Friday, December 30, 2011


Ok, so I was totally just wasting some time today and looking for inspiration about the hero of my WIP "Tonia" and I stumbled upon him.  Yep, this is Byron McKinnon, the hero of my historical romance....LOL or at least he is now.  I think he definitely qualifies as inspirational material.  What do you think?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tuesday Teasers

--Here's a Teaser from my WIP "Tonia".  Enjoy!  And I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!--

Byron leaned over next to her ear.  “Were they nice to you?”  She couldn’t help but smile.  She nodded and he straightened back up into his chair.
“No, secrets at the dinner table, Byron!”  Gavin chunked a roll at his cousin and laughed when Byron caught it in mid arc.  A huge grin stretched across Byron’s face.
“Just checking to make sure all of you behaved yourselves while I was absent.”
“Ooch, lass, did you tell him that we cornered you in the dining room and tortured you for secrets?”
“I, no,” Tonia paused gathering her thoughts.  Gavin and Byron were both grinning.  It was all a tease.  She could do this; she could behave like a normal undamaged human being.  She took a deep breath.  “I didn’t.  But you just did.”  Tonia laughed out loud at the look of surprise on Gavin’s face.  His answering laughter echoed through the room and he gave her a quick wink.  Byron gave her a quick kiss on the cheek. 
“Well played, little one.”

Monday, December 26, 2011

Finished up with Christmas, back to writing

Doing better on my challenge.  Made huge progress today with over 3000 words.  Leaving my total to complete for the next week at a mere 8300 to reach my original goal of 15,000.  Pretty good catch up!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Break Challange... update

I'm 3700 words into my 15000 word challange..... hmmmm.... running a little behind, but I have made great progress and will continue trying to make up the difference next week.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Break Challange

I haven't been writing since school went back into session in August.  Ugh... life just takes over sometimes, especially when your child seems to catch every cold and virus known to man.

So I have two whole weeks off for the holidays to spend with my husband, my daughter, my family, and my laptop.  I have made my holiday goal to write 15000 words during this two week time period.  It won't finish my book by any means, but it will really make me feel like I am making good progress.

I hear my characters calling me.....  Until next time....

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday Teasers

Here's my Tuesday Teaser from "Tonia".

He kept telling himself to tread lightly, to allow her to come to him but this last week especially had been torture.  When he was at the ranch he slept in her room in an armchair.  His presence did seem to keep the nightmares at minimum, but this week had been hard for her.  As he read by the fire watching her sleep fitfully each night, all he really wanted to do was get into the bed and hold her.  He wanted to roar in frustration.

Byron leaned back against the corral fence and stretched out a hand with a sugar cube in the palm.  The painted dun Tonia had commented on walked over slowly to investigate.  He smiled when the brave mare nuzzled his hand and then nibbled up the sugar.  She rubbed her muzzle against his hand looking for more.  He chuckled.  “Good girl.”  Reaching into his pocket he brought out another cube for her.  He rubbed his hand up and down her head and then gave her a good pat on her neck.  “Slow and steady.  I just have to be patient with her too, don’t I?  She’s coming around.”  The mare snorted and trotted back to the rest of the group.

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