing as a Halloween story, but I waffled on it for too long and missed the submissions deadline at two different publishers. 😆 The challenge gave me the push to finish it, and I’m glad I did.

For anyone doing the challenge, how is it going for you? Are you meeting your personal goals?

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Today’s post

•July 10, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Is at Romance Worth Killing For.

Challenge…day 1

•July 8, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Today went okay, considering I don’t usually write on Sundays. I’ve changed the sidebar a little, bringing the page links up to the top, and I’ve also added a page for the Seventy Days of Sweat challenge so I can keep track of my daily totals. My totals will be a mish-mash of lots of different projects, though. DS is the book I committed to work on during the challenge, but I have a handful of other projects that need finishing also.

Anyone else doing the challenge?

So I Married A Vampire excerpt

•July 7, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Here’s the excerpt I said I’d post around the end of the week. 🙂

With a frustrated sigh, she tried to push herself out of the chair, not an easy feat given the dress and the spiked heels. Finally she made it to her feet and took off toward the dance floor where the guests were now slow dancing to an old Eric Clapton tune, eager to get as far away from Ethan as she could. Maybe she could lose him
in the throng of revelers crowded around the hors d’oeuvre table and sneak out the side door.

“Where are you going?” he asked, chasing after her.

“I need to get out of here. Away from all this. Away from you.”

He grabbed her arm and pulled her to a stop. “Stop. I love you, Janey.”

She swallowed hard. Despite everything, she loved him too but that didn’t mean she had to be nice. “Don’t call me that. And having a husband doesn’t count if he isn’t human.”

Everyone in the nearby vicinity turned and stared, gaping and blinking their eyes. Had she really said that so loudly? Crap. This was so not what she needed right now. “You certainly don’t act human,” she said to cover her slip. “Being such a liar and all.”

She tried to get away but Ethan was too quick for her. He tugged her arm, pulling her away from the crowd and down a quiet hall just past the dance floor. She kicked and struggled but it was no use. He wouldn’t let go.

“Where do you think you’re taking me?” she asked, digging her heels into the carpet so hard one of them snapped off. Cheap shoes. “Damn it. Stop. My heel broke.”

In answer, he pushed her up against the wall and kissed her. Hard. His tongue snaked into her mouth, thrusting against hers in a show of possession. Jane tried to school her reaction but she couldn’t help it. Being this close to Ethan made her knees weak. Almost of their own volition her arms came up, wrapping around his neck. Her fingers tangled in his soft, thick hair. A moan welled in her throat and spilled over. Why did she want to give this up again?

Oh yeah. Calling a vampire and a vampire slayer oil and water was the understatement of the year. She couldn’t stay married to him. It would never work.

So why was she hoping with everything she had that it would?

When he broke the kiss, she opened her mouth to tell him off for being so presumptuous but he shook his head.

“I’m sorry, Jane.”

“About kissing me?” How could he regret it so soon?

He brought his hand to the side of her neck and squeezed. “No. About this.”

Those were the last words she heard before she blacked out.

Seventy Days of Sweat writing challenge

•July 6, 2007 • 2 Comments

Seventy Days of Sweat

I just signed up for it. This is just the right time, too, since I’ve been needing a kick in the butt for quite a while now. 😳 I’m finally going to be working on the next book in the Dark Promises series. I’ve had the book plotted out for way too long now (one of the four books I storyboarded during my very brief failed attempt at becoming a plotter) and the Post It notes have been hanging right over my computer monitor for months. 😀

Anyone else going to do the challenge?

Read Last Month…

•July 6, 2007 • 3 Comments

Two slow months in a row for me, reading wise. 😆

1. She’s No Faerie Princess — Christine Warren
2. Mary Mary — James Patterson
3. Secrets Volume 12
4. White Hot — Sandra Brown

What did you read last month?

So I Married A Vampire is now available

•July 3, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Yes, I know I’ve been absent for way too long…again. The kids were in Florida with their dad for the past week and a half and I found I had to keep busy. It was the first time they were away for more than a weekend, so I spent a lot of time running around trying to keep my mind off the whole thing. 😆 They’re back now, got in this morning. 🙂

So I Married A Vampire is now available from Ellora’s Cave. Around the end of the week I’ll post an eighteen-plus excerpt, but for now, check out this one.

I probably won’t get online tomorrow (family reunion to attend) so for everyone in the US, Happy Fourth!!