Saturday, December 31, 2011


I read so many good books this year! A few have really stuck out in my mind though.
These are really in no particular order.

Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour #1) by Olivia Cunning

I think this actually came out in late 2010, but I read it in 2011, and LOOOVED it! Plus, I was not a fan of Rock Hard which did come out in 2011. Hey, it's my list!

Tender Mercies, by Kitty Thomas

I love all of Kitty Thomas' work. I usually grab her stuff as soon as it becomes available. Tender Mercies was no exception. Grace and Asher are wonderful characters.

Caressa's Knees, (Comfort Series #2) by Annabel Joseph

I loved how bratty Caressa was! The relationship between the two main characters was fascinating. They pushed/pulled each other throughout the book which made for a wild read.

Maid for It, by Lucy Rodgers

Maid for it is centered around a clever premise that makes the dubious consent storyline work well. I can't wait to read more of Lucy Rodgers' work.

The Perfect Play (Play by Play #1), by Jaci Burton
I'm a sucker for football players so this cover caught my eye immediately! The characters are so interesting that the story is much more than just steamy sex.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Here I Am!

I finished a work. Finally submitted it...and got the dreaded rejection. It sent me into a bit of a depression even though I told myself it was bound to happen. I know it happens to every writer. It's crazy to assume the first time I submit something it will be accepted. But, it still hurt. So, I took a break from writing. All my creativity seemed to flee my head.

I go to a writer's conference every year. This year, my heart wasn't in it, but since I had already paid in advance, I forced myself to go and was glad I did. I met a lot of other writers. The key topic was persistence. Persistence and hard work. You can have all the great ideas in the world, but if you don't work at your craft and keep going, you're not going to get anywhere. So, I have been trying to live by that ever since.

I just submitted a short story for an anthology. I'm hoping to hear back about it soon. One key piece of advice I have received over and over is to write what you love, write for yourself. Honestly, I have always tried to do exactly that. Sometimes I genuinely enjoy reading what I write, other times I cringe at what I've written.