Posts Tagged ‘Pondering’
I had something happen recently that’s irritated the heck out of me, so I thought I’d share it, and also hope it helps rid me of the ire and disappointment that’s been brought about. Before I get into the real meat of this Pondering, I want to give you just a little of my background, [...]
First things first. I stayed at a Travelodge. Hey, they’re clean, and you know exactly what you’re going to get. And if you check at Tripadvisor, you can pick the good ones. I picked a good one. The Waterloo Travelodge has been recently renovated and it has a Sainsburys up the road and a decent [...]
Recently I’ve self-published a few backlist titles, and my, do they do well! These books are already professionally edited, so all I had to do was reformat and find a new book cover. So, reluctantly, I’ve had to climb down from my writer’s cave and get back into promotion and marketing.
As you know, I’m a big fan of ebooks and e-readers. The situation has changed so much recently that I took down my guide to readers, because it was hopelessly outdated. So now the market has moved again. I always said the market for e-readers would really start moving when decent devices became available at [...]
Readers and blogs are finally getting wise to the trading of “likes” that goes on in the writers’ community, and the selling of reviews. Some of my best friends are doing it. I don’t.
I’ve been around the Internet since it was a baby. The first network I belonged to was when I was a student at Manchester Business School. Our computers were linked up to the North West Computer unit. Companies sent their payrolling there to be processed, universities used it for advanced calculations, and it was all [...]
Our Lynne Connolly is sharing an excerpt from her latest release from Ellora’s Cave, In the Mood, so sit back, relax, and have some fun! Summary: The sound of a saxophone drifting from a Chicago blues club sends Matt inside, hoping to sign the player for his recording studio. Instead he finds V. Passion drives [...]
I love writing about rock stars. Music means a lot to me and I’ve seen many of them, been close to people in the music business from time to time. So they’re naturals for me to write about. Years ago I wrote a story about a rock star and the woman he got pregnant. I [...]
I’m in the process of writing a series about the members of a rock band, and it’s called Nightstar. I love writing about the rock star – it seems a natural for erotic romance. I’ve done it before with Pure Wildfire, but that was a paranormal romance with shape-shifter heroes and heroines. This time it’s [...]
I had a thought last night, just as I was going to sleep. I see a book cover. It’s monochrome, beautifully photographed, a reflective surface with only one object on it – a pair of well-worn, once-white men’s underpants. The book is called “Sixty Shades of Grey” (ten more, so has to be better, yes?)
I’ve just about given up on the “historical romance” because it’s not satisfying what I want to see in a well-written historical. But a recent post condemning readers who are labelling books “mistorical” has dragged me right back in.
Well, the first day of RT has passed and I’m still here and still standing.
Preparing for RT has given me a clue that many people don’t travel very much by plane, if at all. Recently, it’s become an annual thing for me, and I’m kind of in the routine. I’ve been asked a lot about how I cope, so maybe it’s a good idea to have it all in [...]
We’ve seen some seismic changes recently, but basically the market is running to stay still. I realized recently that it doesn’t matter a lot to me, or it shouldn’t. Let me explain.
I’ve been feeling a bit out of sorts with the romance market recently, so I’ve kept to the authors I enjoy and lines like the Harlequin category romances that I tend to enjoy. I write and read paranormal romance, but more and more, the ones I’ve been reading have gone into action/adventure and that’s not [...]