Sunday Roundup #4

Goal #1 – This week I changed my weekly goal of hitting 10K a week to 6K, just for this week. I wanted to have time to revisit my outline, now that I’m halfway through the book, and tweak it. This turned out to be good in more ways than one. I knew I’d be…

Sunday Roundup #2

Goal #1 As you can see from the pic, I nailed my word count. In two weeks, I’m through Act I of my WIP. And I’m not just aiming to be productive. A fast word count doesn’t mean anything if the book isn’t good. So far, the book seems really good. Once I finish the…

Sunday Roundup

How did everyone’s week go? Now that I’m typing, I’m thinking that the roundup post might be better on Saturday. But Sunday feels more like the end of the week to me, even though it’s the beginning. Oh well. Think I’m sticking with Sunday. I’ve started the year with two goals. There will be more,…

Healthy Vibe – Ultra Walking

Who has heard of ultra walking? No, never heard of it? An ultra is anything over a marathon. Ultra walking is walking long distances. I’m new to this and only recently heard about it on Joanna Penn’s (The Creative Penn) podcast. She did an ultra race last year and shared her thoughts with listeners. That…

The Project: Happiness

New year, new theme. Well, sorta. It’s Monday night and I’m sitting in bed, hanging out with the cats, trying to figure out a blog schedule and theme. Us authors have to brand ourselves if we want to be successful, you know. But what’s my brand? I write scary books, but as you can probably…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! It’s Christmas morning and I’ve some time to get a few last minutes things done. Mainly, I forgot to change the name of my heroine in Outlaw, my upcoming release. So I knocked that out and uploaded the new version of the book to the online retailers. Phew. With only 7 hours…

2016 Lessons Learned

It’s been a minute since my last blog post. I can’t believe I didn’t even blog about my experience at HallowRead in Havre de Grace! That was one spectacular weekend. I did post pictures of the town on my Facebook page. Maybe I’ll do another blog post for the places I visited this year, as…

Author Shame

You’re a published author and you’re at a writer’s conference, mingling with your peers when someone asks the question, “So what do you write?” You say erotic romance, and receive a look that makes you feel like you’ve just admitted to a pastime of killing babies. Among certain groups, admitting to writing horror isn’t much…

Breakups!

Breakups. Wrote a song about it. Like to hear it, here it go: Breaking up is never an easy thing to do. It’s miserable, painful, and heartbreaking. When you meet someone and fall in love the last thing you envision is that one day you’ll choose not to have that person in your life, or…

New England Crime Bake

 So I’ve done it! I’ve registered for the New England Crime Bake in November! This will be the first mega conference I’ve been to since the 2007 RT. That was a great experience because I not only went, but I got to be on 2 panels. Since restarting my writing career as Heather Elizabeth King…

Love!

I finished writing a love scene about an hour ago. Love, as in, falling in Love. Making people fall in love on the printed page is always a challenge for me. There’s so much that has to go into each scene to make the love believable. Throwing male & female together in a bunch of…

The Importance of Schedule

One thing a writer learns immediately upon publication is the importance of keeping a consistent writing schedule. Even before publication it’s important to keep a consistent writing schedule. Still, there’s nothing quite as inspiring as an editor reminding you that you only have X amount of weeks left to finish your 80,000 word manuscript! Why am…