Weird human skill, writing more than one story & finding author community (Video Q&A)

I did a New Year’s Q&A video here’s some of the stuff I talked about and links to answers.

I didn’t bother to re-watch so if I forgot anything do let me know?

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The cozy book we talked about was Klune’s House on the Cerulean Sea

The House in the Cerulean Sea

The blog post I directed you to for more cozy book suggestions is here.

Lovely-Odd Questions I Answered

  • What other country would I live in?
  • What I drink when I am not drinking tea?
  • Do I have any weird talents like folding your tongue in a taco? (I demonstrate one skill.)
  • What are the only 3 foods I really will not eat? (Otherwise I genuinely with try anything.)
  • What weird human foods does my cat, Lilliput, like to eat?
  • As an archaeological ceramicist am I also a potter? Here’s a tiny photo of one of my old pieces (sorry it’s all I got).

Author Questions I Answered

  • Do I ever work on more than one story at a time?
  • Some Bridgerton thoughts as a consumer of romance books versus historical adaptations versus author perspective.
  • Which one of my books am I most proud of?
  • Has any audience reaction to a book release ever surprised me?
  • How to find and developed a writer-community + suggestions for those in very rural areas.
  • Following up on a NaNoWriMo project. What is the next step after finishing a draft? What did I learn about my process? Any advice?
  • Any / how much research into ASD / aspie did I do for Percy’s romance?


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2 Responses

  1. Dee Anne said:

    I hope this it isn’t rude to make a comment on a previous post (it’s maybe locked because it’s older? I couldn’t comment there.) I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the BL recs and for the treasure trove of that comment thread. You are helping me make it through pandemic lock down, and if you are still into this genre…I’d love to know what you think of recent eps/shows.

    1. Gail Carriger Post author said:

      For some reason WordPress stopped allowing comments on that post, I think there are just too many. And yeah, I’m still deep in the genre and I have a ton to recommend that have happened since then. Here are some quick picks:

      Cherry Magic (Japanese BL short series) https://irozuku.org/fansub/tag/cherry-magic/ I loved it. Made me so happy. So light and fluffy and sweet and mushy but also cheeky and self referential, plus it had ace representation!
      Restart After Come Back Home (beautiful Japanese movie) https://www.ichihachisubs.com/restart-after-come-back-home Visually stunning and mostly about family, reconciliation, and finding out who you are and where you belong in the world, but also has a sweet little romance.
      Tonhon Chonlatee (about to end, classic Thai BL) it’s a bit slap happy and trope overburdened but it has GREAT representation of queer friends and found family; He’s Coming to Me (older but rereleased) I talked about this in my newsletter it is a WONDERFUl paranormal romance series; Still 2gether (the follow up to 2gether that I thought was slightly better than the original) all from Thai studio GMMTV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/gmmtv/videos
      Oxygen the series, also one YouTube (SO GOOD) one of my favorites from the end of last year, quiet and low angst and a bit stiff but weirdly comforting.
      Ingredients the series, has a happy for now ending and is technically a long running advertisement for Central Retail (supermarket chain) but the leads have wonderful chemistry, very slow burn friends to lovers, and Jeff (the musician character, Win) is actually a wonderful singer.
      Wish You: Your Melody In My Heart from Korea which is now on Netflix as a movie called Wish You. It’s a bit insta-love but the pining lead is really good at pining and being all nervous and sweet about it and the score is decent.
      Also on Netflix the charming Pinoy series, Gameboys. I enjoyed this a lot, not enough to do a full rewatch but it’s gotten some well deserved accolades.

      There are some new ones airing right now that are really knocking my socks off, like Color Rush, but they are much harder to get hold of and not ended yet so I am not certain they will end happily or not. I can’t say enough good things about Color Rush, it’s truly brilliant. I’m also watching and enjoying: We Best Love: No. 1 For You out of Taiwan, which I am pretty sure will end in a cliff hanger; and You Are Ma Boy (Vietnamese with terrible subs but it’s a stroppy cafe boy meets pop idol and I kinda can’t help but love it, just started, on Youtube).

      So yeah, there it is. Still watching, still obsessed.

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