Saturday, April 6, 2013

Making Up For My Non-Writing Week By Writing Like I'm Possessed

Well, I'm back from holidays, and I've spent most of my money, and look what I found in a bookshop in Brisbane: 

My apologies for the poor quality of the photo. I was giggling too hard to hold my phone steady. I swear that one day I won't be so surprised when my two worlds collide, but that day was not last Tuesday. I may have got so excited I punched my sister. 

I'm still more used to be a consumer in a bookshop, not a product. 

It's weird, because sometimes writing feels like it happens in a vacuum, that all those long hours in front of a computer don't impact on my everyday life of working my government job and paying my mortgage and occasionally getting the vacuum cleaner out. And even when a book comes out, well, that still feels like it's happening in that online world, so it's always a bit of a shock when I'm reminded that it's real

Okay, I'm going to put the crazy back in its box now. 

In other news, to make up for my week of non-writing while I was in Brisbane, J.A. Rock and I might have gone absolutely mad with our WIP, tentatively titled Under. Seriously, we started this thing three weeks ago (and had a week off while I was away) and it's already at 90 000 words. Yep, 90 000. Nanowrimo is our bitch! 

I've never written this fast in my life before. I think I have RSI. And some form of mental whiplash. 

And if that's not enough, I'm also co-writing with the awesome Heidi Belleau at the moment. It's an m/m (of course), dark post-apocalyptic novel set in Ireland. And it's great fun to write! 

Meanwhile, I'm pottering along on my Love Has No Boundaries story for the Goodreads M/M group. I mean, how could I refuse? Check out the picture and the prompt I snagged over at Goodreads.


Aaaannnd, last but certainly not least... want to know more about the fabulously bratty Brin from The Good Boy? The clothes? The brattitude? The inappropriate jokes about Lassie? It's all there in The Naughty Boy, and will be available for free at Loose Id on April 30 as part of their Spring Fling Promotion.


Update 24 August 2013: Under is now called When All The World Sleeps, and is coming in 2014 from Riptide! 


M-C. Houle said...

Good choice with the picture!

Lisa said...

Thanks. M-C. It's a gorgeous picture. For twenty seconds I was all, "No, I don't have time to do this right now", but then I snagged it before anyone else could! :)

J.A. Rock said...

The Lassie jokes are haunting me. I was in a restaurant that had a TV playing some black and white show, and one of my friends was like, "Oh, is this Lassie?"

I was like, oh, I hope not.

I'll never feel clean again.

Lisa said...

So let's see.
Us: 1.
Sacred Childhood memories: 0.