Badurday March 6, 2010

Although I am a complete history nerd and always have been, I write mostly contemporary romance.  I have several reasons.  One is that I have issues with the way women were treated and held back from their dreams in times past (Yeah.  I know, I should mine those feelings for some kick butt story). The other major reason is pure laziness.  I don’t want the “Historical police” to come after me for using the wrong language for the time (although Sayde would probably say that I should go for it due to my distaste for contractions).  I have written one historical but have been told it’ll never sell because it is based in 1920.  I couldn’t help it. It was a story that had to be told.  But, I digress from the topic of my post.  AND I know you are all saying, this is all well and good, SFCatty, but get with it already.  Where’s the bad boy and why are you telling us all this crap? Ok.  Ok.  Have some patience, I’m telling you all this because you may be shocked at my choice of genre today.

There was a show on BBC America last summer (and season two will be on this summer) that was just a wonderful little six episode show. The name of it is Being Human.  The story is about a vampire named Mitchell, a werewolf named George and a ghost named Annie.   Mitchell is trying to quit his blood addiction cold turkey and George is fighting his werewolf tendencies.  They decide to move into a flat together to try to live as humanly as possible.  The flat they move into is haunted by Annie.  She was murdered there.  She’s thrilled that they can see her.  It is a fun premise.  The funniest part is that the vampire and the werewolf both work in a hospital.  Mitchell is dead sexy (pun intended) and tempted by all the blood in the hospital.  I highly recommend this and you can download it to your I-Pod from www.BBCamerica.com.

Mitchell is played by Aiden Turner.  A fine Irish lad. He was in an episode of The Tudors and he has a show coming on BBC called Desperate Romantics which I hope will be aired here as well.  Enjoy:

Sayde’s Cowboy Eye Candy Tidbit for Friday

Okay everyone, today’s the day I draw for our first contest winner! YAYYY, we’ve had a great week here and what better way then to end it with a free book.  Now, remember these books are from my library so they’re not brand new but I treat them all with love and affection. I will give the winner a choice between three books. But since this week our guest blogger was a historical romance writer those three books will all be historical romances.

 

Now on to my tidbit and Picture:

In 2007 this Oklahoma, red headed cowboy participated in the 4R performance Horses “8” Second Celebrity Slide event along with nine of the best bull riders and nine of the best reining horse trainers in the nation. This event drew a huge crowd and all proceeds were donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma. Cord McCoy is amazing! 

 And he's riding a WHITE horse!!

Okay so now to talk about writing. Yes I use these wonderful tidbits to develop my characters! But since this week seems to be more about queries and synopsis’s I’ll add my process to it. I write paragraph after paragraph that describes each of my characters and their relationship to the story. After a page or so, I go back and mix those paragraph’s into a couple and “BAM”, my query is done and I have left over material for my synopsis. 🙂

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