Rainbow Snippets

I’ll be busy going back to Ohio tomorrow so I’m glad this is up early. I can’t believe the semester is about to start. I’m not thrilled with some of the curve balls the university has already pitched to me. But I’m going back early for the first ever science camp for our incoming freshman. Cross your fingers it goes well. (at least I’ll have 4 hours of drive time to mull over story ideas)

I’m continuing with These Haunted Hills right after Brendan asked to see even more evidence.

Josh happily complied. He was disappointed that none of the evidence had an auditory component, at least not on the video recording. The evidence from the room amazed him. He’d think it was faked if he hadn’t lived it. Brendan’s breathing sped up, his foot bouncing as he watched the recording.

“Okay, some delayed bladder control issues might happen,” he said, laughing.

Josh snorted. “It was pretty scary.”

“I didn’t know there would be so much activity in the daylight hours.” Brendan shivered, real concern showing on his face so much so Josh wish he knew the man well enough to hold him and comfort him. “The TV shows always have them working at night.”

If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!

Sunday Small Talk

I can’t talk about my writing since I haven’t been doing much. It has been a mess of me mismanaging time, visiting family and getting ready for the new semester. I at least know where my solarpunk thing is going. It’s all a matter of me not pissing around to get it done.

The other fun thing that’s been rolling through my head this weekend is the thoughts of fan art and fan fic. I’m doing the latter finishing up a project 15 years in the making (i.e. set aside forever) and Queer Sci-Fi’s post about fan art reminded me of the few pieces I’ve received and loved very much.

I know some creators who don’t like it. To be honest I wouldn’t be thrilled if people changed the characters sexuality BUT I know that’s how fanfic goes. I wouldn’t be stressing about it. I sure as hell wouldn’t be calling fan ficcers/artist ‘rapist’ (still have not forgiven Gabaldon for that, while now erased here’s a good post about it – see here

Quite the opposite, if you are so moved to do fan works for MY stories I will weep in joy and be thankful something I wrote moved you to create something. If you feel moved to share it please do.

And how about some writing links

From my friend – Christmas in July – What Makes a Good Christmas Story?

10 Top Book Marketing Takeaways from RWA 2018

The 13 Most Common Self-Publishing Mistakes to Avoid

PUBLISHER QUESTIONS: WHAT TO ASK BEFORE YOU SIGN A BOOK CONTRACT

Please Don’t Buy My Book

And from around the web

Beta Reading: How Being a Beta Reader Has Made Me a Better Writer

12 Reasons Why Book Production for Indie Authors Means Thinking Digital

How Indie Authors Can Learn to Love Financial Management

Cockygate Closes

The Magic Of Storytelling

Why I Wrote My Three Books In My Pensioner Years

Five Lessons on Writing and Motherhood

An Open Letter to My Future Writer Self

Writing and Determination

Seven Ways To Become A Better Writer

8 mistakes Americans make when writing British characters

Rainbow Snippets

It’s been a week that culminated in me finding a great deal on a 3 year old, low-mileage Honda CRV so now I have a new to me car. On the downside, I have not much to show writing wise and deadlines are looming (not to mention ones at work).

Here’s a little more of my paranormal WIP These Haunted Hill. Josh and Brendan are still looking over the evidence of the hauntings. It’s a little longer this week (mostly because it just felt more complete)

“Yep.” Josh rolled it back again so they could watch it again. He wrote down the time data so he could find it again when he showed this to Cassia. “This is some fantastic evidence.”

“I am stunned. I have to say, I didn’t believe in ghosts, entirely. This makes me rethink so much.”

Looking over his shoulder, Josh lost himself for a moment in the deepness of Brendan’s dark eyes. Him sitting this close was only going to lead to embarrassment. “I’m glad to hear that. And we haven’t even gotten to the bedroom yet.”

“I know. Do you think that was one of the killing rooms?”

“Possible. I know a couple of the downstairs rooms had deadfalls built into them. The floor felt sturdy so maybe not. Still, you know that whole place has to be swimming in ghosts, if any place is.”

Brendan nodded. “I’m really going to have to dig into the history tomorrow.” He tapped the edge of the laptop. “Let’s see more!”

If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!