>Yeah, I Know….But I’ve Got a Good Excuse

>Ok, it’s been two weeks thereabouts since my last post, but I’ve got a great excuse. You know how the whole world can just pick up and walk away from you when you’re busy? Well, that’s my excuse, the world just disappeared because I’ve finally hit my stride with the damn book. It’s been a torturous four months (well actually 3.5 since the holidays basically cut my writing time to zip).

It’s been so bloody awful that I would get sick to my stomach just looking at the computer. Guilt stricken, terrified and plain out disgusted with myself because the book wasn’t going like gangbusters. I’m so used to writing fast, and rolling out a decent, complete first draft. This book is more than a decent first draft, but it is like pulling teeth from a lion. A nasty, snarling, BIG lion.

But at least I know what I’m doing now. The characters have FINALLY opened up. I don’t know, but there’s something about the new year that just seemed to do it for me. So, I’ll be here as time permits, and I’ll still be posting weekly over at the The Gabwagon (click on the link upper right), but I’m on a roll, and until I hit the wall, I’ve gone writing!

Monica

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About Monica Burns

A bestselling author of erotic romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.

3 thoughts on “>Yeah, I Know….But I’ve Got a Good Excuse

  1. >Someone??? Oh my…maybe she didn’t read to far, or if she did, it’s quite possible she didn’t understand it. I know Baby LOVES Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie song (so does Mom), but Baby doesn’t realize that the song is about a guy and girl talking about getting it on with each other. The lyrics are SO obvious. However, since we talk sex openly and honestly in our house, I’m not too worried that Baby is going to be traumatized by the song or others like it.

    You know it really might have been your husband if he accidentally flipped to one of the more interesting pages and just got hooked in the activity. My DH’s boss loves my books. LOL
    Mon

  2. >Sometimes writing can be like pulling teeth from a big lion. I’ve been less writing and less on the boards/blogs for a couple of months now, but like you, the new year has brought renewed vigor. Plus I need to finish something before I start the masters in March.

    By the way, someone in my household was reading Forbidden Pleasures. I can’t remember if I told you that. The probable suspects are dh (which I doubt, because he hates to read fiction) or my 11 year old daughter, who’s admittedly becomiing hormonal. All I can say is I wished I read more romance when I was younger. LOL.