We have a returning visitor for this week's "When I'm not writing" post: Theresa Meyers. She's joined us before but this is the first time she's stopped by for this feature. I'm sure you're curious to see what Theresa does when she's not writing her steampunk romance series, the Legend Chronicles, so get ready to find out! And make sure you enter the giveaway to win one of several amazing prizes!
When I’m not writing I’m mostly working. Not to say I don’t work when I write. I do! But when I’m not writing, I’m doing other kinds of work—like being a taxi driver.
Now before you laugh yourself silly thinking of me behind the wheel of a yellow and black checkered cab, let me remind you that I live out in a rural area in Washington state. We don’t have those kind of taxis. And most of my fares these days are directly related to hauling around two teens and their friends. I think I make on average about three trips a day either to the junior high or high school for their schedule. Things like football, marching band, dance team, basketball, tennis, the school play. And then there’s the dentist appointments and…oh goody, orthodontics to consider. This of course does not include picking up and dropping off friends, going to friends' houses to play MineCraft or stay the night, or go to a birthday party. Sincerely, I think I need another job just to pay for the gas my kids consuming having me taxi them around!
I end up spending a lot of time in the car. Which gives me time to think (when the radio isn’t blaring and I find myself singing along to Ke$ha or Fun! or Mackelmoore). I think about my characters and their motivations – the why behind what they do. I think about the different layers in the stories and how they intersect. I listen to the characters argue in my head.
Sometimes I’ll take notes at a stoplight or while I’m waiting to pick one or the other of the kids up. I always keep a simple spiral notebook with me for such occasions as the sticky notes in my purse method didn’t work out so well.
I also work part-time as the front desk secretary at my children’s junior high. It’s a very high-energy environment and there’s always so much to do that the time flies by.
And when I’m not behind the wheel, or at my day job, or doing laundry and cooking for the family, I like to watch movies, catch up on The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time, Grimm and Supernatural when I can, drink tea with stevia and half-and-half, an on occasion sew myself a new steampunk costume. I also enjoy my garden, and dislike having to brush my fluffy cat whose long calico coat get tangles if I don’t.
So that’s the kind of thing I do when I’m not writing. How about you?
Thanks for visiting us on your blog tour, Theresa! So happy to have you back. :D
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Here's the scoop on THE CHOSEN:
The Chosen: a prophecy older than dirt and more dangerous than death. Even as they perfected steam-powered gadgetry and rounded up varmints from Hell, the Jackson brothers didn't believe in it. But when the chips are down, three brothers named for weapons aren't going out without a fight…
A Walk On The Wild Side
Attorney by day, demon-hunter by night, Remington Jackson is used to being on the sunny side of the law, even in the Wild West. But it's showdown time, and Remy and his brothers are getting desperate. They don't have the relic they need to slam the door shut on evil—so Remy is going to have to find and steal part of it.
Enter China McGee, shapeshifter, thief, beauty, and current prisoner. When Remy offers her freedom in exchange for a little light-fingered help, she's pretty sure she's going to end the association with a good old-fashioned seductive double cross. But there's something about fighting through a jungle full of Mayan ruins that makes you want to settle down together. China could change. Remy might be special. But none of that matters if the devil takes them all…
And here are the two other books in the series:
There are some very nice giveaways as part of Theresa's tour. Up for grabs in this tour-wide giveaway:
a $50 Amazon gift card
2 signed sets of The Legend Chronicles (3 books each to 2 winners) US Shipping
10 Signed copies of The Chosen (US Shipping)
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