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Fly the seat of the pants (pantsers) rules for nano.

1. Forget all the little rules I know about saying ‘felt’ instead of ‘was feeling’. Could increase word count quickly.

2. When the characters completely ignore the idea I had to meet in the common area of the house and instead get stuck in the elevator, assume that they know better than I do what’s happening. Let them run amuck and add 12+ pages to ms before finally getting them headed down the original road.

3. Ignore the fact that the planned male hero has had zero real contact with heroine by page 33 and word 14300. Note with interest that while he’s gotten some action in dream/visions his younger brother has been fooling around with heroine for the past 20 pages. Younger brother is a trifle bewildered by all this but he’s not complaining.

4. Heroine is clueless, in a nice way. Life is happening and she’s just along for the ride. Enjoying every minute.

That’s not a bad way to be….

Hmmmm

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force men to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile disfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile malfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any therapy may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

Tuesday Tidbits

An excerpt from my Nano project- Future Shock.
Very unedited!! As in fresh from the fingers.
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Kyle kissed her, his mouth firm against hers but delicate as he nibbled on her lips, stroked his tongue over her, hummed his approval as she kissed back.

“Damn, Susan, I just…” He dropped his head on her shoulder and dragged a big breathe of air into his lungs, his body shaking as he held them together.

The elevator door began to open, there was a loud ‘ding’ and the doors snapped shut.

“Not again.” a voice from the other side of the door could be heard complaining and Kyle pulled Susan to a standing position, helping to smooth her hair and tidy her clothes. Every touch of his hands even on the surface of her skin set off another reaction, her undies wet with moisture, her fingers itching to bury themselves in his hair and drag him back into her arms. Something was totally fucked up.

“Kyle, we need to leave. There’s something wrong with me and—”

He placed a finger over her lips and nodded, pressing a button for a different floor. “I got it sweetie, you’re right. I was taking you to the common room but for some reason that’s not going to work. Give me second.” He pulled the phone from the elevator wall and punched in a few numbers. Moments later the elevator stopped.

“Jay, it’s Kyle. Susan Clary and I are outside your door and need to talk privately. Can you let us in and meet us in a few?”

The door slid open and Kyle hung up the phone.

Susan walked into an open space with large windows lining the entire wall of the condo, more like an office building than a private suite. Small couch/chair gatherings were arranged in the area with a large kitchen and island to the right. Four doors led off the main open area.

A sense of peace descended and Susan could finally breath again.

“Better?”

“Damn empath. You probably know when I need to fart, don’t you?”

Kyle laughed. “Yeah, but I’m far too polite to say anything. This is Jay’s suite and he’s got some mystic mumbo jumbo going on that makes it easy for new talents to be here without you lighting things on fire or being overwhelmed by sexual heat.”

Susan rubbed her temples. “Gad, I forgot you told me about that. Sorry for crawling all over you in the elevator.”

Kyle kissed her cheek, his eyes twinkling. “Trust me, sweetie, you’ve got nothing to apologize for. I was not an unwilling victim by any stretch of the imagination. I just don’t understand so many things as far as you are concerned, though, so I’m hoping Jay will help.”

He led her to the kitchen area and got her a glass of water. She eyed the fridge with longing and he poked her. “You’re in a growing spurt right now. You’re hungry again, right?”

Her stomach growled in answer.

“Jay won’t mind. Come on, what looks good?” Kyle opened the fridge and pulled out a few things. When he bent over to pull apples from the fruit drawer Susan’s mouth went dry.

He looked good. Hell, she was hot for him. The sight of his ass as he leaned down drove a spike of lust through her that made her close her eyes and stagger back to stop from reaching out and touching him, cupping between his legs and—

“Shit, woman, you need to eat and we need to find Jay.” Kyle pushed her onto a stool and forced an apple into her palm, retreating quickly to make her a sandwich with the other food he’d found.

Susan bit into the apple and sensations burst over her taste buds. Mouthwatering sweet, juicy and more delicious than anything she’d ever tasted.

Except Kyle’s kiss.

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Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force people to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile disfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile malfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any treatment may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

Nano intrudes on Life

The usual book review of Monday’s just ain’t happening today. It’s day three of Nanowrimo and I’m switching stories, putting me only 3K behind where I hoped to be.

But that’s okay, because I finished 2nd edits on Wolf Signs. YEHA!!

Insert little snoopy dance here…

And I’m ready to do final touch ups on the cowboys, getting them ready to submit. Lots of great feedback from my friends… what a difference 6 months makes. I submitted Wolf Signs without anyone reading it ahead of time, Rocky Mountain Heat has been read by 5 people and everyone of them has made the story better with their suggestions.

I’m off to read my previous words from Future Shock and add at least 1K to the story today. Goals are good things.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force folk to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile malfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile malfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any curing may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your remedy.

Thursday Things

Enroute to publishing:

Oct 30. Received 2nd edits to complete. There’s not nearly as many comments/page and I’m feeling happy with the results. Now I have to decide if I’m going to try to get them all done in the next two days prior to Nanowrimo starting or just do them slowly.

Nahhh, it’s not a decision. Nano is for fun, so if I start later or go slower, I will. I thought I might attempt a double Nano this year, one story for me, one for my daughter. That plan is up in the air.

Because I’m doing all of this for fun and if it’s not fun, I’m not going there. I have the official edits on Wolf Signs and I’m still working through revisions/edits on Rocky Mountain heat getting it ready to submit.

Those have to take priority. As much as I like to get obsessive and attempt something like getting a ms submitted once a month, I will take the time to not only have fun but do a good job.

In the end, it’ll be worth it.

SOOOOOOO…….

What else have I learned? My sweetheart of a writer/reader friend from down under, Jess Dee, gave me some excellent feedback on the cowboys. I think I’m guilty of trying to show not tell so much that I’m forgetting that I NEED to tell what the hero/heroine’s motivation is. Where their heads and hearts are at.

So I’m trying to add more of that to the story.

AND

The official blurb for Wolf Signs is done! Plus I know the publication date. Heart pounding excitment!!

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Robyn Maxwell doesn’t care that her brother has to cancel out on their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she’s been craving.

Meeting wilderness guide Keil at the cabin starts cravings of another kind. Keil’s one hot hunk of ripped, tasty male. Now she has to deal with raging hormones as well as strange questions about wolves and mates and challenges to the death.

Keil was trying for a nice reflective retreat before challenging for the Alpha position of his Alaskan pack. He wasn’t planning on meeting the woman destined to be his mate, or finding out she’s not aware she has the genes of a wolf.

Between dealing with his accident-prone younger brother, a deaf mate with an attitude and an impending duel to the death, his week—and his bed—is suddenly full.

Far from the relaxing getaway any of them had in mind…

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Coming March 17, 2009!

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force men to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile disfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile disfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any medication may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your remedy.

Tuesday Tidbits

Excerpt from Hidden Away

The sound level in the hall was a low rumble already, with children racing between the tables and families starting to settle into places at the long tables with full plates of food. Tyler pointed to a section of table toward one end and left Damien and her to claim it while he went to pick up drinks from the bar.

“Was I suppose to bring something tonight?” Jessi eyed the dishes lining the cloth-covered table at the side of the room. Her mouth watered again. “Shit, Damien, how can I be so damn hungry? I ate that sandwich you gave me in the truck and I swear I could still eat most of a cow by myself.”

Damien led her past the buffet to drop their coats on chairs to save them. “Don’t worry about it, honey. Can you trust me that it’s just a normal part of your metabolism revving up to werewolf levels? In fact, you’re going to have to eat a lot more than you used to if you don’t want your body fat to drop too low.”

“Sweet!”

He pulled her back now to stand with him in the line up. His voice was low as he leaned next to her ear. “My suggestion is go heavy on the meat, light on the sauces. Skip the bread, eat the veggies.”

Jessi laughed out loud. People around them smiled at her and continued serving themselves as she whispered back, “So was I supposed to bring a dish?”

He shook his head and scooped her up a thick slice of meatloaf. “It’s on some kind of rotation. Tyler and I BBQ’ed last time. Just enjoy.”

By the time they’d made it back to their table Tyler was there with their drinks. Jessi eyed hers with suspicion. What the hell did he get her?

“Where’s my rum and coke?”

“Sorry, sweetheart, you can have your choice of those two drinks.” Tyler walked away as Jessi’s blood began to heat.

“Damien? I’m sure I asked for a rum and coke. What the hell is with the…” she sniffed at one glass,”… soda water and lime shit? Or tomato juice.” Damien sat across from her and he had that silly grin on his face again. “Oh, hell. You’re not serious.”

“Were you planning on drinking if you were pregnant?”

“No, but—”

“Then relax. Dig in, the meatloafs pretty good. A little over cooked but still…” He batted his eyes at her and she had to smile back. He was like a big puppy dog right now, trying to keep her happy.

Tyler had said that Damien was his Beta, his second in command. He didn’t seem to be as strong as Tyler and Jessi wondered if Damien was really capable. Hell, it wasn’t her business to second-guess Tyler. She looked at him in the line up talking up some older ladies. He glanced over at her and she stuck out her tongue at him and then turned to her plate. The meatloaf did smell good.

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Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force men to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile disfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any treatment may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medicine.