I kind of like to play in the mess, you know. In the Dungeon books alone I've got failed menage relationships, unexpected pregnancies, grandmothers dying, lovers who choose prior commitments over each other, and even a broken neck! Not to mention characters whose sexuality is sometimes more fluid than either "gay" or "straight" can comfortably deal with. Issues and issues and issues.
|just a mock-up|
We humans can and do cope with the situations we are stuck in, and the truth is - life IS messy. We all encounter road blocks and find detours - and some of us go further off our intended path than others.
So feel free to come along and follow me into the Dark. I think you might like it. (And, of course, we still have cookies and pointy objects for your enjoyment!)
Cover design is a grand little form of procrastination, really, as I've only got a couple chapters of the first draft left to write. Then that story can percolate quietly for a couple of months. November I plan to write a first draft of Dare in the Dungeon, during the NaNoWriMo challenge. December is always a write off, what with the holidays and all. I'd like to edit Jeremiah Quick in January and get it all polished for an end of February release, and then hopefully edit and polish Dare in the Dungeon for a March release. Whew!
It would be really fun to get Jeremiah Quick into your hands in February 2014, since I started writing it in March of 2013, and there's just a beautiful feeling of completion to think I might manage to have it go from first word to published in exactly twelve months. That feels tremendously good. Like I might be a writer after all (grin).
Next week I might talk about the difference between being crazy and being a writer. Heh.
Have a fun safe weekend, darlings!