Saturday, August 05, 2006

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have 2 more weeks of classes. Thank Goddess! I can't wait to be DONE!

Instead of working on "Wolf Song" as I intended to yesterday, a little romp of a short story popped into my head. I wrote it out entirely, getting the first draft done about 1:30 this morning. It's called "Kitten" and it is another Kinsmen vampire romance. I'll be sending it to Venus Press for their 'confessions to venus' line when I am done editing it. I'll have to type it first. I wrote it out instead of typing it. I wish I had a laptop, then I could be more mobile and efficient when I write.

Speaking of Venus Press, I'll be doing an online 'chat' with them Sept. 21 at 2pm on line, if you folks want to come over and give me a friendly voice in the crowd, I'd appreciate it. I'll tell you more details when I know them. I have a 1 hour chat slot. I'll be giving away a copy of "Always" to someone who signs up for my yahoo group between now and the end of the day of Sept 22, when the mega Venus Press Summer Blowout ends.

I start my new job Monday. I'm a bundle of nerves over that, but it should be good and actually give me more writing time, which is outstanding.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Typed and Printed

I'm exhausted. I typed out the parts of "Redemption" that had been handwritten in a flurry of fingers over the keyboard. It come out to 70 pages. Wow, much longer than I expected. I think it might reach novella length (19,000 words) in the next couple drafts.

But, first, I want to finish the first draft of "Wolf Song." I'll be rereading Chapter 1 during my lunch break and then getting down to business on that fella this afternoon.

It feels so good to be writing steady again. I'm anxious to get these short peices done so I can get back to Dance. The story has been moving forward in my head and I hate to let it get too far ahead of me.

On the agent side, I calculate that the submission should have reached her by now. This means I can start the worried watching of the mailbox for a reply. The life of a writer is spent with constant anxiety about mail. Did anything writing related come today? Is it good news, or bad news? Is the mailman holding out on me? Did he deliver it to the wrong address? Every day I try not to tackle him and riffle through his bag looking for my reply envelope. Most days I succeed.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Razor's Story Done

That sucker ran LONG! I've finally decided on a title for it. How do you like, "Redemption" as a vampire romance title?

I have about 20 pages of the manuscript that were written in long hand that I need to type. Then I know I'll be editing this one heavily, most likely expanding it even more. I hope to have it over to Venus Press in a week or so.

Then I want to finish up "Wolf Song", and get back to Dance. I should hear back from the agent before I finish with all that. I have the next agent in mind if needed, but I REALLY hope it is NOT needed. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Busy... But not done yet.

I've written about 25 pages on Razor's story the last few days, and it still isn't complete yet! Yikes, this is going to be a novella for sure. Oops!

Just once more scene to go, I'm pretty sure.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Secrets of the Dark

Formerly Deluge, for those of you keeping track. I just entered the last of the edits and printed the monster out. It weighs in at a hefty 396 pages, so actually it is about 100,000 words instead of 90,000. That is cool.

Anyway, I have it bound with a couple of rubberbands now, and stuffed inside a FedEx box ready to mail out when an agent asks for it. Hopefully, that will be very soon.

Still Hanging In There

Only 3 weeks left of school. Yeah! Only 2 weeks until I start the cool new job. Yeah! Finally getting "The Secrets of the Dark" submitted to the next agent today. Yeah! Taking today to work on Razor's story. Ultra-mega yeah!