Friday, February 25, 2011

Fridays at the Menagerie

Talking about WIP's at the Menagerie...not those whips...get your mind...nah...keep it in the gutter. It's more fun there.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

WIP Thursday

Permanent went to anther CP. I dunno if I talked about the first one. This is in no means meant to be bashing. Please don't take it that way, but she really ribboned the story. "You're a nice person. I'm not. You're nice to your characters. I'm not."
But yanno, she's right. I am way too nice to my characters. Why? I guess because I don't want them really hurting or to come off as jerks. Guess Mom really made sure I remembered the 'do unto others as you'd have done to you' line.
"This is fine for gay fiction, but not romance with a R."
Ouch, but again, she's right. Tory was wayyyyyyyy tooooo nice and really wasn't reacting like a man would. Boy, do I feel dumb. I mean, I thought I was totally in these guys' heads. I guess I was, but not nearly deep enough.
We'll see what the second CP says, but now I'm wondering if the ending wasn't too easy. Ugh. I hate the uncertainty. And it only gets worse. If second CP thinks it's ready to send, then it gets a final polish...and then eeekkk.... the submissions process.
I need something stiff.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday at the Menagerie!

Hanging out over at the Menagerie and talking about sucking, guys, and being figure it out.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

WIP Thursdays

So I'm still plugging away at the WIP. Permanent isn't quite where I thought it was, but I'd rather find out now than find out from an editor. I keep telling myself that, and yet, it still is a little irritating to find out it's not ready. I read a blog where the editor listed reasons not to hit send. In other words, reasons maybe that fantastic WIP isn't really ready. It made a lot of sense. I mean, I'd like to think I have thick skin, and here I am obsessing on whether it's ready or not. I'm scared, panicky, worried, and trying like heck to make it the best I can. I know there will be issues with it, but that's the crazy fine line. Where is the divider between what's good but needs a little bump to make it better and 'this stinks - toss it'. Where is the line that says, this is totally worth the effort and this isn't? I know from talking to author pals, what one house will take and love, another will not love at all.

Isn't the whole idea to get the thing pubbed with a quality house?


Ok, I'm going to the bat cave at Wendi's to write and work. Ta!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Stud!

Sorry I almost forgot about him. I know? How was that possible? Forgive me and Enjoy!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

WIP Thursdays

So I sent the WIP to another CP. She makes valid points. I'm not knocking her at all, just reporting what she said. Trust me, she's the real deal and she's right.

The beginning is a tick to slow. Now I'll tell you, I suck ogre balls at beginnings. I dunno why, I just do.

They get into the hinky kinky quick. Well, it's erotica, they should.

So far, that's all, but it's constructive and a lot less painful than if it came from an editor. Yanno? And really, she's on the mark. Sure, it sounds like I explained it away. I did and yet I didn't.

Oh, and thanks to Wendi for posting the hunk pic. She's got some great taste. Might let her play with Gerard and Luke for a night. Hee hee.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Hottie on the Menagerie!

We've got a smokin' hot Saturday Hottie for your perusal over at The Menagerie! Come check him out. You won't be disappointed.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday's At the Menagerie

I'm over at the Menagerie talking about Choices, Choices....where to send a WIP that's about to the point of submission...Come join me!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

WIP Thursdays

I'm at a crossroad. I want to sub the m/m somewhere, but not sure where. I know it's gotta go for another round with the CP. I assumed that. I mean, it will NEVER be perfect the first time around. So I'm wondering where I want to send it. I have some pubs in mind, but after seeing Wendi's latest round of woes...resubs, rejections...I'm scared. I mean, this is my baby. My first real, super tried hard on story. I don't want it to flop. I don't want it to be laughed at....oy.... decisions...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesday Stud

I say we pull the britches down a little bit more and going for a ride? Any takers other than me?