Monday, August 31, 2009

embarrassing lines

I'm writing again. Thank goodness! The in-desperate-need-of-a-title adventure fantasy is taking shape. I added just a little under 3,000 words today (part of them written Saturday, but not typed up) and plot bunnies are running everywhere! It's nice to be working again, particularly after the last two weeks. Angel's illness and subsequent death knocked me sideways, so that for two weeks now I've done pretty much nothing except read other people's books, mostly rereads--four books in five days last week. Now I can concentrate on things again.

And it's the end of August! I made one sale and Jack of All Trades was released in August, which is pretty good. Oh, and I got the contract back, so I'll announce it officially: Double Dragon will be publishing Weaver's Shroud next year!

I had my notebook out at work today, and I really ought to be more careful what I've written and left lying around. Here's the half-sentence that was staring up at any interested parties this morning from the top of the page: "butt, and even got a tantalizing glimpse of what he carried in front." Yes, gentle reader, that means precisely what it sounds like. But here's another top-of-the-page sentence that I'm pretty sure actually got read by a student a few weeks ago--I saw her poking around in my stuff, and couldn't get the notebook moved in time: "Captivated by the taste, she swallowed and swallowed and swallowed." That doesn't mean anything bad, but it sure sounds naughty.

14 comments:

BT said...

Those two lines alone have me hooked - I want to know more. Perhaps you should include them on the back covers...

Congrats on an excellent August writing-wise.

I'm sorry about Angel. I'm guessing she's in a better place now chasing all the plot bunnies we writers discard in their millions and having a ball of a time!

K.C. Shaw said...

She was a great mouser, so I'm sure she's giving the plot bunnies hell. They're fluffier and more fun to hunt, I think.

LMEighmy said...

LOL! My eighteen year old son recently asked me what I was writing and I quickly closed the laptop before he could look. I was writing a kissing scene. Nothing really bad, just...I guess I don't like people reading what I'm writing while I'm writing it. Still, it was embarrassing! :P

This was what I'd written:

"...when I walked her to the door of her building, she leaned against the wall and pulled me close to her. She moved her arms up so her hands were behind my neck and stared up at me with those big green eyes. I couldn't help turning to mush and I bent down and kissed her. Again, it was a light kiss, but it was nice. My heart was pounding and I couldn't hear anything going on around us..."

It's not a masterpiece, but it's something. It's part of a character journal for one of my characters, Jack Hunter.

K.C. Shaw said...

I like that! Very romantic and sweet. But I can see why you wouldn't want your 18-year-old reading it and wondering what Mom's really writing. :)

Aaron Polson said...

Oh, a true "secret lives" moment if I ever heard of one. How fun.

Cheers to August.

K.C. Shaw said...

It was especially awkward since today I was working with a very nice but very church-lady type of person. If she'd read that, she'd probably have dropped dead.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Woot on the release of JOAL!
Woot on the contracts for Weaver's Shroud!

I can't stand to have anyone read what I'm working on. I even switched browser windows just now when writing this post when the wife came into the room.

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm like that too. I don't want anyone reading anything I write until I'm ready to present it to them. Reading-over-my-shoulder creeps me out.

Danielle Ferries said...

I don't like people seeing what I'm working on until its finished either. And huge congrats for Weaver's Shroud!

Cate Gardner said...

You had a most spectacular August, how many of us can say they had a book published last month. How many can say I had an awesome book published last month? You can. :D

Alan W. Davidson said...

That's great news about Double Dragon, KC!

K.C. Shaw said...

Danielle, Cate, and Alan--aw, thanks, guys!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Great month indeed. Fantastic news on the new contract and the release (next on my TBR pile). Can't wait to see what the next one is about.

K.C. Shaw said...

Well, I wrote Weaver's Shroud gosh, about ten years ago. It's a lot different in style, tone, and theme than what I'm writing now. The characters are fun, though.