Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday's observations

To write implicates action. I write. You write. He writes. She writes. They write. We write. Write is a verb. Therefore, writing can not be passive. If you claim to be a writer, you must write. You can not ignore pen, paper, or computer screen.

Set aside time in your busy day to put down in your desired medium - words. At times its not the amount, but the caliber of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs that are linked together in a common thread. How much time? For me, its a two hour time slot at the minimum. In these two hours, I can produce any where from 850 to 1800 words. More over if done daily, these amounts can easily become 25,500 to nearly 40,000 words a month. Not bad?

One curious side affect is sure to result, the more you write, the greater your amount. Give this a try. If you must force yourself to write, even if its "I don't know what I'm going to say. This is a silly experiment." Let your thoughts flow. Write at the same time, every day. Your mind must conform to this habit. I bet you'll find that when you are doing your house work, your mind will be thinking, plotting, devising unique ways to get hero/heroine together or twist the mind of your villain. Remember: you think - therefore, you write.


Till next time,

Tessa

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Leery of picking up a new author?

The Wild Rose Press releases some of its up coming books for free. Why not check out some of the great authors this week. Charge up that kindle and get ready for some reading pleasure with the likes of Vonnie Davis and a host of others. Copy the links and enjoy.

#Free #Kindle There's a feisty new arrival in town…the battle for her hand begins.A Man for Annalee @VonnieWrites http://amzn.com/B00E4WJ5VA


#Free #Kindle He's immersed in shadows-can she help him fight his way to the light? Beyond the Shadows @LClarkAuthor http://amzn.com/B00E51L2PC


#Free #Kindle Werewolves mate for life…I'm in deep trouble. Make Me Howl @shaywriter http://amzn.com/B00E4WIM0A #TWRP #werewolves #paranormal


#Free #Kindle He's good at playing a part. She's good at catching a fake. The Last Straw by Nia Simone http://amzn.com/B00E4WFGMC #TWRP


#Free #Kindle Are her desires for success a perfect match for her Idol Urges? Idol Urges @RubyBAuthor http://amzn.com/B00DVS9NYC #wilder #erotic


#Free #Kindle He's all a lady should never want…she's everything a mercenary can never have Silverhawk @BarbaraBettis http://amzn.com/B00E4WJ1YQ

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cowboy Up!

Cowboy up is the hardest thing Conway Cash can do. It goes against the grain of his core belief, that he is not cut out to be a father because his father left his mother. But as all readers of romance know, Conway is fighting a losing battle of wills when it comes to Isi Lopez and her twins, Javier and Miguel, who have given Conway their trust, hook, line, and 'stinker'.

If you loved Marin Thomas' first book in the Cash Brother's series, The Cowboy Next Door, you will adore Twins Under the Christmas Tree. This book is sheer delight from the opening when Ms. Thomas introduces hero and soon to be heroine, Isi with a wrong person cat fight that leads to poor Isi's broken nose and a whole lot of grief on Conway's behalf. With each misstep, our intrepid hero makes brings him ever closer to the goal he never thought he wanted - fatherhood.

As a reader, I adored Isi's attempt at 'dating' and trying to find the right one. She knows, as does the reader, that this struggling mother who works to put a roof over her children's heads, tries to finish college to find that better job, and keep her twins in check, has found the 'one' in Conway. The task is getting him to see the same.

I found myself rooting for her and wanting to shake Conway down to his spurs. The poor man does everything so wrong which makes him so loveable. He listens to the twins, "who help him" get the baby sitter fired by plying him with the wrong words in Spanish. Then set's Isi up with his own brother Will, who seems to be waltzing away this his gal right under his nose.

For me the most heart warming moment, comes when his own words come back to bite him in the seat of his cowboy jeans. I won't give it away, but it involves a pair of cowboy boots and the idea that if you believe in something hard enough, it will come true.

Well, I believed. Marin Thomas keeps the reader engaged and invested in this tale from start to finish. She is spectacular. I can't imagine how she will top this off in her next Cash Brother adventure, but you can be sure I'll be there for the ride. Cowboy Up!

Tessa.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September... already? Are you falling into reading?

My word, I don't know where August went. Er - Well, maybe I do. I think I was in the writing cave attempting to overhaul and do some work. At least, the good news is that now we are hitting the downward swing of heat. I'm hoping that once we get past the 15th of the month, we will see those bliss filled days of 75 to 80 degree weather and less humidity. ( Yeah, I know I'm in the south. )

With those more comfortable days, more of us are likely to get out in the yard and enjoy the muted sunshine. What better way to enjoy a good book! With that in mind, I'm going to be picking up books from Marin Thomas, Barbara Daile White, Kristian Higgins, Hope Ramsey, Karen Hawkins,Markee Anderson. I hope you'll give me a holler and tell me who you are planning to spend your September with.

Until next time, Tessa