Wasting good writing time: a day in the life of a distracted erotic romance writer.
Hi blog readers, Ginny Glass here. Thanks to Leah for inviting me here to guest blog on her snazzy site! I know you folks are expecting a big promo of my current Carina Press release Coin Operated (obligatory buy link! – www.carinapress.com) or for me to chat about the next installment in the Dirty laundry series, Talk Dirty To Me, co-written with Inez Kelley (obligatory awesome friend and co-writer website link! www.inezkelley.com )
Sorry to disappoint. Just to satisfy a few questions that I received via twitter yesterday:
Inez: No, I have never “done it” on a washing machine. When I do, you will be the third to know.
Yvette: I like liquid laundry detergent and I LOVE any fabric softener that I can smell later in the day, still in my clothes!
Today I’m talking about what I do when I’m AVOIDING writing – all those websites and little things that distract me from sitting down in front of the laptop and churning out my daily pages. We all have them, don’t be afraid to admit it!
Here are a few of my favorites.
Pandora: Internet radio customizable by your very own tastes in artists, music style or song type! Endlessly amusing. www.pandoraradio.com (Leah here–unfortunately Pandora is only available to those in the US. The rest of us, well, I use iTunes Radio feature–lately I’ve been hooked on Cinemix which is found in the Classical section, but it’s really a constant mix of movie soundtracks.)
Twitter: Find me at twitter.com/ginnyglass – I love fun hashtags and finding new friends to follow.
Wikipedia: Almost limitless possibilities for research as well as a great way to kill time filling your “back burner story ideas” folder! I love Wikipedia for little-known works of literature summaries and obscure historical events. www.wiki.com
Engrish!: A mis-translated Other-languages-to-English website, full of funnies! www.engrish.com
Ebay: Self explanatory. You know you do this too. My current ebay obsessions: vintage kitchenware, vintage cast iron (in search of the perfect 13 inch skillet!), books, shirtdresses and sunglasses!
What are some of your favorite time killers?
(Leah here, adding a few links/notes of my own: Ginny Glass’s website (not a timewaster), Ginny’s Facebook page (um, okay personally I consider Facebook a timewaster, but, um, not Ginny’s page?) Don’t forget Ginny’s blog, oh, and just for good measure Ginny’s bio:
Ginny Glass writes wicked smart, rocket-hot, melt-your-heart, zap-your-undies fiction. She’s a 28-year-old snarky brunette who likes thunderstorms, junk shops, Ovaltine and writing author’s biographies for herself (kidding – these things are horridly difficult to write.)
Why romance? Who knows. Ginny once got Fabio’s “Pirate” confiscated by a teacher in middle school, and it’s been debauchery and a slow downward moral slide from there. Not because Ginny was reading a dirty book, but because she only read it halfway through and KNEW she could write something better.
Ginny currently lives in the desert and has high hopes that she will someday develop superpowers. You can write to Ginny to ask questions, complain about all the snark in this website, discuss the miracle of cuisine that is Captain Crunch French Toast (yes, all one food!) or just generally say anything via the “contact” tab to your left.
and since Ginny won’t promote it herself, here’s a peek into Ginny’s book Coin Operated:
Elijah Elliot and Beatrix London’s fledgling ad agency is under siege. Not from outside competition but by Eli and Bea’s unspoken lust for each other. As their unsatisfied cravings to dominate and submit bloom into vivid daydreams, the office becomes a minefield of frustrated needs and dangerous desires. Now something’s gotta give or their partnership is going to self-destruct.
When Bea unveils a racy new light bondage ad campaign for their key client, she pushes Eli to cross the line he’s drawn between them—the one that keeps him from doing all the hot, sinful things she imagines he’s capable of…
AND finally, you can download the first chapter of Ginny’s Coin Operated here. (probably best if you right click on the link since it’s a PDF file)
Now, tell us, what are your favorite time wasters? (no, I will not accept “reading Leah’s blog”!!!) Tell me in the comments, and I’ll give away a copy of Ginny’s Coin Operated to one lucky commenter. This time, you’ve only got 36 hours to get your comments in. Winner will be announced Saturday at noon! (That’s eastern time, folks)
**Edited**The Winner has been chosen — Elaing8, email me at contest @leahbraemel DOT com (without the spaces) with your choice of ePub or PDF and I’ll forward your copy of Ginny’s Coin Operated. For everyone else, thanks for taking the time to pop over and comment, and if you’re arriving after the contest has closed, you’re still free to leave comments…Ginny will be happy to get them!