I’m not sure where you are, but over here it’s roasting hot! It’s boiling! I do just a lil’ bit of any kind of movement and I start literally dripping sweat. It’s disgusting. (But secretly I’m hoping to lose a ton of water weight, haha!)
Anyways, a new month begins! It is upon us! For many, it is nanowrimo supper camp – but I’m afraid to say I haven’t quite been keeping up with it. In fact, I’ve decided not to participate and to instead just plug away at the novels I’ve been writing.
But what is that? Hark? I’ve been writing something new?
Oh yes, a little short story! Sometihng sweet, a little calm, and just plain enjoyable. After all it’s been a while since this little birdie has written any short stories for you all! After the glorious success (so far!) of ‘Coffee Break’ I think you all deserve a treat! So don’t hold your breaths buuuut- wait for it! It’ll be soon (hopefully this week!) and I just can’t wait to share it with all of you.
And then we can all lay back and read it like beached whales. Like this, but with a book haha.
Good morning little birdies! You might have noticed a slight absence in this birdie’s presence. Well! I’ve been working on a website for my next (hopefully!) soon to be published novel. And, of course, lounging in the success of my present novel ‘Coffee Break’.
Is it flying off the shelves? Is it paying all of my bills? Not particularly. But that honestly isn’t how I measure success with my novels.
What makes me tick as an author is to hear someone else squeal in joy over a passage. To hear someone snort in laughter. To read a happy review bursting with joy and excitement. That’s how I gauge success.
So yes, this is a very happy author. And a very happy puddy. Jus’ look at ’em!
What makes you happy as an author?
Hey everyone! Now is time to meet Katrina – the lovely main character of my up and coming novel “Coffee Break”.
Who is Katrina? Well she is a lowly assistant working hard every day to make ends meet. She loves a strong cup of coffee almost as much as she loves retro vintage, all things puffy skirted, and of course… beautiful women in suits.
What will happen when she meets Kim (a beautiful woman in a suit, heh heh)? Can you possibly believe that I’m finally publishing this novel tomorrow?! I’m so so so excited!
And what’s even better? The first review for ‘Coffee Break’ is out! Check it out!
Wishing you all the very best of days! ❤
Look’it that cute little monster. How deceptively adorable he is, hugging his own face and nestling into our little couch. Little monster he is- he’s been pooping everywhere! Unapologetically!
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not delusional. I know cats just about never apologize for anything. But really – does he have to parade around after pooping on the rug? Does he? Shouldn’t he feel a little bit of shame? But no, cat’s don’t feel shame. Certainly not after having been out in the wild and being able to poop wherever they want to.
On another non-poop related topic, I’m getting reviewers for my upcoming novel ‘Coffee Break’! If you or someone you know would be interested in a free copy of this happy, fluffy, caffeine-fuelled story with no erotic content, please let me know!
Wishing you all a good poop-free day!
These days, little birdies, have been such big days. Little agoraphobic me has been rushing out the door for so many official business-y things, and on top of it all there has been puddy cat’s disappearance then reappearance… so yesterday I took a break. My heart wandered and I found myself clicking on Smashwords.
Lo! Behold! To my shock and awe, our little just-about-abandoned project lived on. People were still liking and downloading Kim and Katrina’s story, and most shocking of all, my erotic parody had almost as many views! I couldn’t believe it.
Better yet, I took another look at some of the book covers. Yes, they’re not all good. No, they’re not all glorious. But I made the best of them as well as the worst – and I’ve been working hard on getting better with my art in the past year.
What does this mean? I was reinvigorated. Instead of sadly sitting there and wishing the person I asked to freely help me with my book covers would actually do it, I decided to pick up ink and paper and do me a book cover. Because even if it isn’t perfect, it’ll be a cover – and my darling stories will be published. Kim and Katrina’s story will be out there to make all of you laugh and smile just a little.
Oh my goodness lil’ birdies! So I was convinced that I was going to finish writing this one book – and then take a breather. Refocus. Recenter. Wait patiently on my first editor’s feedback. Do what you’re supposed to do once you finish a big project.
But what happened instead?
Well, I had this dream the other day which gave me an idea for another story… not a big deal, it happens to me every so often. But then! Yesterday (the day I just so happened to declare the first book done and was starting to wonder what to do with myself next), I suddenly realized how to merge this new revelation with an old one and BAM! EPIC STORY TIME!
So now I’m knee thick in a transgender love story, complete with conspiracy and mystery and I’m wondering where the hell this plot is going and AGH! No rest for us wicked writers I suppose.
Wicked writers, puddy cat thinks. Very evwil. Must cuddle more.
Last night I almost finished a novel. There was a lot of world, a lot of domination (heh heh heh) so I feel like my puddy cat – a world dominator. Rawr. * cracks whip *
Last night – who knows if I’m actually going to keep any of it that I wrote? But it was a revelation, a Bam! Here’s the plot! And a ‘whoa, that’s where this has been going’.
For you see, last November I tried writing a novel. It failed most spectacularly. A few weeks ago, I tried rewriting it. And Lo! Behold! Something entirely different was produced. Different setting, different dynamics, different most everything.
Ah, I told myself, this is an entirely new story.
But Lo! Behold again! Last night’s writing careened, swerved, and aimed straight to land where last November’s book had started.
That’s right. Without knowing it, I was writing the back-drop/prequel to the other novel. Now of course it isn’t a perfect fit but damn it’s close.
Isn’t it fascinating what can happen when we let the stories decide where they’re going?! I’m just so excited for this new story – it will probably be published sometime next year or late this year – but I might definitely start teasing you all about it before that! I’ve already got several drawings up and ready for it, muahahaha.