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Single Malt, by Layla Reyne
Series: Agents Irish and Whiskey, Book One
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: February 27, 2017
Eight months after the car crash that changed everything, FBI agent Aidan Talley is back at work. New department, new case and a new partner. Smart, athletic and handsome, Jameson Walker is twelve years his junior. Even if Aidan was ready to move on—and he’s not—Jamie is off-limits.
Jamie’s lusted after Aidan for three years, and the chance to work with San Francisco’s top agent directly is too good to pass up. Aidan is prickly—to put it mildly—but a growing cyber threat soon proves Jamie’s skills invaluable.
Jamie’s talents paint a target on his back, and Aidan is determined to protect him. But with hack after hack threatening a high-security biocontainment facility, time is running out to thwart a deadly terrorist attack. They’ll have to filter out distractions, on the case and in their partnership, to identify the real enemy, solve the case and save thousands of lives, including their own.
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Getting Out of the Writing Funk
Just like readers, writers suffer funks too. Those days when we stare at the blinking cursor and blank page and wish they’d go straight to hell. Burn there. Maybe rise up like a phoenix with a new plot bunny or that single word or revised scene that’s holding us hostage. Unfortunately, I don’t reside at Hogwarts so no phoenix for me, but there are some non-magical strategies that work wonders. Just last month, I was staring down the barrel of a very tight deadline, and these three tactics helped me get the manuscript turned in on time!
1. Stop, Drop, and Read.
Nothing works better for me than closing the laptop, dropping out of my world for a bit, and opening my e-reader to someone else’s. The days last month I spent in TJ Klune’s Wolfsong were magical, in Roan Parrish’s Small Change humorous, and in Annabeth Albert’s On Point sweet and angsty in the best possible way. Sure, maybe I could have squeezed out a few thousand words those days I read, but I’m much happier with the ten thousand I wrote in the days after my reading binge, inspired and re-charged by my fellow authors’ amazing words.
2. Fast-Forward and Rewind.
There are days when a certain scene gives me fits. Rather than fighting the fussy scene, I often fast forward to write a scene I’m dying to play out or rewind to re-read and edit earlier scenes. In writing the scene ahead, I give myself and my characters a goal to work toward. In going back to previous scenes, I remind myself why I love these characters and possibly also find the stumbling block that sent me astray.
3. Pet the Bunnies.
Plot bunnies can be damn inconvenient, always popping up at the worst possible times. But if I’m in a funk, I grab onto them like life-preservers. A couple hours jotting down the new idea, or a couple days writing proposal pages, is often just the break I need, and a powerful incentive to write harder, and faster, to finish my current WIP and get to the new project.
These are just a few tactics I’ve found helpful for getting out of the writing funk. They won’t work for every writer—there is no magic bullet, no one answer to any writing question—but maybe give these a try if you’re stuck. Sure beats chucking your laptop into the fiery pits of hell!
2016 RWA® Golden Heart® Finalist, Layla Reyne, was raised in North Carolina but now calls San Francisco home. She enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline fueled suspense and heart pounding romance. When she’s not writing stories to excite her readers, she downloads too many books, watches too much television, and cooks too much food with her scientist husband, much to the delight of their smushed-face, leftover-loving dogs.
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