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Random Experiments

I amuse myself lately looking at skate art, or graffiti art, or whatever the heck it’s called these days.

Kevin is out of town, leaving me at home with my dogs, weaponry, and Assassin’s Creed 2 expansions. There are tadpoles in my rain barrel. I drank too much coffee today and now I’m jittery and queasy, but I have knocked on nearly 9K in the last two days on this version of Beauty and the Beast, despite being occasionally seized by doubt that Rose Daughter is the definitive retelling and this will come off as a bad homage by somebody who thinks roses are too damn much work.But the Beast’s a smartass, which is nice, and there’s some creepy stuff going on, although I’m running into the problem that it’s hard to get a lot of action in a story that’s basically about somebody stuck in a freaky magic house. The heroine’s stabbed him once already. To do it again would be repetitive.

I have no idea what to do with it once it’s done, other than sending it to my agent and saying “Can you find someone to publish this?” which is my usual modus operandi, although it will require finding a totally different publisher than Dragonbreath, obviously. (and yes, I could self-publish, but I really kinda like having other people that I don’t have to pay involved.) I just hope that my current spate of hammering on it will sustain to the end, and not peter out just short of the finish line, as has been known to happen before. (On the other hand, we’re at 40K already, and there is a certain momentum once you crack about twenty.)

So that’s what I’m up to these days. How are you, internet?


EYESEARING! 6 x 6, mixed media. For sale, of course.

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.

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That one's different, and sort of hanging in limbo, as it's got some weird issues. The voice is almost middle grade, the plot is very YA, the publisher of the book that's kinda-sorta set in the same universe doesn't want it because of that, and while some day I may slam it into shape and publish it myself, we get into time constraints there.

Also, it's based on a variant of Bluebeard called "The Robber Bridgegroom" (perhaps the most common of which is "Mister Fox.")

The publisher is a silly tiddlywink, and depending on what it needs in the way of shape-slamming, it might be affordable to throw money at someone to do the slammables. (An entirely self-serving statement, I should note -- not because I am presenting myself as a target for money (yeek!), but because I wanna read more of your stuff. O;> )

Ahem. Good luck!!!!

Oh, well, wouldn't go THAT far. It does have some stuff going on, and may fall into the "save until famous and oddities will be accepted as personal voice."

Or just, y'know, rewritten *grin*

Well, if you re-write it, save the original for "until famouser." (Yes, famousER! I think you've already got at least a tech of fame already. So there.)

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