Saturday, June 16, 2012

Characters of Waitress And My Writing

I've been working on my next book, but I've been writing at a snail's pace. I have a full time job outside of writing, and it's one which I love.

When I write, I like to have background noise. One of my favorite movies to have playing is Waitress. None of the characters are perfect, and only one is absolutely horrible. It's rare to see a story that has that kind of an element. Usually the protagonist is practically perfect except a flaw in judgement.

Jenna is a waitress who first decides to stay in a relationship. She's miserable. Rather than dealing with it, she hides in her job and friends.

She reflects upon her problems through her creations of pies.

Not only does she stay with a man who makes her miserable and is abusive without fighting back or protecting herself, she compouds her problems. She becomes pregnant, and that leads her to the new OB/GYN who is replacing her regular doctor. She starts an affair with this man despite it being not only against her own personal morals but they are both married.

She's not a terrible person though. To me, she is a real person who makes bad judgement calls based upon injured emotions and flaring hormones. She is surrounded by people she loves and who loves her back.

She gains the strength to do the right thing and nudge her doctor into doing the same when she meets his wife.

As I'm working on my next book, I keep thinking of that type of character. One who is not perfect but rather real. One who people may relate. A character who can find a happy ending when her life has been upended.

I've rambled on enough. I hope not to let a MONTH pass before I post something. LOL

Rose Leigh

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Results for the "Chocolate and Roses" Blog Hop

The results are finally in!

But before I tell you who won, I'd like to thank everyone who participated and responded as well as all of my fabulous followers.

A special thanks goes to a special follower and friend, Lea Barrymire. None of this would be possible without her dedication, creativity and friendliness. My hat is off to you, at least, it would be if I were wearing one.

Drum Roll, please.

The winner of my drawing is: VANILLA ORCHIDS!

Congratulations, and your prize will be on its way to you ASAP.

With Love,

Rose Leigh

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Chocolate and Roses Blog Hop

Howdy Folks!

Thanks for participating in this awesome blog hop. The winner will walk away with 10 strandbucks!

I normally associate chocolate and roses with Valentine's day. And, I'll never forget my first one as a married woman.

I married my high school sweetheart, and our first Valentine's was rough. I was in the hospital, and our son was only a few days old. Jeremy, my sweet hubby, had been run ragged between work and trying to take care of me completely on his own. (Yes, my family was there, but he felt that he needed to be the one doing every little thing.)

I found out I was getting released, but our son wasn't since he threw up formula they were insisting on giving him despite the fact I was trying to breast feed. I was in tears, sitting outside the nursery since they wouldn't let me have him for a while. He came running in, still in his work clothes, with a bouquet of every imaginable color roses plus other flowers like daisies and mums and many more in just as many vibrant hues. He also had a heart shaped box of dark chocolate.

He dropped them next to me and pulled me close to him and hugged me. The flowers and chocolates laid on the floor, but he kissed and held me close to sooth my irrational bawling over not being able to hold my baby boy even though I could see him asleep on the other side of the glass.

I know we've all done something to ruin a sweet moment, so I'd like to hear all y'all's.

Leave me a message about your silliest, funniest, goofiest, sweetest, or whatever moment with either a sweetie or a great friend.

Rose Leigh Woods

Please check out my debut book, Saving Treasure. There's lots of funny and sweet scenes in this savory erotic menage!

Here's the links for every one else:

3. Rose Leigh Woods (Me! You're already here!)

Here's the legal mumbo jumbo:
- Entering this contest means you have read, understood, and agree with all rules and regulations stated.- Entrants must be 18 or older (or age of majority in your country) to enter and to win.- No purchase necessary.- Void where prohibited.- All stated rules are subject to change without notification or reason given.- Chances of winning vary widely based on the number of entries received.- Prize is as stated. No substitutions or exchanges.
- Contest host is not responsible to misrepresented/mistyped email addresses, spam filters, mailer daemons, and other internet wackiness that may crop up at the time of winner notification.
- Winner is final.- Contest Starts 00:01ESTMay 5th and Ends 12:59EST May 9th and open to International participants- Winner will be notified via email no later than 10:00EST May 10th -Respond by date to collect prize is 14 day, 12:59EST May 24th

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Busy Or Too Busy

I feel like I've been running in circles and getting absolutely nothing done lately. I think this is something we all have felt at one time or another. I work a day job that I both love and hate, and I think that is a good thing. I write as a way of kicking back and unwinding.

I love to write. Watching a story unfold is rewarding. The characters are our friends and our enemies. They develop from ink on paper, or type on a screen, to these people who an author can see clearly. They have feelings and motives. They lust, they want, they need, and they think. Sometimes for me, this means that they don't behave in the way I originally plan. Anyway, I'm heading off on a tangent. ;)

Writing teaches us patience while making us be creative. Creativity has become lost lately. I see this in my day job. And this has brought me to my point.

We all know what it means to be busy. But, do we know where the line is between busy and too busy? What do we do when we become too busy?

Well, since I have a million things to do, and one of them is getting in touch with Lea about our awesome blog hop starting on SATURDAY (:D), I will get back to work and live to post another day.

Leave a message if y'all ain't too busy to do so.

Ciao for now!

Rose Leigh

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chocolate and Roses Blog Hop and Contest

I am joining the fun on Lea Barrymire's blog!  We are having a fun blog hop/contest with lots of prizes from 16+ authors.  Check it out! It's called "Roses and Chocolate."  The fun will begin May 5th!  (Terms and condition and rules will be announced closer to date.)

Howdy Folks!

My first post ever, and I am excited!  I am a first time author, and my bebut book was features on Lea Barrymire's blog.  Saving Treasure is still climbing the top 30 for Siren's best selling Menage/Multiples List.

I am a very laid-back person, and I like to goof off way too much.  I just sadly don't ever get time to do that any more.  But, I have the pleasure of finally writing, and even better, I am getting it published.

I hope you will go check out my book, Saving Treasure.  Through April 26th, there's even a 10% discount!