This is just ordinary catch up when I don’t have much to talk about writing wise so rather than let the blog go with an update I’ve decided just to have a natter. It’s been a busy week so far at work so lots of deadlines to meet and stressful.
Boss bought donuts to the meeting to keep us cheerful which was generous and thoughtful.
I went into my local sushi place and it was so packed so I didn’t have the patience to get what I wanted. We have an chain of sushi diners/bar called itsu.
Anyway thirty minutes before closing they sell everything half price, so now everyone had discovered it there is a long queue. So I discovered that students get added 15% off so that explains the long queues as if the food is free.
My fave sushi
Save the Date: 10th June 2015 for Insignificant by Kelly Lincoln
My pal and fellow writer Kelly Licoln has set a date for the release of her novel called Insignificant, yay! She’s given the 10th June 2015. The book is the first in series called the Goldenrod.
I’ve critiqued it (first round) and it’s a gripping and engaging read within the New Adult suspense romance genre with lots of steaming hot love scenes. Kelly is very good at writing intimate sex scenes, actually she is queen bee when it comes to them.
This is based on my reading and opinion – the story is about a vulnerable young woman with a hard outer shell who struggling to make something of herself and during that time manages to find love. I use the word vulnerable because the lead character has had it very hard so even though she is hard on the outside, she’s very soft and vulnerable on the inside.The kind of person that really needs a break in the world. I’ll give the official blurb near the date.
The lead male or hero – kind, thoughtful and patient. Very cute and as we like male lead characters in romance he’s also well-endowed and a good lover. However as this is a Lincoln romance he has issues too.
There are escalating conflicts, that oh-dear-it’s-too-good feeling, then an explosive WTF twist (even I didn’t see that coming) and finally a nerve racking and jaw dropping finish. I kid you not.
So ideal summer read.
Engage with her on twitter – she is super nice and active on social media. Here is her Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKellyLincoln
So I’m sort of doing a beta-read for erotic romance writer Sierra Kummings’s first book in a series about a family of sisters however there might be a few more characters with compelling stories to tell. Very good story, engaging and interesting characters. At present, I think Sierra is busy doing her final touches.
I can’t say too much about the project since its in the development stage. She’s got her blog which she is all excited about and it’s on word press, yay! And I think she’s just posted a free story so check it out.
I must warn its adult stuff like in + 18 sexual content obvious since I said she writes erotic stories but since McDonalds put caution – hot on coffee and some manufacturers say contains nuts on peanuts…you get the drift.
Her details are https://sierrakummings.wordpress.com and again like Kelly, she is rather active on twitter – .
Man, if only. What goes on Scribophile stays on Scribophile but it’s crazy, those forum posts are just crazy. I’ve been on it for like a year now so after a while one learns about people’s characters and I just shake my head. It’s like real life only on drugs. Why are online communities so amped up?
My work in progress
As always, I got wonderful critiques on my last chapters! So a big thank you!
At present, I’m stuck on a linking chapter which is just an information dump however it’s a set-up chapter for a few chapters down the line, otherwise they just won’t make sense.
My problem is that info-dumps are very boring so I’m struggling with my writing nemesis – description – to make it engaging.
Am I winning? Who knows? However this scene needs to happen otherwise it changes the path of the story so I will plod on until I get something I think it sensible enough to workshop.
Finally what I’m reading
I’m currently reading Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald. It’s a nice slow literary read, set in middle of last century 1960s-1970s and is about a group of people based in Battersea on the London Canal. Her language and use of expression is beautiful, spare and economical.
I read novels like this for enjoyment with no expectations as to where the stories should take me. I just put myself in their hands and go wherever they take me. If there is one takeaway from Penelope Fitzgerald as I read her now – it’s her polished eloquent language and her ability to create a world within a novel with so few words. That’s about it.