Monday, June 18, 2012

FINALLLLLYYYY!

So, I'm pleased to announce that a few short hours ago, I finally typed up the last chapter of my first draft of Temperance & the Duke.

I've spoken to my friend Hollie, who was agreed to take on the task of designing the cover art, and she's going to come up with a few sketches by December so that is flowing very smoothly. We had a great discussion brainstorming what I pictured and her suggestions and questions.

I've sent copies of the draft to some of my most trusted friends for suggestions that I can implement in December when I begin the editing process. I desperately want to jump right in, but I've often been told that editing is best done when you have stepped away for a little while so that you can come back to the story with a fresh, new perspective and it will give you time to 'detach' yourself from some of your favorite scenes so that you edit more objectively.

Whoo! Talk about PROGRESS this month. :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

BANNED!

So...If anyone is interested to know...My story "Home for Hatter" was deleted off FF.net and I was banned from posting for several days because the summary was not G-rated. The irony that my story is rated M for Mature Audiences and I still managed to get a tersely worded email from the admins and a "recorded infraction" for breaking the "Guidelines of Submission" and failing to pander to the site's "widespread audiences" in the smutty story's summary does not elude me. I think it'd be a better idea to ban anyone under the age of 18...OR start a quality fanfiction website dedicated entirely to smutty 18+-reader stories in which case FF.net would never see me again. Because honestly, I've tiptoed over to "Adult fanfiction.net" and hastily hit the back button when I realized that no one over there knows how to use punctuation or the spell check function in their word processing program.

Also, I know I've been horrifically absent lately, but that's due to my crazy work schedule which has moved from part-time to full-time baby-sitting as well as the fact that I am—finally—starting to focus on "Temperance" again...when I'm not starting sewing/quilting projects...and knitting...and working...