Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Displacement activities no 52

I'm watching Fuurin Kazan. Three episodes in and rather a lot of samurai action to go. Gackt's character doesn't even turn up until something like episode 25. But you know what, it's good. I'm enjoying it. The main character is basically a scruffy loner with a heap load of emotional and physical scars, and he's great!

Still looking forward to Gackt though...

Recently watched: Fuurin Kazan Episodes 1-3
Currently listening to: Smash Mouth
Currently reading: I'm between books at the moment.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Shifting gears

So, despite my absolutely loathing of synopsis writing, I've somehow managed to produce two of the damn things in the last two days. The first is for Pure Folly which I'm on the verge of sending out into publication land. The second is for that thing in the sidebar entitled "Kit".

Hm, Kit, yes... Well, thanks to some brainstorming help from the lovely Portia da Costa, it now has a much better title and an outline for me to write to. Just need to write the 10K or so of story to go with it for the proposal now.

What, you want to know what it's about?

It's a dreaded contemporary, I'm afraid. Terrible, isn't it. But after Phantasmagoria, Fortuna and Pure Folly, I think I need a little break from the historicals. No doubt by next week I'll have changed my mind again.

Recently watched: Consenting Adults
Currently listening to: Violator by Depeche Mode
Currently reading: Red Angel by Makoto Tateno

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm miserable but pretending otherwise. Crappy news combined with post-book blues is to blame. The solution is to get on with something else, except I'm feeling too miserable and the next thing I need to do is write a dreaded synopsis!

Anyway, hope you'll hop over to Lust Bites today and say hi to Sedonia Guillone, who is talking about her m/m Men of Tokyo books.

Recently watched: Olympic Gymnastics
Currently listening to: Afro Celt Soundsystem. Sound Magic Vol 1
Currently reading: Reckless by Saskia Walker

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Two Titbits

Here's the 'wet man' cover for Lust at First Bite, which is good in the sense that BL in general seem to have gone back to random bits of women for most of the upcoming titles.

The other piece of news is that I'm over at Sedonia Guillone's blog today being interviewed. Hope you'll stop by and say hello.

I would comment on this, but it seems to be getting plenty of attention elsewhere, and between it and this, I'm already feeling narked.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

SF RWA Madness

So I'm back from RWA still tired and trying to fall back into the normal routine, only my normally routine is totally screwed up by the school holidays.

I'm not sure what to say about RWA, too many things happened in too short a space of time, so I guess I ought to stick to the highlights.

Beau Monde Regency Soiree - really enjoyable, wish I could have stuck it out until the end, but the jetlag caught up with me by 10pm and I had to call it a night. It was well worth it though. Lovely food, costumes and fun dancing.

Breakfast with Michelle Buonofiglio and the Bellas. If you haven't visited her at her lifetime TV blog, then you should. What can I say, she's a really funny, warm and lovely person. Between her and Anna Campbell, I was in stitches. I'm hoping we can coax Michelle into visiting the UK sometime soon.

Lust Bites get together, sadly minus Portia as she was dead on her feet from jetlag and partying. The rest of us, myself, Dayle, Tereasa and Kate had a good old gossip.

Major disapointment of the event. Missing Anais Nohant at the Passionate Ink party. I did get to see her briefly at the Lit signing, but I intended to hunt her down on Saturday afternoon before we left for the airport. Somehow, I got sidetracked though, while delivering a large bar of Cadbury's Dairy Milk to Kate Pearce.

I know I did oodles more than this but it'd take months to write it all down. One good thing that came out of the ten hour flight home was that I had a bit of a revelation regarding my AGW series. I know Saskia and Portia were both much amused by my manic scribbling in my teeniest notebook.

Anyway, the upshot of it was that I realised that what I thought was the start of Darleston's book (but which had lately been demoted to an extended prologue) is actually the start of AGW3. It seems blindingly obvious to me now, but I'd been getting myself in a real tizzy over it. I couldn't work out how to fit all those scenes together in a logical order without having a large chunk of seemingly unnecessary information at the start of Darleston's book. All it took was the realisation that the events in AGW and Darleston's book occur simulanteously. Which I guess means I'll be writing about Vaughan again sooner rather than later. :-)

Right, back to editing Pure Folly.

Recently watched: Shortbus (Brilliant - virtually pitch perfect) & Gahatto (Beautiful, but my head hurts).
Currently listening to: Annoyingly cute Japanese video game.
Currently reading: Just finished Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase & Seven by Momoko Tenzen.