"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anaïs Nin

Friday, March 29, 2013

I love...

"I love unmade beds.
I love when people are drunk and crying
and cannot be anything but honest in that moment.
I love the look in people's eyes 
when they realize they're in love.
I love the way people look when they first wake up
and they've forgotten their surroundings.
I love the gasp people take
when their favorite character dies.
I love when people close their eyes
and drift to somewhere in the clouds.
I fall in love with people and
their honest moments all the time.
I fall in love with their breakdowns
and their smeared makeup and their daydreams.
Honesty is just too beautiful 
to ever put into words."
- Anonymous

'Til we meet again,


Thursday, March 21, 2013


Photo: 'The Art of Writing' - Darlene Quinn

"I love deadlines. 
I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by."
- Douglas Adams

Had to come up for air. Looks like another night writing 'til the sun rises and I'm debating whether or not to put on a pot of java. My deadline is a self imposed one - perhaps the worst kind of them all. How can I simultaneously love writing and the creative process and yet hate their fucking guts at the same time? Don't answer that.

'Til we meet again,


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Alpha inspiration

Joe Manganiello - yeah I know, yuuuuummmmm!

"You saw. They're all teeth and fight and sex."
Alcide Herveaux, True Blood

I've been working on a nasty little sex scene between my heroine and hero and decided that I needed to do a 'net photo crawl for a bit of inspiration. I have a clear picture of my heroine in my mind. As for my hero, he's my uninhibited mental compilation of everything I love about the male spirit, mind and body. You know the man who'd you'd only kick out of your bed so you could fuck him on the floor. Still, I needed a visual inspiration for my alpha male - the better for quality writing, of course. Joe/Alcide is Ridge Copeland personified...sigh. Oh how I suffer for my art ;-} Okay, back to work.

'Til we meet again,


Tuesday, March 12, 2013


E - the inspiration for my newest heroine.

"There are three rules for writing a novel.
Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
- W. Somerset Maugham

I've been diligently plugging away on my keyboard - working on the seemingly never ending journey of finishing my first wip. But of late my plugging has sputtered down to a spotty ineffectual tap-tap-tap. Nearly two weeks ago I admitted the biter reality - I've hit a mental, creative wall. And that wall is solid, massive and a stone cold fucker! Trying to force my muse made my distressing situation even worse, even more frustrating. Arghhhhh!

Though I tried, as best as I could to best that wall, I couldn't go over, under, around or through it. After another long fruitless brain racking night, I gave up (again) and crawled under the covers. Several hours later, my dreams woke me. But I wasn't dreaming about my wip. No, there was a whole other crop people (characters) crowding my mind. A series I think. Time, place, people, sights, sounds, smells - all in technicolor surround sound. They woke me up, encouraged me to pull out my notebook and pen and write, and write and write. And somehow in the process I found my latest heroine.

I didn't know it at the time, but I had made a breakthrough. I'm not a one-trick-pony. And I can't say strongly enough how relieved I am to discover that there's plenty of imagination and creative mojo hiding in the depths of my little grey cells. I think that I've also found a way, in part at least, to deal with that stone cold mental-wall fucker - diversify ;-}

Now all that's left for me to do is finish The Good Professor - sigh...

'Til we meet again,