Writing Through Chaos #writingadvice #TaraLain

Hi all —  I just hit 50,000 words on a new book. I will admit, this book will need more editing and revision than most of my books do after first draft, but i should explain. I’ve spent the last two months living in a hotel with my honey and a dog, the...

Disney and #RWA17 and Animals, Oh My! Tara in Orlando.

Hi — RWA17 is over. I stayed  an extra day in Orlando for a visit to Animal Kingdom, but after a short park stop, I got rained out and spent most of the day writing. The week has been  educational, exhilarating and exhausting. Add fun to that list. I got here...

Doing Fathers Right! Happy Day!

Hi everyone– For those in the US, Happy Father’s Day! One of the great things a writer gets to do is create families the way they would like them to be. While i didn’t have the easiest childhood, i get to write fathers and mothers that embody what i...

How This Author Get’s It All Done

Hi– I recently had some folks ask me about my daily schedule and life so i jotted it down. Here’s what it looks like: Like many writers, I work full-time at another job as well. In fact, I own my job. I’m a partner in a small ad/PR firm which I helped...

The Head-in-the-Clouds Thrill of Writing a New Book

Hi everyone–I am currently editing three books! Editing has its joys. You get to make things better, put that final touch on your work so you don’t have to cringe when you read the same word six times on one page. Stuff like that. BUT, the really fun thing...

Crying While You Write! Getting the Author’s Best

Hi everyone–I was writing a scene today in my new Aloysius Tale about three young men who come to a veterinary clinic and end up finding their pets. Simple enough. Two dogs and a cat. But i love animals and the moment grabbed me so much i was writing with tears...

When Sex Scenes Aren’t About Sex

Hi everyone–Thanks to Rosanna for visiting me. She’ll be choosing a winner and posting it in the comments!In a recent post on Erotic vs Traditional Romance, i talked about the fact that erotic romance is not as much about sex as traditional romance. Once...

Thinking Up Hot Ideas

Hi everyone–People always ask writers where they get there ideas. Once you’re a pretty steady novel writer, it’s hard to answer that question because the answer is everywhere. But that wasn’t true for me for many years. I’ve been a...

Putting the SQUEEEEE in Sequels

Hi everyone– Today i’d like to talk about romance sequels. Love ‘em or hate ‘em? Many readers love sequels because they’re already invested in a world and its characters and want to see more and more. This is great for an author. Your readers are waiting...