Thursday 23 February 2012

Book Review: We'll Always Have Paris by Jessica Hart

Score: 4 out of 5

"I’ve done it! Thanks to my awesome powers of persuasion, elusive-but-dreamy TV star Simon Valentine is presenting our new romance documentary!
It wasn’t easy, though – Simon thinks his status as prime-time financial guru turned pin-up is ridiculous! He says he now steers well clear of affairs of the heart, but surely he must have one romantic bone left in his price-indexed body?
Much as I’d like to find out first-hand, I’ve sworn off men after a disastrous ending with my last boyfriend. Must remain professional – though it won’t be easy…we’re filming in the most romantic city of all…
Clara x"

Sunday 19 February 2012

Love scenes - getting over the embarrassment

Hi everyone,

It's been a while as it's been half-term here so I've had both kiddies around, plus we've been away visiting one of my oldest chums who has just had twins - and yes, they are adorable and tiny and very cute! - so there's been very little writing going on. Even so, my writing has had to take a back seat to "research" and "revising" as it has become blindingly obvious that my writing is lacking in some areas. I want to produce the best work that I can and that means learning my craft and honing my skills.

Aside from my usual moments where I drop into narrative mode briefly, I freely admit that I find it really embarrassing to write love scenes... and I don't even mean S-E-X. My scenes aren't explicit or especially graphic as I'm writing romance, not erotic romance or erotica and definitely not P-O-R-N, but even soft fluffy romance involves kissing and cuddling and some more - ahem! - intimate moments.

Friday 3 February 2012

February already!

Wow, where does the time go? It doesn't feel like five minutes since I was writing my New Year blog post!

Both of my children are now another year older, and it's my sixth wedding anniversary soon - Valentines Day, awww! - but more crucially, my writing is going really well. Plus I've read some great YA paranormal books this past couple of weeks too. Happy Days :o)

So, back to the writing stuff...

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