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Word-Whore ~ Fox and Willow Thursday

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It’s been a really long time since I’ve made one of these updates, but here we go. 🙂 On a personal milestone level – today is the last page for Chapter 1 of Fox & Willow! (All 156 of them…wow) To be able to have worked on a collaboration for 18 months is an amazing thing, and I’m very grateful to have done it with such an incredible friend and artist. (*huggles Aimo*) Of course, this isn’t the end of F&W by a long shot – we’ve got a short epilogue coming up in the next few weeks and Chapter 2 starts up in the beginning of December, so there’s more to come. A lot more. 🙂 Also on the radar today is my post on disabled protagonists on Word Whores. It’s been about a month since I’ve posted there, so I’m a little rusty, but hopefully I’ve done it… Read more

Virtually Strangers

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I’ve mentioned before that working with Aimo on Fox & Willow has been one of the most rewarding collaborations I’ve ever had. But it’s always sort of disconcerting when people ask how we met. Because technically? We never have. (A lot of those mumbled explanations are along the lines of “Well, we sort of met on Tumblr and we both enjoy playing Bioware games and I hired her to do a few sketches for my Abby Sinclair books and then we just basically fell into it. Also? Elf peen.”) A long term project like F&W is a lot to ask of someone you’ve never seen face to face. Especially given we’re 12 hours apart in different countries. Not to say we don’t communicate – we’re nearly in constant text and iChat mode on any given day, so in some ways we probably communicate more frequently than a “real life” friendship.… Read more

Word Whore ~ Fox and Willow Thursday

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I’ve been slacking off on the daily blogging again, for which I apologize – but it’s just been about lack of time more than anything else. Writing is happening, projects are moving along – I’ll be scarce next week since I’m heading out of town for a little family vacation and I tend to like to unplug as completely as I can for stuff like that.  Plus, hey – it’s Disney World and Harry Potter – and I need all my attention on that. 😀 In the meantime, today has it’s usual F&W update, so check that out. Also, today on Word Whores I talked a bit about collaboration and some of the good and bad things I’ve gone through. I’ve always skirted around talking about one particularly bad experience, and I don’t think I’ll ever go into massive specifics about it, but it’s enough to know that I have… Read more

Sad Sausage Dogs

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So I’ve been hinting off and on for a few months about doing some extra projects on the side (aside from the writing), and here’s the skinny. As a for-fun collab project,  I’m writing a web comic series with Aimo. (We’re looking at an online pub date of Spring 2012.) I’m doing this for a number of reasons – as I’ve stated before, I’ve always wanted to try my hand at this, and as a fan of comics and graphics novels in general, I’ve definitely got some stories in mind that I feel would translate really well to this particular medium. (And frankly, Aimo agreeing to collab with me is a bit of a pipe-dream come true. I adore her artistic style, so I’m very excited to see what we can create together.) As far as storyline goes, it’s going to be an original piece, not set in any of… Read more

Collaborative Effort

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One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about writing is writing with other people. I’ll admit I’ve never done it on a professional level, but gaming online in Play by Post games certainly lends itself well to the situation. You learn how to think on your feet and also how to “play well with others.” (Most of the time, anyway. Sometimes it can lead into a realm of frustration and occasionally it breaks up a friendship, but I’d like to think that’s more an exception than a rule.) It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with anyone and I sort of miss it.  In the beginning of A Brush of Darkness, there’s a bit of a snarky commentary about a certain romance book involving a French vampire (complete with flowing silk shirts and all the rest of it.) I can admit I was poking fun at the trope… Read more