Sunday, July 10, 2016

You Never Could Be by Amy Romine

Title: You Never Could Be
Author: Amy Romine
Series: Standalone
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: May 8 2016
Edition: eBook
Source: Author for Blog Tour & Honest Opinion

A passion-fueled encounter in the corridor of a hotel convention room reveals two anguished hearts struggling to reconnect despite life’s difficulties. Will Carlisle, the eye candy of the office, is every woman’s dream, tall, handsome, and dashingly charming. Sara Rozek never guessed he has secretly wanted her for months now. When a bad day falls upon them and Will breaks the reins of his own restraint, she sees the burning passion in his eyes, and there is no denying the mutual attraction. Will and Sara’s start quickly runs awry, and Sara becomes convinced she was played for a fool. Will begs her to listen to him, but she turns away in fear. Can Will mend her broken heart, or will the passion they shared vanish forever?

How to Handle Pressure: Writing Under Deadlines
So the first thing I thought of when I saw the post topic is where did the word deadline come from, anyway? So I did a little research, turns out there are two explanations and both are quite suiting. The first is the original usage of a ‘dead line’. During the civil war the term was used in a literal sense. There was a yellow line drawn outside a prisoner’s cell. If they crossed the line for any reason they would be shot on sight, no questions asked. Hmmm interesting, sometimes we feel that way about a looming deadline. 
The other use of the term deadline was, as many know, in the newspaper industry. The deadline was the time a writer had to submit their articles for the piece to make the evening print run. Kind of the same scenario, get it in by this time or the story dies. With as fast as the news cycle turns if a writer didn’t make the deadline for their article they could have wasted hours or days on a piece that would never be printed. 
Writing under deadlines is all about perspective. We give ourselves deadlines for almost everything we do.  Whether it be eating dinner at a certain time, or handing in an assignment, or submitting a blog post.  What you need to do, the time you have to do it and the plan to make it happen. I never do well with waiting until the last minute, but sometimes life makes it unavoidable. Although I will say even if I do not start writing until the eleventh hour, I’m usually pretty prepped and ready to roll.
This post, for instance, I was planning to have this completed by July 1st, but life got in the way. I’ve been thinking about what I was planning to write, mulling it, churning it and deciding about what would be the best approach. There are a couple of different ways to go. I needed to choose one and dive in! So did I wait until the eleventh hour or have I been working on the piece this whole time? All about perspective.
A deadline, like a bully, is only scary if you allow it to control you. The trick is knowing how to take control and master it. To master anything you have to have a plan, so when things do go haywire you can push through with your plan in place.  So how much time do you have? How much work lies ahead? How much research? Every piece of the pie effects the plan and the actions you take in completing your task before the deadline.
In today’s society I have found deadlines are not taken as seriously as in the past. If someone was given a deadline that was it, make it or break it. Now I find we are given extensions, delays and pardons for not meeting our goals. I take deadlines very seriously as a work ethic and a sense of pride. Meeting a deadline is a reflection of my dedication to my craft and my own values. I hope others will, if they do not already, think of these factors when working with a deadline.
Artistic self-indulgence is the mark of an amateur. The temptation to make scenes, to appear late, to call in sick, not to meet deadlines, not to be organized, is at heart a sign of your own insecurity and at worst the sign of an amateur. Harold Prince

Amy Romine has always wanted to be one of the good guys. From playing Charlie's Angels in the backyard of her Macungie, PA home as a child to the pages of her unending projects, Amy has always dreamed of adventure and romance. Her need to make the characters truly deserve their happiness takes us on many a twisted journey. From serial killers to demons, Amy holds nothing back in the name of true enduring love.
A mother of three, Amy has spent the past thirteen years as a Service Delivery Manager for Ricoh America's Corporation. She is an avid movie fan, and enjoys books, television, theater, her dog Pip and all things romance.

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