cj2017: (snowbound)
2012-08-12 03:45 pm

The Cocktail Hour...

The lovely ladies over at The Cocktail Hour podcast invited me along to a chat last night, and the show is already up over at their website. We had a lot of fun discussing Snowbound, fan fic, Desolation Point, bee stings, me losing Butch Points for whimpering over bee stings (still unfair!), and black pudding. 

The show is available to download or listen at this link. The site itself has a massive archive of podcasts for anyone interested in catching up on the back catalogue. Enjoy :-)
cj2017: (Rizzoli 3)
2012-07-23 09:52 pm
Entry tags:

Fic - Mostly Fixed (Rizzoli & Isles)

Title: Mostly Fixed

Author: [livejournal.com profile] cj2017               

Fandom: Rizzoli & Isles

Rating: PG-13

Category: Tag to 3X07.

Word Count: About 2,500

Notes: I really wasn’t going to tag this one, and then I went and did. Contains references to adult themes.

Thanks and love to [livejournal.com profile] feroxargentea for a brilliant beta, and for managing not to drop the laptop in the bath. Love also to [livejournal.com profile] laurel_hardy for giving it the American once-over, and me the push I needed to actually post. Any remaining mistakes are mine.

Disclaimer: Don’t own a thing. Please don’t sue me.


Mostly Fixed )

cj2017: (snowbound)
2012-07-17 11:10 am

Caring for Kara Auction...

For anyone who's not on Facebook (where there has been a lot of chat about this) but might like to help out a fellow fan of lesbian fic, the Caring for Kara auction is up and running, and full of fabulous items. It's an excellent cause, bidding is as easy as leaving a comment below your chosen item, and somewhere in there a signed copy of Snowbound and a bookmark are up for grabs. 

Cheers!


cj2017: (Rizzoli1)
2012-06-17 07:13 pm
Entry tags:

Fic - Your Life: My Hands (Rizzoli & Isles)

Title: Your Life: My Hands

Author:[livejournal.com profile] cj2017               

Fandom: Rizzoli & Isles

Rating: PG

Category: An attempt to fill in the gaping holes left in 3X02, with my own little twist on show canon.

Word Count: Around 3,400

Notes: I was going to write this on holiday but accidentally finished it quite a bit sooner. For [livejournal.com profile] sunsetwriter who asked for fic, and[livejournal.com profile] laurel_hardy who demanded it ;-) Thanks and love to [livejournal.com profile] feroxargentea for beta duties at ungodly hours in the a.m. Love also to [livejournal.com profile] laurel_hardy for answering my last minute call. Any remaining mistakes are mine.

Feedback always welcome. If I don’t reply immediately, don’t think me rude - I’ll be off on my hols (vacation!) and offline for the next week.

Disclaimer: Don’t own a thing. Please don’t sue me.


Your Life: My Hands )

cj2017: (snowbound)
2012-03-27 08:53 pm

Second novel news...

Okay, so Snowbound was sort of accidental, but I found out this week that Bold Strokes Books have picked up my second novel for publication in Spring 2013 \o/



Tentatively titled Desolation Point, (hopefully it'll stay as that, the title's grown on me!) the novel is set in the USA this time around and features two women - Alex and Sarah - getting into a whole load of trouble in the North Cascades. The photo is taken from the summit of Desolation Peak, which is a key location in the book and pretty much the kick-off point for everything to go pear-shaped!      And - this being me writing -  things really do go quite spectacularly pear-shaped ;-)

I don't have a concrete publication date as yet, but as soon as I do, I'll let you know.


cj2017: (Rizzles)
2012-03-23 01:26 pm
Entry tags:

Fic - Monday (3/3) (Rizzoli & Isles)

Title: Monday

Author: [livejournal.com profile] cj2017               

Fandom: Rizzoli & Isles

Rating: R

Category: Established R/I with a bit of everything else (and the kitchen sink chucked in for good measure!)

Word Count: Just shy of 6,000. This part 2,200.

Notes: I got a bit of a plot-bunny in my head and this was the result. Keep an eye on the time-stamps to avoid any “WTF?” moments… ;-)

Thanks and love to [livejournal.com profile] feroxargentea for, well just for everything really. Love also to[livejournal.com profile] laurel_hardy for making this sound less like it was written by a Brit. Any remaining mistakes are mine.

A big thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to leave feedback. As always, it’s very much appreciated.

Disclaimer: Don’t own a thing. Please don’t sue me.


Monday (3/3) )

cj2017: (Rizzles)
2012-03-23 01:26 pm
Entry tags:

Fic - Monday (3/3) (Rizzoli & Isles)

Title: Monday

Author: [livejournal.com profile] cj2017               

Fandom: Rizzoli & Isles

Rating: R

Category: Established R/I with a bit of everything else (and the kitchen sink chucked in for good measure!)

Word Count: Just shy of 6,000. This part 2,200.

Notes: I got a bit of a plot-bunny in my head and this was the result. Keep an eye on the time-stamps to avoid any “WTF?” moments… ;-)

Thanks and love to [livejournal.com profile] feroxargentea for, well just for everything really. Love also to[livejournal.com profile] laurel_hardy for making this sound less like it was written by a Brit. Any remaining mistakes are mine.

A big thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to leave feedback. As always, it’s very much appreciated.

Disclaimer: Don’t own a thing. Please don’t sue me.


Monday (3/3) )

cj2017: (Rizzoli1)
2012-03-21 02:31 pm
Entry tags:

Fic - Monday (2/3) (Rizzoli & Isles)

Title: Monday

Author: [livejournal.com profile] cj2017               

Fandom: Rizzoli & Isles

Rating: R

Category: Established R/I with a bit of everything else (and the kitchen sink chucked in for good measure!)

Word Count: Just shy of 6,000. This section 2,700.

Notes: I got a bit of a plot-bunny in my head and this was the result. Keep an eye on the time-stamps to avoid any “WTF?” moments… ;-)

Thanks and love to [livejournal.com profile] feroxargentea  for, well just for everything really. Love also to [livejournal.com profile] laurel_hardy for making this sound less like it was written by a Brit. Any remaining mistakes are mine.

Cheers to everyone who took the time to leave feedback on the first part. Reading all of your comments made for an extremely entertaining nightshift :-)

Disclaimer: Don’t own a thing. Please don’t sue me.


Monday (2/3) )

cj2017: (Rizzoli1)
2012-03-21 02:31 pm
Entry tags:

Fic - Monday (2/3) (Rizzoli & Isles)

Title: Monday

Author: [livejournal.com profile] cj2017               

Fandom: Rizzoli & Isles

Rating: R

Category: Established R/I with a bit of everything else (and the kitchen sink chucked in for good measure!)

Word Count: Just shy of 6,000. This section 2,700.

Notes: I got a bit of a plot-bunny in my head and this was the result. Keep an eye on the time-stamps to avoid any “WTF?” moments… ;-)

Thanks and love to [livejournal.com profile] feroxargentea  for, well just for everything really. Love also to [livejournal.com profile] laurel_hardy for making this sound less like it was written by a Brit. Any remaining mistakes are mine.

Cheers to everyone who took the time to leave feedback on the first part. Reading all of your comments made for an extremely entertaining nightshift :-)

Disclaimer: Don’t own a thing. Please don’t sue me.


Monday (2/3) )

cj2017: (Rizzoli 3)
2012-03-19 12:18 pm
Entry tags:

Fic - Monday (1/3) (Rizzoli & Isles)

Title: Monday

Author: [livejournal.com profile] cj2017               

Fandom: Rizzoli & Isles

Rating: R

Category: Established R/I with a bit of everything else (and the kitchen sink chucked in for good measure!)

Word Count: Just shy of 6,000. This section a rather brief 1,300.

Notes: I got a bit of a plot-bunny in my head and this was the result. Keep an eye on the time-stamps to avoid any “WTF?” moments… ;-)

Thanks and love to [livejournal.com profile] feroxargentea for, well for everything really. Love also to [livejournal.com profile] laurel_hardy for making this sound less like it was written by a Brit. Any remaining mistakes are mine.

Disclaimer: Don’t own a thing. Please don’t sue me.


Monday (1/3) )

cj2017: (Rizzoli 3)
2012-03-19 12:18 pm
Entry tags:

Fic - Monday (1/3) (Rizzoli & Isles)

Title: Monday

Author: [livejournal.com profile] cj2017               

Fandom: Rizzoli & Isles

Rating: R

Category: Established R/I with a bit of everything else (and the kitchen sink chucked in for good measure!)

Word Count: Just shy of 6,000. This section a rather brief 1,300.

Notes: I got a bit of a plot-bunny in my head and this was the result. Keep an eye on the time-stamps to avoid any “WTF?” moments… ;-)

Thanks and love to [livejournal.com profile] feroxargentea for, well for everything really. Love also to [livejournal.com profile] laurel_hardy for making this sound less like it was written by a Brit. Any remaining mistakes are mine.

Disclaimer: Don’t own a thing. Please don’t sue me.


Monday (1/3) )

cj2017: (snowbound)
2012-01-27 11:29 am

I won a prize!

I found out this week that Snowbound has been awarded an Alice B Lavender Certificate for debut novel \o/ The Alice B committee are a group of largely anonymous avid readers of lesbian lit who annually present medals for career achievement, and certificates for outstanding debut novels. More info and a list of all the 2012 winners here

Huge thanks to all of you who've shown an interest in and supported Snowbound. Y'all are fabulous :-)
cj2017: (snowbound)
2012-01-27 11:29 am

I won a prize!

I found out this week that Snowbound has been awarded an Alice B Lavender Certificate for debut novel \o/ The Alice B committee are a group of largely anonymous avid readers of lesbian lit who annually present medals for career achievement, and certificates for outstanding debut novels. More info and a list of all the 2012 winners here

Huge thanks to all of you who've shown an interest in and supported Snowbound. Y'all are fabulous :-)
cj2017: (Rizzles)
2011-12-10 06:43 pm

Fic - Silent Night (Rizzoli & Isles)

Title: Silent Night

Author: 

[personal profile] cj2017  

 

Fandom: Rizzoli & Isles

Rating: PG

Category:  A bit of Christmas fluff (R/I)

 Word Count: About 3,000.

Notes: I wrote Christmas fic. Yep, surprised myself as well ;-) Set pre-season one and post-Hoyt. Huge thanks to 

[personal profile] feroxargentea for sterling beta work (as ever) and to laurel_hardy for spotting my budgie and replacing it with a parakeet! Hope everyone has a safe and peaceful festive season x

 

Feedback is always welcome.

Disclaimer: Don’t own a thing. Please don’t sue me.

 

 

 

cj2017: (snowbound)
2011-12-02 12:32 pm

Snowbound release update!

Apparently, this is quite a sneaky little book that I've written. Sneaky as in, released kinda sooner than I'd expected! So, for anyone who might be interested in picking up a copy of Snowbound:

Bold Strokes Books now have it in stock (e-books here). They also have the first ten pages or so up as a preview so you can see what you're letting yourself in for.

Amazon have upped their release date to... well, now! Although they're saying it might take an extra couple of days to process (this one was a surprise because they had it listed as 20 December originally, so thanks[livejournal.com profile] laurel_hardy for the heads up!)

I really hope that anyone who does buy it, enjoys it. It's been a fabulous year getting it to this point and I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the people on here who've been such good cheerleaders. A big thank you to one and all :-)


cj2017: (snowbound)
2011-12-02 12:32 pm

Snowbound release update!

Apparently, this is quite a sneaky little book that I've written. Sneaky as in, released kinda sooner than I'd expected! So, for anyone who might be interested in picking up a copy of Snowbound:

Bold Strokes Books now have it in stock (e-books here). They also have the first ten pages or so up as a preview so you can see what you're letting yourself in for.

Amazon have upped their release date to... well, now! Although they're saying it might take an extra couple of days to process (this one was a surprise because they had it listed as 20 December originally, so thanks[livejournal.com profile] laurel_hardy for the heads up!)

I really hope that anyone who does buy it, enjoys it. It's been a fabulous year getting it to this point and I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the people on here who've been such good cheerleaders. A big thank you to one and all :-)


cj2017: (Sarah Lund 2)
2011-11-19 03:23 pm

It's that time of the year again...

... Daft fandom birthday cake time!

Genuis at work... )
cj2017: (Sarah Lund 2)
2011-11-19 03:23 pm

It's that time of the year again...

... Daft fandom birthday cake time!

Genuis at work... )
cj2017: (snowbound)
2011-10-18 10:00 am

Done and Dusted...(and bacon butties!)

I think that's it.

Over the weekend I sent my approval of Snowbound's front and back cover PDF (bar code included - check all those numbers!) and I reckon the whole thing is probably on its way to the printers by now. 

Despite an editing deadline that gave me a good few sleepless nights, I actually got the rewrites finished in good time. Apparently I'm quite disciplined at writing under the cosh. Strangely - having been warned about the trauma of receiving your beloved manuscript from your editor covered in red pen - I really enjoyed the process. It might have been something to do with the fact that everything I'd been worried about (the characters, the dialogue, the plot, the English setting, the number of times my characters say 'bollocks'**) escaped completely unscathed and the majority of the changes were instead related to point of view and my tendency to use a lot of words that ended in 'ing'. I also got to write a few new scenes which was easier than I would ever have thought (this is a novel that's been about four years in the writing) and quite lovely to do. I'd forgotten how much I loved these characters until I started to write them again. The novel went back slightly longer and a lot better than the version I'd originally submitted. So happy days :-) Now all I need to do is fidget nervously until December 12th...

I was going to write an English to American translation guide for the carihunter lj, but I think most Americans are aware that we talk funny over here and have mobile phones as opposed to cell phones. Going through the novel looking for words that might make you go "huh?" I was instead struck by just how much food there is in the bloody thing (I spent the editing process permanently hungry!). So I decided to write a bit of a Snowbound menu. At some point I will probably stop writing daft stuff for the blog and maybe get permission to put up an excerpt or something but for now you have a guide to bacon butties and rice pudding...


**I think that would be twice *g*
cj2017: (snowbound)
2011-10-18 10:00 am

Done and Dusted...(and bacon butties!)

I think that's it.

Over the weekend I sent my approval of Snowbound's front and back cover PDF (bar code included - check all those numbers!) and I reckon the whole thing is probably on its way to the printers by now. 

Despite an editing deadline that gave me a good few sleepless nights, I actually got the rewrites finished in good time. Apparently I'm quite disciplined at writing under the cosh. Strangely - having been warned about the trauma of receiving your beloved manuscript from your editor covered in red pen - I really enjoyed the process. It might have been something to do with the fact that everything I'd been worried about (the characters, the dialogue, the plot, the English setting, the number of times my characters say 'bollocks'**) escaped completely unscathed and the majority of the changes were instead related to point of view and my tendency to use a lot of words that ended in 'ing'. I also got to write a few new scenes which was easier than I would ever have thought (this is a novel that's been about four years in the writing) and quite lovely to do. I'd forgotten how much I loved these characters until I started to write them again. The novel went back slightly longer and a lot better than the version I'd originally submitted. So happy days :-) Now all I need to do is fidget nervously until December 12th...

I was going to write an English to American translation guide for the carihunter lj, but I think most Americans are aware that we talk funny over here and have mobile phones as opposed to cell phones. Going through the novel looking for words that might make you go "huh?" I was instead struck by just how much food there is in the bloody thing (I spent the editing process permanently hungry!). So I decided to write a bit of a Snowbound menu. At some point I will probably stop writing daft stuff for the blog and maybe get permission to put up an excerpt or something but for now you have a guide to bacon butties and rice pudding...


**I think that would be twice *g*