So this happened yesterday.Read More »Darn yardwork! #writerslife #bloggersblast #ouch
October 10th – 15th sees the running of the Halloween October Frights blog hop.
- It is run by the October Frights group on Facebook
- It happens from October 10th-15th (2018)
The hop theme is any and all things creepy or spooky; a Halloween type theme.
So *rubs hands* Don’t we love this? Yes, we do. Gothic horror, the good old Universal monsters? Yes, please!Read More »October Frights Halloween blog hop
Read More »More Instafreebie giveways #historicalromance #fantasy #freereads
*sigh*Sorry. This went live early…again. Anywho, how are you this Sunday? I picked up some new books to read.
It’s been a good week, but albeit, one in which I ended up doing a lot more work than I thought I had to do. Why? If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen this already, but I came home from a walk at the park this weekend thinking, “Oh, I know how to finish that book. 10,000 words should do it!” (which book? You’ll have to wait and see, although, there is a tie into one of my series. And yes, I’m also working on the next Antique Magic book. :))
Only to be reminded I hadn’t gotten to the heart of said-story, yet. Okay, I officially admit it. I write too much. I did make progress, though I’m not sure how much. Shall we say 25,000-40,000 words to go? Ugh! So what do we do when writing gets stuck? Read, of course.
Yes, I got some reading done, but didn’t finish like I’d expected to (No, I take it back. *smacks forehead* I finished the audiobook of Gail Carriger’s Prudence. Enjoyed it, if you want to know. 🙂 I may put the next one on my to be read list. I’m listening to the audiobook of Kelley Armstrong’s Stolen, now. I pretty much just started it, but so far, so good. :))
There’s also, before I forget to mention this again,Read More »Another few Instafreebie giveways, fantasy mystery, folkloric fantasy stories to enjoy.
Iauthor posted a writing prompt. So I came up with this bit of steampunk flash fiction.
I hope you like it. Read More »The robot stepped…. writing prompt steampunk flash fiction
So, I know you’ve seen this earlier. My newest release in steampunk Victorian romance is live. So for weekend writing warriors, I chose…well, slightly over 8 lines from Vesta’s Clockwork Companions, but, I thought I’d share this short excerpt with you today anyway.
(from Chapter one):
Vesta snorted and took up a brush to pull it through her hair. “Can you see Mrs. Colchester at a barn dance? I’m sure Nottingham parties are different. More like something out of Jane Austen.”
His steps approached the door. “You will be fine.”
She set the brush down, crossed to the door to open it, keeping behind its barrier. “You are the most optimistic man I know.”
With the removal of his coat, she saw, through the thin fabric of his white shirt, the scars on his forearm. The wounds he’d worked hard over the years to overcome and regain most of his strength. “And you are the most pessimistic girl.” Father’s blue eyes and the lines on his light cheeks showed his exhaustion. Even though he was tired, she still thought him handsome, and far too young to be worrying about her future. “Can you really be my daughter?”
“Pretend I’m not, and stop trying to marry me off.”