Selah March

July 7, 2007

Heart of a Slacker, Soul of a Sloth.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Selah March @ 6:50 pm

So I signed up to do Alison Kent’s “Seventy Days of Sweat” writing challenge. Read about it here.

I need motivation like this. Someone — or something — to beat me about the head and shoulders so I don’t end up writing the last three chapters of both my summer projects five days before their respective due dates.

This is what I’m working on:

First one:
1) Title: Seven Year Ache
2) Hero Name/Occupation: Jamie Crosby/dude ranch owner.
3) Hero Name/Occupation: Rafe McCaffrey/failed country music singer/ranch hand. Yes, this novella has two heroes and no heroine. You do the math. 😉
4) Setting: ranch outside Kalispell, Montana.
5) Length: 5K words down, 25-35K words to go.

Second one:
1) Working Title: Cinderella Blue
2) Hero Name/Occupation: Ty Samuel/casino owner
3) Heroine Name/Occupation: Joni Pruitt/writer
4) Setting: small town in Nevada
5) Length: 25-35K

It’s too easy for me to spend the dewy hours of early morning puttering among my petunias, and the humid hours of early afternoon napping in the air-conditioned confines of my king-sized bed. But no more! Two thousand words a day or bust (which will give me time and room to work on the novel-length project I keep avoiding by taking on shorter projects). And anyone who wants to can come around and slap me silly if I give in to my baser nature and fall behind. I’m sick of not having enough time to do a final proofread, much less a decent revision pass. It’s stupid, unprofessional, and morally wrong. My editor and readers deserve better. Hell, the stories themselves deserve better.

Besides, there’s prizes. We LIKE prizes. – Romance of Dubious Virtue


  1. Two heroes and a “7 year ache” ?

    Yeah …. I think I get the picture.


    Comment by MERLIN — July 10, 2007 @ 6:25 am | Reply

  2. That’s because you’re smarter than the average bear. 😉

    Comment by Selah March — July 10, 2007 @ 4:59 pm | Reply

  3. I finished “Her Black Little Heart” last night (missed out the sex scenes obviously as I don’t go in for that kind of thing).

    Very good – short but sweet (like my favourite women).

    Will download the other one as soon as I get a spare minute in work.



    Comment by MERLIN — July 11, 2007 @ 3:57 am | Reply

  4. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I take that as high praise from a Yorkshireman.

    But if you customarily miss out the sex scenes, I fear you may miss out a good deal of the next story. 😉

    Comment by Selah March — July 12, 2007 @ 9:30 pm | Reply

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