Rogue Has Arrived and Writerly Happenings


Rogue is on the shelves! 

 Okay, so cats don’t always land on their feetI know that better than most.
Since rejoining the Pride, I’ve made big decisions and even bigger mistakes: the kind paid for with innocent lives. As the first and only female enforcer, I have plenty to prove to my father, the Pride, and myself. And with murdered toms turning up in our territory, I’m working harder than ever , though I always find the energy for a little after-hours recreation with Marc, my partner both on and off duty.
But not all my mistakes are behind me. We’re beginning to suspect that the dead are connected to a rash of missing human women, and that they can all be laid at my feet–two or four, take your pick. And one horrible indiscretion may yet cost me more than I can bear…
I spotted it at Target yesterday and couldn’t be more happy for Rachel! 
And to update you all on my end…  thumb.jpg
My protagonist, Beri, has very personal reasons for tracking down the monsters.  This week, I wrestled with a monster of my own.
The Proposal. 
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed writing it.  Quite a bit, in fact.  I expect I’ll get better at it, too.  But, this was a whole new way of writing for me.  I’ve written different books in different ways over the years but my first Beri book was finished in one long rush.  I’m talking ROUGH draft.  It had a couple of fits and starts in the beginning, but once I figured her out, the story nearly wrote itself.
Then, I went back and layered in the emotion, the setting, and a lot more dark stuff since my roughs tend to be dialogue heavy.
So, with book two… I had an idea for it and had worked on a chapter then dumped it.  Did that again.  And uh, again.  But this time, I needed to have more than just an idea of book two.  So… I locked myself in the office and did what I always do when I need some inspiration.  I pulled out a stack of research books and got busy reading.  Funny enough, when the idea for the true identity of my villain came to me, it wasn’t out of any of the books.  I read something that triggered a memory and then came that wonderful A HA moment. 
So, now I’m excited about the book.  I wrote three chapters this week and while they are a little dialogue heavy like all my first drafts, I feel they show what I plan to do with book two.   I turned it all in.
So… now the wait.  Is anyone else holding their breath???

About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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15 Responses to Rogue Has Arrived and Writerly Happenings

  1. SciFiChick says:

    The cover is freakin gorgeous! I need to pick these up sometime.

  2. I am holding my breath for you, Rinda. But also for myself… 🙂

  3. Exciting now isn’t it and a bit freakish I can imagine, not that i personally know, but well my empathy works quite well. Huggles and let the agent-finding force be hanging on your shoulders.

  4. relliott4 says:

    Harry, no more agent finding. I have an agent–Miriam Kriss.

    I turned in the proposal to her. 🙂

    Karen, I’m off to your blog to find out why.

    Hi SciFiChick! We’ve been joking that the publishers put Gena Showalter on Rachel’s cover. It is gorgeous, isn’t it?

  5. Carol says:

    They will love the proposal just like the first book, this I know.
    I joined RWA and soon as I get the number I’ll join OKRWA and maybe even show up at a couple of meetings. Soon as I finish Bloody Murder, Fairy Dust the novel will be off and running.

  6. Rinda says:

    OKRWA is wonderful! You’ll love it, Carol! And… they will let you come to meetings while you’re waiting on that RWA number. We meet the third Saturday at Belle Isle Library on NW Expressway. 1:00.

  7. I didn’t blog about it… Just more submissions stuff but my rollercoaster just keeps rolling… I have been down and up and then down and up again so many times in the last week. It’s exhausting and I feel like I can’t keep blogging about it as my mood changes daily. 🙂

  8. relliott4 says:

    Oh Karen, I understand exactly what you’re feeling. Exactly. 🙂

  9. You know Rinda, I think I just posted the stupidest post in my life. I am just sorry that it ended in your blog. ::bangs head in the wall::

    I meant waiting for the answer to the proposal, duh. I knew you had an agent, I congratulated you. Damn it, my brain is too chaotic and illiterate and uncoherrent.

  10. relliott4 says:

    Don’t bang your head–It’s all good. 🙂

  11. margie says:

    Rinda, Someone I know is looking for a person to write dialog for a script for a vampire movie. Would you be interested?
    Email me.

  12. relliott4 says:

    It’s possible I’d be interested–but there isn’t a link or an email.

  13. Chandra says:

    I’m breathing again, and revising my ms after some constructive feedback from Miriam. Breathing is good. Revisions are better. No time to write Ethan/Jace fanfics when there’s real work to do! 😛

  14. relliott4 says:

    A ha… so if this fanfic does crop up, we’ll know the source…


    Good luck on the revisions!

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