naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Default)
Awesome weekend spent watching bad movies and playing Scribblish with friends. That is seriously the most fun game ever. Like a cross between Pictionary and the kids' game of Telephone, only better than both of those by nine thousand percent.

Saw Thor, finally (this was not THE bad movie; that was The Howling 2: Your Sister Is A Werewolf, possibly the best bad movie I have ever seen). Anyway, Thor was fun, and absolutely beautiful to look at. Very stylish, very smooth, very pretty. And damn, Chris Hemsworth looked amazing in a very "just get naked already" way. I feel bad for Tom Hiddleston, who was acting his ass off and doing a really great job, playing the part so close to the vest.

There was a really good movie in there somewhere, and he was definitely in it, but it was cut all to hell and reassembled badly, and as a result the last third fell apart completely as far as, you know, making any sense goes. A director's cut will probably help, but -- call me a crazy Philistine -- I don't feel like I should have to wait for a director's cut to watch a movie that's plotted in such a way that it moves from point A to point B in a fashion both reasonably sane and not too predictable.

Still, both principals did a good job with their parts, and I suspect that Hiddleston is pretty brilliant under there, I've just never seen him in anything else. I will probably borrow Wallander from Bat_Cheva at some point.

On other fronts, I'm . . . I don't know. I've been working rather a lot, which is good, but it's all art stuff. Nothing wrong with that, but I really need to be writing. I hate that about my brain. I hate how it just decides to do one thing or the other or neither or both at once at complete random, and that no matter how good I get at figuring out what is happening or is about to happen, I still have very little control over it.

I am still having trouble with bonus content for Witches' Mark, which I hope to have done by the time I have the cover done, which will be very soon. Getting this one out in e-book form has been way slower than I would've liked, but I was really, really tired. Anyway, the bonus content is fighting me.

Anyone who has read the book and wants to volunteer to read over the bonus content once it's done, and possibly before that if I decide I need help figuring out what's wrong, sing out. It's Winter/Darius, and in places it's pretty intensely . . . disturbing (trigger warning: self-injury, mindfucking, teh gayz). I am very, very pleased with about half of it, and pissed off at the rest, which is like a cowlick that stubbornly refuses to behave.
naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 50: Laid to Rest is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

The last chapter. The end. Finito.

I am really, really sad to see it go. Like, mega mixed feelings.

I'm very proud of it. It'll get one more polish and then get turned into an e-book as soon as I can manage it!

Tomorrow we'll have a preview trailer for the next project, though! It's awesome.

Pardon the brevity. I'm really tired and my head hurts, and I kind of want to go play with my kittens.





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 50: Laid to Rest is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

The last chapter. The end. Finito.

I am really, really sad to see it go. Like, mega mixed feelings.

I'm very proud of it. It'll get one more polish and then get turned into an e-book as soon as I can manage it!

Tomorrow we'll have a preview trailer for the next project, though! It's awesome.

Pardon the brevity. I'm really tired and my head hurts, and I kind of want to go play with my kittens.





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 49: The Mortal Blow is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

This is the next to last chapter, and oh my god, I still cry every time I read it. Sargon did this one, and he did a damn good job.

On Wednesday, we finish up Witches' Mark, which I am going to miss terribly.

I am working on Darius and Winter's backstory, a more or less novella-length piece, and I haven't yet decided whether to publish it serially, as a bit of filler between Witches' Mark and what comes next, as bonus content in the Witches' Mark e-book, or separately as its own e-book. Each possibility has its strong points.

The more serious narrative with greater character depth has been quite rewarding, but we're going back to action/adventure porn for the next one – I will be announcing that one later in the week. That one will be all Sargon's, though I'll be editing lightly. I don't want to claim credit. I hope that everyone who has enjoyed what we've done so far will stick around for the next project.

I, frankly, need the break, and I want to get back to work on a couple of things that are going to be all mine, so I hope everyone understands and sticks with us. We need you all if we're going to make this work.

We're running the new site based on a suggested donation model. Membership will start at $5.00 a month, but you can set your own recurring amount if you want to donate more, which we really hope people will. I'll be putting up a "donate" button somewhere, too, I'm sure, so that people can drop some extra in from time to time for werewolf meds and kitty food, if they feel so inclined.





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 49: The Mortal Blow is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

This is the next to last chapter, and oh my god, I still cry every time I read it. Sargon did this one, and he did a damn good job.

On Wednesday, we finish up Witches' Mark, which I am going to miss terribly.

I am working on Darius and Winter's backstory, a more or less novella-length piece, and I haven't yet decided whether to publish it serially, as a bit of filler between Witches' Mark and what comes next, as bonus content in the Witches' Mark e-book, or separately as its own e-book. Each possibility has its strong points.

The more serious narrative with greater character depth has been quite rewarding, but we're going back to action/adventure porn for the next one – I will be announcing that one later in the week. That one will be all Sargon's, though I'll be editing lightly. I don't want to claim credit. I hope that everyone who has enjoyed what we've done so far will stick around for the next project.

I, frankly, need the break, and I want to get back to work on a couple of things that are going to be all mine, so I hope everyone understands and sticks with us. We need you all if we're going to make this work.

We're running the new site based on a suggested donation model. Membership will start at $5.00 a month, but you can set your own recurring amount if you want to donate more, which we really hope people will. I'll be putting up a "donate" button somewhere, too, I'm sure, so that people can drop some extra in from time to time for werewolf meds and kitty food, if they feel so inclined.





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 48: In a Dark Wood is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

For those of you waiting on the resolution of the cliffhanger, I am so sorry. This one's not any better. This is probably my favorite of the not-sex chapters. That or one of the next couple. Good stuff.






naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 48: In a Dark Wood is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

For those of you waiting on the resolution of the cliffhanger, I am so sorry. This one's not any better. This is probably my favorite of the not-sex chapters. That or one of the next couple. Good stuff.






naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 47: The Gathering Wilderness is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

This marks the beginning of the final run of action! Oh my god, I don't want this to be over! Noooo!

I am still no closer to a cover, by the way. Arrrgh. I know what I want, and don't have the means to make it happen. Grrr.





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 47: The Gathering Wilderness is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

This marks the beginning of the final run of action! Oh my god, I don't want this to be over! Noooo!

I am still no closer to a cover, by the way. Arrrgh. I know what I want, and don't have the means to make it happen. Grrr.





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 46: What the Heart Demands is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

Kind of a serious chapter, but I like it. It has some really good character moments, and pays off a character arc. I can't say much more than that without committing spoiler.

Man, I SO don't want this to be over, but I SO want to post the last few chapters. I'm not ashamed to say that Sargon handled the big final action scene, and it's amazing. And, again, I can't say any more without committing spoiler. But . . . wow.

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has been reading. It's an honor to know that people are taking a chance on our work even though we haven't gone the traditional publishing route, and finding it worth the investment. It means the world to me that I have readers. I hope you all continue to do so once we've moved to the website, which will be up really soon. We'll be giving more than adequate warning before the switch, and will work with people to make sure that everything gets ironed out.





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 46: What the Heart Demands is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

Kind of a serious chapter, but I like it. It has some really good character moments, and pays off a character arc. I can't say much more than that without committing spoiler.

Man, I SO don't want this to be over, but I SO want to post the last few chapters. I'm not ashamed to say that Sargon handled the big final action scene, and it's amazing. And, again, I can't say any more without committing spoiler. But . . . wow.

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has been reading. It's an honor to know that people are taking a chance on our work even though we haven't gone the traditional publishing route, and finding it worth the investment. It means the world to me that I have readers. I hope you all continue to do so once we've moved to the website, which will be up really soon. We'll be giving more than adequate warning before the switch, and will work with people to make sure that everything gets ironed out.





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 45: Dark Night of the Soul is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

We are approaching the end of Witches' Mark!

The next project, which I'll be announcing as soon as the website is ready, is already in the works. Sargon is doing the legwork on the next one; we're going to try to alternate to keep us both fresh. This one has been mostly mine. I'm looking forward to giving Sargon the reins. He did a fine job on Pride and Prostitutes, most of which was his, and I hope you'll all keep reading. We really, really need this to work.

Thank you to everyone who has donated!





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 45: Dark Night of the Soul is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

We are approaching the end of Witches' Mark!

The next project, which I'll be announcing as soon as the website is ready, is already in the works. Sargon is doing the legwork on the next one; we're going to try to alternate to keep us both fresh. This one has been mostly mine. I'm looking forward to giving Sargon the reins. He did a fine job on Pride and Prostitutes, most of which was his, and I hope you'll all keep reading. We really, really need this to work.

Thank you to everyone who has donated!





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 44: Fortunate Son is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

I am up to my nose in bonus content, which will likely be released with the e-book. It's kind of wrenching, since I know how all of this ends, writing the backstory for Darius and Winter, and how he got his pretty ass into that mess.

I've accumulated a playlist for it that I use to get myself in the right mindset, and holy Jesus, it is so melodramatic and angst-filled. I love it. I'd quote the songs in between scenes, just to roll with the whole "spiral-bound notebook full of pain and song lyrics" vibe (he's, like, nineteen or twenty, FFS), but apparently major music labels are real assholes about that. They don't like anyone else robbing their artists.

It's also hot. I'm sorely tempted to release it as a separate e-book, since it will probably stand alone fairly well.

Still foundering on the cover for Witches' Mark. I don't have a concept I like yet. I'm probably going to have to go with hand-drawn if I want a human figure on there at all. Gah. I wish I had a friend with the right physical proportions so I could just bribe her with ginger sluts to get naked for me.

If you are an author whose publisher supplies them with book covers, seriously, count your blessings, because that's one really difficult thing you don't have to worry about. When I am rich and famous and can afford it, I am going to hire a professional to take the photos I need. Rrrgh.

Right now, I am going back to work. The scene I'm reworking right now involves blood play. Another big ol' trigger warning will have to go on this sucker. Should probably get a warning for creepy-as-fuck psychological manipulation, too. It's not every story where you stop after typing a random line, shudder, and announce to your husband "Jesus Christ, he is such an evil bastard!

Hope you are all having a good week so far!





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 44: Fortunate Son is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

I am up to my nose in bonus content, which will likely be released with the e-book. It's kind of wrenching, since I know how all of this ends, writing the backstory for Darius and Winter, and how he got his pretty ass into that mess.

I've accumulated a playlist for it that I use to get myself in the right mindset, and holy Jesus, it is so melodramatic and angst-filled. I love it. I'd quote the songs in between scenes, just to roll with the whole "spiral-bound notebook full of pain and song lyrics" vibe (he's, like, nineteen or twenty, FFS), but apparently major music labels are real assholes about that. They don't like anyone else robbing their artists.

It's also hot. I'm sorely tempted to release it as a separate e-book, since it will probably stand alone fairly well.

Still foundering on the cover for Witches' Mark. I don't have a concept I like yet. I'm probably going to have to go with hand-drawn if I want a human figure on there at all. Gah. I wish I had a friend with the right physical proportions so I could just bribe her with ginger sluts to get naked for me.

If you are an author whose publisher supplies them with book covers, seriously, count your blessings, because that's one really difficult thing you don't have to worry about. When I am rich and famous and can afford it, I am going to hire a professional to take the photos I need. Rrrgh.

Right now, I am going back to work. The scene I'm reworking right now involves blood play. Another big ol' trigger warning will have to go on this sucker. Should probably get a warning for creepy-as-fuck psychological manipulation, too. It's not every story where you stop after typing a random line, shudder, and announce to your husband "Jesus Christ, he is such an evil bastard!

Hope you are all having a good week so far!





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 42: Breaking Point is up at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

Poor Richard. Nobody catches his Big Trouble in Little China references. I don't think Stormy's even seen the movie.

If you haven't donated, donate today to avoid getting cut, because I'm doing a cull tomorrow, once I have the energy!

We appreciate every donation, and now would be a great time. I'm going to need bloodwork in the next two months, because I haven't had any run in over a year, and that's not cheap.





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 42: Breaking Point is up at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

Poor Richard. Nobody catches his Big Trouble in Little China references. I don't think Stormy's even seen the movie.

If you haven't donated, donate today to avoid getting cut, because I'm doing a cull tomorrow, once I have the energy!

We appreciate every donation, and now would be a great time. I'm going to need bloodwork in the next two months, because I haven't had any run in over a year, and that's not cheap.





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 41: It's a Trap is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

Head on over and check it out!

I am in the process of designing the cover for Witches' Mark, and holy fuck, they don't make this easy. Finding cool-looking, sexy stock photos of hot fat chicks is apparently impossible. So, a hand-drawn cover it is. Have to love it when people's jerkface prejudices make things harder than they should be. If my heroine had been skinny and blonde, I wouldn't be having this problem.

I will overcome it.

In the meantime, if you're on the f-list already and you haven't donated yet this month, do it now, so you don't get cut! Or, if you're new, sign on with us for a month or two and see how awesome it is. Any donation gets you in!





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 41: It's a Trap is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

Head on over and check it out!

I am in the process of designing the cover for Witches' Mark, and holy fuck, they don't make this easy. Finding cool-looking, sexy stock photos of hot fat chicks is apparently impossible. So, a hand-drawn cover it is. Have to love it when people's jerkface prejudices make things harder than they should be. If my heroine had been skinny and blonde, I wouldn't be having this problem.

I will overcome it.

In the meantime, if you're on the f-list already and you haven't donated yet this month, do it now, so you don't get cut! Or, if you're new, sign on with us for a month or two and see how awesome it is. Any donation gets you in!





naamah_darling: A five-pointed star around a crescent moon, superimposed over a photo of the real full moon. (Witches' Mark)
Witches' Mark Chapter 39: You Don't Know the Power is up over at [livejournal.com profile] fever_dreams!

I am really tired and really beat, so I'm just going to say: please read, and please donate! I need to see the doctor in the next couple of months, and I really, really need to be able to pay for the bloodwork I haven't been able to have since shortly after we moved in here. That is going to be at least a couple hundred dollars, but it needs to be done, to make sure that I'm taking the right amount of my thyroid meds. I can't skip it again. I hate to put it like that, because it feels like pleading, or like I need to make an appeal to your pity rather than trusting our work to support us, but . . . we need readers, and we need donations.

We are moving on the site thing. I'm working on lining up a header, and we're ironing out some other kinks.

Thank you to all of our wonderful donors so far. I really can't say how much I appreciate you all.






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