Thursday, June 22, 2006

Bye bye Dark Designs

Well, the proofs are done and sent. It proved to be a much easier job than I'd anticipated as the editor had made very few changes, so it was mostly just mopping up a few spelling mistakes. Course now I've done that I really ought to knuckle down and get on with the next proposal. Unfortunately I'm feeling incredibly flighty at the moment and can't seem to settle down to anything constructive for more than a few minutes.

I've also had some lovely feedback on Dark Designs from the editor, which is a nice confidence boost, considering I'm a typical paranoid writer, convinced that I only write crap and that nobody will ever want to read it, let alone like it. However, apparently, I have an accessible style with well-developed characters and a good handle on the homoerotic elements. My other half did suggest that maybe BL were dropping hints not to focus too heavily on that angle again as apparently it's not that popular as a female fantasy(grin) . Guess I'm in a minority(vbg) .

2 comments:

wendywoo said...

Well done on finishing those proofs! Can't wait to read the book, 'cos I'm sure it'll be brilliant! :)

Your other half might be right, but not because the girlies don't like hot man on man action. I think that even though it's 'for women by women', Black Lace has always had a following of heterosexual male readers as well and they might be the ones who are squicked out by reading gay male porn. I'm just guessing though...

Madelynne said...

Thanks, Wendy. I'm inclined to agree with you about the male readers, but he was really just going along with the BL stance of m/m scenes not being high on the ratings of female fantasy. I think they're wrong, but I'm biased...