I'm just about to start DARKER SPACE so... I feel you. (Dark Space was epic!)
Anxiety is a fucking god awful liar, my dude. I feel that.
Oh god, this is one of my absolute favorites! I'm not a huge mega-angst person, but I love historicals--and I Lisa Henry is a big exception to my 'low angst' tendencies, because she's amazing. My feels. All my feels.
somedaaaaaaaaay.... Okay it's not that far off just like two weeks. But still :D
I just need to chime in here with HEYER FOR LYFE. Can you imagine if she'd written queer romance. I just. Sighhhhhhhh <3
Meanwhile, Gaywyck is now officially on my to-buy list. Thanks for that!
Lol dude <3
Your icon is the best icon. Cass for lyfe. Every time I see you post I want tos ay that.
I do have a thing coming out this month! It's called WITCHY BOYS and it has two separate novelettes in it. Here's the thing: http://www.kateyhawthorne.com/p/one-shots.html
Yeah that clean and simple thing really helps me to clarify. I have plot and character dev worksheets I fill in when I do rewrites or edits--or if I wrote a skeleton book (I do it with scripts sometimes, weirdly) and I need to go through and write it properly. It really helps me clear some of my head static. Wondering if this couldn't be useful in a similar way.
Yeahhhh it's a process that's been built and refined every time I've had a release, but oh my god, it is... tiring. I've felt so bad for co-authors who've been dragged along for the ride.
The sad thing is that this is maybe less than half of the shit storm of promo, the stuff that gets set up before. After the book comes out there's even more crap that I do to try and get it out there and oh man.
GLAMOROUS WRITING LIFE.
But hey, still the best job ever, so :D
I've been trying to re-work an epic fantasy I wrote a few years back, and this may be a good tool for re-writing and clarifying purposes. Hmmm. Thanks for pointing it out. Even if it's lacking, worth a shot, right? :D
Bless you for awesome parenting. And whoever is talking shit can just stfu. God forbid anyone should like traditionally feminine-associated things. My god.
OMG a Trev Trash Project!! That would be SO FUN. I agree that Photoshop counts as fun, though. I'm not great at design AT ALL but I'm familiar as fuck with the program, so I do enjoy my little book covers and stuff, and any occasion where I get to do a graphic or something. Someday I'll learn wtf I'm actually doing... I mean through more than taking a few Linda courses >.>
The history people thing would be super fun! And you could do graphics for those too :D
HOLY CRAP $100 OFF IS THAT SOME STUDENT DISCOUNT BADASSERY???
You made magic here, my friend. This post made my night :D Aveline's faaaace.
When I'm going through rewriting I may well come to you for help if you're in a place for it, even if it's just to look over what I've already done on your advice. Thank you so much.
But yeah, she's amazing so. Give it to her, fly off to India and forget it for a while, amiright? >.>
ALMOST as pretty as Bren >.>
Yeah I think you will actually enjoy Excel once you learn the basics because... man. So much pretty information arranged! Sheets is cool too, though, Jay up there knows what's up.
This is a lot of stuff when you list it all together, huh? But broken down into smaller, bite sized goals, omfg you are gonna feel super accomplished doing it! I AM SO CHEERING FOR YOU.
... not sure I can help with any of it but. You know. I'm here :D
Lololol truer words, my friend...
That's the thing--and sending it off to anyone else... I mean what if she needs it to go a different direction, you know? If she has the time, why not bother HER with it. <3
Also you will be receiving a copy of this one when it drops bc of all the Bren Help!
Man, don't even get me started. I could tell horror stories. Just. Legit horror stories.
This is my fave post tho, I want to post it EVERYWHERE.
"but there's also a responsibility when you are literally profiting off a community you have nothing to do with. I want non-queer people to write queer characters. I feel like this should be encouraged, but only if it's done right, with respect and open ears."
THIS THIS THIS YOU ARE MY DUDE
Thank you! I'm so excite about all these <3
I'm not a contributor yet but I'd love to be! I'd also have to delay until the end of November, just because of travel things coming up in October, but I'd love to do Bering/Wells from Warehouse 13?
This post is too good for this world.
Yeah polyvore makes me kind of want to scream sometimes--it's weirdly easier just to do pinterest or even to make a graphic in photoshop... which is kind of sad. But yeah. I need to get on the visuals more. For real.