Tuesday, May 05, 2009


I have the cold from hell. Fuzzy head, blocked nose, soar throat, headache, and joints I didn't realise I had are aching. I guess I should be grateful I managed to finish the DC before it hit. Preliminary reports from beta readers suggest it's not so dreaded as the title might suggest.

Anyway, I now seem to have a heap of stuff to do and a brain incapable of doing any of it:

Let's see.

* Dreaded Contemporary revisions (on hold for a week or so until I gain some distance from it)
* Awaiting feedback on historical from agent.
* Take fresh look at Desperate Measures and see if there's anything of merit there. Suspect it requires a new synopsis to reflect the major departure from the original I want to incorporate. If only I knew what the major departure was!
* Start writing new Historical. Yay!
* Prod self until I can face attempting another short story (various calls and invitations outstanding). Hmm...
* Consider ignoring all of the above and writing m/m novella to entertain myself instead
* Better yet, go back to bed for the next two hours.


Portia Da Costa said...

Aw, sorry you're feeling poorly... Hope you feel better soon, and can tackle all those tasks.

Exciting times, though... :)

ps. you really should stop calling Enticement the 'Dreaded Contemporary'!!! ;)

Madelynne Ellis said...

But if I do that, how will anyone know what I'm talking about? :-)

MB (Leah) said...

Oh crap, I hope you're feeling better.

I'm really looking forward to reading that Dreaded Contemp just to see how dreaded it is. :P

I'm sure it's gonna be a blast to read.

Forget all that other stuff, go ahead and write the hawt m/m to make yourself feel better. It's what I would do. That or the historical.

But take care of yourself first and foremost.

I'm a patient reader and your stories are worth the wait. :D

Madelynne Ellis said...

The Dreaded Contemporary was only dreaded to me, while writing it. I don't think it's actually dreadful.

I'm working on the historical, and actually have a sort of plot. Amazing!

Rio said...

Hate that you have the cold from hell.

Climb into bed, think historical thoughts and indulge yourself you've earned it.