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Just Write the Book with @MeganSlayer #iamwriting #finishing #novels #interruptions

I’m the kind of writer who has more than one book going at a time. I can’t read one book at at time. I don’t know why. I’ve always been the kid who had to have the tv on or music playing while I did my homework. I need noise and action to work. To some, that seems strange, but to others it doesn’t. I’m a noise kind of girl.

Just as much as I’m horrible with concentrating unless there’s chaos, I can’t seem to work on one book at a time. I said that, remember? I’ve got a story I should be working on right now. It’s not at the deadline yet, but it’s also stalled. The words are there, but they don’t want to come. Darn those words, right? The reason they won’t come is there’s another story playing in my head. I said I have more than one story going at a time. Seems like this shouldn’t be a big deal? This story, though, won’t let go. Despite my best intention to focus, this story won’t go away. I even tried to put that notebook aside and it did no good.

So I worked on it. I jotted down everything the characters are telling me. It’s a jumbled mess, but it’s there. I like having it down. Maybe the jumble and the chaos is what I need. Maybe this story, this diversion, isn’t a diversion per se and it’s what I should be working on next. I never know until the words spill out.

So that’s what I’m going to do. I’m putting the stalled book aside and working on the chatty one. I feel better about the decision already.

Speaking of finished books… here’s a preview of my latest book, Soft Marble:

Soft Marble 

Celestial Mates, Book 1

Contemporary, Paranormal

M/M, Anal Sex

Short Story

Evernight Publishing

 

One touch from his lover and this marble will come to life.

Kratos, God of power and strength, has been imprisoned in pure white marble for more than two centuries. His lover can break the spell—if only his lover would find him.

Andy Green knows his ancient artifacts. He spends his days restoring works of art. When the sculpture of Kratos enters his studio, he can’t hide his attraction. Will he be able to free the god or will forces beyond his control destroy everything he’s earned?

Available from Evernight Publishing!

From Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/soft-marble-by-megan-slayer/

From Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079KV1C88/

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/bWZ2EG

 

 

Sparkling New Year and a New Direction with @MeganSlayer

Normally when I start the year, one of the first things I do is make up a general plan for the year. What am I going to write? What’s talking? What’s the best use of my writing time for the year? Who am I going to write for? Seems like quite a few valid questions, right?

The thing is, this year is different than the last few. One of my cherished publishers has opted to close. They’re going about it a very professional way, but still…they’re closing. That means two of my series are in limbo…what do I do with them? I’m still deciding. Another publisher is allowing the writers to put the books into print. That’s great, but that’s a whole slew of cover art that isn’t ready… Makes my mind boggle.  Yet another publisher switched over to a new company. I’m thrilled. I like the change, but I’m not wild about change in general. I’d rather things stay the same. I know, I know. Life doesn’t work that way.

So that’s where I’m temporarily stuck and sorting out what I want to do. I’ll get there. Promise. I’ve got plenty of books in the pipeline for this year and the characters never take a day off.

So the new direction I mentioned in the title? That’s not kicking myself for not writing when I want and giving myself some wiggle room. If the story isn’t talking for a day, I’m not going to push it. If it’s talking a lot, I’ll have a notebook handy.

What are your plans for 2018? Did you make resolutions? Why? Why not? Let me know. Speaking of New Years…

Here’s a little bit about my latest release, Sparkling New Year!

Sparkling New Year by Megan Slayer 
Contemporary, Sweet Romance, New Adult
M/M interaction
From MLR Books
New year, new relationship?
Dating and Aydin Madison haven’t been good friends. He’s shy, bookish and would rather be with his set designs than most people. He knows his way around the theater, but his love life is non-existent. He knows whom he’d like to date–Brandon Kidd, the boy du jour of the art school. He’d love to rub Brandon the right way. It’s too bad Brandon doesn’t seem to know Aydin exists.
When freak circumstances throw these two together, they’ll have to decide if the sizzling connection is the key to their happy new year or just a fluke.

Get your copy here:

https://www.mlrbooks.com/Bookstore.php?bookid=MSSPRKNY

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B077K3VLFP/

Ducks in a Row with @MeganSlayer #timemanagement #writing #schedules

It’s funny. I like to think of myself as an organized person. That’s the plan anyway. I’m a mom, so that takes some of whole having a schedule out of the equation. But that doesn’t mean I’m not trying.

The little picture above is very much me right now. I think I’ve got things worked out and I’ve added all my tasks to Google calendar…then something goes off the rails. Yep. One of those ducks wanders right away and I have to find him.

Usually when this happens it’s because of a book/character that’s decided to talk to me. Hey, when inspiration strikes, you have to follow. But in this case, it was my own error. I thought I’d added my name to a list and had a recurring place on said list. There’s only one TEENSY problem. I didn’t check the list as thoroughly as I’d thought. Ugh. Yep. Stepped on toes. It’s a talent of mine. It wasn’t intentional. So what did I learn? Check what you’re doing. Don’t let life get out of hand all of the time. Sure, it will. That’s life, but a few checks here and there will do a body and a schedule good.

Oh and one of my characters did decide to talk. That’s how I roll.

Speaking of characters, I just had a book come out this Tuesday. In honor of baseball season starting and opening day…wherever it happens to be… I give you Great Catch. Available now wherever ebooks are sold. 🙂

Great Catch 

by Megan Slayer

Digital List Price: $0.99

ISBN: 9781370868971

Books2Read Universal Link: https://www.books2read.com/u/bzpwBz

Puppy love or a shot at forever…

Jake has loved Kyler since he realized he was gay. His best friend is the only person he wants to be with–but Kyler isn’t gay. Sure, they’ve experimented and everyone thinks they’re together, but Jake’s not sure. What’s he supposed to do? Hide his true feelings forever? Move on? Neither seems like the best plan.

Baseball brought them together, but will fear keep them from finding the love they deserve?

Search Terms: Sports Romance, Baseball Romance, Gay Romance, LGBT, Contemporary Erotic Romance, Romance, Contemporary, New Adult