Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I'd like to send out a special thank you to two great writing pals, Ruby Storm and Ruth Kerce. We were put together two years ago to write a Valentine's Day anthology for Ellora's Cave. Up until that point, we had never had a conversation with each other, let alone written together.

But Fate, God or Inspiration was at work the day EC assigned the three of us to work together. Writing Diamond Studs with them was tremendous fun...and the contests we've held together (mostly designed by Ruth...I just ride her technological coattails) set new records for entries.

Because we had so much fun the first time around, we're writing stories together again. Winter Studs will be our next endeavor and although each story will be released in ebook form separately (as it stands now), the print stories will be bound together in one volume for release later.

So why the thank you to Ruth and Ruby? Over the past two years we've become great online friends. Although I've met Ruby only twice and Ruth not at all in person, I count the two as special friends and just needed to let them know their support and encouragement is appreciated. So Ruth and Ruby...listen up, Stud-dettes! {{{{Hugs}}} and thank you!

And if you haven't read any of their work? Head on over to their sites and take a peek...you'll be glad you did!

Ruby Storm Ruth D. Kerce

Play safe,

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I feel so much like I've been spinning my wheels these past few months when it comes to writing stories. So many started...and so few finished. The story for Lady Jaided had the first deadline, but it took three starts to find the one that stuck. The story for WINTER STUDS ... a new anthology of STUD stories from Ruby Storm, Ruth Kerce and me is now half done (and is supposed to be submitted by March 31st...sigh). I have so many started, I finally wrote them down:

Frankenstein's Captain (formerly the "Lady Jaided story"-- now complete and actually in my editor's in-box!)

12 Days of Christmas (a semi-whimsical/semi-serious look at bondage throughout the last 2 1/2 centuries, tracing bondage toys passed from generation to generation, each chapter a new generation and a new addition to the collection. I got to day four and realized it's going to be HUGE...a plus novel for sure!)

The Smith Opera House Mysteries (murder-mystery type with romance aplenty. Set in the Smith Opera House in Geneva, NY, taking full advantage of my love of theatre. I've performed on that stage a few times and it's the perfect setting for ghosts, murder...and love. One of the stories is almost half done, the other just started. Will be at least two books. If I ever get the time to write them!)

A Devil of a Winter (for the WINTER STUDS anthology...is half done).

Those are the ones I've been working on since October. So when I look back, I can see I've been busy. But since so little is actually finished...I'm a bit frustrated. And that's not even including other stories I've got floating around in limbo:

New York Oasis (originally written for EC's 2006 anthology series, now under consideration as an independent novella. Finished, but needs massive rewrites as I'm rethinking the characters somewhat)

Diamond Heat (actually, my first attempt for the DIAMOND STUDS anth. but I like it and would like to get back to it someday)

and a bunch of others not far enough along to be considered. Can you blame me? I think I've enough above to deal with. The others will just have to wait their turns! LOL

So if you want to know what's coming from the pen of Diana Hunter? One, some or all of the above!

Off to write (Devil in Winter has my attention at the moment...)

Play safe,

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Oh, my glory, you have GOT to be kidding! I found this site today and cannot believe my eyes. Not sure whether to laugh, cry...or be insulted. It's disturbing on so many levels, I'm not even sure where to begin! And yet, it provided me with a good belly-laugh...something I sorely needed.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

Diana, who should spend more time writing and less time surfing!