I’m baaaack

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Hello you sexy beasts, I’m back! It has been four months since I posted anything here, and I apologize deeply for that. But my absence was for good reason. I was very busy cooking this little cutie… Continue reading

Let the Music Move You (a cry for help)

 

I’ve been thinking a lot about music and how it affects my writing lately. For each story/book I write I usually try to pick out either a specific song, or specific genre of music to play while I’m writing. For The Arrangement that song was “All of Me” by John Legend.

I seriously think I listened to that song on repeat for months while I wrote some of the most emotional scenes between the main characters. Even now, when I listen to it on the radio it conjures up the late nights of writing my first book, and probably always will.

For Standby it was more a type of music than a certain song. I listened to lots of Adele and Kelly Clarkson while writing the first book in the WQUZ News Series. I wanted that independent, strong woman vibe to come through when I wrote Mira’s character.

As I am writing my modern adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk (still unnamed) I’ve been listening to “Close” by Nick Jonas and Tove Lo.

This one fits the main characters, Jax and Harper, so perfectly I almost couldn’t believe it the first time I heard it. The feel of the song, the lyrics, everything just snapped into place. Plus, I’m not even going to deny that I have serious lady boner for Nick Jonas.

(Oh damn, oh damn, oh damn!)
I’m so perplexed
With just one breath, I’m locked in
Oh damn, oh damn, oh damn
(I’m so perplexed)
On that, it’s almost shocking
I know, I know you know you’re scared
Your heart, your mind, your soul, your body
They won’t, they won’t, they won’t be careful
But I guess that you don’t know me…

‘Cause if I want you, and I want you, babe
Ain’t going backwards, won’t ask for space
Cause space is just a word made up by someone who’s afraid to get too…

Part of the reason I think I’ve been struggling with Breaking, the second book in the WQUZ series, is because I haven’t found that song that puts me in the right head space yet. That combined with my epic pregnancy brain is making for a rough go. So I’m looking for help from anyone reading this. I need a song about a woman in love with a man, but maybe doubting herself a little. Thinking she’s not good enough. Or a song about a man who wants her to see how fantastic she is, like he does.

Throw your suggestions at me in the comments!

Release Countdown Day 2: Encouragement!

Alpha-Pic-I’m very lucky to have tons of family and friends that encourage and support my writing. I know not everyone has that, and I certainly don’t take it for granted.

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Getting in the Mood (awww yeah)

Some days writing is as easy as breathing. But not all days. Not by a long shot. There are those painful days where you sit and stare at the screen begging the words to come (that’s what she said (sorry I had to)). You know where you want your story to go, but the thoughts aren’t forming solidly enough to record.

setting the mood for romance

Setting the mood like a boss.

Those days suck beyond all reason for a writer, especially a writer like myself who only has so much time to devote to actually getting words on paper. Or screen. I work a full-time job and am a mother to a very energetic three-year-old. So I really only get to sit and concentrate on my stories after he goes to bed and before I pass out for the night. I’ve got to take advantage of those precious few hours.

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Common thread

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.

  – Cool Hand Luke

Remember last month when I said I was going to slow down on the book reading.

Don't judge me for my book addiction, shocked husky!

Don’t judge me for my book addiction, shocked husky!

As in, not read a book a day? Yeah, I lied. I’ve read twenty-nine so far in July. Whoops.

But all that reading has given me a little insight into what is quite possibly the biggest of all the romance genre’s tropes.

Communication. Or lack there of.

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I’m getting dizzy

Life in the Ayers house has been moving at warp speed. I haven’t gotten to write as many posts as I would like lately, which just makes me sad. I very seriously need to find a way to put the brakes on and enjoy some of the craziness swirling around.

So, let’s grab a cup o’coffee and catch up!

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You Got It (The Write Stuff)*

*(Please excuse my horrible NKOTB pun in the title. I literally COULD NOT resist!)

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Coffee is a must no matter what type of writing you are doing.

I love writing. Writing is quite literally my life. By day I work in public relations writing press releases, emails, articles and blog posts. I worry about things like branding and AP Style (literally the bane of my existence). By night I write very fictional, very sexy stories. I worry about things like how many times can I use the word cock in a chapter without it being repetitive (answer: no such limit exists).

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