Thursday, July 29, 2010

Well that just figures.

I've started editing Reconstructing Meredith, and wouldn't you ain't done yet. Turns out I need to add anywhere from 10,000-20,000 words, mostly in the latter half of the existing book. *sigh* I don't think it'll be quite the emotional cluster that it was before; part of that was, I think, just the need to get the story out of my head. Now that I'm in an editing mindset, it's different. The story is told, I'm just going through and adding a few missing pieces. Or at least that's what I'm telling myself between now and when I actually start writing the additional chapters.

In the meantime, I'm still tinkering with the outline for Under My Skin, as well as slicing and dicing some existing chapters from my first attempt to write the damned story. Here's hoping I can get back to writing new material for that book soon, because I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes.

I'm also considering stepping out of my genre for a book or two. I've got a little bit of burnout where erotica is concerned, and I may need to shift gears for a while. I still need to keep the erotic romances coming, but I've got three on sub right now and the fourth that I'm editing, so that should tide me over while I sneak away to write something else for a little while. I've mentioned this a few times in the past year and haven't done it yet, so who knows if I'll actually do it this time.

Which genre will I wander into? Don't know yet. My literary novel, Flight of the Rail, is still calling to me. I've got some fantasy and science fiction ideas banging around in my head. Maybe a novel, maybe a novella. We shall see.

For today, I'm all about editing. Editing, which involves a lot of groaning, scribbling, note-making, swearing, facepalming, and wondering what the fuck I was thinking when I wrote that paragraph. This is also when I come across all the giggle-worthy typos, such as "he shit his eyes" or "ass a result" (Vanessa, I'm sure you remember that second one from eons ago).

Anyway. Back to editing. *grumblemutterswearsmash*

Ahhh, mancandy...


  1. I think I've only read one or two erotic novels in my life, but your blog has me interested. Which of your books do you recommend I start with? And, are any of them available on the Kindle?

  2. Kris,

    Thanks for stopping by! All of my books are available on the Kindle; links to various third party sites including Amazon are on my website:

    Personal recommendations? For M/F, Between Brothers. M/M, The Best Man. Those are my two favorites. :)

  3. Hahaha! Ass a result. Yes, I do remember that.

    Ah, Sam Worthington. My long lost love from another life. You have made my Friday complete. Have you seen him in Terminator yet? Clash of the Titans? Only reason to go see those films is him.

  4. Remember this one? "Henry Ford had a tremendous impact on American history." "So did Santa Claus. What's your point?"

    I saw Clash of the Titans (I reviewed it on my blog, remember?), but not Terminator. The only thing I've seen him in so far are Titans and Avatar. I may have to break down and see Terminator, even if that whole franchise makes me roll my eyes so hard I can see the inside of my skull.

  5. I do remember that, but who said what? I'd lay dollars to doughnuts it was over an afternoon game of Magic at your house circa 1997. Or somewhere at Leota?

    Yes, go watch Terminator. Avatar doesn't count. I first noticed Sam W. in Terminator. He doesn't say much and his clothes come off...granted it wasn't enough to distract me from the horribly miscast Christian Bale(?!) as John Connor (dude, wtf), but ok, whatever. Sam has great arms and there goes his shirt. nomnomnom.

  6. 8th grade, Brittell/Buck, your comment on my research paper about Henry Ford. (Yes, I remember it that'd be amazed the things that are lodged in this brain of mine.)

    Christian Bale as John Connor?? Srsly?? Christ. I actually like him in some films (The Prestige, for one), but I can't see him as John Connor.

    Sam. Arms. No shirt. I believe you have sold me on this film...