Sunday, May 07, 2006

Last Chance the "free" ebook Freya's Bower's monthly contest this month.

So, if you haven't read it and want to, enter. You could win! Or better yet, don't wait to find out if you've won, buy it now! LOL Help support this newbie writer and this wonderful site. :)


I believe I have discovered why I am having such a difficult time with my current WIP. (Thank you, Cali!) Cali made the comment that she writes what she is passionate about and the words just flow out of her. Well, I like the current story I am working on, but -- yes, there is a "but" -- it has dark overtones to it. Okay. They aren't just dark. These are downright sinister and frightening. And for me to write, and write quickly, I must immerse myself in the story, become the heroine if you will. That way, I see, feel, smell, hear, etc., whatever she is feeling. And I don't like to be scared. This story will scare you. (Well, maybe not you, Michelle. LOL) That's not really a problem... except when I do this, my stories bleed into my dreams. When a story like this does that, I wake up with my heart pounding, my imagination seeing nasty specters standing over my bed or certain something is waiting to grab me from under my bed. Yes, I am a 30-something woman who has night terrors. They hadn't happened for a while. Then I started on this story, and I've had one or two again. These night terrors make Silence of the Lambs look tame. Did I see it? Are you freakin' crazy? No, but trust me when I say these are beyond nightmarish.

So, I've started a WIP that my mind is saying it wants to finish, but I am afraid.

Any suggestions?



Blogger CaliMarie said...


It truly does sound like an awesome book, doesn't it?

Well...since you thought of it first...have to leave it alone.

Read about my wacky life...along with my wacky stories...and you'll always find something new to write about.

Because my life has been...well...a bit ridiculous. :)

Ridiculous, but fun.

No need for thanks, luv. I show appreciation to those who are deserving of it...and you're one of those people.

I'm so touched that you were upset when you couldn't access my blog.

How much of a compliment is that?

You're adorable, luv.

Have a great one.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Wow...I've never written anything scary in that respect. My only advice...write in the morning, then hopefully you won't be dreaming about it as well.

Best of luck,

7:22 AM  
Blogger M.E Ellis said...

I sympathise, Kit. I had a nightmare recently while writing Garou Moon. First time I gave myself the jitters.

From what I've read of yours so far it is deffo creepy. LOL @ it not scaring me, though. But then again some of the stuff I've written really is nasty - ask Faith! So horrible it had to be cut - HA!

Hmmm, difficult to know what advice to give. You obviously become immersed in your character so much it bleeds into your real life - which is a good sign in general for a writer but obviously not when it creates nightmares.

When writing Pervalism I got incredibly depressed because of the way John Brookes is. Weird how they take you over.

Kimberly's idea was good. Write in the morning, say until noon, then write something lighter after that so you fool your mind into remembering the lighter story.


11:24 AM  
Blogger CaliMarie said...

I with your scary dreams. They get that adrenaline pumping...the flight response.

And believe it or not, you lose weight this way.

I'm not frightened that often...but when I am...I enjoy it.

Keeps you young.

You may go insane...but aren't we all?

6:31 PM  
Blogger CaliMarie said...

Have you ever been exposed to such sexual tension between two characters within a story that you felt you were going to burst if they didn’t make that final connection?

That’s precisely what I was exposed to when I read Kit Wylde’s Last Chance, a paranormal romance that will have you seriously rooting for a happy ending between the heroine and hero.

I’m not one who’s big on paranormal tales, but Wylde, unlike several other authors, doesn’t outweigh the plot with paranormal activitity. There’s a perfect balance. And Wylde even has a way of making the supernatural characters grow on you, which I found to be imperative. For, these characters are also vital when it comes to the plot.

If you’re one who becomes paranoid or spooked because of this, I’m delighted to tell you that you’ll still have the urge to finish this book. I know I did. And I’m prepared to read this one over and over again.

Wylde truly has a way with description…capable of planting some highly picturesque scenes within a reader’s head.

Readers will feel as if they are inside of the world Wylde has created for her characters…who also happen to be quite realistic and well-rounded. You’ll definitely find yourself wanting to read more about them, especially after hearing their witty dialogue exchanges, which ring very true.

You’ll instantly root for the hero and heroine. For, Wylde is brilliant when it comes to the creation of sexual tension and chemistry.

One of the things I found most delightful about this read was the heroine’s thoughts. They often weren't in sync with what she was actually saying. And I found this to be delightfully humorous. Very well done.

The tension between the characters lasts until the very end of the story, which couldn’t have ended better. A very happy ending indeed.

My only problem was the fact that I would've liked to see more interaction between the heroine and the man who had brought such turmoil into her life. Some of this was included at the very beginning. And I was very intrigued with the dynamics of the relationship.

Yet, I know this is a novella. And focusing on that aspect would've interfered with the length of the story.

I also felt this was a book that ended far too soon. And you don't run into this problem all that often.

Not every author has the gift of making a reader crave to read more...but Kit Wylde most certainly does.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Kit Wylde said...

Oh, Cali, you brought tears to my eyes. You are so sweet. What can I say? I love the review. :)

As for the dreams, uh, when you wake up and actually see some creature (not human) standing over you holding a knife and have to banish it, I'd rather just not have the dreams at all. This has been occurring since I was a child, by the way. I've had dreams of rape, being eaten by dogs, eaten by sharks, hunted by incubae, hunted by the something resembling the grim reaper, being thrown around the room (in my dream) by a ghost I can't see, being stalked by a cougar, smother by ghosts, unleashing an ancient Egyptian curse, stalked by vampires, chased through dimensions, watched Romans kill my entire family (dream family) and rape my mother and sisters as they conquer the village... that's only a few of them.

Over the years, I have learned that these are my dreams and I am in control of them. I can now turn invisible, fly, and do all sorts of stuff to avoid being killed. However, I can not ever kill anything or hurt whatever it is that comes after me.


8:05 PM  
Blogger M.E Ellis said...

You're going to think I'm batty but have you ever considered past life regression? These things seriously need to be faced and vanquished.

As for seeing something standing over you when in bed when you've woken up - jeepers, go see someone who will teach you to channel and protect yourself. Trust me - I know what I'm on about here! At the very least get your home cleansed. What is happening does not sound good.


3:13 AM  
Blogger Silma said...

My suggestion? I always do what the voices in my head tell me to do. Mine are telling me to write a suspense/crime/romance, and that's what I'm doing even though it's out of my league (I don't write that kind of story). Just do it! Your muses know best. *g*

6:13 PM  
Blogger Jodie said...

I think horror writers are the bravest of us all - we go through everything the characters do. If it's giving you nightmares - only write in the morning and give yourself a break at night to wind down... That might work...

2:57 AM  
Blogger Kit Wylde said...

Well, Michelle, it's been years since I've seen anything over me. That was when I was about 12 or 13 and it was a very scary time. I did manage to clear my room out, though. Our house was very active with paranormal activity, although my parents built it.

In any case, I believe the problem lies with me writing at night and then falling to sleep with ideas running around in my head. LOL Bad, bad thing to do, especially with this story.


2:21 PM  
Blogger Zinnia said...

From what I've heard, Kit, you're a great author. We should swap PDFs sometime, lol.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Diana Castilleja said...

Ah, Kit. I think I would have to agree with the passionate wants, and not the heavy breathing kind!

I loved writing my previous mss, but now that I'm working (e gads) on real mss, the passion's missing. It isn't flowing the way it did. I believe this is the diffence of opinion between me and my muse. I have to write to make a living - She wants me to write with passion.

Is there a comfortable middle?

I think in each of us, there is. I hope you can find yours. I have no stomach for dark and scary, now dark and handsome.... LOL

Diana C

8:12 PM  

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