Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year, New Rules...

I have actually come to the point where I have a staff..
Yes, you heard me right, a STAFF!
Bless them, they don't get paid, but are two of the most amazing women (I say women so my husband doesn't feel left out of the equasion) that I know. I guess you could say that they get paid.. In hugs.. And lots of love.. And kisses from Sarge!! (:

Raven has continued to poke and prod in the back of my mind. I think she has been trying to get my attention. She has succeeded. So I'm laying down the motorcycles, romance and law enforcement to letting Raven have her fun.. Killing people, of course! Right now the Spider fae, Essy, is pushing her luck... What will happen to her? I have a few ideas... But nothing I am willing to share right now. Na-na-na-na-boo-boo!! Dont you  just hate me!! Bwahaha!!!

So my head admin and I have found this incredible website that actually let me design the first book cover and OHEMGEE!! Amazing! It's so good that I want to make it the wallpaper on my phone! It's almost better than chocolate. Notice I said, almost.

Doesn't that just make you wanna... Nevermind.. You get the gyst.
It's actually making me want to go thru and design every single book cover for every single book that I may happen to write in the future (and some I'm not even planning on writing)!

Well, until next time;
Stay Evil!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Normality at It's finest

All I can say is UGH.

Huge word huh?

I know.  I know.

I don't know what to even say here.  I'm in a total block of any sort of words.  I'm not sure where to even start.  I've got so much going through my brain, that it won't even come out on paper. 

Doing this writing contest for Mills & Boon New Voices 2011, has helped me more than I can really say.  I have met several other authors that have helped me emensely.  Maggie (@charitygirlblog), Katherine (@katherinelbone), Christine (@ccmackenzie1), Joanna (@joannashupe) and Alexx (@momcat_reviews).  Even when the voting and the comments get you down, this women bring you back up.  They are a beautiful support group and I honestly couldn't have asked for more.

I believe things happen for a reason.  The Fates push you in the general direction, and you just have to roll with it, no matter what hand you are dealt.  I believe that I was given a tiny push into this contest to meet these wonderful women and broaden my horizons and expand on my writing knowledge.  These ladies have helped more than I could ever explain, and I hope that one day, I can repay the favor.

So, here I come to my own form of blooper.  I'M STUCK!  Writers block is the boogyman needing a beatdown.  I got two notebooks to scribble out idea's, outlines, etc, as Christine advised.  I got one for future book(s) and one for current.  I have one book fully outlined, the biginning of another idea ... and yet, I am friggen blocked with my current.  I can't get past a point.  I know where I want to go with it, but just can't seem to get there.  Nothing pisses me off more than petering out just when it starts to get good.

If any of you have an idea to get my brain back into gear, please, part with this knowledge!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

New Voices 2011

I did it.

I can't believe it.

I really did it.

I submitted an entry in Harlequin and Mills & Boon's New Voices 2011 contest.  I'm nervous and scared all in one.  I put Raven out there, my baby.

I've held Raven close since 1986, when I started her and Payton with V:tM.  Eventually, I moved Raven to the AOL chat rooms, the Medeival Tavern, to be specific.  The more I wrote with her, the more I grew to love her, the more she became a part of me.

Eventually, I created a world just for her:  The 13th Hour. 

Now, I'm sharing her with the world.  Maybe one day, Payton will be next....

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Long Time

It's been a few days, I know.  Just couldn't live without me, could ya?  Ha!  I knew it!

Anywho.... I've been working on the book and am actually excited about the direction it's headed in.  Raven cracks me up over the simplest stuff.  I finally got chapter 3 done and am diligently working on 4, though I've noticed my word count is a little lower than I'd like.  Especially with the writing contest I want to enter it in.

#NewVoices2011, from Harlequin and Mills & Boon.  I am pretty excited about it and nervous at the same time.  Doubts running through my mind about doing it.  What if's. 

I hate having doubts.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lucky Me!

I know no one reads this thing, but maybe one day someone will.  I do know, and I must brag about this, I am a lucky girl!  I have a new Critique Partner who is the author of Darkness Falls, but a good friend of mine, JoJo, also divulged to me that SHE has written a book and we're also reading eachothers books.  How much luckier can I get???

I've been working on a murder scene for three days now, and nothing is gel'ing.  I hate that.  Honestly?  I am usually right on point with writing demonic murder scene's, but for some reason, this one is NOT flowing.  At all.  I'm not sure why, since everything Raven is always running through my head.  Hell, I even watched Demon Hunter last night to try and get idea's, but the only idea it gave me was more to what the "bad guy" is going to be doing to the demons.  Go figure.


Monday, August 29, 2011


Thank Goddess for motorcycle rides.  I must say, I. Am. Spoiled.  No if's, and's or but's about it.  What started out as a quick ride to Biloxi for ice cream, turned out to be a 12 hour long ride.  That gave me PLENTY of time to think about where I want Raven's book to go.  But, it also caused a ton of questions in my mind about my characters in the Murder.  Each one has a specific breed they are, how Raven met them, her emotional connection to them, etc.  When it came down to it, I started confusing myself.

Of course, if anything could go wrong with the ride, it did.  My husband's bike decided it was time to have a hiccup.  We lost all gauges, no fuel gauge, no headlight, no brake light.  Yup.  So, the boys put in a new fuse.  Thought everything was great, even though we almost ran out of gas, when Murphy's Law decided to raise its ugly head, and the fuse blew instantly.  We raced home, trying to get the bike to the shop before the boys ran out of light on the way home.

While they fixed it, a friend came over and we drank a pot of coffee and chatted.  Okay, I chatted, she listened.  I had to bounce my idea's off of someone.  I'm glad I did.  I now know where to go, what breed a couple of characters are, which one is completely unique and I've NEVER seen done (besides me, cause I rock like that).  I've even meshed out where I'm taking the first book, who the comic relief is, cause with a character as serious as Raven is, you need that laugh, and how I'm doing it all.

Thanks, Mynda... I needed that ear.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Well, I'm on vacation.  My plans?  Laundry, house cleaning (yeah right) and writing.  I've got some changes to make to the first couple of chapters, but I had an epiphany.

Yup, you guessed it.  Sitting on the back of the bike today, on the way home from a Nutter Butter Blizzard, my mind decided it was Raven time.  I came up with some awesome idea's to incorperate.  Pretty much we know it's about Raven and her nine partners in crime.  Every element is involved, ranging from fae to demons to vamps to lycans.  Not even Death is safe from my pen, or should I say keyboard?  I know my basic plot, my outline ... where I want it to go, and it'll take me about nine to thirteen books to complete it, but in the end, you will fall in love with Raven's world.

I've decided to go with a semi faery tale history, mixed with actual history for the characters, each one having a significant history and past to tie into what each of them is.  I didn't want the first book to be about Raven, but it seems her voice must be heard, she's bitch slapped me enough to know that this book is a scene setting and history of several characters, and the base for the rest of the books... maybe.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Listening to Skillet this morning gave me an idea for "From Hel, With Love".  I know the comic relief are the "devils" on Ravens shoulders, but a brand new demon or at least some young uncoordinated being would be interesting.  Hmmm....

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Music of Raven

Seems I've come to a conclusion.  Raven needs music.  Everytime I hear a song, I think about how it fits Raven or one of her Murder.  The latest song was Staind's new one.  Go figure.  Now if I could narrow it down to a main theme song, we'd be good to go!

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