Saturday, January 24, 2015

What I'm Working On :D

Good word count last week! Let’s keep it up! Shakes pompoms.

 

Writing:

New f/f YA novel — I have 1000 words. I don’t even know the main character’s first name yet (this one was on hold this week because Articles of Release deadline OMG)

Musician. Bodyguard. Stalker. Loving this one

Articles of Release, next in the Terms of Release universe. DEADLINE OMG.

Mr. Untouchable  — next in the One Horse Town universe

 

In edits/rewrites:

Ace/Kitty in rewrites.

 

At beta:

nothing

 

At proofing:

Ever the Same

 

Subbed:

Mr. Unlucky to TEB

Go Ask Alice to Hamony Ink

 

Next week's plan?

ALL THE WORDS. AGAIN!

Friday, January 23, 2015

What I'm Reading

Halfway through Joyland, a Hard Case Crime by Stephen King. Loving it. LOVING IT.

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1. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett — so far, loving it. So damn funny.

2. The Best Horror of the Year Volume Six, edited by Ellen Datlow — there wasn’t a single story where anything happened. So frustrating.

3. Indian Cooking Unfolded by Raghavan Iyer — great narrative, interesting recipes, but not for a foodie, for someone who wants the very basics. Thrace — you would love it!

4. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters — lovely little mystery

5. A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg — absolutely charming and made me cry

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Themes and Freedom ;-)

You know, I was chatting with Julia about themes — we all have themes in our work, yeah? 

Most of the time I’d tell you my theme is panic as I scream toward a deadline.

I’ve been writing my fingers off. I’ve got a deadline (surprise surprise) on the 31st for the sequel to The Terms of Release and between moving and Julia breaking her foot, having literally 6 solid weeks of company, I just didn’t get it finished as fast as I’d liked. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good book. Troy and Eric are loud little bastards with a shitload of baggage, which surprised me, because I didn’t expect it, but I haven’t spent a ton of time wallowing mindlessly in these boys. After all, they’re plotty, and I’m trying to keep all the balls in the air.

Today we were having supper (meatball sandwiches and salads), and Julia asks me, what do these guys want? What’s important to their souls?

I think on it.

Eric is a wounded warrior with no idea what he’s going to do with his life. Troy is a trainer with a serious adrenaline bone and some deep fucking issues. What do they want? They both want out of their own heads.

It’s like Sage and Win from The Terms of Release, you know?

What was important to Sage? Freedom. What was important to Win? 

Freedom.

They both wanted the same things and the neat part for me was how they got to that point.

Then with Mike and Jenson from Say Something. Mike wanted everything — he wants every single thing that life has to offer. Jenson? He wants loose of the bonds that he’s built around himself (is that freedom?).

Ever the Same, which is coming soon, is about Dixon and Audie. Dixon’s blind and heartbroken and trying to raise his little girl. Audie’s trapped and scared and trying to raise his little boy.

What does Dixon want? He wants his life back. Jenson? Say it with me, y’all! Freedom.

I was in the closet and in desperate pain (I have trigeminal neuralgia, which is the most painful disease you can have and not die from it) for a long, long time (think decades) and I’m finally, blessedly in remission, out of the closet, married to my soulmate, and truly happy so maybe I’m just working out my shit. I’d been trapped a long, long time and now I’m free. 

Maybe now I get to work on setting my boys free.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

What I'm Working on this Week

Good word count last week! Let’s keep it up! Shakes pompoms.

 

Writing:

New f/f YA novel — I have 1000 words. I don’t even know the main character’s first name yet

Musician. Bodyguard. Stalker. They had sex, finally

Articles of Release, next in the Terms of Release universe.

Mr. Untouchable  — next in the One Horse Town universe

 

In edits/rewrites:

Ace/Kitty in rewrites.

 

At beta:

Go Ask Alice

 

At proofing:

Ever the Same

 

Subbed:

Mr. Unlucky to TEB

Alpha Beta to RP

Nothing’s Scary to Horror Magazine

 

Next week's plan?

ALL THE WORDS. AGAIN!

Friday, January 16, 2015

What Am I Reading? ;-)

Halfway through a Brother Cadfael book — A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters. 

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1. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett — so far, loving it. So damn funny.

2. The Best Horror of the Year Volume Six, edited by Ellen Datlow — there wasn’t a single story where anything happened. So frustrating.

3. Indian Cooking Unfolded by Raghavan Iyer — great narrative, interesting recipes, but not for a foodie, for someone who wants the very basics.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015