Bad Boy or Good Guy Love? #awritersfebruaryromance

I’ve recently joined an Instagram challenge called #awritersfebruaryromance and what I like about it is that it’s geared toward authors. Most of the ones I’ve seen are usually for readers and so when I spotted this one two days late, I jumped right in. Today, the challenge was Bad Boy or Good Guy Love? BasedContinue reading “Bad Boy or Good Guy Love? #awritersfebruaryromance”

Bring It On, 2019!

It’s the 7th of January and although I’m running a bit behind on my resolutions, er, goals, it’s okay. It’s still January. I’ve got a lot planned on my plate for 2019 and whether or not I get to check them off one by one remains to be seen. But what matters is that IContinue reading “Bring It On, 2019!”

One More Day

… and Friends with Benefits will be live! And from what I’ve heard from my ARC readers, they are loving it! Campbell has become the favorite right after Dax (sorry, but Dax, I guess is always first for many readers and I can’t blame them). It’s also really steamy… Here’s an excerpt: We stumble ontoContinue reading “One More Day”

Weekly Update #amwriting

I took this photo during my first trip to the Frick Collection in New York’s Upper West Side three years ago this week. It was from a free paper I picked up along the way and I still have it three years later. Sometimes I see the photo posted on other people’s social media feedsContinue reading “Weekly Update #amwriting”

Tuesday Word Count

I wanted to write this last night but my mind was done after writing 3,133 words. Yup, 3,133 words for a total word count last night of 16k and change. More words! — Liz Durano 📚 (@Lizdurano) August 7, 2018 Today, I added more words for a total of 18,276. That leaves me withContinue reading “Tuesday Word Count”

Happy Endings

There are rumblings on social media over what romance really is as a genre. Some state that all you need is a glimmer of hope for a story to be labeled a romance like, let’s say, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes or The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks*. Therefore, a Happily-Ever-After (HEA) or a Happy-For-NowContinue reading “Happy Endings”

Sunday Word Count #excerpt

I got to 680 before everyone woke up and it’s time to get off the computer and step outside for a while. That’s 11109 words into my holiday novella and so far, I think I may have found my groove. Caitlin and Campbell seem to be cruising right along and I couldn’t be happier. I’mContinue reading “Sunday Word Count #excerpt”

Authorly Distractions: Pinterest

Here we go again. I’m stuck. Again. Yup, it’s that same WIP again. Sawyer’s story that was supposed to be filled with so much angst and heartache. Apparently, subconscious writer-me isn’t exactly down with that and so Naughty Pen has been getting all the words instead. For Sawyer, I haven’t written a thing beyond theContinue reading “Authorly Distractions: Pinterest”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s Valentine’s Day and here I am, enthralled with this young ice skating couple representing France, Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres. They’ll be competing in the Olympics with this routine (if they haven’t already done so) and I wish them all the very best. They’re simply pure poetry on the ice and with the wayContinue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

Well, I Did Ask… A Very Informal and Unscientific (and Last Minute) Survey of My Mailing List

Last week, I set up a survey in my last email. It was very last-minute and so very unscientific but it was an interesting glimpse into the people who comprise my 8,000-subscriber mailing list. The questions are also NOT in any particular order because I didn’t realize you couldn’t change the order until after IContinue reading “Well, I Did Ask… A Very Informal and Unscientific (and Last Minute) Survey of My Mailing List”