*sigh*

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I've been--and will continue to be-- a little scarce lately. Tis the season of business luncheons and cocktail parties, even though the deals never stop rolling in, while I'm away from my desk. (While I can weasle myself out of some occasions, others I have to show my face and do the schmooze thang. Have you ever seen me shmooze? Not pretty. Particularly, inevitable, the part where my foot ends up in my mouth.

*sigh*

Then there's the frantic scheduling with friends to meet up before Xmas/next year. This evening is case in point. Called one of my bestfriend's this morning to set up a dinner date, and turns out tonight is the only night we can get together. It's damn cold outside and I only got about 4 hours sleep last night, but I'm going....

*sigh*


I was over on Helen Kay Dimon's blog just now. She has a post up on recent sales (as reported by Publisher's Lunch) Here's the blurb on Majorie Lui's sale:

FICTION: SCI-FI/FANTASY
Marjorie Liu’s THE IRON HUNT, one of three books in the Hunter Kiss series of dark, sexy urban fantasies featuring a woman of unique powers whose body is covered in living tattoos — her own personal demons to call on when the sun goes down, who both protect her life and are destined to end it,


I totally realize that each author puts their own particular spin on things, nevermind the uniqueness of voice, but... I have a secondary character in my wip who is has powers related to his tattoos. Really not the same, but....

*sigh*
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3 comments:

Jordan Summers said...

Isn't that always the case, when you come up with a good idea? (shaking head) It's happened to me twice now, including the book I have coming out with Tor. Sigh.

Sela Carsen said...

((Hugs)) I've had that sick feeling, too. And I love MML, but I get the feeling that you've got a completely different spin on it. Don't worry and keep writing!

Jaye said...

Thanks for posting guys. I knew other writers would understand *that sick feeling* as Sela so aptly puts it.

You know what's really funny? If I had been inspired to put my own spin on the tatoo thing after reading about ML's idea I'd be pretty damn happy. lol. But when I think I have a super cool original idea, then it turns out that it's not quite original as I thought, I'm totally bummed. lol.

I'm over it now, btw. ;-)

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