Monday, July 12, 2010

Is it Monday already?

Morning. Not a good one just yet. I need more coffee for that. I finally finished Wrapped Around Your Finger and I'm currently doing an edit. I'm hoping to have it submitted by the end of the week. Yes, that would be after I write the sucknopsis and query. I really, really, really dislike writing a synopsis. I need to get organized enough with my projects that I'm actually writing the syno before I start the actual book. I'll get there. I will.

As a matter of fact, a dear author friend of mine introduced me (sucked me in) to the wonderful OCD world of calendars. I started and before I knew it, I'd plotted my writing through October. I'm hoping that this will help me stay on track. I really need a taskmaster complete with flogger to keep me in line. Know where I can find one? grins Well, I guess some determination, a lot of coffee, and the calendar will have to do for now.

Now that I've finished a BDSM contemporary, I've come to the decision that I'd like to continue writing this genre. Wrapped Around Your Finger came about because I was burned out writing the second book in my paranormal demon series. Right now, Between Heaven and Hell is sitting on my shelf nearly complete. Nearly. There's a lot going on in that story. I had a problem with heroine at first and had to go back to the drawing board with her. When I changed her, I had to change essential parts of the story. Writing became a chore and it should never feel that way. I decided to step away from it for a while.

Because I can't not write, I just sat down and began this little story that was in my head. Wrapped was what came out of that. This little story about a woman's discovery of her submission and the Dominant that helped her open up, flowed so easily. But at the same time, it was difficult to write. I ended up putting more of myself into the characters than I originally intended. When I sat down to write this, it was supposed to be fun and sexy and it is, but it's also emotional and revealing. I also ended up going about 10K over on my word count. The end result I think is good. I hope it's good. First I hope it gets picked up by a publisher. But even more than that, I hope that those who read it enjoy the story and come away thinking that it was more than just a fun, sexy story.