*Note – I mislaid the information that this is the last Sunday of January, so I am posting the health blog today. I will finish with the Changing Eye Candy on Thursday.
A friend of mine who is doing really well in her weight loss struggle bought a Garmin Vivo Fit. She showed me how it tracks her steps, how many miles, steps needed to reach daily goal, and calories burned. It also tracks how well she sleeps, but you have to bring that data up on your phone or computer. What sold me on this particular device is that I can keep the information on my computer. Continue reading “Nagging at Your Fingertips”
I have a publishing deadline to meet this week, so I am going to cheat a little and rely on pictures to tell my story. It’s the story of how the idea of sexy people has changed. I’m mostly looking at the last hundred years. And today I’ll talk about the 1920s through the 1970s. Continue reading “Trends in Eye Candy Part One”
One of the many amazing speakers I have listened to in my years with Romance Writers of America reminded us that our characters step onto the stage of our story fully formed. Like Venus on the Half-shell, any history they have must be revealed slowly and only as much as each scene requires. Continue reading “Settling Your Ghosts”
Clutter is my nemesis. Flat spots disappear in the blink of an eye under a crush of mail and notebooks. I love having people over so that I can clean my house, but sadly the piles of stuff often get put into boxes and stacked elsewhere with my promise of getting right back to it in a couple days. Continue reading “Put it in a Box”
I had so much fun comparing modern heroes to Mr. Darcy that I thought it only fair to come back and give the ladies a turn. I don’t know that Elizabeth Bennet is the ideal Regency era character to compare modern characters to, but she will just have to do. Continue reading “Your Heroine Versus Elizabeth Bennet”
We know we shouldn’t compare our writing and skills to anyone else, we are only in competition with our self, improving how we write now from how we wrote a year ago. But I think it might be fun to compare a modern romance hero to the pattern card of Mr. FitzWilliam Darcy. Of course, you can do a comparison of your own ideal hero, but I will go with Darcy for argument’s sake. Continue reading “Your Hero Versus Darcy”
Some authors get their story ideas from dreams. I did get one idea for a Regency that way, and had a lot of fun writing it out. But the dream only gave me one scene, and the rest of the story has needed a lot of work. Why can’t the dream provide all the details? Do you have to pay extra for that service? Continue reading “And Then I Woke Up”