9 Circles of Deadline Hell by Cindy Skaggs
With apologies to Dante, here are the writer’s 9 circles of deadline hell.
1). Limbo: Thinking about writing. Not actually writing.
2) Lust: Mad book love. The honeymoon stage.
3) Gluttony: Binge writing. Can’t. Stop. Writing.
4) Greed: More. More violence, more death, more love, more sex. Just more!
5) Anger: The honeymoon is over and the computer is the enemy.
6) Heresy: God D%@* why did you make me a writer?
7) Violence: Characters must submit.
8) Fraud: This is shit. I am shit.
9) Treachery: Oh, muse where art thou?
And the final hell that goes beyond Dante’s Inferno
10) Release day: My precious!
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Bad boy Mick Donovan has dedicated his life to avenging his brother’s death, even aligning himself with an FBI Task Force to achieve his ends. Which leads him to the mess he’s in now–undercover as the husband of the woman he’s been fantasizing about, despite knowing how off-limits she is, to protect an innocent child.
After an ambush, Destiny Harper is on the run and out of places to hide from a ruthless drug lord hellbent on claiming his son. Charged with protecting the boy, Dez lands in the mountains on a collision course with Mick, a blizzard, and a past she’d rather forget. But even as the close quarters ignites the passion between her and the sexy biker, she knows there’s no future with him. Mick will sacrifice everything for revenge—even her.
Cindy Skaggs grew up on stories of mob bosses, horse thieves, cold-blooded killers, and the last honest man. Those mostly true stories gave her a lifelong love of storytelling and heroes. Her search for story took her around the world with the Air Force before returning to Colorado. As a single mom, she’s turning her lifelong love of storytelling into a career she loves. She has an MA in Creative Writing, three jobs, two kids, and more pets than she can possibly handle. She also plays the flute, makes crazy-good sculptures out of tortilla dough, and can wrangle the neurotic dog without getting mauled. Find her on Facebook as Cindy Skaggs, Writer, @CLSkaggs on Twitter, or www.CSkaggs.com to sign up for her newsletter.