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I'm at that awkward place where there is what I should be doing... and my brain is saying nuh uh. I finished Tulip, but the beta and I think it might need another scene, and then the way it was constructed means it needs a second half from a different POV. But then I think all the other story ideas I have floating around and I want to do them all and also none of them. Those writer feels. Winter Prince? This vague sex chat/Cinderella ish story? The rake and the lamb?--which involves neither a true rake or a true lamb and miiiight take place in the same universe as the dancer story I was compelled to do a month ago.

Did I tell people about that? I randomly had this MIGHTY NEED to write about a somewhat broken, not as fragile as he seems Chico (that's a Portuguese Chico, not a Spanish one) and a flirty dance teacher. So that happened. And Dreamspinner decided they liked it. So it's working title was Dancing Lessons and it's novella length, and should be coming out next year. January, I think?

Yay! Even if I don't really know where that story came from. (I'll find out later. I always do. The stories are in better touch with my emotions than I am)

In the meantime, The Firebird and Other Stories, the book of Beings shorts is out in September, I believe. Maybe late August, but I don't think so. The editing is done. Waiting on the cover (dying) and the final inspection. I've been debating doing a playlist or something for it, but many of the music/playlist services, um, suck, so I don't know. I just wanna talk about itttt and I can't yet. It's agony I tell you.

And then um, someone asked about Zoe, from Little Wolf. Over on tumblr I get questions sometimes about Charlie and Will, or Wicklow and Rhoades, or Amelia and Pilar (or Louis and Amelia, or Louis and Amelia and Pilar), but not Zoe. And it was funny, because my beta and I were just talking about Zoe meeting her mate. And the resulting discussion on tumblr about the lack of lady werewolves, plus a general agreement that Zoe is adorable, gave me thoughts.

So, since LJ doesn't allow long story posts anymore, I had to go the AO3 route, for now anyway...I wrote a story about Zoe meeting her mate. (It probably needs a thorough edit, but for now I am tired and pleased with myself for finishing it.)

A Mate of One's Own

Behold! There be f/f ahead!

I really do need to make a timeline or something for all the Beings. Because it takes so long for them get published after I write them that I always assume people have all the background on things when you don't. Like, um, there is some debate within the werewolf world that perhaps their commonly held beliefs about matings are incorrect. But I suppose you have to meet Diego for that.

That's a theme in the Beings stories anyway, I suppose. Poor confused babies. I just want all the little stories of them. All the arrogant, unthinking fairies and grumpity dragons and amnesiac werewolves and reluctant seers and trolls so fucking in love with you, Flor, how do you not see how in love with you he is aaahhhhh.

But getting me to focus on any of that right now? Poo.

Date: 2015-07-30 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pir8fancier.livejournal.com
LJ is limiting word count again? What's the limit?

Date: 2015-07-31 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] r-cooper.livejournal.com
I have no idea, but I tried to post three snippets like a month ago, and it barely let me post one. So a few thousand words I'm guessing.

Date: 2015-07-31 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] r-cooper.livejournal.com
I should add that I don't have a paid account. Maybe those don't.

Date: 2015-08-26 03:46 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hello!
I am a huge fan of the Beings universe, and particularly of the dragons. I love the fairies and the wolves, but you wrote more about them than about dragons. I would likely sell a few body parts for another story about Arthur and Bertie, or possibly about Zeru. He seemed interesting, and we never heard from him again. He didn't get Bertie's taste, maybe he should find his own Being-bait! Teach him a lesson...
Anyway, huge fan, please keep writing this series!

Date: 2015-08-28 06:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] r-cooper.livejournal.com
I love dragons! More dragons will appear, although when and in what order are up to my brain (and real life commitments, sadly). I have been giggling about a grumpity dragon wooing his neighbor with trash. So that might happen in the future, in addition to a few other things.

more f/f, please

Date: 2016-04-07 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I love your writing so much, and I'm grateful that you shared this story. So lovely. Can I make a request??? Would you please, please, please consider writing more f/f love stories. I don't understand the lack of good f/f stories out there. Please use your wonderful voice to give us some good, juicy, emotionally honest f/f stories.
Thanks for all you write!
Shannon

Re: more f/f, please

Date: 2016-04-08 06:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] r-cooper.livejournal.com
Thank you for reading! And for writing!

I would love to do more f/f. It's a little difficult though, with my schedule and the m/m stories I need to get done (plus the day job). But I've been thinking lately of branching out into less traditional m/m stories and more genre stuff with all that attached, so f/f would definitely be a possibility if that happens.

In the meantime, there is always my tumblr, and people sometimes daring me to do stuff/prompting me. :):)

Re: more f/f, please

Date: 2016-04-09 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] r-cooper.livejournal.com
Also, you will be pleased to know that this comment has inspired a discussion and a Femslash Friday moment on my tumblr. :)

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