Thursday, August 24, 2006

Slave to it now!

I am participating in a blogging experiment hosted at To enter the contest, put up this blurb, image, and trackback and you are entered to win the following prize package.

$200 Amazon gift certificate
Signed copy of Slave to Sensation
New Zealand goodies chosen by Singh
ARC of Christine Feehan’s October 31 release: Conspiracy Game
You can read about the experiment here and you can download the code that you need to participate here.

Nalini Singh
Berkley / September 2006

Welcome to a future where emotion is a crime and powers of the mind clash brutally against those of the heart.

Sascha Duncan is one of the Psy, a psychic race that has cut off its emotions in an effort to prevent murderous insanity. Those who feel are punished by having their brains wiped clean, their personalities and memories destroyed.

Lucas Hunter is a Changeling, a shapeshifter who craves sensation, lives for touch. When their separate worlds collide in the serial murders of Changeling women, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities…or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation.


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Monday, August 14, 2006

Write 50 Books A Year!

This was a workshop presented at RWA National by sisters Elle James and Delilah Devlin, both prolific writers.

It seems like I have been doing things right, except for cranking out the pages faster. They have three Excel worksheets: one for weekly, monthly and yearly goals.

I already have a 'book' worksheet called Your Own Handy-Dandy Little Daily Writing Page Generator which you can get if you click on the link. order to get myself organized, I also did the monthly and yearly worksheets. I think better organized.

Those who know me well are probably laughing their heads off now.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Filling the Well

If any of you have read Julia Cameron's, The Artist's Way, you know that sometimes you have to fill your creativity well.

That happened to me last week at the Romance Writers of America National Conference held in Dallas.

One of my chapters, the screenwriters, hosted a two hour workshop with Michael Hauge, a screenplay consultant, who used one of my screenplays (one of two samples) as a constructive part of his program.

Afterward, I was honored to have lunch with him.

Then that afternoon, he did another two hour workshop for the general members of RWA. I've never seen so many people taking notes with such a flurry. The main thing I learned was internal conflict. Michael didn't use the same terms that romance writers use, but that was it in a nutshell. Internal conflict.

So, I know where I need to go with my rewrites.

I'm ready to pound the keyboard.

And on a good note, I also found out that my two entries in Scriptscene's, Share the Dream Contest, were both finalists. That was a sweet surprise. I'll see how I place in September.

I'm still waiting on the final results for another contest...they are way overdue in announcing the winners. I feel for the coordinators.

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