Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thirty Four And A Half Hours

Until... VACATION!! Woooooo hoooooooo!!!

I know, I really should learn to express my emotions, you may be vaguely aware of my elevated mood...

The one thing that I did not expect so intensely was my desire to get the heck out of dodge. I expected to be very happy, and to be impatient, with a side of short-timer's disease, but I truly did not expect the overwhelming urge to be anywhere but here for a week prior.

I am guessing I really need this vacation.

I have a few hopeful expectations for it, as well. I'm looking for writing inspiration on this trip, as well as relaxation, a renewed connection with the Latin Lover, and a refreshed attitude to bring home with me. And if I can lose 5 pounds while eating whatever I want, that would be a nice touch. I don't ask for much really, I'm pretty low maintenance.

I am ready to start getting my Romantic Suspense novel on paper now, but I am still wrestling with the whole pseudonym issue. Anyone with 2 cents, or even 1 cent for that matter, please feel free to advise!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

To Pseudonym Or Not To Pseudonym

I've run across a new problem... I have multi-genre story ideas. It makes me feel a little ADHD to tell you the truth. I've been reading that once you develop a platform for your writing, readers can feel confused or betrayed if you jump from one genre to another, but I have inside me an idea for a Romantic Suspense novel... AND a YA Dystopian... AND a Thriller...

I have very eclectic reading tastes (I read anything I can get my hands on), and so I trend toward very eclectic writing. Will my future readers be able to cope? I have thought that I should at least use a pseudonym to separate the romance from the rest, but is that really necessary?

As readers and writers, what do you think?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Prolific Promise

I have had a quiet March, but it looks like April will be quite the opposite! I have entered a challenge issued by Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out, called the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. I'm pretty stoked about this as it will keep me working all month on my blog.

I have been underground writing out my new story ideas and doing character development, but I have a hard time balancing blog time, writing time, and reading time along with the rest of my life activities. Especially when I have a mini vacation coming up the 18th through the 21st, the first real vacation the Latin Lover and I have taken without our kids in 10 YEARS... no kidding. I am so looking forward to this trip, I think my brain went on vacation last Thursday and it's just waiting for us to catch up.

What do you do to keep it going? How are you able to blog regularly and keep up with the rest of your writings, and life events?