Friday, July 25, 2008


I didn't mean to disappear for the best part of ten days, but suddenly family obligations and RWA preparations have taken over my life. I've done no writing since I finished Pure Folly, which I intend to edit on the plane.

At the moment, in between bouts of blind panic, I'm trying to pull together paragraph descriptions of the numerous projects I could work on next. Every time I think I have it narrowed down, something else crops up to make me doubt myself.

Options are:

Darleston's book -I have the main relationship, but only a hazy idea of the rest.

AGW3 (yes, it has a title) Not sure I'm ready for it yet. After Darleston's book, maybe. But the strands are slowly coming together.

Follow-up to Broken Angel (also has a title) no definite plot, just themes and shadows, but it might make a nice break from the historicals.

Desperate Measures - I have 30K of this already done, and I don't think it'd take much to get back into it.

Kit - contemporary threesome type thing (could just be a novella rather than a novel).

Neddy's book - Okay, that just came out of nowhere earlier this evening.

There aren't enough days in the year for all these projects, and believe me, there are others in the wings too. I give up. I think I'll just look at this pic a bit more instead.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I've reached the end of Pure Folly. It's done, or rather the first draft is done. I still need to read it through and do a round or two of tweaking, before I find some unsuspecting souls to inflict it upon. I've had so many prods from people intrigued by the idea, that I suppose I ought to send it out into the real word. Hope someone likes it enough to publish it!

So, with less than a fortnight until RWA now, I'm going just starting my Liaison themed story for the next BL anthology. I really don't know how it's going to pan out. At the moment, I have a man in a pinstriped suit and not a whole lot else. At least he's gorgeous, if a little freaky.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Bookitdy Marks

Aren't they lovely. I'm immensely pleased with them and myself for managing to put them together.

Pure Folly has taken an unexpected turn!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Happy Moments.

Yay! Yippee! Finally people seem to be reading (and enjoying, I might add) Dark Designs. (Check it out here and here.) You would not believe how all kinds of happy that makes me. Seriously, I have a weird love/hate relationship with Dark Designs. Content wise, I love it. I adore Takeshi. Hell, actually I love all the characters. That book is so very me. It's a crazy extrapolation of all the real life quirkiness I've encountered. The trouble is, it's saddled with THE most hideous cover in creation. I don't know what the art department were on that day, but seriously, they should avoid it in future. It's so utterly crappy, that just thinking about it still makes me cringe and my blood boil two years later. But hey, I've had the cover rant before.

You know what else I appreciate? That someone appreciates the inclusion of this little gem... "Omae wa ore no mono desu"... "Kore kara zutto... itsumademo." I spent hours agonizing over the inclusion of those lines. Should I have translated them? I decided not to, figuring the yaoi fans out there would probably understand, and everyone else could guess along with Silk as to what Takeshi had said to him. He meant it, whatever it was <very evil grin>.

Anyway, on to other stuff. Pure Folly remains just that. They had finally got around to kissing, inspired I might add by this pair found via Madam Butterflies blog, but are now having a rather tense debate. Jude doesn't get why Alastair has a problem with him marrying his cousin for self-preservation reasons! Alastair is trying not to feel heartbroken over the fact that he's already losing what he thought he just gained. Bet that makes no sense whatsoever.

On the subject of yon kissing pair in that clip. It's weird. You have to watch it with the sound for it to work it's magic! Sound off, it's just two guys kissing. Sound on, and it does seriously weird things to my insides. So, I figure I now need to work out how to incorporate more sounds into my writing. No easy task, I can tell ya.

Off to do some work before I tackle the Sunday ironing mountain.

I'm debating getting Kit out of the closet again!

Really going now...

Madelynne xx

Recently watched: The Supersizers Go... Restoration & Dr Who.
Currently listening to: Small shrieking persons.
Currently reading: Indiscretions by Elayne S Venton & Everything Forbidden by Jess Michaels.

Friday, July 04, 2008

German cover

This the cover for the new German translation of Phantasmagoria.

I'm not really sure what to say about that! I'm pretty sure fishnet T-shirts hadn't been invented in 1800, and I'm certain there aren't any vampires in there. Leastways, there weren't the last time I looked.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Folly update

Ha! I can't believe I've written 7K of m/m entertain myself angst porn and the nearest they've got to sex so far is holding hands in the dark. Talk about teasing myself. LOL!

Will they, won't they? Will the big spooky ghost come along first and scare them witless? Guess I'll have to wait and see... Ah, I love this story...

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


I painted the garden wall yesterday. In what way is that exciting, you ask? Well, it wasn't particularly. But first thing this morning I was looking out of the window admiring it. Thinking, wow, that's white! But no, because there is a large black circle in the middle of it, spoiling the lovely blank canvas. Some enormous bloody snail has taken up residence. Damn thing is still there.

Anyway, not nearly enough writing done today. I just can't seem to settle to it. So I've made a collage of a castle instead! Hence I still have several hours of writing ahead of me, instead of an evening off... duh, stupid Madelynne. Hm, I might have to go and find some inspirational images first.

Recently watched: The Supersizers Go... Regency.
Currently listening to: Dishwasher
Currently reading: Indiscretions by Elayne S Venton