Archive for February, 2012

Poll – of curiosity

Posted in Morningstar, Uncategorized with tags , , on February 29, 2012 by darcytown

Really, I’m curious.  And just slightly bored this afternoon.

Daystar available on the Kindle

Posted in Book Information, Book News, Lucifer, Morningstar with tags , , , on February 27, 2012 by darcytown

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007DZYNQ2

 

Woo!

Daystar Hook – Synopsis – Thing

Posted in Book Information, Book News, Morningstar with tags , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2012 by darcytown

Here’s my totally amazing finalized Daystar synopsis I hate writing these things…

With renewed energy and bolstered powers, the Fallen prepare to square off against the invading hosts of Heaven. Unlikely alliances and new weapons will change the tide of the realm-spanning battle as Lucifer and Dahlia attempt to reclaim the powers they lost and the roles they were destined to fulfill.

Humanity will be brought to the brink of extinction. Monsters and angels will be born. Brother will fight brother. Friends will die, and vengeance will be paid in blood.

Hell will descend onto Earth as the Heavenly conflict unravels the foundation of our universe and snuffs out every star in the sky.

…But it’s totally a happy ending.

😛 And yeah, still doing Kindle review stuffs, but so far so good (no blue text ftw!)

Race-crack season is almost here!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on February 23, 2012 by darcytown

Confession: I’m a Formula 1 addict – going on 7 to 8 years of fandom.

The season starts March 16th in Australia.  Less than a month away!  So awesome!  Many happies!

Here’s a terribly old picture of me in front of my fav team’s car  (For the record, I love some other teams too, but McLaren is the team I started with and it’s the team that I’ll probably stick with – plus Jenson Button is awesome!  linkies: http://www.jensonbutton.com/)

Yep...that's me a few years ago, totally dorking out for a car

Good kitty news!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 16, 2012 by darcytown

My cat has been suffering from sinus issues for the last year that have been eating away at her skull.  She went in today for surgery to remove the mass of bleck from her face (it’s my birthday, but it’s the quickest she could be seen).

Got good news from the surgeon, whatever the nasty stuff was (still running tests) it didn’t reach her brain!

Best birthday present ever.  :3

I have shaved off so much stress I didn’t even know I had.

Now I can go have a nice drink and unwind.

-Darcy

Hesper the Patient Kitty

Hesper the Patient Kitty

According to WordPress it’s my birthday

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 15, 2012 by darcytown

…In England.

As if I need more excuses to start celebrating early.

Yay 27!  Where’s my cake?

-Darcy

Created a Goodreads Q&A

Posted in Author, Book Information, Book News, Morningstar, Uncategorized, Wastes of Space with tags , , , , , on February 15, 2012 by darcytown

You can ask me anything as long as it is related to my books/writing/characters/etc .

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/64247.Q_A_with_Darcy_Town

I’m taking a very broad view on this, so basically it’s a Q&A for everything.

This is a test, so I shall see how it goes 🙂

-Darcy

Musing about my writing style

Posted in Author, Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 13, 2012 by darcytown

I write my books without a lot of time gaps between scenes (minutes to hours between each scene, or things are happening simultaneously).  With only maybe 2 exceptions, all of my books cover a 3-10 day period each.  My Wastes series for example covers somewhere around 1.5 to 2 months of real time in 7 books.

What this means for my writing is that I have a lot of shit that goes down in quick succession.  What that also means is that people need to sleep, eat, use the bathroom, and shower.  Nothing bothers me more than a show/book that does not include that stuff if it is trying to be close to real time.  Seriously…people go to the bathroom, they need to stop for a snack (or at least a coffee).  Not everyone is a Jack Bauer super man.   A whole cast of that would be laughably unrealistic.

I understand that some people might find reading about that sort of thing (real life stuffs) boring, but I have to stay as true as I can to what real people do.  And if one of my characters likes his naps, he’s going to nap the hell out of some afternoons.   And perhaps that also touches on character-driven vs plot-driven.  My books are not plot-driven.  They never will be.  If Paimon thinks it’s a great idea to play SNES Mario Kart in the middle of an afternoon while Belial and Berith are having a battle to the death with some angels…he’s going to do that.  Because that is the kind of guy he is.  And if Whitney thinks the best use of her time is to dance during the final battle between good and evil…she’s totally going to get on the floor and do the worm.

So I have scenes that some might consider less than important, something that should be edited out, not included, stripped away.  But I can honestly say I have a reason for each scene that I write.  If in doubt, it’s to build something about a character or set up a plot arc.  Something that might not seem terribly important until book 2 or 3 (or in the case of the Wastes series…books 6 and 7).   I also write in Easter Eggs – that’s something hidden in plain sight, something that on a second read through gets a laugh or an #%@&!!! as a reader realizes they were just given the hint that would explain a mystery down the road.  Or the scenes are just plain fan service.  There isn’t anything wrong with fan service by the way.  I love it in things I read/watch.  If I love a character I want more, I don’t care if it’s them standing around babbling.

I guess either you like the characters and you read and enjoy what they’re in…or you want the ball to get rolling full-throttle and not stop.  I have to wait to do the latter because once I go full-throttle on a plot line I don’t stop.  Wasted (book 7) is so far 14 hours of action, at around 250,000 words (and it’s not done), because once shit starts going down, it really goes down.  No one gets to sleep then.  But to expect that to be each book in the series?  Nope, not going to happen, never, nada, zip.  My characters get downtime between abuse love sessions.  😛

-Darcy

So they’re old demons…

Posted in Author, Book Information, Lucifer, Morningstar with tags , , , , , on February 13, 2012 by darcytown

And they have to act what…old? evil? or speak in heavy prose?

I got a review questioning my demons acting as they do, due to their age.  This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this (though the other one was for ancient gods in a different series).

Why do people assume that ancient entities have to act like serious Machiavellian douche-bags that take everything seriously.  Do you hit a certain age, say century 5, and suddenly you’re a fucktard stodgy bastard?  Or you’re depressed because…why?  Or you don’t want to party anymore because…what liquor stopped working, sex drive suddenly vanished, you can no longer enjoy getting high or driving a fast car?

I hope to be seriously having a good time when I’m old.   Why can’t my demons?  Must they all go through crippling mid-life turmoil and bemoan their meaningless existences.  Newsflash, they enjoy their meaningless existences very much.  😉

This critique baffles me.

Also…language.  Language evolves and people change the way they talk (especially nowadays).  You don’t hear your grandparents speaking like they did when they were 15 because they’ve changed with the times.  So yeah, my demons, ancient gods, immortal fairies, etc are going to be up with the current lingo unless they’ve been frozen or put in a box for centuries.  Exception being Lucifer but he’s got his reasons for talking like a robot.

I know this probably won’t be the last time I see…”I don’t understand why they’re acting this way, they’re centuries old…”

But a girl can hope  🙂

Rant off.

-Darcy

Finished my Daystar Cover

Posted in Book News, Covers, Lucifer, Morningstar with tags , , on February 2, 2012 by darcytown

waiting on next proof copy to show up in the mail…

Bright and glowy, I think it’s the best cover of the three (but I’m a fan of contrast and bright colors!)