You realize that you've actually written quite a lot of sex type stuff in your work and it suddenly hits you that when you publish those stories, people will actually (hopefully) READ them and then you might at some point have to look some of those people in the eye from time to time. Yeah... … Continue reading That thing where…
Earlier this year I got the opportunity to branch out from short story/anthology editing to work on a full length novel, and I'm so pleased it was for the lovely T.G. Ayer. I've known Tee for a while now, have copy-edited/proof-read some of her work in the past and watched her grow as a writer. So … Continue reading Skin Deep
Revise! Yes, you heard me right. I am gearing up for the great novella revision, and I couldn't be more excited! I know. What on earth has gotten into me? I can't really explain it. Don't get me wrong, I do love a good bit of editing - I love cutting words, and finding ways … Continue reading Raring to…
Months ago, I trunked Mocha Nihilism. I had very valid reasons for doing so, half of which was because I simply don't want a career writing romance, and half because there are some flaws with the story - flaws which I wasn't sure how to fix, and frankly didn't think it was worth expending the … Continue reading Testing the Theory
I'm making small progress with my novel. Very small, slow progress. I'm still okay with that - I actually finished the first scene up, finally, and am looking forward to plunging into the next. But it struck me that I have been avoiding thinking about a love interest for Madea. I mean, there is one, … Continue reading Looking for love
I'll reward you well for it, if you can find it. I've lost my creepy, my dark and disturbing. I don't know where, or when, but it's gone and I miss it! I first noticed it was absent last month when I tried to write a creepy flash fiction piece. I had nothing. I tried … Continue reading LOST: ability to disturb
When I was a teenager I was firmly dedicated to one type of music. I flooded my room with Nirvana, Offspring, Korn, Disturbed, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Hole and other bands like that. I wore the oldest cardigan in the world (it had been my fathers I think) with a million tatty holes in it. … Continue reading Kicking down walls.