22 February 2011

Feeling the Facebook lurve

I'm not the most regular Facebooker on the planet - frankly I struggle to find anything interesting (or even not that interesting!) to say. But lately I've been trying to embrace the wonders of Facebook and have actually managed to set up pages for my books. Go me.

Each book has its own page, with the blurb, ISBNs, cover pics and other stuff that I'll hopefully keep up to date. Pop on over and take a look!

Bought: Damsel in Distress
Propositioned by the Billionaire
The Crown Affair

20 February 2011


Thanks to the people over at Heroes and Heartbreakers, I've got another book I'd like to get my hands on.

According to Spousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage and Dirty Dishes, "every marriage is its own little economy, a business of two with a finite number of resources that need to be allocated efficiently." Apparently "the key to keeping your sex life hot is keeping it affordable."

So next time anyone asks why romance novels feature so many billionaires, I'd be able to stun them into silence with economics. Hah!

Has anyone read it?

14 February 2011

Jumping around

As it's Valentine's Day and the day of love and romance and wotnot, I've decided to skip over the next unwritten ten thousand words or so of my wip to write the last chapter, in which my hero and heroine get to deal with their hangups and fight for their HEA.

Or at least, that's the plan! I've never written in a non-linear way like this before, but having spent the last week editing and fixing the first half, I am feeling the need to create. Lots. Once I get going I can produce around a thousand words an hour, and while under no illusion that it will be any good when I go back and resume working my way towards it, at least the wordcount should rocket!

Does anyone else jump around when writing? And does anyone else find a soaring wordcount a major motivator?

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

13 February 2011

It's all Greek to me

I received Greek copies of Bought: Damsel in Distress yesterday. The title translates as A Modern Knight, which I love as much as seeing the whole cover pic! I wonder if the novelty of translations ever wears off...

In writing news I'm hitting my wordcount targets for my wip - just about - but am rather concerned about the slightly nutty plot, the hoards of secondary characters and my heroine's tendency to flounce.

In other news, my little boy has just learned stand and is keen to practise whenever possible. He currently favours 4am. I don't.

03 February 2011

A challenge

I've set myself a bit of a challenge and have decided to see if I can finish my next book by the end of February. This means writing at least 2000 words a day for the rest of the month (net of deletion), so naturally I'm finding all sorts of other Extremely Interesting and Important things to do. Yesterday I spent a considerable amount of time wondering if I could ever get the word humuhumunukunukuapua'a into a story and today I've been browsing the Harlequin Office for the Preservation of the Kiss. I can barely wait to see what excitements lie in store for tomorrow. I may even get to Chapter Five.