Asrai Devin- the Maven of Mischief

Putting the fun back in dysfunctional.

Tag Archives: Smashwords

FML: Too much to do


Damn it.

For readers who want more hockey- you are in luck. My brain figured out the next novel. I know it’s YA for everyone. because I get the feeling i”m going to love this one. (I know I say that EVERY TIME).

but at the same time, I have all these other awesome ideas I want to write.

I had this fairytale romance I started writing. It derailed, but I love the idea. The heroine is the daughter of a high ranking noble, set to marry a Prince, whom she’s never met, when she meets his illegitimate half-brother. I’m not sure where it derailed. This was a lesson I did with Holly Lisle‘s How to Think Sideways, I’ll have to pull out my notes and work through it. I love the idea.

I am mostly finished a May-December romance. And now the new hockey novel wants to run that way as well. I’ll try to resist.

I noticed that one thing I love to write about is a rekindled romance from the teenager years.  Maybe I never got over the boys I loved as a teenager. (Also, despite  wishing to write erotica, this last romance I wrote has ONE sex scene and it doesn’t even need to be in the book. I am writing less sex!!)

Back to the May-December, I-loved-you-since-I-was-a-teen that is not quite finished. When I write a novel I do the first draft and then I plot it out and look for holes. I think there may be holes, but now that I wrote the HEA my muse is washing her hands of the project.

I was going to force it a bit more, but I think I shall leave it sit for a few weeks, and I’ll go onto HOCKEY.

While I was looking up hot redheads, I stumbled on some gorgeous pictures of Eddie Redmayne. He’s taken up permanent residence my brain people. I’m sorry that you are tired of hearing about him, I am not tired of thinking about him.

I was trying to work his image into a story, and then my brain managed to morph it into a hockey novel. While you are waiting for that to get onto paper, I am going to release a new Corey Porter story. I forgot about this until I was cleaning up some files. I’ll hopefully run it through the editor and get it out shortly. I think you’ll be surprised. Like Where the Path Leads, it will be free on Smashwords. deets later.

There are a few other projects I’ve abandoned over the last few months, maybe years, that I’d like to see finished. Somedays I wish my brain had an off switch, or I had a nanny. If I had a nanny maybe I could get all this shit done.

Let me know what is up in your life.


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The state of the world

Well, I am still busy catching up on my RSS reader backlog. Under 400 now. Not a lot to report.

The Damn Fine Words writing contest is open again. You have until Sept 3rd to submit your entry. This time they highlighted this is geared towards business owners who need to write better for their business. I might throw my hat in. I haven’t decided.

I am still waiting for Love Can’t Wait to show up on B&N. Come on Smashwords.

Problogger had a series recently on niche blogging. And it brought it up in my mind again. I love the idea, but I find it hard to tie myself down. What do I chose? They had 3 suggestions video gaming (love, but I don’t have the money to spend buying a new game every week, nor the time to play a new game every week so I could review it. Maybe I could just have a Bioware focused blog?), pets (nope, I can’t wait til I have no pets) and weight loss (I’m underweight from nursing but I eat like shit so I could go that direction).

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Interspiration #5122012

It was an okay week. Hubby worked a ton, which we needed. Got my first ever Smashwords payment (that may have been last week). Did a ton of work with How to Think Sideways course from Holly Lisle. Castle was AWSOME!! Hubby got dizzy with  benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, and which really has no treatment, but this weird thing called the Epley maneuver, which has a high success rate.

And I painted the wall behind the computer desk olive brown. Looks awesome, except for the white showing through the bits I missed, it’s a textured wall. Pictures later. Eventually.

Hope everyone had a good week. Sorry to everyone who had awesome posts that I couldn’t include or missed.

Things you must know: how to make fruity cocktails.

Good music for good cars? (at least the selling aspect) via @_FabioBueno_

Celebrate your artistic voice. via @ColeenPatrick

Summer TV is not just reruns anymore. Some higlights for your summer viewing. via @SSchroeder_

Don’t let your ego destroy your writing via @goinswriter

What is the experience that your creative genius is giving people? That’s your real business.

Guilty Pleasures: 1Bruce1

Best mentor ever? You be the judge. At least there’s a moral at the end of the story.

Finding self-compassion from positive parenting @fbpptb

There will always be an idea that looks better than the one you are working on. via @the99percent

Ready to make it big? via the receiving project.

Take environmental lessons from bad kitties. via@myplasticfreelife

Make a cotton tea bag.

Season finale that disappoints.

8 steps for an emotionally healthy family.

It must be a blog post if it’s posted on a blog. I want to whine about blogging way more than this post does.

Okay, I Got Nuthin

Revising to make old stories new.

What hasn’t Sears sold over the years? Addiction cures, and early “powered” butter churns. via @kbowenwriter

It is okay to leave stuff out. Sometimes it’s even better. via @JaneFriedman

8 reasons not to quit social media when you are burned out.

Major editing is like renovating. via @xandrajames

All in favor of this motion tweet #aye. Put Joss Whedon in charge of all entertainment. from @andrewmocete

How do you know when to give your children that next step of independence? @SSchroeder_

25 fresh blogging tips for everybody.

7 ways to gain more confidence in your creative work.

Making money via creative magic from @abccreativity

Body image myths and loving your body. via@AugstMcLaughlin

Yes, but mine already has sparkles. with a plan to save publishing.

Finding time for author blogging via @PassiveVoiceblg including a helpful video on how to use google reader.

I know from swapping crits with @LaraValentine1 this book is hot. i needed a cold shower.

Home made mod-podge.

A motivational thank you from @DanielleLaPorte reminders in here.

Rich people suck

$1000 kitchen reno. Labeled unbelievable, but we did our kitchen for a few hundred at our previous house.

When should you trust your gut?

darn you @elizabethscraig and your Twitterific links for the week. I have 10 windows open. 10!!

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