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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Terrible Awnry No Good Rotten Words...

Writing is hard.

Don't get me wrong- I love it. Without writing, there would be less of 'me'. It is an escape, a daydream of sorts, and I love getting lost in my stories. But the act of writing those stories down- in a mainly coherent mannor- is taxing. It takes effort to get all of the nuances and details absolutely correct. Actually, for me it is an insane amount of effort when my perspective on characters can change suddenly and sometimes deliberately.

Take Tansy's mom, June. In my first book, she is introduced as somewhat of a free spirit or hippie. Tansy needed a way to connect with Callie, and they found a commonality in their mothers. Now, Tansy is back in her home town, and low and behold, her mom is not a hippie. In fact, she is more of the June Cleaver type. So, how to marry this stubborn character with what I'd already planned for her, is the task at hand. Fortunately, this is fiction, and I have the liberty to make crazy things happen. Unfortunately, it is not in my own nature to just change people. So, you can imagine, I'm busy creating a whole backstory as to why Tansy's mom was once a hippie and now has morphed into a conservative June Cleaver, polyester pants, pearls and all.

To all you writers out there- keep up the hard work, and don't let these stubborn characters get you down!

Friday, August 19, 2011

An ode to the night bugs

Secada singing in the trees,
lightning bugs swarm beneath.

June bugs flinging into the fans,
watch out, no one knows where they'll land!

Moths, you great fuzzy friends,
the light, your fixation, makes you fry.

I love you all, my night companions,
to listen and watch, but mind the interaction!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Crank it UP!

Listing to my Lady Gaga channel on Pandora and cranking out the words!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Live on Kindle!

Tansy Taylor: Paranormal P.I. - my debut novel is now available for download on Kindle. I'm very excited to have her out in the world!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Thanks to my 'models' (Kate, Chris, Emma, and Trey) .... and my baby, Josephine for posing in our cover art!


Cover!

Well, after some persuasive arguments by my children (they said the title made them think of steak) I decided to go back to our original title. I guess I must agree! Things in book 2 are coming along nicely- We should have some great action scenes- including an unfortunate incident in pudding wrestling at the local bar....