Saturday, March 30, 2013

Had a horrendous day yesterday when I got my edits for HAVING IT ALL. Ranted and raved for lo many hours slogging through Not Accepting anything until it slowly began to dawn there was something fishy going on. Sure enough. I didn't understand how Track Changes was reporting the editor's changes. Turns out it was mostly changing 'straight' quotes to 'curly' quotes for the final ms. prep. After some clarification by my wonderfully patient Editorial Director, I started all over and zipped right through. What a gorgeous day it is today, blue skies, fluffy clouds, and all's right with this round of edits. Think I'll got for a nice walk in the park.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Here's my new cover! "...will they all become friends? Will they all become lovers?" I am totally thrilled. The book is in the final edits and should be coming out in April! Yea!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Josh Lanyon knows how to say it all

Which, being the writer he is, contains sound advice for any writer, new or old(er).
No. 7 made me laugh out loud...and wince...

7 – Confusing sapphire eyes and a cool job with character development.

Sigh. Ah, yes. Back to the writing board. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

From the March issue of Harper's:

Excerpt from an interview with Maurice Sendak, the great recently departed children's book illustrator, by Emma Brockes, a British journalist.
Brockes: What do you think of e-books?
Sendak: I hate them. It’s like making believe there’s another kind of sex. There isn’t another kind of sex. There isn’t another kind of book. A book is a book is a book. I know that’s terribly old-fashioned. I’m old, and when I’m gone they’ll probably try to make my books on all these things, but I’m going to fight it like hell. I can’t believe I’ve turned into a typical old man. I can’t believe it. I was young just minutes ago.

And from Here and Now, a collection of letters between one novelist and another, Paul Auster, regarding names.
Paul Auster says:
Needless to say, I have spent my whole life meditating on my own name, and my great hope is to be reborn as an American Indian. Paul: Latin for “small, little.” Auster: Latin for “South Wind.” South Wind: an old American euphemism for a rectal toot. I therefore shall return to this world bearing the proud and altogether appropriate name of Little Fart.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Today I'm seeing "Jack, the Giant Slayer." It says I liked "Oz" yesterday, but loved is more like it. The scene I wrote last night is not nearly as sexy as I thought this morning. Maybe Jack will jack up my perceptors. Wish me good wading. It's supposed to rain all day in the soggy Big Apple.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Visited the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens Sunday and it was a breath of change from a long, cold winter. Magnificent displays of orchids of all types. It'll be around for a while if you like orchids and the promise of spring. Also got a bit of writing done today. Finished another chapter in the current WIP, which will be the second in my CoveHaven menage series for Secret Cravings. The first, HAVING IT ALL, should be getting its cover soon!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sure enough, the park was lovely. Everyone out. Got some nice thinking time in. Now to go lose an hour's sleep over it.

Sunny Saturday...and about time!

What a great Saturday. It's sunny in New York City! The snow is almost gone from the streets and sidewalks. After I get my head together -- the last few days have been taxes days -- and write a few more pages, I'm hoping to take a walk in Central Park and see how close we're getting to spring. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Troy Storm's First Blog

Hi, I'm Troy Storm and I write erotic romances! I have a new book coming out soon, I hope you'll find it enjoyable.