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Sunday Report Card…and a contest!
Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Ha! You have to read to the bottom to get the information about the contest!


Progress on Dark Realm-4

Well, after taking a little time off to take care of family biz (did I mention the newest member of the Devlin clan?), I’m back at work on the fourth Dark Realm book. Thanks to everyone who’s kept me company in timed writing sessions, and for those of you who’ve been nagging. I really needed a kick in the ass to get going.

I thought I was stuck in the story and dreaded coming back to it, but something amazing happened when I sat down and put my hands on the keys. I didn’t think, didn’t wonder what was going to happen next, just wrote what I “saw”—and it’s not crap! In fact, it’s pretty darn sexy—raw, actually. I likey.

Another plotting bootcamp kicked off this past Monday, and I have a very active, very enthusiastic group of campers! Every day I have to think about story, think about theme and characters—someone else’s, I know—but it seems to help me figure out what’s working in my own WIP. So I’m really glad to be knee-deep in the class.

I should have started yesterday, according to my plan anyway, on plotting a new western contemporary story—something to send to my agent. But I don’t want to force it. I tried that about three weeks ago and had to deep-six the first chapter because it thoroughly reeked. Learned my lesson. Cowboys don’t like to be hurried along. They stride at their own pace.

So, another frenzied week awaits! Don’t miss tomorrow’s sexy Man-day pic. And about that contest: I updated my contest page. Go check it out!

2 comments to “Sunday Report Card…and a contest!”

  1. Brandy Walker
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      · January 11th, 2009 at 9:51 am · Link

    I’m glad that you were able to get moving on your book. I’m sure it must be frustrating when it just isn’t clicking.

    Have a great Sunday.



  2. Delilah Devlin
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      · January 11th, 2009 at 7:03 pm · Link

    Thanks, Brandy! I did! Finished 12 pages and knocked out another chapter. Woohoo!