Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fab review & an update

I'm busy leaping about in glee (or I would be if my knee wasn't so dodgy and there weren't carpet fitters about) because Coffee Time Romance have given Woe in Kabukicho a top score. Here's a snippet of what they had to say...
Madelynne Ellis used an amazing strategy when writing Woe in Kabukicko... I recommend every woman and man pick up Woe In Kabukicko and walk for a moment in another person’s shoes; a journey no one should miss.
 You can read the full review here.


Meanwhile work is slow going on Darleston's story due to the half-term holidays and my continuing quest to move house. The word count is pitifully poor, but at least I like where it's all going.

Woke up a few mornings back thinking I really ought to take another look at the Whore. It's been idling for so long now I should be able to look at it critically enough to decide what to do, namely decide whether it's erotica or women's fiction.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Fried Brain Friday

Darleston isn't co-operating and I have a stupid idea in my head about writing something with an Edwardian setting. I'm pretending it's not a real idea in the hope that it might go away, but I'm not sure it's going to. Plus, I secretly think it might even be a good idea... seriously... it could work...it could be huge! Waahhh! But I know next to nothing about the period, and I don't have a plot, just an inkling. Please someone tell me to bury it below the patio. (Not that I have a patio.)

Okay, back to work now...

Oops! Nearly forgotten to mention my lovely profile being displayed over at Lucy Felthouse's new site Erotica For All. Go check out the site. It has reviews, new releases, free stuff and forums. Yeah, and also that bit about me.

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Currently reading: City of Ghosts by Stacia Kane
Recently Watched: Shrek 2

Sunday, October 03, 2010

New things

Revisions on the Bloody Book are finally done and it's currently sitting on a certain editor's desk, hopefully making a good impression. Naturally, I already miss it. I'd grown to love those characters and the crazy high jinks they get up to in the process of trying to do things right. The other thing is that I think writing UF is where my voice really comes through, more so than when writing historical settings. That said, I'm now making a long intended return to my historical projects.

I have this crazy idea about writing Darleston's book (HHL) concurrently with AGW3 (TSK). I've no idea if this will actually work long term, but it might get me the proposals done.

Other plans for the future now include,
* a sequel to the Bloody Book.
* finishing the Whore
* a preposterous idea for an Edwardian-set paranormal (sort of)
* and another m/m novella.

I think I need to and another contemporary on to that lot somehow.

I know I moan outrageously while I'm writing contemporaries, but having just gone through the final line edits for Enticement, I don't think I do too bad a job :)

I think I may need a rotating system, UF, historical, contemp, UF etc... Oh, hang on, that's essentially what I have been doing. Guess it must be working.

Of course, I won't be making any great progress on anything if the house sale goes ahead. Too much to do re: packing and decorating. Fingers crossed.
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Recently watched: Shrek 2
Currently listening to: Re:born by Gackt
Currently reading: Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane