The Romance Reviews

The Romance Reviews

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pick Me Up Monday- A New Week Full of Promise

Happy Monday Peeps

Here we are with another week full of possibilities. This is a Rogan inspired pic. Getting me in the right frame of mind to delve into the mists of time. Back to ancient Pompeii, where my hero Rogan finds more trouble than he bargained for. All in a small curvy package called Sabine.

In March I will be leading my workshop into Fast Draft, and by the end of the month either they will hate or love me...I'm betting on hate lol! It will be a grueling pace where no matter what they must make a word count of 1000 or more words a day on their WIP. Ah, I can feel my ears already burning as I crack that whip. 

This will free me up to finish this darn book of Rogan's and get a good start of a few others which are waiting in the wings for some TLC. 

So with that, I'm off to write. Remember that whatever you do this week, small or big, strive for your dreams. We will talk again.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Pick Me Up Monday-Playing Catch Up Folks

Happy Monday Peeps!

This soothes the artist in me. Nothing is as inspiring as a fine toned body, male or female...though to be honest I have always preferred the male form. All those hard angles and sharp ridges are fun to sketch out on paper. Unfortunately, I never had such a wonderful specimen to work from in art class, lol!

I have been playing catch up and not much writing the past week. There are times when life throws you curve balls and all you can do is juggle them as best you can. Frankly I'm ready for some positive changes to come my way...and that may be just on the horizon for me. Time and patience will tell and I hope-fingers crossed-to have great news to share with you someday soon.

In other news...I have none lol! With the new week ahead of me I plan on spending as much time as I can writing. After all I have a book to finish and several more waiting in the wings. 

So I wish all of you a productive week and we will talk again. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Pick Me Up Monday-HMK Workshop and HMK Writing Retreat Scheduled

Happy Monday!
I find a crisp white shirt on a man so...yeah.

Shaking my head to get rid of my lecherous thoughts lol! 

I must say nothing kicks my muse into high gear quicker than spending time with other authors. Writing, and talking about the craft we love so much is the best, most productive time I could ever spend. Being a part of such a small community of local writers is much like having a supportive family. One I hold dear in my heart. Seeing them each month, touching base and finding what project they are working on is always such fun.

Saturday we met, wrote and laughed, wrote more and shared our work. Can't get any better than that! The energy in the room lifted up my own flagging spirits, recharging my muse and helped me to continue on with my works in progress. 

And I have news to share! 
On April 25th and 26th, HMK is having a writing retreat at Pahrump Winery. A beautiful little oasis in the middle of a desert with quaint cottages, a restaurant and of course, wonderful wine! Perfect for many of my fellow writers. Look for more information coming on HMK's facebook page and my own under Shannan Albright. 

Well back to work I go, talk to you next week.