Robin Michelle Writes











{2 November 2013}   NaNoWriMo Day 1 Excerpt

First 100 or so words:

 

Six a.m and Calllie was ready for her run.. Until she stepped out onto the porch and kicked a beer can into a beer bottle which them rolled into a puddle of vomit.. Somewhat sotto voce she let loose with a profanity laced complaint. “goddamn motherfucking… what the fuck were they doing on my porch?”  Storming across the dirt lane, Callie pounded on Rafe’s door as loudly as she could while yelling his name, hoping he had a really bad hangover and that she was making it worse. Unfortunately, not. He answered the door clad only in blue jeans while towel-drying his hair. If he had a hangover, it sure didn’t show. Callie struggled to keep her mind on her anger while faced with his freshly washed and mostly undressed body. He was definitely attractive, particularly when he smiled at her like that…
“Can I help you with something?” He spoke with a slight drawl, grinning as he leaned against the doorframe.

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{2 November 2013}   NaNoWriMo 2013

Yes, I’m doing NaNoWriMo. This is my fifth year. I’ve made 50K twice and I’m going for it again this year. The genre is erotic fantasy.

You can find me there as RobinM — feel free to connect with me as a writing buddy or just send me a message.

I did manage to write today — a total of 1425 words. Not the amount recommended but I’m happy with it.

For fun, I’m going to post the first 100 hundred or so words that I write each day. Please keep in mind that a) what I write often contains material suited only for mature audiences (i.e. sex and profanity) so if you don’t like that, don’t read the excerpt, and b) I don’t necessarily write my scenes/chapters in chronological order but more often as they come to me, so the bits I do share might not make complete sense when put together as I post them.

For all the NaNoWriMo’ers out there — Good Luck!



{20 September 2013}   Eroticon USA Meet & Greet

Name: Robin Michelle

Twitter id: @Simply__Robin, @_Robin_Michelle

Where in the world are you? Georgia, US

What brings you to Eroticon USA? A chance to meet people I’ve been tweeting with and reading. And a hope to get the inspiration I need to get my butt back in gear to not only write but actually finish and post.

What are you looking forward to most about Eroticon USA?
All of it. The panels and panelists, the other attendees, the information to be gained and connections to be made.

If you had to make up a pen name again what would it be? I am so bad at this sort of thing, everything just ends of sounding corny (at least to me) that I’m not even going to try here 🙂

Eroticon USA meet and greet round up



Just another average ordinary Monday. Get up, feed and water the cats, shower, dress, bus then train to work. As I walked the mile from the train station to my office I wondered what I’d find waiting for me, how many emails and voicemails had been left for me on Friday. I’d called in sick. Of course, I hadn’t really been sick, just needed a break from the nonstop attention.

“Cairi, I don’t know what I did, but now I can’t find my start bar.”

“Cairi, what are all these marks in my document and how do I get rid of them?”

“I know I saved the spreadsheet before turning off my computer, but now it’s not where I put it.”

All day, every day, and I wasn’t even the computer support tech. Nope. I was an analyst, supposed to be spending my time collecting, reviewing, analyzing and reporting data. But I’d helped one person with their computer issues and suddenly I’d become the “go to” person. Even my boss constantly called me into his office to help him with his “computer” problems. I couldn’t help but wonder where the company had found these employees, how in this day and age there were still so many people out there who had no clue how to work on a computer. Seriously, there had even been more than one employee who hadn’t known how to turn on their computer, let alone actually work on it.

With a deep sigh, I pushed open the door.

“Oh, good, Cairi, you’re back,” Stace the receptionist blurted the moment he saw her. “I’ve been trying since Friday to print Dave’s schedule but I can’t seem to get it to work. Can you take a look at it for me?”

“Hi, Stace. Email it to me, and I’ll see what I can do, ok?”

I knew what the problem was — Stace never selected a printer — but there was no point in explaining it to him. I’d tried, several times, before realizing I spent more time trying to get through to him than it took to just do it myself.

Being as quiet and unobtrusive as possible, I continued to my office. The best thing about being with the company as long as I had was that I had an actual office, with windows and a door, not a cubicle. When I needed to, I could close the door and shut out distractions. Which was what I did then. I needed as much uninterrupted time as I could get to go through and prioritize all the waiting emails and messages.

I hadn’t even made it through the voicemails before there was knock on the door and my boss, Dave Lewis, walked in and plopped down in one of the chairs facing my desk.

“Hey, Cairi, glad you made it in today. Have you had a chance to review the email I sent you on the Pearson project?”

As with everyone else in this company, no ‘how are you?’, “how was your weekend?”, “did you enjoy your day off?” I took a deep breath.

“Hi, Dave, nope, not yet. I haven’t even made it through all my voicemails yet. Can I let you know when I’ve looked it over and then we can discuss it?”

“Um, yeah, sure, just I really need you to get back to me before lunch. I’m meeting Rob Pearson then and I want to have all my ducks in a row.”

“Sure, Dave, moving it right to the top of my ‘to do’ pile,” I forced a smile and hoped that Dave didn’t note that my smile didn’t quite reach my eyes. One day off had clearly been nowhere near enough.

With a hearty laugh that proved he hadn’t noticed, Dave stood up and walked out of my office, pausing in the doorway.

“Oh, and when you get the chance, Stace seems to be having some sort of printer problem. He can’t get me my schedule — would you please see if you can help him with that? Thanks.”

And he was gone, leaving the door open behind him.

I debated just leaving it that way, but after only five minutes of overhearing multiple office conversations, including Dave’s conference call on speaker, it was clear that if I was going to be able to focus on any work, the door would have to be closed. Another deep sigh and I pushed myself up and out of my chair and shut the door, making sure this time to put the “Do Not Disturb” sign out.



{2 January 2011}   Alrighty, Then…

So, 2010 is done, 2011 has begun ~wiping the dust off hands~.

Contrary to evidence on this blog, I did not just stop with writing, taking pictures, etc. in 2010… I just didn’t get things posted. Plenty of excuses reasons — computer was dead and didn’t get ‘fixed’ (I use this term loosely) until October; crazy work commute left me exhausted at the end of each day and week; NaNoWriMo — all the prep leading up to the actual month of writing (I won, by the way, just barely squeaking in with word count and time); and then recovery from NaNo in December.

But now, I’m feeling the itch to write again, take pictures, maybe do some drawing… At least some of which will get posted here.

 

So, please, stay tuned and I promise you will see much more regular posting here and on Twitter.

 

Robin



{27 July 2010}   Welcome to My World

You don’t know me ~ yet. But I hope through my words & photographs you will at least come to like & enjoy my work.

I can’t promise any sort of posting consistency. My life is far too hectic for me to make any such commitment. But I will try not to let too much time pass between posts.

I am new to WordPress, so please be patient as I suss it all out & tweak & change this blog to make it my own.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you’ll visit again.

Robin Michelle



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