Part nine of Lois’s translation of 24/7 into Chinese is now up on the Translations page. Many thanks to her :-).
I’m busy working on my new original character novel. It’s been slow because of my work situation being so crazy all year, but that’s not a reflection on the story, which I’m loving, and I am making steady progress. It’s currently 54,000 words long but will be about three times that by the time I’m done, I suspect. I think you’ll like this one, because of Reasons *g*. I want to do teasers, and extracts, and summaries, and announce the title and characters etc, but I think I should get a bit further along before I do that.
However, I have found a gorgeously sexy picture which is very inspiring and captures some of the emotion in my new novel, so I’m posting that below ;-).
I love that the ‘toppy’ one is in a suit, but undone around the edges. I love that he’s barefoot, showing some vulnerability, and yet is still strong and powerful. I love that he has strong, capable hands. I love the position of supplication the kneeling man is in – and that he’s half naked. I love the shape of his spine and the muscles in his arms and of course that cheeky hint of bum! I love that he’s wearing combat pants! That is such an interesting contrast to the suit; it doesn’t look as if these two exist in the same world – their clothing is so different. One is very corporate or maybe evening dressy, the other either military or just very casual. And the kneeling man is also barefoot, which connects them, makes them more equal, both of them vulnerable in their own way, but in different ways. I also like that we can’t see their faces so we can have our own fantasies about who they are and what they are to each other.al need I see there, and the sense that they desperately need each other. There’s a hint of control and domination, combined with submission and worship. Both men are strong, and yet there is a sense of need coming from them both. It could be read that the standing man is either helping the other up, fulfilling his need, or keeping him down. It could be that the standing man is desperate or the one with the power, or it could be that the kneeling one has the power and is using it to manipulate the other. It works on many levels! It also really chimes with the characters in my new novel, so I was blown away by it when I first saw it. It’s on my desktop now, as wallpaper, to inspire me *g*.
I love that that their pose can be read in many ways. I see the kneeling man looking to the other in supplication, and the other wanting to raise him up, and take care of him, and fuck him, and dominate him too. I love the mutu