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I Have Not Been Kidnapped by A Sexy Space Pirate!

As much as I would have liked to, I have not been kidnapped by a sexy Space Pirate (and I’m quite disappointed about that;). Nor have I dropped off the edge of the world or found a time machine. I do however have a new job, which has eaten up huge chunks of my time as well as my mental engergy. I am hoping to change that and the first thing on the list is to whip out the featherduster.

Get your mind out of the gutter, I need it to get rid of the dust that has settled on the blog! *waves around the featherduster, stops the dustbunny orgy and coughs at the motes whirling around her* There now, that’s better.

I enjoy my new job, but I am so far out of my comfort zone I am in a new dimension. I still work with books, but in quite a different way. After a month things have gotten a little better, which I why I hope to spend more time online.

I have managed very little writing. I am still working on Sexy Steampunk 2, the sequel to Rescue by Ruin, and have drafted an outline for a rewrite of a steampunk Christmas story I wrote a couple of years ago. All I need now is the mojo to sit down and write…or a seat on the morning subway to write longhand. Both are very, very difficult to come by.

I hope all of you are doing fabulously well! Let’s all have a fantastic week!

Quick Update

I’m making progress with my latest project, book 3 in the Celestial Surrender series. Well, I’m making progress when I’m not procrastinating on the internet. I’m seeing pulled router plug in my not too distant future;). I mentioned before, I outline a little bit and then pants the individual scenes. My heroine has been very stubborn and keeps pulling me in directions I didn’t see her going. I’ve given up trying to drag her back on my planned route, meaning this is the messiest first draft I’ve written so far. Still, I get so excited when something is revealed and everything lights up in my head, making me go “Ah, that what’s driving you!”. So cool:)!

I’m hoping to have the first draft done by the end of this week. I’ll leave it to sit for a little bit and then work on revisions, which will be substantial, but it’ll be great to polish the story until it sparkles.

I had a look through my website statistics, in particular seeing where the visitors live. I pulled up all the views since February and discovered I have readers from all over the world. *waves at everyone* Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the visit;).

I better get back to writing.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, or what’s left of it.

Update and Jeremy Renner gushing;)

I have exited the revision cave and sent off my latest story. It’s now in the more than capable hands of my editor. I’m keeping fingers, toes, knees-well everything crossable-crossed she likes it and contracts it. Now my least favourite part of the process begins: WAITING. For some reason or another authors tend to spend an extraordinarily amount waiting for something. Anyway, I will let you know how things go.

I currently have two projects in mind. One is the third book in the Celestial Surrender series, possibly called Tangled Intrigue. It is the story of a young human Sentinel who stumbles into a whole lot of trouble and asks far too many questions. And obviously meets a super-sexy man and has wild hot sex with him;). My other potential project is in my steampunk world. In my last story a certain intriguing detective has made himself at home and now demands his own story. I will probably wait and see if my editor takes the first story before working on the second. Also, the characters from Tangled Intrigue are shouting just a tad louder;).

First I will take a quick break. On my last visit to HMV I went a little crazy and spent far too much money. Now I have a few films to watch, as well as West Wing and Eureka.

On to my Jeremy Renner gushing!

I had opportunity to watch the Bourne Legacy a couple of nights ago. I love the original Bourne movies and adored Jeremy as Hawkeye in the Avengers, so I was stoked to get a ticket to the preview.

I enjoyed it. It was a little slow to start, but once it got going it was a white-knuckle ride. Edward Norton was fabulous and I liked Rachel Weisz, although I was surprised to see how much she’d matured. The last time I saw her was in the Mummy movies and she looks rather different now. Anyway, Jeremy owned every single scene he was in, no matter who was with him. He looked fabulous and kicked some serious butt. There was one scene I really did not like, involving an armed drone and a wolf, but I let you decide for yourselves. It was the only part I disliked. The motorcycle chase in Manila reminded me very much of the Mini racing across Paris in the first Bourne movie, but it had some neat twists.

Overall, the Bourne Legacy is a fast-paced, action-packed movie with an excellent cast and some great twists and turns. I am praying to every producer in Hollywood they are doing another one, because this one left me gasping for more. It also ended on a cliff hanger…I hate those;). Heck, even if you don’t like action movies, go for Jeremy. There are a number of shirtless scenes…

Hope you have a fabulous rest of the weekend.