Good question. Ileandra finished her NaNoWriMo at a speed I envy greatly. Not that I couldn’t write that many words in so short a time, but mainly that my pieces tend to run shorter and therefore don’t give me the opportunity to try. At the moment, though I admit that might change, writing erotica, for me, doesn’t stretch much further beyond 40,000 words. That’s a little short of a NaNoWriMo novel, isn’t it?
‘Vicki & Lara‘ is out and being enjoyed and ‘Carol, Niall & Lin’ (yes, it’s still a working title until I decide between the three I’m playing with) is on it’s way to my proofreader and formatter. ‘Bill’ (another working title) is in first draft.
But 2013 is rapidly drawing to a close. 2014 is just around the corner. I need to decide what I want to do in the coming months to ensure that things keep rolling. Well….
Slippers & Chains… a project I was posting (as Ileandra, yes I’ll fix that; she can’t take the credit for my words!) to the blog as video readings. That’s the next project. I’m going to spend some time working through this tale of Karen and Daniel’s relationship to discover where it wants to take me. The piece is a novella, I don’t expect it to run beyond 40k, but there are three novellas brewing in my mind. ‘Put them all together and that’s a novel,’ you say. You’re right of course, but in my mind, each story is a separate section of their lives and needs it’s own love and care to be told correctly. Guess we’ll have to see how we go.
Basically, I’m saying that in the coming months you can (and should – poke me if they don’t materialise) updates and teasing snippets of what’s going on with that story as well as cover reveals and quote art.
In other news…
How awesome is that?! Opened up my copy of Writing Magazine on Monday and it fell open to this page. Admittedly I saw Lucy first, but then I saw me and did the mad-squee-dance of joy around the living room. Much to the amusement (sprog2) and distress (sprog1) of my boys. It’s not the best photo I could have taken – excuse my shadow – but it does show the detail.
And one more thing… Ileandra has goals every week which often includes what she’s planning to do to earn a bit of money for the month. That’s great if you ask me, that puts food in both of our mouths. But I also feel that I should be doing something to contribute too. My presence on this blog is becoming stronger all the time and I’m going to use that to help us both.
In the new year I should be able *fingers crossed* to announce my contribution to ‘feeding the household’ with a new project to run alongside Ileandra’s.
Yes it’s a tease. What can I say, it’s what I do.
You want to know more? Stay tuned.