Friday, November 03, 2006

The light of a single candle...

Maybe because I'm a writer, I just love to see an elegant combination of words. So quotes appeal to me very much, and I've decided that I will try to put a new quote on my website each month. This month I've selected a quote that was on a bookmark that a friend gave me as a gift. "All the darkness in the world can not extinguish the light of a single candle." The quote is credited to St. Francis of Assisi, whom I do admire. More importantly, the quote serves as a reminder to have faith, especially when things get dark and difficult. I hope these words will reach you too and remind you to believe and stay positive about your own life.

I've had some great news this past month from a good friend, who writes erotica under the name Gavin Atlas. (Isn't that a cool pen name?) Anyway, Gavin has had a gay erotica story accepted from a publication that he admires. More details on that when he finds out his publication date.

My experience working with Changeling Press has been wonderful so far. My editor Vikky with two Ks, Two Ks for short, is absolutely terrific. While working on Blood & Honey, I had several laugh-out-loud emails from her, while we discussed things of critical how much weight a bird can carry. In the story, Victor sends Fawn a package via an avian. And not having researched things appropriately, I had the bird carrying far too much weight. But, you know, I still say birds need to work out more because who knows when a vampire will want to send a dozen gold coins to his lover via a feathered friend? Victor can't be expected to go through UPS, after all, with the sunlight problem.

Speaking of vampires, I just finished J.R. Ward's Dark Lover. In my opinion, she does a great job with pacing. She has quite a few characters, and she gives them some interesing flaws. Very nicely done.

More soon!


At Thursday, November 16, 2006 , Blogger madeleinedrake said...

I loved the quote about darkness not being able to extinguish the light of a single candle!

I'm sure that your readers are going to enjoy getting the inside scoop on the writing and publishing process as your career continues.

Can hardly wait to see the finished version of Silent Siren -- the parts I've seen so far are HOT!



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