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March 2017



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rengeek kit & tilda lucifer/gabriel

dust be diamonds water be wine

2319 words today, and to the end of chapter three. That would be quitting time. And not so coincidentally, dinner time.

Hey, if I can put two more days like this back to back, I will have the writing-sample part of the proposal done done done. And then I can get the synopsis done by Friday, and beat my deadline by like ten days.

THAT would be too cool.

And I think we are going with the lowercase d in dust. Because Mek likes it, and Mek is always right.

five trends I have spotted in my own work that might be repetitive:

  1. Fallen angels. And I mean, WTF? I could care less about angels. I am angel-proof. If anything, I have an anti-angel kink. And yet, there they are, cluttering up every damned thing I write.
  2. One-eyed characters, or characters with horrible scars, or both.
  3. Really complicated love triangles. More like love parallelograms. Love perfect solids. Man. Just a mess, every time.
  4. Broken things that don't get fixed.
  5. (feel free to add your own.)

I just told Chaz that I thought his books read like the experimental proof of the theory of unintended consequences. The more I think about that, the more I like it.



/ is one of my favorite titles. (I always thought ! would be a good title too (pronounced *bang*, of course)

I figure I have a really really good argument, anyway. It helps differentiate the book from Pellegrino's novel. *g*

(this is all i care about, the little d.)
That is because we are pretentious art fag goffy girls.

I just told Chaz that I thought his books read like the experimental proof of the theory of unintended consequences. The more I think about that, the more I like it.

*g* Me too...

Hey, Bear has an anti-thing about fallen angels.

Have you told her about Luke? Best angel ever!
This is true, of course - but no, not a word has passed my lips. I am soooo secretive...
Re #1. Oh, I hope so because I have only recently learned I have a thing for 6-winged fallen angels. I think it is contagious.
Well, there's angels as in twinkly little Guardian Angel Things that hover around stalking people making sure everything turns out happy and nice. And then there's angels like in The Prophecy, and while I'm not suggesting that you have a kink for either, the latter is at least interesting.

5. Writing the book you're not sure you can write, instead of the book you're so sure about that you don't need to write it.

(That's praise, if it wasn't clear.)
thank you.
Speaking of love triangles, those doofuses (doofusi?) on Xtra (or one of those stupid celebrity-oozing tv shows) were running down the top-ten (totally irrelevant) stories of 2006, and in trying to describe a four-way partner-swap situation came up with "love quadrangle". *headdesk* Dudes, a quadrangle is that square patch of ground in the middle of a group of buildings (usually at a university). I think the word you're looking for is "square" or "rectangle". I despair. Really, I do.
Irrespective of content, now I am going to go to bed humming Incredible String Band songs, a thing that has not happened for over 30 years. How distressing.
I am afraid I am one of the primary bizarre forgotten earworm vectors on the internets.


Well, if you go with traditional Christian thinking, humans fell, and were redemmed, ut nothing has been done about the fallen angels. When they go down, they're down to stay. Whether that sort of thing would apply to anything else you fixate on is not for me to say.
*g* I usually find myself rooting for them, anyway.

What's worse than being abandoned by your God?
When they go down, they're down to stay.

Which is 'zackly why I followed my novel "Dispossession" (which is, inter alia, the tale of a fallen angel's life on earth) with a short story wittily entitled "Luke, Homeward Angel" - 'cos if neither the deity nor the church is going to do anything to redeem them, then I guess it just has to fall to us the writers. Shucks. The darkest, sexiest things in creation, and we're morally obliged to tell stories about 'em. It's a hard life...
*g* Hey, I've got three books worth of Christopher Marlowe/Lucifer slash forthcoming.

(See, these are the ones I am perfectly cheerful to admit are slash. Not that that's all they are, but they fit the definition.)
Y'know, I was looking forward to those books when all I knew was "Oh hey, Kit Marlowe!" - I suddenly realise, I hadn't stopped to think at all about any specfic content. Lucifer, huh? Scorchy...
*g* Well, really, it's Kit/the universe. :-P commodorified calls him "The little black dress of the Elizabethan period."

Which is to say, he looks good on everybody. *g*

He more or less spends two books in bed with anybody who'll hold still for it, and a third book regretting it. Amusingly, due to the vagaries of publishing, it's book three we get first....

Amusingly, due to the vagaries of publishing, it's book three we get first....

Huh? Seriously? How are they going to market this, novel-and-two-prequels? And, uh, why...?
No, the whole Promethean Age thing is getting written and published scattershot. Which is to say, Whiskey & Water, which is more or less a direct sequel to Blood & Iron, comes out next year this year, and then we jaunt back four hundred years to the Elizabethan period to talk a little bit about Kit and Will and Murchaud and Morgan and Puck and the rest in Those Days, and then I mean to hop forward to 1964 and 2002 to tell a story about Las Vegas (which includes one character in W&W), and then we're back to the present for Patience & Fortitide (assuming the books keep selling), and then I have books planned out in Africa in 1880 and England in 1890, in eastern Europe in the era of the Bathorys and Draculas and Hunyadis (I want to write a book about Matthias Corvinus), in the Soviet Union in 1942, and so on.

The plan is a kind of sprawling Darkovian thing, where you can pick up any historical thread and chase it for teh secret history. *g*
commodorified calls him "The little black dress of the Elizabethan period."

PS - that's just gorgeous.
She is as clever as she is lovely. (Also, she made this icon. I laugh and laugh.)


I have a theory: the minute a certain type of writer says to herself that she doesn't give a fig about something, that writer's muse latches onto said object of disinterest and declares said writer must write a story about that topic. Right away.

You got angels...hehehehehehehe.

Re: Angels!

And what's more fraught with tragedy than fallen angels?

Re: Angels!


ps: thank you for the word 'fraught' to sum up that particular kink. I've been running around describing it in useless phrases with extra-handwaving for emphasis for years.

Re: Angels!

My pleasure!
Fallen angels are the only interesting kind. I'm all for characters redeeming themselves, but full redemption gets tedious. With a fallen angel, you can do all sorts of cool things because the range from rock bottom to full redemption is vast and strewn with all sorts of lovely rocks and pitfalls.
I can't wait for your new novel "Ezra, the One Eyed Fallen Angel, His Hideously Disfigured Main Squeeze Brenda, And The Mossy Patch Behind The Shed They Both Love, The One Next To The Deux Chevaux Up On Blocks."