Monday, October 02, 2006

Where are the Kissy Bits?

Sorry everybody.
I know you probably all think I've given up on the podcasting world, but fear not!
I'm trying hard to get everything set up and recording again.
After losing all my recordings from the conference, it took me longer than I liked to regroup. But I'm still here!
Despite broken hand, broken iPod and general brokeness, I promise you, the Kissy Bits will be back.

in the meantime, why don't you tell me what you'd like to see in upcoming shows?


At 7:30 am, Blogger Robin L. said...

I'm so glad to know you'll be back. I was in Kissy Bits withdrawl. I loved your podcast on the heroine!

I'd really like to hear something about how to maintain tension without driving the reader crazy. It seems like the big goal with romance, or romantic elements. :)


At 1:02 pm, Blogger Lisa said...

You broke you hand? Oh my goodness. That really sucks. I hope things will start going your way sooner rather than later.

At 9:15 am, Anonymous Amanda said...

Glad you're back! I really missed the Kissy Bits. Sorry you've been having such a rough time of it lately. :( I hope your hand feels better soon.

Show ideas...well, I like Robin's idea about maintaining tension and pacing. That sounds like it could be an interesting subject. :)

At 11:54 am, Anonymous Merrie Haskell said...

I'd love it if you could share your thoughts on "love at first sight." It's a phenomenon relied upon a lot in romance novels, and it drives me up a wall, for a variety of reasons. First, I'm a pragmatic, soulless sort of romantic, and I like to get to know a person before falling in love with them. Second, my anthropology training suggests it's all about pheremones and good health assessment and figuring genetic viability in a glance, and that bugs me, too--I want more depth than that, dammit!

I find when I write romance that I have to get it all straight in my mind and have a very solid reason for an early attraction, and then start layering in reasons for early conclusions to be born out. But disturbingly, not every romance writer takes the time, and keeps it all very superficial.

Anyway. Your thoughts would be much appreciated.

At 3:13 am, Blogger Victoria said...

Hi Kiki, I'm saying a prayer for your hand (though I suppose it's a bit odd to pray for someone's iPod). I hope you're up and about soon.

I just wanted to say I've downloaded all your podcasts and am about 2/3 of the way through. Great stuff! I do hope you keep going. Are you really going to podcast your novel? I can't wait to hear it, if you are.

Anyway, best wishes!

At 6:54 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wounder if you would be so kind as to talk a bit about developing. I'm the kind of person who likes romance, but I don't read books where it's the point of the whole story. And in many stories where the romance isn't the point I feel that the romance is a bit underdeveloped.

I remember reading an essay about Buffy the Vampire Slayer where the other talk (or wrote) about the four stages of love. I know the first was about attraction and the third was infatuation. And please give us one of you wonderful examples of "show, don't tell" here. You "Laura felt aroused" example is brilliant.

Thanks, L-M.


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