Showing posts from October, 2012

The Stress of Writing a Series

I'm writing a series. The SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers series. I'm working on the third book of the series now. BREAKING AWAY.  I wrote the first book BREAKING FREE three years ago while working two jobs and writing on the weekends. I submitted the book to several editors and moved on to  a book that had been tumbling through my mind for several years TIMELESS .  I grew as a writer with my Timeless story because it was so different than anything I'd ever tried to write before and my imagination had free rein.  It's a cross between a paranormal romantic suspense and a science fiction romantic suspense. Maybe I've created my own genre.  I've not run across anything similar to it. But I digress and that's a subject for another blog. There are joys to writing a series. You get to revisit the characters you've created over and over again. Or at least you do the way I'm writing mine. There's something comforting knowing your characters and what their liv

Breaking Through and Reviews

Breaking Through and Reviews  BREAKING THROUGH I've gotten some wonderful reviews for my current new release, but I'd love to have more----if anyone is so inclined. Reviews are wonderful feedback about the characters and how readers feel about the story. They help writers weed out the things they're doing wrong and encourage things we do right. So feel free to review the book on any site you purchased it from.  I thought I'd share a few snippets from the reviews I've gotten on Amazon. Cindy O said--- "This book packs a punch. There are so many emotional moments I cried at a few of them.' DeeJ said --- "Brett Weaver, is as alpha as they come. The heroine, Tess, is both spirited and tender, and the two together are perfect together." Ann said--- "Excellent story! 4.5 stars. This is why I love a good military-romance. Breaking Through was a very worthwhile read and a great way to spend my time lost i

BREAKING AWAY my Work In Progress

My friend Taryn Raye and I were playing tag  and I ended up being IT so the challenge is to do a short interview about my WIP (Work in Progress). Since everything you do while writing a new book helps you flesh out your characters, I accepted her challenge.  What is the working title of your book? BREAKING AWAY Where did the idea come from for the book? BREAKING AWAY is the third book of my SEAL TEAM Heartbreaker series. It’s Flash’s story. He’s missing in action at the end of the first story and throughout the second one. It’s time Flash’s story is told. What genre does your book fall under? My book is romantic suspense. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Steven Amell. He’s a Canadian Actor and has done some really strong stuff thus far on HBO. He’s rugged, masculine, built and a fine actor. I just saw him last night on his new show Arrow. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?      Navy SEAL is

The Look Writing Challenge-- Breaking Away

Earlier this week, I was challenged by my friend and fellow-author Dara Ames to participate in the "LOOK Challenge".  I'm always up for a writing challenge and I loved reading hers so I'm posting mine and challenging three of my fellow authors to do the same. Here's how it works: Find the LOOKs in your current work-in-progress. Choose your favorite 3 and post the paragraphs that contain them. Pick some of your favorite author-buddies to "tag" and invite them to participate, too! These three paragraphs are from the first chapter of the Third book of my SEAL TEAM Heartbreaker series. This book will be titled BREAKING AWAY.   1. Lieutenant Harold “Flash” Carney looked through the thermal scope of the MK-11 sniper rifle and sighted, one-by-one, the four tangos on the adjoining roof. Each sentry guarded a corner of the building making it damn hard for his guys to slip inside. With the suppressor on his rifle, he could take out two, may

Diane Strong is Running Strong

Diane Strong is a runner. And she's taken her hobby, obsession, pleasure, to a new level. She's incorporated it into her writing. After I read her short story The Run I had to read the rest. The experience was so intense I had to ask her to be on my blog. Welcome Diane please tell us about your experience as a writer.   I’ve always been a writer.   I have scrapbooks going back to kindergarten with poems and stories I had written.   I never considered myself a writer though.   When I was in college, I entered writing contests and won them.   But when they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, it was a horse trainer or a scientist or whatever.   Writing is something I have always done and always planned to do.   But I never considered myself a writer. I became a horse trainer, and a scientist.   They are both over-rated.   When I had to write my Thesis it about killed me.   The technical writing allows for absolutely NO creativity.   When I found out