Guest Blog: Bryl R. Tyne
I’d like to welcome Bryl R. Tyne as part of the Noble Romance Authors “Timeless Desire” blog tour. Take it away, Bryl…
Two rules on how NOT to write a story by Bryl R. Tyne
1. Don’t overbook yourself and expect to turn out creative work, i.e. publisher A comes to you with a great anthology idea and asks if you’d like to commit to writing one story for it. At the same time, you’re finishing a short story for publisher B, and you’re 1/3 the way into a novel in an entirely different genre than you’ve ever attempted for publisher C, you work 40 hours per week at an evil day job that’s just dying to find an excuse to can your ass, and you have another small side business you’re diligently trying to maintain. To top all that off, you have a week vacation looming in your future and a family who’s asking you, “What are we going to do for the upcoming holidays?”
Can we say, “STRESS MUCH!”? No one can be expected to produce under such conditions, not creatively anyway, and what about when edits roll in on top of all that and maybe a natural disaster or how about a family crisis? Sometimes, you just gotta know when to step back and say, “Enough’s enough.” The above example is not far from the truth of what I went through while writing IMMORTAL. Drink it in. Learn from it. The stress is sooooo not worth it.
2. Don’t jump on every new bandwagon that rolls on by. Seriously, yeah, writing gay zombie time-traveling outlaws who marshal the plains of the Wild West sounds like a great challenge, but does it make sense for you? How many other WIPs do you have going? Is that idea even marketable, viably? How lucrative is that for your career?
It’s much smarter and actually easier to finish the work you’ve started and turn it in before moving to the next. Who’s to say the idea you already have going isn’t the make or break you’ve been striving for? When I was asked to edit the Timeless Desire collection of stories, I thought it’d be great to get more involved and I ended up offering the group a story of my own for it. Well, now, I’m used to writing gay fiction, not so much romance, and then Halloween enticed me to put ghosts and vampires into the mix, and when I wasn’t satisfied with that, I added an 18th Century historical touch… Lesson learned: Never do THAT again. While it was fun to write, and I actually ended up liking the story, the amount of research and time spent in crits with authors more familiar with the genres really put me at a disadvantage to getting IMMORTAL finished on time.
IMMORTAL by Bryl R. Tyne
Found abandoned as a child and taken in by the Nevsky clan, the man Ivis now feels the call of the water, the sea, but Sefton and his family, one of the most influential vampire bloodlines in Russia, isn’t about to let Ivis go. As Ivis’s powers grow stronger—powers unknown to him—Sefton’s instructed to detain Ivis at all costs to tilt in his clan’s favor the balance of power in an endless struggle between the Bogdanov water gods and Nevsky vampires. Sefton’s left with a choice: power or love. Which is the greater desire?
Link to excerpt: http://bryltyne.com/excerpt-immortal-by-bryl-r-tyne
Link to buy: https://www.nobleromance.com/Books?author=59
BRYL R. TYNE is a wrangler by nature and a writer by choice. Balancing as many pronouns as hats, somewhere between the evil day job, editing, and helping a benevolent Sugar Daddy raise the last of seven kids, Bryl writes. Homoerotic romance is a favorite, but many of Bryl’s stories cross genres. Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-fi, even Westerns, Bryl writes them all.
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