Thursday, 28 August 2008

moody guy

Gosh, he looks a moody guy, doesn't he? My Jay... This is a hero with some heavy issues, but I think in my first draft of the first 17K or so of Kiss It Better, he was a bit too downbeat and angsty... In my reworking of this first portion of the book, I've lightened him up just a little bit, and made him a tad more philosophical and positive. Yeah, there's stuff he's got to deal with, but he's more of a survivor now and someone who looks for a bit of life affirming fun along the way. And meeting Sandy, even though there are major complications to their relationship, is a key to his new outlook...

I have so much work to do at the moment! This novel to progress with, a longish short story to do before the 8th Sept, an author spotlight thingoid to sort out, promo to begin for IN TOO DEEP, which is out in the UK on 4th Sept... boy, how that one snuck up on me! Have little features and excerpts to get ready and review copies to send out... eek, agh! I'd also like to work out some other ideas... and I have web design things to do too. Am feeling slightly in danger of drowning in it all, but I'm managing to stay positive and plod on. :)

What's on your to-do lists, guys?

4 comments:

Dakota Rebel said...

I am 40k deep into a M/M that I need to finish. Oy, this book has been a big old mess, but I think I've worked out all of its (unintended) kinks and it seems to be rolling right along.

I just love Edward Norton. Yum. Every time I read the Bound Brits I TOTALLY see him as Ben. Delicious.

XoXoXo
Dakota

Portia Da Costa said...

Good luck with the m/m story, Dakota! Is it for TEB or a different publisher?

And yeah, Edward is a dish, and such a good actor too. Very versatile and nuanced. I remember noticing him way back in Primal Fear, although I hadn't pinned him as hero template material at that stage.

Ava Rose Johnson said...

Hi Wendy! I was on RD and realized I hadn't seen you there in a while (but maybe that's because I haven't been on in a while!)

Good on you for staying positive and plodding on. Lord knows it's not easy.

Portia Da Costa said...

Hi Ava

Nice to hear from you! I do go to RD quite a lot, but I'm mainly just reading the posts and threads as a lurker at the moment. :)

Yeah, plodding is a good description for me. I'm a stubborn old tortoise rather than a high achieving hare... LOL