Friday, April 28, 2006

A happily ever after

Or HEA as they like to call it.

Is it necessary for romance?

I'll preface by saying I'm fine with a happily for now ending.


I want my resolution darn it!!

I've been known to toss books across the room if I don't get it. I've been known to yell at the TV's when I don't get it.

Most of my favorite books have a resolution (and most a happy one).

I was watching one movie where a main character died. I yelled at the TV and ranted for several days, "I can't believe he DIED!"

I do read ongoing serieses like Janet Evanovich and Laurell K. Hamilton. But if you look at each novel there is a resolution at hand to the problem in that novel. So it's at least a happily for now.

And I think for romance, they have to have a happily for now or happily ever after ending. It's the whole concept of being together that makes a romance work for me.

May the muses have HEA

Thursday, April 20, 2006

What the frill?

Karen S talks about characters cursing in books.

She has (and readers in comments) have a lot of good points. I wouldn't want a character who swore just to do it. But I wouldn't expect a military man to say, "Darn. Gosh, I'm fretted," either.

In real life, I don't curse all that much, but do every so often. Curse words don't offend me though. I worked at a construction firm for several years so heard most of them multiple times. One man I worked with, it was just natural to him to curse. He didn't even think about it. LOL they'd had one secretary leave over his language.

In my own writing, I try and let my characters run amuck. They are happier that way, they usually pretty much tell me how they are going to be. And yes, some do swear. One a lot. Most others normally. But some don't either. One villain I wrote (for the other pseudonym, in Conduit, if you want to know) refused to swear. LOL I questioned her on it, but she was adament.

I truly think if its the character's voice to swear, then it shows, and I don't understand why people get up in arms about it.

May the muses have curse words

Sunday, April 16, 2006

And back they went...

The edits went back the first of last week!! Whooo hooooo.

Lany, who's just back from the Beach and wants to be a beach bum permanently

Saturday, April 08, 2006


Lany and I received our first edits back on Torc’s Salvation! Talk about exciting!

Needless to say, we're working on them.

Until later,


Saturday, April 01, 2006


A newspaper gets it right and mentions Ellora's Cave being the frontrunner of erotic romance.

It's a pretty good article without some of the nudge nudge wink wink I've seen. It talks about a lot of the positives of erotic romance.

Kudos to Mercury News.

May the muses have news