Monday, August 17, 2009

What's Happening at Nights of Passion, Albacon, and more

A ton is happening at the Nights of Passion blog. Right now Mason is doing her thing. Then Tuesday an interview with romance mystery author Sandra K. Marshall. Then Wednesday an interview with Aasiyah Qamar/Nolwynn Ardennes specialized in exotic settings. Then Thursday, Mason is back and Friday is BB Roberts. Saturday and Sunday is a Book Launch Parthy with a Contest with erotic romance author Ari Thatcher. Next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday is a Pre-Order then a Book Launch Party and Contest with Leanna Rennee Hieber. All in all a very exciting week and then some.

What does this mean for me? Well, I'll learn a lot from some writers I've just met and others I've known for a while. Now I won't kid you on this other part, but blogging--the physical act of putting everything up and downloading and sometimes resizing photos is a lot of work. I do all that on top of my own writing, editing, my website, and then day job as a webmaster. I'm also on staff for Albacon which is Albany, NY's science fiction and fantasy conference on Oct.9-11. Albacon is making history with its romantic Friday, panels with romance writers and workshops on writing. The entire weekend is a blast. If you think you're going to be near Albany during those dates, register now at

Going back to everything--ah, yes, I'm the crazy person who is still traveling at light speed. Actually I have moments when I think I'm moving rather slowly. Hmm, I wonder what that means. Believe it or not I'm still part of a family. They sort of work around me at time, and other times drag me out of the house into life. I also have friends that do the same. It's easier living an overstuffed life when people love you. I really appreciate them.

I don't have a counter on this blog only subscriptions, but when I'm at conventions, people walk up to me and comment on The Writing House. Thank you so very much for dropping by and if you want to join in on this huge education in both romance and in writing in general, drop by

It's always great to hear from you.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Don't Feel Like Talking--Much

I should be getting ready to leave for kickboxing. Ever notice how many shoulds there are in life. This has been a tough week. Tons of work at my day job. Large to do list at home. My characters of my in progress book are now screaming at me.

Sooner of later if you really get to talk to writers, they will tell you that their characters talk to them. My vampires will bare their fangs if they think I'm ignoring their book. I have another book about dragons--they blow fire. I find that writing demands uninterrupted time. I try to write for snatches when I get free time, but sometimes I just do a day in bed with the laptop. I know that does not sound romantic, but when you're writing adventure and romance or adventure in romance, that's the only way to do it--get cozy with your laptop. I let the air conditioner blow on the poor mechanical beast.

So now I'm off into the night. Yes, that's right, like a vampire or werewolf. I'll kickbox for 45 minutes, come home and write until I collapse. But I'll be incredibly happy typing across that keyboard as fast as I can every wonderful bleeding word. When I dream, I'll still be writing. That's what it's like inside an author's head.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Talking about Vampires Continue

I'm continuing to talk about vampire books and movies at There's so much coming up. I have a lovely interview in process with author Rebecca Royce on Monday and Tuesday. It's all about her book Her Wolf, which is about shifter-wolves. Very exciting. You are invited to drop by Nights of Passion anytime.

Watching "Coraline" about alternate realities. Hmm. I know there's a lot wrong with my reality, but I sort of like it. Perhaps it's because I'm writing about vampires and other creatures that go bump in the night and other realities. :-)