atthequillsmercy: (High Energy Magic Use Area)
Since I seem to be meeting so many interesting people on Twitter, I'm going to really try and comment on more of their blogs. I've added a good chunk of my Twitter follower's blogs to my Google reader and if you see a comment from some crazy chick named "Lenni" do not me alarmed. It's my lame assed attempt to be social.

Other than that, I am still working on my second novel for the First Brood series and the lesbian thriller for that anthology query. I am also thinking about posting the rejected steampunk lesbian story I wrote. I still get a kick about an anthology out there for a concept I was already working on, but it's awesome that it's out there even if I'm not a part of it. ^_^

I think a LOT about types of characters which are underrepresented or represented poorly. Where are the bisexual, biracial, career women who are in stable relationships? And I don't think of this just cause I wanna see more people like myself, I really think there's a terrible stigma against bisexuals to this day. It sucks, but it's there.

So, I guess that's my indie writer's advice of the day: If you don't see enough of it? Write it. XD

Now, back to work for me. ;)

*sigh*

Mar. 10th, 2011 06:41 pm
atthequillsmercy: (Hypatia of Alexandria)
Sadly my anthology entry did not make it in. Here was my response:

"Thanks for showing this to me. I enjoyed reading it, but I'm afraid I'll have to pass. While I definitely liked the clockwork eye, ultimately the story just didn't have enough steampunk elements to really fit within the book. But since the deadline for submissions is about three weeks away, feel free to submit another story if you wish."

Why did I post it? D00d, this is the nicest rejection I have EVER gotten. It's also the ONLY personalized one. This woman was so nice, she even considered my story for her other anthology and was generally encouraging in her emails. I was told by a very knowledgeable person what a rejection like this is the highest complement someone can give you short of "Thanks, we'll take it. Here's a check."

I am going back and forth between being crippled with depression and excited to come up with other ideas for her mystery anthology. Either way, tonight is my mental night off. I'm gonna relax, watch a movie or some anime, and eat taco popcorn. I need a night for myself.
atthequillsmercy: (High Energy Magic Use Area)
Typing marathons are obviously for the young. I remember in the bygone days of college where I would park myself at the computer for 4 hours and just go and go...

Today, after a two hour typing marathon getting The Mirror typed up, I feel like someone tied my spine in a knot and rubbed salt in my eyes. And I'm still going today! I have a terrible, terrible focus on this. I straight up chased my husband out of the bedroom  last night so I could type in bed on the netbook instead on the main computer. The main comp is right by the front door and there's an awful draft; so I hid in the bedroom and typed up 4 written pages in 2 hours. Most of it is incomprehensible drivel - and oh MAN, am I the queen of typos - But it's there and I have all weekend to edit.

The lovely [livejournal.com profile] nocturnian, who basically keeps ATQM running because HTML makes me cross-eyed, made this banner for me (so send her cookies) It's in my livejournal profile and I haven't thought of any other places to put it yet. I'm pretty crap at keeping up with my forum memberships so I'll have to make the rounds and remind people I'm alive. XD

But for now, it's back to work!! Go go go go!!!

Oh damnit!

Jan. 27th, 2011 04:19 pm
atthequillsmercy: (Boot)
I'm sick. That's the first step to healing, right? Admitting you're sick? Because usually I just work till I fall down. =_= If it's bad enough that I actually consider not going to work, you know it's bad. >_< But isn't it nice for my co-workers to share their germs with me? :p

If I'm not too dizzy or coughing too much, I plan to hunker down in bed with my notebooks and netbook so I can still have an update this week for you guys. :( I'm still having formatting issues with Create Space but it's being handled by people who know much more about such things than I do. @_@ I'll get there, don't worry. I'm sure you guys are worried. XD

While Ma was in surgery (she's totally fine), I worked on a Go Away Girls side story for a submission to an anthology. Let me tell you right now it really made me laugh to be sitting in a Catholic hospital writing erotic lesbian steampunk and reading a m/m romance. XD I lol'd. Hard.

Ok, right now, I need to concentrate on keeping the room from spinning to hard. I need to make it to 5 to justify the library keeping me on their payroll and then I can go home and fall down. O_o

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