Monday, September 03, 2007

Penny for the Guy?

Sorry.

This is taking far longer than I ever imagined, and the sheer amount of stuff I've had to juggle the past few weeks has left me floundering a little. To say I'm in the middle of a transitional phase would be a very kind understatement. So while all this 'behind the scenes' stuff gets done, this site suffers a tad. Apologies. The good thing I can say is that when more stuff starts coming out (each month gets me closer to that approximation, even though the goalposts keep shifting) I'll at least have an abundance to talk about, even if the time may be a little sporadic to talk about it.

As it stands, my full year as a fiction writer has passed with only a few hiccups, for which I'm grateful. There's a sore temptation to start another series, but that would be utterly stupid given the sheer amount of writing I'm dealing with at the moment; currently three series' are going (2 on a monthly deadline), with a fourth currently being looked over by a publisher who will likely give me a 'yay' or 'nay' in the next couple months. Should that one get accepted, it'll bring the tally up to four, on top of a few other projects and my other work. If my brain explodes, there will be no output except blood, matter, itty bitty bits of skull and the small alien called Lispso who controls my whole body, so my overzealous ambitions will have to wait for now.

On a slight side-note, you can help me out a little if you have the time and are so inclined. As random as this may seem, is there a particular romance/drama/love story that stands out for you that you may have read or seen? If so, what did you like about it? Doesn’t matter if it's Romeo and Juliet or Titanic, throw some titles at me and why, and I'll take a look. It's all part of my research and will be appreciated :)

Oh, and if you heard loud, booming laughter yesterday, that was probably me, cackling at the Aston Villa/Chelsea score. 'Tis the stuff footballing dreams are made of, for this Villa fan... and likely many others too. The Martin O'Neill/Randy Lerner revolution continues...

5 comments:

Therine said...

I like the old love stories.You know the ones where you can feel the passion but more from a gesture or a look.Sound of Music is typical but enjoyed Ghost and Sleepless in Seattle.I'll make up a list for your visit.See you soon.

Therine

Writing Gaijin said...

Thanks - it'll all be something taken into account when I start bringing it all together...xx

Jac said...

Ha! Don't ask mum about Sound of Music when you are up visiting- she will either make you watch it, or sing you the songs for the entire week. You have been warned.

Need to think about the question. I would say I'm not big on love stories, but then most books/films have a love interest, so will have a think.

xx

Crowley said...

I like the Richard Curtis series of films a lot, because I'm a big girl. They balance humour with romance with just enough englishness to appeal to me. Most mass-market romance stories are too gloopy and americanised to appeal to my palate.

Writing Gaijin said...

Heh, cheers for the input, Jac, if there's anything else you come up with, just let me know... xx

Thanks, Steve - curious that you'd like the Richard Curtis stuff, although some would argue they're almost as goopy and Americanised as the goopy and Americanised stuff (albeit in a British way ;-)

As it stands, I'm not one to write a love story that ends in a song, play or otherwise performance of any kind unless I'm being ironic...