Thursday, August 30, 2012

YouTube link added.

You can now browse my YouTube profile (left sidebar). It's an insight into my madness with an astoundingly random mix of music and videos. I really don't care for YouTube in general, but it's really the easiest way to collect songs.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Next chapter is coming soon.

Hopefully within the next couple of days, I should have Chapter 5 up. *crosses fingers*

Possibilities...Yes, I think I have it!

Whilst scouring my catalog of photos from those waiting to go up on tumblr (it's pathetic that I have a "waiting for tumblr" folder on my hard drive), I came across these pictures of a model named Thad. He's a different type than "He Who Must Not Be Named," but I was struck that this is closer to my descriptions of Abe from early drafts of Exposure Time: more of a physical match for Tork; he's old enough; sweet but not na├»ve; has a short temper (in other words: a true grandson of Gladiola Tenor).

To avoid a spoiler, I'll also say that he has enough muscle to make his future career choice believable.

The best part, is that I already have permission from the photographer, Jeff Slater, to use his photographs! Go Karma!! Coincidentally, "Thad" is the name of a vampire in my novel. Weird.

Please let me know what you think. I like him more and more the longer I stare.

 
 
"Thad" by Jeff Slater
 
images © Jeff Slater
no reproduction without permission from the artist
 
  
 
 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Okay, Chapter 3 is fixed.

All set. It's actually the correct chapter now.

GAH! Chapter 3 isn't right!!

Chapter 3 of Remember Him for some reason is the same as Chapter 2. I'm fixing it, don't worry.

Photo Find!

Once again, I've chosen a shot by Bell Soto. So intense! I'm still trying to find the publication and date. If anyone knows, let me know!

 
Jonas Kesseler by Bell Soto

image is © Bell Soto
no reproduction without permission from the artist

 
 

Reading, reading, reading...

All of you bloggers have such good stories out right now! I can't find enough time to read everything. On top of that, I'm reading Walking Marina by D.R. Hildebrand. This book is incredible! I'll write more when I can! School's back in session, so shuttling children has begun. Oy ve.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Side bar is fixed!!!

Finally!

After a day of being so frustrated that even my children left me alone, the jumbled web of HTML has parted like the Red Sea in front of Moses. The clouds have cleared and beams of sunlight create a golden halo around my head.

Unfortunately, Pharaoh is coming...

Tomorrow morning, I must drive my chariot to Pennsylvania with my parents, both of my children and my 8-year-old, stuttering nephew.

Not only does the drive promise to be terrifyingly horrendous, I will be thrust into the midst of my uncles, who are some of the most narrow-minded (dare I say bigoted?) lot of "Good 'Ole Boys" this side of the Mason-Dixon line.

[This is not a slur against you southerners who might read this, but since you're reading this, I doubt you'd take it as such.]

Therefore, I will be MIA until at least Tuesday, unless of course, I'm forced to commit murder (is there a proper word for uncle-cide?). I'm bringing my laptop and Kindle, though. I need some sort of escape.

Wish me luck!

Side Bar images

I'm working on the image links on the right. They work, but the formatting is screwy. Sorry.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Trepidation...

The most nerve-racking thing about requesting permission? It's giving my blog address with the inquiries, knowing that these very famous photographers and models might (if so inclined) read Exposure Time and laugh their asses off!

It's about a male model and a photographer. In other words, a recipe for complete embarrassment.

More Photos!

Thanks to Scott Hoover and Rick Day for their images on the right side bar! So good to have Tork's picture back up! Still working on Abe...

The Return of Photo Finds!

UPDATE: Keeping up with Photo Finds has just become too much, so I'm shutting it down. I'm posting a lot on tumblr now, and if I come across an image there that I'd like you all to check out, I'll post a link.

If you'd like to check out all of my pics, then go to: mensfashionarchive.tumblr.com

I finally mucked up the courage to email several photographers and models, asking permission to post their images (being the shy person that I am, this was a monumental achievement). I am ecstatic that so many have returned my inquiries and have given the go ahead.

Case in point: I just received an email from Bell Soto. Take the time to visit Bell's site. You'll be blown away. I can now post his phenomenal shot of Dan Felton, so enjoy (as if I really have to say that). As before, I'll archive all Photo Finds on tumblr to you can ogle to your heart's content.

Thanks Bell!!!


Dan Felton by Bell Soto “Kingdom” | Visual Tales Magazine (2010)

image is © Bell Soto
no reproduction without permission from the artist





Monday, August 20, 2012

RH Update

Just finishing up editing chapter 4 of Remember Him. Fingers crossed, it should be up tomorrow.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Remember Him coming soon!

I'm working on chapter four, and hope to have it up by the beginning of next week.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Exposure Time is back up!

After several near-misses, a broken coffee cup and a few tears, I've finally reformatted Exposure Time and have it up and running. There is now a table of contents that will take you to each chapter, instead of scrolling.

If, for some reason, the pages don't work, will you please email me?? Thanks!

Exposure Time reformat

Exposure Time pages may not work temporarily while I reformat the pages. Sorry for the inconvenience. They should be working again shortly.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Delays on posting...

Sorry that it's been so long for the next chapter of RH. It's coming up shortly, and--barring any more bizarre circumstances that are becoming the norm around my house--I will have it up by Thursday. Thanks for the patience.
VW