Monday, July 19, 2010

A Writer’s Ramblings . . .

It was a busy weekend, kids, chaos, you know, all the stuff you DON’T want to deal with, and none of the writing you’d love to be knee deep in.

As I was racking my brain, trying to come to grips with the fact that my first MS is complete and my new one has only just begun, my husband interrupted me – "forget about that blog," he whispers seductively in my ear,"I can think of something better to do with your time . . . "

And he did.

Let your mind wonder here ladies and gents. Take a break. Your imagination is as good as

mine …

Done? Ready to read again? Lets have at 'er!

Ever have that Ah ha moment? The moment after a dry spell. Mine are usually after my hubby and I have some ahem, field research, otherwise known as getting jiggy with it. Lords knows you need the distraction when words refuse to jump from finger to page.

And then it came to me! AH HA! After a quick cuddle and shower I hopped on my computer – how romantic your thinking – I know, I’d probably be thinking the same thing. But it is!

What a better way to be inspired than real life love? Both Charli and I have been grumbling about our new characters, and our lack of writing mojo – but here I was thoroughly satiated and BAM, I KNEW them.

Oh they’d been bouncing around me wee noggin for the better part of a year, but I’d never REALLY gotten to know them. Yet it was in that moment, in the quiet of uneven breaths that I really understood Rhys and Vic. Their love, their struggles, and their passion.

How can I write about love if I don’t continue to experience it?

Lets face it, pretty much everyone thinks they can write a book. But how many people actually have the cahunas to see it through, to seek publishing?

Pimpin ain’t easy but neither is writing.

What keeps you going? What inspires you? Is it a struggle?

Tell me!



  1. lol, Hmmm...I could write tomes from the memories alone!!

  2. So if I accost my husband I can say its work related....hmm....BRB

  3. Hey, A. I do get inspired from real life love. Sometimes when I'm stumped for how to describe something in a sex scene, I will practice using my husband. LOL, sounds unromantic, but everyone wins: me, my husband, and my MS.

  4. I think we all forget at times why we started writing romance in the first place. I tend to get side tracked with the everyday insanity but I have a hubby that lets me know he is still here and needs my attention too. I do think you need to experience the love to write it well. I am lucky to have a great hubby that loves me dearly. Today he bought me a card and it was so sweet. He will be getting my undivided attention tonight. He is my own personal sexy alpha male. My heart races and my breath catches in my throat at times when he looks at me a certain way. I am a very lucky girl and have to remind myself that every once in awhile. Great blog!

  5. I've loved. I've hated. And if it hadn't been for both, there's no way in hell I'd ever be able to write the give and take, the push and pull of two characters.

    Thanks for sharing, lassie!

  6. Right on!!!! Gotta love real life experiences...But then, are there really any other?

  7. I've had a lot of pain and triumph in my life, and whenever one of my characters needs to dig deep to overcome a hurdle, I can go back to the vast stores of memories, and feed off the appropriate one. I get inspiration at the weirdest times, hearing a song, seeing a movie, or just having something random pop into my head. I'm sure my hubby would love it if I used a little nookie to get my creative juices flowing.