Welcome to me new newsletter like post, it will either run each fortnight or monthly, I haven’t get decided, but its me, talking about, well, myself, and what I’m working on – along with a giveaway
WIP – New Release like Facts
I got my proofing copy of LWKI aka, Love Without Knowing It back on Sunday night and will be spending a big chunk of today going over that before getting it ready for formatting.
I’m so excited about this one it’s making it hard for me to concentrate on anything else. But it’s getting closer, all I need to do now is create a promotion post and send one off to a blog that’s already accepted it. And one that said they would, but it was casual-like, A handshake, which I’m going to take advantage of when they may have only been polite.
But it basically means, bar something major happening, I’m going to be ready for this book to come out by the end of the week.
I’ve still stumped on Running Scared so it seems another promise I break this year. I’m so fucking disappointed in myself, it’s not funny, but unless I can get it done by the end of the week, and I can clean it up well enough that it doesn’t need any major things edited to it then maybe, just maybe, I can get it out for the end of Oct.
And yeah I know if I had an editor, like one I trusted and who knew me and my writing, I would be able to pull it off, but I don’t. I’m going to be working with someone new, which also means I’ll be waiting behind a line of well known to them authors.
Which I’m fine with, but it makes for a quick edit, well, a little tough.
This is all beside the point as I’m still staring at 2K needing to be written and my fingers frozen in hatred of myself and the words on the screen. It sucks but I’m hoping I’ll get over myself and pull off a miracle.
Lastly, I’ve found myself a Christmas story.
It came to me while reading “Waiting for You by KC. Wells”, and for a lot of reason, it follows that storyline, because there was just something about it that called to me. Yet it’s not really going to be anything like it.
Ok, so it’s about a boy who runs away from home because he’s gay and his best friends ends up finding him, and maybe, just maybe, if the friend is extremely lucky, save him.
It’s and adults story and it’s harsh and I’m hoping I’ll be able to get a really sweet ending to it, I’m not sure I can even truly pull that off. So it may be a harsh ending but the love will be there, I know I can do that.
Its working title is: It Started With Rain
I already have a blurb, but I’ll wait for a bit, see how it actually goes before showing it off. However, for you guys, I’ll put up a rough (from the first draft) excerpt at the end up at the end of this
In The News
**may be a slight rant, in this section, I hope I don’t lose any friends because of it
Facebook is all up in arms about the fact that they are going to strip entertainers of their facebook pages in 2 weeks.
I am right there with them, though I find that it just seems like a way for them to get on the news again because out of everyone in the whole world, Drag Queens aren’t the type to go scurrying off into the darkness. No, they get pissed, loud, and we will all be in for a brilliant show as they make their discuses and annoyance clear when they are all shut down.
You can’t silence a Queen, fuck no, you just make them louder, and more than likely get them on your front lawn.
The truly sad thing about all this is that they probably have rights to sue facebook for discrimination or something bull like that, and more than not, they will shut them down and after a few weeks they will be up again. Because let’s face it, they don’t have the time to go to their lawyer’s and then change on paragraph in their terms and conditions, they ain’t going to have the time to actually monitor the half a million or so new accounts that are open daily, but the same half a mil that opened on last week.
Anyway, I’ll either lose my account, though I’ll find it hilarious as I’m using my ‘real name’ and my ‘real name’ account now has a fake one, but it will be mine that goes because there is no way in hell I’m going to give my ID over to facebook.
But if I lose my account I’ll probably open a new one, and just not point myself as an artist, and as I do that I’ll jump ship with the rest of the authors and figure out how Google + works.
But like I said, the Drag Queens will all be shut down in a week, but it will take a little longer to have people click that tiny little button that reports to fb and gets us closed down. Most probably by trolling million mothers, or some other wanker who can’t handle our success in the face of their own failures, because who else has to the time be bothered, really.
Up Coming Gossip
Ok, so this is more of a thought I quite like, but at the moment I don’t actually have any that I can think of – it’s late, when I came up with this idea, and wrote this first one out.
My 2015 Valentine’s story called A Reason to Hate Valentine’s and it’s starting paragraph goes like this
The box on the doorstep was leaking. Maybe not the first thing Mike should have noticed, but the icky substance had soaked into most of the bottom and had started to pool along his front step. The step he’d cleaned this morning, but then wasn’t that life.
How creepily fun is that?!!
Flashes – In Progress
I have a flash fiction from the facebook group up, here
I have also started a prompt series, which is, well, basically something so that when my heads to full and confused I’m able to take a bit of time away from the WIP and write something I don’t have to really think about. 2K of fun, shit that come from what you guys suggestions. The funniest part at the moment is that I’ll have to put my two characters into those places, or give them those moments. Which I think, in the long run, will be interesting to say the least.
Anyway, you can find the first one here, and I’m going to try and get one out a month, but then it’s for fun so I’m not going to push myself into it.
For this month’s giveaway, and that’s how these will go, I might put up a newsletter each fortnight but the giveaway will only last the whole month. Just comment, say hi, tell me what you’d like to see out of my newsletter or whatever you’d like to say, include your email, and at the end of the month (which is only a week away) I’ll pick a random person to win.
The prize: 1 ebook copy of Love Without Knowing it.
Current or WIP Excerpt
**unedited first draft excerpt
It Started With Rain
This is the first addition to my Newsletter. I hope you enjoyed and that you’ll be back for more.