July 31st, 2007
The Edits Are Here

Man, that was fast. I wish my regular mail came as quickly as this package from Canada. I guess you guys know what I’ll be doing for the next several days. (wg)

Right now I’m trying to decide whether to go to my local RWA meeting tonight. I haven’t been in a very long time. I know that I’ll have a good time if I go. It’s just working up the energy to sit in traffic for an hour. Never fun.

I do have an odd-ball question for you guys. What book have you wanted to read, but it hasn’t been written yet?

16 comments to “The Edits Are Here”

  1. An alternate Regency where the ladies sat in parliment, were the rakes, and went to their clubs to smoke cigars and the gentlemen went around visiting for gossip, sipped tea all day, and planned the parties. 🙂

  2. That’s been written. Dara Joy, Ritual of Proof. *ggg* I could list the books I want to read that haven’t been written, but that would be my whole To Be Written lineup.

  3. Too funny, Charli! I want a book set in an alternate world, where women rule and men drool…Oh, sorry, I meant, where women have multiple husbands. I’m not looking for a romance, erotic or otherwise. I want an exploration into how things would work.

  4. Christina, Charli is right. Dara Joy wrote that book and did a good job. 🙂 You need to pick it up.

  5. Charli, LOL! Good point. 😉

  6. May, I’m sure it’s been done. Maybe someone out there reading this blog will be able to come up with a title for us. 🙂

  7. Have fun editing! 🙂 I’d like to read more books with alternate history. Like Dara Joy’s “Ritual of Proof.” That’s a good example. 🙂

  8. May, Jean M. Auel’s Earth’s Children novels have polygamous and polyandrous relationships in them. Likewise “A Home at the End of the World” by Michael Cunnigham, which features a polyandrous relationship.

    Edmund Cooper wrote a SF novel titled “Five to Twelve” back in the 70’s that I thought was quite interesting. The title described the ratio of men to women in a future version of our world. The men were hunted, though, if I remember correctly, and the women had same-sex relationships while reproducing through cloning. The protagonist was a male whose genes had mutated and could only father boys, not girls (and I’m really stretching the boundaries of my memories on this one.)

    The book I’d like to read that has yet to be written would be an epic fantasy set in a Byzantine world that does not involve magic, orcs, dragons, witches, demons, Tolkien- or Herbert-knockoffs, or any of the usual nonsense. Kushiel’s Dart came close, but no cigar.

  9. What book have you wanted to read, but it hasn’t been written yet?

    Well, I’m just writing some of these. *grin*

    Other, I’d like me some good steampunk. And exotic urban/paranormal stuff, with a setting in Rome or Memphis for a change. But please, well researched. 😉

  10. Charli,

    Thanks for the heads up I will definitely look for it. 🙂

  11. I wish you well with the editing. As to your question, after reading the other comments, I think I’ll plead the Fifth. It’s kind of funny when you see romance books herald take charge guys with women swooning in their arms on the covers; but the fantasy is the opposite? Huh?? 🙂 Seriously, if you want to read about a real life woman in a man’s world who won the respect of male leaders, Margaret Thatcher is the woman. I always go back to the quote concerning her philosophy on personal attacks:

    “I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”

    Or, I might add, any other argument. 🙂

  12. Thanks Tempest! I’m actually surprised that someone hasn’t written one already.

  13. Lynn, That sci-fi book sounds interesting. I’m sure that someone will come up with the fantasy you’re looking for. 🙂

  14. Gabriele, *g*. My dh would love the steampunk book, too. 😉

  15. Gabriele, I think the exotic locations are coming.

  16. Bernard, Thank you. Everyone is pleading the fifth. *ggg* Great quote by Thatcher. 🙂 And very true.