Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I get it!

OMG! Have you ever had one of those moments? Maybe it's not even in writing. Maybe you're one of the few who are good at writing, but you "got" something else. Well, for me, I finally saw the light...in my writing, lol

When a publisher/editor friend suggested more scenery, I knew what she was talking about, but I just didn't sink in all the way. It was more a book sense of it, the practical application of it was lost though. Then one day(today), for whatever reason, it hit me. Okay, I getcha now. Yeah. I understand. A light bulb literally lit up in my brain. It was like, ding! This is one BIG thing all my writing has been missing.

You see, up until today, I've been writing one dimensional characters. So hollow and shallow. Stick figures at best. Some days I would tinker close to two dimensional, but they never reached the full three dimensional aspect. (Is there a fourth dimension, I don't know, lol) But I was blow away that I got it. You see, I'm smart, I truly am, but I learn things at a slower rate than most, and it takes me a while for things to sink in. (i.e. It was told to me about four months ago about the whole scenery thing)

So, what does this mean for me as far as publishing goes? Oy! A whole bunch of revisions. Long time coming, but my future writings shall be a bit more on the mark and won't need quite as much revising. Yay! I love learning things!

Ame

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Series Writing

Today I'm discussing series writing. It's a question I'm sure has been discussed in many loops, so I decided to blog about it. My question for everyone is do you write series or are you a single title only, and why.

For me, I'm a series writer. I think out of all my manuscripts, I have only one or two that are single titles. All the rest are series. My problem is the brothers and sister and best friends that deserve their day in the limelight as well. I have even written a book, where I wanted to take the audience back in time to tell the story of a couple truly in love.

So, what, for you, is the fascination in writing the series? Have you ever written a series that ended up longer than you anticipated? Or perhaps you are a single title person, why?

Everyone has their own writing niche. What's yours? This inquiring mind wants to know.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The next book

You know what I'm talking about. You finish your current book, and now you're all excited to start a new one. You have it all planned out, the characters, where they live, the plot. Can you feel the adrenaline rush as you prepare to enter yet another new world that you have created?

Yes, it's sad to say good-bye to the old one, but there's this new one, with a whole new set of characters and trials and tribulations, and if you're an erotica writer, the new sex positions.

There's nothing more fantastic than figuring out who's going to be your next star side character, if you're going to have someone die or not, how your hero and heroine are going to handle those hurt feelings you know they're going to have and the many decisions we have to make to make it impossible to put down. Oh the joy!

My problem, I love to write. Love, love love it. Example, I'm just now getting around to revising Falcon's Angel, a vampyre/mutant novel. Okay, I finished it clear back in 2007. That's right, three years ago. I just wanted to get to the new one, and it wasn't even in that series, lol. And, to give moreperspective, I've since written about a dozen novels since then, lol. Oy! I'm hopeless, lol

Am I alone here? Does anybody else feel this way? Lemme know!

Amethyst

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My decision

Hello all. I know many that might read this already heard about my decision, as an author, to take some time off. And while I did explain myself, I thought I would take the opportunity to explain myself a wee bit better.

While I'm no stranger to rejections, I had received a couple and one came from an editor who gave me some pointers as to what to look for in my revisions. These were things I had never thought about before. So, I found me a beta reader(thanks Karenna) and went about to revise ALL my novels. Boy, have they ever needed, and that's just from what I can see, and I'm not that grammatically inclined. So...here we go! With my beta's help, I'm going to tweak, delete, edit, and revamp my ms until it shines. Now, due to my lack of discipline, and lack of time, this will take a while, probably up to a year. In the meantime, I'm going to be all over the groups, blogging, posting excerpts, all in all introducing the cyberworld to me, Amethyst Winters, writer extrodinaire(go ahead, laugh). I'm going to be asking for opinions on these excerpts, and such.

I'm also going to be revamping my blog. I'm going to blog weekly with a monthly author interview. These interviews will be catered with questions to each author's life and writing style. Prizes will be awarded every other month.

My over all goal is to introduce you to me now, so that when my first(or third, but who's counting) book is released, you'll know me and know if you like my work, so you'll hopefully want to go out and buy it.

Hope you all will read my blog frequently. I'm looking forward to a successful year.

Amethyst

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Three ways

Many of us fantasize about them. Some of us might have even tried to have one, and as writers of erotica, some of us have written about them, but have any of us given any thought to whether or not it is actually possible to have a polygamous relationship?
Personally, I used to think so, or used to think it was worth trying, but the reality is far from the fantasy.
In reality, there are three sets of families, friends, and three jobs to contend with. Can you imagine? The headaches from imagining aren't even worth it. Also, there is the jealousy factor. A jealous man may sound good on paper, but in real life, he's a pain in the butt. And God(s) help the man in the fmf for there is a very good reason why the saying "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" is so popular.
Not to mention, it would just be a lot of work. Some of us have trouble pleasing our one s/o. (Case in point, myself)
But, it's fun to read and dream about it, which is where polygamous relationships belong I suppose. In books, where anything and everything is possible.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fever

The ice bit into her hand, but it felt good. Careful so as not to drop it, she let it linger along her skin. It cooled her fevered body. Yet, if a certain man were around, she'd have not trouble with being too warm. She didn't care if she burned up at all.

The very object of her combustion strolled pat her, and her heart dropped to her knees.

A smile so sexy it had to be criminal played across his handsome face. "Hello, Ambrielle."

"Hi. How are you?" she asked. His tongue darted out to moisten dry lips. Her gaze followed it ll the way around and once again she imagined what it would feel like to have that tongue upon her body.

"Hot and thirsty," replied Dusty.

Once hand on her hip, one hand on the post, she said, "I can fix the thirsty part, but not the hot part."

"I'd be mighty grateful to you, if you could, Bri."

"Sure. Come on in," she said and turned to go into the house."

His gaze bore into her back and Ambrielle shivered. God this man was incredible. Her nipples tightened, straining against her bra. He hadn't even touched her and she was coming already.

She opened the cupboard, and grabbed a glass. She felt his gaze on her every move. When she opened the freezer, she lingered in the cool air a moment.

"Hey, no hogging the cold," he said and stuck his face in the freezer. For one moment, Ambrielle forgot who she was and what he was doing. All she saw was this drop-dead gorgeous man in the freezer. His dark brown hair just to hi shoulders, not quite touching them. When he opened his eyes, his blue eyes left her speechless.

"Ah, Bri? Is there something wrong?"

"Huh?" she said still in a daze. Then it sank in that she stared at him. With a shake of her head she answered. "no. Sorry...the heat."

"Yeah. It's pretty bad today."

She filled his glass and pulled out the lemonade. "Weatherman says we might break the record."

Dusty sat down. "Wouldn't surprise me a bit."

"Me neither," she said, pouring his drink.

Dusty took the glass from her and his hand lingered on hers a moment.

After he took a big long drink, he asked, "How's your mother?"

Ambrielle looked down at her glass before she answered.

Her mother would forever be in their way. Dusty was old-fashioned and wouldn't touch Ambrielle before they were married, and wouldn't marry her without her mother's approval. She refused to give them her blessing. However, she could tell his resistance began to wear thin.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

When a story comes together!

I'm loving this new book! It's awesome! It's a paranormal about changelings! I did alot of research on the subject(alot being look where I could online, lol) and love where the muse has led me with this! Not sure who's going to be publishing this book, but I wholeheartedly believe in the awesomeness of this book. I'll try to post some excerpts of it soon on my group, Amethyst Winters and Company.

I love learning things too! It's so much fun! Recently I had an elemental excerpt day on my group, and a month ago I had an animal excerpt day. Yanno, I couldn't really find ANY excerpts from my stories for this. I was amazed. So now, I think I'll go back and do some revising. I think it makes for some good writing to incorporate animals(pets or not) and the elements(fire, water/rain, wind, etc.). Just...everything!

So, what do you think? What have you learned about your writing, or if you are a reader, would you like to read more of this stuff? (stuff, *heh, heh*) What are your thoughts?

Ame