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A Writing Process Blog Tour

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The fabulous and super talented Michelle Monkou tagged me in this writing process blog tour and as I do with all tag type things I froze but then realized we were not playing freeze tag so there you have it. I’m it… So RUN! No don’t run, sit a bit and read on about my process and how this writing thing works for me….Enjoy.

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What am I working on?

Right now the world is my oyster since Threads of Desire is now out and Bounce is too (psst the print version is soon to come).

But the thing about the world being your oyster and all means the possibilities are endless and oh boy pretty shiny thing over there. But no, I must focus and work on one project at a time (Well maybe two). This year I’ve got a fun romantic comedy brewing and I’m working on a sequel for BOUNCE so there is all sorts of sexy fun suburbia intrigue coming that way.

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How does my work differ from others of its genre?  I think the difference in my work, like what others have said before me, is voice. People say all the stories have been told and I don’t know, for the most part that may be true. But I do know the stories have not been told my way. It’s always fun for me to find a new author with an exciting and new voice and I hope that now some folks are getting that feeling in my works too.

Why do I write what I do? I’ve always been a dreamer, making up stories in my head. I’ve also always been a fan of romance and contemporary women’s fiction so writing in this genre was a natural fit.

How does your writing process work?

Can I just say it’s a mystery?

As for work? I don’t know how well it works. I’m always looking for ways to streamline it and write now I’m taking a fantastic Scrivener class given my Gwen Hernandez to help me get my many writing thoughts into a more organized contained place.

I’d like to get to the point that I wake, up sit at the keyboard and the words flow like spring rain and not my usual open laptop, sit and stare. Blink. Go to kitchen come back. Sit, stare some more, reach for the faraway word. Write a sentence. Stare at screen. Walk to kitchen again. Go back to computer. Turn away. Flip TV on then Off.  Check emails. Oh wait, Twitter! Look at clock an hour later panic then write a few hundred words. The character’s voices now too loud to be ignored a moment longer so I must write and quiet them down until the next day’s noise.

 

Yeah I’m thinking this process can be improved on dramatically. There are many stories to write and a smooth process will help it a bunch.

And now with me being it an all I have the fun job of tagging other writers so that they can share their processes with you. So I’m now tagging…

Synithia Williams: Synithia Williams has loved romance novels since reading her first one at the age of 13. It wasn’t until 2010 that she began to actively pursue her publishing dreams. Her first novel, You Can’t Plan Love was published in August 2012 by Crimson Romance. When she isn’t writing, this local government gal, works to improve air and water quality, while balancing the needs of her husband and two sons. www.SynithiaWilliams.com

Jeanine McAdam : : Jeanine McAdam is a writer of twenty-five romantic short stories, a few spicy anthologies and three cowboy books. Telling stories about imperfect people finding perfect love is her thing.  She’s currently writing about bull riders and the spunky urban women who love them in her Skirts and Spurs Trilogy.  www.JeanineMcAdam.com

Falguni Kothari: Born and bred in Mumbai, Falguni Kothari currently lives in New York with her family and an utterly spoiled dog. She’s the author of BOOTIE AND THE BEAST (April 2014 via Harlequin Mills and Boon,) IT’S YOUR MOVE, WORDFREAK! and SCRABBULOUS IMPRESSIONS, a short story.   www.FalguniKothari.com

All the best,

KMJ

Happy 6th Blogiversary to Me!

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Happy 6th Blogiversary to Me over here at ye old blog!

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I hope all who celebrated had a Very Merry Christmas. Mine was wonderful with family coming over and a fun time of food and festivities had by all. I want to thank each of you on your well wishes with the debut of BOUNCE. I’m so grateful to each person that commented here, on Facebook or on Twitter. It means so much to me. This has been quite a year, a total speed rollercoaster ride and honestly if I had my way I’d do a little re-wind bringing it back to September or October where my heart tells me the calendar should be set. But, alas it is what it as and I’m ever so grateful to be where I am today. Now a published author of 1,2… 3 books and a 4th on the way!

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Latest release!

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My mind can hardly get around it. But I know I have so many of you to thank for where I am now. Thank you.

Cheers from me and The Jackster and here’s to a fabulous 2014!

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All the best,

KMJ

 

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50 Shades of Sexy

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

I’m hopping for hump day. And by hopping I mean hopping over at my local chapter’s blog the fab RWA/NYC blog for the 50 Shades of Sexy Blog today. It’s a full month and then some of excerpts from our fabulous chapter members. And yay, I’m lucky enough to be up today. So head on over here and get a little glimpse into the world of SEDUCTION’S CANVAS.

 

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Have a great day!

All the best,

KMJ

Piercing!

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Happy Friday! Another week down. This one went really fast. I blinked and it was over. Was this just me?

I had a great birthday and hope to continue the celebration into a nice weekend and a fun Father’s Day with the DH. last night I finally opened up the Scrivener writing program I downloaded and am diving into that with my newest work. I’ve gotten down 470 new words with it and it only took me 4 hours to do it. I think this new program will be a tough one to learn but I’m determined… for now. Check back with me in a week to see if I have not run back to Word with my tail between my legs. Let’s hope this doesn’t end with my tears all over my keyboard.

But since there are no tears as of yet please join me today over at fellow Crimson author Vristen Pierce’s blog The Piercing Miss V with an excerpt of Seduction’s Canvas. Please stop on by and let me know what you think. Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend. Tell me, what cha got planned?

 

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All the best,

KMJ

Babbling about Seduction and Thanks!

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

I had the best day yesterday (thanks to everyone for all the well wishes here and on twitter and FB. It was amazing). I’m a little hung-over today from eating so much goodness last night. Sidebar: Calories do count on your birthday. Who knew? Today I’ll be trying my best to get my head back in gear in the real world and the writing life, but all I want to do is play with my fantastic birthday gift: My gorgeous new PEN camera (so new,  I still have packaging on)!

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I suspect for the rest of the summer I’ll be wandering around the city having my own Mika photography fantasies ala THROUGH THE LENS. This will be so much fun.

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But today it’s not all pretty pictures as I’m hanging over at Katie’s blog: Babbling About Books, and more talking Seduction’s Canvas and my favorite obsession Scandal! Please stop on by.

 

All the best,

KMJ

Reading is …. Fashionable!

Friday, June 7th, 2013

I sure can agree with that statement. Please join me where I’m interviewed by the fabulous Fifi Flowers over at her wonderful blog Reading is Fashionable. Yes, I’m talking Seduction’s Canvas and a little bit more. I think you’ll love this fun and fashionable new lit blog.  Happy Friday!

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All the best,

KMJ

A New Light

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Happy hump day! Thank so much for all the kind well wishes this week on the launch of Seduction’s Canvas. You all make me blush.

Today I’m guest editing over at Crimson Romance’s blog talking about seeing things in a new light. Please join me there and tell me what you’re looking at with fresh eyes.

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All the best,

KMJ

 

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Probe away!

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Good day peeps! Today I’m on the road and answering a few probing (yeah, I just wanted to say probing) questions over at the fabulous Kristina Knights blog. Head on over to Kristina’s get all up in my business plus read an excerpt from Seduction’s Canvas. Thanks!

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All the best,

KMJ

 

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And The Winners Are…

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

I want to thank everyone once again for hosting and for following me on my World Wide Blog tour.  I had such a good time and now I’m happy to announce the tour Amazon gift card winners from trusty Random number generator.

First, our tour host winner is Christy McKee from Christy McKee Writes for Women in The Sweet Spot of Life. Congratulations, Christy and thanks once again for hosting me and Through The Lens!

And now I’m so grateful to have had over a hundred comments on my tour, many of them from people who were kind enough to follow me from stop to stop reading the Through The lens excerpts. I can’t tell you how happy that made me. I hope that even if you did not win you’ll still pick up Through The Lens to see what happens with Mika and Alejandro. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

And now to the lucky winner… Congratulations to lucky 78! Lyra L7! Thanks for the fantastic comments Lyra. Your gift card is on the way!  This has been so much fun and I hope to see you all again with my next book: Seduction’s Canvas. Please look for Seduction’s Canvas at the end of May, just in time for Summer beach reading!

 

All the best,

KMJ

 

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Click, Click, Danger Ahead!

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

 

I want to say thank you to all of you who have been with me throughout my Through The Lens World Wide Internet Book Tour these past two weeks! It’s been such a thrill. Thank you to all my fine hosts also and I will be announcing the winners on my blog next week. Today I finish out the tour on at the fantastic Fantasy Powered By Love Blog. Is that not the coolest name? So hop on over there to read an excerpt and for another chance to win. Have a wonderful weekend. And remember… Fashion is Danger!


 

 

All the best,

KMJ