Sep 22, 2011

Humph...

I'm feeling kinda' shitty. Don't know if it's still allergies or this damn cold that's going around. So I haven't been writing, nor editing for that matter. Been hella' busy in real life too, though, and I haven't had time to think. LOL

But I have had time to dream... or at least imagine my next project. Yeah, I have wayyy too many WIP's going at one time. But this idea is for NaNoWriMo. There's a whole scene playing out in my head. I'm just hoping I can find 50k words for it during the month LOL

What I'll do, though, is write out a full outline of the scene, characters, anything afterwards, etc.

Before November, I am juggling 3 different projects. Not ideal though haha. But the random fallen angel idea is still calling, as well as the short project for SMP, so I should have something to keep me company until NaNo.

*waves*

Sep 18, 2011

The muse or the market?

Random thought:

I had a question a while ago asking if I write on my muse or for the market. And, honestly, I could care less if what I wrote had a 'market'. I write solely on my muse and always have. My muse cries out hot m/m romance. It used to cry out horror and vampirisms, etc...
Yeah, talk about a change.

So write on your muse. There may just be a market for just about anything. Even if it's a small market, hell you could write about hippie space pirates who hunt mutant squirrels on planet Levantine, I bet ya' you could find readers haha


Lately, my muse has been calling out for me to write more fantasy and paranormal. I wrote RtN which was contemp. so I guess it's time for a change. LOL

Sep 16, 2011

New layout!

New layout is here. That was easy :)

The pretty little Twitter birdie isn't actually linked to my twitstream yet though, so don't click it or you may be sent to internetz hell! Haha, I kid, I kid. Actually, it may say "page not found" LOL

Anyway, I submitted a partial yesterday for Road to Nowhere to Loose ID. *fingers crossed*

And I wrote close to 10k words this week for an anthology submission out at Storm Moon Press that's not due until April; but, hell, I figure why the fuck not, ya' know.

Other than those two thingies, now I sit listening to The Gazette being kinda' bored cause I'm wondering what to work on next. So, let's see, I have editing to do still. I'm not an editing junkie... I can go back to writing for the anthology... if I can get in the mood for some hot sex! haha

I could update my blog and my WIP's page LOL

yeah... that's the ticket!!

Sep 14, 2011

Random thoughts...

A few random thoughts for the day:

1. I'm changing the layout again... prepare for utter destruction!! Mwahahaha!

2. NaNoWriMo is coming up. I wasn't feeling up to par last year so this year, I'm taking the plunge into the NaNo waters. Seriously, I'm not a novel writer. I've always enjoyed writing shorter stories 1,000 to 25,000 words so reaching a novel goal seems extremely compelling to me haha.

I do have an idea fleshed out and, since writing an outline before hand is allowed, I'm going to take advantage of that... which I normally don't do either, I'm a 'wing it' kind of gal.



On another note, which is not a 'random daily thought' but more something that's has interested me for a few months... I've recently spoken to self-published author, Todd Young, who has a couple of m/m erotica novels on Amazon and Smashwords. Best conversation I could have possibly had... something, I believe, that I needed to help my decision. :)



And to top off the week, it's getting very cold here in Nebraska. Where the hell did summer go? It flew the nest haha.

Sep 7, 2011

Whut the... holy crap... I don't... huh?

Being as I'm new to writing romance altogether, seriously I used to cringe at romantic tales, I'm learning all too quickly the ins and outs, dos and dont's. Not just to romance writing but writing in general. Damn, I don't think I sucked when I was writing Denial LOL. But hell, my grammar and sentence structure... whut the fuck??

I made an editing/writing checklist today for myself. It lists everything that any one beta has ever noted in my work... grammar issues, punctuation has been a biggy, oh god the comma splice terror, as well as lack of sex LOL or better put - lack of emotion in sex. LOL How about using medical terminology to describe body parts?? Yep! Raises hand!
So that nice, long checklist I will be using while writing to remember to do those things instead.

Also, hehe, I was a horror writer... I had no clue how fast romance readers read! Wow! Um, not worried of lack of ideas... somewhat worried of marketing to writing ratio if I do self-pub. So I'm looking (again) at submitting Dark Night Skies to a different publisher after I change the end scene.
Hm, lack of sex, they say??

Better change that! ------->




I've been reading some lately, too. I'm slow at reading, but I've been devouring Jourdan Lane's Bound by Blood lately. Actually, it was a recommendation by the talented Emily Vienglory, after I asked in AW about writing implied anal sex... aka anal that happens without using explicit words for it. LOL if that makes sense.


I'm starting to fall over towards the explicit... sounds better, since in the simple example above, you have no idea where the guy is thrusting haha!

I think writing sex and action scenes are probably the hardest things. Haha

Another recommendation: Katrina Strauss, Blue Ruin series... awesome AWESOME yaoi influenced (i think.. no, I'm pretty sure) stories.

x-posted to livejournal

Cough, hack, sneezes...

Sickly sickly me... and family :( means no writing. I just can't wrap my head around it, hehe. I've been editing though, and beta reading... That still proves difficult when my head feels like it's spinning and going to pop.

But I'm still on the ball for publication. Well, except for the fact that uncertainty is building over me again like a freaking cloud. Should I? Shouldn't I? What the fuck??

Here it is again, the submission schedule:

Submit Road to Nowhere in Sept 2011




That's it. Where is Dark Night Skies? Under the umbrella... again. Damn it. It's. Just. Too. Good!

Submit Dark Night Skies in Oct 2011??