But what about your characters? I see characters who flip out over the slightest miscommunication, turning into the BIG MIS (big misunderstanding for you non romance readers). But if something can be solved with a simple conversation, is it really a Big Mis or contrived for the plot?
My muse is not a separate thing but it is tied into certain habits and the one habit guaranteed to make me and my muse deliriously happy enough to crank out serious revisions is good tunes. Tunes that I can’t get out of my head are the perfect thing for me to write to.
But what about the writer who is constantly behind deadlines or struggling to meet deadlines? Psychology Today has a great article entitled Escape Artists by Steven Kotler that talks about coping mechanisms for beating the dreaded P word.
I read a fascinating article today in Psychology Today regarding perceptions of self. This article, entitled Mixed Signals by Sam Gosling pointed out that there were four categories of how we see ourselves.
When I say military romance what do you think? I think a romance with military or former military characters. Apparently, when I say military romance, agents and editors are thinking something else. They’re thinking romantic suspense. Recently, I had a…