Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sex Appeal

So, I updated the look of my blog. Titillating. It was a chance thing as I was over reading some stories at Fictional Musings-- which looks pretty cool with it's recently updated blog template. Anyway, I saw the link for Free Blog Skins and surfed on over. That's when I saw her. The ruby red lips. Sexy. Seductive. And damn, they could even be Bo's lips.

Given the unabashed sexuality in several Bo Fexler short stories, including the ones I've been working on of late, it seemed entirely appropriate. Bo is the smart, bitter, witty private eye, but she is also the sexy dame with the "legs up to here" who's always in trouble. No massive bazookas, though. ;-)

Unfortunately, things are otherwise fairly quiet on the publishing front. I have many stories out and about, begging assorted editors if they can spare some room in their publications. And I've been working at a furious pace on several shorts behind the scenes. I actually have more stories submitted than I have "in progress" which is unusual for me. Most of the pieces I have been hard at work on have been these gargantuan stories, even by my standards. 6, 8, even 10k. And one that tips the scales at 18k. Harder to sell these tales are. But they are some of my finest work, without a doubt.

So a lot going on, but not much to show for it. Speaking of nothing to show for it, I am foolishly signing up for National Novel Writing Month, aka, NaNoWriMo. I've done this for several years now, with nothing to show for it except the experience. This year, I'm hoping to get some nuggest of Bo Fexler stories out of it. Perhaps even some novellas. This is the first year, however, that I enter into this as published author. With fans.

Someday, I'll get to that novel and that series. Bo deserves for her novels to make it to paper. Her fans deserve it. And I deserve to make a few bucks from my writing. Just a few. Until then, it's back to my underpaid positions!

  • Last story completed: Black and Pink and Blond All Over (formerly "Exposure"), with many thanks to AW.

  • Story Currently in Progress: Misguided Flight, alternating with Man of the Month (v3!)

  • What should I be doing: laundry


r2 said...

Wow. Those lips! Now I have another reason to love Bo.

socalledauthor said...

Glad you enjoy!

DZ Allen said...

Very sexy! Suits Bo perfectly. Nice addition to the site. BTW...who is this AW person you thanked for that story????

socalledauthor said...
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socalledauthor said...

He's this guy thinks he's tough shit, but he's just a damned softie. He's also been helping me edit some Bo Fexler tales. I'm protecting his secret identity so no one knows he's just a teddy bear. =)