Well, that's not all I'm doing, really. It's just a part of it. So what in the heck am I talking about?
I'm getting to that!
The plots I'm working with include:
- Blood Will Tell OR Fairest In the Land Retelling of “Snow White”
Albion is the young prince of a kingdom. His step-mother, an enchantress, is torn between desiring the boy and wanting to kill him. When he breaks out of his spired tower after his step-mother nearly rapes him, he takes off into the deep woods. Eventually, he is found by a haggard woodsman who frightens him. But is there more to the woodsman? And what of Prince Albion?
- Masquerade Retelling of “Cinderella”
Young Alain longs to meet the handsome Prince Sirius, but he has no opportunities as the orphaned son of nobles left to be raised by his cruel aunt and uncle. His cousin Gwendolyn loves him dearly, so on his birthday, she makes his fondest wish come true by dressing him in a ball gown and taking him to a ball as her companion. He gets to meet the prince but must maintain the charade when the prince wishes to see the lovely 'Alyson' again. Will Gwen's cunning and Alain's charm be enough to keep the masquerade going or will they loose their heads for their trick?
- The Lost Jewel of Mercent Retelling of “Sleeping Beauty”
A young man, a prince lost to his kingdom as a babe, makes cloth to support the family that has taken him in. One day, he pricks his finger on the spindle of his spinning wheel and falls into a deep sleep. The community he lives in tries everything to wake him, but they are very surprised when a handsome prince from another kingdom insists they let him try.
- A Virgin Royal Borne OR Cursed Retelling of “The Frog Prince”
Alright, so messing with a witch was Prince Alexander's great mistake. Still, the handsome prince had never had any trouble getting someone to kiss him. When six different royal females kiss Alex and he remains a frog, he learns the little caveat of his curse: he must be kissed by a virgin of royal blood. Simple enough, right? Not really: the only royal virgin he knows is the younger brother of his betrothed and Prince Lucian had never masked his dislike of him. But maybe, maybe he could convince Lucian differently...
- Vanity Retelling of “Beauty and the Beast”
Vain and petty, Christopher considers himself above everyone else. When he accidentally spites a witch, she transforms him into something she deems appropriate –something as “hideous on the outside as he is inside”: a beast of sorts. Perfect, beautiful Christopher is soon carved in pock marks and scars, with painful bits of meal worked into his once-perfect skin, where dark shadows of pigment dance. Ashamed of his appearance, he secludes himself and tries to deal with the changes. The enchanted flower arrives the next week, along with a message warning him that he had to find someone who could love him despite his appearance before a year passed or he would remain that way forever. So Christopher sets out after the one person he could never just charm with his appearance: Peter.
I'm still working on a "Rapunzel" plot, but I'm also working on writing "Masquerade".
I'm still having trouble figuring out how to open a fairy-tale without a cliché.
"One Trick Pony"
I've finally gotten un-blocked enough to get chapter 09 (part 11) of "One Trick Pony" under way!
I'm introducing some new characters and it is all very exciting!
There's some other "One Trick Pony" universe news, too!
- There are literally around 48 side-stories planned. I have about four of them written.
- "One Day At A Time" will actually have THREE parts: SIDE A, SIDE B, and Coda.
I've chosen to write three parts because there's a lot to cover. SIDE B will probably also be sad, but Coda will be a happy ending!
- Expect to see "One Day You Will -- SIDE A" soon! I wrote it during my evil, evil block with the main story.
- The 11th instalment of "One Trick Pony" is here!
The story has not been updated since at least August, and I finally got a bit of a handle on the chapter! I hope to also publish the 12th instalment before Christmas.
- I actually had to make a chart to keep track of all of the pairings that mingle in the "One Trick Pony" Universe.
I also have a similar chart for the side-stories. I think it's gotten a little convoluted on me...
- Psst! Expect to see another pairing pop up in the story in part 11!
- There is a magical element to story! It will be emerging in part 11, as well!
- Be prepared for a possibly Christmas one-shot (of all the sacrilege, lol)!
Also, the other SPOILER has finally been posted on my lj! Check it out!
Oh, and I'm teaching myself new titles and honorifics, so be prepared!
I'm still working on that novella. My sweet friend ShadowHaloedAngel may get around to it soon, since her testing is close to done... And I really really want her opinion on it before I continue working on it!
And she also gets to help me with the pen-name business ;)
I've started work on a 60 poem submission for a different publishing company. If I write one poem everyday, I should have my quota by their next submission period. And, Shiva, I hope they like these! I've never sweated poetry so much! If anyone wants to help me out and read these poems, give me a shout in whatever way you can!
What else, what else...?
I've broken out the Christmas music. The site may go red or green for the holiday season...
I have a really cool tree in my room! I'll have to take a picture of it... I had a lot of fun decorating it, even though it was a lot of work!
I'm going to have trouble going to bed tonight, since my cat Dante (he will answer to "Bya-kun" or "Byakuya", as well) is curled up in the middle of my bed and surrounded by my papers and work for the "One Trick Pony" universe... I have a wall that will probably be covered in notes about it soon, as well!
With all the work I'm putting into this story, I may change the names and descriptions when I'm done and try to sell it as gay-lit. I only say that because I am so proud of how it's turning out!
Oh! I feel it is my duty to inform "Sherlock" fans of a dramatic reading Benedict Cumberbatch did!
Check it out. It's like... porn for your ears, and all of you will fangasm, I'm sure... [LINK]
...Alright, I think that's everything.
Later days and all my love,