Thursday, January 18, 2007

Just what the doctor ordered...

A brilliant post on writing and joy here , although I found the link to it on Dayle's journal (see my sidebar if you're not already reading her, and if you're not, what's your problem, people?)

Life's been slow here, fighting a bug that won't die, but I got another story drafted. It was about half done and appeared stalled, but yesterday evening, about the time I should have been dragging my sorry sick ass to bed, it bit me and I wrote 1500 words and finished it.

Of course by that time my body was exhausted but my brain was AWAKE DAMMIT, so I was jarred from sleep at 4 a.m. with a mostly formed plot for an erotic paranormal novella. I probably should have leaped out of bed and started writing, since I was convinced I had the characters' voices and everything, and in the cold light of day (and I do mean cold, my friends-it's finally winter) I've just got the bare outline of a plot. But considering how many projects I've got in the cue already, it's probably just as well I didn't let myself get sucked into another one immediately.

I promise a real, thoughtful update sometime. Then I keep promising that and not following through, don't I?

Monday, January 08, 2007

Fetish Flea Reading...

Come visit the world where I sometimes play, and hear me and several other fabulous women read their erotic work at the Fetish Fair Fleamarket, to be held in Danvers, MA the weekend of Jan. 26-28. The reading is on Sunday the 28th at 11:30. Hear some great erotica. Buy something to spice up your private life or tiptoe into a workshop on some intriguing subject. Learn just how great some people look in leather and vinyl--and how appalling others do.

Seriously, the Fetish Fair Fleamarket is a great community event. For one, it's about sex, and kinky sex at that. What's not to like? It's also raises money for an organization called La Red (, which works to end domestic violence within the lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, and for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, which, as an erotica writer and a person who isn't exactly Ms. White Picket Fence (although I wouldn't mind a white picket fence to surround my garden) is a cause I definitely support. So use me as an excuse and check it out.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

random bites of writing-related info

Interested in reading a whole group of articulate, interesting women writing about writing about sex and love? Check out the new Cheek/BL group author blog,

There's a great review of Cat Scratch Fever up on this site. Here's hoping it drives many readers to bookstores.

I may be doing a reading at the Boston Fetish Fair Fleamarket the last weekend of this month--details to come.

Today's work included correcting proofs on two stories for an upcoming Black Lace anthology, one mine and one Sophie's and finishing up the draft of Chapter 4 of Out of the Frying Pan. Tomorrow will be another anthology story, and, I hope, some dull but necessary planning and office-cleaning. My office has become a bit of a shambles, and the desk is buried.

And cleaning the desk has become more important now that I once again have a cat who likes to drape on the desk while I work. Not only do I need to make space for this large beast; I also have to clean fur out of the keyboard.