Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Writing & Marketing Tweets from January 1, 2013

Meredith, the heroine in THE LAST MACKLENNA, has gone rogue. What the heck is she up to? I don’t know. She caught me off guard. Don’t you hate it when that happens?  It’s time to have a sit down, a come to Jesus meeting. 

I understand that she is overworked trying to get ready for the launch of a new wine and that she is stressed to the max over fear that she has another breast cancer, but why has she allowed herself to be pressed against the wall by a kilt-wearing, sexy Scotsman on Christmas Eve? This will only mess her mind up more.  

She blames her lapse in judgment on a glass of whiskey, two glasses of wine, and a glass of champagne. Okay, two glasses. Along with dark brown eyes and an accent that has her drooling. But come on, she’s forty-two for gosh-sake. 

Wait a minute, I resent that comment. A fifty-two-year-old woman or a sixty-two-year-old woman could have that same lapse. It has nothing to do with age and everything to do with chemistry (and alcohol).  It’s not only young women typically written about in romance novels who are sexual beings. 

So Meredith, enjoy being pinned against the wall by the force of the Scotsman’s hips and forget about the security camera recording the goodnight kiss in the hallway. Enjoy feeling young and beautiful and sexy and yes, healthy. Enjoy the moment because tomorrow emails will arrive, the phone will ring, and decisions will have to be made.   

God love her. It’ll only get worse.  

And that my writer friends, is one of the reasons we love what we do! We have the power of the pen, and we can make our characters' lives (temporarily) miserable, especially when they go rogue.
Show LessIf you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. Notes from Tabor Lane: Writing & Marketing Tweets from December 31
  2. Avoid These Writing Bloopers Great advice!
  3. Five Easy Ways to Write Better Fiction Very good!
  4. Get Your Novel Moving: Cure for Stagnant Openings: @Lindasclare RT @elizabethscraig
  5. Keeping the Ball Rolling: List of suggestions to help keep productivity up and words flowing. Excellent!
  6. Using Beats To Strengthen Characters And Setting: @rlbelliston RT @elizabethscraig
  7. How to Completely Captivate Your Readers by Melissa Tydell
  8. The Most Overused Words of 2012 My overused words are "fine" & "awesome." For 2013, I'm going to use different words
  9. Tips for satisfying story payoffs  RT @elizabethscraig
  10. Best Business Advice for Writers: November 2012 via @janefriedman
  11. A Definition of Author Platform via @JaneFriedman
  12. Keep Your New Year’s Resolution: Set up a Social, Search-optimized WordPress Blog … Today via @problogger
  13. This Year On Twitter: Most Retweeted Tweets, Anonymous Exposes Pedophiles, Buying Twitter Followers Interesting stats
  14. Tips to Secure your Blogger Blog from Hackers 
I’m always looking for great content to share. If you have a writing and/or marketing blog, or have a favorite that you visit often, please leave a link in the comment section. Thanks for stopping by.  

Happy writing & running, Kathy

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