I just started a post on all the great character driven yaoi/boys love manga I’ve read lately and so I began making a list, going through my Completed piles and Currently Reading piles, and sheesh, my list of good stuff got so long I became overwhelmed and before I even started, I gave up. Maybe [...]
Posts here have been sporadic as I’ve been pouring all writing time into another edit of Lucidity Effect, having gotten it back from my first round of beta-readers with some useful critique. Mainly, I’m rewriting the big showdown chapter for the umpteenth time (probably not the last time, either) which is great because I’m finally [...]
In 2002 I wrote a novel called The Luminous Music of Trees, a YA fantasy in a rural, agricultural, low-tech society, that has this kind of fairies-or-maybe-elves?-type creatures in it—in other words, a book that is totally different from the stuff I write now which tends to be urban, contemporary, and for adults. But I [...]
I’m deep in revisions of Lucidity Effect (or is it “THE Lucidity Effect“?) getting up early, revising and writing my brains out for a couple of hours before the kids get up. It’s so great when the work is going well! The dream scenes are getting a total overhaul. A character who was a [...]
Confession. I finished the first draft of Lucidity Effect mid November and then spent TWO MONTHS fucking off. I mean, I was opening the file and fiddling around, supposedly doing a second draft—but, honestly, I was spinning my wheels, twiddling with sentences, feeling depressed. Sentences are not what a second draft is about, by the [...]
I got to the end, I have the entire draft, beginning to finish, of The Lucidity Effect. Woo hoo!
Well, if by finished I mean, I’m half-way done. Which is to say, I’ve got all the clay on the wheel, time to make a pot. Or maybe a film analogy? Principal filming is done, time [...]
Time to get a free copy of The Violin Maker’s Wife, 40 pages of historical fantasy goodness by my writer friend, Luc Reid, and I, and did I mention that it is FREE? If you like spooky, enchanted violins and strong female protagonists, go on and get a copy, its a [...]
I am writing sex scenes for the new book. I’m not a virgin at this (see Conjuring Raine), but this new book is asking for a heck of a lot more full frontal than I have previously gone in for. I admit, it makes me nervous. But I figure, if you’re going to do it, [...]
I usually write in silence, but sometimes I get a certain song looping in my head, connected, often, to a certain character or scene I’m working on, and I play it over and over and over. I am always intrigued by this, by the interaction between different kinds of art, music to writing, movies to [...]
The Lucidity Effect—that’s the working title for my novel-in-progress—is just shy of 70,000 words (my other novels are all about 100,000 words) and is ticking along, slowly but steadily. (Thus the more infrequent blogging.) And I’m so relieved because, at this point, it seems fairly certain that I’ll finish it. That is, I’m pretty sure, [...]
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today's yoga practice
June 16, 2013 | 10:10 am
Primary to supta konasana. Long stay in baddha and uphavista, then ollapse. i feel so winded today!
June 16, 2013 | 10:09 am
June 16, 2013 | 10:08 am
yin yoga again. lazy yoga.
June 13, 2013 | 2:19 pm
Primary to Janu B and then I ran out of time. Better than nothing, I guess.
June 11, 2013 | 11:09 am
Primary to navasana. Chatted with Luc about his favorite show for the second half, so breathing and focus were zilch. But mama/little boy time is worth it.
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