alexisjane: (a- Dean looking down)
That thing where you're tracking your word count and you feel stupid having to put down "14" for your day total but then you know those words were damn good. That.

alexisjane: (TW - Sterek)



Chaps. I was up all night doing this...Chuck knows why...but now there are free PDF and mobi downloads of Something Beginning with "V" on my website. Coz formatting e-books is just my favourite thing in the world right now.   *coughs*procrastinating*coughs*

I'd tried to get the epub to work but the plugin was having none of it. I'll keep trying to fix that when I have a minute but in the meantime, if you want one, just email me and I'll send it over.

Anyway. Mad-panic month is nearly over! Just got to prep for UK Meet at the weekend...then actually get there and do the thing...then I'm free and clear 'til the New Year and beyond!! Cannot wait to get back to writing!

Hope you all are doing okay. Seriously miss your faces ♥

Morning

May. 23rd, 2016 08:42 am
alexisjane: (a- Dean looking down)
Happy Monday, y'all!

I'm feeling chipper...don't worry, it won't last : )

I has two questions today because, of course, you are my own personal think tank ♥

1 - I've had a proto-idea for a story. I want it to be m/m romance (obs) but one of the characters is...well...dead. I quite like the idea of a guy living in a house that has a ghost, but the ghost is crap at actually haunting, so they basically live together like room mates. Except they fall in love... And that's the problem. How do I get them their HEA/corporeal sexytimes?
The only time I've ever seen something like this that work was in The Jelly to his Doughnut by blacktofade (which I highly recommend even if Sterek's not your thing) But their elegant solution is theirs so...
Anyway, I've been mulling it over and I'm not getting anywhere. And you guys are faultless at shaking my brain loose, so I thought I'd ask : )

2 - Question about formats.

[Poll #2045477]

Anyhoo, that's it. The sun is shining on the south coast today. this probably accounts for the chipperness so early on a Monday morning : ) I hope you are all fine and dandy! Kisses xx

Shiny

May. 23rd, 2016 07:21 am
alexisjane: (Ass-hand)


 I signed up for art coz I haven't done a lick of anything fannish in ages. Drafts are due til Sep so there's plenty of time (yeah, right) If anyone has anything they'd love to see, let me know and I'll see what I can do : ) xx
alexisjane: (a- Hmmmm)


Posted my snippet for this weekend on my blog thingy here. It's from chapter 2 of Little Werewolf House**

Was thinking whether anyone might be interested in participating in a fandom version of this? Maybe if we ask nice, the ladies at [livejournal.com profile] spn_bunker might be interested in hosting it? Maybe? xx


** Please God, if you have any suggestions for a proper name, I'm eager to hear them. So far all I have is 'The Cabin' *yawn* xx

Meet Jacob

Jan. 26th, 2016 09:17 pm
alexisjane: (happy dance)
Excited about my WIP!! Getting some reference images together to make a planning sheet as I think there's maybe another book after this one, and I'm going to attempt to plan ahead for a change.

But anyway...

Jacob, this is everyone. Everyone, this is Jacob... )

My lovely Caleb... )



Old West Shifter fic FTW!! \0/

Yup. Way too excited. There's a snippet here if you haven't already read it : )
alexisjane: (TW - action)
*keeping fingers crossed that no more of my heroes shake off their mortal coil this week*

Two things!

1. Anyone got a couple of minutes to run their eyes over a 1k blog post today? I'm doing a guest post for someone and I just need a second pair of eyes to spot any major errors and to make sure I don't sound like a dick.

2. I haven't signed up for the spnj2bigbang yet. I'm really not sure if I should, as I have so much else to do, but then I was thinking I could use it to get down the sequel to I Stumble Forward...but I'm not sure whether people would be that bothered about reading that...opinions welcome, nay, encouraged.

ION...
Last week was a bust. I got nothing done and I'm trying not to be pissed at myself.
Lily's eye is no better. We're both getting a bit bored with eye ointment.
I've managed to not contract any illnesses for ten days...so I'll probably get something this week : )
My kids came for dinner and it was lovely.
I'm almost 99% sure that the noisy neighbors have moved out!!
Papayas are my new favourite thing.

That's it. That's everything xxx

*sidles up to join the protective circle around Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan*
alexisjane: (spinning ball of death)
So, I just found out my short story will be included in the Valentines Anthology from Love Lane Books next month. Luckily, I was lying down already. I'm fricken excited but also kinda having an unexpected "Aw shit...I guess that means I have to work at this thing now" moment.

But in other, not unrelated news, a complete stranger – not a fangirl or RL friend or anyone who gives two shits about how I feel – read my Halloween story and really liked it! I made a complete stranger cry and feel sad \0/ Go me! So that's taking the edge off my burgeoning panic about this other thing.

Already thinking about The Further Adventures of Daniel and Elliot.

Maybe something for Easter.

*checks schedule*

*cries*

Closure

Dec. 20th, 2015 06:11 pm
alexisjane: (a- Hmmmm)
During our conversation yesterday, when Milly and I talked about...well, everything actually...I remembered this article by Edmond Manning, and thought I'd share it.

In the small time that I've been edging my face into the world of mm writers, the most astounding cases of catfishing you can imagine have been going on. Like...mind-boggling deception, and I don't just mean revelations of women using male pen names, but whole world building and casts of characters over years. It's quite something.

Anyway, lots has been written on it, but this post I thought was particularly good. Also written by a really great writer. Who's very funny. And clever...and kinda cute *blushes* Don't tell him I said that.

BUT, the point is that it made me feel able to put our own recent incident of deceit behind me finally. And feel a little bit more prepared for when it happens the next time. Because there will be a next time. People won't always be who they are on the Internet. Trusting people to tell the truth is the risk we take, but personally...I think it's worth taking : ) x

http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2015/12/a-thorny-issue-outside-the-margins-with-edmond-manning/

Post

Dec. 14th, 2015 06:16 pm
alexisjane: (J2 - Festive)
Just a quickie.

A few people have asked me for my address for Xmas cards. If you've already written it out and put it in an envelope, let me know and I'll do that tonight.

If you haven't, instead...the next time you're out shopping would you drop the money that you would have spent on a card and postage in a charity tin? I don't mind what...a local animal shelter, food bank, Doctors Without Borders...whatever (except The Salvation Army. They actively turn away LGBTQ so I'd rather not). Then you can tell me about it, and that way we can both get the warm fuzzies about doing something nice, and even though it's only a few pennies, it will do some practical good, as well as saving a ten-thousanth of a tree : )

Does that sound okay? It's my Festive wish.

Hope everyone's Season is Merry so far. I had a very lovely time yesterday in London. There was tinsel and everything : ) Now I have just got a week to get everything done before I get whisked away! Crikey.

Love your sparkly faces!! xxx

Spent

Sep. 14th, 2015 06:30 pm
alexisjane: (UkMeet happy to hug badge)
I'm home.

I have had tea and pizza and ice cream and I am fucking knackered.

I think I'm going to take tomorrow to get myself together. There's a LOT to think about. I met a whole bunch of wonderful, kind people, got some amazing advice, and feel like I now have to come up with a game plan to apply it. I'm seriously motivated!

I'll probably do a post about the weekend and all the stuff we did, not only to help get my head around it but also hopefully so you guys can maybe get something out of it too.

I will say this though...it felt a lot like fandom. In fact, one of the other writers actually said that's what the community is like, same sense of safety and belonging...same problems too but at the end of the day, it's the first time in a long time that I've been able to sit in a room full of people and actually feel okay about being there.

Can't wait for next year!!

Miss your faces!! Xxx
alexisjane: (a - really?)
I just read an article about a court case and I just...

RL dub con like...wtf? )

Just when you think you've heard everything, the capacity of human beings to do the most bizarre, stupid things never fails to surprise.


In other news, I was seriously impressed that I managed to do the dishes last night while under the influence. I was, however, surprised to find a ladder in my hallway, and that I answered a few comments* too! I should drink more often : ) Clearly, I get stuff done : )

Your faces...I love them ♥

*apologies for any overt dorkishness while hammered : /
alexisjane: (Gazes Into You)


So, my friend linked me to this and it sounds like it could be interesting.

6 week online course, 4 hours per week, run by the University of Dundee which is pretty special, I think.

Starting with the discovery of a body and taking you through the forensic identification process.

I think if you want to write anything vaguely police procedural-ish, this could be a great source of information and inspiration.

I'm signed up and have my shades ready to roll!

Starts Monday. Oh, and it's free. And you get a free Val McDermid e-book at the end of it.

Just clickety the pic to go to the page.

MOOCs FTW!! \0/

Let me know if you sign up, and we can help each other with our homework!

Curious...

Aug. 15th, 2015 12:21 pm
alexisjane: (Gazes Into You)
Anybody attending this conference in September?

http://ukglbtfictionmeet.co.uk/

I kinda want to go if I can get a ticket.

Gutted as last years was in Brighton! Still...hopefully, there might be a space : ) x

Quickie

Aug. 11th, 2015 10:40 pm
alexisjane: (Gazes Into You)
The crazy times are almost over!

Visitors leaving tomorrow and TWRBB to post, then I'm just back to the regular mad rush work stuff...which I can handle...for two weeks or so.

Then...well, we'll have to see... But I'm pretty sure that's the light at the end, not a train, if you catch my metaphor.

Just quickly though...so many huge and wonderful thanks to all the people reading and commenting on my bb! The response has been crazy positive so far so thank you so much for that if I haven't replied to your comment yet. I will...eventually : )

BUT ALSO...

I'm up to do SMPC this week and I'm all out of fic ideas.
So if you have any prompts for a down and dirty, quick 2k Sam/Dean or J2 fic, let me have 'em, ladies! My muse is tired so I need stuff she can pick through til she falls in love.
I got something! Thank you for all the suggestions : )

I hope you're all okay. Can't wait to catch up with y'all soon!!! xxx
alexisjane: (j2 - kissing)


So, Lynn Anderson died, which is sad. Rose Garden is one of those songs that I love but also resent for being such an ear worm -- once I hear it I can't stop singing it!

But then all roads lead to Wincest...

H/c mini-ficlet or prompt if anyone one wants it : ) )
alexisjane: (a- Hmmmm)
Just saw a BBC news headline on the website - what does rosemary do to your brain?

My first thought was, whatever the fuck she wants! Don't mess with her, you'll just make it harder on yourself. I think maybe I should read some fic about bunnies or something for a bit.



Also, this morning I managed to gash a fucking hole in the bottom of my foot. It bled like a mother but it seems to be okay now and I can walk on it okay. I was wondering though, what's the best way to get blood out of a carpet. The thing was pouring for a bit and it's everywhere : (

Oh and Lily's being super sweet about it and coming up and sniffing it gently everytime she goes by! It's the cutest : ) xx
alexisjane: (Jensen coffee)
Badbastion could really use our help right now.

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] badbastion at Please help - I'm in a very bad financial place and facing the possibility of being homeless.
I hate asking for help and try to save it for times when I absolutely need it, and now is one of those times.

Please help - I'm in a very bad financial place and facing the possibility of being homeless. )


I'm not in a position to help financially but I can offer words or art to anyone who can contribute.

$5 - A manip or 5 x drabbles
$10 - A quick digital sketch or 1000+ words
$20 - Fic illustration or 2000+ words
$50 - A4 pencil drawing or 5000+ words

Please help if you can. It's easy to say 'Always Keep Fighting' but damn it, it's so hard when stuff like this keeps happening. Sometimes we have to fight for each other.

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