Sunday, October 11, 2009

Writing Helps

Writing has long been therapy for me over the years. It's something I've always turned to when I need to heal, or want to lose myself for a while. That's probably why there are some years when I hardly write at all, because all in life is good. Lately I've been a writing demon and have almost finished my first novella. I have about 3 thousand words to go to complete a 12,000 word manuscript. Not sure who I'll submit it to but I have a couple publishers in mind.

The one thing I'm finding I like about writing a shorter romance is that the events in the story line happen a lot faster. I thought I would find it difficult to do, since my usual manuscripts are 50,000 words and more. However, it's turning out to be easier than I thought. Making the hero and heroine have a history with each other helps.

Now I have to come up with the title. I had something really sexy and explicit in mind but I'm not so sure about it. I'm tossing around the idea of having a contest where readers can decide on the name. You'll be first to know when I decide what I want to do:)

Have a happy week my friends!

7 comments:

jennifer said...

we would love to help :)

Nancy Bristow said...

Hey Debbie...I also believe in writing as a therapeutic tool...a way to keep myself brutally honest after time has passed.

Would be happy to submit suggestions for a title if anything brilliant comes to mind:) ~Nancy

Tory Richards said...
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Tory Richards said...

You might get your wish Jennifer:)

Tory Richards said...

Come on Nancy, you mean you can't come up with something steamy? I bet you have an idea or two in your head. One title I thought of was...Sixty-nine Me but I think it might be too explicit:)

jennifer said...

what about to avoid heartburn(or heartbreak)eat slowly

Tory Richards said...

LOL...that has potential!