Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Crappy reviews Part II

Contrary being that I am, I have not slunk off into a darkened room to wallow in despair, or in fact shed a single tear, nope, I've worked my socks off on the dastardly WIP. Maybe I'm trying to prove something? WIP has hit a few stumbling blocks over the last few days, but slowly, it's coming back on track. Actually, I knew it was turning around the minute the computer started sabotaging the file. However, I'm now an expert at weeding data out of tmp files, so, nothing lost there, and chapter three is finally hotting up. I give the credit to rather a few too many hours of watching Poldark reruns. It's still fantastic, riveting stuff. Off to watch City of God.
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Recently watched: Lots of Poldark
Currently listening to: Gackt - Redemption
Currently reading: Just finished, Circus Excite by Nikki Magennis

Grrr...crappy reviews

Sad writer that I am, I waste far too much time checking out Amazon etc to see if anyone has written a review. Well, I found a pretty crappy one, which is making me feel grizzly, as if the blasted heat wasn't doing that already. I do wonder why people go to the effort of reading things that are so obviously not to their tastes, though. Shrugs. Erotica is such a personal thing. I'm never going to appeal to everyone's tastes, so I'll happily continue catering to my own. That is why I started writing, after all.

Sod it, I've just about got a handle on Desperate Measures. I'm not going to be distracted.

Might go and re-read Ashley Lister's review over at ERWA to remind myself that other people have liked it, though.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Happy Birthday to me!

Arh, it's getting older day again! It's been pretty good so far, breakfast in bed, presents, lunch with friends, and an email from a fellow writer saying she'd just re-discovered one of the stories that got her interested in the whole m/m erotica thing, and it turned out to be one of mine. I'm completely tickled over this, and have just scared my son by bounding across the room in a jovial manner...grin.

Feeling a bit more positive about DM too. I think I know where I'm going with Chapter 3. Now, I just have to write the damn thing. But none of that today, it's relax and be pampered day.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Too damn hot!

The UK is presently baking. Stepping outside the front door seems to guarantee you sunstroke, the road surfaces are melting and I keeping passing out mid-afternoon cause the heat is making me so darn sleepy. Anyway, the result of this ghastly weather is that I've been struggling more than usual with the whole writing lark. Today, I had hoped to get a good chunk of Chapter 3 of DM written, but having reached the end of Chpt 2, I discovered my outline was rather vague at this particular point, hence minimal progress was made and instead of sketching some ideas for scenes, I spent the afternoon indulging in YouTube - bad me.

Hmm, actually, I've been pretty naughty re: writing all week. We had friends over on Monday - great to see them - and sat up late listening to music, talking and playing Chez goth! And, Mr F, your band is totally ace!

In other news, my other half has decreed that my SIP story isn't wholly crap, being quite erotic actually, but that the public/location aspect of it is incidental. I''ve decided to put it in the post regardless, and we'll just have to wait and see what Black Lace make of it.

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Recently watched: Escape from New York
Currently listening to: Kifaru
Currently reading: Circus Excite by Nikki Magennis

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Why am I convinced I'm a writer?

Am convinced that SIP story is utter pants. Will inflict said on other half this evening to confirm suspicion...Arrgggh!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Oh, boy!

Busy, busy day. Finished my Sex in Public story... Well, I say finished. I still needs polishing but I have a complete story, with a begining, middle and end. I'm still excited about it too, although not to quite the same degree as a few days ago. Part of me wonders if it isn't just utter crap. Actually, I pretty much feel that it's going to get rejected for being too far-fetched/not public enough, but stubborn masochist that I am, I'm going to send it regardless.

Other news... Not much to report. We're still plodding along with the bathroom, and there still aren't nearly enough hours in the day.

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Recently watched: Dr Who
Currently listening to: Gackt
Currently reading: A Caress of Twilight, Laurell K Hamilton

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Wicked words

Work on my novel is on hold at present as I’ve been trying to get down something for the Sex in Public call. It’s been going okay, sex and the characters are fine, but it’s been missing something vital, namely a decent location. But… I’ve found one. Actually, my other half suggested it a while back but I dismissed it at the time cause a) it didn’t seem very erotic b) I couldn’t think of a story to hang around it and c) I’m stupid like that. Anyway, it’s perfect…cue loony grin and mad dancing.

Hmm, you know, thinking about it, maybe I should be banned from writing short stories, since I seem to be incapable of writing anything sensible. No – dammit! If I actually manage to pull this off (and there’s the catch) it’s going to be BRILLIANT!

Nobody hold their breath expecting miracles, okay. I’ll probably be back in my pit of despair again by nightfall convinced it’s the worst idea for a story ever and no editor in their right mind would ever want it. Until then… if you happen to see a strange woman about pushing a buggy with a wild grin on her face, it could be me.

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Recently watched: Big Brother
Currently listening to:The mad cackling inside my own head.
Currently reading: A Caress of Twilight, Laurell K Hamilton

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Too Funny

I always enjoy Ashley Lister's ERWA column, but this month it's especially funny. Go check out his Diary of an erotic fiction writer. It had me in stitches.

Jinxed

Desperate Measures, (the working title of my current WIP) is jinxed, I'm convinced of it. Every time I get more than a few hundred words down the computer goes phutz! and swallows the lot and I end up on a frantic damage limitation exercise. It's happened twice today, which is more than a little annoying as I've been on something of a roll. Still, I've managed just over 1K - might have been 2K, if I hadn't spend hours weeding paragraphs of text out of temp files, so I guess I'm pleased. Current plan is to try and have a proposal ready to send by the end of July, but that kind of depends how well things go with my attempt at a story for the Sex in Public antho.

I think I mentioned a while back that I had two potential story ideas... so, you might have thought I'd be busy working on them, but no, I've been tinkering around with a story I started ages ago but which ran out of steam halfway through. I just hope I manage to pull it together enough for it actually work without being completely ludicrous. Will let you know soon enough as the deadline is coming up fast.

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Recently watched: Evolution
Currently listening to: The Thunderstorm outside.
Currently reading: A Caress of Twilight, Laurell K Hamilton