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Pages from a Virgin's Diary, Collected Works of Eugie

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Trying not to dwell on death and dying, and what comes in the mail? Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary a la Netflix.

However, it was damn fine escapism. I love ballet. I started dancing when I was three. Some of my earliest memories are of being on stage, dancing in The Nutcracker ballet at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. I've always loved dance as the truest, most visceral expression of beauty, power, and grace.

Before Matthew and I moved here, we went to see the Atlanta Ballet perform Dracula. It was incredible. I didn't think a movie version of the ballet could compare to the live experience. I was wrong. Pages from a Virgin's Diary is seductive and mesmerizing. I loved it.



Writing Stuff:

Received a story to synopsize from Nathan Barker of Scrybe Press. In his email, he mentioned being interested in doing a limited edition "Best of Eugie" collection late next year, or maybe early 2006, and was I interested.

Was I interested? Squeee!

So then I suggested something I've been dwelling on for a while now, which is compiling my fairy tales for adults into a single volume. I've got enough of them for a novel-length compilation. Currently, about half of them are sold and in various stages of publication, and the other half are making the rounds. So early 2006 sounds just about right to take into account the looong lead times.

Nathan's vision was to do 50-100 limited edition, hand bound hardcovers, released simultaneously with an open edition trade paperback. This project is still in the "wouldn't it be cool" stages. We haven't discussed money matters (like my advance) or anything like that, but I'm totally jazzed.

So instead of generating word count, I created a spreadsheet of my fairy tales for adults, started dwelling upon chapter order, and brain stormed title ideas.
I'm feeling:
excited excited
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On July 18th, 2004 07:05 am (UTC), naamah_darling commented:
That would totally rock! Harcover 'ho that I am, I would grab a limited edition as soon as it came out (assuming that I am not in some form of dire financial stress).

Keep us posted on the progress. I think that sounds incredibly cool.
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On July 18th, 2004 07:30 am (UTC), kafkonia commented:
That is so very coo!
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On July 18th, 2004 08:00 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Congrats!
Re: limited edition.
Wow! That's great news. Keep us posted.

joela.blogspot.com
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On July 18th, 2004 08:00 am (UTC), faerie_writer commented:
Very exciting!! Keep us posted!

~Maggie :)
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On July 18th, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC), coronalrain commented:
i love that ballet
i have seen dracula performed by a couple of different companies in the past few years. in fact the director that i used to teach for was one of the three brides in a version done by a local company. is such an amazing ballet to see. though i must say firebird is my favorite
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On July 18th, 2004 07:25 pm (UTC), dionycheaus commented:
that is really really cool. I want one! You must tell us all about how to order, at the appropriate time.
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On July 18th, 2004 09:54 pm (UTC), mouseferatu commented:
"In his email, he mentioned being interested in doing a limited edition "Best of Eugie" collection late next year, or maybe early 2006, and was I interested."

What? Only one volume?!?!

;-)

Seriously, mondo congrats. And need I add, "Lob!!"? :-D
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