Asrai Devin

Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” ― Sylvia Plath

November 25, 2015
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The beautiful real-life setting for my latest book “Love in the Wild” (free to all newsletter subscribers)

Where She Belongs is finally available everywhere you can get digital books and via Createspace. You can find details on the book page.   Can Gabe convince Shanna that she is meant to stay with him and run her father’s … Continue reading

June 28, 2012
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Writing outside my comfort zone

I tend to write characters who are similar to myself. At least the heroines are. Low maintainance, down to earth, a person you could talk to anywhere. I’m writing the fifth incarnation of Doug Black’s little sister. My last draft … Continue reading

June 28, 2012
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Thank goodness for spell check

So every time I type because it comes out ‘because’ unless I’m deliberately trying to mistype it of course. I don’t know when it started. I suppose I could go check my old internet blogs and website, and I’m so … Continue reading

June 21, 2012
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Headhopping is dumbing down

I’ve been pondering “headhopping” or changing viewpoints right in the middle of action and then back, for a little while. It came up on a writer’s list I subscribe to. When I was learning writing the rule was “NEVER headhop.” … Continue reading

May 21, 2012
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What do you mean Niche Down?

I want to know everything I want to be everywhere I want to fuck everyone in the world I want to do something that matters — I Do Not Want This written by Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails I read … Continue reading

April 11, 2012
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#row80 check in, more sadness

Today sucked. Last Saturday we took our awesome, but indoor-outdoor cat to the vet because she seemed in pain and I had found a small wound that was pus filled. They cleaned it, gave her an anti-biotic and sent her … Continue reading

February 29, 2012
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#Row80 checkin

I have missed the last two to four checkins because  i’ve been WRITING. I am in love with my characters, the plot, everything. i am especially loving just writing. If I get stuck, i just ask “How could I make … Continue reading

February 19, 2012
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#Row80 Checkin For Sunday. Perfectionsim sucks

Writing: I`m not sticking to a word count, but I am writing. Mostly, everyone who commented last Wednesday was right, it was a combination ADD and (mostly) perfectionism. I was trying to plot and it turns out: I don`t plot. … Continue reading

February 8, 2012
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#Row80 Check in February 8, How do you want to feel

Okay the check in bits. Goals: editing. I got good (if frustrating) feedback from my first round betas. So I am working on fixing that. After I get it sent off for a second round, then I shall go back … Continue reading

February 1, 2012
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#Row80 February 1 Checkin

Writing goals: Sent my book off to my betas and haven’t heard back. Which is fine, because I haven’t finished reading my one partner’s either. It’s too freaking hot, I keep having to stop and take a cold shower. So … Continue reading

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