Feb

21

2009

sex, books and lemonade

Filed under: about me, courses, free book, friends, One Night Stand

What a nice day. It’s sunny, for one thing. It was sunny yesterday, too, and Fecklet and I visited the crocuses in the park (I said hello, but Fecklet had to touch every one). It feels like it hasn’t been sunny in ages, but maybe that’s because I’ve been holed up in here with my 56+ cups of tea, revising.

For another, I’m spending this afternoon at Datchet library, talking about writing sex scenes. I’ve done this workshop quite a bit, all over the UK and in the USA too, and once (frighteningly) on television. But I haven’t done it for about a year now, so last night I went through and rejigged everything to update it a bit, and include some more words to describe penises. It should be lots of fun. (I’m doing this particular sex scene seminar in memory of Dee’s sister, Daphnee.)

der glucksunfallI’ve had lots of little snippets of good news. Like a box full of my German book, Der Glรผcksunfall (One Night Stand). It’s lovely and pink, a nice chunky mass-market paperback, and as always it’s fun to speculate about the translation, but I’ve got six of them and I can’t actually read them. If you read German and would like a copy, send me an email.

I won a copy of After the Fall at Cat Marsters/Kate Johnson’s blog for relating my humiliating Valentine’s Day story. Nice one.

Rachael Johns has given me a “When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade” Award. I guess this means I’m optimistic or something. Anyway, I never turn down lemonade and its sweet-tart goodness, and apparently I have to give it to ten other people too. Hence, some people who habitually make things sweeter:
lemonade
Rach ๐Ÿ™‚
Candace
Janet Gover
Kris Starr
Biddy Coady
Jan Jones
Anna Louise Lucia
Anna Adams
Mary Beth Lee
Donna Alward (Who, you know, I named a foul-mouthed male character after in Girl from Mars. Just so you know, Donna.)

You don’t have to pass it on if you don’t want to, but you can.

Now I’m off to talk about sex.


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  1. Wish I was going to your talk about sex! EVerything you say always makes so much sense to me. Have fun anyway….

  2. Gosh, thanks, Julie. Lemonade, eh? I shall go away and think about how to turn it into a blog entry. Hope you enjoyed your afternoon of sex.

  3. Thanks for the award! I saw a drink special for a lemonade martini today… too bad it was lunch time. It’s not now though… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Gosh I make lemonade!! Kewl!! I hope the sex talk went well.

  5. Rachael, I’m very glad I make sense to somebody!

    The sex talk went very well. We had a real laugh, the time flew, and the library people were great. Librarians are some of my favourite people I think.

    Jan, just don’t cook cod in the lemonade! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Rachel, it is always time for a lemonade martini.

    Biddy, you are a very lemonadey person.

  6. LOL at those penis euphemisms! Shame my WiP is a Sweet, don’t think I’ll get the chance to use any of them, but I sure had a good giggle thinking about it.

  7. I make lemonade? And apparently swear like a sailor.

    Cool.

    I didn’t know that Julie! I am thrilled and maybe the tiniest bit apprehensive….

  8. Julie, I love your German cover. Beautiful! And thanks for the excellent award! How kind of you.

    Wish I could have seen your talk. Are you doing any workshops at National this year?

  9. Mulberry, what you want to do is put the euphemisms in there, referring to something else, so that nobody except you gets the joke. Then you can giggle and nobody will know why. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Donna, you will see it soon…

    Alas, Anna, I didn’t get around to proposing anything this year after I proposed four last year and had them all rejected. Maybe one year I’ll hit upon an appealing enough topic. I’ll see you there, though! And thanks for the nice words about my German cover. It is such a treat seeing the different ones all over the world, I often can’t quite believe it’s happening.

  10. Aren’t you the lovely one, Miz Jules?

    Thanks for the virtual hug. ๐Ÿ™‚ It definitely hit the spot.

  11. hh.. love it..



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