Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Ellis Report

Lots happening on the writing front over the last few days as I've been finishing off several novellas ready to send to my agent. I know I haven't really mentioned them, but they have appeared in the sidebar if anyone has being paying attention to that.

Let see, there's  the Crazy Stuffz novella, which is really an erotic contemporary about a couple who invite another man into their relationship because the man wants to watch his partner with another man.

Then there's two Georgian-set stories both set at the same House party. I'm really excited about these as they'll hopefully be the first two parts of a series of eight, each about a different couple, but with characters that crop up throughout. And of course they're historical.

I've also been working with some new crit partners, and attempting to figure out Goodreads.

Next task is to give the Bloody book a once over, and then I'm gearing myself up to writing Darleston's book possibly concurrently with AGW3. No one hold me to that though, I could change my mind.

Oh, and all this is happening around my continued quest for a new house and learning to drive! Lots of fun!

Recently watched: True Blood Season 2
Currently listening to: Re:born by Gackt
Currently reading: Just finished Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane. Just starting Gabriel's Woman by Robin Schone.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sweet Surprises.

I went on a visit to Shugborough Hall last Wednesday. I wasn't expecting much. The last time I was there, twelve years ago, I found it so-so. Let's just say that this time I came away cursing at my lack of  a camera and zilch battery life left on my phone.

They have an entire collection of carriages! Seriously, a whole room full of them, all nicely labelled so you can see which one is a barouche and what's a phaeton etc I'm going to have to go back just for the carriages. Rest of the place was pretty fun too. I managed to find some Sasparilla Tablets (yay!) haven't had them in years and normally sweet shop owners look at me slightly cross eyed when I ask for them, but Shugborough had them. Very, very happy about that. Just a shame I didn't have much money on me, so could only have a small bag. Actually, maybe that's a good thing, I don't really need a whole jar of them.

Back home now having been camping and the novellas are shaping up. I've another 3K to go on the second Georgian romp and then it's synopsis time and onto revisions on the Bloody Book before starting something new.