Wednesday 31 December 2008

Wondering about... new years resolutions

I said I would think about what my resolutions should be and I've been doing what I said.

There are lots of goals I could set.

Someone whose advice I respect suggested it's always a good idea to write for more than one publisher. So I should probably resolve to submit something to someone other than Total-e-bound - either another e-publisher, or there are a few British print publishers I have been looking into that seem quite promising.

I'd also like to finish my Perfect Timing Series. There's another nine submissions to make in that one. And I'd like to sub at least two more Collared stories. And I'd like to send off three more anthology submissions. And I'd like to send off at least two lust bite length stories. And I'd like to make a good start on a new series I'm planning. And... Since that amounts to about three years worth of work already, I'll stop there!

And apart from writing I'd like to do a whole host of other things.

But at the end of all the thinking and making a whole list of things it feels essential that I do in 2009, do you know what my new years resolution is?

I'm going to try not to plan too far in advance. I'm going to concentrate more on enjoying the journey.

It's not actually important to know which project I'll be working on in Decemeber 2009. So, in 2009, I'm going to take everything in smaller chucks and smaller steps.

On Friday I'm planning to post up Five things I'd like to do in 2009 and that's going to be it for me as far as New Years resolutions goes.

Someone sent me a truely lovely e-mail this evening, wishing me a happy new year and she said some beautiful things. If I needed another reminder that to do lists aren't the be all and end all, that was it.

So that's it for me for 2009.

Hope 2009 proves to be a happy, healthy, peaceful and lovely new year for you and yours.

Other news:

I made a biscornu. It's had to discribe one without showing you one, but it's a little tiny needlework project and I had far more fun stitching it than any person rightly should.

No writing yet. I'm going to do the last five hundred words on my Round Robin Chapter and make up my daily 1000 with some work on the synopsis for my lastest M/m project, which I finished the first draft of yesterday.

Monday 29 December 2008

Memo: Confused

Hi everyone,

It's that time of year again, when thoughts look back over the last year and forward to the next.

2008 has been a great year for me, especially as far as my writing goes, so I'm feeling very fortunate right now. But I'm also making plans for next year, wondering what I'll do in 2009.

I know which projects I want to work on in January, and I have a fair idea of what will be happening in February, but after that it all gets a bit blurry. A lot depends on how things go for the projects I'm hoping to work on in those first two months. So, I'm at a bit of a loss.

New years resolutions are all well and good but you need a certain amout of foresight to be able to make ones that apply to the whole year, and I just can't see that far ahead right now.

There are lots of things I would like to get done next year, lots of things that I would love to write, or edit or submit. There are challenges I would like to tackle - different series, longer stories, different voices, different sub-genres - but at the same time, I'm really enjoying doing what I'm doing now.

And at the same time as all this, I don't think it's really possible to continue to edit and submit at my current rate forever, which means I should probably think about finding some sort of realistic balance in 2009.

*Rolls eyes at self*

I suppose what this memo is trying to say is simple. My current thoughts on the two years in question are as follows.

2008 - Very lucky.
2009 - Very confused.

Maybe by Wednesday I'll have wondered enough to make more sense. Not making any promises on that score!


Other news:

No editing at the moment. Starting back January 1st.

Writing - 4000 words left on the novella I'm working on at the moment. I'm planning to finish that this month.

I'm also hoping to finish off a little project that is for some inexplicable reason taking me far longer than a novella. I'm writing a chapter for a Round Robin. 2000 words. That's all. I started it on December 5th. Since then I've damn near written three novellas. I still haven't finished the chapter. That's going to be done by the end of the month too.

I also need to update my website, I'm just waiting for a final decision on where In the Heat of the Moment will find it's final home so I can do it all at the same time.

Saturday 27 December 2008

Hitting the Hotspot

Hi Everyone,

If you get a chance, please check out Total-e-bound's Hitting the Hotspot blog today.

I'm over there talking about New Years, The Gift, and that moment where Anything could happen!

Thanks guys :)

Hope you are all having a great Christmas.

P.S. Am I the only person on the planet who can't work out how to get an extra column of widgts to appear on the left as well as the right hand side of my blog? If anyone knows what I should be doing to get that to happen, please let me know!

Friday 26 December 2008

Five more things... I've started stories with.

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a great Christmas.

I was going to post something festive and seasonal and do a last plug for The Gift before everyone had their fill of Christmas and Christmas stories.

But my editor just sent me an e-mail to let me know that she's offering me a contract for the last story I sent in - In the Heat of the Moment! So excited about that. It's the tenth story I've had accepted, so I thought I should do a post to celebrate that.

Quite some time ago I posted five things I started books with. Now that I can add another five first lines to that, I thought that would be nice to add them all together.

So here are ten things I've now started stories with.

1. Flickering firelight lent an enchanting glow to Nicky's body.
- The Gift

2. Sheridan Haswell put a final touch of red paint to the heart on his left bicep.
- Secret Service

3. Zachariah Radcliff ran his fingertips over Charlotte’s throat, slowly tracing the line of her jugular.
- Whispers

4. The twirling spotlight hit the table dancer for one perfect moment.
- Turquoise and Leather

5. Luke Anderson was not going to come first.
- You First

6. “This is an incredibly stupid idea.”
- Between Tooth and Paw

7. "Don't waste your time."
- Silent Night

8. Brennan Talbot was not going to stare at his best friend's arse.
- Time To Do

9. “If you’re too prissy for a bit of kink—”
- Imperial Topaz

10. “I thought you’d like the look of him. Rumour has it he’ll do anything you want. Really—Anything.”
- In the Heat of the Moment. (No link, and nothing finalised so pretty much everything is subject to change at the moment.)

And that's it for now.

I'll post up the blurb and a little bit more about In the Heat of the Moment when I have some definite info for you.

Happy Boxing Day everyone!

Ops, almost forgot my other news...

Finished writing Parry's War yesterday. Planning to edit and sub that somewhere in February as the first in a new series.

Also started writing my new project - another M/m, BDSM novella for an anthology call. Hoping to finish the first draft of that by the end of the year ready to edit and submit either in January or February next year.

Wednesday 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Hope you and yours have a great day tomorrow and it becomes the start of a fantastic New Year!

Monday 22 December 2008

Even more memo: New Cover Art

This one is a bit special. It was the first story I sent to TEB, the first story I had accepted. And it's going to be first title I have released that isn't part of a collection or an anthology.

The cover is by Lyn Taylor, it's the first piece of cover art that I have all to myself and I love it so much. The man in the picture is Eric - and he's one of my favourite characters ever. He makes me smile every time I think about him.

I have two blurbs that go with this one.
Turquoise and Leather is the first in a series called Collared. This is the blurb for the series.

Leather. Latex. Silver. Gold. Ink. Velvet.

There are as many different shapes and styles of collar as there are people who wear them.
Protection. Possession. Dominance. Submission. Loyalty. Love.

Some collars mean it's time to play, others signify a life time commitment. A fun bit of bondage to one person can easily look like the kinky equivalent of a wedding ring to another. A gold necklace might look vanilla enough until you know what it means to the person wearing it.

But no matter what it's made of or what it represents. Collars are important. A collar can make or break the submissive wearing it - and the dominant who put it around their neck.

It doesn't matter if you are dominant or submissive. Everything changes once one person is Collared.

And this is the blurb for Turquoise and Leather:

An untrained submissive might not be what George wants, but Eric could be just what George needs.

George McAllister knows better than to hook up with an untrained submissive. He doesn’t have the patience to guide a novice through his first kinky experiences. His lovers have to know what they are doing and do what they are told. When he sees Eric dancing on top of a table in a kinky club, he assumes the beautiful young man is an experienced submissive. Then he sees the turquoise and leather on his neck and recognises it as a collar. Someone else already owns Eric. George has no choice but to walk away.

Eric Jordan doesn’t know much about kink and he has no idea why George is suddenly less than enthusiastic. But he knows what he wants and if he has to chase after George to get it, so be it. If George wants to believe the pretty bit of rock on his necklace means something kinky, that’s fine. But Eric doesn’t belong to anyone but himself and he won’t give up possession of himself for one night in George’s bed.

An untrained submissive might not be what George wants, but he could be just what George needs.


And I think that is it for today. I still have promo work to do, and my writing for the day, and it's just gone ten pm, so I'd better get to it!

More Memo: Secret Service

Secret Service went live on the Total-e-bound coming soon page. It's now got it's own page and I've got two stories under my name on my author page. If I've done it right, the cover art should link to the right page.
February 9th seems like a long way away right now.

Memo: Lots Happening.

Everything's been happening for me over the last few days. So I'm going to split this into a few different blog posts.

Yesterday I found a review that was actually written just after The Gift came out. It's by Elisa Rolle. She seems to like it. You can read the whole thing here.

If you click on the tag that says Total-e-bound, you can read her reviews of the other two m/m Christmas Spirit's Stories.

Today, I was reviewed on Rainbow Reviews by Carole.


Here's a snippet:

It's a beautiful love story. It's funny and hot and ~ you DO want to read it. I can't wait for more stories from Kim Dare!

There's lots more, but I can't remember how much I'm allowed to copy and paste onto here, so you can read the whole thing here. Needless to say I'm very chuffed with everything Carole had to say.

I also attempted to do a TEB chat the Love Romances Cafe yahoo group. Technical problems - i.e. the late realisation that you go on moderation until they're sure you aren't sending them spam, and so your first couple of posts have to be checked before they are visible made it rather difficult to talk. In fact, it meant that none of my posts actually got through until after the chat had finished. However, Jamie Hill very kindly posted some exerpts for me, so I did manage to promote a bit.

Okay. Change which book I'm talking about, and on to the next post...

Friday 19 December 2008

Five things that... Wordle

I've always loved words, I've always thought words were beautiful. I've just found a way to make them look even more fantastic than usual.

It's a sight called Wordle. You copy and paste text into a box and the programe makes a pretty picture out of the words in the text.

Here are five I made using various excerpts from The Gift. Clicking on the picture takes you to a larger version (I could only get little pics on here, the bigger ones are soooo much better - please do check them out if you have time).

The text above them links to where you can read the text I used to make it.

1. Blurb Wordle.

2. Exerpt of Charles and Nicky's first meeting.

3. Excerpt of decorating the Christmas tree.

4. Excerpt of packing a special present.

5. Excerpt of the start of the book.

Caution: making wordles is fun, but it's also very addictive!

Have fun if you try it :)

Other news:

In the Heat of the Moment has been printed out and should be ready to submit tomorrow.

The edits of Between Tooth and Paw came back to me, all done bar an extra little scene that needs to be added in the middle. That should go tomorrow as well.

Parry's War is my new first draft and it's at an early stage, but it's going okay so far.

Wednesday 17 December 2008

Wondering about... Christmas and age limits

At what age are you too old to sit on Santa's lap?

You tell me...










Not much to say really, too busy running around in circles to have much time to wonder about this Wednesday, so I just thought I would share :)

Briefly, in other news:

One edit of In the Heat of the Moment done, two left to do before I print.

Finished the first draft of Sealing the Deal yesterday.

Started the first draft of a new story called Parry's War today.

Monday 15 December 2008

Whispers: Cover Art + Blurb

Night of the senses is a BDSM Anthology. It will be released by Total-e-bound on the 23rd February 2009. Each story concentrates on one of the senses. My story is the extra-sensory one. It's called Whispers. It's a M/f, BDSM, Vampire story.

I love the cover. I forgot to ask who created it, but I'll let you know when I find out.

I posted the blurb when the story was first accepted, but here it is again in case you missed it.

Charlotte is more than happy to offer her master her body, her blood and her submission. But her mind is her own, if he really is listening in on her thoughts, he has to stop – Right now!

As soon as Zachariah feeds from Charlotte’s blood, he begins to hear her thoughts whispering into his mind. A rare blood bond forms between them and Zachariah is thrilled. He’s sure the bond and his new insights into Charlotte’s mind will solve all their problems.

Charlotte was ready for her master’s bite to hurt – she was looking forward it. She thought she was ready for anything else too, but she wasn’t ready to let her master into her mind. The bond isn’t the solution to anything. The bond is the problem.

Zachariah has to solve a whole new set of problems if he’s going to prove he’s the master Charlotte’s always wanted, and Charlotte has to learn to do something she’s never done before – trust a master with her mind.

Memo: Paranoia

Memo: When even the astrologists are picking on you, you have every right to be paranoid!
This is a copy of my stars that came through in the Newspaper Magazine this weekend.
On the one hand, it's great that someone who writes horoscopes seems to think I have talent (at least as much as the millions of other cancerians who read the same newspaper, lol).
On the other hand, yes, I do know that I didn't get through the entire list of things I wanted to do to promote The Gift last week. I didn't have a fantastic week health wise and I'd made a pretty huge list of things and places where I wanted to promote my story. I got quite a lot of it done, but I'm still working on finishing it.
I don't believe in astrology, but I'll admit that this one guy is freakily accurate when it comes to my own life. It makes me feel like the guy must be following me around and watching me over my shoulder to get it right so often.
So, yes, most of last week when on promting The Gift. This week I'm hoping to do more of the same.
On which note, the lovely Bronwyn Green has posted an interview with me on TEB author's blog. You can read that here.
Also, very excitingly, someone bought The Gift. And if that's not exciting enough, she liked it too. I recieved a lovely e-mail from a Norwegian m/m writer, and she's also posted her opinion on The Gift on her blog here.
I also had new cover art for the Night of the Sense BDSM Anthology which will include my m/f vampire story Whispers. I'll post the cover with the blurb in a seperate post.
What else do I have to update you on?
Between Tooth and Paw went to contract for inclusion in the Caught in the Middle MFM Anthology in May 2009. My editor is going to send me the edits on them this week.
I've done the big edit that In the Heat of the Moment needed. It will need at least another three go throughs before it's ready to submit. Hopefully that will happen before the end of the week. It's a short-ish story, so it's possible.
The story I'm writing at the moment - another short M/m one called Sealing the Deal - is at 9,000 words as of last night. That means I have 3,000 left to go on it, so that should be finished on Tuesday or Wednesday. It will hopefully go off to a publisher in January.
Did I forget anything? My head's still spinning in so many different directions, I probably did.
That's it from me anyway.
New cover art to follow in a seperate post.

Friday 12 December 2008

Five things that... link

Hello everyone,

I've been meaning to post some of these links for quite a while. Others I've just found. No theme or anything, just pages I've visited recently that made me smile or that made me want to pass the news on.

1. The Mom song. on Brynn Paulin's Blog. Watched this video clip way too many times. Still giggle every time.

2. Dakota's new backdrop. Do I need to explain?

3. TEB's Christmas competition. All you have to do is enter your e-mail address how much easier could it be?

4. Chelle Hicks has a new contract, new cover art, new website and new blog. (Some of these could probably be discribed as new-ish. Sorry it took me so long to remember to link.) Congratulations on all the great news Chelle.

5. You really thought you were going to get away before I mentioned it again? The Gift.


Other news.

I'm now editing my Summer story. In the Heat of the Moment. It's already touching the top end of the word count. Lot's off cutting bits to make room for other bits left to go.

Tomorrow I'll start back working on the wip I set aside to write the summer one. Sealing the Deal, first of a new series. Needs 6k done on the first draft.

That's it. Sleep well people.

Wednesday 10 December 2008

Wondering about... Two years on

Hi everyone,

It's been a really exciting week so far for me, with my first book coming out on Monday. (Yay, me! - no there really isn't any chance I'm going to stop talking about it any time soon.)

But today I'm not going to talk about now, I'm going to talk about the past. Today is something of an anniversary for me. Two years ago today was the last day I didn't write at least 1000 words.

Now, I know that statement isn't going to make the least bit of sense to anyone who isn't me, so I'll have another go at explaining it.

The advice given out to anyone who says they want to be a writer, is that you should write every day.

Two years ago, I took that advice.

1000 words a day. Every day. No exceptions. Ever.

And, what's more, those 1000 words had to be on my main work-in-progress. No more flittering around between different projects and never finishing any of them. 1000 words on that project every day until it was done.

Tomorrow, I'll be starting my third year of keeping that commitment.

So today I thought I would do a re-cap of everything making that commitment to write every day has brought me so far.

1,841,000 words written in total.

3 stories that I didn't finish. (2 sweet, vanilla regency romances - wonder why they didn't work for me... and a story with a premise that wouldn't let the characters get kinky or having sex without turning into people I didn't like)

2 projects that have been set aside (meaning I know the ending, but other things have nearer deadlines and had to take priority for a little while)
72 finished first drafts.

22 re-written stories.

9 accepted and contracted novells and novels (plus 1 that I was offered the chance to extend or contract and which is going to be extended)
1 published novella. (The Gift - you might have heard me mentioning it a hell of a lot...)
And 1 wip - the story I'm working on at the moment. (It's going quite well.)
So, all in all it's been a really fantastic two years for me and my writing.
Considering I spent the first of those years not even being aware that there was publishers out there that accepted the type of stories I was writing, let alone that they would ever publish me, it really was a leap of faith that started me on the way.
I've never been more thankful that I lept.
Thanks go out to everyone who's helped me over the last two years, and all those who've put up with me too. You know who you are.
Have a great Wednesday everyone.
Kim Dare.

Monday 8 December 2008

The Gift is out today!

The Gift is officially on sale. It's m/m (with a bit of m/m/m) BDSM. And it's part of TEB's Christmas Spirit's collection.
Here's the blurb:
If Charles prefers leather to tinsel, that’s okay. Nicky is still sure he can teach his master to love Christmas – with the aid of a perfect gift.

Just because Charles doesn’t see any point in making a fuss about Christmas, that doesn’t mean he can’t tolerate Nicky’s passion for tinsel and holly. He’s never forbidden his pet from enjoying any of his Christmas traditions and he thinks that’s enough.

Nicky has one ambition – to give his master a perfect Christmas. He’s willing to do anything to make that happen – even if it means taking risks and asking his master for special privileges - even if that means inviting a third man into their bed.

The Spirit of Christmas Past isn’t used to visiting Christmases that involve quite so much nudity, passion or kinky sex. Leading a dominant man like Charles through the Christmases isn’t easy – and keeping his eyes off the frequently naked Nicky is impossible. Still, all the spirit can do is enjoy the show – because his job is to bring lovers together and fade away inconspicuously. That’s the plan. However, if someone suddenly wants to thank him, who is he to say no?
And here's a quick extract:
Nicky looked around the room. “Stupid.” He shook his head at himself, knowing he should have broken Charles into the idea more slowly. Nicky wandered back across to the tree. He picked up a bauble from the box and hung it on the end of a branch. He frowned at the gleaming ball of glass.

“Beautiful,” Charles said.
Nicky turned to see his master once more standing in the doorway, now dressed in jeans and a long sleeved T-shirt and looking infinitely more pleased with the world. Nicky’s face lit up with a beaming smile. He offered Charles one of the fancy purple baubles.
Charles laughed. “Not the tree, pet, you.”
Nicky blushed, half at the compliment and half at the mistake.
Charles took the decoration anyway. He twirled the bauble around his finger, watching it catch the light from the dozens of fairy lights already on the tree. He hung it on a branch.
Nicky offered him another one from the box.
Charles took that one too.
He stepped closer to Nicky, pressing his clothed body against his bare back. Charles barely looked at the bauble before he hooked it onto an empty branch.
Nicky gave him another. Charles leaned against Nicky’s body to reach a higher branch. His free hand settled on Nicky’s waist. As he straightened, pulling Nicky back to lean against his chest, his hand slid around his pet’s body.
He was already half hard, responding as rapidly as he always did to the change in his master’s mood. Charles wrapped his hand around Nicky’s cock and took up a slow, stroking rhythm. Nicky gasped. A bauble dropped from his fingertips, bouncing on the thick carpet. Charles turned him around. Trapping his erection between them, he pulled Nicky in close for a deep kiss.
Their lips moulded together until Nicky whimpered and pressed against his master, desperate for more than a kiss. As Charles trailed his lips along his jaw line to his ear, Nicky trembled in his arms. Charles slid his hands over Nicky’s bottom, massaging the tight muscles in his grip. Nicky felt his master’s cock rapidly stiffening against him.
Charles might not be over enamoured with his decorating, but there were some things Charles always liked. Sliding his fingers along his cleft, Charles smiled against Nicky’s ear when he found he was all lubed up and ready for him.
“Expecting company, pet?”
“I always like to be ready for my master,” Nicky whispered.
*End of excerpt*
If you want to read a long excerpt you can reach the publishers page by clicking on the coverart. You can also buy the book by following the same link :)
I'm also on the amazing Bronwyn Green's blog today doing an author interview. You can see that here.

Saturday 6 December 2008

Secret Service: Cover Art

The cover art came through yesterday. I am sooooo pleased with it!
The fantastic cover artist is Natalie Winters.
As you can see from the bottom of the cover, Secret Service is part of TEB's My Secret Valentine Collection. It's going to be released February 9th and it's a m/m BDSM.
I've posted the blurb before, but here it is again if you missed it:
What’s more important, their love for each other or their differing attitudes to kinky sex?

Alistair has made it very clear he isn’t into anything even vaguely kinky.

Sheridan knew he was in love with him the day he found that out, and then decided to stay with him anyway. Unable to ease his desire to serve at home, Sheridan volunteers at a club where he can secretly serve the patrons, and feed his submission, without upsetting Alistair by revealing that side of his personality to him.

When chance drags Alistair into that same club on Valentines weekend, Sheridan’s leather mask can’t keep his secret safe any longer. With his desire to serve out in the open, it’s not long before other secrets start to come out and they both have to make a choice.

Does Sheridan give up on ever being allowed to submit to the man he loves, or does Alistair take the risk of becoming the master his love has always wanted?

Between Tooth and Paw

This is the blurb for my latest acceptance.

Between Tooth and Paw is a MFM, BDSM, Werewolf, Vampire, Older woman / younger men novella. It's due to be released May 11th 2009 as part of the TEB's Caught in the Middle MFM menage anthology.

Here's the blurb:

Caught between two dominant men until they learn to settle their differences, all Jasmine can do is submit – and enjoy.

Thrown in between the future alpha of all the werewolf packs and the next head of all the vampire clans – the entirely human Jasmine Neal is charged with the task of helping the two younger men to forget their differences and set aside their hatred for each other.

Offering Stafford and Hayden her submission is easy. Offering them her body brings her nothing but pleasure. But she’s only been sent to submit to them for one night. When the council of elders return to discover if their scheme to settle the men’s differences is successful, she knows that the joy she finds with the two men will be over.

Jasmine didn’t expect to find one potential master that night, let alone be caught between two. But, that only makes it harder when she has no choice but to lose them both.

Friday 5 December 2008

Five things... about five different projects

Okay, it's a bit of a mish mash of a post today. I've recieved different bits of news for a few different stories, so I thought I would share them all at the same time.

1. Between Tooth and Paw - it's been accepted for the Caught in the Middle anthology, to be released on May 11th 2009. Very excited about that.

2. Secret Service - part of the My Secret Valentine Collection - now has cover art! It's stunning - it's also on my other computer. I'll drop it into a seperate post later on.

3. In the Heat of the Momment - the one I told you all I wasn't writing any more. Well, I'm back with it again. Possibly for a call or maybe for a stand alone short or something else if the call doesn't pan out.

4. The Gift - part of the Christmas Spirits collection - four days until it comes out and counting down all the time. Very excited about that. Enough said there.

5. This one's not actually about a book I'm writing. But I forgot to post about it before, so I'll do it now before I forget again.

TEB has a competition running. The cover art is the m/f version of the Christmas Spirits cover art I've got for The Gift, so I'm adopting it on that rather vague basis. The picture below is the link. Click on it - really it couldn't be easier to enter!

Wednesday 3 December 2008

Wondering about... excerpts

What makes a good excerpt?

Frankly, I have no idea.

I've been wondering about it, but I'm yet to reach any sort of conclusion.

Still, I'm quite please with the one TEB has put out for The Gift. It went live today (or maybe yesterday and I just didn't notice until today...)

You can see it here. It's the start of Chapter 1.

You can also see the one I picked for the Hitting the Hotspot blog here.

There's also going to be another one on my website as soon as I get a chance to post it up there. (Link on it's way as soon as the excerpt is actually there to be linked to.)

I've picked up another excerpt that I'll be promoing on different groups etc. (By the way, I'm always looking for new places to promote stories, so if you know of one, please let me know.)

And that's it.

If anyone has any advice about excerpts, feel free to share :)


Update on WIPs:

Between Tooth and Paw has been accepted by my editor (Yay!). I turns out it's probably not going to be suitable for the anthology (my two straight guys get a bit too friendly, lol) but it might yet find a place as a stand alone or as part of my Perfect Timing series. Wherever it ends up, it has been accepted. Very excited about that.

I'm admining like crazy this week, so I don't have an editing WIP to share progress on, but the short I'm writing at the moment is going quite well. I'm over 1/3 of the way through it and I'm hoping to finish it by the end of the week.

Monday 1 December 2008

Memo: December Already!

Note to self: Work out where the hell the first eleven months of the year went.

I have no idea how it can be December already. But it is, and I suppose I have to deal with the fact.

So, re-cap on November.

Sent off the two stories I wanted to send off. Secret Service was accepted. I only sent Between Tooth and Paw off a few days ago so I haven't heard about that yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for it.

I finished writing the main project I wanted to write during the month - my Nanowrimo project - 56,000 on A Model Submissive. So, that's good. My other writing project was going to be a short story for an anthology, but, for a varity of reasons, I'm probably not going to sub it for that call - what I've written of it so far will probably be the starting point for one of a new series I'm working on.

And that brings me on to my plans for this month.


I'm hoping to finish two short-ish writing projects that I'm starting from scratch. Each is the first story in two new series I'm working on.

I've also got two extending/re-write projects I'd like to work on - one is the next book in my ongoing series Perfect Timing. The other is the first story in yet another series I'm starting work on.

I'd like to get at least one of these projects - probably the story for the Perfect Timing series - edited and ready to submit to my editor.

As for what I'll actually get done this month - that's anyone's guess!

And, it's offically one week until The Gift is released! Very excited! Lots of exclaimation marks to come over the next seven days!


Happy December everyone