Okay everybody. Hands up! Who would love to be a romance author full time?
I have to say ME! Of course we all know unless you are Nora Roberts or Lora Leigh, it's probably not too fesible for us to do this full time. Some of you know, but maybe not everyone, I'm a registered nurse. I'm currently not working full time at that and I'm doing better with my royalties to be able to stay home and write, but to give up the pay check of nursing -- probably not going to happen.
I love being home to write although I've found I get distracted a lot with other things, like laundry, dishes, phone calls, etc. I have come to the conclusion it's harder to write full time because of these things. There's always something to do around the house. What I've done here lately is take Saturday and Sunday to just write. I ignore everything to do with the house, shut my phone off, ignore IM's (well for the most part) and write. So far, it's going rather well. My weekdays are taken up by running my business, promoting my books, writing blogs and answering emails.
So what do you do to stay in the flow of writing your current piece? Are you easily distracted? One other question, how many WIP do you have going? Currently, I have 8 and I'm doing my best to get those down and finish them. It would be much easier if new characters would quit popping into my head and demanding their story come next. My current work is a Cougar story and it's going rather well. I'm almost finished with it, but I know I need to get busy on my stories that are sitting on my computer in various degrees of completion.
Oh well, I'll get to them eventually. So for now, I'll leave you with a cover and blurb from my upcoming Cougar story for the Hot Flash line of Secret Cravings Publishing.
Margaret Nelson, thirty-five year old country music talent agent. Her dream job
problem, her boss wants her to take on the newest, hottest rising star to hit
Nashville, Lee James. Making him a huge success should be easy. He's
gorgeous, sexy and oh-my-God, hot!
Lee James, do your momma proud country boy turned sizzling country star.
He's on the fast track to be the biggest thing to hit country music since George
Strait. The talent agency hired by his record company to promote him comes
with a huge issue—his attraction to his agent. She's beautiful, funny, and
smart, but she seems to have this hang up with being older than he is.
No way could Lee be attracted to a woman with cellulite, love handles and
sagging breasts or at least that's the way Maggie sees herself. He could have
any woman he wants, why her?
Can desire this blistering continue to ignite long after their one night of
Until next month