Dear Author is doing a book giveaway in August and one of the freebies up to be won today is my book, 'Hourglass'.
Full details in the post here
I have a fondness for Hourglass. It's the story of a producer who brings two actors back to make a movie of a cancelled 90s TV show called Hourglass. I added snippets of script from the TV show at the start of each chapter, or articles about the show, so there are three stories going on within the book; the TV series plot, the movie plot and the story of the two actors rekindling their romance.
And really, Steve and Rob, the fictional characters played by Ash and Lee, are as real as the actors because take one step back and look; the actors are characters in a book.
It was a little different for an m/m romance in that the two actors weren't the only POVs in the book; the story has a few chapters from the (straight) producer's POV and I stand by that because Ben is Cupid, Ben is the catalyst. He brought Lee and Ash together in the first place and he's reuniting them now. He's vital.
And Samantha, his daughter, is us. The fans. Because if Hourglass is anything it's a homage to fandom.
I spent the day the last episode of Angel aired in tears. Floods of them. I called the TV station to complain, voice choked with more tears, when they cut the special Grr-Argh from the final episode of Buffy to go to a commercial.
I put all the intensity I feel about shows I love into this book.
This is one of the chapter headings that I wrote pretty much as me with maybe the tip of my tongue in my cheek ;-)OMGOMGOMG!! They've cancelled it! Hourglass has been cancelled!! I can't -- I'm just gutted. I'm crying here, srsly. I don't know why, the article said something about contractual issues and timeslots and I JUST DON'T CARE!!
We've got to do something. We've got to get them to change their minds. Spread the word on all the lists you can. I'm going to start a petition and find out who to send it to.
I'm just -- no more Steve? No more Rob? EVER? Two more episodes left? And they've already been filmed so God knows where they left it or if we'll ever see them hug the way we've been waiting for.
I just can't deal with this right now.
I mean, I was just at the con last month and there was NOTHING, you know? I got a photo with both of the guys and they were joking around like everything was FINE. Ash even remembered me from the year before and asked after my cat!!!
I'm supposed to be posting another chapter of 'Sands of Time' and I know you guys want to know if Steve finally gets a clue about how Rob feels after what happened with the pie and it was going to get really steamy, I swear, but after this I just can't write a word. Totally blocked.
Why did they cancel it? WHY?
[Post made on a Yahoo list 'Hourglasses and Egg Timers' in April 2000]