Michelle Rowen

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I’m on the Fictionistas blog today for an interview with author Gwen Hayes and I’m giving away a signed copy of Stakes & Stilettos! Check it out

I finished the read-through of Reign Check yesterday and must say that I’ve learned something very important about my creative process, and it is this:

If, while I’m writing the first draft, a book seems brilliant and fabulous, it probably isn’t and will need tons of revisions. Whereas, if the first draft is a slog and every page seems a chore, the first draft will be really good.

I swear, the first half of this book wrote itself and was so much fun. The second half was tiring, draining and painful. Therefore, the second half is good and the first half needs mucho worko.

Why? Because I think writing character angst and internal monologues are more fun to write than to read. And action and danger are more fun to read than write. It’s a theory.

Luckily I know where I went wrong and how to fix it. However, this means Mr. Laptop is coming with me to Orlando next week.

Which brings me to my next subject…

I’m going to be in Orlando next week!! Woo hoo!

That’s all I have to say about that right now.

Inspiration this week…. an oldie but a goody… Josh Holloway has been the inspiration for two of my heroes (Rogan in Countdown and Jacob in Hot Spell, my Harlequin Blaze, out in November). And he’s also the inspiration for the bad guy in Reign Check. Multi-purpose hotness!

2 comments to “TGIF”

  1. Leah Braemel
     · April 17th, 2009 at 9:18 pm · Link

    I like your theory about slog means better writing. I only wish it applied to me, LOL.

    And Oooh, thanks for introducing me to the new hottie. I already have a character in mind for him.

  2. Kris Eton
     · April 17th, 2009 at 9:54 pm · Link

    Oh, Josh Holloway! He’s not just YOUR inspiration…he was mine for my contemp erotic romance, The Opal Hunter. Sigh…Josh does good scruff.

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