One down, six gazillion to go 7


Just checking in to tell you that yes I am still alive.  There’s not been much going on here during the days — Guitar Hero and Gizmo Guy are working hard during the day, Curly is at work most evenings.  It’s been humid as heck around here, though today is promising to be cooler so I’ve managed to open the windows to air out the place.

Oh, and I, um, finished a project yesterday *ssssh*  I don’t want to say anything more than that, I’m very very very very very superstitious and don’t want to get my hopes up only to have them dashed. But I’m happy with the final product. It even has a title — while it is alliterative, it doesn’t start with double Ps or Ts, imagine that!  (Over on Twitter yesterday ppl called me mean because I wouldn’t tell them, but as I said I’m superstitious…but I will say it starts with the letter D. Two of them. That’s all I’m saying at this point although I’ve probably just opened myself to blackmail by those few who are in the know.)

So now I’m on to the next project everyone’s been asking me about — the prequel to Texas Tangle. Yes, Victory Essex, this is the grandparents story set back in 1890s Texas. So I’m having to change my voice a wee bit to a more historical one and make sure I don’t use any modern phrases. The swearing has been cut down substantially as a result.  But the guys (Nate and Jackson) are talking loud and clear and telling me their story so I’m happy. And I’m now thinking and speaking and texting with their Texas Twang. Which is weird for a Canuck. But there you go…

Don’t forget about my give-away of Lorelei James’ Corralled…the contest is still open until, um, when did I say, Monday August 9th at 9 p.m.  (8/9/10, get it?)  Anyway, I’m off to write…


7 thoughts on “One down, six gazillion to go

  • Leah Braemel

    No, you didn't spoil it at all, Victory. I've mentioned the prequel before–on interviews and other blogs. I just couldn't resist teasing you 😉

  • Donna

    Your prequel is going to be so great! As soon as the grandmother started talking in Texas Tangle, I was drawn to her… it was as though I could hear her voice saying those things…and I swear I had already taken my meds for those 'other voices' so I'm sure it was her voice I heard. She reminds me so much of my grandmother. Grandma Donovan was the first woman to drive a car in her town, a situation made even more scandalous because her father was the town blacksmith! Horrors!

    In any case, my dear, you have had enough of a break…get writing!

  • joder

    I'm sooo looking forward to the prequel! Grandma was a hoot and I look forward to more glimpses of the family.

  • Mary G

    2 D's huh? Will you tell us if we guess right? Darling Dong?
    Difficult Duo? LOL. That's why you're the writer & I'm not!

  • Sharon

    How the heck did I not know you had released another book? Off to Amazon now to get Texas Tangle.

  • Viv Arend

    Blackmail material? Did you REALLY intent to give me more to taunt you with?

    BRAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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