More Writing and… Brock


It’s 7:10 on a Sunday evening and I’ve written about 4000 words so far for the “real” holiday novella that will go into the box set. That also includes doing some self-editing on the other novella that was originally meant for the box set but will be released on its own next month.

Self-editing involves listening to the story being read via VoiceDream app while I’m washing dishes. Every time I catch a typo, a pause that shouldn’t be there because I may have typed an errant period in between two words, or a mispronunciation, I stop what I’m doing and go to my screen to see what it was and correct it. It makes for a long-assed dishwashing session but I get the typos corrected nonetheless.

The “real” holiday story I’m writing is set in California this time. Closer to home and places I know and love. It has two completely new characters going to one of my favorite places in the world, Nevada City. The hero even looks like this:

That’s because I realized that all my heroes in most of my books look the same – dark haired, blue eyed, good guy types whom one of my author friends described as a “beta” kind of guy versus an “alpa” – and I figured I needed to shake things up.

So I asked myself, what kind of guy have I yet to write about simply because I have never met anyone like him in my life to get an idea what he’d be like on paper? Like, he’d be so surreal I haven’t even daydreamed about him because he’d be like a walking Nordic god and there is nothing that we have in common and therefore there is really nothing I can really write about him as a character.

Then I remembered it’s all make-believe.

And that’s how Brock O’Hurn popped up in my head and that was that.

Guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens. Wish me luck!



Published by Liz

Romance me writes stories with happy endings while my naughty pen writes the naughty ones. I also accidentally step on Legos daily while balancing my cup of tea and biscuits.

7 thoughts on “More Writing and… Brock

    1. I wish I knew, too. But maybe she meant I have ‘beta’ heroes who are really alphas or something. I just write them as they come. Now I’m outlining an erotic novella when I should be writing the Brock-inspired clean romance story! I need intervention! This outlining thing is going crazy lol

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      1. Don’t worry. That ship ran out of steam and is dead in the water. I have no desire to finish it like most of my outlines. Once outlined, I have no interest to write it. I’ll say good bye to my buy-in to the set. I’m tired lol

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      2. I still have 2 weeks but I have to let them know soon so they can remove my name from the set graphics. Maybe today’s just one of those days but honestly, I can try to imagine the best looking guy out there to be whatever but if the heart’s not in it, it just doesn’t work. So I ended up writing for my erotic romance pen instead, albeit guiltily LOL

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      3. I like that you never get completely hamstrung. Even when dealing with the hated IEP, yes, we who have to work from them hate them just as much. So much can’t be quantified.


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