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Take THAT, writer’s block!

Everyone goes through it. Haven’t met a writer who didn’t get stuck once in a while. When it happens to me, and if it drags on too long, I tend to work on other stuff. Which can be great when you have more than one project going on. But if you’re stuck on all of them it usually means starting something new. This time, though, I don’t mind one bit. One of my very good friends, and also a writer, has asked me to co-author a story with her. That is what I’m doing for NaNoWriMo. Well, that’s not all I’m doing but at the moment it’s the most fun project I have going on lol. It won’t be your… Read More »Take THAT, writer’s block!

NaNoWriMo

I first found out about this two years ago and for those two years I participated “unofficially,” meaning that I didn’t join the website or post my results but I kept track of what I wrote. I’ll admit I cheated a little because I started late but I kept the spirit of it honest and only counted for 30 days. I achieved my goal both years. 50,000 words, thank you very much.   I have a feeling this year will be more of a struggle. I was hoping I’d have the motivation to finish a novel but as fate would have it I got blocked. Being who I am, of course I could not find a way around it and… Read More »NaNoWriMo

Time for an update

Because I just realized there hasn’t been one in a while. =) Grown-up life has a way of catching up to me. Yesterday I got my first ever royalties check and almost threw it in the trash because I thought it was spam. Yep, brilliant, I know. But I am so excited about it! I honestly didn’t expect one this soon. I can’t believe I’m officially a paid author. Well, okay, that’s a lie. I can believe it and I’m grinning from ear to ear writing this. I’ve been lacking in inspiration lately so I thought it was time to pick up a new book. On the menu this morning was Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson. I… Read More »Time for an update

Excerpt from Blood Moons

This was posted earlier today on the LSB Forum in the “Coming Soon” section. I figured it should be added here too. Enjoy!   ————————–   Hunt slid off his bed and landed softly, stretching his half-naked body. Dara stared. In his shirt yesterday he’d been impressive. Without it today … Holy crap! For just a second, watching those beautiful muscles stretch and bulge, she forgot where she was and who he was. The walls faded away, the other voices muted, and she was just a woman, staring at a man who just rolled out of bed, his pants riding low on his hips. And Dara was curious about what it would feel like to be gathered up in arms… Read More »Excerpt from Blood Moons

Blood Moons Release Date 9/27/10

Just got word that Blood Moons is scheduled for release on Monday, September 27th, 2010!!! It will be available through the Liquid Silver Books website. I’ll be sure to post on the day of the release with the direct buy link. I will also be blogging for the Morning After post at LSB’s SEx Blogon Tuesday, September 28th, so stop by and say hi 🙂

Vacation Time

It’s that time of the year when I leave home sweet home and go out into the world. This time I am in Europe. When I look out the window of my room, I see alpine mountains and lots of greenery. There is a car passing by maybe three times a day. I wake up to the sound of birdsongs and the smell of air so fresh there is nothing like it. A far cry from city living. The process of publishing Blood Moons is well on its way. It now has an ISBN number and is in the hands of my new editor. Still no word on tentative release date, but I’m not worried. I’m still battling jetlag, but… Read More »Vacation Time

Happiness

Nothing I can say here could ever come close to describing how it feels to read an acceptance letter. It’s something you need to experience on your own skin to understand. I’ve been dancing and jumping around since I got that letter, grinning from ear to ear. My face hurts, but I don’t care LOL I am proud – and so very very excited – to announce that I have signed my first contract! I don’t have any details to give yet, but I will keep updating as things progress. There shall be an Alianne Donnelly original out there in the world soon. I can’t wait!!

Editing

There are writers who believe their words are sacred and will fight tooth and nail to keep from having to edit their work. I am not one of them. I was taught early on that re-writing is as important, if not more so, than writing. I believe this is true. I also don’t mind being critiqued. In fact, sometimes I need it to see errors and rough spots in my writing. I have spent the last week either editing, or thinking about editing a single chapter (about 9 pages). It might not seem like much, but when you have specific instructions on what to change and how, it becomes a bit of a challenge. The first time I edited it,… Read More »Editing