Friday, August 14, 2009

I'm Done!!!!

Ok, I gotta share~Velvet Haven is revised and the book has been sent off to my editor!!! Oh, hell yeah!!!!!

I don't mind sharing with you guys that this revision was BIG. Like tear my hair out big. I love Bran. I really do, but he just wouldn't talk to me. I had such a hard time getting into his head, and with Suriel...he just wanted to take over. The only scenes that were really shining we're the verbal sparring scenes between Bran and Suriel. So, I had to go back and rework, rethink, and pull Bran by his long hair and give him hell till he started yapping.

And he did. And he's beautiful and sexy and now I love him. Of course, I'm talking like he's real. But when you're a writer, the person in your head, speaking to you, IS lifelike. They do become real to you and you get attached and pissed off when they won't do what you want them to do.

Bran has been the ONLY hero I've ever written that wouldn't talk to me. I mean, even Wallingford spewed his guts and disassembled brilliantly. Bran? No way.

In the end, I wrestled with him and won. I've just come back from the cool little coffee house we have here in cowville, and heard this song on the radio. It made me smile, and I imagined Bran singing it, while thinking of me!

Enjoy! There's some language so you might want to be careful where you're at.
This will get you smiling for the start of your weekened, especially when you see the poor dweeb in the red T-shirt...
Do we REALLY do this to guys????

Puddle of Mudd-She Hates Me.

YIPPEE, I'm done!


  1. *CHEERING* YAY!! Sophie! I'm so happy for you!

    I KNOW THAT SONG!!!! You know, I LOVE Puddle Of Mudd's song "Blurry". Have you ever heard it? Ugh, the singer has such a sexy voice....prrrr....

    Sorry Bran was being a very naughty boy, but I'm sure in the end in will all be worth it ;)

    Speaking of a coffee house...sounds like a good idea. The hubby and I were supposed to go to the beach but he ended up getting a ticket for an expired car inspection, lol. Needless to say, he's in a mood :P

    Have a great weekend. Enjoy the relaxation, you deserve it ((hugs))

  2. Oh and you know what other song rocks???? Lips of an Angel by Hinder. OMG, I love that guy's voice!!!!!! LOL, you have me on a roll now...

  3. Oh, I LOVE Hinder! And everything by Puddle of Mudd. I actually have a quite a few of their songs on my playlist. I especially listened to Control for guess what book....Sinful! lol!

    I have very elective taste when it comes to music.

    Oh, another band to check out is Theory of A Deadman...good Canadian boys! lol!

    Oh, and I'm totally loving Addicted by Saving Able, but the video is really raunchy. Eeek!

    Hope you're able to coax hubby out of his mood! I know you can.....

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  5. WOOT! That is wonderful news Sophie. :) I am so excited to read Bran's story, I already have this one on pre-order with a couple of others that are coming out in the new year.

    I just know his story is going to be awesome. I've read the snippet you have provided about 3 times. lol

    You deserve to celebrate and I hope you have a wonderful restful weekend. I don't know about your neck of the woods but it is frightfully hot here...


  6. Lea, it's disgusting here. We're right on the lake, so with all that extra moisture it's soooo damn humid. I've hidden in the house all week, probably longer. My hubby who is a sun worshipper is out soaking up. Stupid!

    Hey, you behave yourself this weekend.

  7. Sophie!! WOOT!!! Congrats girl! That's awesome news.

    Oh Bran! What a bad, bad boy to give you hell like that. But it sounds like you tortured him sufficently as pay back. lol!!! I can't wait to meet this naughty boy. ;)

    Have a fabulous weekend, girl!

    ;) VFG

  8. LOL that song was hilarious and congrats on finishing the edits! I knew you could show Bran who was the boss :) I was excited to read this before, and with every little tidbit that you gift us with it makes me more and more excited for it's release. Only problem with learning about a book you want to read so early is that the wait is that much longer :(

  9. Congrats Sophie! I can't wait to read this. I stand by my earlier comment this IS the hands down sexy book cover I've seen all year. Truly drool worthy and I can't wait discover whats between the pages.



  10. Congrats :)
    Great news. The book sounds so good, and well Bran is hot, no questions asked.

  11. Ah, thanks, guys! You sure do know how to make a writer smile!

    Now that deadlines are over, I'm looking forward to updating my site, getting some Annwyn content up there, and hopefully an excerpt, or two!

  12. I am a little late to the party, but better late than never!
    Sophie... CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!! **happy dance for you**Clapping**yayayayayay**
    I am sure that the quote "payback is a b*tch" would be fitting for Bran.. but I am sure you both would enjoy the payback!! LOL!!! I am glad that you are satisfied with your book!! That is what matters the most! I am so happy... and very excited to be waiting for the book to come out!! Can not wait to have that hard to handle, hottness of a man in my hands to read!!!! And of course stroke the cover a couple of times, lol!!!
    Sophie, I hope you have a wonderful week and get some much needed *you* time!!!

  13. I'm a litle late posting here but wanted to say "Congratulations".I'm really looking forward to reading this.. and so glad that Bran started to talk to you again:).

    Hope you're finding time to relax, Will listen to Puddle of Mudd later when the kids have gone to bed:)

  14. Hi everyone! Thanks for coming by to cheer me on. VH was a NIGHTMARE to write. My editor assures me it's because it's the first book and I'm setting up not only the romance but the world as well. Seh says the other books won't be like this. And I'm just happy she's saying 'other books' if you know what I mean.

    So, speaking of....that'll be another post. Sophie and Charlotte are currently in creative mode, brainstorming new proposals. This is my fav part, learing about new characters and their stories.

    Thanks again for visiting!

  15. Congrats on finishing your book and sending it to your editor.

    LOL - you live in cowville. I live in alligator central.