Friday, July 30, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
I got my contributor copy of Alison's Wonderland yesterday, and I'm already blown away by it. I can't wait to finish reading the rest of the great stories. Also, Orgasmic and Skater Boys are now available for purchase. Check them out, they are all available through my Amazon store!!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
That is why I was so perplexed when my mother told me she found a box of my things in a closet at her place. It was a room I lived in for only a few months, mostly during breaks from college, after my brother packed up his giant water bed and left home. The box contained many treasures that I thought were lost forever. Things that I have searched high and low for, thing I assumed had gone to the great cosmic never-never land where odd socks and lost car keys live. But, they were tucked neatly away, with my name scrawled on the top of the box. Of course, the top of the box was covered with years of junk. It's the circle of life, I suppose.
I was delighted to rediscover old concert ticket stubs, pictures, pins, my first drivers license and my most favorite, a list of reasons I loved my then-boyfriend-now-husband. It is an adorable list, and one I am so glad didn't go the way of the dodo. I'm still sifting through the detritus of my past, and loving every minute of it. I also revisited my prom dress. Size 6, and I thought I was a cow. Hell, I would kill to be that fat today. I did look fucking fierce in that dress.
There is a light at the end of the work tunnel, and I'm running towards it. Maybe some Man Candy motivation would help. Ah, yes. . . that did the trick.
Friday, July 16, 2010
In the meantime, check out my chat with Lux Zakari about the wonderful Dirtyville/Kinkyville collection and my story, Today's Special. Find the interview here and take a moment to check out the rest of the wonderful interviews with some of the other fine contributors. I have had such a great response to my story and to the whole collection, I'm so excited that the love has continued.
Back to work, if the fates will allow it.
My interview with Alison Tyler about After the Happily Ever After, my contribution to Alison's Wonderland is also up today!! Yea!! Check it out right here and comment for a chance to win a fabulous prize.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I'm onto my next project, which has me knee deep in research, character development and trying to piece together a coherent story line. While I was taking a break from all that, I stumbled across this nice mention of my story in the Dirtyville collection, Today's Special, on Dorla Moorehouse's blog. Check out the whole review here. The collection(s) are edited by the fabulous Sommer Marsden, and available at a number of e-locations.
Also, the cover art for my upcoming novella can be seen right HERE!! I'm super-excited about this project and I'll keep you posted on all the details as I get them.
Right, back to work. . . . Where did I put that inspiration?
Thursday, July 1, 2010
But, getting started again when the plaster came off was more difficult that I imagined. I limped for damn near a month, my ankle swelled and ached for even longer. My energy was completely gone and the thought of exercise was the last thing I could bear. So, the weight began to creep back on, little by little. Recently, when I stepped on the scale and saw that the number was way too close to my 2006 starting point. I panicked, but didn't really start doing anything about it until a few days ago, when I began to reassess my eating habits and strapped on the walking shoes again.
Hating my body isn't a new thing for me, far from it. And, even though I know I'm not alone in feeling bad/indifferent/unhappy about my body, reading this article by Rachel Kramer Bussel really hammered home the idea that my negative feelings about how I look are all too common. I take great pleasure in my body; sometimes. I think I need to remember those moments a little more often and stop focusing on my every flaw. Hating myself has never gotten me anything, except more depressed.I know it is going to be difficult to get healthy again, but cutting myself some slack might be a great place to start.
Now . . . for the good news I had mentioned yesterday. My last project, my first novella attempt, was accepted by Amber Allure and is going to be published in August!!! *dances in circles* The 22nd, to be exact. I'll keep you posted on all the details as I get them, but I'm so excited about this project, I just had to share. I need to sit down, all that dancing has made me dizzy.