and bonus points for those who know where the subject line of this post comes from. *hee*
So I was tooling around on LJ a few minutes ago (because I do that sometimes) and there was a post asking about author websites/blogs and what people would like to see, what makes people go back to a site/blog, and what will turn them completely off and make them never visit the site/blog again. As the two people asking these questions are authors within the m/m (or gay, if you will) romance genre whom I have a great deal of liking and appreciation for, I answered.
Lo and behold, I found myself saying that I like it when authors update their blogs, even if it’s a WEE update… I also found myself admitting that I’m incredibly craptastic at doing this, myself.
So. Here it is. A promise, for those who might be interested.
I WILL post an update here at least once a week.
It might be a few paragraphs, or even just a few lines, but I’ll do my best to keep everyone aware of what’s going on in my “Worlds Within Words”. *hee*
As many of you may know (because I’ve mentioned it before, but possibly not here), I’ve been working on the third and final book in the “Conventional” series. The first two (Conventional Wisdom and Conventional Education) were novella length, but it looks as though the third — tentatively titled Unconventional — will be novel-length. I’m approximately 25 pages (in MSWord) from finishing it, I think, and after that it’ll go off to the publisher to be either accepted or declined. I’m hoping for the former. 😛
I’ve also been working on another story that I believe will be novella-length. This one is part of Torquere Books’ Color Box line and will be a sequel of sorts to my previous Color Box (Lemon Yellow: Making Lemonade) in that it will deal with one of the secondary characters from Lemon Yellow, Troy.
Ever have that feeling like you KNOW what you should be doing but you can’t quite see it? When it’s more a feeling than a fact?
This story, with the color Lime Green, is one of those.
I’ve started it three different times, in three different ways since November, which is when I signed on for the color, and none of them have been quite right. Finally, earlier today, I had a bit of a breakthrough. I’m fairly confident that I know what I want this story to say and how I want it to happen. Which means I have three beginnings that will likely languish in dubious splendor on my hard drive for years. LOL
In any case, Lime green is due in by May 1st and I’m feeling good about making that deadline now. *grins*
In other news, as I’m sure I’ve said before, my first book with Total-E-Bound is due out toward the end of February. It’s called A Game of Chances and is what I hope will be the first of a trilogy centered around the men and women of the Farmingdale Gentleman’s Club, a gray-ops organization that employs all sorts of (I hope) interesting characters. *grins* I’ve already submitted the second book to the publisher but I think they’re waiting to see how book 1 sells before saying yay or nay. I hope some of you will be interested enough to give it a shot when it’s released. And yes, I’ll be posting blurb and buy-link here, once I’ve got them. For now, check out the cover! (Assuming this works, anyway. I’m somewhat challenged when it comes to web stuff. If ‘challenged’ means incredibly inept, anyway. *blushy-face*)
Also coming out toward the end of February is the next book in the One and One series, The One That Stayed.
This one is a little bit different from the first two (The One That Got Away and The One That Was Lost) in that it tells the story of Russell and David, Jamie (from the second book)’s father Russell and Russell’s long-time lover and husband, David. We get to see them meet and go through all the things that led to them becoming the men who appeared in the first two books as secondary characters. There’s also a fourth in this series, but I’ve no clue when it’ll be coming out. LOL
In any case, here’s the cover for The One That Stayed, Russell and David’s story:
You know, I’m sure there’s more, but after my stunningly frustrating and insane day with Mum, I’m drawing a blank. Besides, I’d planned this to be a SMALL update. LOL
In any case, that’s what’s going on in Tis-ville right now, as far as writing goes. I’ll be back next week with another update, and feel free to ask any questions or whatever in comments here. They’re screened, but I promise to reply! 🙂