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yes its a post

What I want to know is who left it in the middle of the blog for me to fall over. I see this has dropped back to not being read again. Oh well. the comments were nice while they lasted. tho i now know no one reads this for me, they came for Rhonda. What plays in Vegas is almost finished. The sword fight is finally done. what next? that's the question. it'll be a toss between two. A rewrite of Maelstrom or Stranger. Both need completely rewriting. the question is which. sci fi romance involving telepaths and a world of my own making or contemp romance involving a woman with anmesia and her husband who has to woo her all over again.


The theory goes if I can write 10 pages a day - or 2050 words on average - while the kids are home, i'll write more when they at school all day. Right? Right?Uh.... nahhhhhhhh Yesterday was 3 pages. THREE. Today i manged two so far. I have an hour before EFC comes on. See pic for the reason why everything stops for efc. Must write at least another page in the next hour.... If not two. Dad's got physio this afty so won't get anything written after 1:30. Cracks whip... no its not that kind of a book :P

The world can wait?

Good morning. My name is Rhonda Parrish and I've been honored to be asked to come write a guest blog here at Clare's blog 'The world can wait'. I love to do guest blogs, but sometimes it's very tricky to figure out something to write about. I have done several guest spots lately and I was beginning to feel like the well of subject ideas had gone dry, but I logged in while I tried to think of something to write about. That's when I processed the title of this blog. The world can wait. Sure, I'd seen the title before, but I hadn't actually ever thought about it before. Today, my caffeine-deprived brain just latched onto that title like a pit bull and wouldn't let go. As a writer my biggest struggle is with writing. Not the mechanics of it, or revision, or flow, or ideas, characters not any of that. The hardest part for me is actually sitting my butt down in a chair and writing. Just pouring the words out of my brain and onto the page. It seems like

Rhonda Parrish Interview

Today’s and tomorrow's guest is Rhonda Parrish, author of Sister Margaret. Today I'm putting her under the spotlight and interrogating her, uh asking her questions. Tomorrow I turn the blog over to her completely. Review of Sister Margaret. Sister Margaret is a short story about a vampire hunter and a half-incubus swordsman who are hired by a priestess to take care of an undead pimp. It’s written from the POV of Michael, who has never forgiven himself for abandoning his friend when they were younger. Determined to use this mission to put things right and make it up to her, Michael sets off, only to find things aren’t what they appeared to be. The book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. It was fast paced from the start and its twists and turns make for gripping reading. The descriptions meant I had vivid images in my mind throughout the book. At just over 4000 words, Rhonda wastes none of them, throwing you straight into the story and leaving you breathless at t

Friday and poets day

Well teh writiings going okay I guess. I'm on chapter 14 atm and on page 152. Just to be confusing i'm also on page 156 cos I'm writing 2 sections at tthe same time. I'm averaging 10 pages or one chapter a day and as there is roughly 250 words per page thats... wow lots of words. :) kids go back to school on monday, well 2 of the do. Bet i'll write less without the interupptions tho. lol and i did a random search on facebook for robert leeshock, thinking maybe he had a fanpage or something. Uh no, did find him tho. or someone with the same name who looks just like him. and no i didn't friend him . wouldn't even consider it. i did email hubby and tell him its poets day so he has to leave early, but i don't suppose it'll work because..."Sceince is not an exact subject. It doesn't finish at 5pm or 430 on a Friday."Wish it did. Hate being a commuting widow. :( oh and in case you were wondering... Poets Day = Push Off Early Tomorrows Sat

Guest Blogger Dates

Rhonda Parrish will be here Mon 20 and Tues 21 April. Monday will be a review of her novel and an interview. Tues I will hand the blog over to her to write what she likes. On the home front we've had 2 storms in 2 days. Oh how we love running round the house at 1am unplugging modems, phone lines, comps and tv's when the storm goes from a mile away to over head with no warning. i've written so much the last few days. I'm averaging 10 pages a day somehow. Course when it comes to writo de mayo next month, Cade the muse will prob pack his bags and head for the hills lol. Not that I write anything between 6 and 8 in the evenings. Can't think why. Probably something to do with a certain actor on a certain tv show. :)

hunk alert

I found the hero for the next novel... not that i finished Vegas yet or have an idea but... Robert Leeshock. This is a cut down version of my desktop wall paper atm. You see writo de mayo is coming up soon. Thats a similar challenge to nanowrimo, run on LJ, by Rhonda - who is guest blogging here sooon. Unlike nano, we get to chose our own targets, be it writing something new, a series of drabbles, fanfic, or just finishing the nano novel. i usually try to do something new. This time it depends if Vegas is finished. I'm 11 chapters into this atm. and the fave bit from what i wrote today is: Tamlyn sighed as Martin swept stuff off the couch to the floor and sat down. She looked at him. “Excuse me?” “Why, what have you done?” She put her hands on her hips and looked him square in the eyes. “Do you insinuate that I should tolerate such diabolical insubordination, from such a mere microscopic specimen of anatomy as yourself whose comprehension cannot even comprehend my meaning?


Well its done and turned to rtf format and 8x11 and then i had kittens cos i was trying to get the chapters back to the top of a new page and 23 wasn't there. I checked again 21 22 24 noooooooooo. this has been read by the editor sev times and by mum and my CP went thru it sev times and only just sent it back. wheres 23 gone.... read 22 and 24 and it carries on fine. get to the end and... 24, 25 phew. we just had 2 24's.... calms self down. checks again all thru the doc and then attaches it and sends back to TWRP as requested. Now we just sit and wait.
Don't you just hate it when the muse hijacks your nicely laid out plot and kyboshes it? Well that's what Cade has gone and done. The idea was that Tamlyn would fall for Martin and then fall into mortal danger and get rescued by him. Not married off to someone else. Me thinks i shall have to go deal with Cade and somehow get this plot back on track.
I'm going to have my first guest blogger on here soon. :) Rhonda Parrish has just had her novel Sister Margaret published Summary Michael has always felt bad about the way he treated his friend Charmaine when they were younger, even going so far as to blame himself for her becoming a prostitute. Now she's a priestess to Rakkir, the god of secrets and lies, and he is given a chance to make up for mistakes of the past when she calls him to deal with a problem for her. A vampire problem. But the more involved Michael gets, the more he realizes Charmaine may not be telling him the whole story…and she may have changed even more than he suspected. I'll keep you posted as to when she'll be guest blogging here
Roulette scene solved. Tamlyn doesn't have the faintest idea what she's doing and as this scene is totally in her POV it doesn't matter that I don't either :D Written one chapter and almost 2500 words so far today. Started writing at 7am and its now 11am. I've been procrastinating for half an hour now, so really that's 2500 words in 2hrs 30 mins. And if i could work out my speed i would, but i'm useless at maths. Sides which i'm getting up everyso often to do laundry, see to kids and ease my banged up knee. So take out half hour for that and you get 2500 words in 2 hours :P
Well i decided that Ben Browder can be the hero in my latest novel. :) I can just see him with a cane too playing the part of Martin the cop. I know just the person to play Tamlyn opposite him and may post a pic of her too at some point. I find it easier to cast my novels as i write for some reason. Back to writing. Tho the rate things are going, if i can't find a site that describes blackjack or roulette in siimple terms i can understand, the novel won't be in Vegas.
So Martin and Tamlyn now have a working title of What Plays in Vegas. I found a hotel and floorplans for the rooms on line. Can't find the info i need on gambling and how to play blackjack or roulette tho, so not quite sure what i am going to do now. Can't wing it no matter how much i'd like to. not that we've got past Chapter Four lol. I have five and six planned and figured i might just sit here and plan the rest of the novel. Then at least with the kids on school hols now i have some kind of a plan to follow. I don't like writing like that but won't have much of a choice the next couple weeks. It needs an impartial eye over it really but oh well.
Mum read Piece of Sky. It took her a whole day lol. And for her that's an achievement. Normally she reads a little just before she goes to bed. But a whole 76k in a day! She found a few typos that i missed and then i found some she missed. She kept correcting my spelling, not realising that color was deliberately spelt that way and not colour. But she liked it :) And yes she's biased but even so! :D Hopefully i'll get it back from my CP soon then can send it back to TWRP and just cross my fingers again. Still need a title for the new one. Tempted to cal it 'what plays in vegas' but i dunno. That implies erotic and its far from that. I'm sure one will come to me when i least expect it. like when i'm working at the school, or half way home and have no way of writing it down.