Sunday, July 31, 2005

Bossy characters

Yes, Law will be one of them. He's loud. And very chatty. I wrote 15 pages on him so yeppers met my goal! LOL he could have written more but wanted to get a voice check on Larissa. He's chomping at the bit to write some more scenes. He's a bit quirky with an odd sense of humor.

I wrote 3 on the Viking tale, but that was about right for the scene. What Mel wrote didn't throw me. I more had to research and find out how Mista would react to it being as she's in a historical. Someone in the Age of Vikings will react to something like that much differently than a person in Victorian England or a person of today would. I wanted Mista's reaction plausible.

And no, I'm not telling what the "that" was. LOL

The Vikings have been interesting to research. Oddly enough men showing their chest in Viking society were considered effeminate. LOL gave me a new perspective on Viking clinch covers.

May the muses take you to Valhalla

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Oh mercy…

*Dreamy sigh* For Law. Quirky, aggressive, with a little arrogance tossed in. Did I mention he’s HOT yet?

Peoples Mel is a very happy person! Well, I’m normally a happy person, but Lany has sent me some good stuff this week--with the promise of another scene for our Viking story! I know I’ve mentioned this before. Lany and I handle our stories that we write together as role playing. They really are a lot of fun to create.

As for myself-- I sent Lany a scene for R&M (our Viking story) which she plans to follow up. I think it threw her a little, but she accepted it once she did a little more research into the Viking culture. I’m looking forward to seeing what she follows it up with.

Originally I was worried about writing a short story, but I think it’s going to be awesome after our last brainstorming session in e-mail.

Also, I’ve been doing some character development for Kyrand’s story. His will hopefully follow Law’s.

That’s it for now.

;-) Mel

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Since it worked so well

on my other author ego, I'm going to do it here. I'm setting a goal. 10 pages on Law this week. Boy, is Law happy to hear that. He's been feeling all neglected and lonely.

I did write 9 pages this week on two of our other projects. 6 were on the Viking short story.

We await hearing back from Ellora's Cave and a couple of queries. Waiting is not a fun part of this game. So glad to work on other projects to take my mind off the waiting game.

May the muses have fans

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Happy Wednesday!

Mercy…is the summer flying by or what? We’re heading off for some time at the beach. Well, it’s really a lake with a beach, but it’s nice.

I’m still walking on a high from our scores and our invitation to submit our full.

Last night in those moments before wake and sleep my Gladiator finally started talking to me. Taranius. Or Toranius. He was whispering, so it was hard to tell yet. *Dreamy sigh* I do so love a big strong weapon wielding Gladiator. They rank right up there with Vikings.

I think it’s going to be a fun week! I’m betting I get some additions to add to this weekend! LOL… word files from Lany rank right up there with presents.

:-) Mel

Friday, July 15, 2005

*does the submission shake*

Yes, the full manuscript has gone off in cyberland to Ellora's Cave.

It is a very sickening feeling when you hit the send button. I wonder if that ever stops?

Now we wait to hear back. And of course get back to work on the new projects *grins*. Law is cracking the whip.

May the muses be kind

Wednesday, July 13, 2005


I need sleep time. Yet here I am up again late, trying to get everything done.

It's back to grammar checking again tomorrow on "Torc's Salvation." It has made the story fresher as we got through and make sure all our commas are placed. I've been in the editingland place for a week now.

But yes I have been snoopy dancing like mad. This is so very awesome! *snoopy dancing all around*

LOL and yes Mel, I can guess how your dh said he'll make up for it.

May the muses have pillows

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Anyone else’s visual cortex tired?

In need of a little down time? LOL…mercy…I sure am! Lany and I are going through and making last minute edits on TS one more time. Mercy, I’m surprised at the little typos, I’ve discovered. There were even some in the first three chapters that was scored. It had been a while since we’d gone through the entire work, which was a good thing I think it’s helped making the MS rather fresher for us.

Now, I’ve promised myself I’d do a little house cleaning. LOL… who knew I’d ever look forward to sorting socks, over spell check?

Until later,

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

I’m getting my groove on--

I’m sure Lany is Snoopy dancing.

This morning -along with several other writers- we received a note from Raelene Gorlinsky the Managing Editor, Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc. She congratulated us on getting a high judges’ score in the JERR/EC Erotic Pen Writing Contest. We were invited to submit our full manuscript to Ellora’s Cave for review. I wept and screamed with happiness.

First off, I was so surprised we did so well. Not that I don’t have faith in our stories, because I DO. But, I figured that the contest would be so flooded with entries…well, I pushed it from my mind. Never thought about it. *Muah* to Lany, she was the one who had us enter Torc’s Salvation.

*Hangs head* I wrote back a very short thank you note. My dh came up behind me as I was rereading my note and kissed my neck. *Sigh* when I jumped, I squeezed the mouse sending it before I could do a check. I had a typo -a double e- in the word the. Think she’ll notice? Though, I wanted to grab a nearby pillow, I’m still keeping my hubby. *Dreamy sigh*

*Grin* Lany, do you want to guess how the dh said, he'll make up for it? You’ll never guess!

:-) Mel still getting her groove on.

Sunday, July 03, 2005


*grins* I love the vampires. I have a book on them throughout history. There are vampire legends in almost every country in the world, from ones who suck blood, to those that suck souls.

Depending on who you read, Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler was the inspiration for Count Dracula. He was a very violent man. Erzsébet Báthory, was known as the Blood Countess. She killed between 40 to 600 young girls and bathed in their blood. She may have also been an inspiration for Dracula.

As for movies, "Pale Blood" is a good one, though lesser known. You also have "The Lost Boys," "From Dusk til Dawn," "Salem's Lot," and of course a multitude of Dracula movies.

There's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" but the series was a much different animal than the movie. The movie was a comedy. Joss Whedon wanted to create a story where the blond girl who should be the victim was the heroine.

Did I mention I love vampires?

May the muses have garlic