My Nice Beaver, Instagram & New #Wordcountjournal #100Days #wcjnl

Nice Beaver!

I’ve been busy beavering away with my writing, but have come across something that bugs me. When I am using Scrivener my daily word count total is not necessarily correct.

It’s a writer-y issue, and whereas I realise it’s really no biggie to some, there is something in my make-up, my anality  if you will, which makes this fact truly, fecking, annoying.

Am I a perfectionist, or just simply anal? Is there a difference?

Yes, it is a true account of my final word count for the book I am writing when it all adds up together, but it is NOT the same as the amount I have written in a day.

Why?

Because if I edit as I go along it reduces my daily word count. So, for example, today I could write 5,000 spanking new brilliant words, and delete 8,000 previous written words I no longer feel are quite as awesome. And what do you know? I’m in daily word count deficit land. In fact, I actually owe words! (But I just spent 3 hours writing 5k, I scream!)

Not good when you need to prove to your boss, you’ve been writing every day…

I was discussing this angering fact with an author friend of mine, Amy Romine, and her wise and helpful advice was —

Don’t edit as you go along!

[Slaps forehead]

Believe me, I know I shouldn’t. It is something I am trying so very hard not to do. It slows me down and stops the flow of the story.

My Infinite Wisdom

However, in my infinite wisdom, and anality  (Yep, there’s that word again — I love it!) I cannot help but go back and re-read every line. Yeah, I know. So spank me!

Our Instagram Idea #wcjnl

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So, after much more discussion Amy and I have come up with a cool, Instagram user friendly solution — #wcjnl — to write our word counts down in a notebook every day for #100days, take a photo of it, and post it daily to Instagram as evidence.

Yes, I know this is purely based on trust, but what would we gain if we lied? Apart from pretty notebooks with finely decorated artwork and more pics on Instagram, that is.

Plus, just thinking about it makes me want to write more, so I don’t have to write a big fat zero every day. Now I’ve told you, I’ve got to go through with it.

Anyway, we will see how this goes, but if you’d like to follow our progress we are using various hashtags that are #100days related. Heaps more below. Hopefully this post should help explain (give you warning) what you will soon be seeing. In fact, today, I grabbed a notebook and started to decorate the first page of my #wordcountdiary . Or #wordcountjournal for you Americans out there! It was both exciting and strangely relaxing…

Here’s a picture of my creativity:

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Nothing better than getting creative! I’m no artist, but I love to doodle. Every adult should do it!

instagramLogoCome and tell us what you think. Or perhaps join in with us?

You can follow us both on Instagram here:
Amy Romine: https://www.instagram.com/amyjromine/
Angelika Devlyn: https://www.instagram.com/angelika_devlyn/

However, we’ll be posting to our blogs on a daily basis, too. Since some old fossils I know “don’t do Instagram” and want evidence the old codger, I mean old school, blogging way…

[Smiles sweetly]

Wish us luck!

Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

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The Dirty Thief Blog Tour! @AuthorTLouise DIRTY * SEXY * SCANDALOUS

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 Dirty Thief, an all new sexy and scandalous installment in the Dirty Players Series by Tia Louise is available now!

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DIRTY * SEXY * SCANDALOUS

I’m really excited to be par to Tia Louise’s Dirty Thief Blog Tour!

Blurb:

What do you get when you mix a brooding king with a sexy pickpocket? Not your usual fairy tale.

Ava Wilder is beautiful, she lives in a pink castle, and she’s a thief. Rowan Westringham Tate loves power, speed, and Ava.

Their romance is straight out of an erotic Cinderella story, until the one man Ava is running from shows up to claim what she stole—or to claim her.

Now Ava might be forced to take another thing to protect her happily ever after… A life.

Excerpt:

Ava

I’m just about to text Rowan back when the door opens, and he’s standing in the entrance. His face is unreadable. He doesn’t enter. He only waits looking like the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen in a dark suit and tie. He’s still wearing the glasses he’ll occasionally put on when he’s reading, and I rise out of my chair, closing the laptop before I go to him.

“I’m sorry,”I say, reaching out for his hand.

He takes mine and raises it to his lips before pulling me closer.

“What’s troubling you, Ava?”

I look down at my shoes, awkwardness filling my stomach.

“You didn’t have tocome all the way over here.”

“Why are you having second thoughts about the baby?”

I take a deep breath and sigh, lifting my eyes to his.

“It just seems like everything is in such chaos. What makes us want to bring a child into this mess?”

His dark eyes soften as they hold mine, but he doesn’t answer immediately. I love that he doesn’t pat me on the head and tell me to stop being ridiculous. He takes my fears seriously.

“It’s our royal duty,”he finally says.

Now I’m frowning.

“That’s your only reason?”

“No…”

He touches the side of my cheek with his thumb, and I wait.

“I’d also like to see what happens when we take half of you and mix it with half of me.”

My frown softens a little.

“I have dreamed of our babies.”

I remember my chubby, dark-haired daydreams.

“I expect we’ll have an overly analytical, extremely controlled little leader,” he says,and I sigh and nod. “Or a thief who steals cars and races them away.”

“Rowan!”

I push his arm, ready to storm across the room.

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About the Author:

“Queen of Hot Romance”; Award-winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

Her debut adult romance ONE TO HOLD was a 2014 “Lady Boner” award-winner, #1 in Military Romance, and a Top 20 Contemporary Romance novel for several months. ONE TO KEEP, #2 in the series of stand-alone novels, followed the same course, with the remaining performing equally well.

From being a “Readers’ Choice” nominee two years running, to picking up USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.

A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the U.S.A. with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…

It’s possible she has a slight truffle addiction.

Connect with Tia:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTiaLouise/

Twitter: @AuthorTLouise

Stay up to date with Tia Louise by signing up for her newsletter:

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Me, Me, Me:

I’ve got a new “About Me” page. Please visit by clicking this link here! I thought it was high time it received an update, the last one was in 2008 and advertising my MySpace author account, would you believe? I think I’m still over there, somewhere. Hidden under layers of music.

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Dirty Thief Teaser Blast! Sexy & Scandalous! #GuestPost #BookExcerpt #Erotica #FreeBk

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Dirty Thief, an all new sexy and scandalous instalment in the Dirty Players Series by Tia Louise is coming April 25th!

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Dirty Thief by Tia Louise

Publication Date: April 25th

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

DIRTY * SEXY * SCANDALOUS

What do you get when you mix a brooding king with a sexy pickpocket? Not your usual fairy tale.

Ava Wilder is beautiful, she lives in a pink castle, and she’s a thief. Rowan Westringham Tate loves power, speed, and Ava.

Their romance is straight out of an erotic Cinderella story, until the one man Ava is running from shows up to claim what she stole—or to claim her.

Now Ava might be forced to take another thing to protect her happily ever after… A life.

★ ★ ★  EXCERPT  ★ ★ ★

Ava

Rowan stands in the doorway silently watching me. His eyes gleam, and my pulse jumps.

“I couldn’t resist,” I say softly, a little breathless. “I stole this from the boutique today.”

Opening my hand, I let a small chain slip through my fingers. A different light enters his eyes, and my stomach tightens. Without a word, he crosses the space to where I’m standing. Grasping my wrist, he turns my hand over.

“You stole cheap costume jewelry when I would buy you anything?”

“I suppose I ought to be punished.” My voice is pouty, and I lift my eyes to meet his.

They blaze a trail down my body as he studies me. The white shirt hangs open, and my nipples are beaded. Lifting a hand, he cups my breast, rolling a stiff bud between his fingers, teasing it, lengthening it. I sigh audibly.

“Discipline.”

Shrugging my shoulders, I allow the shirt to slide down my arms. It falls all the way to the floor, leaving me bare to him. I walk to where the wedge is located and kneel down. On the silky carpet, I lean forward and place my elbows on the floor, lifting my ass so he can see all of me.

A little hiss fills the air, and I close my eyes to the sound of Rowan removing his clothes. I remember the first time he taught me to do this. I was so nervous and afraid. By the end, I had come so hard, I begged him to do it again.

He goes to the table and takes the mask, holding it in his hand. “Up,” he orders, and I push up from my elbows, sitting back on my feet to look up at him.

He’s completely nude, his erection pointing toward my face. Our eyes lock, and I lean forward, opening my mouth. With one hand, I guide the mushroom tip between my lips, flicking my tongue around the edges. He tastes salty, and his skin smells like the soap from his shower. He exhales a groan, and I take him deeper, pulling and sucking as he wraps the mask around my eyes, tying it behind my head.

His shaft is wet, and I use the slickness to slide my fist down to the base and back up. My lips are focused on his tip, sucking and lightly touching him with my teeth.

I’m rewarded with another low groan, and his fingers cup my cheeks. I can feel him thickening. I can feel the muscles in his legs tightening under my hand.

“Down.” He commands, his voice thick.

I obey, satisfaction warming my stomach. The French doors are open, and the shush of the breakers on the sea below fills the air around us. I turn and wait as he takes the thigh restraints and wraps them around my legs. Then he lifts my wrists, placing them in the cuffs attached to each side. He closes them, and moves me to the wedge. I lean forward on my stomach, ass up, hands bound to the outsides of my spread thighs.

My breath comes in little pants as I wait for the crop…

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Nook: https://goo.gl/PqLE4G

Google Play: https://goo.gl/xsD55T

Add to GoodReads: https://goo.gl/21zeMY

Watch the Trailer:

https://vimeo.com/208185008

Start the Series FREE with Prince and the Player Today:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2nazEPu

iBooks: https://goo.gl/BLTZJ5

Nook: https://goo.gl/LT0q23

Kobo: https://goo.gl/MCOE3x

About the Author:

“Queen of Hot Romance”; Award-winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

Her debut adult romance ONE TO HOLD was a 2014 “Lady Boner” award-winner, #1 in Military Romance, and a Top 20 Contemporary Romance novel for several months. ONE TO KEEP, #2 in the series of stand-alone novels, followed the same course, with the remaining performing equally well.

From being a “Readers’ Choice” nominee two years running, to picking up USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.

A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the U.S.A. with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…

It’s possible she has a slight truffle addiction.

Connect with Tia:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTiaLouise/

Twitter: @AuthorTLouise

Stay up to date with Tia Louise by signing up for her newsletter:

http://smarturl.it/TLMnews

https://authortialouise.com/dirtyplayers/

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