#CampNaNoWriMo Swingers!

Howdi Partners!

No, I’m not American, but I’m celebrating 4th of July when you beat up us pesky Brits. Happy Holidays, guys! Hope you’re having a kinky time.

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#CampNaNoWrimo!

Okay, just a quick post to say I am actually doing #CampNaNoWrimo! (I know, I can’t believe it either). I’m actually doing pretty well. Here’s a screenshot of tonight’s scribbling:

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This new book is going to be called, The Girl Who Broke the Rules. At least that’s the working title.

Amy and I are in cabin Breakin’ the Rules (although we’re actually very obedient good girls, we like to pretend we’re not*).

Added: We now have a new campsite member joining our cabin. The prolific, Devon Lane!

If you’d like to join us I think you still can.  PM me via http://campnanowrimo.org and I’ll send you an invite!

Meanwhile, here’s a kinky interlude:

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Okay, look at my stats! (Official evidence for the boss man). Giver of gifts…

Day one!  Saturday 1st July 2017

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Day Two – Sunday 2nd July 2017

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Day Three – Monday 3rd July 2017

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Only 45,178 words to go, huh?

Until next time, folks!

 

Hugs,

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P.S. *If you believe that, well…  hahaha!

P.P.S. When this is all over, I’m going to treat myself to something… but I’m only allowed if I complete 50K.

P.P.P.S What should I get? A treat or a spanking? I vote for a treat…

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July Camp NaNoWriMo: Here I Come! Join Me?

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July is hurtling towards me a such a pace, I can hardly keep up. So in order to continue my (fairly good) word count progress, I’ve just signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  I’ve pledged to write a 50,000 word novel in July.  According to Scrivener (which I have already keenly set up a new project on) I need to write 1,613 words a day.

I’ve also created a cabin called “Breakin’ the Rules” and if anyone reading this wants to join my cabin, and have their own personal cheerleader (me), just shout and I’ll send you an invite.

All you have to do is sign up here, create a project, and then tell me what your name is, so I can invite you as a “Cabin Mate”.

I’m all set to start a new (yes, another one) project and I’ve named it “The Girl Who Broke the Rules”. So far, that’s all I know.

Anyone up for it?

It’s late. I must get some sleep. Night night! See you in the morning!

Hugs,

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Hooks for Books: Book Straplines… What works for you?

Hi there, Luvvies!

Over the weekend I’ve been trying to think of a strapline (as in slogan, not a belt welt on a burning hot bottom) for my latest work. You know, a short, snappy phrase to go on the front of the book to get you drooling for more?

The book in question is a blend of erotica mixed with a paranormal fantasy adventure. There’s a dominant winged hero (of course there is!) and submissive human heroine. (Yep, goes without saying…lol) Although, she’s a feisty one. Dormat, she is not.

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Okay, so enough of my Yoda impressions. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far…

— Two worlds. One chance. No going back!

— Everything she thought about her life was a lie.

— She is the key to their survival. She just doesn’t know it yet.

— He owns her. Mind. Body. Soul. She just doesn’t know it yet.

— The Black Army is coming. Stealth is their weapon of choice.

— Her life is on lock-down. Only he can release her. But he has no intention of doing so.

— The witches are coming. Their minions are strengthening. Only she can save both worlds.

— Two men. One girl. No choice.

— When two worlds collide, there can be only one winner.

— He is her protector. She is his Child of Destiny.  Together they must bond as one.

— The evils of the box are all around us. You just don’t see them. But we do.

— She is the vessel of Hope. He just hasn’t told her yet.

— We see what you don’t.

— Hope is inside her. All she has to do is obey.

— He’s not going to stop until she’s his.

— When two worlds collide, she is their only Hope.

— They were onto him. He was part of an order to protect the Magick Box of Destiny.  He got to her first. Now she is his..

— Imagine a world filled with angels, demons and witches living secretly among us. They’re real. You just don’t see them.

— Hope is her only chance.

— With Hope she has a chance.

— When Hope is your only chance, would you be her vessel? What if you have no choice?

— Monsters live among us. Only a few can tell.

I could go on, but by now I’m sure you get the gist. As I type this out I’m feeling more mojo for the smaller hooks.

What do you think? Which ones sound more exciting? If you’re an author, do you write these straplines for your own books?

Hugs,

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P.S. Next I’ll attempt the monster of a logline. Not my favourite thing… if staplines don’t get you howling like a banshee loglines will.

 

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#Day37 of my #wcjnl challenge | Writing (& Recording) my daily word count

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Another way I’m motivated…

Day 37

So, what have I learnt so far from using a word count journal to record my daily word count? 

21 days is not enough for me to form a habit! That much is clear.

A smacked bottom acts as a healthy incentive! But we don’t want that every day, do we? No!

So, in short, here’s what I’ve discovered:

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Writing gives me wings!

Pros:

I found it spurred me on to write more, because I know you guys will be watching and it’s kind of embarrassing to say “hey, I’m all talk but no action, right?”

I’ve worked out what days I just do not write much on, and why. Friday’s through to Sunday.  Why? I’m just too busy on those days. I need to get more organised and make time.

Knowing which days I flunk out regularly, actually puts me in a good position to make the extra effort to work around this problem.

This might sound like a silly, childish thing to do – decorate a page in a journal – but actually it feels extremely creative. Sometimes when I’m stuck with something I’ll break and have a relaxing scribble, and a solution to my problem will just spring into my mind seemingly from nowhere.

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Cons:

It’s clear when I’ve lost my journal… (I know! I can’t believe I did that, too!)

I’m not hugely artistic. That should be obvious from above.

A sore botty might be an incentive not to do that again, but there’s no getting around the fact that it certainly is ouchy.

A hot bum is very hard to sit on, and although it’s uncomfortable to keep writing with burning buttocks, it acts as a constant reminder of why I am doing this; to write and get published.  So, maybe I should move a hot bum to a PRO. But since it’s not something I want to encourage, maybe not.

 

Targets:

Right now, I’m working to keep writing every Monday through to Thursday, as I know I can do these days more regularly than Friday through to Sunday.  When I’ve got this under wraps I move onto improve my “lazier” days. Although, I wouldn’t really call them lazy, it’s just I have so much going on over those three days finding time to write is difficult. Anyway, I’ll work on that later.

It’s only day 37 out of 100, so I’d better jump to it and get something written for today.

So what have you been up to lately?

Hugs all round,

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P.S. I do have some rather exciting news, but I can’t bring myself to mention what it is until it’s finalised. I don’t want to jinx it. LOL

P. P. S.  Have you checked out my “about me” page. The last one was donkeys years old… It needs more “likes” (hint, hint), so please feel free to motivate me!

P. P. P. S. Today I’ve spent a lot of time reading up on how to create an email list.  So, yes, it’s less time writing fiction, but I’m making good progress, and it will be worthwhile. It’s all writing related, right?