Random Weirdness

Conversations With My Editor

I sent her a link to a video. This is what happened: This was the video. The young man in question is Darrion Gallegos (what a great way to spell it!). Plaid Cheap Trick shirt. (She later said: ” I will die if you don’t give it to me. And I will die LOUDLY.”...

Revision Helper

Yeah, he was a lot of help. 😛  Funny how sitting down at the computer makes you a target for all sorts of stuff. Like lap attacks, and pats, and snuggles. 🙂 First draft of Flesh Market is done and now I’m doing revisions before I send it off to beta readers. They’ll have...

Conversations with My Editor

My Christmas story is about a stripper. I had this conversation with my editor the other day. Me: I’ve decided I need to watch Magic Mike, because it’s research. Editor: I strongly support this level of dedication. Me: It’s a sacrifice I must make for my art. Editor: You’re my hero. On a totally...

The State of the Flesh Market :P

I shot off a preliminary copy of the synopsis for Flesh Market to The Editor in Question. She got back to me the other day to say that the synopsis alone took her on an emotional rollercoaster.  I feel much better about this story in the overall, thought the technical stuff is still giving...

T-Rex Takes on Groupon!

I really want to do this now. In my brother’s office. 😀 Just how fun must it be to work there, if this sort of thing that can happen? Honestly, management everywhere, think about this and what it means.

And Progress is Being Made

I’m finishing off the synopsis today and sending it to The Editor in Question so she can comment on the general storyline and I can fix any major issues I’m too blind to see before I go to beta. It’s also a show of good faith, since I’ve been a total flake for nearly two years. Working...

Feeling Optimistic

33K on the FBI story. Lots of bumps to smooth out, and about 8K to add, I’m guessing, but this is probably the fastest I’ve ever written something. Not counting the squirrel, which went remarkably quick. I’m liking the end of the case for Julian, because I beat him up a lot through the...

Self-Pubbing

I finally got off my butt and pulled out that old first-person short story I wrote ages ago. It’s cute–if you bought a copy of the Underground Erotica Anthology that was put out to support Absolute Write, you would have read it. I keep meaning to come back to those boys. I even have...

And I've just hit that point…

You know, the one where the whole story is crap and you just want to trunk it and start something new that will be better and easier and will make people like you? Yeah, that point. Which means I’m about a third of the way in. Cool. I think my subconscious suspects missing bits...