changeyourstars8: (Bones--  dance)
Make me an incredibly happy person for only $1.99! ;-)

Stealing Time

The file is also submitted to Kindle, and should be up there within a day or two, so I'll post the link as soon as their review process is finished.

Also, just for a laugh, here's the Lulu link-- apparently if you go over 500 pages with a book, it trips the "must make it cost more" switch and so the mandatory price was $25. I am fairly sure the new Stephen King does not cost that much.
changeyourstars8: (Rachel Weisz)
First chapter of our new book, available this weekend:

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changeyourstars8: (ALP & HS--  joy)
From the always-fantastic Mandy Roberts, here's the cover for Stealing Time-- if all goes according to plan, the book itself will be available next weekend!! I'll be posting the first chapter sometime this week. :-)


changeyourstars8: (Castle squee)
Stealing Time: a time-travel futuristic romance

"Starring" Ewan McGregor, Rachel Weisz, Naveen Andrews, Michaela Conlin, and Hannah Spearritt

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To-Do List

Oct. 10th, 2011 05:35 pm
changeyourstars8: (Default)
--- Put the short stories Last Words; Goodnight, Sleeping Beauty; and Through the Looking Glass up on Smashwords/Kindle

--- Add links/graphics for Isn't it Romantic; Last Words; Goodnight, Sleeping Beauty and Through the Looking Glass to my webpage

--- Gather all short fiction into one file and put it up on Kindle for .99

--- Submit a brief fandom essay and a written-ten-years-ago fanfic to the next issue of Outlet

--- Do the final edit for Stealing Time for its October 31 publication

--- Write more Faerietale stuff

**collapses**

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To-Do List

Oct. 10th, 2011 05:35 pm
changeyourstars8: (Default)
--- Put the short stories Last Words; Goodnight, Sleeping Beauty; and Through the Looking Glass up on Smashwords/Kindle

--- Add links/graphics for Isn't it Romantic; Last Words; Goodnight, Sleeping Beauty and Through the Looking Glass to my webpage

--- Gather all short fiction into one file and put it up on Kindle for .99

--- Submit a brief fandom essay and a written-ten-years-ago fanfic to the next issue of Outlet

--- Do the final edit for Stealing Time for its October 31 publication

--- Write more Faerietale stuff

**collapses**

Top 5

Aug. 29th, 2011 01:08 pm
changeyourstars8: (Castle squee)
Not too long ago [livejournal.com profile] zombres did a Top 5 post, and one of the subjects was Favorite Fiction Tropes. I absolutely could not resist that one, so here are mine:



1) Father/Daughter, No Relation

Favorite Example: Artie and Claudia on Warehouse 13. Their interactions have me in a constant state of Dorky-Clapping-and-Grinning when I watch that show.

Example of Mine: Jaren and Thiare from Karavan's Dawn.


2) Epic Quest

Favorite Example: The Stand. Always and forever The Stand. I remember lugging that enormous book around middle school and not even caring because I *had* to find out what would happen next.

Examples of Mine: Stealing Time; Jia's Charms; Karavan's Dawn; And This is Fate; Atmidos, to an extent. I think Pale Moon is the only project of mine where Epic Quest isn't used. That might change between now and publication. ;-)


3) Enemies Becoming Friends ((or at least starting to grudgingly respect each other))

Favorite Example: Jake Lonergan and Col. Dolarhyde in Cowboys and Aliens. My love for that movie is all-encompassing. I need fanfic and icons. And a chance to morph myself into the movie and pounce on Daniel Craig.

Examples of Mine: Simon and Finn in And This is Fate.


4) "Have you ever been with a warrior woman?"

Favorite Example: Beckett & Castle. Castle definitely has his badass moments, but when it comes right down to it, Beckett's going to be the one drawing a gun while Castle asks if anyone in the room's heard of a little something called diplomacy. I think she's physically braver than he is, but he's emotionally braver. Which is partly why they balance each other out so well. Why isn't Season 3 out yet I need my fix

Examples of Mine: Jaetina & Kynn from the Karavan series; Stace & Finn from And This is Fate; Maia & Xavierre from Stealing Time.


5) Threesomes (no, not that kind**)

Favorite Example: Zoe, Wash, and Mal from Firefly

Examples of Mine: Kynn, Ki'Rana, and Trader from the Karavan series; Finn, Stace, and Simon from And This is Fate; Persephone, Iris, and Hades from Atmidos.

**except when they are-- Maia, Nayara, and Xavierre from Stealing Time

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Top 5

Aug. 29th, 2011 01:08 pm
changeyourstars8: (Default)
Not too long ago zombres did a Top 5 post, and one of the subjects was Favorite Fiction Tropes. I absolutely could not resist that one, so here are mine:



1) Father/Daughter, No Relation

Favorite Example: Artie and Claudia on Warehouse 13. Their interactions have me in a constant state of Dorky-Clapping-and-Grinning when I watch that show.

Example of Mine: Jaren and Thiare from Karavan's Dawn.


2) Epic Quest

Favorite Example: The Stand. Always and forever The Stand. I remember lugging that enormous book around middle school and not even caring because I *had* to find out what would happen next.

Examples of Mine: Stealing Time; Jia's Charms; Karavan's Dawn; And This is Fate; Atmidos, to an extent. I think Pale Moon is the only project of mine where Epic Quest isn't used. That might change between now and publication. ;-)


3) Enemies Becoming Friends ((or at least starting to grudgingly respect each other))

Favorite Example: Jake Lonergan and Col. Dolarhyde in Cowboys and Aliens. My love for that movie is all-encompassing. I need fanfic and icons. And a chance to morph myself into the movie and pounce on Daniel Craig.

Examples of Mine: Simon and Finn in And This is Fate.


4) "Have you ever been with a warrior woman?"

Favorite Example: Beckett & Castle. Castle definitely has his badass moments, but when it comes right down to it, Beckett's going to be the one drawing a gun while Castle asks if anyone in the room's heard of a little something called diplomacy. I think she's physically braver than he is, but he's emotionally braver. Which is partly why they balance each other out so well. Why isn't Season 3 out yet I need my fix

Examples of Mine: Jaetina & Kynn from the Karavan series; Stace & Finn from And This is Fate; Maia & Xavierre from Stealing Time.


5) Threesomes (no, not that kind**)

Favorite Example: Zoe, Wash, and Mal from Firefly

Examples of Mine: Kynn, Ki'Rana, and Trader from the Karavan series; Finn, Stace, and Simon from And This is Fate; Persephone, Iris, and Hades from Atmidos.

**except when they are-- Maia, Nayara, and Xavierre from Stealing Time

Day 11

May. 30th, 2011 09:47 am
changeyourstars8: (Striptease)
((I haven't forgotten about this meme, really))

Today's entry is in honor of the fact that this character really started talking to me again this weekend, and now he and another character in Pale Moon will have their very own prequel! Not sure how long it's going to be yet-- probably novella length, if that-- but I'll be putting it up as a freebie download once I'm done with it as an introduction to the universe.


Naveen Andrews
Alan Bishop, from Pale Moon


Part of the cleanup crew at Abigail's. He keeps odd hours, which Elspeth puts up with given the whole 'vampire' thing. Nobody's exactly sure how old he is, or when he was Turned. He doesn't say much, thinking that keeping to himself will get people to leave him alone. Instead, it seems to flip a "I can change him and he will love me forever!" switch in some of the clientele.


Also cast as:

Xavierre, from Stealing Time
He took on a job as a Guard as a favor to his best friend. While something like that works out in a small, nonviolent village, being assigned the same post on a spaceship where everybody hates everybody else and there's a murderer lurking somewhere on board doesn't go so well. He does the best he can, but truth is he'd rather be in Temple or flirting with his longtime friend, Maia.

Poseidon, from the Greek Pantheon series
He's long suspected that Zeus rigged the contest that left him in charge of Olympus, while Hades was sent to the Underworld and he himself was basically banished to the ocean. He just doesn't care much, because he prefers to be far away from there. Given the minor river Gods always vying for more territory, the nymphs' constant practical jokes, and Circe insisting on continuing to turn random sailors into animals no matter how many times he's lectured her about it, he's got his hands full. He didn't even know about the first War until a few weeks after it was over. Unfortunately for his peace of mind, he's not going to be able to stay out of it this time around.

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Day 11

May. 30th, 2011 09:47 am
changeyourstars8: (Default)
((I haven't forgotten about this meme, really))

Today's entry is in honor of the fact that this character really started talking to me again this weekend, and now he and another character in Pale Moon will have their very own prequel! Not sure how long it's going to be yet-- probably novella length, if that-- but I'll be putting it up as a freebie download once I'm done with it as an introduction to the universe.


Naveen Andrews
Alan Bishop, from Pale Moon


Part of the cleanup crew at Abigail's. He keeps odd hours, which Elspeth puts up with given the whole 'vampire' thing. Nobody's exactly sure how old he is, or when he was Turned. He doesn't say much, thinking that keeping to himself will get people to leave him alone. Instead, it seems to flip a "I can change him and he will love me forever!" switch in some of the clientele.


Also cast as:

Xavierre, from Stealing Time
He took on a job as a Guard as a favor to his best friend. While something like that works out in a small, nonviolent village, being assigned the same post on a spaceship where everybody hates everybody else and there's a murderer lurking somewhere on board doesn't go so well. He does the best he can, but truth is he'd rather be in Temple or flirting with his longtime friend, Maia.

Poseidon, from the Greek Pantheon series
He's long suspected that Zeus rigged the contest that left him in charge of Olympus, while Hades was sent to the Underworld and he himself was basically banished to the ocean. He just doesn't care much, because he prefers to be far away from there. Given the minor river Gods always vying for more territory, the nymphs' constant practical jokes, and Circe insisting on continuing to turn random sailors into animals no matter how many times he's lectured her about it, he's got his hands full. He didn't even know about the first War until a few weeks after it was over. Unfortunately for his peace of mind, he's not going to be able to stay out of it this time around.
changeyourstars8: (Karavan's Dawn)
Doll Divine

You can make dolls! Out of your characters! I will never be productive again!

For instance, here is Maia from Stealing Time as a fire spirit.




I'm totally gonna be at this for a while. Many more ((Greek Pantheon, Stealing Time, Karavan, And This is Fate)) under the cut!!

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Day 21

Aug. 30th, 2010 01:52 pm
changeyourstars8: (Crysta)
21. Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?

Several of my characters have kids-- Lauren has Ivy and Kae; Rick has Kaveri; Geneva has Ian; Elspeth has Abigail; Maia has Darshana; Durai has Mairi. I think I write the younger kids pretty well-- in the ones Kath and I work on together, she's helped me with the older kids because so far I've spent a lot of time around kids from infancy to age 2.

Day 16

Aug. 6th, 2010 07:45 am
changeyourstars8: (Elphaba and Fiyero)
16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how “far” are you willing to go in your writing?

I think a better question would be, when do I not write romantic relationships. I don't think there's a book I've worked on yet that didn't feature a romance of some kind. Whether it's in the background or not depends on the story, but there's always something there. Because I'm a sap.

How far I'm willing to go depends on the characters. Va'Heta and Thiare from Karavan are more of a fade-to-black pair, while Xavierre and Maia from Stealing Time are a "Hi, you're trying to focus on plot when you really should be writing porn about us instead" couple.

Day 12

Jul. 2nd, 2010 05:25 pm
changeyourstars8: (Default)
12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of worldbuilding? Any side-notes on it you'd like to share?

Well, with Karavan most of it takes place on a ship, so in a weird way it doesn't seem as much like worldbuilding to me, because we have so many cultures interacting there with some focus on each instead of strong focus on one. With the We Were Strangers series I regret not going into as much detail with a lot of things (I have so much nostalgic love for that series, but it was started when I was seventeen and there are things I'd do differently now).

To me it's tied between Stealing Time and Jia's Charms-- the former because of the jumping between the past and the future and showing how everything ties in together, and the differences between the Bihlan and the Niveti that cause the conflicts in the book; the latter because of the world, the animal and plant life and how people there have adapted.

So worldbuilding in a cultural/religious sense, Stealing Time. In terms of the world itself, Jia's Charms.

Day 11

Jul. 1st, 2010 10:15 am
changeyourstars8: (Default)
11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?

I had to think about this one for all of yesterday (favorites questions are basically my least favorite. . .) But in the end, I think my favorite character to write is Maia from Stealing Time-- devoted to her cause, brave to the point of being foolhardy, perverted sense of humor, and a deep-down romantic even if she'd never admit as much. She's great to write for.

Least favorite would be a tie between Kr'Enza from the Karavan series and Jeryl from Stealing Time. I think (hope) I've done enough research into rapists/abusers to get the characters down realistically, but it's still getting into a really creepy headspace.

Day 10

Jun. 30th, 2010 12:08 pm
changeyourstars8: (Calvin and Hobbes)
10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!

Well, I've got an upcoming scene where a guy has to deal with aliens crash-landing in his backyard. Stace got chased around by a mutant wasp-thing and got trapped in a flour bin (the perils of only being 4 inches tall). Rohan tries to go back in time one hour and ends up skipping decades. Thiare adopts large hostile predators like most people would take in kittens. Sera goes on a walk on a hiking trail and ends up traveling to another dimension.

I'm sure there are more, but a lot of these things don't really stand out to me because even though they're objectively weird, they make perfect sense in the context of the story.
changeyourstars8: (Karavan's Dawn)
Found via [livejournal.com profile] apocalypsos:


1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you've worked with and why.

And already, the questions are hard. LOL

I'm going to cheat a little bit and do one from my personal projects and one from stuff I've worked on with Kath.

Personal Project: At the moment, Pale Moon-- it's been interesting to do research for it (yay various supernatural beings!) and the characters have taken over my brain, so. Once I start working again on another project, my favorite will switch to that one, I'm sure.

With Kath: *points to icon* Probably Karavan. We've done series work before, but Karavan is the first real time I've worked on the kind of thing that I love to read: sprawling epic with a huge cast of characters. Though Stealing Time was great, too-- time travel! royalty! alternate realities!-- and Jia's Charms started out as just a simple romance and then turned into an awesome worldbuilding thing . . .

All in all, this meme was designed for someone more decisive than me. ;-)


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changeyourstars8: (Skippy)
That was a lot of emails to go through. lol

A little while back I decided to reorganize my email-notes folder, separating them out by series. What it came down to was this:

Random babble, and talk about solo projects: 264 pages.
Stealing Time series: 158 pages.
We Were Strangers series: 166 pages.
Karavan series: 310 pages.

In conclusion . . . we're still under 1,000 pages, Kath. Obviously, we need to get to work. ;-D
changeyourstars8: (Belle)
Going to go through the saved-email files that I have for Kath and I to see if I can find other notes and ideas (mainly for the WWS series). Try to get things organized, etc. I think I'm going to split it into three files-- the We Were Strangers series, Karavan, and Stealing Time. Maybe four if I decide to make a Misc. file.

It'll take me longer than today, though, since the first email I have is from Sept. 15, 1999. :-D

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