Friday, July 21, 2006

Good News

Now for the Good News:

My story "Always" (available from Venus Press at the link on the side) had avisit from the review fairy. They were all really nice reviews, too!

Fallen Angels

"Bethany finds herself struggling with her emotions for Troy and her uncertainty with being a vampire. The attraction between the two of them is heartfelt, tender, and a pleasure to experience. Amanda Sidhe has done a wonderful job creating depth, conflict, and passion within a few pages. 5 Angels!"

Erotic Escapades

"With a strong and sexy alpha hero in Troy Always was full of the forceful sex and raging sensuality that only a true alpha male can bring to a book. Ms. Sidhe has gained my attention with Always and I eagerly look forward to her next book in the future."

Coffee Time Romance

"The story is well written and sure to please many a fan of the horror genre. Ms. Sidhe is a creative author who I am certain we will see more fabulous stories from in the future."

Bad News

Bad News first:

Writer's House rejected my query for Deluge. Boo-Hoo!

I'll have the submission back in the mail come monday. See? This is why I picked the next agent last week. Wasn't that using the old noodle?

World, Upside Down

So, I've been offered a new job which I will be starting in a few weeks. I'll be on the night shift again, which is not bad. More writing time at work that way, at least I think so. I won't be working with one or two other people all night, and hopefully they aren't expecting much in the way of conversation.

But, now I don't NEED to go to school any more. I'm finishing the summer quarter out, and taking the fall quarter off. I may finish my degree just to finish it, but I won't decide that for a while.

All of that will mean more writing time. Yeah, writing time!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Checking in...

Well, I just finished the final exam in Accounting last evening. Thank goodness. All that info I crammed into my head. DUMPED! Gone! bye-bye! The way summer classes are, I still have 5 more weeks of Management (piece of cake) and Economics (piece of crap). I am also starting Marketing on wednesday. I'm jazzed about the Marketing class.

Last night I dreamed more than I have in months. The part that really sticks out is one of my characters from Deluge was in the dream. Toward the end of the novel there is a great looking man named Nathan who manages to steal a few scenes. He's back in Dance in another supporting role. I don't want to give away any thing that will spoil the story for you, but it was very cool to have Nathan show up in the dream. He's a personal favorite.

I started a short story a few days ago after reading a short passage in a novel that caught my attention. I'm already on page 27 of the story. It's another character based story where the characters are in control and they are stunning the crap out of me. It is based in the same world as "Always" and I'm targeting the "Untamed Heros" line at Venus Press, where "Always" is published. My 'hero' is a vampire named Razor and he is one scary dude. This one has lots of character development woven into lots of sex. I'm curious how it will go over. I like it. This one is not going to mushroom into a novel, though. I already know where it is heading and once I get Razor and Karma to quit banging each others brains out, we can get around to it.

The edits to Deluge are done unless one of my readers have comments. I've got a few different folks reading it and I'm not getting many comments yet, so I'm hoping that is a good sign. I'm all ready for the agent to request it. (Come on, Lady! Get on the ball already!) Once I have my untitled short story completed, I'm going to go back to Dance.

Monday, July 17, 2006


Yesterday a snatch of a novel I was reading grabbed me. It immediately sparked a scene that I wanted to write. I began writing it, and 9 1/2 pages later, I have the start of a short story and a good idea where it will end. I'm pretty sure this will be only a short story and not mushroom into a novel. It is as yet untitled and is a vampire romance with a bad boy, almost 'anti-hero', and is set in the same world as "Always". So, I'm thinking it will probably go to Venus Press when I'm done. They've got a bad boy line they're starting, and this will definately fit right in.

I'll probably finish this story up before getting back to Dance. I don't think it will take me more than a week or two at most to complete it, assuming I don't get hit with another week of school like the last two have been.