Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Starting again... INSPIRED!

So I've been struggling to get back into writing. I'm still ignoring HDP - wanting to let it sit - but despite loving my new characters I couldn't seem to get started.

Fortunately I received the inspiration I needed.

A goal... to finish (or write a big chunk of) Stand In Groom before a very special event on my writing horizon. On the 3rd of December 2007 i received an email from someone from the ROMAUS eloop who was doing the same online course as me. We discovered lots in common (except an ability to final in the same contest). At the end of September we will meet in real life for the first time.

Yup... Rach is coming to little old Adelaide.
How cool is that?!

Better get writing...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Research of the delicious variety

I have been playing with my new idea, Stand In Groom, and the heroine is a maker of fine cupcakes. This has involved much research on the net and drooling over many mouthwatering recipes.

My research went further today when hubby surprised me with a delicious chocolate with chocolate butter cream icing cupcake from a place near where he was working for the day. He'd listened to me tell him about my heroine - definite hero behaviour!

I think I'll have to make some of the delicious recipes I've found... just what my diet needs.

Anyone been forced to eat yummy food in the name of research?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I've finally finished His Dark Past (happy dancing).

My question is how long to leave it before I start the edits? I'm thinking as long as possible. But at the same time i want it in shape as soon as possible.

Anyone have any fail-safe editing techniques? I'd love to hear how you go about it.

Fortunately while HDP is simmering my next story is calling. I need to have a bit of a break and refuel the well but I don't want to lose the habit of writing that the June challenge got me into.

I've decided to try my hand at a MH (with the contest in mind) but i suspect it will morph back into a Super/SSE since that's where I think I fit best. I think just approaching my idea as a MH has given me some different things to think about - a sexier opening for starters!

Anyone played outside the square? Success? Failure?