Ugh. It’s April yet it’s blowing a gale and there’s snow in the air. I figured there’d be one more storm just to remind us we live in Canada, but I don’t like it when it’s into April and still snowing. Not unheard of, but it still leaves me grumpy.
I’ve been working hard this week on a couple projects. Andy’s story – I still have to find a title for the poor guy. I’ve added another eight thousand words this week – I hadn’t realized I’d been that productive until I looked at last week’s figures. And I’ve written another story for the upcoming Spring Fling Samhellion promotion – with more freebie stories, and another contest. It starts mid April – I’ll post the links here when it goes active.
Normally I write 2K a day, and can polish off a freebie in a day and a half. However, this particular story kicked my butt. It took me over a week. Mainly because it had to be spring related, but I couldn’t figure out which way to take it. Despite having long talks with Dani and Marley trying to brainstorm, and the terrific ideas they gave me, I ended up going my own. Instead of tying it to the Hauberk series the way I did with my New Year’s story, First Night, I’ve written a standalone story. When I think of spring, I think of our honeymoon in Niagara Falls, surrounded by all those gorgeous flowers. (the picture to the left is one we took in 1979 when they still held the Blossom Festival. That’s the American Falls in behind.) Yup, you’re finally getting a Canadian story from me. And instead of being a sexy, steamy-hot story, it’s sweet. A definite departure for me, but the storyline just didn’t work as an erotica.