I'm smart now. Did you know that? I learned smart words (and what they mean) like "modifier" and "conjunction" and "direct object" and "indirect object" and "antecedent" and...see what I'm doing here? Yeah. I'm getting better at these grammatical thingies in English you're supposed to know, to write well. So. I finished (AHH! AHHH!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!!) the 2nd draft of IRKADURA, which you can download here, and, fuck, when I glanced at its 1st chapter (when formatting the PDF file), I cringed. Because I already know what to fix. Seems like last chapters will be miles away from the 1st one. Dunno why. Am I finally learning how to write properly or something? Anyway. Took me 11 weeks to do it, the beast. To those of you who pre-ordered, sorry! Looks like it won't be published until about September. 3rd draft shouldn't take me longer than 8 weeks, but who knows. Maybe I'll need a 4th draft. I want to get this as good as I can, all right? And, it's very VERY different from the 1st draft, like, A LOT. More bloody, more disturbing, with an alternate reality populated with all kinds of creatures, from tapeworms to cockroaches to boars to catfish beasts to mice to rats to horseflies to jackals to...oy. Many of them. You will see. The genre is different too, it's not women's fiction, it's more like magical realism. With a bit of cuckoo. Me, I've gone cuckoo. Writing it.
After IRKADURA is done, guess what, guess what.
I'll start working on PAGE JUMPERS (not sure about the title yet). It'll be a book very similar to ROSEHEAD, in that it won't have words like "fuck" or "cunt" or any of those bad BAD words kids are not supposed to read. So, it will be an all-ages book. About 4 kids, probably 10-12 years old: one girl, Bells (Belladonna Monterey, half-Spanish, half-American, or Mexican, haven't decided yet, mom - opera singer, dad - car mechanic), and three boys, Peacock (Paul, has two dads, both gloriously gay), Grand (George, parents own a funeral home), and Rusty (Russel, dad left, mom died, raised by grandma, former stripper who now walks dogs and dresses them in lacy jackets and skirts). Anyway. This one should be fun. I will have them jump into The Hobbit and The Chronicles of Narnia and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Little Prince and more. So. get ready, should be done beginning of 2015.
AND MORE! AND MORE!!!
After PAGE JUMPERS, I was going to write a book about a woman serial killer who kills rapists (she has this special magical power to see them and she yanks out their cocks). NOT a kids book. It will be very bloody and very very VERY dark. Now, recently there was this whole debate going on, on my blog post about diversity in books, because I dared (DARED!) to say that as much as I want, I don't care for diversity in books, I care for diversity in artists, I want to see more artist, making more art, writing more books, so that if you see a book missing, YOU CAN WRITE IT. Because, as artists, we should be free to create whatever we want. Now, a fellow writer Janna G. Noelle wrote a couple awesome comments there (scroll down to see them) and has gotten me inspired. She offered to beta read my book, if I ever wrote a book about a little black girl. This started a chain reaction in my brain. I was going to name the woman-serial-killer book LASKA, but now I might name it JANNA, and I might make the main character black, like, jet-black, scary black. She will be killing those lowlifes in the dead of the night, invisible (ohhh, I'm even excited typing this). See? See what you did, Janna???
THAT'S IT. NO MORE NEWS. GOODBYE.
Well, if you're still here. After LASKA or JANNA or whatever the name of the book will be, I'm writing a book about a cross-dresser, DRESS SHIFTER (not sure about the title yet). She will have the magic to change into people whose clothes she puts on. Or something like that. And after that I have 5 more novel ideas that I could write about here, but I better stop, because I can tell you're already overwhelmed and you're asking yourself, where the hell does she get these ideas? You know, I think out of my ass. Because I really don't know. This is it. Till later. ONWARD.