Friday, February 4, 2011

Writing Update

Fanning the Flames, a short story sequel (about 15,000 words) to The Match Before Christmas has been accepted at Torquere, and I'm waiting for a publish date, which I'll pass along as soon as I can. This story is for the readers, who asked for more.

In just a little over a month, Settling the Score, my latest full length novel will become available. Basically, it's a novel about writing a novel, with hot man-loving thrown in.

The story that sprang to life on Eyre's site, A Reader's Journey, has been accepted by Dreamspinner. As it's the first time I've submitted a story to Dreamspinner, I'm not really sure when I can expect it to publish. Highway Man is based on the lovely, haunting song, "Papa Was a Rodeo," by Magnetic Fields. The story isn't a sweet romance, and the happy ever after has yet to be seen, but once the story lodged in my head, it wrote itself very quickly. I'd like to share with you the inspiration for that short story.


  1. Wow, lots of good news - congrats! :)

    Ok, I love that I sent cds to Eyre and that she loved one of the songs enough to share on her blog and that you wrote a story about it. :)

    Have you listened to any other Magnetic Fields yet?

    Here are some others I love:
    I Wish I Had an Evil Twin
    I Thought You Were My Boyfriend
    Grand Canyon
    Two Characters (in Search of a Country Song

  2. I'm afraid of the plot bunnies that might spawn! Highway Man went from "song that won't leave my head" to "first rough draft completed" in two days. Of course, it needed a lot of polishing after that, but the story wouldn't leave me alone! I stayed up late at night and woke early the next morning. I will have to check them out, though. I'll bring a humane cage for the bunnies.

  3. Ok, I can see why rationing yourself makes sense! :)

  4. Hee- the music will just keep Eden and us in stories.