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Some dialog. It's first draft, far from being a polished gem of writing. But I think you can sense the story behind it.
So why do you smile?
You reminded me of someone. Someone I knew before.
Someone you loved?
Someone I hated.
So, why did you smile?
I thought, maybe I should have given him another chance. Maybe it could have turned out differently had we loved each other more. I thought, maybe this time my love wouldn't change to hate.
She smiled again and kissed him.
I just found this very interesting essay about writers: http://terrylinks.com/nytwh
He states that most books find fewer than 500 readers, and I fear he's right with his numbers. Did my books sell better? So far they didn't, but I'm working to change that annoying little fact. A major German publishing house showed interest in my writing, maybe I'll land a publishing contract with them. Keep my fingers crossed...
As for other writers: Terry Link's website is a n interesting read. You should try it.
As regular publishing takes its time, I'm going to self-publish some short stories in-between.
One package will contain some adult fairy tales, a modern rewrite of well known stories. As for now, two stories are finished, one about the little mermaid, and the frog king. Little red riding hood is work in progress.
Another package will contain medieval fantasy. One, wedding night, is finished, but I still need to write a second one.
This winter seems to go on and on and on...
I had counted on some springtime weather for Easter. Looks like we can search for easter-eggs int the snow. Frozen easter-eggs, that is.
Meanwhile I yearn for the sun, and for some warm and friendly weather. Mediterranean holidays? Or take the direct way to Florida? There must be some warm place left on this planet!
Got some snowbells in my garden. Normally they would be accompagnied by crocusses, tulips and such. This year no other plant even tried to grow yet.
Well, snowbells are survivors, that's for sure!
Do they have flower fairies? Little winged ones in green-white kirtles with tranparent wings? Wouldn't that be nice?
Or- imagine the Snow Queen, from Andersens fairy tales. Skin bluish-white, clad in white furs, a crown of icycles, hair like hoar-frost, eyes like dark blue ice.
This queen, she would be sexy, curvy, nice to look at, but too cold to cuddle with.
Would the Snow Queen have suitors? Would anyone dare?
Cold outside. Cozy inside. Which inspired a story.
You get a very short snippet:
Suzie looked after the huge man who just sauntered out the door. This had to be Jeff. She didn´t remember how she had gotten inside his house, but inside she was, feeling comportably warm in front of the blazing fire, and comfortably safe. Actually she had felt safest when he held her in his arms... What was she thinking? She was a married woman, and Daniel... what about Daniel? How could she have forgotten about him even for a moment?
Yeah, yeah, it's a hot love story with a menage...
As I didn't find the time to write a special Christmas story, I'll give you a snippet of a story I'm writing at the moment. Yes, I promised you. I know. Shame on me.
The dragon watched the woman. She knelt in front of the aerie´s glass front, looking into a dark bowl.
Her frustrated groan was accompanied by a scraping sound as the dragon moved his heavy body.
"I knew we should have used more virgins blood!"
"Virgins, always virgins," muttered the dragon, "why can´t you just use plain cow blood or such?" She got up and faced the dragon. Her open cloak revealed a body clad in black lace. The only spot of color besides her lips was a priceless gemstone in form of a dark red rose between her breasts. Her hood covered the upper half of her face, so that her eyes were virtually invisible. For human eyes, that is. The dragon saw fully well that she glared at him. Eyes as colorless and cold as ice. Her voice was even colder than her eyes.
"Do you want me to find the hidden treasure or not?"
"Yeah,” mumbled the dragon, “of course I want the gold, but..."
"No but. I need more virgin blood, fresh blood, and a lot of it, otherwise the spell won´t work!"
"Hrrrmmpg," grumbled the dragon and turned . "Well, I´ll go and fetch you some virgins."
"And remember not to eat then, not even partially- I need them alive!"
The dragon left the room. If the color of his tail was any indication of his mood, he was furious. The woman´s lips hinted at a smile. A very cold one.
Wish you all a happy New Year with lots of good reads!
It's the last days of NaNaWriMo - this time of the year when authors are writing like madmen, trying to create a novel in 30 days. I participated, and I won (big joy, that I can tell you!). Did write under a pseudonym, as I wrote an epic fantasy story instead of my usual erotic romances. That one was written just for fun. Kind of writers holidays. Or writers paradise. Many thanks to the NaNoWriMo-team for giving us writers this awesome opportunity!
Write a story, publish a story, write the next story, publish the next story...
A writer doesn't work on one single story at a time, normally. Most writers I know have several written works buried under staples of paper on their desks. It takes time to publish, sometimes days, sometimes weeks, sometimes years, sometimes a lifetime. Would a writer wait for being published before he writes the next story, most of us wouldn't be writing any longer.
So we do write, and most of us (me included) write more than one story at any given time. Stuck with the plot of story number one? Go and finish chapter 37 of story number two.
Let's have a look at my desk. (Virtual desk, on my computer, as I tend to write mostly there).
There are about a dozen stories which exist with their title alone.
Another dozen of which I finished a rough plot.
Two or three which are well developed.
Several short stories in various stages.
Two completed novels which still need some editing.
One story on it's way to a publisher for submission.
As far as I know from talks with my fellow authors, that's more or less typical.
At the moment I'm working on some sexy fairy tales...