Tuesday, May 31, 2011

And More Updates

Abercrombie Zombie will be released in mid-August.

The Zero Knot, my coming-of-age WIP, now looks like it could top 55k words. I still haven't decided where to submit it.

One of the genre's most talented and accomplished authors, and a guy for whom I have enormous respect, left an incredibly flattering comment on my Facebook wall (is that what it's called?) about Visible Friend. Blew me away.  I never dreamed he'd read my stuff.

I could go on and on about magnanimous authors who take the time to praise the work of their peers when they have nothing to gain by it. There's a huge difference between this kind of support and specious or self-serving flattery, both of which exist in abundance in Bookworld. Sincerity is hard to come by. That's why I value it so.

Inspired by the photo below, I'll be writing a free story for the M/M Romance group on Goodreads.  It's not as if I'm the only person writing a free story.  A full trainload of authors are writing free stories based on pictures submitted by readers, and the whole batch of fics will be assembled into a "Hot July Days" anthology.

That is going to be one big-ass, Atlas Shrugged-size collection; I think the number of contributors stands at 110.  o_O  Getting through it will require the patience of Job, so I suspect most people will cherry-pick pieces that appeal to them.

Given the nature of the picture I chose and the ideas it's given me, my story will likely be short on sex.  I'm in the mood for something like that. And since I don't have to worry about "writing for royalties," which I pretty much suck at anyway, I'm not concerned about displeasing heat-seeking readers.  Besides, I have a strong feeling there'll be more swinging dicks in this antho than in the entire Chinese army. Readers will likely need some kind of breather so they don't pass out.


Chris said...

I keep thinking that about the anthology - it's good that it'll be an ebook, because otherwise who could heft the thing around?!

K. Z. Snow said...

No kidding, Chris. That's like a year's worth of reading in one book!

I wonder if anybody's going to have the endurance to read and review the whole damn thing. There should be some kind of contest for that. :)

Tam said...

Yay for all your writing projects. You're rolling.

I submitted a threesome pic. EN Holland who's never written one took it on. We'll see how she does. :-)

I never even read all the Christmas stories. But it will be good to have and pull out every now and then to read something. But yeah, HUGE. If every author writes 15 pages... 0_0

K. Z. Snow said...

Oh, I'm familiar with E.N.! (Hey, I'm surprised you didn't take on a story. It would've been good advance promo for your TQ debut.)

Tam said...

Eh. Maybe another time. No one wants a no name to take their picture. LOL

K. Z. Snow said...

There were plenty of names I didn't recognize, Tam. And you're far from anonymous in the m/m romance "community." :)

Jambrea said...

OMG! I LOVE your picture and I'm happy you're going with feeling. And I do plan on reading the WHOLE thing. lol