September’s been pretty productive.
I finished Step 5 for All’s Fair, and now it’s all with my 1st beta.
A Goddess to Love was supposed to be done by today, but for some reason, I couldn’t seem to get in the right mood for it, and I kept nodding and not making the changes I know I need to make. Maybe it’s because I spent like more than two months on revision…? Anyway, I’m letting it sit a little longer.
I also had a chance to talk with Agent, and I started outlining / arcing a new story. I don’t know much about it except that the heroine is an assistant / nanny, but since I’m the one writing it, a lot of people are going to die. (Don’t worry, h/H get their happy ending!) Actually I think the body count in the new nanny project is going to be greater than the one in All’s Fair, which features assassins as heroine and hero, plus a Russian mafia boss.
Who said romancing a nanny was safe?
I’ve listened to multiple workshop tapes from 2010 RWA. Many of them are excellent and inspiring. I highly recommend getting the whole set if you can. It’s cheaper than buying each workshop separately.
I also had a chance to watch some really good low budget Asian horror drama. The plot’s pretty straightforward, and the supernatural elements are pretty familiar (to Asians, that is!), but I loved how they managed to create awesome mystery and tension by continually escalating the stakes and intensifying the internal and external conflict of all the characters. I just couldn’t stop watching. Thankfully it had only sixteen episodes. (Some dramas go for over 50 episodes.)
As for reading, September has been a lackluster month. Jeannie Lin’s Historical Undone was good, but the rest of the books I started were mediocre, clumsily written / plotted, and/or just boring. A couple of them got hyped quite a bit, so I’m sure that didn’t help.
Fortunately I just got Sin Undone by Larissa Ione, who has yet to disappoint. So that should make up for September.