I am thrilled to say w have C.R. Moss here today!!
Like I said above, the thought of writing for a living solidified when I was in middle school and received an A in English. I looked at the grade and that’s when my life was defined. I realized I could do it. From that point on, I put pen to paper to get my thoughts down and made sure to take classes appropriate to learning and honing the craft. I started with working on the school newspaper in middle school to creative writing classes, Drama and Teens Art Festivals in high school. My BA from Rutgers stems from a concentration of courses in Communications and English. I’ve even taken a couple of novel writing workshops where I was mentored one-on-one by a Kensington author. Now there are the classes at the conventions and conferences that I attend, which helps to keep me writing.
First off I’ll check email, do some promotion tasks, then I’ll either work on a draft of a story via longhand, or transcribe what I’ve written in a notebook into the computer, or work on edits. It all depends upon where I’m at with a story or series and what’s in the pipeline of mine at my publishers.
Not really. Though if I do get stuck, I try to relax and I’ll light some incense and/or take a bath to get in the right frame of mind to be creative. I like to have a thesaurus and the internet for research available when I write.
For me the most interesting fact about writing is the research and learning new things. I love to learn. And my favorite part is working for myself and being my own boss. The least interesting facets of writing/what I don’t like too much are deadlines and galleys.
I tend to lean more toward writing short stories and novellas, but I wouldn’t really say I have a favorite. I write the length the story calls for, and if that turns out to be a full length novel, then that’s fine with me. :)
They’re happy I’m following my dreams. Granted a couple members don’t really like that I write erotic, but for the most part they’re good with what I’m doing.
I have a lot of TBR books. There are several on my kindle. I have a large shopping bag full of books a friend of mine gave me. Then there are a few piles of books in my office and my library that I want to read someday.
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In March of 2012, I was in San Antonio, TX and stayed at the Menger Hotel. The restaurant served an awesome tortilla soup. When I returned home, I did some research on the internet and found the recipe. :) It’s now a favorite of mine and hubby’s. The recipe below is from:
Menger Beef Tortilla Soup
~ Ingredients for Menger Tortilla Soup
5 ounces ground beef
¾ cup yellow onions, chopped
¼ cup Poblano peppers, chopped
½ cup Anaheim peppers, chopped
1 ¼ cups tomatoes, diced
½ cup tomato paste
3 quarts chicken stock
½ teaspoon of cumin
4 sprigs cilantro
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
Black pepper to taste
~ Garnish, per serving:
2 tablespoons of deep-fried tortilla strips
1 teaspoon Monterey Jack cheese, grated
1 teaspoon cheddar cheese, grated
~ Method for Menger Tortilla Soup
Brown ground beef drain fat.
Add onions, peppers and tomatoes.
Sauté until just tender.
Add tomato paste.
Sauté lightly (do not let paste burn).
Add stock and seasoning.
Bring to a boil simmer for 45 minutes.
Before serving, skim excess fat.
To serve, pour soup into bowls, garnish with deep-fried tortilla strips and 2 teaspoons of cheese blend.
Yummy, now that sounds awesome! Thanks so much for sharing it with us :) I'm so anxious to get a copy of your Wild West Hauntings and it was a pleasure having you with us today. Please come back again soon !!!
Readers, make sure you get your copy of Wild West Hauntings today :)
Until next time, happy reading!!