My Remedy update and photo shoot outtakes

Today was an awesome writing day! I bought a new e-book yesterday on outlining – Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing by Libbie Hawker – and re-outlined the nearly all the way written except for that one part…and that other part My Remedy. Something was off with the pacing, and this book helped me fix it! I’m feeling confident that it will be completely finished and ready for beta readers by April.

In the meantime, I thought I’d show you all some of the photos from the shoot I did last September for the My Remedy cover. I was having a difficult time finding photos of athletic couples who still looked like normal people. (All the stock photo models were weirdly shiny and posed.) One day at the gym, I realized that this women in my class looked a lot like Izzy, and was her age! Better yet, her boyfriend was also a crossfitter. Thus, Hayley and Nick became Izzy and Duncan. :)

Now, the characters may resemble them, but in appearance only. Izzy and Duncan have not got their shit together by a long shot, and that’s not true at all of Hayley and Nick. (I keep having flashes of mortification over everyone at my gym reading My Remedy and freaking out that I’m soiling the reputations of two good people – especially Hayley’s dad!)

Here’s the final My Remedy cover:

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And here are some other contenders from the shoot. I’m confident I chose the best photo for the job, but I sure did love some of these others!

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Hayley and Nick were good sports! I took over 100 photos of them in action – and this was all before a WOD!

For more crossfitty photos, checkout the My Remedy board on Pinterest.

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Confession:  I have two.

1. I never wait until the final novel in my trilogies or series for the love interests to get it on.

2. Nothing bad ever happens to my characters because they have sex. (I ruin their lives in pretty much every other way possible, though. Ha!)

I made these rules up for my writing after reading Twilight. I devoured those books in no small part because I could not wait for Bella and Edward to do it.  (I know I’m not the only one – there would be no #FSOG otherwise!) And then all the horizontal action goes down in two pages and she gets knocked up with Nessie. WHA????

I mean, damn, when their world is falling down around them and their lives are going to hell, I think the least I can do for my characters is let them enjoy having safe, consensual sex.

In the case of Penny and Wyatt from Found (Penny Black #1) Penny is the experienced one and Wyatt is the virgin. Although, they both have the usual worries that lead up to getting naked with someone new. In the novel I give you the before and after and, the uh, climax is glossed over – because it is an upper YA novel after all – but for my short story in the Losing It collection, I’ve filled in the awkward, sweet, fun, and sexy middle.

I hope you enjoy it! From my dirty mind to yours…

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