Friday, April 8, 2011

harlequin hearts

I don’t remember the first time that I went on the eHarlequin site but I’ve been buying books from their lines for a long time. I just check back every once in a while to check if they have new books. For me, I think that along with New York Times Bestseller list dreaming I’ve always wanted a book contract with Harlequin. It’s like the Chanel bag of romance writing or the A-list party.
For the update on writing, I haven’t been working on anything other than Deflowering Lily but even that is going slow. I’m also a university student who won’t be getting any breaks between exam time and summer courses. But only a week at most before summer school and two weeks between summer school and September courses. Ah, but I remember in 2007 when I finished that manuscript Man of my Incubus Dreams. For the last couple of years I have been trying to edit that work...but it hasn’t been working out. For NaNoWriMo, the whole just finishing concept made me go off in random ways for the book and I don’t know if I can plot my way out of that one.
Next week is the deadline to apply for the Creative Writing program at my university. I am going to go for it with my manuscript by Monday and then forget about it. They don’t have genre fiction workshops and I love writing romance so...other than my poetry I don’t think they will want to help me out with my writing.
I’m still going on eHarlequin site even though I only ever see an interracial/multicultural book with a mixed pairing ever so often. It’s so funny how most mainstream books are for white audiences and then when it comes to African-American books I can’t relate to them either. I write in the middle for my Toronto-ish mixed population.
I’m aiming for at least another thousand words by the end of this weekend and then I might even drop some more word count for Ms. Host. For me, I wrote even without thinking of book  contracts but I think if I ever saw my name and book in Indigo I’d probably pass out and/or dance in the middle of the bookstore. I think both.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

that's not my name

Self made cover -- Not official cover.
Ever since I’ve been in school people have been spelling my name wrong—always Keisha instead of Keshia. After years of wanting to be a writer, I think that I should put my name in print as it is just to get back at those people who renamed me. LOL! Nah, I’ve always wanted to see myself in print.
Now my goal for this year is to get Deflowering Lily published and in print as is. I want to share my latest creation with you all and write a lot of free short stories and make reviews of stories along the way.
Welcome to my writing play house.

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