Flash Serial:V1 Voyeur ~ All For A Glimpse

Voyeur sees things.  Not ghosts or spirits, Voyeur sees those interactions people imagine are private.  Stolen kisses, gropings on the bus, passion interludes stolen in the shadows.  And she seeks them out.

Intimacy is much easier to handle when its someone else’s.

Voyeur is now published through Republica Press.



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The Path Ahead

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Is not always clear. 

My relative silence the last couple of weeks has been a combination of a factors.  One, as referenced here, has been the insistance of my muses that I write this story.  Well, at 12.5K it’s complete but for the last scene, which I’m struggling with.  It’ll get done, I just need to take a step back.  Endings are hard, and I don’t want to push this one.  I wasn’t expecting to write a novella when I started, so I want to take care that I treat the piece and my characters well.  Real life has been hectic of late, with inlaws visiting and so forth, so there’s been little time to do much else.

Life should be returning to normal soon. I think.  Well, as normal as my life gets!  

The path ahead, though, is unclear.  I’ve no doubt that I’ll be writing, but Sommer made me think.  No, I’m not cursing her for it!  Granted, she made me think in ways I don’t think she intended…because I can’t write outside my box if I don’t know what that box is.  You see, the 12.5K novella is a f/f piece that has been described by a beta reader as powerful and has gotten some very nice initial feedback from another. 

That reaction sat with me, and has me thinking about what kind of direction I want to write in. 

I think my Voyeur series is moving in a decent general direction, so I’m going to post the beginning of that tomorrow(I think).  But I’m stepping back and reevaluating things.  When I first stepped off on this path, I thought I knew where I was headed.  But, the further along I went, the more clouded things became.  I almost feel I was forcing things, forcing my writing.  And now, now that this one piece, this novella, has been written, I think I know the feeling I want to have when I’m writing.  And I know I want to elicit powerful responses in my readers.

So. 

That’s that.  Makes sense, right?  {grin}  Don’t worry…it doesn’t to me, either.  But we’ll figure it out.  And eventually, the sun will break through, and the path will clear.

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Isabel does Ginger

No…not that one…

Nooo..not that one either!  Boy your mind’s in the gutter! 😉

This, is what Isabel will be illuminating us on come Sunday!

I’ve got inlaws visit and am going on a roadtrip(leaving this afternoon and returning Sunday) so I’m not sure if I’ll get to participate, but since I missed Jeremy’s dill stop last week, I’m going to make sure I don’t miss directing you to visit Isabel!

So, make sure you hop on over there Sunday and dive into the world of ginger!

If you’ve missed any of the prior stops of the tour, or just need a reminder that this delightful decent into decandence continues through the entire summer, the entire schedule is below!

5/31 Donna George Storey–introduction
6/7 Erobintica–hot chili powder
6/14 Neve Black–cilantro
6/21 Sommer Marsden –cumin
6/28 Gina Marie—cinnamon
7/5 Me! –thyme
7/12 Craig Sorensen–pepper
7/19 Jeremy Edwards–dill
7/26 Isabel Kerr–ginger
8/2 Marina St Clare–basil
8/9 BadAssKona–rosemary
8/16 Emerald–poppy seeds
8/23 P.S. Haven–salt
8/30 Stay Tuned! Special Grand Finale!

Coming up for air.

I’m taking a breath, stepping away, and saying “Yes, I’m here, I’m okay, and I’m sorry I’ve been quiet.”

And, yes, gratuitous kitty pic 😉

I’m discovering in a somewhat painful manner that I can only write so many words a day.  Yes, I know, “Duh, Scarlett,” but no…follow me for a minute.  The last month has been incredibly hectic, and I found that I was blogging and commenting and emailing with friends, but getting little more than my current submission to AT’s 250 word challenges done.

And that really was bugging me.  I thought it was because I was uninspired, that nothing was there to write about.  So, for a couple of weeks I let it go, figured my muse would thwack me with something and I’d be back at it.

Not so.  You see, between work and home and life, I get to sit down and write for maybe an hour, tops two, a day.  Sure, I might squeeze fifteen minutes here or there, but that doesn’t get you far when you’re working on a plot.  I have to remember where I was, find the tone, find the emotion, the sensation, and by the time I do that some other task is bellowing for my attention. 

Well, last week, Wednesday-ish, I think, inspiration did arrive.  And my muse didn’t thwack me.  No, my muses grabbed me, sat me down, and said WRITE.  WRITE NOW.   Between Thursday morning and today I’m more than 7k words into a new piece.  I’ve no clue what the end length is going to be, but it’s flying from my fingertips at an alarming rate.  I’ve never surfed, but I think, if I did, I’d describe this as catching the perfect wave. 

The downside is that it’s taking every free word I have.  Yes, I said word.  I’m writing on this thing, currently titled “Slipping Time” before I leave for work in the morning, on my breaks, lunch, whenever I can steal a moment.  It goes everywhere with me – saved on a thumbdrive in my pocket.

So, bear with me, okay?  I have things I’m planning to do…Beginner’s Blog, my new serial, and others…but I have to write this story.  It’s not for a submission, so once it’s done I might post it here.  Will that make up for my silence? *hopeful smile*

 

*hugs*

SG

It’s what I do.

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Focusing my thoughts is not always an easy thing.  And someone who’s trying to teach me something finds me absurdly frustrating.  I’m extremely right brained, so my creative side likes to take over.  So, when days come along when I’m supposed to be learning something in my left brain, I have to sit my right brain in the corner with crayons and instruct it to hush and let me work. 

I do this by doodling.  The above image was done during training yesterday.  My notes from the day prior are filled, head, foot and margin with similar pen wanderings.  Yesterday I thought ahead and brought a clean sheet of paper to capture the incidental pen movements.

That’s all I have to share today.  Around my training I had very little time to write, though I’ve two different pieces in progress as of this morning and another knocking at the door.  We’ll see how I do over the weekend.

In the meantime, I’ll share my doodlings.

Do you doodle?  Do you have to distract your creative muse in order to accomplish ordinary tasks?  How do you do it?

Holding Pattern…

Time is not on my side of late,  and I apologize for the lack of posts, and material.  There are simply not enough hours in the day.

But, I’m working on some projects, one that is specifically  for the blog that I’m quite excited about, and am hoping to post early next week, in addition to a Beginner’s Ball session(that I’ve yet to write,  but is percolating in the back of my mind). 

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Coming soon:   Voyeur: a flash series.  Voyeur loves to watch.  That’s her kink.  Men, women, she loves them both.  Follow her as she seeks thrill after thrill, keeping lust and love at a distance, only watching, yearning.

Stay tuned.  It’s going to be good.

Need some Pep..per?

Well you’re in luck, because Craig Sorensen is extolling the many virtues(and sins) of pepper over at his place.

why are you still here?  Go!

If you’ve missed the beginning of the tour, or just need a reminder that this delightful decent into decandence continues through the entire summer, the entire schedule is below!

5/31 Donna George Storey–introduction
6/7 Erobintica–hot chili powder
6/14 Neve Black–cilantro
6/21 Sommer Marsden –cumin
6/28 Gina Marie—cinnamon
7/5 Me! –thyme
7/12 Craig Sorensen–pepper
7/19 Jeremy Edwards–dill
7/26 Isabel Kerr–ginger
8/2 Marina St Clare–basil
8/9 BadAssKona–rosemary
8/16 Emerald–poppy seeds
8/23 P.S. Haven–salt
8/30 Stay Tuned! Special Grand Finale!