As a dear friend so eloquently put it...I'm losing my ming!
So the house is filling with houseguests and I have a book due and am splitting for four days to a hotel. Because I am nothing if not a social animal. NOT.
But before I retreat, snarling, to higher ground (and I am not snarling, by the way, it's more me looking harassed and tending to hyperventilate), a couple of bits and bobs.
My article on publishing -- part of Jessewave's ongoing series about writing and publishing m/m fiction -- is now up at Jessewave reviews. I know it's a little uncomfortable to discuss this stuff -- contracts, money, etc. -- in the broad light of day -- in public -- but it's useful, even necessary that we have an open, ongoing dialog. This is a very small community, folks, but your publishing career stretches way beyond what you do here. You need to plan ahead. You need to think Big Picture on this.
Secondly (I have no idea whether I'l truly have internet access at my hotel -- oh, I am SO not kidding about the hotel) I and a number of other writers of historical m/m fiction were interviewed by Dr. Sarah Frantz over at Dear Author. That's tomorrow, but today Dr. Sarah (Dr. Frantz?) posted an editorial on the topic of historical romance that's worth reading.
Those of you who track my erratic thoughts on such things know that I believe we should differentiate between Romantic History and Historical Romance, but the publishing industy hasn't caught up with me on this one.
"Dead? You say my bird is dead?"
(A free copy of any of my historical (or other) novels to the first person who can name from whence cometh the film that quote.)
In about an hour I'll be chatting -- probably to myself -- over at Love Romance Cafe.
And tomorrow I'll be at Coffee Time Romance offering a $20.00 gift certificate to BevMo to anyone who can accurately answer the grueling questions I posted in the forums section (apparently either a lot of teatotalers or no one is reading my work).
Talk to you soon, and if you don't hear from me, never fear. I'm merely -- hastily -- moving base camp.