10 Secret Strategies to Survive the Day

Boom it happens. A story rejection. Your boyfriend dumps you. Bad review at work. You lost your sh*t at a coworker. The exact wrong thing falls out of your mouth in front of the wrong person. You had that mother-of the-year moment. You lost the last month of your writing because you didn’t back-up your … Continue reading 10 Secret Strategies to Survive the Day

OKRWA International Digital Awards

So excited for my writing friend! Congrats Christie!

Christie Adams - Author

Oklahoma Romance Writers of America run the annual International Digital Awards contest, and they have just published the list of this years winners here.

I am very proud to announce that two of my stories reached the finals. In the Erotic Short category, the second book in my Club Aegis series, A Wanting Heart, was awarded 4th place, and in the Contemporary Short category, Spent Love, came 2nd. This follows on from the 2nd place in the Erotic Novel category last year, for the first Club Aegis book, The Velvet Ribbon, which is now available FREE.

I would like to thank the organisers of the contest, and also all the members who put their time and effort into holding this contest. Your hard work is so very much appreciated.

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Inappropriate or funny for a blog post?

I had a computer backpack puked on recently.  (I’ll tell you later)  I was afraid that even with the best cleaning, I'd always be followed with the faint smell of vomit.  I needed a new backpack. So I cleaned out the old one, stacking each item on the kitchen counter. Computer, cord, highlighters, pens, notepads, … Continue reading Inappropriate or funny for a blog post?

The worst part about writing

What is the worst part of writing for me? The answer may surprise you. It’s not story structure or idea generation. It’s not learning your characters. It’s not revision. It’s not even grammar. It’s choices. I heard a phrase ‘Your story, your way’. Which is so true and reveals that awful truth. Once the words … Continue reading The worst part about writing

Seven signs that you are a writer mid-book

7. You think Chocolate, Coffee, Pizza and Wine are the only food groups 6. You count vacuuming and dusting as exercise 5. You have half a dozen cheater stories started 4. Your house is spotless 3. Your husband says "What is for dinner" and your reply is "contractions are more conversational." 2. The local pizza delivery shows … Continue reading Seven signs that you are a writer mid-book