I truly am a terrible blogger. I could bore you all with excuses but the truth is, I'm feeling really disillusioned at the moment and that combined with wisdom teeth woes is sapping my creative energy.
After a mammoth struggle to complete a vampire story, I did finally succeed in subbing two of the buggers to Black Lace for their upcoming anthology. One of them is significantly darker and better than the other, but it I always worry about stories that come out like that. I get a buzz off them, but erotic horror is not necessarily what people are looking for in a vampire anthology. Hopefully I'll learn the fate of these stories soon as the deadline is not far off. Fingers crossed. Gawd, it's always so much worse when you really love the stories in question.
As for novel projects - I've been scribbling notes down for a contemporary, but despite a workable outline, genuine chemistry between the characters, and some lovely quirks, my heart just isn't in it. I've decided I'm really not that fond of straight contemporaries. I don't read many of them either.
Anyway, after two weeks of torturing myself with this project, I've pushed it to one side and decided to concentrate on polishing up Fortuna. There's a fair bit to do, including an entire chapter at the end to write, but I'm feeling more positive about my writing already for working on it.
How about after Fortuna? I seriously don't know what comes next. It could be Darleston's book, back to Desperate Measures, the Broken Angel sequel or maybe even a return to Egypt. Um, yeah, I'm doing my best to ignore the last option on the list. I'm not sure I can face the research involved, or the contemporariness of it. Not yet anyway... we'll see...
Oh, and I love this picture.
Recently watched: CSI, Torchwood finale, Dr Who.
Currently listening to: Suede, Cast & the Velvet Goldmine Soundtrack
Currently reading: Sin by Sharon Page & For Her Pleasure by Maya Banks