Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Rose Bombing & Sexy Vamps

There has been lots of heartache from New Voices over on Eharl of late and most of it's due to certain peeps lowering the rose rating anonymously (without leaving a comment to say why they didn't like the story). It's happened to me but I'm pretty thick skinned though I can understand why some folks would be disheartened by it.

What I'd suggest is to read your comments, they are what matter. Most of the readers this year have been lovely and I've already had lots of useful pointers to help better my writing. Considering the entry I posted was my first (serious) attempt at writing, I am not expecting to get through but I am hoping for advice on how to improve.

And now for the best bit :o)

The winter's almost upon us. Already we are seeing more rain here than sunshine and it's dark when I'm going to work but, the best part about the winter...Vampire Diaries and True Blood will be starting here soon. Both of which mean a winter of swoon worthy men, my favourite vamps being Damon & Eric. Yum!

Which of these gets your blood pumping? I'm torn, can't I have them both? ;o)

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Entry Submitted!

I have now officially submitted my entry, The Isle of Sensuality, into the New Voices competition.

You can check it out by clicking the heart on the right.

Would love to hear what you think.

Now I'm off to try and edit the rest, just in case ;)

Thursday, 8 September 2011

New Voices 2011

I'm super excited about entering New Voices this year and up until last week I had my first chapter all polished and ready to go. On Saturday, an old idea I had resurfaced with a vengeance with a whole new set of conflicts and emotional scenes which I struggled to ignore.

Eager to jot down as much of this story as I could, I wrote a full six page outline. The story still pushed for release though so I had to sit down and write the first two chapters before the edge wore off. Unfortunately, I like this story much better and fits the line I'm aiming it at almost perfectly. But here I am, one almost polished ms of a story with characters I adore and another new overpowering idea simmering away in my subconscious, screaming at me to write it. So what do I do? Play it safe with my first ms or take a chance on this new, exciting and emotionally complex story that I may not have the talent to show to its fullest?

Decisions, decisions.