Convalescing With Superpowered Science

22 Apr

No, no, I’m not sick and never was (er, knock on wood). But I’m definitely shaking Jonesy out of my head with the latter part of this week, both with reading and beta reading. Nothing else is going to do it. He’s clinging. Still.

My to-read list is out of control, and so I decided some time last month that I absolutely must knock off at least one a week, no matter what I’m doing. This has increased my happiness exponentially, and is proving a good distraction this week.

Other distractions:

Collecting tickets to summer shows. So far: Arctic Monkeys, Art Brut, Interpol–what next? Come to DC, awesome bands! Come! And I’m getting a little MMORPG action, too, which I always forget to do when I’m writing something. Crack of choice: The Lord of the Rings Online. Sometimes, killing orcs is all that helps. Listening to my music really, really loud. Wanted to go to the National Gallery today, but it’s going to storm and it’s a few blocks from the Metro–and dude, wet jeans? No thanks.

Maybe I should go shopping. Retail therapy? That helps, right? (Uh, no books though. Really. No.)

What do you do to recover from a brutal draft? You know, the kind that leaves you feeling a little bruised and lonely. Tips? Advice? Anecdotes? Accusations of madness?

Semi-related news: I did get my superpowered romance contract back from The Publisher, so it’s probably safe now to tell you that it’s a novella called Equilibrium and is gonna be with Loose Id. Might’ve seen me mention them before, since they publish my dear Mina Kelly, which is why they were the first place I went. I begged her help and advice beforehand, or I would’ve had trouble getting up the guts. But yeah, they’re awesome so yay!

I’ve been indulging in superpowered science with Neuronaut Reenie this week, is why it’s semi-related. Romance novels: way hotter with SCIENCE!

But then, what isn’t?

Anyhow, there’s not much there now, but if you’re into that kind of thing, I’m gonna take the discussion of this particular topic over to Katey Hawthorne land. I’m sure I’ll squee or do WIP stuff here about it, but nothing more than what’s already been and gone. It’s a work in progress, but what’s there looks pretty cool, I reckon.

All proceeds from Ms. Hawthorne’s sex-and-fire schemes will go to support The Red Penny Papers, for the record. So if you need an excuse to indulge, there you go. (Fuck advertising–selling pulpy superhero sex is so much more appropriate.)

Superhero science and romance novels–also good for recovery, by the way. So what else?

Now playing: Art Brut – DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshake
via FoxyTunes

8 Responses to “Convalescing With Superpowered Science”

  1. Aaron Polson April 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    Now that is a romance novel I might read…

    • Katey April 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

      It’ll be fun! There’s lots of fire and lightning and destruction between sex scenes. Cuz–well, it’s me. And it’s for a good cause ;)

      And hey, if m/m isn’t your thing, I’ve got some HLS in the works just now, too. (Hot Lesbian Sex, if anyone’s wondering. It’s the best.)

      Yeah. Shameless. But at least I have fun.

  2. Cate Gardner April 23, 2011 at 4:37 am #

    I’m thinking of taking a break from this writing thing (a week, no more), to get through some of my to read pile.

    Your Katey Hawthorne site is looking pretty.

    • Katey April 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

      I’ve been taking every other weekend off writing to do it and it’s been pretty nice. Alas this weekend I must do ALL THE THINGS because I had to take a break on Thursday/Friday. Oh well, at least I got my reading in!

      Thank you very much–I’m having fun with it. I’m afraid I’m making it too cute… but the hell with it, right?

  3. Natalie L. Sin April 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Ooh, I’ve heard of Loose Id! Kinky.

    • Katey April 24, 2011 at 12:18 am #

      Because let us please not forget that the awesomest thing about superpowers is how they operate… in bed!

  4. Alan W. Davidson April 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Fuck advertising–selling pulpy superhero sex is so much more appropriate.)

    You don’t need no stinking retail therapy…you’re outlook seems pretty good to me, girl!

    • Katey April 25, 2011 at 1:19 am #

      You know, now you mention it, that does seem all right. <3 Thanks, Alan. You rock :D

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