First...WHEE!! I was in Deal Lunch!
Stacia Kane's UNHOLY GHOSTS, featuring a down-and-out witch and professional ghost-buster, who must fight a dark force powerful enough to frighten the dead, to Liz Scheier at Ballantine, in a three-book deal, for publication in late 2009, by Chris Lotts at Ralph M. Vicinanza (NA).
Ever since the day I started writing (well, no. I've been writing all my life. And when I decided to really sit down and try to be A Writer I didn't even know what Deal Lunch was; I was so naive I actually thought joining the RWA would be helpful in my career by giving me information I couldn't get elsewhere. Which to be fair was very likely the case at one time and was even still sort of the case when I joined back in 2001 or 02, I don't recall exactly. Anyway). Even since I started actually learning something about the business I've dreamed of seeing my name there. So this was a Big Deal for me. (Granted, it was already there from the Demons books. But still, this is a huge deal for me.)
Anyway. What else. Ah, yes. Okay, did you all know that kis has started a new site for those of us who are straight women but occasionally enjoy reading hot f/f scenes? Because she totally has. It says "For the bi-curious woman"; I don't consider myself bi-curious at all (unless it's Beyonce, but come on. Like you'd turn down Beyonce. Or Angelina Jolie before she turned into a scrawny Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe) but I'm still happy to read and write hot girl-girl sex, so this is nice. Because f/f really doesn't sell well (trust me; despite being, I think, my best solo EC title, BWT's sales have always lagged a bit because there's a brief f/f scene in it), and a ot of women don't feel comfortable reading it, so there's not a lot of it out there. It makes sense, of course. Why would publishers publish books that won't sell?
Actually I should clarify. There is plenty of f/f out there, but a majority of it is actual lesbian fiction. Which is fine if you're a lesbian (and some of the best people are) but I'm not. I don't want to read political statements with my sex. I also don't want to read Hustler-style girl-on-girl stuff where it's all a show performed for a man's benefit. So Kis's new site is like a little clearing house for all things f/f that straight women enjoy, and is a neat place to peruse. Go pay it a visit.
Last, I am seriously considering cutting down my blogging schedule again, to just Mondays and Thursdays. I have a lot of writing to do, and we're planning on hopefully stepping up activities at the League. Hits fall sharply on Fridays anyway.
But the big thing is just that I am trying to up my production, book-wise, and blogging four days a week (three here, Tuesdays at the League) is simply getting to be too much. The compensation will be, though, that I may pop in more often with short posts.
So there you go. Today's news.