Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Grimm stories for girls

Anyone keeping an eye on the Red Grow the Roses wordcounter this month will have noticed it wasn't moving. This wasn't entirely due to Black-Lace-malaise (or me gadding about on holiday). I have been doing some other work. I've written and subbed a story to Kristina Wright's upcoming anthology Fairy Tale Lust - details here if you want to try for it yourself: you've got until 15th August.

(Damn. Have I jinxed myself by letting on which antho I'm trying to get into?)

In the process of writing I also discovered a LOVELY site: Artsy Craftsy, which is full of Golden Age fairy story illustrations, some familiar and some unknown to me. How can I not be inspired to write by pictures like this:


Or this?

Anyway, yesterday I started again, to my great relief and delight, on Red Grow the Roses. Like my vampires, it cannot be stopped by a mere mortal wound.

10 comments:

Nikki Magennis said...

Wow, I love those paintings, Janine. So instantly evocative, aren't they?

- Glad to hear you're still working on Red grow the roses!

Charlotte Stein aka The Mighty Viper said...

As though you could jinx yourself! You'll get in, no probs.

And so, so relieved to hear you're back to writing RGTR! I was terrified just reading that you had stopped writing it for other things, etc.

Please don't stop. And then hurry up and sell it somewhere so I can read it.

Justine Elyot said...

Hurrah for the roses still growing!

Janine Ashbless said...

Gosh. Thanks guys.
:-)

You're all writing too, aren't you? I mean, we don't just stop, do we? What else are we good for?

(Okay, some people - like Nikki and Kristina - are good for being parents. But not me. Oh no, not me.)

Nikki Magennis said...

I am! slowly - but at least there are words appearing on the page.

Charlotte Stein aka The Mighty Viper said...

I've just finished a novella that I'm sending tonight. There's no stopping any of us!

Justine Elyot said...

Writing is happening...though whether anyone but me will ever read it is a moot point...

Don't care, though, cos I'm enjoying it & that's the main thing.

neve black said...

Good for you! Go, go, go!! Don't ever stop. :-)

Chris said...

I hope that mortal wounds aren't enough to stop any of you. That's a beautiful turn of phrase Janine.

Janine Ashbless said...

Go us! Go go smutwriters!
:-)