About Lily Graison

Lily Graison is a USA TODAY bestselling author of historical western romances. Her Willow Creek Series introduced readers to a small Montana town where the west is wild and the cowboys are wilder. Lily also dabbles in sci-fi, contemporary and paranormal romance when the mood strikes and all of her stories lean heavily to the spicy side with strong female leads and heroes who tend to always get what they want. She writes full time and lives in Hickory, NC with her husband and a house full of Yorkies.

Why is it never easy?

I’ve been working on the plot for a short story and I can’t seem to find that ONE tiny piece that will pull the whole thing together. I know the when, the why, the how, but I can’t figure out the ‘what’ that pulls the ending together. I have several ideas, but I keep running around in circles for some reason. I’m lost. Its the key to the whole thing and without it, it won’t work at all. I usually suffer through the ‘title’ phase for days, but of course, that came easy this time. Figures. I guess if I didn’t have so much on my mind right now, it may be simplier. There is just so much going on. And of course, I’ve had ch. 5 of the vampire novel for almost 2 weeks now and it still isn’t finished. I think I’m just getting frustrated. I’ve not had time to write in almost a week now and I hate doing that. When I don’t ‘use it’ I loose it. Of course, in my thought process, I get a whole other idea for another novel! *shakes head* Its a fantasy/mystical piece involving fairy’s. Don’t worry, Meg. I just wrote … Continue reading

Novel Changes

I’ve been changing things in the novel again. A name change was in order. I won’t go into details as to why though, but I think it was for the best. Now – as I think of this character, I see him differntly. I see him as being ‘more’ than what he was. Before, with the name I had given him, he was somehow – softer. Now I don’t feel that way. I feel as though it was a good thing. He’ll be more of what I had invisioned. All material &copy2005-2012 to Lily Graison Please follow and like us:0

Finally a break

I finished my rewrites of the soon to be known “A Touch of Heaven”. I’m sure there is more editing to be done, but it won’t be as hard as actually converting the story the way I have. I’m already looking at my other stories to see if any of them are worth converting. I can only think of one, though. At least now I can finally get back to the novel. I’ve missed working on it. And so has Meg. LOL All material &copy2005-2012 to Lily Graison Please follow and like us:0

It’s Signed!

So – I just recieved the contract from Linden Bay Romance for the sale of my short story. The new title is – ‘A Touch of Heaven’ – which I know ‘someone’ won’t like. lol They only hold rights to all electronic and POD copies of the story, so normal publication is still a possibility if I choose to do so. I have three chapters of the novel finished – completly. Chapter four is done, but it still needs fine tuning and final editing. We’re up to 27 pages now and a little over 15,000 words. It feels like I’ll never get finished. If these people running around my house would leave me be for twenty minutes, I could probably do that. All material &copy2005-2012 to Lily Graison Please follow and like us:0

It’s Working!

The new site is now up and running. It didn’t take nearly as long as I figured it would. There’s still no information on the site, but I’ll be adding it soon. The link for lilygraison.com is on the left. All material &copy2005-2012 to Lily Graison Please follow and like us:0

A New Space & story news

I’ve been busy today! I set up the new blog – as you can see. I liked this better than LiveJournal for some reason. Its less – frantic to me. I’m still writing. I have chapter 4 of CK to check again before I send it off to beta and I’ll have another one under my belt. We’re up to 15,000 words so far. Not sure how long this story will be – but knowing me, it’ll be long. All material &copy2005-2012 to Lily Graison Please follow and like us:0