June 28th, 2011
|05:21 pm - The Internet is Weird|
Okay, that's just weird. I opened up my link to EREC erotic websites and was offered the chance to buy the domain name. Top on the list of related searches: "Children's Ministry."
(Also, kudos and a pat on my own back for touch-typing. All of the above was typed while the ad was still covering the page, and there was only one typo.)
Current Mood: surprised
June 20th, 2011
May 24th, 2011
|10:36 pm - Blog-visiting|
My LiveJournal experience is becoming seriously weird -- the ads at the top of the page this time included cheap cat wormer. I'm not sure what scan of my entries would lead to that. Perhaps there is some kink with cat wormer that I'm unaware of but GoogleAds or some such is not?
Anyway, please go visit http://authorrainedelight.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/talking-with-author-v-greene/, though blogging about guest-blogging seems to run the risk of a mirror-in-mirror infinite regress if I'm not careful. I've never done a blog interview before, and it was rather fun.
Current Mood: recumbent
May 20th, 2011
|02:48 pm - Revenge Of The Serpent Priestess|
Turak was a solitary wanderer by choice, losing track of those he loved so that they could live forever in his heart. Gazriel loved no-one, feeling safer in isolation. Now together, tentative in any sense of commitment as they enjoy each other's bodies, they try to evade their common powerful enemies, find a comfortable sort of life together, and possibly get wealthy.
Their enemies, women powerful in their own kind of magic, have other plans, prying into both men's weaknesses to force them into a quest. Traveling south into dark jungle and mysterious ruins, they must rely on each other's strengths to survive it.About 35,000 words; $5.00. Happy reading!
Current Mood: jubilant
May 18th, 2011
|03:10 pm - Impending Release|
Book release, that is -- you thought perhaps something else?
Revenge of the Serpent Priestess is due out on the 20th, which may be the 20th in Japan, which is imminent. Check shadowfirestore.com to see if it's gone live, and drive the stat counter crazy. I'm trying to do a short blog tour in the following few days and will try to post about them here.
Current Mood: anxious
April 27th, 2011
|12:41 pm - Edits|
They're supposed to be a drag, I gather, the pre-publication edits. I kind of enjoy them -- it's interesting to see what someone else thinks would make your story better. And sure, sometimes I do what every writer does and I get touchy about something or other. Generally, it's a characterization thing. "No, no, no, he wouldn't say it that way!" But it's unclear the way it was said, and it's time to find a third way, and that's a fun little puzzle, so off I go on a rewrite.
At any rate, it also means the book is out soon, and that's a good feeling.
Current Mood: content
April 19th, 2011
April 14th, 2011
|01:47 pm - Back from the Mystery Abyss|
Well. It's been less than a year since my last post and I'm oddly proud of that.
The Boys have a tentative release date of May 20 for their second book, Revenge of the Serpent Priestess. Those who were waiting in eager anticipation may thank my publisher Michael for agreeing to my request for a firm deadline, which I only missed by a week. Deadlines are strangely helpful. That man I live with has offered the helpful advice that "It's not a barbarian novel unless shit's cerulean. Well, not literal shit -- then you have a problem." Nothing is cerulean yet, but there's still a whole editing process to go.
And if one of you spots the word "cerulean" in the second book, then you get to add a character to the third.
Meanwhile, I'm toying with a plotbunny that hopped up while Turak and Gazriel were working their way into, and then back out of, a ruined city. I'm merrily ruining the city and deciding how much of my main family will live or die. D6 anyone? I know the father and eldest son do, but the other four children and the mother are all still undecided. I could plausibly save the lot; I could plausibly kill the lot, though it's a little harder. If I'm not careful, I'll be following the eldest son and his currently purely theoretical descendants all the way to heaven knows where -- or rather, to Gazriel, who had never struck me as being all that in need of backstory.
Anyway, hello to all the new friends (as on Twitter, I seem to get more when I don't say anything for long stretches!) and hello again to all the familiar ones. I'll try to be back a bit more often, between family obligations, garden obligations, and *gasp* actual writing.
Current Mood: chipper
June 8th, 2010
|03:59 pm - Where The Work Is|
I have been working in short bursts on the next tale of Turak and Gazriel. The good news is, a new character has happened along to smooth out the plot, and I appreciate him greatly for it. The bad news is, so far he exists entirely in my head and has not yet made it onto a printed page (or even a pixelated one).
All this could go better if my house didn't seem to be some sort of gravity well for the neighborhood's stray dogs. Stupid things are sweet but take up way too much good writing time.
Current Mood: busy
March 16th, 2010