Friday, May 30, 2008

The Countdown is ON

I have two countdowns on the go at the moment. The first is CataU 'Novella in a Month' which finishes tomorrow. Yes I reached my target but still have heaps to do to the story and I haven't written anything for three days. I'm going to do this post and then try to get at least an hour in on it. I have finally done character chats for this one, that just leaves me with character chats to do on another ten WIP no big deal.

Now the other count down is the '50ks In 30 Days' challenge which starts on Sunday. It seems like we have been getting ready for this for so long it's hard to believe it is almost here. Now the doubt's are starting to set in, 'Can I do this?" "Have I got 50,000 words in me?" "What if I fail?" then I get this screaming in my head, it's like a platoon of soldiers yelling at me.


Jezz talk about bossy characters. So all I can say is they had better deliver or there will be WAR! I'll kill the whole lot of them off and get some nice old people to write about. May not be as interesting but at least I'll be able to keep up with them.

So as I race out of one challenge and stroll into yet another challenge, I'm excited, scared, numb, stupid, crazy, out of my head, a nervous wreak, but come Sunday I'll be ready. Wish me luck because I'll need it.


Monday, May 26, 2008

When Life Steps In & Computers Crash

My writing has come to a screaming halt the last few days. No matter how much I tried to fight it my home life just pushed it way into my time. I can’t complain really (well I could but that wouldn’t be fair) my hubby has put up with me sitting at my computer every chance I get for weeks now. (No it is more like months). Anyway he was home sick for two days, and yesterday we went to a horse show, I missed most of it because I had to come home for a form we had forgotten to take. I don’t know where my brain is at times. (Err… no I do know where it is, it’s on my books. Thinking, thinking, thinking.) We had a good day anyway, the boys won plenty of ribbons, owners hubby shows for were very happy, and we got there and home without any major problems.

I also had the great idea of changing my web site header. I wanted something fresh, something new, something that would take me to my happy place when I write. Great plan, even a fantastic plan… until I crashed my site and lost everything. So I had to start again. Nothing like a new start, a fresh start and a lesson learnt. (I hope, never really know with me what I’ll do next.) So if you get a chance have a look at my new website, the header is the same as the one. Here’s the link .

So I’m not sure how much writing I’ll get done this week but I’m hoping to get at least an hour a day in, it all helps toward get that novel finished. Until next time, my the Word Fairy smile on you.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Getting People Out Of My Head

As most of you well know by now the talented Rachel Charlton received a full request for her novel ‘On a Wing and a Prayer’. Now this was no ordinary request (and if you knew RC you would know nothing is ordinary about this girl and I mean that in the nicest possible way. Hehehe. ) So back to the story, an editor read her extract on one of her blog sites and requested a full copy of the story. YAYAYA. As you can imagine RC has been running around like a chook with its head cut off trying to get MS polished and sent off as well as doing up new web spots because she decided to have a pseudonym. Out of all this Rhian Cahill was born you can visit her Wordpress Blog here or her new MySpace here. So fingers crossed everyone (well when you’re not typing that is) that we hear good news in regard RC’s submission soon.

So, you may be wondering what all this has to do with people in my head. The thing is I decided months ago that I would write under a pseudonym for my erotic novels. Well if I decided to submit them for publication. Now as most of you know I have a thing for blogs, websites etc, as Sandie Hudson. What you don’t know is that I also have a website, blog and MySpace for my alter egos. I say alter egos because I have three. (Yes I know I am a sad woman who doesn’t know who she is anymore.)

So let me introduce you to my other halves. Sandie Roberts is who I will write under for my children’s books. I chose Roberts because my Dad and Father-In-Law were both Robert. Now I haven’t done a lot with these sites yet so I won’t give you the links yet.

Sandra Carrington was my first chose for writing erotic romance but I’m thinking she may have a far raunchier side than I first thought. I’ll see how I go. Anyway here are her sites. Website, MySpace, Blog. How I came up with her name is I used my own first name and then the town I grow up in.

Cassandra Cornell well she came about because there was already a Cassandra Carrington. See I was going to change Sandra to Cassandra, but it didn’t work. I chose Cornell because that was my Dad’s mother’s maiden name. And she’d get a kick out of me writing erotic novels I think. Anyway Cassandra's sites are here; website, blog, MySpace. So if you feel like visiting go ahead.

Do you think I could have split personality syndrome? Or maybe I just haven’t found the real me. Anyway that is at least two people out of my head and these two have the good sense to only work on one novel at a time. Or is that just me still working on the novels?

Oh and by the way Diane Curran has come out of the closet so to speak, (with her writing I mean) she has a new blog spot so visit her here Diane Curran.

Okay now that I have completely scared the living day lights out of you all, and you will be giving me a very wide berth from now on, I’ll catch ya later.


Monday, May 12, 2008

What's It All About?

I'm up to 14,330 words for my novella, which I somehow don't think it will be a novella. (Diane I'll have no comment from you on this point thank you.) Anyway I thought I would share with you my blurb. I'm getting a good feel for this one: I like both Mac and Brooke because they have been playing nice. The only spanner thrown into the works was Brooke having a much younger Down syndrome brother which I didn't see coming. He is such a great kid anyway so I have forgiven her for that little hiccup. Even the secondary characters are playing nice. The ones that are suppose to be nice are and the ones who are toilet paper are. :-) I'm waiting for the bomb to fall to tell you the truth, none of my characters behave this good.

'If I Were A Rich Man'

Brooke Fairfax is the rebellious member of her family. It is a title she has carried for so long with pride she no longer knows how not to rebel against everything her father stands for. Now out on her own and earning a living from her art work, she resents even more her father’s interference in her life.

Being summon home after an altercation she found herself in doesn’t help matters. But after seeing the new mechanic working for old Fred she decides a little fun is just what she needs. Besides what better way to get her father back, then to start a torrid affair with the hired help, so to speak.

Mac Stafford arrived in Olive Grove not intending to stay. When Old Fred, who owns the garage offers him a job as his mechanic he changes his mind. After all it was an old country town, a perfect place to lay low for a while. He could leave his past behind him and come to terms with the death of his younger brother. A death he had caused.

One thing was for sure, the last thing he needed in his life was a woman. He’d had more than enough of lying cheating women. He sure didn’t need Brooke Fairfax sashaying her cute little butt around the place. She had trouble written all over her, and if he wasn’t careful he would have that trouble all over him.

I'm going to do an interview with Mac over the next couple of days, and I'll post that on my hero blog. By the way have you been over to have a look at my photo slid some very nice chests on display over there. Even if I do say so myself.


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Suzanne Has A Trailer

Soon to be published author Suzanne Brandyn has a trailer for her book 'Passion In Paradise'. It's a cool trailer, great background music, fabulous pictures. What more could a girl ask for? So click on Suz's name and drop over for a look, it's well worth a visit.

The lucky girl is off on her own paradise romance in the next couple of days. Well she's off to marry her own hero, ahh how sweet is that?

Have a great weekend everyone.


Devon Has A Cover

WOWHOOO, Author Devon Gray has a cover, and it is HOT. So click on Devon's name to go and have a look at her very first cover. That girl is going to be dancing on the ceiling, out in the street, she will be lucky if she can sleep for a week. A hot book cover for a hot book.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Challenge Update

The last few days have been fairly productive. I'm in front with my word count for CATA; it's always good to have something up your sleeve for the days when your other life interrupts your writing life. Like this weekend, with Mother's Day on Sunday and three mothers to visit plus my grandson's 9th birthday celebration, I'm not going to get a whole lot of writing done. Never mind there is always next week.
So just how am I going? Well I'm up to 8,450 words, 43 pp and on Chapter Two. I'm quite happy with my progress. I also took sometime out to judge a competition. With that all done, I'll have even more time to write. YAY.

My word count for SVEN is growing YAY. I thought for awhile there I was going to fall short, now I may even do better than my goal. So with 50,211 words down I have just 5,789 to reach my goal of 56,000. Too bad all those words haven’t gone into just one story. Never mind, with each word it means I’m getting closer to the finish of some of my WIP’s.

Okay I now have a question. How in the hell do I stop these new people from jumping into my head? I mean I have 24 couples living up there each with their own little entourage. I shudder to think now of just how many there are running around up there. It’s no wonder I’ve been getting migraines. So if you have any ideas let me know. I was thinking of putting a sign on the door. ‘Sorry closed due to overcrowding.’ What do you think? Do you think they’ll take any notice? Sigh! I really think I am starting to lose it, but don’t tell anyone I said that.

Alright I’m off to do some writing. Half the day is gone already, and as my wonderful father-in-law use to say “If you wait too long the sun will burn your arse.”


Thursday, May 1, 2008

A New Blog

Okay, I have a new blog dedicated to my heroes. Yes I decided in a moment of total insanity that I needed a blog for my men. Why you might ask? The answer! I DON'T KNOW, maybe I'm just crazy. (Okay that's a bad example, because all know I'm crazy). Maybe Miss P just wants somewhere else to play. (This is more the case, I think). What ever the reason, I have one.

So if you would like to visit with my men, here's the link: Heroes Blog

I also started my Cata University challenge today. Reached my word count no trouble. (Thank heavens). I've blogged about it over at my Challenge Blog . So I've had a busy couple of days. Now I really need to get some housework done, before I start anything else to do with my writing. Catch ya later.