Hollis Shiloh

romance

Thursday, August 8, 2013

in other news~

I loved this article.  If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it!!

Tom Ford and Richard Buckley Forever

http://www.out.com/fashion/2011/01/09/tom-ford-and-richard-buckley-forever


In other news, my short story "Man's Best Friend" was featured as the free read in Dreamspinner's August newsletter.  :D  I had so much fun writing that story.  (Naturally it involved a dog, with a title like that.)  I'm hoping to repost it here soon, if possible.  :)

Oh, and it looks like I'll be self-publishing Songs By Heart, my first gay romance novel.  Dreamspinner didn't want it.  I don't know when I'll have it ready; it's going to take some work!

Dreamspinner DID want, and will be publishing, another novella of mine, "Brian's Mate," my first shifter romance.  It's a bit different (lots of family dynamics and not a lot of intimate scenes), and I'm surprised they wanted it to be honest.  But I'm pleased!  :)  Wait, does that make it sound like I think all shifter romances are about intimate scenes?  Um...that's so not my plan!!

Also, I'm now in the editing stage working with my editors on "You Were Always the One," my contemporary novella Dreamspinner is releasing in November.  I like this story a lot, and recently ended up writing a sequel.  Shall be sending it in shortly to see if they want it, too.

Haha, I just found the beginning of my draft for "You Were Always the One" in a wildly wrongly titled Google Document page.  :)  It says I lasted edited it on January 24, so that means I started it that day or a few days earlier.  Interesting; I don't usually keep track of when I start my stories.  Perhaps I should?

Anyway, writing things are going fairly well.  I'm writing a really fun story when I can get the time, though I've mostly been editing lately.  I also have an idea for another selkie-themed romance, but I haven't started it yet.  :)  I had an idea for a romance between an illegal immigrant migrant worker and the man who saves his life, and I started writing it, but to be honest I don't know if it's going anywhere.  It feels a bit dull when I read it, whereas in my head it's absolutely brilliant.  Maybe it's another for the 'nope' folder.

I have been reading advice about finishing and publishing or submitting every story one writes.  I haven't done it.  I probably never will; I'd just get writer's block more often if I knew I didn't have the choice of quietly putting a story in a folder somewhere and forgetting it.  But I am putting a lot of stuff out there and hoping some of it finds the mark.  It's fun.  :)  I don't know how long this creativity and motivation will last, but I'm enjoying it for the present.

I still have a huge quantity of started and set aside stories and story ideas floating about on my desktop, though.

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