I have revisions to finish this week, both for a short story and the September novella, A Dream of Stone and Shadows. But that’s all good. I’m looking forward to it, including the part where I print both of them out and just whip through. I’ve also started writing the new book, Eye of Heaven. This one is going to be a lot of fun, but mostly because the bad guys are really kind of awful. I’ve played around with the idea of adding in a third viewpoint—that of my villain—but I don’t want to get too complicated. Or maybe I do. I’ll just have to figure it out as I go along. I’m also playing with ideas for the sixth Dirk & Steele novel. I think I may step away from the agency for a bit—have it lurking there on the periphery, but not as something either the hero or the heroine are aware of. Again, still considering my options. I never really know what’s going to happen until I sit down and write, but I do have to have some ideas ready when the art department contacts me for a description of the hero and heroine. Hopefully I still have another month or two before that happens (although I already know what they look like…the real issue is with providing enough story information to guide the artist).
Anyway, by this time next week I’ll be on a cruise to the Mexican Riviera. Yay! I am, however, slightly worried about seasickness. I’m going to see the doctor for some tummy medication, and I also bought one of those biobands that you wrap around your wrist. According to the description, it “interrupts signals between your stomach and your brain.” Woo! Hopefully, I won’t need it, though I have enough trouble on planes without worrying about a boat. I’m bringing my computer along, though. Eye of Heaven is due on May 1st, which means I have little over a month to give Blue a decent story.
I love challenges. Really.
Apparently, there’s a “10 Things I Know About Writing” meme going around, and while I don’t have anything remotely intelligent to offer, I have seen some really great contributions. Holly Black’s is my favorite, though.
|Your Famous Movie Kiss is from Spiderman|
“I have always been standing in your doorway. Isn’t it about time somebody saved your life?”
Sheesh. Who wouldn’t like to pull a Mary Jane on Spiderman? In the rain, no less!