October 22nd, 2008

Tony Stark--Anteaters

I'm a bad person.

All I could think about while watching "Restoration," which is this sad, sweeping dramatic romance, was "Wow, Robert is pretty in this!" Boy, howdy, am I shallow.


That's not why I'm posting. At two-thirty in the morning.

I'm posting because...

Drumroll, please...

I just broke 42,500 words in the not!kkbb/im story--by 17 words. Which puts me over the halfway mark to my goal of 85,000 words. This also cracks my weekly writing goal. Anything more than this is gravy until Sunday.

Tony Stark--Anteaters

Oh my god, I love these characters.

Really, I do. They've just been through this horrific ordeal, and they're engaging in witty banter. This is probably so they don't run screaming down the street, but still.

Here, have a snippet, because I like to share:

Ben came over from the front of the truck and squatted on his heels at the opening. His eyes had turned yellow. He wasn't angry, Megan could smell that much, but he was...determined. "I wouldn't hurt Megan, Alex. Or any of you. Under any circumstances."

"Why not? Also, the eye color isn't helping your case."

"Sorry." Ben closed his eyes for a moment, and when he opened them they were back to their normal blue. "You're pack. And pack looks out for each other. Simple as that. Also, Megan's alpha around here, and I'd never try to challenge that in a million years."

"Megan's alpha?" Alex looked offended. "What about me?"

Ben snorted. "She runs your life, man. You couldn't function without her telling you when to actually eat."

"I sign her paychecks!"

"A machine signs my paychecks," Megan pointed out.

"Well...I signed the machine that signs your paychecks."

"You just go on thinking that," Ben said as Megan climbed into the truck and stood beside him. "See? Alpha."

For those of you who have been playing at home, Alex=not!Tony, Megan=not!Pepper, and Ben=not!Harry.

And now, they think this is over and they can relax. ALL of them think that, including my bad guy. There will, of course, be ordinary fallout that will happen to their relationships as a result of this. So they'll be winding down and dealing with that and...


Because I'm evil. I'll probably give them...two days? To think they're back on what passes for an even keel.
Tony Stark--Anteaters


I've hit my "middle of the book" mini-climax.

Now I have to figure out how to wind it down (without being boring) before I wind it back up again.

I suppose the characters are going to have to deal with the interpersonal fallout of what's happened to them. Not!Harry and not!Harmony, especially, are going to have to come to terms with a new dynamic between them.

They'll just be relaxing when...WHAM. I'm going to hit them again. Because I'm mean like that.

In other news, I'm holding, in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers, the new book "Blood Lite: An Anthology of Humorous Horror," which just came out today and has a Harry Dresden story in it that had me dissolving in fits of giggles the entire way through. Complete and utter screwball comedy. It also boasts a story from the handsome and talented ericjamesstone, which you can read the beginning of here. But the Dresden story alone was worth the cover price.

I also stopped by Wally World and picked up a couple more Iron Man t-shirts, because, hey, you can never have too many of those, and at $7 apiece you can't beat the price with a stick. I think I might have one for every day of the week now...

Obsessed fangirl? Moi?

In other other news, we're heading out to San Diego tomorrow for a couple of days of fun in the sun. Seeing as we didn't actually do anything this summer except WorldCon, which wasn't exactly together, we thought maybe we should. Weather looks gorgeous. We're planning on coming back Saturday evening, so it's just a short trip. Should be fun, and getting away usually knocks something loose, writing-wise, for me.