Author Archives: Cylithria Dubois
Hoppity Hop I’ve been Blog Hopped.
Writer Jason Cantrell from Writing Possibilities was sweet and tagged me quite some time ago in this blog hop and finally I am getting to it! (Sorry it took so long Jason. You’re a true sweetheart for waiting and not flogging me.)
What is the working title of your book?
Well, uh which one? At this time I am currently working on two novels by me, and one being ghostwritten. Obviously I can’t speak to the ghostwritten one, so I should pick one of my manuscripts. Perhaps the most intriguing to me is called “The Malediction”
Where did the idea come from for your book?
Two sources, real life and Twitter. I have a stalker and have had one for ten plus years. In dealing with this stalker, I was on Twitter and posed a question asking my friends what they thought would happen if a woman being stalked suddenly gave herself to the stalker. Twitter responded with great enthusiasm, and The Malediction was born.
What genre does your book fall under?
Dark Suspense/Thriller I would suspect? That could change, who knows.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Seriously? You’re asking ME? Queen of “I have never owned a TV and don’t watch movies, videos, You Tube, Hulu, Netflitz” or any other thing like that? If I had to pick from the movies I have seen, Jack Skelenton and Nemo……. (NO, even *I* would not pick them….although it does give a new thought to “Finding Nemo” fish stalking…..)
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
He wants to consume her soul, she wants the fear to end; trapped in a curse of psychological terror, reality is unleashed upon them both.
(I totally just wrote that right now hahahahahahahahahhahahaha I suck!)
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It was pitched by my editor (the concept) and has interest? So who knows really. You know me, I write to get the stories out. I worry about publication later. Who knows maybe I’ll sell it ghost?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
two weeks. two hellacious weeks of the scariest fucking dreams ever that kept me awake until their story was told. Damn….. it was creepy. Is creepy. Creepy S.O.B.’s
What other books would I compare this story too within your genre?
I wouldn’t and won’t. When writers start owning their work, and stop trying to say “My book is similar to this book meets that book,” writers might also stop thinking they suck since they always compare their work to books they think better then their own. I’m not setting myself up that way. This book is compared to itself or compared to none. You choose.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
While I won’t state the legal name of my Stalker, I will state my thoughts regarding how to deal with Sir StalksAlot inspired this. No more, no less.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I designed the cover and did the artwork myself.
Well Jason, it took me long enough to give you this lackluster set of responses, but I finally did get it done. I believe I will come back after my doctor’s appointment today and add people I’ll tag to this post, but for now…… I hopped. 🙂 Do I get a reward???
NaNoEdMo is coming folks and as it’s Community Liaison I am going to be busy this week getting our new forums ready to go. Hope to see you there!
Thank you Jason!
Cylithria – the eensybeensyspider
It’s furry beavers & fuzzy nipple clamps until someone blows a coconut!
Honest, that title is true! You can be zipping along at the warp speed of life and suddenly – ya’ blow a coconut and it all comes screeching to a terrifying halt.
No Shit, there I was!
The story of what happened; what took me down to the point of near death, and utterly devastated the end of November and begining of December for me is so epic…… It involves real pigs in a pig transport trailer, a Texas Pig Farmer and one trip to Board Game Heaven – and later Hospitals, Doctors, Nurses and the CDC!
Maybe someday I’ll tell that story.
For today, you get this:
Life, It’s all furry beavers & fuzzy nipple clamps until somebody blows a coconut!
Public Service Announcement from your ever “No Shit There I Was” eensybeensyspider!
epicly weakened w00t,
PS: Serial Novel being published starting in 2013. Why yes, it is!
Taking a Moment for Me….
It’s been crazy busy lately. I’m not complaining, crazy busy comes with November and NaNoWriMo! I love it, I truly do! But tonight as I sat here working, I realized how much I’d adore just taking a moment for me. Isn’t that a luscious thought?
Ha ha ha, is it sad that even as I sit typing these words, being selfish enough to blog despite the fact I don’t have time to, and despite the fact I should not be wasting words on something that doesn’t grow my NaNoWriMo Word Count or increase and better hone the current manuscript I am ghostwriting; that I feel guilty?
Ugh what a sentence I just wrote…… eek. < shaking head >
Anyway, I wanted to come post this photo I took of some colored pens I adore and keep out just to see their colorfulness, and which are covered in dust because life has been too busy for me to dust them. The photo sort of symbolizes a lot for me during the past year. Life has led me literally through ever color there is in life, and most times I was covered in grimey dust as it led me down those paths of color.
Crazy, but true.
I’d tell you all about it, but shit you not, you wouldn’t believe me. Suffice to say, I’ve learned a lot. More then I ever felt capable of learning and accepting. Now I begin each day with an intrepid step forward simply because I must. Soon I’ll share some things, once I am able to tap that wellspring of emotion I rarely show to the outside world. For now though I’ll just be a colorfully dusty eensybeensyspider, one who tries but can’t quite visualize what precisely I’d do if I had a moment for me.