Writing Christmas… Channeling The Nightmare Before Christmas while Writing with @MeganSlayer #iamwriting #christmas #inspiration #gayromance

As I write this post, I’ve got the movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, playing in the background. I’m an odd duck. I like to listen to movies and television programs, in addition to music, while writing. It’s Christmas and Nightmare is one of my favorite cross-holiday movies. Hey, I like it during Halloween straight through to Christmas.

I like to have noise on while I write, as I said. I can honestly say the stuff I’m watching doesn’t show up in my work, necesarily, but what happens is I get an earworm instead. So I’m typing and all I can hear is the song, Making Christmas. It’s not even playing in the movie. But I was working on a Christmas story for next year, so I guess I’m making Christmas. I’m writing it, anyway.

Do you ever get earworms? What? Maybe we can commiserate.

In the meantime, here’s a little bit about my Christmas story for this year, Pick Me Up!

Pick-Me-Up (Christmas Spirits 1) by Megan Slayer

Cover Art: Bryan Keller2798

BIN: 008659-02798

Genres: New ReleasesParanormalRomance

Themes: ChristmasGay

Series: Christmas Spirits (#1)

Book Length: Novella

Page Count: 55

Price: $3.99   $3.39

 

Nic Kristol wants one thing for Christmas — a second chance. Being dead makes second chances hard, but the moment he sees Jon, he’s determined to meet the handsome man.

Jon Ruhle thought he’d given up on romance, but along came Nic. He’s drawn to the mysterious man and would love to spend the holidays together. There’s just one problem — Nic’s a spirit. Will he and Nic find their forever together or apart?

Changeling Press: https://bit.ly/2zNhLeI

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QFTpNE

BN: https://bit.ly/2zo795S

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2rs6f3M

iBooks: https://apple.co/2L8E9n2

Universal Link: https://bit.ly/2G9dyYf

This post is also up at the Sweet and Sexy Divas and Dudes blog: https://sweetnsexydivas.blogspot.com/2018/12/writing-christmas-channeling-nightmare.html

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Writing What You Know with @meganslayer #erotic #homelife #cedarwoodseries #SNDSBlog

I’ve tried for the most part to write what I know. I don’t know any vampires or 1802906werewolves, but hey, imagination is a good thing, right?

One of the things I’d like to think I know a lot about is home life. Being a parent, dog parent and such. I’m not saying I’m the best. Far from it. I’m pretty sure the cats believe the house is theirs and I’m simply the housekeeper/food dispenser.

But being a parent has bled into my work. My tot runs cross country, so of course, that’s shown up in my work. The cats think they should watch…everything. Yeah, it’s played into the books. My lousy attempts at cooking? You guessed it. Art teachers and teachers in general…yep. Same thing.

So as I’m writing this post, I’m doing my best pet parenting. See, the dog had glaucoma that got out of control. I had no idea this sort of thing happened. Anyway, because the glaucoma couldn’t be controlled, she had to have her eye removed. Now with people, you can tell them, don’t scratch that. The stitches won’t heal if you pick at them. Dogs don’t understand that. They need those horrible cones to keep them from digging into their various issues. My dog HATES that cone. I hate putting it on her. She’s only got one eye and now I’m putting this huge thing that bonks into everything on her head. Seems unfair. So instead of keeping the cone on her, I’ve been spending my time next to her. If I have an eye on her, she’s not picking at the stitches. It’s a pretty good plan.

And I think this event will end up in a book. I know I’m not the only pet parent who’s had a dog with an eye removed. It’s a trial and tough, but we’re getting through it. I can see a character having the same issues–except maybe with a new relationship, too. Yeah, and the town of Cedarwood seems like the best place to set this story. What do you think? Read any of my Cedarwood, single gay father, books? Then chime in. If you haven’t read them, then why not? Grin.

You can find this post over at the Sweet ‘n Sexy Divas and Dudes Blog, too: https://sweetnsexydivas.blogspot.com/2018/02/writing-what-you-know-with-meganslayer.html

A New Beginning and Changing Things Up with @meganslayer #writing #introductions

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I’m blogging for the first time over at Sweet ‘n Sexy Divas and Dudes. Check it out on the 10th of every month. This time around, I’m introducing myself and talking about my book, Sparkling New Year. Come on over. I’m thrilled to be part of this blog and in the company of such fantastic authors.

https://sweetnsexydivas.blogspot.com/2018/01/a-new-beginning-and-changing-things-up.html